US Patent No.: 8,303,561 B2
Inventor(s): Katarina Eriksson, Lindome, Sweden.
Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
A method for continuously producing absorbent garments comprising (i) forming a continuous multi-component production web and (ii) cutting individual garments from the production web, wherein (i) comprises: a) feeding a continuous web of liquid permeable material in a travelling direction, the web of liquid permeable material having lateral edges parallel to the travelling direction, and the web of liquid permeable material having an intermediate zone extending in the travelling direction and a first lateral zone and a second lateral zone on each side of the intermediate zone; b) intermittently laying down absorbent cores in the intermediate zone of the continuous web of liquid permeable material; c) feeding a first elastic web in the travelling direction; d) stretching the first elastic web by 35-250% in the travelling direction; and e) bonding the first elastic web to the continuous web of liquid permeable material within the boundary defined by the first lateral zone of the continuous web of liquid permeable material so that the the first elastic web does not extend beyond the lateral edges of the web of liquid permeable material.