06913823 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 8 patents.

A process for the preparation of water repellent acrylic fiber materials which includes (a) a first step in which the material is subjected to plasma treatment in the presence of a reactive gas or a mixture thereof with a noble gas; and (b) a second step in which the material obtained in step (a) is subjected to waterproofing by means of (i) traditional resin finish or (ii) with plasma generated in the presence of fluorinated compounds. The materials made of acrylic fiber obtained by the process have a waterproofing degree higher than 25 cm of water column and have a rigid appearance or good draping and softness depending on whether they have been water-proofed with treatment (i) or (ii). These materials may used in the preparation of covers or sun shields.

Title
Process for the preparation of water repellent materials made of acrylic fiber
Application Number
10/202655
Publication Number
6913823 (B2)
Application Date
July 25, 2002
Publication Date
July 5, 2005
Inventor
Serafina Pane
Catanzaro
IT
Raffaele Tedesco
Mestre-Venezia
IT
Mario Pinton
Marghera-Venezia
IT
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C
Assignee
Montefibre S p A
IT
IPC
D02G 003/00
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