US 11,653,709 B1
Methods of disassembling apparel products having disulfide adhesives
Caglar Remzi Becer, Rugby (GB); Daniel John Mackinnon, Great Yeldham (GB); and Yongqiang Li, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by CreateMe Technologies LLC, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Jun. 30, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/810,256.
Int. Cl. C09J 5/00 (2006.01); C09J 181/04 (2006.01); A41H 43/00 (2006.01)
CPC A41H 43/00 (2013.01) [C09J 5/00 (2013.01); C09J 181/04 (2013.01); C09J 2203/358 (2020.08); C09J 2301/502 (2020.08)] 20 Claims
 
1. A method of disassembling an apparel product, comprising:
exposing an adhesive of the apparel product to a composition having an acidic or basic pH, the adhesive being disposed at least partially between a major component and a minor component of the apparel product, the adhesive comprising a material having a disulfide bond, the major component forming a base portion of the apparel product and formed to be supported and worn at least partially over a portion of a wearer, and the minor component forming a secondary portion configured to be coupled to the major component with the adhesive; and
separating the major component from the minor component adjoined by the adhesive.