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1. (WO2018222455) FRONT OR REAR OPENING CLOSED-SIDED ABSORBENT ARTICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222455    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/034075
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
Applicants: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Inventors: JOHNSON, Beth
KLEUSKENS, Sarah
NIEDT, James, R.
BARRINGER, Kyle, M.
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 absorbent insert comprising an outer cover, a liner, and an absorbent core between the outer cover and the liner, a first waist panel coupled to the insert and comprising a weakened region and first waist band portion and first chassis portion, the first waist band portion and first chassis portion comprising elastic elements, and a second waist panel. The first waist panel may be bonded to the second along side edges of the article. One of the elastic elements of the first waistband portion may be spaced laterally from a second one forming a waistband non-elasticized region laterally between the first one of the elastic elements and the second one of the elastic elements, and the weakened region may extend at least partially through the waistband non-elasticized region.