Mechanical Fastening System For An Absorbent Article
Patent #: 7,862,550
Inventor(s): Mathew Koele, Robert Popp and William Lynch
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
Patented recently is a mechanical fastening system for an article having a stretchable loop fastener component mountable on the article and including an elastomeric substrate and a high bond point non-woven loop material secured to the elastomeric substrate. The bond points on the nonwoven loop material are defined by discrete compression points and the non-woven loop material is substantially free from discrete compression points other than at the bond points. A hook fastener component is mountable on the article and adapted for releasable engagement with the loop fastener component. The stretchable loop fastener component is stretchable relative to the hook fastener component when the fastener components are engaged.
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