BNP Paribas has been granted a patent for a non-tufted carpet with a unique non-woven structure made of staple fibers and thermally activated bonds between specific polypropylene materials. The patented structure offers enhanced durability and performance, making it ideal for carpet applications. GlobalData’s report on BNP Paribas gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on BNP Paribas, IoT-assisted QMS was a key innovation area identified from patents. BNP Paribas's grant share as of February 2024 was 81%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for non-tufted carpet with bonded non-woven structure

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: BNP Paribas SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11913150B2) discloses a non-tufted carpet design that features a facing layer made of an entangled and partially bonded non-woven structure composed of 100% staple fibers. The bonding process involves thermally activated bonds between two different polypropylene materials, with the first material produced using a metallocene catalyst and having a lower melting point than the second material. The staple fibers are bicomponent fibers with a sheath/core structure, where the first material forms the sheath and the second material forms the core, in a weight ratio of 20:80 to 30:70.

The patent also highlights the recyclability of the non-tufted carpet, emphasizing its sustainable design. The non-woven structure of the carpet has a weight ranging from 100 to 350 grams per square meter, with a normalized stiffness exceeding 150N/%. Additionally, the carpet may include a backing layer for added support, and the non-woven structure specifically weighs between 150-275 grams per square meter. The manufacturing process involves passing the entangled non-woven structure through an oven to achieve the desired bonding without compromising the integrity or form of the fibers, ensuring a durable and high-quality end product.

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