Absorbent Article With Improved Fastening System And Method Of Fastening Thereof
Patent #: 8,211,080
Inventor(s): Marcille F. Ruman, Neenah, Wis., U.S; Lindsay C. Shelley, Appleton, Wis., U.S.; and Kathleen I. Ratliff, Oshkosh, Wis., U.S.
Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, Wis., U.S.
A method of securing an absorbent article in a fastened configuration for personal wear, said method comprising: forming an absorbent article to have a body having first and second end regions, the body comprising an inner layer for contact with a wearer’s skin wherein at least a portion of said inner layer is liquid permeable, an outer layer in opposed relation with the inner layer, and an absorbent layer disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer; positioning a mechanical fastening system on the body, the mechanical fastening system comprising a loop component and a hook component, the loop component comprising an elastomeric laminate including an elastomeric loop material and an elastomeric substrate, the hook component being fastenably engageable with the loop material of the loop component; stretching the laminate which includes stretching both said loop material and said substrate.
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