Owens & Minor has been granted a patent for a spunbond non-woven fabric made from a polymer blend with specific melt flow rates and weight percentages. The fabric’s fibers have an average diameter of 30 microns or less. GlobalData’s report on Owens & Minor gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Owens & Minor, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Owens & Minor's grant share as of February 2024 was 67%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for spunbond non-woven fabric with specific polymer blend

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Owens & Minor Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11891736B2) discloses a spunbond non-woven fabric with unique properties. The fabric comprises a blend of at least one first polymer and at least one second polymer, with specific melt flow rates and weight percentages. The fibers in the fabric have an average diameter of less than or equal to 30 microns, providing a fine texture. Additionally, the fabric exhibits enhanced mechanical properties compared to traditional spunbond fabrics, including trap tear strength, strip tensile strength, puncture resistance, and grab tensile strength.

Furthermore, the patent describes the incorporation of the spunbond non-woven fabric into a multi-layered non-woven fabric structure, including a meltblown layer. The combination of layers enhances the overall performance of the fabric. The fibers in the fabric can also have a hollow structure, with a hollowness of up to 25% by volume, contributing to the lightweight and breathable nature of the fabric. Overall, the patented spunbond non-woven fabric offers a unique combination of properties, making it suitable for various applications where strength, durability, and fine texture are essential.

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