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The present invention relates generally to substrates that exhibit useful, auto adaptable surface energy properties that depend on the environment of the substrate. Such surface energy properties provide relatively high advancing and receding contact angles for liquids when in contact with the target substrate surface. The substrates exhibit low surface energy quantities of at most about 20 millijoules per square meter (mJ/m2) at a temperature of about 25 degrees C. and a surface energy greater than about 20 mJ/m2 at, or with exposure to, a temperature of about 40 degrees C. More specifically, encompassed within the present invention are textile substrates having this highly desirable unique surface energy modification property and which exhibit wash durable oil and water repellency and stain release features. Novel compositions and formulations that impart such surface energy modifications to substrates are also encompassed within this invention, as well as methods for producing such treated substrates.

Title
Methods for imparting reversibly adaptable surface energy properties to target surfaces
Application Number
10/339840
Publication Number
6899923 (B2)
Application Date
January 10, 2003
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
Daniel T McBride
Chesnee
SC, US
Yunzhang Wang
Duncan
SC, US
Xinggao Fang
Duncan
SC, US
William C Kimbrell Jr
Spartanburg
SC, US
Agent
Brenda D Wentz
Terry T Moyer
Assignee
Milliken & Company
SC, US
IPC
B05D 003/02
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