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Number: 28/283
Name: Textiles: manufacturing > Thread finishing > Surface modification of running length > Tow opening or spreading > By fluid
Description: Method or apparatus wherein the opening or spreading of the tow is assisted or effected by a gaseous or liquid stream which causes the individual component, continuous filaments to separate and move apart to effect flattening and widening of the tow.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8623248 Methods for producing nonwoven materials from continuous tow bands Jan. 7, 2014
7832068 Method of producing a spread multi-filament bundle and an apparatus used in the same Nov. 16, 2010
7571524 Method of producing a spread multi-filament bundle and an apparatus used in the same Aug. 11, 2009
7181817 Method and apparatus for making an absorbent composite Feb. 27, 2007
6983520 Method and apparatus for making an absorbent composite Jan. 10, 2006
6836939 Method and device for producing a textile web by spreading tows Jan. 4, 2005
6684468 Microfiber structure Feb. 3, 2004
6543106 Apparatus, method and system for air opening of textile tow and opened textile tow web produced thereby Apr. 8, 2003
6263882 Method of and apparatus for making filter mouthpieces for rod-shaped articles of the tobacco processing industry Jul. 24, 2001
6253431 Air opening jet apparatus Jul. 3, 2001
6032342 Multi-filament split-yarn sheet and method and device for the manufacture thereof Mar. 7, 2000
5446952 Pneumatic induction fiber spreader with lateral venturi restrictors Sep. 5, 1995
5445693 Method of producing a formable composite material Aug. 29, 1995
5340609 Applying fluid additive to fibrous material Aug. 23, 1994
5282779 Air jet for producing filter plug for cigarette Feb. 1, 1994
5182839 Apparatus and method for commingling continuous multifilament yarns Feb. 2, 1993
5102690 Method coating fibers with particles by fluidization in a gas Apr. 7, 1992
5060351 Process and apparatus for blowing continuous filament tow Oct. 29, 1991
5042122 Method and system for spreading a tow of fibers Aug. 27, 1991
5008992 Method of producing a bulked composite yarn Apr. 23, 1991
5003677 Method and apparatus for processing a textured yarn Apr. 2, 1991
4850301 Apparatus for applying liquid additives to a continuous, multifilament tow Jul. 25, 1989
4818318 Method of forming composite fiber blends Apr. 4, 1989
4803762 Method for splicing lengths of fiber tow Feb. 14, 1989
4799985 Method of forming composite fiber blends and molding same Jan. 24, 1989
4637104 Apparatus for spreading out a plurality of filaments Jan. 20, 1987
4522616 Method and apparatus for forming cigarette filter rods Jun. 11, 1985
4509452 Application of liquid additives to cigarette filter tow Apr. 9, 1985
4502195 Method for separating particulate materials from fibrous materials during start-up of texturizing process Mar. 5, 1985
4472886 System and method for venting cooling air from filaments Sep. 25, 1984
4472224 Opening of cigarette filter tow and jet therefore Sep. 18, 1984
4468845 Jet and bustle tow blooming apparatus for a tow blooming process Sep. 4, 1984
4435239 Pneumatic tow blooming process Mar. 6, 1984
4421584 Process for the production of sheet-like material comprising split fibers and apparatus therefor Dec. 20, 1983
4259769 Method and apparatus for banding tows of filamentary material Apr. 7, 1981
4179776 Method and apparatus for deregistering and processing an open synthetic tow into fiber-filled articles Dec. 25, 1979
3960645 Method and apparatus for the opening of tow Jun. 1, 1976
3952134 Continuous filament product Apr. 20, 1976

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