Absorbent Core Including Folded Substrate
Patent #: 8,207,395
Inventor(s): Dave Allen Soerens, Neenah, WI; Cathleen Mae Utecht, Manasha, WI; Hoa La Wilhelm, Appleton, WI.
Company: Kimberly-Clark, Neenah, WI
An absorbent core comprising a substrate which is folded upon itself to provide a plurality of panels has been patented. The substrate is folded to provide an absorbent core having a cross-sectional configuration selected from the group consisting of an “e”-shape, a “z”-shape, a sigma-shape and an accordion-shape; the substrate performing a first fluid handling function. One portion of at least one panel performing only a second fluid handling function different from the first fluid handling function; where at least one portion of at least one panel comprises a modifying material comprising a binding agent which is an absorbent adhesive composition of an in situ neutralizable binder composition.
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