07357971 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 191 patents.

The present invention pertains to carpet and methods of making carpet. In one aspect, the carpet includes (a) a primary backing which has a face and a back surface, (b) a plurality of fibers attached to the primary backing and extending from the face of the primary backing and exposed at the back surface of the primary backing, (c) an adhesive backing, (d) an optional secondary backing adjacent to the adhesive backing, and (e) at least one homogeneously branched ethylene polymer. The method includes extrusion coating at least one homogeneously branched ethylene polymer onto the back surface of a primary backing to provide an adhesive backing. The method can include additional steps or procedures, either separately or in various combinations. Additional steps and procedures include washing or scouring the primary backing and fibers prior to the extrusion step, and utilizing implosion agents. The preferred homogeneously branched ethylene polymer is a substantially linear ethylene polymer. The constructions and methods described herein are particularly suited for making tufted, broad-loom carpet having improved abrasion resistance.

Title
Homogenously branched ethylene polymer carpet backsizing compositions
Application Number
11/193277
Publication Number
7357971 (B2)
Application Date
July 29, 2005
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
Inventor
Robert R Turley
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Lichih R Peng
Fischer
IN, US
Osborne K McKinney
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Rexford A Maugans
Lake Jackson
TX, US
David C Kelley
Angleton
TX, US
James D Goins
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Charles F Diehl
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Joseph A Dibbern
Brazoria
TX, US
John O Bieser
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Needle & Rosenberg PC
Assignee
Columbia Insurance Company
NE, US
IPC
B32B 33/00
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