Thermoplastic article having textile fiber fabric embedded therein

  • US 5,958,539 A
  • Filed: 06/12/1998
  • Issued: 09/28/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A thermoplastic article having a fabric comprised of textile fibers embedded therein obtained by applying heat and pressure to a laminate comprising, in order, (1) an upper sheet material having a thickness of about 0.76 to 6.4 mm, (2) a fabric comprised of textile fibers selected from cotton, wool, silk, rayon, polyesters, synthetic polyamides, acrylic, modacrylic and cellulose acetate fibers, and (3) a lower sheet material having a thickness of about 0.76 to 6.4 mm;

  • wherein the upper and lower sheet materials are formed from a copolyester having an inherent viscosity of 0.5 to 1.2 dL/g, when measured at 25°

    C. using 0.50 grams of polymer per 100 mL of a solvent consisting of 60 weight percent phenol and 40 weight percent tetrachloroethane, comprising;

    (i) diacid residues consisting essentially of terephthalic acid residues; and

    (ii) diol residues consisting essentially of ethylene glycol residues and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues wherein the mole ratio of ethylene glycol residues;

    1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residues is about 10;

    90 to about 90;

    10.

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