Absorbent Article with Improved Feces Containment Characteristics
Patent #: 6,716,204
Inventor(s): Vincenzo D’Acchioli, Gianfranco Palumbo, Donald Roe, West Chester and Eva Susanne Dominique Thurnay
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company
A patent has been issued for an absorbent article that has a first waist region, a second waist region and a crotch region located between the first and second waist regions. The absorbent article is made up of a topsheet that includes a primary aperture for receiving fecal waste, a backsheet joined with at least a portion of the topsheet and an absorbent core disposed between at least a portion of the topsheet and the backsheet. A spacing member is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet which provides a void space into which the fecal waste can be directed. The spacing member withstands at least 0.5 psi while compressing no more than 60%, and compresses less under a pressure of about 1 psi when in a wet state than in a dry state. A body adhering composition disposed about at least a portion of the primary aperture for adhering the topsheet of the absorbent article to a wearer.
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