Package For Absorbent Article

December 31, 2002

A package comprising an absorbent article and a packaging member has been patented. The article comprises a backsheet and a liquid-permeable topsheet surrounding an absorbent layer. Confronting faces of each side edge region of the packaging member are joined to each other outside the article. The packaging member is formed of a nonwoven fabric composed of thermoplastic fibers. The nonwoven fabric has several heat-fused portions arranged in a pre-determined pattern. The heat-fused portions are formed by pressing and heat-fusing the nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven has a tensile strength of 4.5-20 N/25mm in the machine direction and 4.5-5 N/25mm in the cross direction and has a breathability resistance of 0.04 kPa-s/m.
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