Absorbent Composites Having Improved Fluid Wicking and Web Integrity
Patent #: 8,039,683
Inventor(s): Jian Qin, James Wiley, Paul Stevenson, Stanley Bryant, and Stanley Bryant
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
An absorbent article comprising an absorbent composite has been patented wherein the absorbent composite comprises substantially water insoluble, water swellable, non-regenerated, carboxyalkyl cellulose fibers, which appear like cellulose fibers. The carboxyalkyl cellulose fibers comprise a number of first instar-fiber, multi-valent metal ion crosslinks and a plurality of second intra-fiber crosslinks selected from ether crosslinks or ester crosslinks and the absorbent composite has been treated to create inter-fiber bonding.
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