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Dec. 13, 1966 w QRMAND 3, 290, 752 WOVEN COTTON-POLYESTER BLEND FABRICS HAVING RECOVERABLE STRETCH CHARACTERISTICS Filed March 26, 196:5
WOVEN FABRIC CONSISTING OF BLEND OF COTTON AND POLYESTER FIBER DESIZE FABRIC WET FABRIC WITH MERCERIZING SOLUTION 0E SODIUM HYDROXIDE SHRINK FABRIC IN FILLING DIRECTION BY ACTION 0}? MERCERIZING AGENT WHILE SUBSTANTIALLY UNTENSIONED IN FILLING DIRECTION BUT MAINTAINING TENSION IN WARPWISE DIRECTION WASH FABRIC WITH TENSION IN WARPWISE DIRECTION BUT WITHOUT TENSION INEILLLNG DIRECTION AND DRY WITHOUT STRETCHING IN FILLING DIRECTION IMPREGNATE FABRIC WITH A LIQUID MIXTURE OF FLUORESCENT DYE AND WETTING AGENT, AND DRY WHILE RESTRICTING SHRINKAGE IN FILLING DIRECT ION HEAT DRIED FABRIC TO SHRINKAND STABILIZE POLYESTER FIBERS OFFILLING YARNS WHILE MAINTAINING FABRIC UNDER TENSION IN WARPWISE DIRECTION BUT WITHOUT TENSION IN FILLING DIRECTION IMPREGNATE. FABRIC WITH LIQUID MIXTURE OF SOFTENER AND PIGMENT AND DRY WHILE CONTROLLING WIDTH SUBJECT FABRIC TO COMPRESSIVE SHRINKAGE OPERATION '10 CONTROL RESIDUAL SHRINKAGE INVENTOR HARRY W. ORMAND ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3, 290, 752 WOVEN COTTON-POLYESTER BLEND FABRICS HAVING RECOVERABLE STRETCH CHARAC- TERISTICS Harry W. Ormand, Upson County, Ga., assignor to Thomaston Cotton Mills, Thomaston, Ga., a corporation of Georgia Filed Mar. 26, 1963, Ser. No. 267, 932 5 Claims. (Cl. 28-74) This invention relates to woven fabrics comprising blends of cotton and synthetic fibers having recoverable stretch characteristics, and is particularly directed to the production of cotton-polyester blend fabrics woven from standard or normal twist yarns which have desirable stretch properties in the filling direction.
A primary object of the invention is to provide a simple but elfective process for manufacturing woven cottonpolyester blend fabrics whereby stabilized width stretch characteristics are embodied therein by a novelcombination of mechanical and chemical treating steps Without using stretch or textured yarns, and without requiring special machinery.
Another object is the provision of a new and economical method for producing fabrics woven of cotton and polyester fibers having high stretch and recovery properties in the filling direction wherein only standard or normal twist yarns are employed.
A further object is to produce woven cotton-synthetic blend fabrics of improved stretch characteristics which.
are especially well adapted for end use in the apparel field, for such items as shirts, pajamas, brassiere fabrics, outerwear, underwear, lounge wear, sportswear, foundation garments, shoes, bathing suits and coating for rainwear, and for such industrial end uses as the manufacture of vinyl, rubber, pyroxylin and polyurethane coated or laminated textile materials, where resiliency in one direction is-an important consumer quality.