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1. (WO2001005346) ABSORBENT PRODUCT WITH CREPED NONWOVEN DAMPNESS INHIBITOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005346    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/019086
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 14 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61F 13/15
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: VARONA, Eugenio, Go
BLANEY, Carol, Ann
ONO, Audrie, Tomoko
MACE, Tamara, Lee
Title: ABSORBENT PRODUCT WITH CREPED NONWOVEN DAMPNESS INHIBITOR
Abstract:
An absorbent article including a liquid-permeable top layer, an absorbent core layer, a breathable outer cover, and a creped inner nonwoven fibrous layer between the absorbent core and breathable outer cover. The creped inner nonwoven fibrous layer has a level of creping of about 5-75 %, and is preferably permanently creped. The creped inner nonwoven fibrous layer serves as a dampness inhibitor which reduces or prevents perceived dampness on the external surface of the outer cover by lowering thermal conductivity between the absorbent core and the outer cover surface.