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1. (WO2017039599) ELASTIC COMPOSITE AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/039599    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/047672
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61F 13/49
A61F 13/15
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: BARNES, Nickolas
Title: ELASTIC COMPOSITE AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME
Abstract:
An elastic composite (10, 110, 210, 310) can include a first layer (20, 120, 220, 320), a second layer (22, 122, 222, 322), and a third layer (24, 124, 224, 324). The third layer (24, 124, 224, 324) can be formed by at least one elastic material (32, 132, 232, 332) and can be coupled to the second layer (22, 122, 222, 322) when the elastic material (32, 132, 232, 332) is in an extended condition. The first layer (20, 120, 220, 320) can be coupled to the second layer (22, 122, 222, 322) near the first and second longitudinal edge (16, 18) but can be independent of the second layer (22, 122, 222, 322) therebetween such that the first layer (20, 120, 220, 320) forms gathers (36, 136, 236, 336) when the elastic composite (10, 110, 210, 310) is in a retracted condition.