Patents

Method Of Making An Apparatus To Make A Tampon Applicator

January 28, 2003

A process for producing a tampon applicator has been patented. The steps consist of providing an applicator blank formed of a rectangular section of material with two oppositely disposed ends and sides; cutting out mutually separate, longitudinally extending segments of one end of the applicator blank that have a base where they extend from the applicator blank and joining the blank’s oppositely disposed sides to form a cylindrical applicator barrel with an inner surface. The process also involves shaping the segments to form a dome with a central opening bounded by segments’ tips forming a hinge line, directed in the applicator barrel’s circumference, offset from the base of the segments towards the tips. Lines of weakness are formed in an inner surface of the segments and correspond to the barrel’s inner surface, offset from the hinge line and towards the segment tips. The lines of weakness consist of lines extending in a direction corresponding to the longitudinal axis over a portion of the length of each segment.
  • Latin America: A Region in Flux

    Latin America: A Region in Flux

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||February 2, 2017
    Region looks to recover in 2017 but changes in U.S. trade policy could pose setbacks.

  • Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||February 2, 2017
    This versatile technology continues to replace fabrics typically used in automotives, filtration and more.

  • Personal Care  Wipes Market

    Personal Care Wipes Market

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||February 2, 2017
    Specialized wipes continue to emerge in this growing segment.