Cloth-like, liquid-impervious, breathable composite barrier fabric

Publication Date

Patent Number

US6037281A

Abstract

Polypropylene fibers and devices that include a fatty acid monoglyceride added to the polypropylene as a melt additive are described. A hydrophilic enhancer material can be advantageously added to the polypropylene as a melt additive to enhance the hydrophilicity of the fibers and devices. An antimicrobial enhancer material can be added to the fibers to enhance the antimicrobial activity. <IMAGE>

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