Disposable Absorbent Pant Having Refastenable Seams
Patent #: 7,637,898
Inventor(s): David Kuen, Robert Popp and Heather Schenck Mortell
Company: Kimberly-Clark Wordwide, Inc.
Patented recently is a disposable absorbent pant having refastenable seams that minimize the product's potential for tearing when forces are applied to separate the refastenable seams. The refastenable seams have a shear separation strength that is less than a tensile or tear strength of the outer cover and/or side panels. Also, the bonding strength between a fastening component and the portion of the chassis to which the fastening component is bonded may be greater than the shear separation strength of the refastenable seams. Additionally, the shear separation strength of the refastenable seams may be greater than the peel separation strength of the refastenable seams to enable easy unfastening of the garment through the application of peel forces.
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