Stock material or miscellaneous articles – Coated or structually defined flake – particle – cell – strand,... – Rod – strand – filament or fiber
Edwards, N. (Department: 1774)
Stock material or miscellaneous articles
Coated or structually defined flake, particle, cell, strand,...
Rod, strand, filament or fiber
A method for the production of films/fibers of UHMWPE below 3 mils and preferably about 2 mils in thickness. The process involves calendering and/or drawing the materials of the prior art under careful tension control at a temperature above the melting point of the UHMWPE material. Before and after subsequent slitting, and/or fibrillation, UV resistance treatments, etc the thin films/fibers thus produced find use in such diverse applications as personal armor, dental floss, and sails for sail boats.
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Harding Kenneth C.
Weber, Jr. Charles Paul
Weedon Gene C.
Integrated Textile Systems, Inc.
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