Absorbent Article Such as a Sanitary Napkin, an Incontinence Guard, a Panty-liner or the like

February 28, 2004

1. An absorbent article having a substantially elongated shape with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, the absorbent article comprising: two side edges, a front edge and a rear edge, said front edge defining a front portion, said rear edge defining a rear portion, a crotch portion situated between the front portion and the rear portion, a liquid-pervious cover layer and a liquid-impervious cover layer, wherein the front portion and the crotch portion of the absorbent article exhibit high shape permanence during use of the article, wherein the front portion of the absorbent article is inclined with respect to the crotch portion in a direction towards the liquid-pervious cover layer at a predetermined angle a of between 20° and 50°, the angle a being permanent while being worn irrespective of a wearer's leg movements.

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