Patent Number: 6,332,253

Title: Textile effect yarn and method for producing same

Abstract: A process for combining dyed or melt pigmented textile denier accent yarns in small yarn sizes, into a small building block carpet denier bundle to achieve a face yarn bundle having a wide range of special color effects and appearance, not attainable by manufacture of multi-colored carpets from carpet denier fibers alone. The carpet denier singles yarns are drawn, textured and air-jet entangled. At least one textile denier singles yarns, which is preferably a yarn having some degree of orientation, is then entangled with the carpet denier singles yarn, and the bundle is then wound up. The final yarn bundle may contain one or more fiber types, as well as at least one anti-static filament. The two types of singles yarn, i.e., the carpet denier and textile denier types, optionally have the same or different fiber cross-sections.

Inventors: Rasnick, Jr.; Lawrence E. (Bristol, VA), Belcher, Jr.; Arnold L. (Bristol, TN)

Assignee: Prisma Fibers, Inc.

International Classification: D02J 1/08 (20060101); D02J 1/00 (20060101); D02G 1/20 (20060101); D02J 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018