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1. (WO2018160208) ELASTICATED MATERIALS WITH DIRECTIONAL STRETCH PROPERTIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160208    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/029861
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61F 13/49
A61F 13/496
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: COENEN, Joseph, D.
KAUFMAN, Ross, T.
FARMER, Kelly, D.
HAMEISTER, Jerry, L.
Title: ELASTICATED MATERIALS WITH DIRECTIONAL STRETCH PROPERTIES
Abstract:
Elasticated materials and absorbent articles comprising elasticated materials are disclosed. In an embodiment, an elasticated material may comprise a first layer bonded to a second layer by first bonds and second bonds. A plurality of elastomeric strands may extend between the first layer and the second layer. A first bond and a second bond are disposed on opposite sides of a first strand and are separated by a longitudinal distance less than an un-tensioned diameter of the first strand, and a third bond and a fourth bond are disposed on opposite sides of a second strand and are separated by a longitudinal distance less than an un-tensioned diameter of the second strand. The first bond forms a first angle with respect to the first strand, the third bond forms a second angle with respect to the second strand, and the first angle is different than the second angle.