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Absorbent Composites Having Improved Fluid Wicking and Web Integrity



Published October 18, 2011
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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.