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1. (WO2018160165) ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH EXTENDED LEG ELASTICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160165    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019904
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61F 13/49
A61F 13/494
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: KLEUSKENS, Sarah A.
EVENSON, Stacy E.
HAMMOND, Andrew T.
OLSON, Sarah A.
Title: ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH EXTENDED LEG ELASTICS
Abstract:
An absorbent article is described that includes leg elastics that form the outermost edges of the product. The leg elastics can include an increased number of elastomeric strands and can extend outboard of the chassis. In this manner, the leg elastics can form a proper seal with the legs of the wearer without interference and can be visually inspected by a caregiver. Placing the leg elastics outboard of the chassis also provides for an efficient manner of producing the garment by attaching multiple elastic components to the garment along a vertical bonding seam.