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1. (WO2018183672) ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH AN EXUDATE MANAGEMENT LAYER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183672    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/025140
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61F 13/537
A61F 13/511
A61F 13/512
A61F 13/49
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: SCHMOKER, Suzaanne, Marie
HOPKINS, Heidi, Bauerlein
DE YOUNG, Alyssa, Kimberly
PELKY, Ellen, E.
DOWNS, Kimberly, M.
HAMMOND, Andrew, Thomas
BARRIGER, Kyle, Mark
SPERL, Michael, Donald
BRUMM, Russell, J.
Title: ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH AN EXUDATE MANAGEMENT LAYER
Abstract:
An absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a liquid impermeable layer, and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet layer and the liquid impermeable layer. The absorbent article can further include an exudate management layer in fluid communication with the topsheet layer. In various embodiments, the exudate management layer can be positioned on a body facing surface of the topsheet layer. In various embodiments, the exudate management layer can be positioned between the topsheet layer and the absorbent core. The exudate management layer has a first component which defines an opening for direct passage of body exudates into the absorbent core. The exudate management layer has a second component which at least partially overlaps the first component of the exudate management layer and further extends in the longitudinal direction of the absorbent article in a direction towards the posterior region of the absorbent article.