Absorbent article containing structure fibers

May 12, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,642,833 B2
Inventor(s): David M. Waxman, Moorestown, NJ, US; and Shih-Kuang Lien, Taichung, Taiwan.
Company: Harbor Linen LLC, Gibbsboro, NJ, US.
Filed: 6/28/11
Issued: 2/14/14

A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surface having a substantially hydrophilic top layer; an absorbent layer adjacent to and beneath the top layer; a substantially liquid impermeable layer adjacent to and beneath the absorbent layer; and a backing layer adjacent to and beneath the substantially liquid impermeable layer, all of the layers being secured together to form a unitary structure, wherein the absorbent layer is secured to and distinct from the top layer and comprises (i) a first non-woven fabric comprising a plurality of hydrophilic polyester fibers and (ii) a second a non-woven fabric comprising approximately 70%-85% hydrophobic polyester fibers and approximately 15%-30% hydrophilic viscose fibers, and wherein the reusable absorbent article has a fluid holding capacity of greater than approximately 300% relative to a overall weight of the article.
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