Closure Tape Tab For Absorbent Article, Prelaminated Closure Tape, And Method Of Manufacturing a Closure Tape
Patent #: 7,736,352
Inventor(s): Byron Jackson, Donald Battles, Stuart Eynon and Dyfrig Clement
Company: 3M Innovative Properties Company
The present invention, which recently received a patent, relates to a closure tape tab for an absorbent article, particularly for a disposable diaper, for fastening the article on the body of a person. The closure tape tab comprises a proximal end portion and a distal end portion being connected by an inner tab portion, wherein the inner tab portion has a first major surface and a second major surface. The proximal and distal end portions are connected to the inner tab portion and the first major surface thereof such that opposing ends of the proximal and distal end portions are spaced apart from each other. The distal end portion is folded over toward the proximal end portion such that at least a part of the first major surface of the inner tab portion in the space is covered. The proximal end portion is preferably not folded. The present invention furthermore relates to a prelaminated closure tape, preferably in a stable roll, from which such closure tape tabs can be cut. The closure tape of the present invention is adapted to be level-wound on a roll so that an increased amount of tape can be stored on the roll.
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