Fastening Means for an Absorbent Garment

January 18, 2005

An absorbent garment comprising first and second waist portions was issued a patent. The garment features opposed ends and waist portions with side edges. The waist portions are joined by an intermediate region suitable for the inclusion of an absorbent body for absorbing bodily exudate. A first attachment device is provided on the first waist portion and a second attachment device is provided on the second waist portion. The first and second attachment devices cooperate with each other for releasable attachment. The first attachment device comprises at least two elongate first attachment strip elements extending between the side edges of the first waist portion. The second attachment device comprises a second attachment strip element at each side edge of the second waist portion. Each of the second attachment strip elements has a major and a minor length. The major length is greater than the minor length and the major length extends generally transverse to the first attachment strip elements. The first attachment strip elements are separated, over at least a part of their length, by a distance that is at least as large as a major proportion of the width of any one of the first attachment strip elements as measured at the at least a part of their length. The major length of each of the second attachment strip elements is greater than the distance separating the first attachment strip elements.
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