Packaging System And Method For Personal Care Absorbent Articles
Patent #: 7,041,091
Inventor(s): Katherine Wheeler and Kenneth Casson
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
A rolled absorbent article for placement in the crotch region of an undergarment was recently patented. The article features a generally liquid permeable top cover; a generally liquid impermeable baffle having a garment facing side ; and an absorbent structure between the top cover and the baffle. The garment facing side of the baffle comprises hook material defined in a pattern on the surface thereof. The hook material provides a primary attachment mechanism between the baffle and the undergarment. The top cover includes a hook compatible material that is releasably attachable to the hook material on the garment facing side of the baffle. The article is rolled into a tube-like configuration where the hook material is releasably engaged with the hook compatible material for maintaining the article in a rolled configuration.
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