Patents

Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof

July 9, 2012

A pull-on disposable absorbent article with a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region disposed therebetween has been patented by Procter & Gamble. The pull-on disposable absorbent article comprises:
- a containment assembly comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a core;
- a first elastically extensible flap joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region, and wherein the first elastically extensible flap is discrete from the containment assembly, and wherein the first elastically extensible flap comprises a first closure member;
- a second elastically extensible flap joined to the containment assembly in the first waist region, and wherein the second elastically extensible flap is discrete from the containment assembly, and wherein the second elastically extensible flap comprises a second closure member;
- a third elastically extensible flap joined to the containment assembly in the second waist region, and wherein the third elastically extensible flap is discrete from the containment assembly, and wherein the third elastically extensible flap comprises a first plurality of fiber elements, the first plurality of fiber elements forming at least a portion of a garment facing surface of the third elastically extensible flap;
- a fourth elastically extensible flap joined to the containment assembly in the second waist region, and wherein the fourth elastically extensible flap is discrete from the containment assembly, and wherein the fourth elastically extensible flap comprises a second plurality of fiber elements, the second plurality of fiber elements forming at least a portion of a garment facing surface of the fourth elastically extensible flap;
- wherein the first closure member comprises a first plurality of engaging elements, a second plurality of engaging elements, and a third plurality of engaging elements;
- wherein the second closure member comprises a fourth plurality of engaging elements, a fifth plurality of engaging elements, and a sixth plurality of engaging elements;
- wherein the first plurality of fiber elements are refastenably engaged with the first closure member, and wherein the second plurality of fiber elements are refastenably engaged with the second closure member, such that the pant-like disposable absorbent article comprises leg openings and a waist opening and is in a refastenable pull-on configuration.

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