Apertured Laminate Web
Patent #: 7,371,919
Inventor(s): Ludwig Busam, Michael Divo and Andreas Flohr
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company
A laminate web comprising a liquid pervious first material and a liquid pervious second material was issued a patent. The second material is attached to the first material, which has an effective open area of at least about 10% and a plurality of apertures with an effective size of at least 0.2 square millimeters. The second material has an effective open area of at least about 10% and a plurality of apertures with an effective size of at least 0.2 square millimeters. The apertures of the second material are aligned with the apertures of the first material. The second material has a hydrophilicity that is greater than the hydrophilicity of the first material. A plurality of fibers of the first material and a plurality of fibers of the second material are substantially fused together about the apertures. The first material has a first bonded area and a second material has a second bonded area. The second bonded area is greater than the first bonded area.
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