Absorbent Articles With Comfortable Elasticated Laminates
Patent #: 7,708,728
Inventor(s): Blanca Arizti, Ekaterina Ponomarenko, Simone Seeboth and Gemma Schwalbach
Company: The Procter & Gamble Company
An absorbent article comprising a topsheet with a large opening for receiving feces has been granted a patent. The topsheet has an elastic laminate portion with y-direction elongation. The laminate portion has a first zone, a second zone and, optionally, a third zone. The zones have different degrees of maximum elongation and/or different wrinkle heights and/or densities. The zones are configured such that one or more zones are created that cause less or no pressure marks. Overall, the topsheet maintains an excellent force profile, resulting in well performing, comfortable to wear absorbent articles that provide isolation of feces away from the skin.
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