Absorbent articles having reduced rewet with distribution materials positioned underneath storage material

March 30, 2004

1. Absorbent article, having a fluid receiving surface oriented towards the wearer during use, and a garment oriented surface opposite said fluid receiving surface, said article comprising an ultimate fluid storage region, and a fluid distribution region positioned between said ultimate fluid storage region and said garment oriented surface, and in fluid communication with said ultimate fluid storage region wherein said ultimate fluid storage region and said fluid distribution region have substantially the same x-dimension, characterized in that said article has a rewet value of less than 150 mg when submitted to the PACoRM test, and in that said ultimate fluid storage region comprises ultimate fluid storage material which has a Capillary Sorption Desorption Capacity at 100 cm (CSDC 100) of at least 10 g/g; and said fluid distribution region comprises fluid distribution material having a Capillary Sorption Absorption Height at 30% of its maximum capacity (CSAH 30) of at least 25 cm, said absorbent article further comprising an absorbent core, and having a total ultimate storage capacity, further wherein said core comprises an ultimate liquid storage material providing at least 60% of said total ultimate storage capacity of said absorbent core.

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