Fastener Orientation For Packaged Garments Having Refastenable Seams
Patent #: 7,682,349
Inventor(s): Robert Popp and William Lynch
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Packaged garments having prefastened, refastenable seams oriented in a certain position can preserve fastener performance. Such refastenable seams are particularly suitable for side seams on pant-like disposable garments. Prior to or during packaging of the garment, the refastenable seams are prefastened and positioned such that any fastening components lie flat in a plane perpendicular to a plane in which front and back panels of the garment lie. When the garment is compressed and packaged, the fastening components remain flat and do not become creased or crushed.
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