US Patent No.: 8,287,512 B2
Inventor(s): Sablone Gabriele, Montesilvano, Italy. Assigned to Fameccanica.Data S.p.A., Sambuceto di San Giovanni Teatino, Chieti, Italy.
A method for producing a closure element for disposable pant-like absorbent sanitary products, said element being formed by two parts basically symmetrical with respect to a central transverse plane, each of said parts being able to form a side panel of an absorbent sanitary product, each of said symmetrical parts comprising at least two parallel branches joined by at least one fold, wherein the method comprises the steps of: folding two continuous strips according to a configuration that comprises at least two parallel branches joined to one another by at least one fold; and fixing in a permanent way respective end branches of said folded strips to a plane base layer, with said folded strips basically symmetrical with respect to a central plane of said base layer, and wherein said plane base layer is formed by a single layer of non-woven fabric.