Disposable undergarment with stretch areas for optimal fit
Patent #: 8,043,274
Inventor(s): Joseph Andrew Mlinar, Wendy Hamilton, Julie A. Paveletzke, Mary Kutchenriter
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
A disposable incontinent underwear product comprising a front panel with a top end, a bottom end and two respective sides hasa been patented. The front panel defines a front waist region of a disposable incontinent underwear product at the top end of the front panel while the back panel has a top end, a bottom end and two respective sides. The back panel defines a back waist region of the disposable incontinent underwear product at the top end of the back panel; and an absorbent insert positioned in a crotch region of the disposable incontinent underwear product, the crotch region comprising the bottom ends of the front panel and back panel, wherein the absorbent insert is secured to the front and back panels wherein the front and back panels, when joined at respective sides, define hip regions of the disposable incontinent underwear product. A portion of the front panel between the crotch region and the front waist region is stretchable in a vertical direction and portions of the front panel defining the hip regions are stretchable in a horizontal directiondirection.
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