Patents Assigned to Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9669606
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include elastomeric films with a basis weight of about 40 gsm or less or about 25 gsm or less. Other embodiments include elastomeric laminates comprising the elastomeric film bonded to one or more substrates (such as nonwoven fabrics). Methods of making the elastomeric films and elastomeric laminates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, David G. Bland, Leopoldo V. Cancio
  • Patent number: 9572724
    Abstract: A wetness indicating polymeric film and method of making the film is provided. The method includes feeding a polymer film into a flexographic printing apparatus; printing at least one wetness indicator ink onto a first side of the perforated polymer; and perforating the polymer film by forming a plurality of apertures or enlarged micropores that extend from the first side to the second side. The apertures or enlarged micropores permit a sufficient quantity of an aqueous liquid to pass from the second side through the perforated polymer film to the first side. Upon contact, the aqueous liquid reacts with the wetness indicator ink to cause a color change visible by an unaided human eye. In an absorbent article including the inventive film as a backsheet, the total amount of liquid that passes through the backsheet is negligible and the barrier properties of the backsheet as a whole are not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Jerry Ford
  • Patent number: 9492332
    Abstract: Breathable, thermoplastic films, laminates, and methods of making films having a basis weight less than or equal to 15 gsm and a water vapor transmission rate of at least about 500 grams H2O/24-hour/m2, wherein the film has a ratio of the MD load at break to the CD load at break of less than about 10, and at least one of a machine-direction notched Elmendorf tear strength of at least about 5 g or a machine-direction notched trapezoidal tear strength of at least about 15 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Leopoldo V. Cancio, Frank Eschenbacher, Jerry Ford
  • Patent number: 9476146
    Abstract: IR-emitting or reflecting polymer fibers are formed by blending a high concentration of IR-emitting or reflecting particles with a thermoplastic polymer and meltblowing fibers which have an average diameter of 20 ? or less. The meltblowing process allows for inclusion of a high concentration of the IR-emitting or reflecting particles, yet allows fibers to be formed. These can be formed into a soft, air-permeable, nonwoven web. The fibers can be monocomponent or bicomponent or multicomponent and can be textured or shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Carol Blaney, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Gregory K. Jones
  • Publication number: 20160168345
    Abstract: Improving processability of homogeneous extrusion blown elastomeric films by compatibilizing impact polystyrene in an effective amount with olefin elastomers and styrenic block copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Eschenbacher, Leopoldo V. Cancio
  • Patent number: 9327477
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include elastomeric films with a basis weight of about 40 gsm or less or about 25 gsm or less. Other embodiments include elastomeric laminates comprising the elastomeric film bonded to one or more substrates (such as nonwoven fabrics). Methods of the making the elastomeric films and elastomeric laminates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, David G. Bland, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Jean-Philippe Marie Autran
  • Publication number: 20140271754
    Abstract: Polymeric fibers and films that incorporate IR-emitting materials are disclosed. These fibers and films can be loaded with higher concentrations of IR-emitting materials than was previously thought possible. The IR emissivity of the resulting polymeric materials can be enhanced by increasing the surface area of these fibers and films. Laminates of the fibers or films with other substrate layers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol Blaney, Gregory K. Jones, David G. Bland
  • Publication number: 20140272356
    Abstract: Elastomeric films and laminates comprising one or more biodegradable and/or sustainable polymers are disclosed. The biodegradable and/or sustainable polymers can be added to the elastomeric film at concentrations up to about 40%, while the film still retains acceptable elastomeric properties. Methods of making elastomeric films or laminates comprising one or more biodegradable and/or sustainable polymers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Frank He, Linda Lin, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Pai-Chuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20140272357
    Abstract: Polymer films comprising blends of biodegradable and/or sustainable polymer are disclosed. These films significantly reduce the amount of petroleum-based polymer in the film, while providing cost savings, processing ease and properties desired by consumers. Polymer films comprising blends of biodegradable and/or sustainable polymers that are microporous and breathable are also disclosed. The polymer films of the present invention may also be laminated to other substrates, such as nonwoven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Frank He, Linda Lin, Leopoldo V. Cancio, Pai-Chuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20140255658
    Abstract: A thin elastomeric laminate can be made by bonding two bilaminate precursors. The bilaminate precursors are made from a thin elastomeric film laminated to a thin nonwoven fabric. Two layers of bilaminate precursor are then bonded such that the free film faces of both precursors are facing one another. The resulting laminates exhibit good robustness and resist the formation of activation pinholes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Clopay Plastics Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, Jean Philippe Marie Autran, Janet Neton, David G. Bland
  • Publication number: 20140242360
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include elastomeric films with a basis weight of about 40 gsm or less or about 25 gsm or less. Other embodiments include elastomeric laminates comprising the elastomeric film bonded to one or more substrates (such as nonwoven fabrics). Methods of making the elastomeric films and elastomeric laminates are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Clopay Plastics Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, David G. Bland, Leopoldo V. Cancio
  • Patent number: 8283029
    Abstract: Embodiments of a breathable multilayer microporous film comprise a first outer film layer, a second inner film layer, and a third outer film layer, wherein each film layer comprises at least one pore-forming filler and one thermoplastic polymer. Each film layer is rendered microporous and breathable by stretching each film layer having the pore-forming filler therein, wherein the first and third outer film layers have first and third maximum pore sizes, respectively, and the second inner film layer has a second maximum pore size different than the respective maximum pore sizes of the first and third outer film layers of the multilayer film. The multilayer microporous film passes ASTM F 1671-03 test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Jones, Larry Hughey McAmish, Pai-Chuan Wu, Kenneth L. Lilly, Christopher Aaron Shelley, Mark Andrew Wendorf
  • Publication number: 20120238162
    Abstract: An elastomeric laminate that does not require mechanical activation comprises an elastomeric polymer film layer bonded to one or more other substrate layers. The elastomeric film composition, physical properties of the substrate, and bonding conditions are selected and controlled to form an elastomeric laminate that is stretchable and recoverable without the use of excess material or post-lamination mechanical activation. The resulting elastomeric laminate may be manufactured on relatively simple high-speed equipment at lower cost and with improved physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, Jacqueline Courtney, David G. Bland, James Morrison, William P. Mahoney, Stephen L. Herrington, Daniel E. Pitts, Scott Etter, Daniel Steinmetz, Gregory T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8091310
    Abstract: Moisture-resistant materials comprise an open net-like fabric with strands of varying thicknesses and polymer film thereon. The material is both resistant to water penetration and also slip resistant under dry or wet conditions. The moisture-resistant materials are suitable for use in various applications including roofing underpayment, flashing, housewrap and other construction sheet-like materials. An optional second layer of fabric may be applied to the moisture-resistant material, for example, to improve the strength, tear resistance, and scuff resistance of the moisture-resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Jones, Nicole A. Gerwe, Christopher D. Faust, David G. Bland
  • Publication number: 20110250419
    Abstract: An elastomeric laminate that does not require mechanical activation comprises an elastomeric polymer film layer bonded to one or more other substrate layers. The elastomeric film composition, physical properties of the substrate, and bonding conditions are selected and controlled to form an elastomeric laminate that is stretchable and recoverable without the use of excess material or post-lamination mechanical activation. The resulting elastomeric laminate may be manufactured on relatively simple high-speed equipment at lower cost and with improved physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, Jacqueline Courtney, David G. Bland, James Morrison, William P. Mahoney, Stephen L. Herrington, Daniel E. Pitts, Scott Etter, Daniel Steinmetz, Gregory T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8007616
    Abstract: Breathable materials comprise a fabric layer and a polymer film layer thereon, the polymer film layer comprising a polymer composition and a filler, wherein the breathable material has undergone a physical manipulation to render the polymer film layer microporous such that the WVTR of the breathable material is greater than about 50 g/m2ยท24 hr, and wherein the breathable material has a first length dimension and a first width dimension before said physical manipulation and a second length dimension and a second width dimension after said physical manipulation, wherein the second length dimension is no more than about 2% greater than the first length dimension and the second width dimension is no more than about 2% greater than the first width dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Jones, David G. Bland, Thomas G. Mushaben, Nicole A. Gerwe
  • Patent number: 7879452
    Abstract: A nonblocking multilayer elastomeric-film comprises a first brittle polymer film layer bonded to a second elastomeric polymer film layer. The multilayer film is activatable to fracture the first brittle polymer layer and to render the multilayer film elastomeric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Iyad Muslet
  • Patent number: 7772137
    Abstract: Breathable materials comprise a low-elongation fabric layer and a microporous coating thereon. The microporous coating comprises a crystalline polymer composition and a filler. The materials are suitable for use in various applications including housewrap and other construction embodiments. Methods of making a breathable material comprise extrusion coating a low-elongation fabric layer with a composition comprising a crystalline polymer composition and a filler to form a coating on the low-elongation fabric layer, and incrementally stretching the coated nonwoven layer to render the coating microporous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory K. Jones
  • Patent number: 7740469
    Abstract: Thermoplastic films and laminates are made by extrusion and stretching using differential speed rollers employing a short stretching gap of no more than one inch immediately after the extruded film product is formed. The method and apparatus control the thickness of the stretched film and impart desirable mechanical properties thereto such as film products with a high modulus for handling and suitable tensile for softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Leopoldo V. Cancio, Thomas G. Mushaben, Robert M. Mortellite, Pai-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 7674733
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a breathable, incrementally stretched elastic composite material comprises an inner elastomeric film extrusion-laminated to an outer nonwoven web at each film surface. The inner elastomeric film has a random pattern of incremental stretch-formed macroholes therein and is substantially free of pore-forming filler. In another embodiment, a breathable, incrementally stretched elastic composite material comprises an elastomeric film extrusion-laminated to a nonwoven web at one or both of the film surfaces. The elastomeric film has a random pattern of incremental stretch-formed macroholes therein and is substantially free of pore-forming filler. Methods of manufacturing the composite materials comprise extrusion laminating and incremental stretching. Garments and disposable articles are formed at least in part from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Pai-Chuan Wu, Dale Eugene Robinson, Richard Arnold Bradford