Patents

Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof.

April 5, 2012

A pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed therebetween, a pair of leg openings and a waist opening, the pull-on pant-like disposable absorbent article comprising:
a containment assembly comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a core between the topsheet and the backsheet, said containment assembly having first and second side edges, and first and second end edges;
a first elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a proximal edge and a distal edge, said first elastically extensible flap comprising at least a layer of nonwoven material joined to an elastomeric material, wherein said first elastically extensible flap is a separate element from said containment assembly and wherein the proximal portion of said first elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region via at least one of a mechanical bond and an adhesive such that said proximal edge of said first elastically extensible flap is disposed inboard of said first side edge of said containment assembly and such that said distal edge of said elastically extensible flap is disposed outboard said first side edge of said containment assembly;  second elastically extensible flap having a proximal portion and a distal portion, a proximal edge and a distal edge, said second elastically extensible flap comprising at least a layer of nonwoven material joined to an elastomeric material, wherein said second elastically extensible flap is a separate element from said containment assembly and wherein the proximal portion of said second elastically extensible flap is joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region via at least one of a mechanical bond and an adhesive such that said proximal edge of said second elastically extensible flap is disposed inboard of said first side edge of said containment assembly and such that said distal edge of said elastically extensible flap is disposed outboard said second side edge of said containment assembly; and
a refastenable fastening system, the refastenable fastening system comprising:
a landing component comprising a plurality of fiber elements, wherein said second waist region comprises said landing component;
a first engaging component comprising a base and a plurality of engaging elements projecting from said base, wherein said first engaging component is joined to the distal portion of the first elastically extensible flap via at least one of a mechanical bond and an adhesive such that said first engaging component is disposed outboard said first side edge of said containment assembly;

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