Tufted Fibrous Web
Patent #: 7,553,532
Inventor(s): Robert Turner, John Curro, Jody Hoying, Susan Lloyd and John Hammons
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company
Patented is a soft, tufted fibrous web comprising substantially randomly-oriented fibers. The fibrous web has a machine direction and a cross machine direction defining an MD-CD plane. The web comprises a first region and a plurality of discrete second regions. Each of the second regions has at least one portion that is a discontinuity exhibiting a linear orientation and defining a longitudinal axis in the MD-CD plane and at least another portion being a deformation. The deformation comprises fibers integral with but extending from the first region and fibers broken from and not extending from the first region. The deformations comprise looped, aligned fibers forming tunnel shaped deformations.
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