An article with a surface fastening system was issued a patent. The surface fastening system includes a first fastening element comprising a retaining element and an attached portion joined to the article. The attached portion is fully or intermittently attached to the article. A liftable portion extends from the attached portion, wherein at least about 5% of the retaining element is located on the liftable portion. The liftable portion is adapted to be lifted away from the article. A hinge line is positioned between the attached portion and the liftable portion.
A second fastening element comprises a retaining element and at least a portion of the second fastening element is configured to be releasably engageable with at least a portion of the liftable portion of the first fastening element. An attached portion is joined to the article. A liftable portion extends from the attached portion of the second fastening element. At least about 5% of the retaining element of the second fastening element is located upon the second fastening element liftable portion. A hinge line is positioned between the attached portion and the liftable portion of the second fastening element. The surface fastening system may be disengaged in a peel mode through intentional surface fastening system disengagement with a peel load of less than about 1000 grams.
The fact that the nonwovens industry is growing in China is not news. During the past decade, the market has achieved growth in the low double digits, well above the rates seen in more developed areas like the U.S. or Europe.
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