Patents

Transfer layer for absorbent article

January 6, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,581,020 B2
Inventor(s): Rickey J. Seyler, Chesterfield, VA, U.S.); and Gregory M. Rieker, Columbus, IN, U.S.
Company: Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA, U.S.
Filed: 1/28/10
Issued: 11/12/13

A formed film having a female side and a male side, the formed film comprising: a plurality of capillaries extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more apertures on the male side of the formed film; and a plurality of drains extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more apertures on the male side of the formed film, wherein the plurality of drains are disposed at an obtuse angle relative to a base plane of the formed film and slant in an angular orientation that is the same for each drain, wherein the plurality of drains slanted in the angular orientation extend from the female side toward the male side in a z-direction about the same as the plurality of capillaries such that the plurality of drains and the plurality of capillaries terminate in a common plane that is generally parallel and spaced from the base plane, and wherein the angular orientation of the slant of the plurality of drains is different than an orientation of the plurality of capillaries.

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