Disposable absorbent article comprising a printed tag

May 21, 2014

US Patent No.: 8,652,113 B2
Inventor(s): Inge Gabrielii, Västra Frölunda, Sweden; Ulrika Carlson, Billdal, Sweden; Hans Een, Mölnlycke, Sweden; Maria Bogren, Askim, Sweden; and Sofia Hermansson, Västra Frölunda, Sweden.
Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Filed: 10/30/08
Issued: 2/18/14

A disposable absorbent article intended to be worn around the waist of a wearer, said article comprising: a chassis having a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion there between, and optionally comprises a waistband; and an absorbent core secured to the chassis in at least the crotch portion, wherein a printed tag is arranged on the inner wearer facing side of the chassis in at least one of said front portion, back portion, and said waistband, said article having a longitudinal (y) and a transverse (x) direction, wherein said printed tag has at least one first area which is fixedly attached to the chassis and at least one second area which is unattached, the unattached area of the tag has a Bending rigidity according to Kawabata of not more than 0.1 gf·cm2/cm, and wherein the first fixedly attached area covers an area of at least 5% of the total area of the tag and the second unattached area has a length extending along a side edge of the tag of at least 5 mm and a width of at least 1 mm.

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