1 is a schematic diagram of the production steps for making breathable barrier fabrics in accordance with the invention process 10. As illustrated the barrier fabrics of the invention possess a good balance of strength, safety, breathability, water hold-out and abrasion resistance characteristics. The formulation was applied to the web and produced a soft fabric having an FAP of 130 cu. The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 4, wherein said nonwoven fabric is a thermal bond, hydroentangled, chemical bond or spunbond fibrous web. A single application of 35 gsy of the formulation decreased the FAP to 7 cu.ft./sq. Example III shows the effect of clay content on the breathability of the resulting barrier fabric. Box 840, Valley Forge, Pa. 19482-0840, until 65 to 67 weight percent of clay was reached. All these compounds destabilized the clay dispersion. ft./sq. __________________________________________________________________________, TYPES OF NONWOVENS USED BOND FIBER DISTANCE LENGTH WEIGHT FAP NONWOVEN (mm) (inches) DENIER (gsy) (ft, EFFECT OF CLAY CONTENT ON BREATHABILITY CLAY CONTENT, PHR MVTR, gm/m, EFFECT OF SODIUM BICARBONATE ON THE MVTR % SODIUM BICARBONATE/ CLAY DISPERSION MVTR gm/m, EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE MVTR TEMPERATURE °F. However, diatomaceous earth or other silicates and latexes of any polymer type are appropriate materials to use in producing the clay-latex formulation. The same clay-latex formulation was air-thickened to a density of 375 gm/l and then applied by the pilot plant machine at 45 feet per minute to a 35 gsy polypropylene spunbond substrate. Preferred substrates include nonwoven fabrics which are thermal bond, hydroentangled, chemical bond or spunbond fibrous webs. In order to thicken the pre-size for lower add-on and to increase the MVTR, air was mixed into the E940 latex and clay was added. All rights reserved. In this specification permeability to water vapor is determined by the Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR). Samples were prepared to show the effect of the clay content on the breathability of the barrier fabrics of the invention. The slurry fills the void spaces of the substrate to form a continuous film of filled polymer between the fibers 16. 8. The clay-latex formulation, having a viscosity of 5,300 centipoise (c.p.) This illustrates that the untreated substrate fabric has a MVTR approximately one-half that of no fabric at all. In another experiment, the formulation based on NS6272 as listed above was used after it had been air-thickened to 580 gm/l to pre-size the fluorocarbon pre-treated HEF. Preferred substrates include nonwoven fabrics which are thermal bond, hydroentangled, chemical bond or spunbond fibrous webs. Assigned to BBA NONWOVENS SIMPSONVILLE, INC. In the case of a coverall, it means that an extra 10 oz. Finally, variations of the fiber compositions and the clay-latex formulation materials from the examples given herein are possible in view of the above disclosure. under a pressure of the heavy cylinder and 2300 sec. under a pressure of the lighter cylinder (this pressure is similar to that subjected to under the Frazier test). The film-forming filler material is selected from the group consisting of film-forming latexes and clays. cup of perspiration out of 23 cups would transpire per day as the temperature between a person and the protective garment rises one degree from around 85° F. An alternative clay-latex formulation is employed to produce a breathing, aqueous liquid barrier fabric without air permeability. waterproof; Liquid repellent, Permeability or impermeability properties, Properties of the materials having other properties, Resistance to bacteria, mildew, mould, fungi, GENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS, TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC, TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION, Fabric [woven, knitted, or nonwoven textile or cloth, etc. ft./min. This created a white product. The substrate surface is scraped to remove the excess sizing material. 14. After drying and application of the above grey mixture on the fabric surface a two-toned fabric with a FAP value of zero resulted. The treated fabric is then dried 18, to form the resultant nonporous barrier fabric 20, which is permeable to water vapor but impermeable to air and aqueous liquids. In addition, the utilization of conventional process lines and the elimination of the use of microporous films provide low cost, drapable barrier fabrics. No. Can be reused if a non-porous release Breathable barrier fabrics are made by sizing a substrate, made of bonded fibers forming void spaces therein, with a film-forming material that fills the voids of the substrate to form a solid film between the fibers. However, any mask is better than no mask if this is all you have. The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 1, wherein said substrate is a woven or nonwoven fabric. In particular, the invention relates to nonporous barrier fabrics comprised of a nonwoven, or woven material sized by a film forming filler material which provides a fabric that is permeable by water vapor, but impermeable by aqueous liquids and air. There are no micropores to allow vapor, water, air, sweat, electrons, or other particles to pass through. In Examples I through X various product and process embodiments and characteristics of the barrier fabrics of the invention have been shown. Woven fabrics having similar void space dimensions may also be employed. The barrier fabrics of the invention are suitable for industrial, hospital and other protective covering uses. The hydrostatic head was 14 inches. The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 12, wherein said continuous film between said fibers is porous and permits diffusion of water vapor and air. Example VII discloses a production line for making a preferred embodiment of the invention. Advantageously, unlike the froths, the nonporous barrier fabric of the invention breathes by providing permeability to moisture transport through the clay-latex film between the fabric's fibers, but acts as a barrier to air and aqueous liquids. ecocoat fabric is a REACH compliant 100% breathable, water based, zero VOC silica coating.Utilising nanotechnology, it creates an invisible layer which covers each individual fibre of the textile or leather to repels undesirable liquid, dirt and UV-radiation. In this example the effect of temperature on the MVTR of the barrier fabrics of the invention is shown. The air permeability of the sample was determined by FAP and Gurley Air Permeability standard test measurements. The MVTR at 85° F. for 108 gsy was 1970 gm/m2 /day, which is significantly higher than the samples made on the lab bench. In another alternative embodiment-, the clay-latex formulation consists of a mixture of Hi-White R Kaolin clay, 1% RU sodium silicate 52° Be, water, National Starch NS6272, Polystep F-9, Graphtol Blue Pigment 6825-2, Black Shield Color CD1103-96, Ammonium Stearate, Fluorocarbon FC824, siligen APE and Aerotex 96B, (See Example IX). The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 1, wherein sodium bicarbonate is added to said film-forming clay-latex filler material to increase water vapor permeability of the breathable fabric. Barrier fabrics are produced using a clay-latex formulation which has been air thickened to create fabrics having high FAP and MVTR values. resins, rubber or derivatives thereof characterised by the compounding ingredients of the macro-molecular coating, Inorganic compounding ingredients, e.g. 4,308,303 to Mastroianni et al. The following clay-latex formulation was run on a standard pilot plant finishing line consisting of a knife coater and a tenter-framed oven with unwind and wind stands: 40 lbs of a mixture of the clay dispersion as in Example I plus 2000 grams of 7% sodium bicarbonate; and. No. In this example the effect of temperature on the MVTR of the barrier fabrics of the invention is shown. . INDA defines a "liquid proof" fabric as one that possesses a hydrostatic head of 60 cm (23.6 inches) or more. By rotating the plate, the degree of scraping action applied to the fabric threaded through the slot can be altered on both sides simultaneously. More than one and one-half pints of moisture could be transpired through each square meter of a housewrap per day at a 50% difference in relative humidity at 70° F. Another sample was prepared using the same materials and process as above but using a substrate comprised of 44 gsy polyester fibers Lutradur® VP 230, manufactured by Freudenburg Spunweb. No. In FIGS. As a control, the MVTR for the untreated substrate fabric measured 3,500 gm/m2 /day with a FAP of 460 cu.ft./sq.ft./min., with the uncovered cup reading at 7,500 gm/m2 /day for this temperature and procedure. 20 Meters/ 787 Inch Microfiber Non-Woven Fabric Waterproof Breathable Disposable Cloth Thickened Non-Woven Fabric 95 Percent Polypropylene Soft Fabric for DIY Handmade Combination Supplies. The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 1, wherein said film-forming clay-latex filler material comprises film-forming latexes and clays having a density in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 gm/l. This formulation was applied by standard bench-top drawdown procedures to the Novonette®. … 40 lbs of Reichhold's 40-434-00 51% solids latex. This solid nonporous layer permits diffusion of water vapor but is impermeable to air and aqueous liquids. Additional water, 20 grams, was added to decrease the viscosity of the formulation which was then applied via a hand-held sizing blade to the substrate surface. No. No. Numerous prior art patents disclose various textile materials which are impermeable to water and aqueous liquids but are permeable to air and moisture vapor. Pre-treatment of the web with this fluorocarbon solution increases water repellency of the resulting fabric. In accordance with the invention as shown in FIG. The Gurley Densometer was 1700 sec. About product and suppliers: Alibaba.com features some of the finest quality sustainable and breathable microporous nonwoven fabric intended for all types of textiles, hospital, agricultural, garment, car, and shoe industry uses. The film-forming filler material is sized into at least one surface of the substrate and dried to form a continuous film of filled polymer in between the fibers to form a nonporous but breathable barrier fabric. 6 and listed below in TABLE IV. Alternatively, porous barrier fabrics can be made by incorporating air into the film-forming filler material to obtain greater comfort at lowered barrier qualities. 10. Neat (undiluted) 40-434-00 51% solids latex, manufactured by Reichhold Chemical Inc., was applied to a substrate comprised of a 20 gsy Novonette® fibrous web made from 1.5 d, 1.5 inch polypropylene fibers. Box 15910, Industrial Drive, Durham, N.C. 27704, by a double-knife process, called 3F (Fully Filled Fabric). 4 is a photomicrograph of Example II at 11×, which shows the dense solid nature of the fabric surface as well as its fibrous characteristics. It will be recognized by those skilled in the art that the invention and process have wide application in the production of protective industrial outerwear, clean room coveralls, lab coats, hospital gowns, or drapes, house wraps, bandages and other uses. Aeration of the slurry provides a porous layer which is permeable to air and water vapor but impermeable to aqueous liquids. ft./sq. 0.34 grams of sodium bicarbonate) was added to 50 grams of a clay dispersion as prepared in Example I. The breathable barrier fabric as defined in claim 1, wherein said film-forming clay-latex filler material is an aqueous clay-latex formulation that permits diffusion of water vapor. The hydroentangled web had been pre-treated with a fluorocarbon solution of 13.5% of 100% active Siligen APE anti-stat imported by BASF, 100 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, N.J., from BASF, Germany, 43.8% of Aerotex 96B of 25% solids manufactured by American Cyanamid, Bound Brook, N.J., 08809, and 42.7% of FC824 fluorocarbon of 40% solids manufactured by 3M's, Commercial Chemicals Division, 223-63E, 3M Center, St. Paul, Minn. 55144. 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