Patents

Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate

July 9, 2012

A researcher for SCA has received a U.S. patent for an absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate; the pants-style absorbent article comprising a chassis structure, the chassis structure comprising a front panel having a front end edge and first and second side edges, a back panel having a back end edge and first and second side edges, a crotch panel arranged between the front and back panels, and front and back waist panels arranged at the front and back panels respectively, and an absorbent core being integrated with the chassis structure, the first and second side edges of the front panel being joined by edge joins to the corresponding first and second side edges of the back panel, wherein at least one of the front and back panels comprises an activated three-layer elastic laminate comprising a first fibrous nonwoven web and a second fibrous nonwoven web and an elastic film between the first and second fibrous nonwoven webs, wherein at least one of the first and second fibrous nonwoven webs is a creped nonwoven web and in that the three-layer elastic laminate has a tensile strength in a first direction of at least 20 N/25 mm and a tensile strength in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction of at least 15 N/25 mm.
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