Title:
NEW TOWEL CAPABLE OF REPLACING CLEANING BALL AND BATH GLOVE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove, and a manufacturing method therefor. The towel comprises a base layer (1) and pile layers (2), wherein some or all of pile monomers (3) of the pile layers which are located on one side or both sides of the base layer are made from polyester fibers with a low melting point by heating and shaping. The towel has the characteristics of less water absorption, moderate hardness and impossibility of becoming soft, increasing hardness or mildewing, etc. after being used for a long time.



Inventors:
Xu, Yunyou (Taizhou, CN)
Application Number:
14/945514
Publication Date:
03/10/2016
Filing Date:
11/19/2015
Assignee:
Xu, Yunyou (Taizhou, CN)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
28/159, 28/167
International Classes:
A47L13/16; A47K7/02; D03D1/00; D03D27/08; D06B1/02
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Primary Examiner:
JUSKA, CHERYL ANN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
W&K IP (INACTIVE) (Millburn, NJ, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove, comprising a base layer and pile layers, characterized in that some or all of pile monomers of the pile layers which are located on one side or both sides of the base layer are made from polyester fibers with a low melting point by heating and shaping.

2. A manufacturing method for the new towel capable of replacing the cleaning ball and the bath glove, characterized in that: Step one: preparing a base layer of the towel; Step two: spinning and weaving pile layers: selecting single-ply yarn or multi-ply yarn woven by polyester fibers with a low melting point from a towel machine as required for manufacturing the pile layers on the base layer of the towel; and controlling the temperature below 40° C. in the entire process; Step three: shaping the pile layers: placing the textile towel on a platform; heating and shaping the surface thereof in a non-contact heating mode; and keeping the heating temperature above 40° C.; and Step four: packing: packing the shaped towel with a packing machine.

3. A manufacturing mode for the new towel capable of replacing the cleaning ball and the bath glove according to claim 2, characterized in that: the non-contact heating mode adopted in step three is to spray steam with a steam engine.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation-in-part of International Patent Application No. PCT/CN2014/078883 with an international filing date of May 30, 2014, designating the United States, now pending, and further claims priority benefits to Chinese Patent Application No. 201310207561.4 filed May 30, 2013. The contents of all of the aforementioned applications, including any intervening amendments thereto, are incorporated herein by reference.

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to a new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove, and a manufacturing method therefor. The new towel of the present invention has the characteristics of less water absorption, moderate hardness and impossibility of becoming soft, increasing hardness or mildewing, etc. after being used for a long time.

BACKGROUND OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

The towel is generally made from cotton material and certainly some other acceptable fibers usually used for the towel in the towel industry. Because of the particularity of contact with skin, industry standard and market demand for the towel are soft texture. In this way, the contact with skin brings comfort. But just because of this, pile monomers on the pile layers of the towel have soft texture and insufficient friction force, cannot perform the function of quickly removing dirt in washing face and rubbing back in a bath, and have very low efficiency.

When the towel is used as dishcloth, it is difficult to clean but food attached to the surface of a nonstick pan or rice cooker core destroyed by the cleaning ball. To prevent further destruction, because such nonstick pan or rice cooker core cannot be cleaned with the cleaning ball, the typical way is to first soak the nonstick pan or rice cooker core in hot water for a period of time and clean it with the dishcloth after the burnt food is soaked to be soft. This needs long waiting time and has low efficiency.

When the towel is used for cleaning dotted or sheet dirt attached to the surface of automobile or tables & chairs, glass, floor & wall, etc., due to good water absorptivity of the towel, the dirt will be attached into the towel fibers after being cleaned for one time. Even if the towel performs rubbing and moving in the water, the dirt cannot be completely removed. Therefore, in the following cleaning process, the object surface is becoming increasingly dirty as being cleaned. The towel is required to be cleaned by continuously changing the water, which is very troublesome. Dirty stains remain on the towel even if the towel is cleaned, and can be removed by soaking the towel in super-strong detergent for a period of time. The subsequent work is quite complicated. The water of the detergent in the cleaning process has an injury to hands, and it is harmful to the environment to use the detergent.

Therefore, however, the towel has defects whether it is used as an ordinary towel or dishcloth or used as a towel for cleaning the surface of automobile or tables & chairs, glass, floor & wall, etc.

SUMMARY OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

The purpose of the prevent invention is to solve the problems of difficult cleaning of dirt, small friction force, etc. in the existing towel because of being softer, denser fibers and fluff among the pile monomers and large water absorptivity.

The technical solution for the problem to be solved by the present invention is as follows:

A new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove comprises a base layer and pile layers, characterized in that some or all of pile monomers of the pile layers which are located on one side or both sides of the base layer are made from polyester fibers with a low melting point by heating and shaping.

A manufacturing method for a new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove is characterized in that:

Step one: preparing a base layer of the towel.

Step two: spinning and weaving pile layers: selecting single-ply yarn or multi-ply yarn weaved by polyester fibers with a low melting point from a towel machine as required for manufacturing the pile layers on the base layer of the towel; and controlling the temperature below 40° C. in the entire process.

Step three: shaping the pile layers: placing the textile towel on a platform; heating and shaping the surface thereof in a non-contact heating mode; and keeping the heating temperature above 40° C.

Step four: packing: packing the shaped towel with a packing machine.

Preferably, the non-contact heating mode adopted in step three is to spray steam with a steam engine.

The present invention has the following beneficial effects that:

Compared with the prior art, the present invention innovatively applies the polyester fibers with a low melting point for adhesion in non-woven fabric individually to the towel and the polyester fibers are only used for manufacturing the pile layer material of the towel so that the property of a finished product is among a towel, a bath glove and a cleaning ball, thereby compensating for the defects of softer texture, insufficient friction force, large water absorptivity, lack of quickness for cleaning dirty stains on object surface, possibility of becoming soft, increasing entire hardness, etc. after being used for a long time in the existing towel. The pile layers will not become soft or increase hardness no matter how long the new towel is used. The new towel has profound realistic significance and excellent practicability, fills in a gap for cleaning product among the towel, the bath glove and the cleaning ball and has a broad market prospect.

Compared with the prior art, the present invention has low cost and long service life. Because the clearance between the pile monomers after being heated and shaped is increased by 40% to 50%, the hardness is moderate during contact with human skin and the towel does not deform or mildew regardless of the use time. If the base layer is made from terylene, the effect of not mildewing in the entirety can also be achieved, thereby reducing the cleaning time of the towel and saving human precious time.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a cross-section diagram of a new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove in the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENT INVENTION

With reference to FIG. 1, the new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove comprises a base layer (1) and pile layers (2), wherein some or all of pile monomers (3) of the pile layers (2) which are located on one side or both sides of the base layer (1) are made from polyester fibers with a low melting point by heating and shaping.

A manufacturing method for a new towel capable of replacing a cleaning ball and a bath glove comprises:

Step one: preparing a base layer (1) of the towel.

Step two: spinning and weaving pile layers (2): selecting single-ply yarn or multi-ply yarn woven by polyester fibers with a low melting point from a towel machine as required for manufacturing the pile layers on the base layer of the towel; and controlling the temperature below 40° C. in the entire process

Step three: shaping the pile layers: placing the textile towel on a platform; heating and shaping the surface thereof in a non-contact heating mode; and keeping the heating temperature above 40° C.

Step four: packing: packing the shaped towel with a packing machine.

The non-contact heating mode adopted in step three is to spray steam with a steam engine.

The base layer (1) of the towel in the above step one can be self-produced or customized from outside. The material selected can be cotton or other conventional fibers. To achieve mildew-proof effect, the base layer (1) is preferably made from terylene fibers.

The polyester fibers with a low melting point in the above step two are produced by two companies, Korean Sihan and Korean Huiweishi. The melting point is 40° C., namely that the polyester fibers are melted, directly deformed and directly shaped after the temperature is above 40° C. and have certain elasticity after being shaped.

The polyester fibers with a low melting point are conventionally used with other fibers as a skin-core structure. The product melting point needed by domestic market is at least 110° C. to 130° C., and the international melting point has different levels and the maximum melting point achieves 200° C. to 300° C. The polyester fibers with a low melting point are widely used for the field of non-woven fabric in China and other countries. Non-woven fabric is fabric which is formed without spinning and weaving, used for medical and sanitary cloth, home decorative cloth, clothing fabrics, industrial cloth, agricultural cloth and other cloths. The polyester fibers produced by two companies, Korean Sihan and Korean Huiweishi, having the melting point of 40° C. are also applied to textile cap industry of other cloths. Certainly, when being used, the polyester fibers are mixed into wool of which the content is 20% to 30%. A hemispherical cloth surface matched with a cap is formed at a temperature above 40° C. by means of characteristics and is used as a supporting rack of an inner layer of the cap, having certain elasticity. The polyester fibers with a low melting point have moderate hardness.

In the above step three, the pile monomers (3) made by spinning and weaving the polyester fibers with a low melting point are shaped in a non-contact heating mode which can be baking mode, steam mode, etc. The steam mode is preferably adopted for heating. Because in the process of spraying the steam, the upper part of the pile monomers (3) comes into contact with the steam and is first melted and the time used is long, while the lower part comes into contact with the steam for a short time and the monomers are loose during melting, so that when the pile monomers (3) are used, the upper part and the lower part are bent and the elasticity brings better use effect than that formed by melting the entire pile monomer (3) at the same time and the same temperature, thereby optimizing the comfort degree of contact with human skin.

In the new towel of the present invention, the pile layers composed of pile monomers have poor water absorptivity. The pile monomers formed by the physical property of the polyester fibers with a low melting point have excellent skin contact and dirt removing capability when being used, can be used in lieu of the bath glove with high hardness and in lieu of the cleaning ball for quickly removing the burnt food attached to the surfaces of pan, disks, etc. without damaging the surfaces, and can also be used in daily life, such as cleaning of automobile surface, glass, tables & chairs, sofa, etc.

In the new towel of the present invention, to compensate for the problem of poor water absorptivity in the pile layers merely composed of pile monomers when there is a requirement between dirt removal and water absorptivity at intervals, it can be solved by spinning and weaving other conventional fibers in an interval mode when the pile monomers are spun and woven by the polyester fibers with a low melting point. In this way, not only the dirt can be removed, but also the water containing requirement of the pile layers can be achieved.

In the above interval mode, one row of pile monomers is spun and woven by the polyester fibers with a low melting point and another row of pile monomers is spun and woven by cotton fibers, or the polyester fibers with a low melting point are adopted for spinning and weaving the pile monomers, having certain patterns and shapes, of which the periphery is spun and woven by cotton fibers.

Based on the manufacturing process of the present invention, those skilled in producing machine and designing production line can design the machine and can also improve the existing machine. For example, after the base layer of the towel is manufactured, the pile layers can be directly spun and woven. Moreover, the device structure heated in the non-contact mode can be designed peripherally or after the pile layers are formed. Of course, these results are all obtained within the scope of the present invention through conventional thinking and conventional technical means in the technical field of machinery. The actual spirit of the present invention is not changed. Therefore, these designs and improvements should fall within the protection scope of the present invention.