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Hot-melt-type adhesive in the form of a granulate



Published March 30, 2004
1. A pressure-sensitive hotmelt adhesive comprised of a plurality of adhesive components, said pressure-sensitive hotmelt adhesive being in the form of a granule having a) at least one compact outer layer of at least one of said adhesive components, wherein said at least one compact outer layer is not pressure-sensitive up to 45° C. and b) a core of at least one of said adhesive components surrounded by said outer layer. Skin cleaning method: No. 6,716,202; Shirley Ann Hood, assignor to Shirley Ann Hood, Flint, Mich. Filed 6/12/00. Issued 3/30/04. 1. A skin cleaning method employing cleanser, water, and a skin cleaning aid knitted from a yarn including a plurality of acrylic fibers employing a garter stitch that forms a plurality of generally parallel ridges each having a plurality of outwardly facing yarn loops, a plurality of generally parallel voids each of which is between two of the plurality of generally parallel ridges, and wherein each of the plurality of generally parallel ridges and each of the plurality of generally parallel voids extends from a first cleaning aid edge to a second cleaning aid edge comprising: applying a cleanser and water to said skin cleaning aid to at least partially fill the plurality of generally parallel voids in said skin cleaning aid with a lather formed by the cleanser and water; rubbing an area of skin to be cleansed with said skin cleaning aid to apply the lather from the plurality of voids to the area of skin; scraping lather and a plurality of dead skin cells from the area of skin to be cleansed by moving the plurality of acrylic fibers, in the yarn forming the plurality of generally parallel ridges, across the area of skin; carrying dead skin cells and lather away from the surface of the area of skin that is being cleansed and into the plurality of voids; applying additional lather to the area of skin that is being cleansed following the scraping of lather and the plurality of dead skin cells from the surface by at least some of the plurality of acrylic fibers; rinsing lather and dead skin cells from the area of skin to be cleansed; and rinsing lather and dead skin cells from the plurality of voids in said skin cleaning aid.