Individual absorbent articles wrapped in a quiet and soft package
Patent #: 6,716,203
Inventor(s): Heather A. Sorebo, Wendy Benhke, Julie Bednarz, David R. Wagner, Robert J. Koenig and Kimberly A. Stanford
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
1. An individually wrapped feminine care absorbent article package, comprising: an absorbent article; a wrapper material configured into a pouch, said absorbent article disposed within said pouch; said wrapper material comprising a film layer and at least one fibrous material layer having a tactile cloth-like softness as compared to said film layer, said layers laminated together, said fibrous material outwardly disposed so as to define outer surfaces of said pouch; said wrapper material defining a flap for said pouch, said flap having at least a portion thereof bonded to an outer surface portion of said pouch, wherein said film layer on said flap is bonded to said fibrous material layer on said pouch by only a thermal embossing process; and wherein said flap bonded portion is bonded to a front surface of said pouch such that to open said pouch, a consumer pulls said flap to separate said flap bonded portion from said
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