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604317000 - MEANS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING BODY FLUIDS OR WASTE MATERIAL (E.G., RECEPTACLES, ETC.)

604358000 - Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.)

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20130030399POLYMERIC FILM EXHIBITING IMPROVED ANTI-BLOCKING CHARACTERISTICS AND PROCESS OF MAKING - A method of forming a film resistant to blocking including the steps of providing a polymeric film having a first and second surface; applying the anti-blocking agent in a fluid or molten state to at least the first surface of the polymeric film; and gathering the treated film. The anti-blocking agent may be substantially acrylic free.01-31-2013
20100010462WOUND DRESSING - Provided is a further improved wound dressing suitable for a method for treating a wound while maintaining a moist environment created by exudate oozing from the wound. The wound dressing (01-14-2010
20100114049ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ABSORBENT ARTICLE - Bulging that occurs due to swelling of superabsorbent resin in an absorbent article is suppressed. The present invention includes an absorbent article including an absorbent body material including an accumulated absorbent fiber and a superabsorbent resin, wherein the absorbent body material includes interspersed interspersed sections that are interspersed, and a densely gathered state of the absorbent fiber in the interspersed sections is less dense than a densely gathered state of the absorbent fiber in areas surrounding the interspersed sections, and an occupied volume ratio of the superabsorbent resin in the interspersed sections is higher than an occupied volume ratio of the superabsorbent resin in the areas surrounding the interspersed sections.05-06-2010
20120245546Disposable Absorbent Article Having Side Panels with Structurally, Functionally and Visually Different Regions - A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one pair of side panels connecting a first waist region to a second waist region forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. Each side panel includes a waist region, a hip region and a leg region wherein the waist region, the hip region and the leg region differs structurally, functionally and visually to provide an improved initial fit and sustained fit while exhibiting a garment-like appearance.09-27-2012
20120245545Disposable Absorbent Article Having Side Panels with Structurally, Functionally and Visually Different Regions - A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one pair of side panels connecting a first waist region to a second waist region forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. Each side panel includes a waist region, a hip region and a leg region wherein the waist region, the hip region and the leg region differs structurally, functionally, and visually to provide an improved initial fit and sustained fit while exhibiting a garment-like appearance.09-27-2012
20130041335LIQUID BARRIER NONWOVEN FABRICS WITH RIBBON-SHAPED FIBERS - A nonwoven fabric useful as a component in a personal hygiene product and a nonwoven personal hygiene component, which is substantially free or free of non-ribbon shaped (e.g., round-shaped) spunbond fibers and includes a meltblown layer between and in direct contact with ribbon-shaped spunbond layers. The meltblown layer has a basis weight of at least about 0.008 gsm and not greater than about 5 gsm, and the nonwoven fabric or component has a basis weight of at least about 8 gsm and not greater than about 40 gsm, a pore size of less than or equal to about 27 microns when measured at 10% of cumulative filter flow. The nonwoven fabric also can have a low surface tension liquid strike through flow of less than 0.9 ml per second, a ratio of low surface tension liquid strike through flow to air permeability of greater than or equal to about 0.016, or both. Personal hygiene articles can incorporate the nonwoven fabric or component.02-14-2013
20110118688Matrix-construction padded absorbing article and making method therefor - An absorbing article with a pad having a matrix construction comprises a water impermeable first main sheet, a substantially water permeable second sheet and an absorbing pad member arranged between the first and second sheets, the absorbing pad member having an absorbing layer including a flexible matrix made of cotton fibers and superabsorbing polymer fibers, the cotton fibers of the pad matrix having a random three-axis orientation and do not have a preferred X-Y orientation.05-19-2011
20130046263WATER-ABSORBENT SHEET STRUCTURE - A water-absorbent sheet structure comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with nonwoven fabrics from an upper side and a lower side of the absorbent layer, wherein the water-absorbent sheet structure has a structure in which the absorbent layer is separated in divided parts of a primary absorbent layer and a secondary absorbent layer with a fibrous substrate having a void ratio of from 91 to 99%, and wherein the water-absorbent resin is contained in an amount of from 100 to 1,000 g/m02-21-2013
20130072891FIBROUS ABSORBENT MATERIAL - An absorbent material including a fibrous material having a plurality of individual fibers forming a fiber matrix, a plurality of absorbent fibers, wherein the plurality of absorbent fibers are impregnated within the fiber matrix by means of a needlepunch process.03-21-2013
20130072889RESILIENT ABSORBENT COMPOSITE MATERIAL - The present invention relates to an absorbent composite material and an absorbent article including such absorbent composite material. More particularly, the present invention relates to an absorbent composite material for use in sanitary absorbent products such as sanitary napkins, pantiliners, diapers, adult incontinence products, and the like.03-21-2013
20130072890ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING RESILIENT ABSORBENT COMPOSITE MATERIAL - The present invention relates to an absorbent composite material and a absorbent article including such absorbent composite material. More particularly, the present invention relates to an absorbent composite material for use in sanitary absorbent products such as sanitary napkins, pantiliners, diapers, adult incontinence products, and the like.03-21-2013
20130072888DISPOSABLE MENSTRUAL PANTY AND METHOD THEREOF - A disposable menstrual panty and method thereof. The disposable menstrual panty comprises a front part, a back part, a crotch part positioned between the front part and the back part, a waist portion located at upper peripheral ends of the front part and the back part, a pair of leg openings to receive a person's legs, and an absorbent material attached to the disposable menstrual panty such that the absorbent material is longitudinally disposed on an interior surface of the crotch part and extends rearward in the back part. The disposable menstrual panty is made of a material that is stretchable laterally only in a direction perpendicular to a length of a person's body but not vertically in a direction parallel to the length of a person's body when the disposable menstrual panty is worn by the person.03-21-2013
20110060303ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING AN ABSORBENT CORE LAYER HAVING A MATERIAL FREE ZONE AND A TRANSFER LAYER ARRANGED BELOW THE ABSORBENT CORE LAYER - The present invention generally relates to absorbent articles and in particular to an absorbent article including a liquid permeable cover layer, a liquid impermeable barrier layer, an absorbent core arranged adjacent to the cover layer, a transfer layer arranged between the core and the barrier layer, the absorbent core including an upper surface and a lower surface and a material-free zone extending from the upper surface to the lower surface.03-10-2011
20130060217Combined Compression and Absorption Dressing/Bandage - A combined compression and absorption dressing/bandage, which includes a short stretch compression bandage and at least one absorptive wound dressing comprising at least one absorbent layer of a non-woven fabric of any one or more of cotton, viscose and polyester fibres, the absorbent layer having an operative inner face and an operative outer face, the at least one wound dressing being bonded to the short stretch compression bandage with its inner face towards the bandage and the outer face facing away from the bandage.03-07-2013
20090287175DRAPEABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article including a cover layer, a barrier layer and an absorbent system arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer, the absorbent article being drapeable and possessing the absorbency attributes required of a sanitary napkin.11-19-2009
20130102983SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A FLUID-ABSORBING MEMBER - Some embodiments of the invention include a fluid-absorbing member that can include a plurality of layers. In one embodiment, the plurality of layers can include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. Further, the first layer can be made from a bamboo-containing material and can be configured to be positioned immediately adjacent to a user's skin. Moreover, the third layer can be made from a fluid-impermeable material and can be configured to be positioned immediately adjacent to the user's clothing. In addition, in some embodiments, the plurality of layers can be coupled together at a position substantially adjacent to an edge of the plurality of layers.04-25-2013
20120238983Substrate Comprising A Composition Reducing The Adherence Of Feces Or Menses To The Skin - A composition applied on a substrate comprised by, or forming, or used for manufacturing of, a disposable absorbent article may be used for reducing the adherence of feces or menses to the human skin. The composition deposited on the substrate does not affect negatively the manufacturing process of the disposable absorbent article and imparts desirable fluid handling properties to the substrate. The composition may also be desirably deposited on a substrate used as, or in a wipe.09-20-2012
20110125119FLUID-ABSORBENT ARTICLES - The present invention relates to fluid-absorbent articles, comprising an upper liquid-pervious layer, a lower liquid-impervious layer, a fluid-absorbent core, wherein the fluid-absorbent core comprises a fibrous material and 10 to 95% by weight of spherical fluid-absorbent polymer particles, and an acquisition distribution layer, wherein the acquisition distribution layer comprises a fibrous material and 0 to 20% by weight of spherical fluid-absorbent polymer particles.05-26-2011
20120109091Absorbent composite material and method for manufacturing the same - An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.05-03-2012
20110130735Fluid Absorbent Articles - The present invention relates to fluid-absorbent articles, comprising an upper liquid-pervious layer, a lower liquid-impervious layer and a fluid-absorbent core, wherein the fluid-absorbent core comprises a fibrous material and 10 to 95% by weight of spherical fluid-absorbent polymer particles having a moisture content of at least 8% by weight.06-02-2011
20100228213Absorbent Article Comprising Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Regions - An absorbent article such as a diaper, panty diaper, panty liner, sanitary napkin or incontinence protection, wherein at least one part of this absorbent article has a pattern of at least one hydrophilic and at least one hydrophobic region wherein the at least one hydrophilic region and/or the at least one hydrophobic region are present as a coating on the part of the absorbent article. The coated part is preferably a liquid-permeable topsheet.09-09-2010
20110077607Slight-incontinence sanitary napkin structure - A sanitary napkin structure, particularly for a slight incontinence, said sanitary napkin structure comprising a first substantially permeable sheet, a second substantially impermeable sheet and an absorbing pad enclosed between said first and second sheets, characterized in that said absorbing pad comprises an absorbing pad layer including a flexible cotton fiber and a superabsorbing polymer matrix, wherein the cotton fibers in said matrix have a random orientation along three axes and do not have a preferential orientation in a X-Y plane.03-31-2011
20120191056LAYERED ABSORBENT SHEET - It is an object of the invention to provide a layered absorbent sheet with excellent absorption properties including fluid retention, fluid diffusibility and absorbed fluid retention volume, and with particularly excellent deformation resistance against deformation by twisting and wrinkles.07-26-2012
20110264066REUSABLE INCONTINENCE PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - Disclosed is a reusable incontinence products treated with a polyethylene glycol formulation in the form of a pad that is worn by a user for the control and collection of bodily fluids. The pad may include two or more layers, wherein one layer absorbs the bodily fluid and the other layer acts as a barrier layer to prevent the fluid from soiling a user's garments. Further embodiments are disclosed including a folder for conveniently carrying a supply of fresh pads and a waterproof pocket to contain soiled pads, and a pant for holding the pads in place next to the skin.10-27-2011
20100114050ABSORBENT MATERIALS AND ABSORBENT ARTICLES INCORPORATING SUCH ABSORBENT MATERIALS - An absorbent material formed at least in part of a crosslinked polymer. The absorbent material has a centrifuge retention capacity as determined by a Centrifuge Retention Capacity Test of at least about 20 g/g and a gel bed permeability under load as determined by a Gel Bed Permeability Under Load Test of at least about 300×1005-06-2010
20100100066SUPERABSORBENT POLYMER CONTAINING CLAY, PARTICULATE, AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A process for the preparation of superabsorbent polymer containing clay, the process including the steps of (I) polymerizing a polymerization mixture comprising: (a) one or more ethylenically unsaturated carboxyl-containing monomers, (b) one or more crosslinking agents, (c) optionally one or more comonomers copolymerizable with the carboxyl-containing monomer, (d) neutralizing agent to partially neutralize the polymer to from about 50% to about 99%, by weight, and (e) a polymerization medium, to form a crosslinked partially neutralized hydrogel, (II) admixing a clay with the crosslinked partially neutralized hydrogel to form partially neutralized superabsorbent polymer-clay hydrogel; (III) drying the crosslinked partially neutralized hydrogel at a temperature from about 190° C. to about 210° C. and for a time period of from about 15 minutes to about 120 minutes, and (IV) comminuting the dried partially neutralized superabsorbent polymer-clay hydrogel to particles.04-22-2010
20120296302AIRLAID SHEET MATERIAL - The present invention relates to an airlaid sheet material comprising a dry laid fibrous web and a latex coating on both surfaces thereof in selected amounts. The airlaid sheet material can be an absorbent structure for absorption of fluids.11-22-2012
20110208147LIQUID-ABSORBENT STRUCTURE FOR WEARING ARTICLE - A liquid-absorbent structure configured to prevent a liquid-absorbent core material from being unevenly distributed and thereby to assure that bodily fluids can be smoothly absorbed by the liquid-absorbent structure. According to one embodiment the present invention provides a panty liner that includes a topsheet lying on a side facing the wearer's body, a backsheet facing the wearer's garment and a liquid-absorbent structure sandwiched between these sheets. A first inner surface of a first sheet forming the liquid-absorbent structure is coated with adhesives to form a plurality of first bonding regions and a second inner surface of a second sheet is coated with adhesives to form a plurality of second bonding regions. Each of the first non-bonding regions lies between each pair of the first bonding regions, and each of the second non-bonding regions lies between each pair of the second bonding regions. The first inner surface and the second inner surface face each other, the first bonding regions face the second non-bonding regions via the liquid-absorbent core material, and the second bonding regions face the first non-bonding regions via the liquid-absorbent core material.08-25-2011
20110208146Recycled Superabsorbent Polymer Particles - The present invention relates to absorbent cores comprising recycled superabsorbent polymer particles which have previously been immobilized by a solidified thermoplastic composition. The superabsorbent polymer particles can be separated from the solidified thermoplastic composition by using a supercritical fluid such as carbon dioxide, propane or mixtures thereof.08-25-2011
20080287901Absorbent Article - An absorbent article 11-20-2008
20120197226ABSORPTIVE ARTICLE - An absorptive article 08-02-2012
20090177174Absorbent composite material and method for manufacturing the same - An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles adhering directly to the base material constitute 50 wt % or more of the total water-absorbent resin particles; (3) the average absorption capacity of the water-absorbent resin particles is 50 g/g or more; and (4) the amount of residual monomers in the water-absorbent resin is 200 ppm or less.07-09-2009
20080319408Absorbent product - An absorbent product has a top sheet (12-25-2008
20100298794Absorbent Article Comprising A Modified Water Absorbent Resin - An absorbent member and a method for making such an absorbent member. The absorbent member includes a modified water absorbent resin having good production efficiency, absorbency against pressure, absorption speed, gel strength, and liquid permeability. The modified water absorbent resin may be made by mixing a water absorbent resin, water, and a water-soluble radical polymerization initiator without addition of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer to obtain a water absorbent resin composition, and irradiating the water absorbent resin composition with active energy rays. During irradiation, the surface water content of the water absorbent resin is at least 3.0 wt %.11-25-2010
20080306463Absorbent Articles Comprising Low Basis Weight Films Exhibiting Low Glue Burn Through - Low basis weight films having a heat capacity×density value of greater than about 970,000 Ws/m12-11-2008
20110144610ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING AN ELASTIC WEB MATERIAL - A pant type absorbent article such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or incontinence pant, said article having a core region (06-16-2011
20090192481Absorbent articles comprising absorbent materials exhibiting deswell/reswell - The present invention relates to absorbent articles that include absorbent compositions which exhibit swelling, deswelling, and reswelling behavior. More specifically, absorbent compositions of this invention swell and absorb fluids after exposure to aqueous fluids, deswell and release fluids from the swollen absorbent compositions, and can also reswell and absorb fluids. The swelling-deswelling-reswelling behavior allows enhanced liquid distribution in absorbent composites and absorbent articles.07-30-2009
20120191055ABSORBENT ARTICLE - It is an object of the invention to provide an absorbent article that is resistant to twisting and flattening, and that is superior in terms of fluid absorption rate, fluid diffusibility, absorbed fluid retention volume and fluid retention. The absorbent article comprises a top sheet on the skin contact side, a back sheet on the non-skin contact side, and an absorbent body situated between the two sheets, wherein the absorbent body comprises a bulky absorbent sheet, and the bulky absorbent sheet comprises heat-expanding particles that are dispersed in the bulky absorbent sheet and have been expanded by heat.07-26-2012
20100331802WATER-ABSORBENT RESIN SUITABLE FOR USE IN HYGIENIC MATERIALS - The present invention provides a water-absorbent resin produced by a reversed-phase suspension polymerization method, which contains a small amount of a petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium remaining therein used in reversed-phase suspension polymerization, and thus reducing an odor originating from the petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium, when the water-absorbent resin absorbs water, and also which is suitable for use in hygienic materials; an absorbent material and an absorbent article. More particularly, the present invention provides a water-absorbent resin obtained by subjecting an aqueous solution of a water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer to reversed-phase suspension polymerization in a petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium in the presence of a surfactant, wherein the amount of the petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium remaining in the water-absorbent resin is 2,000 ppm or less; and an absorbent material and an absorbent article using the same.12-30-2010
20110034895DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLES HAVING LOW REWET AND A REDUCED EVAPORATION FROM THE CORE THROUGH THE TOPSHEET - Absorbent article, wherein a liquid acquisition/distribution region comprises an evaporation barrier, such as an apertured film and thus exhibits reduced evaporation away from the article in the direction towards the wearer.02-10-2011
20110082433ABSORBENCY PAD FOR USE IN NEONATAL CARE AND RELATED METHOD OF USE - The invention is directed to a planar pad manufactured from three bonded layers each having different properties and materials. This includes a contact layer having a first and corresponding second portion. The second portion overlaps the first portion sufficient to create a first overlay. Such contact layer may be made of fibers which include silver nano-particulates. The contact layer may also include a coating made of TEFLON or similar material. The second layer is an absorbency layer positioned immediately below the contact layer. The absorbency layer being made of natural woven bamboo fiber. In addition, the absorbency layer may be two-part construction having a first absorbent portion and a corresponding second absorbent portion which abuts the first absorbent portion, wherein both absorbent portions have fused sides to reduce fraying. The third layer is a waterproof barrier layer which is posited directly below the absorbency layer, preferably constructed of TYVEK.04-07-2011
20110152810ELASTIC FIBER CONTAINING AN ANTI-TACK ADDITIVE - Embodiments of the disclosure include elastomeric stretch fibers containing an anti-tack agent, methods of preparing the fiber, methods of using this fiber, articles including this fiber, and the like.06-23-2011
20120035565ABSORBENT ARTICLE - The present invention provides an absorbent article that allows full use of the absorption performance of an absorbent polymer, and that can be biodegraded with efficiency when it is disposed after use by burial in the soil or the like.02-09-2012
20120302982NON-WOVEN POLYPROPYLENE FABRIC - Provided is a non-woven fabric produced by using a polypropylene-based resin composition containing a specific low-crystalline polypropylene. The non-woven fabric is a non-woven fabric obtained by achieving reductions in denier values of fibers, the non-woven fabric being excellent in dispersibility of the fibers.11-29-2012
20110257618Underpad - A reusable absorbent article includes a hydrophilic top layer, a soaking layer adjacent to and beneath the top layer, a substantially liquid impermeable layer adjacent to and beneath the soaking layer, and a backing layer adjacent to and beneath the substantially liquid impermeable layer. All of the layers are secured together to form a unitary structure. The soaking layer is a non-woven fabric having a plurality of hydrophobic fibers of a generally circular cross-sectional shape and a plurality of hydrophilic fibers of a non-circular cross-sectional shape.10-20-2011
20120123374Meltblown Nonwoven Compositions and Methods for Making Them - Meltblown nonwoven compositions and processes for forming them are described herein. In one or more embodiments, the invention is directed to meltblown nonwoven fabrics having at least one elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer comprises a propylene-based polymer having an MFR greater than about 25 g/10 min. Additionally, the propylene-based polymer comprises from about 5 to about 25 wt % of one or more C05-17-2012
20120203191WATER-ABSORBENT SHEET - A water-absorbent sheet comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with nonwoven fabrics from an upper side and a lower side of the absorbent layer, wherein the water-absorbent sheet has a laminate structure in which the absorbent layer is fractionated into a primary absorbent layer and a secondary absorbent layer with a breathable fractionating layer, and wherein at least one sheet out of the nonwoven fabrics is a spunbond nonwoven fabric, and at least a nonwoven fabric at a lower side out of the nonwoven fabrics is a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric. The water-absorbent sheet of the present invention exhibits some effects that a water-absorbent sheet is capable of accomplishing avoidance of gel blocking phenomenon and liquid leakage, while obtaining basic properties as a water-absorbent sheet at a high level, by using specified nonwoven fabrics, and further providing a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric as a lower side of a nonwoven fabric of the absorbent layer of a water-absorbent sheet, even for a water-absorbent sheet containing a very small amount of pulps and being thinner than a conventional product.08-09-2012
20110152812Absorbent Article Comprising A Synthetic Polymer Derived From A Renewable Resource And Methods Of Producing Said Article - An absorbent article is disclosed having a topsheet, a backsheet joined with the topsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a synthetic superabsorbent polymer derived from a first renewable resource via at least one intermediate compound, wherein said superabsorbent polymer exhibits a defined Saline Flow Conductivity value and Absorption Against Pressure value. Alternately, an absorbent article is disclosed having a synthetic polyolefin derived from a first renewable resource via at least one intermediate compound. The synthetic polyolefin exhibits defined performance characteristics making the polyolefin particularly useful in certain components of the absorbent article. Methods for making the aforementioned absorbent articles are also disclosed.06-23-2011
20110022014EXTENSIBLE NONWOVEN FABRIC AND COMPOSITE NONWOVEN FABRIC COMPRISING SAME - An extensible nonwoven fabric comprises a fiber comprising at least two olefin-based polymers. These olefin-based polymers are of the same kind and have different induction periods of strain-induced crystallization as measured at the same temperature and shear strain rate. A composite nonwoven fabric of the invention comprises at least one layer comprising the extensible nonwoven fabric.01-27-2011
20100292664GARMENT HAVING A FLUID DRAINAGE LAYER - The present invention relates to a garment comprising a composite fabric comprising a porous fluid drainage layer and a fibrous fluid barrier layer of a flash spun polyolefin plexifilamentary film-fibril sheet wherein the fibrous fluid barrier layer faces the interior of the garment.11-18-2010
20120150136PRINTED NONWOVEN WEB AND METHOD FOR MAKING - A nonwoven web having printed thereon a colorant and/or a composition providing a skin health benefit. The nonwoven web can be a three-dimensional, fluid pervious, polymeric web. The nonwoven web can comprise apertures. The apertures are defined in a first surface of the nonwoven web in a first plane of the nonwoven web, and extend in sidewall portions to a second surface in a second plane of the nonwoven web. A colorant or lotion composition can be deposited on at least a portion of the second surface of the nonwoven web.06-14-2012
20090171308Absorbent Structure Comprising Water-Swellable Material - An absorbent structure formed from a process of providing water-swellable material that includes water-swellable polymer particles, which are coated with a coating agent. The coating agent is a phase-separating elastomeric material that has a first and second glass transition temperature. The coated water-swellable polymer particles are able to swell without breakage of the coating.07-02-2009
20110184366Highly absorbent pad with integrity and durability - An absorbent article with improved integrity and durability includes a back sheet, a top sheet, and an absorbent core therebetween. The absorbent core passes a tumbling test for products having a total absorption capacity of between 260 g and 800 g, and passes a core resiliency test such that the article has a thickness when compressed laterally and released of less than 7 mm for an article having a total absorption capacity of 260-399 g and 11 mm for an article having a total absorption capacity of 400 g to 800 g. The absorbent core may be airlaid and include two or more layers made from pulp, superabsorbent polymer and/or bicomponent fibers. The various layers and materials create a complex shape retention network. As such, an improved liquid handling structure is created that distributes liquid evenly while maintaining its shape/thinness.07-28-2011
20110152811STRETCH ARTICLES INCLUDING POLYOLEFIN ELASTIC FIBER - A stretch article comprising: 06-23-2011
20120150135Absorbent Article With Containment Barrier - An absorbent article comprising a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a pair of longitudinal barrier cuffs attached to the chassis. Each longitudinal cuff is formed of a web of material having first and second opposing surfaces and comprising a nonwoven component layer comprising fibers having a number-average diameter of less than about 1 micron, a mass-average diameter of less than about 1.5 microns, and a ratio of the mass-average diameter to the number-average diameter less than about 2. The absorbent article further comprises a hydrophobic coating disposed on at least one surface of the web of material.06-14-2012
20100228214Polypropylene mixture - The present invention relates to the use of a polypropylene mixture for the production of a spunbonded non-woven fabric having increased elastic property, wherein the polypropylene mixture substantially comprises a first homopolypropylene and a second homopolypropylene, wherein an MFR of the first homopolypropylene is greater than an MFR of the second homopolypropylene, wherein the second homopolypropylene has a weight proportion in the polypropylene mixture of at least 3% by weight to a maximum of 25% by weight, wherein the first homopolypropylene is substantially the remaining weight proportion of the polypropylene mixture, wherein the second homopolypropylene has an MFR between 0.7 and 14 g/10 min (230° C./2.16 kg) according to ISO 1133, and a difference of the MFR of the second homopolypropylene to the MFR of the first homopolypropylene is at least 10 g/10 min, and an upper limit of the MFR of the first homopolypropylene is 55 g/10 min (230° C./2.16 kg) according to ISO 1133. Substantially here shall mean that only the two homopolypropylenes are used as polymers. Additionally, additives can be added, but no further polymer. The invention further relates to a corresponding polypropylene mixture, a spunbonded non-woven fabric made from said polypropylene mixture, and a corresponding method of production.09-09-2010
20120209234REGENERATED CELLULOSE FIBER - The present invention relates to a regenerated cellulose fiber, which is characterized by the combination of the following features: 08-16-2012
20120004632Ultrathin Fluid-Absorbent Cores - The present invention relates to ultrathin fluid-absorbent cores comprising a substrate layer, water-absorbent polymer particles and an adhesive, wherein the water-absorbent polymer particles comprise a basic salt of a polyvalent metal cation and a monovalent carboxylic acid anion on the surface and the wet SAP shake out of water-absorbent polymer particles out of the fluid-absorbent core is less than 10% by weight.01-05-2012
20120310196Absorbent Structures With Coated Water-Absorbing Material - Absorbent structures, and absorbent articles with such structures, comprising water-absorbing polymer having a coating of film-forming polyurethane and therein incorporated a hydrophilic silica.12-06-2012
20120209235Disposable Absorbent Article Containing An Unapertured Skinless Elastomeric Layer - The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis having a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region between the front and back waist regions, said chassis having two opposing longitudinal edges and two perpendicularly placed end edges, said chassis further comprising:08-16-2012
20120010585REUSABLE DIAPERS - A reusable diaper includes forward and rearward waist portions. At least one corner tab may be releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The diaper may include at least one pocket configured to receive therein at least a portion of the corner tab. The pocket may be substantially impervious to liquids, such that positioning of the portion of the corner tab in the pocket helps inhibit wicking of liquid through the pocket and into the corner tab. Some embodiments may include first and second sets of interchangeable corner tabs that are releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The second set of corner tabs may be sized differently than the first set of corner tabs such that the diaper size is adjustable depending on whether the first or second set of corner tabs are used.01-12-2012
20120010584Absorption Body for Use on Wounds - An absorption body for use on wounds is constructed of a multilayer configuration with a first layer that is facing the wound, a second layer that is facing away from the wound, and an absorbent core that is arranged between the first and second layers. The first layer in the area of the wound has a material that is permeable for liquids and the second layer has a breathable material. The absorption body is suitable as a wound pad.01-12-2012
20110166541ADJUSTABLE SOLID PARTICLE APPLICATION SYSTEM - An application system for applying a solid particle includes an injector housing having a material inlet, a gas inlet, and a material outlet, and an occluder moveably disposed within the injector housing between the gas inlet and the material outlet. The injector housing and the occluder define there between at least one adjustable aperture downstream of the material inlet and in fluid communication with the gas inlet and the material outlet. The aperture has a first open area with the occluder in a first position and a second open area with the occluder in a second position, the second open area being different than the first open area. The system also includes a nozzle having a nozzle inlet coupled to the material outlet and a nozzle outlet, the inlet having a circular cross-section and the outlet having a rectangular cross-section.07-07-2011
20120065605PANTS-TYPE DISPOSABLE DIAPER - A pant-type disposable diaper comprises: a pants-shaped outer member having a front part, a back part, and a crotch part positioned between the front part and the back part, and having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings formed by joining the front part and the back part; and an absorbent main body disposed on an inner surface of the pants-shaped outer member at the crotch part, and comprising a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet; wherein the pants-shaped outer member comprises a first sheet made of a spunbonded nonwoven fabric produced by melting a polymer composition containing polyolefin and/or polyester and a surfactant. According to the pants-type disposable diaper on the above, the pants-shaped outer member is excellent in water resistance and softness.03-15-2012
20120016326ABSORBENT CORE - Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, for example for the absorption of menses or blood.01-19-2012
20120116338Polypropylene Nonwoven Fibers And Fabrics And Methods For Making Same - Nonwoven fabrics of fibers comprising one or more primary polypropylenes having a molecular weight distribution of less than 3.5 and a melt flow rate within the range from 5 to 500 dg/min, the fibers having an average diameter of less than 20 μm, or a denier (g/9000 m) of less than 2.0, thus forming propylene-based fabrics. The primary polypropylene is preferably a reactor grade polymer made using a single-site catalyst. In certain embodiments, the propylene-based fabrics disclosed herein have a MD Tensile Strength (WSP 110.4 (05)) of greater than 20 N/5 cm when calendered at a temperature within the range from 110 to 15O° C. Also in certain embodiments, the fabrics have a CD Tensile Strength (WSP 110.4 (05)) of greater than 10 N/5 cm when calendered at a temperature within the range from 110 to 15O° C. The fabrics are preferably meltspun, and in a particular embodiment are spunbond fabrics.05-10-2012
20110034894MULTI-COMPONENT DRESSING FOR WOUND TREATMENT ON THE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY WITH APPLICATION OF REDUCED PRESSURE - The invention relates to a multi-component dressing (02-10-2011
20120116339REUSABLE DIAPERS - A reusable diaper includes forward and rearward waist portions. At least one corner tab may be releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The diaper may include at least one pocket configured to receive therein at least a portion of the corner tab. The pocket may be substantially impervious to liquids, such that positioning of the portion of the corner tab in the pocket helps inhibit wicking of liquid through the pocket and into the corner tab. Some embodiments may include first and second sets of interchangeable corner tabs that are releasably attachable to the forward and rearward waist portions. The second set of corner tabs may be sized differently than the first set of corner tabs such that the diaper size is adjustable depending on whether the first or second set of corner tabs are used.05-10-2012
20110092937POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITIONS, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, FIBERS MADE THEREFROM, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - The instant invention is a polyethylene composition, method of producing the same, fibers made therefrom, and method of making the same. The polyethylene composition according to instant invention comprises: (a) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (b) less than 20 percent by weight of units derived from one or more α-olefin comonomers. The polyethylene composition according to instant invention has a density in the range of 0.920 to 0.970 g/cm04-21-2011
20120071848Ultrathin Fluid-Absorbent Cores - The present invention relates to ultrathin fluid-absorbent cores comprising a substrate layer, multicomponent superabsorbent particles and an adhesive, wherein the wet SAP shake-out of superabsorbent particles out of the fluid-absorbent core is less than 10% by weight.03-22-2012
20120157952ARTICLE WITH HEAT-ACTIVATABLE EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES - An absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction, a first major surface which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, and a second major surface disposed distally from the first major surface which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article. The article includes an absorbent core positioned between the first major surface and the second major surface. The article also includes at least one heat-activatable expandable structure. The at least one heat-activatable expandable structure is disposed on or below the first major surface. Application of heat to the heat-activatable expandable structure causes the heat-activatable expandable barrier structure to form distinctive designs, barriers and/or channels.06-21-2012
20120316532Disposable Absorbent Article With Topsheet Having A Continuous, Bonded Pattern - Topsheets characterized by having a certain basis weight, activating the topsheet prior to making a continuous bonded pattern on it, where multiple continuous patterns are optionally arranged along the longitudinal axis of the topsheet. The topsheets are optionally, further characterized with pre-bonding, embossing, opacity, and/or coloring.12-13-2012
20120165776Disposable Diaper with Reduced Bulk - A disposable diaper is disclosed having reduced bulk, especially in the back waist region. Due to an opaque topsheet and a backsheet having a relatively high percentage of printed surface area, the diaper has reduced see-through even in those areas of the back waist region where no absorbent core is comprised.06-28-2012
20120165775Creped Tissue Product with Enhanced Retention Capacity - An absorbent composite material may be manufactured by applying a flexible absorbent binder polymer (FAB), also referred to herein as a flexible superabsorbent, during the creping step of conventional tissue manufacturing. As such, the costly process of applying FAB to a substrate by spraying or printing followed by drying may be eliminated. The creping step has the additional advantage of improving the flexibility and softness of the FAB treated fibrous web.06-28-2012
20110184365Flexible, highly absorbent material - An absorbing structure has a sequence of layers, including at least first and second outer layers with at least a liquid storage layer disposed therebetween. The layers are disposed on top of one another and form a layered structure. At least the liquid storage layer has a cellulose material, preferably cellulose fibers, and a super absorbing polymer SAP, preferably SAP particles and/or SAP fibers. The liquid storage layer uses at least less binder material than the other liquid storing plies of the absorbing structure. The liquid storing plies are adjacent to the liquid storage layer. Preferably, the liquid storage layer does not have binder material.07-28-2011
20120226253ABSORBENT ARTICLE - An absorbent article comprising a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent laminate disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, wherein: the absorbent laminate comprises an upper sheet-shaped absorbent layer, a fiber assembly layer and a lower sheet-shaped absorbent layer provided in this order from the top sheet side; the fiber assembly layer contains pulp fibers; and each of the upper sheet-shaped absorbent layer and the lower sheet-shaped absorbent layer contains an absorbent polymer but does not contain a pulp fiber between nonwoven fabric sheets.09-06-2012
20120232510ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING A BUFFER COMPOSITION - The present invention generally relates to absorbent sanitary articles for absorption of body fluids and in particular to a sanitary article of this type including a buffer composition adapted to adjust the natural pH of the absorbed body fluid to a pH that is compatible with the pH of skin.09-13-2012
20120232513Web Materials Having Both Plastic and Elastic Properties - An extruded web is disclosed. The extruded web can be either a nonwoven material of a films. The web comprises a plasto-elastic material where the plasto-elastic material is a combination of a first polyolefin and a second polyolefin (either a polymeric blends or a polymeric mixture). The claimed combination of polyolefins results in a material that has substantially plastic properties when a sample taken from said web is subjected to an initial strain cycle (such that the web is provided with a set of at least 30% by an initial strain cycle) and substantially elastic properties when a sample taken from the web is subjected to at least a second strain cycle.09-13-2012
20120232512Disposable Absorbent Articles with Components Having Both Plastic and Elastic Properties - Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The absorbent articles include a plasto-elastic material joined to or disposed on at least one of component of the absorbent article to impart sizing or shaping capabilities to the article. The plasto-elastic material has substantially plastic properties when said absorbent article is subjected to an initial strain cycle, for example, when the article is placed on a wearer, and has substantially elastic properties when subjected to a second strain cycle such as when the article is subsequently adjusted to conform to the size of the wearer. The absorbent article can be in the form of diapers, pull-on diapers, training pants, sanitary napkins, wipes, bibs, incontinence briefs or inserts.09-13-2012
20120232511Personal Care Articles with Tactile Visual Cues - An absorbent article, for example, a diaper, a training pant, a swimming pant, or a feminine care article, and so forth, includes a topsheet, which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, a backsheet disposed distally from the topsheet, which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a heat-activatable expandable treatment on the garment-facing surface. The heat-activatable expandable treatment is present on the garment-facing surface in a visually distinctive shape or pattern and provides visual and/or tactile cues to a user of the absorbent article.09-13-2012
20120265161FLUSHABLE BODY FLUID ABSORBENT COMPOSITE - A flushable bodily liquid absorbent composite product, having a bodily liquid absorbent core, a moisture barrier layer applied to a garment side of the core, a film moisture break and a tissue backing layer. The tissue backing layer is readily soluble in water and the moisture barrier layer and the film moisture break are readily soluble in cold water. The use of the film moisture break is to absorb small amounts of moisture that is transferred through the moisture barrier in order to prevent weakening of the backing layer and prevent the transfer of positioning adhesive to the consumers garments. Preferred moisture barrier comprises polyvinyl alcohol and the preferred moisture break comprises carboxymethylcellulose or polyacrylimide.10-18-2012
20120323200COOLING COMPOSITION AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING THE SAME - A cooling composition comprising a cooling agent together with a polyethylene glycol (PEG) or a mixture of different PEGs having high molecular weights and an absorbent article comprising the cooling composition. The cooling agent of the composition has a reduced tendency to vaporize and evaporate at room temperature.12-20-2012
20120323199Leakage Proof Base Material for Paper Diaper - A leakage proof base material for paper diaper is provided which is more convenient to use, suitable to be mass produced, more skin-friendly and with a lower cost. The leakage proof base material for paper diaper comprises a leakage proof base material which is composed of a leakage proof membrane as a top layer and a non-textile fabric layer as a bottom layer, and surfaces of the leakage proof membrane and the non-textile fabric layer are combined together partially or entirely. At least one through hole area is disposed on the non-textile fabric layer, the through hole area is composed of a plurality of through holes which are penetrated through the non-textile fabric layer and are spaced at intervals.12-20-2012
20110238027Polyolefin Fibres - A polyolefin composition comprising: 09-29-2011
20110238026Ultrathin Fluid-Absorbent Cores - The present invention relates to ultrathin fluid-absorbent cores comprising a substrate layer, water-absorbent polymer particles and an adhesive, wherein the wet SAP shake out of water-absorbent polymer particles out of the fluid-absorbent core is less than 10% by weight.09-29-2011
20120089108WATER ABSORBENT SHEET - A water-absorbent sheet comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric, wherein the water-absorbent sheet has a structure in which the absorbent layer is fractionated into a primary absorbent layer and a secondary absorbent layer with a substrate layer formed by laminating two or more layers of a substrate having breathability adhered together with an adhesive, wherein the substrate layer satisfies the following requirements (1) and (2): (1) the substrate layer having a basis weight of 25 g/m04-12-2012
20120330259ABSORBENT PRODUCT - An absorbent product has a top sheet, an absorbent core and a back sheet. The absorbent core includes 40% by weight or more of high absorbent resin powder and it is possible to slim down the absorbent core while keeping a sufficient amount of absorption to thereby achieve slimming down of the absorbent product. A top sheet lower part contacting the high absorbent resin powder in the absorbent core includes hydrophilic fibers having water retention characteristics, and moisture is temporarily retained in the top sheet lower part before reaching the absorbent core and rapidly disperses in a range facing the absorbent core of the top sheet lower part. As a result, it is possible to reliably absorb the moisture of excrement in the absorbent core and to simplify a structure of the absorbent product.12-27-2012
20110301560ABSORBENT RESIN PARTICLE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, ABSORBER CONTAINING THE SAME, AND ABSORBENT ARTICLE - There is provided an absorbent resin particle having an absorption rate pattern where the rate is slow in the initial stage, moderate in the middle stage, and fast in the late stage, and there is also provided an absorbent article free from problems such as skin irritation by using the absorbent resin particle.12-08-2011
20110319850Refastenable Absorbent Article and a Method of Applying Thereof - Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the wearer to choose between conventional and pull-on diaper configurations, or combinations thereof, and properly and comfortably fit a large range of wearer sizes. Further, the absorbent articles can be pulled on and/or off as a pant. This feature is provided by the ear panels which maintain sufficient tension to hold the diaper on the wearer throughout the period of use without harming the wearer's skin, while providing enough stretch to allow the diaper to be pulled up or down over the wearer's hips. The fastening system is refastenable for convenience yet strong enough to maintain the diaper in a fastened configuration without becoming detached if the diaper is pulled on or off the wearer.12-29-2011
20110319849ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING A SYNTHETIC POLYMER DERIVED FROM A RENEWABLE RESOURCE AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAID ARTICLE - An element of an absorbent article is provided. The element has a bio-based content of at least about 50% based on the total weight of the element, and comprises a synthetic polymer derived from a renewable resource via a first intermediate compound selected from the group consisting of crotonic acid, propiolactone, ethylene oxide, i-propanol, butanol, butyric acid, propionic acid, 2-acetoxypropanoic acid, methyl 2-acetoxypropanoate, methyl lactate, ethyl lactate, polyhydroxybutyrate, and a polyhydroxyalkanoate comprising 3-hydroxypropionate monomers. An absorbent article comprising the element and a method of making an element for an absorbent article also are provided.12-29-2011
20110319848Substrate Coated With A Hydrophilic Elastomer - Substrates, coated with a block copolymer comprising at least four blocks being at least two hard blocks, one soft block and one hydrophilic block, wherein a the soft block is sandwiched between the hard blocks.12-29-2011
20120101459Absorbent Structures Comprising Post-Crosslinked Water-Absorbent Articles - Absorbent structures comprising vacuum-treated (optionally coated) post-crosslinked water-absorbing polymeric particles, obtainable by vacuum-treating and optionally plasma-treating post-crosslinked water-absorbent polymeric particles (that may optionally be coated), the resulting vacuum-treated post-crosslinked water-absorbing polymeric particles having an improved absorption, whilst having good gel bed permeability.04-26-2012
20130018349WATER-ABSORBENT SHEET STRUCTUREAANM Takatori; JunichiAACI Himeji-shiAACO JPAAGP Takatori; Junichi Himeji-shi JPAANM Matsushita; HidekiAACI Himeji-shiAACO JPAAGP Matsushita; Hideki Himeji-shi JPAANM Sakata; JunAACI Himeji-shiAACO JPAAGP Sakata; Jun Himeji-shi JPAANM Inaba; HarukaAACI Himeji-shiAACO JPAAGP Inaba; Haruka Himeji-shi JP - A water-absorbent sheet structure comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin is sandwiched with a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric from an upper side and a lower side of the absorbent layer, characterized in that at least one side of a topside and an underside of the water-absorbent sheet structure is subjected to embossing, and that the water-absorbent sheet structure has the following properties: when a saline solution is allowed to be absorbed in an amount of 4 L per 1 m01-17-2013
20130018348ABSORBENT COREAANM Carlucci; GiovanniAACI ChietiAACO ITAAGP Carlucci; Giovanni Chieti ITAANM Peri; AndreaAACI SambucetoAACO ITAAGP Peri; Andrea Sambuceto ITAANM Tamburro; MaurizioAACI SambucetoAACO ITAAGP Tamburro; Maurizio Sambuceto ITAANM Di Girolamo; LuigiAACI SambucetoAACO ITAAGP Di Girolamo; Luigi Sambuceto IT - An absorbent core structure for disposable absorbent articles, having improved fluid handling properties.01-17-2013
20080234646Odour-Preventing, Water-Absorbing Compositions - The present invention leads to odor-preventing water-absorbing compositions comprising at least one water-absorbing polymer and at least one substituted thiophosphoramide, to processes for their production and also to hygiene articles and their production.09-25-2008
20130172843SURFACE SHEET FOR WOUND DRESSING AND WOUND DRESSING - Disclosed is a wound dressing which can retain exudate to prevent it from spreading over a larger area while maintaining a moist environment, can be easily peeled off after use, can prevent skin redness, heat rash, or offensive smell, and can fit various shapes of wound surfaces. The wound dressing is provided with a liquid-permeable layer (07-04-2013
20110276019WATER-ABSORBENT SHEET COMPOSITION - A water-absorbent sheet composition (11-10-2011
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20130158495WATER ABSORBENT RESIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME06-20-2013
20110313383WOUND DRESSING - The present invention relates to a wound dressing, comprising a carrier layer and an absorbing cushion. The absorbing cushion comprises at least two different absorbing layers that are separated by a third layer. The third layer comprises at least one antimicrobially acting agent that exhibits the effect thereof within the absorbing cushion.12-22-2011
20120029456WATER-ABSORBENT SHEET - A water-absorbent sheet comprising a structure comprising at least an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin, sandwiched between two or more sheets of a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric, wherein the water-absorbent sheet is subjected to wavy embossing 02-02-2012
20090036855Particulate water-absorbing agent with water-absorbing resin as main component, method for production of the same, and absorbing article - Reversed phase suspension polymerization is allowed while controlling content of minor components in monomer, particularly controlling a content of acetic acid and propionic acid being not higher than 500 ppm, controlling a content of acrylic acid dimer being not higher than 1000 ppm, in acrylic acid. Cross-linked polymer obtained by the polymerization is subjected to a surface crosslinking treatment without substantially using an organic solvent, and under heating at high temperature (150° C. or higher and 250° C. or lower). Thereafter, agglomeration is carried out without substantially using an organic solvent. Accordingly, a particulate water-absorbing agent including a water-absorbing resin having superior property, and being suited for practical applications at high concentrations in absorbing cores such as a diaper and the like without generation of any odor of the organic solvent can be obtained because no volatile organic compound is included.02-05-2009

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