Patents

Interlabial Absorbent Article With Soluble Adhesive And Time-Delayed Dispersion

February 7, 2013

U.S. Patent No.: 8,226,622 B2 

Inventor(s): Patricia Mitchler, Neenah, WI, U.S.; Heather Sorebo, Appleton, WI, U.S.; Susan Weyenberg, Appleton, WI, U.S.; and Ann Marie Przepasniak, Appleton, WI, U.S.

Company: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, U.S.

Filed: 12/20/02

Issued: 7/24/12

Description
An interlabial absorbent article configured for disposition primarily within the vestibule of a female wearer, comprising: a generally liquid permeable cover sheet; a generally liquid impermeable back sheet; an absorbent material disposed between said cover sheet and said back sheet; and a time-delayed water soluble adhesive combination placed to join said cover sheet and said back sheet together with said absorbent material sandwiched therebetween, said adhesive combination configured so as to maintain structural integrity of said article for a time period of greater than two hours after said article is immersed in water by being flushed while ensuring that said article loses structural integrity within about 24-72 hours after immersion; and wherein said adhesive combination comprises an adhesive having a time release agent additive, said additive preventing said adhesive from substantially dissolving before said time period of greater than two hours.
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