Stretchable Absorbent Article
Patent #: 7,872,168
Inventor(s): Lawrence Sawyer, Mark Mleziva, Peiguang Zhou and Davis-Dang Hoang Nhan
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
An absorbent article having a stretchable substrate and an absorbent composite comprising a layer of adhesive composition in contact with the stretchable substrate has recently been awarded a patent. A layer of particulate superabsorbent material is applied to and held by the adhesive composition. The absorbent composite is secured to the substrate by the adhesive composition. The stretchable substrate has a recovery in at least one of the lateral direction and the longitudinal directions of the article as determined by an Elongation and Recovery Test, and the absorbent article has a recovery in the at least one of the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction as determined by the Elongation and Recovery Test that is at least about 60 percent of the recovery of the substrate in the at least one of the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction.
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