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1. (WO2018222453) FRONT OR REAR OPENING CLOSED-SIDED ABSORBENT ARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222453    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/034058
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 24 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61F 13/49
A61F 13/496
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: JOHNSON, Beth
KLEUSKENS, Sarah
NIEDT, James, R.
BARRIGER, Kyle, M.
MORIN, JR., Marc, A.
RAY, Thomas, A.
THORSON, Timothy, A.
STEVENS, Victor
Title: FRONT OR REAR OPENING CLOSED-SIDED ABSORBENT ARTICLES
Abstract:
Absorbent articles with front and rear opening features are disclosed. An article may comprise an insert comprising an outer cover, a liner, and a core between the outer cover and liner, a first waist panel coupled to the insert throughout a first attachment region, and a second waist panel coupled to the insert throughout a second attachment region, the second panel being coupled to the first panel proximate a first side edge of the article and the second side edge of the article and further comprising a weakened region. The second attachment may comprise a low-strength attachment zone and a high-strength attachment zone, the high-strength attachment zone disposed proximate the attachment region bottom edge. The low-strength attachment zone may further have a first peel strength and the high-strength attachment zone may have a second peel strength, the second peel strength greater than the first.