Accession Number : ADD000881

Title :   Epichlorohydrin Treatment of Feathers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pasternak,Varsenig Z

Report Date : 15 Mar 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : This invention relates to a method of treating land fowl feathers, especially chicken feathers, to increase their 'filling power' and resiliency, and to impart permanent curliness and water repellency, thereby making such feathers an acceptable substitute for the standard down and feather mixture now in wide use for sleeping bags, comforters etc. A further object is to employ a single chemical which will make the feathers resistant to moths and which will result in a product that is more stable than most aldehyde-treated feathers. Another object is to make the feathers resistant to microbiological attack.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Feathers, Density, Fillers, Fungusproofing

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE