07407899 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 55 patents.

This invention relates to textile substrates to which a finishing treatment has been applied during the manufacturing process. Such a finishing treatment provides improved water and/or oil repellency and stain and soil resistance. The finishing treatment generally includes a repellent agent, a stain release agent, and a particulate component. Other compounds may be added to the treatment, such as stain-blocking agents, crosslinking agents, coupling agents, antimicrobial agents, and pH adjusting agents. The components of the finishing treatment are generally applied to the textile substrate using an application process that results in layered structures on the surface of the treated substrate, which has been found to greatly improve the durability of the treatment. Such treated textile substrates thus exhibit excellent stain and soil resistance and water and/or oil repellency properties.

Title
Textile substrates having layered finish structure for improving liquid repellency and stain release
Application Number
11/145389
Publication Number
7407899 (B2)
Application Date
June 3, 2005
Publication Date
August 5, 2008
Inventor
Simon X Zhang
Peachtree City
GA, US
Daike Wang
Duncan
SC, US
Yunzhang Wang
Duncan
SC, US
Agent
Brenda D Wentz
Terry T Moyer
Assignee
Milliken & Company
SC, US
IPC
B32B 5/02
B32B 27/04
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