US3692618A - Continuous filament nonwoven web - Google Patents

Continuous filament nonwoven web Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3692618A
US3692618A US3692618DA US3692618A US 3692618 A US3692618 A US 3692618A US 3692618D A US3692618D A US 3692618DA US 3692618 A US3692618 A US 3692618A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
filaments
web
bundles
carrier
air
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Oskar Dorschner
Franz Josef Carduck
Christoph Storkebaum
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
GEA Group AG
Original Assignee
GEA Group AG
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B32LAYERED PRODUCTS
    • B32BLAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
    • B32B37/00Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding
    • B32B37/14Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by the properties of the layers
    • B32B37/144Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding characterised by the properties of the layers using layers with different mechanical or chemical conditions or properties, e.g. layers with different thermal shrinkage, layers under tension during bonding
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D04BRAIDING; LACE-MAKING; KNITTING; TRIMMINGS; NON-WOVEN FABRICS
    • D04HMAKING TEXTILE FABRICS, e.g. FROM FIBRES OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL; FABRICS MADE BY SUCH PROCESSES OR APPARATUS, e.g. FELTS, NON-WOVEN FABRICS; COTTON-WOOL; WADDING NON-WOVEN FABRICS FROM STAPLE FIBRES, FILAMENTS OR YARNS, BONDED WITH AT LEAST ONE WEB-LIKE MATERIAL DURING THEIR CONSOLIDATION
    • D04H3/00Non-woven fabrics formed wholly or mainly of yarns or like filamentary material of substantial length
    • D04H3/02Non-woven fabrics formed wholly or mainly of yarns or like filamentary material of substantial length characterised by the method of forming fleeces or layers, e.g. reorientation of yarns or filaments
    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D04BRAIDING; LACE-MAKING; KNITTING; TRIMMINGS; NON-WOVEN FABRICS
    • D04HMAKING TEXTILE FABRICS, e.g. FROM FIBRES OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL; FABRICS MADE BY SUCH PROCESSES OR APPARATUS, e.g. FELTS, NON-WOVEN FABRICS; COTTON-WOOL; WADDING NON-WOVEN FABRICS FROM STAPLE FIBRES, FILAMENTS OR YARNS, BONDED WITH AT LEAST ONE WEB-LIKE MATERIAL DURING THEIR CONSOLIDATION
    • D04H3/00Non-woven fabrics formed wholly or mainly of yarns or like filamentary material of substantial length
    • D04H3/08Non-woven fabrics formed wholly or mainly of yarns or like filamentary material of substantial length characterised by the method of strengthening or consolidating
    • D04H3/16Non-woven fabrics formed wholly or mainly of yarns or like filamentary material of substantial length characterised by the method of strengthening or consolidating with bonds between thermoplastic filaments produced in association with filament formation, e.g. immediately following extrusion
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B32LAYERED PRODUCTS
    • B32BLAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
    • B32B2307/00Properties of the layers or laminate
    • B32B2307/70Other properties
    • B32B2307/718Weight, e.g. weight per square meter
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B32LAYERED PRODUCTS
    • B32BLAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
    • B32B2309/00Parameters for the laminating or treatment process; Apparatus details
    • B32B2309/02Temperature
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B32LAYERED PRODUCTS
    • B32BLAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
    • B32B38/00Ancillary operations in connection with laminating processes
    • B32B38/18Handling of layers or the laminate
    • B32B38/1875Tensioning
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/26Web or sheet containing structurally defined element or component, the element or component having a specified physical dimension
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/27Web or sheet containing structurally defined element or component, the element or component having a specified weight per unit area [e.g., gms/sq cm, lbs/sq ft, etc.]
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T442/00Fabric [woven, knitted, or nonwoven textile or cloth, etc.]
    • Y10T442/60Nonwoven fabric [i.e., nonwoven strand or fiber material]
    • Y10T442/681Spun-bonded nonwoven fabric

Abstract

FORMATION OF A NONWOVEN WEB SUITABLE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF TEXTILE-LIKE OR PAPER-LIKE SHEET MATERIAL BY SIMULTANEOUSLY SPINNING A MULTIPLE NUMBER OF CONTINUOUS FILAMENTS OF A SYPTHETIC POLYMER SUCH AS POLYPROPLYLENE. GATHERING THE FILAMENTS INTO A STRAIGHT ROW OF SIDE-BY-SIDE, SUBSTANTIALLY EVENLY SPACED APART, UNTWISTED BUNDLES, EACH CONTAINING AT LEAST 15 FILAMENTS, SIMULTANEOUSLY DRAWING EACH BUNDLE DOWNWARDLY AT A VELOCITY OF AT LEAST 3,000 METERS PER MINUTE IN AN INDIVIDUAL SURROUNDING GAS COLUMN FLOWING AT SUPERSONIC VELOCITY, AS FOR EXAMPLE BY PASSING THE BUNDLES THROUGH A ROW OF AIR GUNS AND DIRECTING THE SAME TO IMPINGE ON A HORIZONTAL CARRIER BELT MOVING IN A DIRECTION SO THAT THE BUNDLES IN THEIR SURROUNDING GAS COLUMNS EXTEND IN A STRAIGHT ROW ACROSS THE CARRIER AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE DIRECTION OF ITS MOVEMENT; CONTROLLING THE GAS COLUMN BY A CONTROL OF ITS DIVERGENT WIDTH AND/OR OSCILLATING THE SAME SO THAT THE LIMITS OF CONTACT OF THE EDGE OF EACH COLUMN WITH THE CARRIER OVERLAP THE LIMITS OF CONTACT OF THE EDGE OF THE ADJACENT COLUMN BY AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OF THE OVERALL WIDTH OF CONTACT OF AN INDIVIDUAL GAS COLUMN WITH THE CARRIER, AND MAINTAINING THE LAY-DOWN SPEED OF THE FILAMENTS IN RELATION TO THE SPEED OF THE CARRIER MOVEMENT SO THAT PRIOR TO AND/OR AS THE BUNDLES IMPINGE AGAINST THE CARRIER, THEY ARE DIVIDED INTO SUB-BUNDLES OF PARALLEL FILAMENTS

WHICH DEPOSIT ON THE CARRIER IN A LOOP-LIKE ARRANGEMENT EXTENDING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL OF THE CARRIER WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE GAS COLUMN SURROUNDING THE BUNDLE, FORMING A WEB WHICH IS CHARACTERIZED BY A MULTIPLE NUMBER OF SIDE-BY-SIDE LENGTHWISE SECTIONS, EACH SECTION BEING FORMED BY THE SUBBUNDLES OF PARALLEL FILAMENTS LYING IN A LOOP-LIKE ARRANGEMENT EXTENDING BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE WIDTH OF THE SECTION AND CONTAINING MULTIPLE OVERLAPPING SECONDARY SMALLER LOOPS AND SWIRLS WITH THE ADJACENT INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS OVERLAPPING EACH OTHER WITHOUT STRATIFICATION AND WITH THE LOOPS, SECONDARY LOOPS AND SWIRLS OF ONE SECTION RANDOMLY SUBSTANTIALLY COMPETELY INTERMINGLED WITH THE OVERLAPPING PORTION OF THE ADJACENT SECTION. THE WEB AFTER ITS LAY-DOWN MAY BE INITIALLY STABILIZED BY HEAT-SEALING, NEEDING OR TREATING WITH A BINDER SUCH LATEX AND SUBJECTED TO FURTHER TREATMENTS CONVENTIONAL IN THE NONWOVEN ART.

Description

Sept. 19, 1972 o. DoRscI-INER VET Al- 3,592,513

CONTINUOUS FILAMENT NONWOVEN WEB Filed Oct. 9. 1969 7 Sheets-Sheet 1 F/g l /0/ /00 AI-Jvwvwvvv o. DoRscHNER l-:rAL 3,692,618

CONTINUOUS FILAMENT NONWOVEN WEB Sept. 19, 1972 Filed oct. 9, 1969 7 Sheets-Sheet 4 A TTORNNS Sept. 1 9, 1972 o, DORsl-{NER EI'AL 3,692,618

CONTINUOUS FILAMENT NONWOVEN WEB Filed Oct. 9, 1969 7 Sheets-Sheet 5 l* C Fig 5a b LagA l C Hg. 5C b INVENTOR. 05m/2 DosCH/VER FRANZ ,7055/5 CAROL/CK Sept. 19, 1972 o. DoRscHNER EI'AL 3,692,618

CONTINUOUSV FILAMENT NONWOVEN WEB Filed Oct. 9, 1969 7 Sheets-Sheet 6 Fig. 7a

o. RSCHNER ETAL 3,692,618

CONTINUOUS FILAMENT NONWOVEN WEB Filed Oct., 9. 1969 7 Sheets-Sheel'l 7 Fig 7c INVENTOR. 05m/Z UORSCHNER FRANZ JGSEF CARDUCK United States Patent O U.S. Cl. 161-72 14 Claims ABSTRACT F THE DISCLOSURE Formation of a nonwoven web suitable for the production of textile-like or paper-like sheet material by simultaneously spinning a multiple number of continuous filaments of a synthetic polymer such as polypropylene, gathering the filaments into a straight row of side-by-side, substantially evenly spaced apart, untwisted bundles, each containing at least filaments, simultaneously drawing each bundle downwardly at a velocity of at least 3,000 meters per minute in an individual surrounding gas column fiowing at supersonic velocity, as for example by passing the bundles through a row of air guns and directing the same to impinge on a horizontal carrier belt moving in a direction so that the bundles in their surrounding gas columns extend in a straight row across the carrier at right angles to the direction of its movement; controlling the gas column by a control of its divergent width and/or oscillating the same so that the limits of contact of the edge of each column with the carrier overlap the limits of contact of the edge of the adjacent column by at least 50 percent of the overall width of contact of an individual gas column with the carrier, and maintaining the lay-down speed of the filaments in relation to the speed of the carrier movement so that prior to and/or as the bundles impinge against the carrier, they are divided into sub-bundles of parallel filaments which deposit on the carrier in a loop-like arrangement extending back and forth across the direction of travel of the carrier Within the limits of the gas column surrounding the bundle, forming a web which is characterized by a multiple number of side-by-side lengthwise sections, each section being formed by the subbundles of parallel filaments lying in a loop-like arrangement extending back and forth across the width of the section and containing multiple overlapping secondary smaller loops and swirls with the adjacent individual sections overlapping each other without stratification and with the loops, secondary loops and swirls of one section randomly substantially completely intermingled with the overlapping portion of the adjacent section. The web after its lay-down may be initially stabilized by heat-sealing, needling or treating with a binder such latex and subjected to further treatments conventional in the nonwoven art.

This application is a continuation-in-part of copending applications Ser. No. 693,017, filed Dec. 22, 1967, and Ser. No. 783,556, filed Dec. 13, 1968, both now abandoned.

This invention relates to a continuous ilament nonwoven web and a process for forming the same. The invention more particularly relates to the production of nonwoven webs from continuous yfilaments of synthetic polymers such as polyolefins, polyamides, polyesters or ICC blends or copolymers thereof, which webs will be formed into textile-like, felt-like or paper-like sheet materials.

Nonwoven webs which are produced from staple fibers which are bonded together at their crossing points are well known and have found wide-spread commercial use. It is also known to produce such webs from continuous spun filaments of synthetic polymers. The production of such webs from continuous spun filaments offers the advantage of convenience and speed in production allowing a combination of the spinning and web-forming process with more or less a direct conversion of the polymer melt into the web by spinning the melt into filaments which are directly laid down as the web. The production of webs of this type, however, has presented diiiiculties in the art in that, as the filaments are spun and laid down, the same tend to retain their spinning parallelism forming ropy aggregated bundles which impart an undesirable non-uniformity to the web in both appearance and strength. Furthermore, in order to form webs with a practical width, it is necessary to form individual lengthwise sections from separate filament bundles, and the strength and uniformity of these sections varies considerably from the adjoining or overlapping portions.

It has been proposed (see U.S. Pats. 3,338,992 and 3,341,394) to avoid the above-mentioned disadvantages of filament aggregation into ropy bands by developing an electrostatic repellant charge on the individual filaments which are laid down, so that each individual filament is randomly laid down in the web with the avoidance of parallel bundles. In accordance with these patents, an attempt was made to achieve greater uniformity by complete random distribution and lack of parallelism of the individual filaments, and the webs so produced were characterized by this random distribution as measured in accordance with the patents by the coefiicient of variation of the filament separation. In accordance with the process so described, the electrostatically charged filaments had to be laid down in a manner so that the repelliug like charges could cause the same to fan out and separate from each other, which limited the production speed and could present lay-down diiiiculties. Furthermore, the strength inherent in the use of parallel bundles of filaments could not be achieved.

In some prior known processes, the filaments, after spinning, were passed through an air gun utilizing a highvelocity jet of air in order to draw the same and lay the same down as a random web on a moving carrier. In order to produce a web of practical width, it was known to lay down a number of side-by-side sections utilizing a multiple number of air guns. It was generally believed desirable to stagger the air guns one behind the other as they extend across the width of the carrier in order to achieve the desired overlap of the sections. This, however, caused what might be termed a stratification between the overlapping sections, i.e., the sections laid down by the following gun would lay down on top of the section laid down by the more advanced adjacent gun, so that the strength and uniformity between the overlapping portions did not match the strength of the individual sections themselves. This for example would occur when the web was laid down from a row of guns which would extend in a direction diagonally across the width of the carrier.

One object of this invention is a process which avoids the prior art disadvantages and which allows the formation of a nonwoven web from continuous filaments of a synthetic polymer at much higher production speeds with the obtaining of uniform web characteristics and with the retaining of the strength of parallel bundles of filaments.

A further object of this invention is a novel web which is characterized by greater strength and uniformity than the prior art webs.

These and further objects will become apparent from the following description read in conjunction with the drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic cross-sectional representation showing the formation of the web in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 2 is flowsheet showing the process step sequence and the major apparatus components used in an embodiment of the process of the invention for producing a heat sealed web;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of an aspirator jet or air gun used to draw and project the filaments;

FIG. 4 is a detailed schematic rview of the projection of a filament bundle onto a lay-down surface;

FIG. 5 is a transverse view of the deployment of the air guns with respect to the lay-down surfare; FIG. 5A shows the placement of stationary air guns; FIG. 5B shows oscillating air guns; and FIG. 5C shows the positioning of air guns to achieve multiple overlapping;

FIG. 6 is a schematic representation of the microscopic orientation of a section formed by a filament bundle from a single pneumatic jet on the lay-down surface;

=FIG. 7 is a schematic representation of the microscopic configuration of sub-bundles into which the filament bundle is distributed and their loop-like arrangement; and

FIG 8 is a reproduction of an actual photomicrograph taken of a web made according to this invention.

In accordance with the invention, a nonwoven web is formed by simultaneously spinning a multiple number of continuous filaments of a synthetic polymer. The spinning is effected in the conventional manner from the melt, with for example the melt of the polymer being extruded through a multiple number of downwardly directed spinning nozzles or spinnerets preferably extending in a row or multiple number of rows. The filaments as they are spun are gathered into a straight row of side-by-side, evenly spaced apart, untwisted bundles each containing at least and preferably from 50 to 150 filaments. These filament bundles are simultaneously drawn downwardly at a Velocity of at least 3,000 meters per minute, and preferably from 3,500 to 8,000 meters per minute in individually surrounding gas columns owing at a supersonic velocity and thus directed to impinge on a substantially horizontal carrier. The gathering of the filaments into the bundles and their drawing and directing to impinge on the carrier is preferably effected by passing the bundles through air guns which surround the filaments with a column or jet of air which is directed downward at supersonic velocity. The air guns are arranged so as to extend in a straight row in a direction extending across the carrier at right angles to its direction of movement, so that the bundles confined in the gas columns as the same strike the moving carrier extend in a line or row at right angles across the carrier. The carrier may be a conventional carrier used in the nonwoven art, such as an endless carrier or belt screen or the upper portion of a drum, as for example a screen drum. The filament bundles containing a number of parallel filaments are laid down on the carrier in a loop-like arrangement with primary loops extending back and forth across the Width of a section defined by the impingement of the air column from one air gun on the carrier. Before and as the parallel filament bundles impinge the carrier, they are broken up into sub-bundles containing a lesser number of parallel filaments and forming secondary smaller loops and swirls which overlap each other and those of adjacent sections to result in substantially complete intermingling with the overlapping portions of adjacent sections. The laid-down filament bundles then form a continuous uniform nonwoven web which may be consolidated and stabilized by compacting, heat-sealing, needling or treating with a binder, e.g., latex and other further treatments known in the art.

Thus, this invention involves four principal process steps, viz spinning of the polymeric filament, drawing, lay-down to forni a web, and consolidation of the web.

The polymeric fibers that may -be suitably used in the present invention are oriented crystalline or crystallizable fibers made of any thermoplastic polymer capable of forming a melt which can be spun. Illustrative polymers are the polyolefins, e. g. linear polyethylene, isotactic polypropylcne, polyisobutylene, polybutadiene, and the like; polyurethanes; polyvinyls; and the like; polyamides such as polyhexamethylene adipamide and polycaproamide; polyesters such as polyethylene terephthalate and copolyesters of ethylene glycol with a mixture of terephthalic and isoterephthalic acids; or mixed polymers, copolymers, including condensation copolymers, block graft copolymers, and the like, based on the same monomers as the polymers mentioned above.

The polymer is melted for example in an extruder and the melt delivered by pumps to the spinning equipment. The spinning of the filaments is carried out with spinning equipment capable of producing filament at a rate of at least 0.5 and up to l5 grams per orifice per minute. Suitable equipment comprises downwardly directed spinning nozzles or spinnerets which extrude molten polymer to form the desired filaments. The spinnerets are suitably arranged in a row of multiple number of rows parallel to the bank of air guns which extends transversely across the longitudinal direction of movement of the lay-down surface. Optionally, each spinneret produces at least a sufficient number of filaments to feed one air gun, i.e., at least 15 and preferably from 50 to 150 filaments, although more usually one spinneret will feed a plurality of air guns. Thus, for instance, spinnerets having from 200 to 1000 orifices can be employed. The spinneret orifices may have diameters of from 0.1 to 1.5 millimeters, preferably from 0.3 to 1.2 millimeters to produce typical filament sizes. The throughput of molten polymer generally ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 grams per minute per orifice. Spinning temperatures usually range from 250 C. to 350 C. and, of course, are dictated by the specific polymer fiber that is being extruded. The extruded filaments are cooled with cooling air.

The filaments produced by the spinning apparatus are preferably drawn to a thickness of from about 10 to 50 microns and are thus in the textile denier range, e.g., the filaments may have denier values of from about 1 to 20, although lower or higher denier filaments may be used depending on the end product to be formed. Thus, in forming a nonwoven web suitable for the production of textile-like sheet material, filaments of from l to 10 denier would be used; to make paper-like sheet material filaments of from 3 to 12 denier are suitable. For coarser products such as carpet backing material thicker filaments of from 5 to 20 denier are employed. The drawn filaments generally have an elongation at break above and a tensile strength of more than 2.5 grams/denier, e.g., from 3-7 grams/denier.

The spun filaments are gathered into a straight row of side-by-side bundles containing at least l5, and preferably from 50 to 100, filaments per bundle and drawn and projected by suitable equipment, preferably air guns, capable of producing the supersonic velocity air columns required by this invention. The gathering of the filaments into bundles after they emerge from the spinnerets may be achieved by appropriate deployment of the air jets themselves or by other suitable gathering means.

The filaments are drawn at high speeds, i.e., at from at least 3000 meters per minute and speeds as high as 8000 meters per minute can be used. The air guns that can be employed for this purpose are aspirator jets. Such an air gun has a nozzle portion through the throat of which primary aspirating air is smoothly expanded to supersonic velocities into an outwardly diverging expansion chamber. A guide tube for the filament and secondary aspirating air extends centrally through the throat and through the expansion chamber to a constant diameter draw-off tube. The primary aspirating air flows substantially parallel to the filaments issuing from the guide tubo and does not impinge on the filaments in such a manner as to cause intermingling or twisting of the filaments but flows so as to maintain good separation and preferably to allow the bundles to expand and to sub-divide into sub-bundles of parallel filaments. Substantially complete parallelism between the filaments within the filament bundle issuing from the draw-off tube is thereby obtained. A suitable air jet apparatus is shown in FIG. 3 in which the air jet consists of an upper part 2 screwed onto a lower part 1. Upper part 2 accommodates conical inlet funnel 3, for the filaments and secondary air, terminating in guide tube 4. This conical inlet opening 3 has a generating angle a of 5 to 15, preferably 7 to 11, to aid in the separation of filaments throughout their passage through the jet. The height of the inlet funnel 3 must not exceed 40 times the inside diameter of guide tube portion 4 and usually will be no more than to 20 times of the inside diameter of tube 4. The lower part 1 of the air jet assembly has a cue or two annular bores with air inlets communicating therewith for the supply of primary aspirating air and comprising annular holdback chamber 12. The holdback chamber is bound inwardly by vertical baffle walls 13 which end upwardly in a circular corner 14 connecting with funnel shaped jet cavity 15 which tapers inwardly to the narrowest point of throat 16. The cavity then enlarges outwardly to form expansion chamber 17 and ends in a cylindrical draw-ofi` tube 18. The conical enlargement of jet cavity 15 outwardly is measured by angle and this angle is generally from 8 to preferably 10 to 15. Thus, the outer wall of guide tube 4 forms with the expansion chamber at point 16 an annular throat through which the aspirating gas is accelerated to sound velocity and passed downward to expansion chamber 17. The generating angle y of jet funnel 15 should be between 20 and 50.

The annular area between the end of guide tube 4 and the beginning of draw-off tube 18 (i.e. the end of expansion chamber 17) forms the annular cross-section of the expansion zone. The end of the guide tube is located somewhat below the beginning of draw-off tube 18 which is uniformly cylindrical from top to bottom.

Other air gun apparatus capable of projecting filaments at high speed while preventing mutual interference between the filaments is usable in this invention. Generally such air gun apparatus is provided with an aspirating medium which expands to supersonic velocity and reaches Mach figures of up to 3.5 and higher in flow either parallel to the direction of the filaments or slightly away from the direction of the filaments. In this way, impingement of the aspirating gas on the filaments at an angle is generally avoided by suitable construction of the expansion chamber in relation to the guide tube from which the filaments emerge. The aspirating medium is preferably cold or warm air, but steam or other suitable media may also be used. Generally, the inlet pressure of the aspirating gas is between 10 and 50 atmospheres gauge. Further description of suitable aspirating apparatus may be had by reference to copending Ser. No. 850,- 500, filed on Aug. 15, 196'9, now Pat. No. 3,655,862.

The filament bundles are projected against the carrier surface within individual surrounding gas columns generated by and expelled from the draw-off tube of the aspirator jet and directed to impinge on the carrier as shown schematically in FIG. 3. Air suction means are provided below the gas-permeable carrier surface to remove a portion of the air blown onto the carrier surface.

As a filament bundle or sub-bundle is projected against the carrier surface at high speeds the impingement of the filaments against the surface may cause the same t-ofurther break up, primarily in the form of smaller subbundles as hereinafter more fully explained, and to bounce up to form a turbulent layer of intermingled bundles and subbundles which are then laid down in the characteristic pattern hereinafter described. In the areas of overlap, turbulent filaments contained in adjacent air columns effectively interlock to form a continuous, uniform, nonstratified overlapping portion.

The manner in which lay-down is effected to result in formation of the desired uniformly strong, non-stratified web is a salient feature of this invention. Certain definitions and theoretical considerations concerning web characteristics are helpful in this connection.

A textile web can be described independently of its structure by two parameters, viz the basis weight f of the web, expressed in terms of grams of web per square meter of web, and the denier of the filament used (denier is defined as the weight in grams of a 9000 meter length of the filament). These two parameters can be combined to yield a definition for specific filament length l where l is the total filament length-deposited within a unit area:

1 .9 l @I er meters/sq. om.

The specific filament length l is independent of the the structure of the web, e.g., a given value for l might be the result of lay-down of a single filament or of a plurality of filaments emerging from one or more air guns.

The basis weight (f*) of web produced by a single air gun in the instant process can be calculated from the following variables:

and the basis weight is then defined as follows:

f* (77) ra'rn/ m t (10(0) g s sq. e er For the basis weight f of a multi-section web produced by a number of air guns, Formula 2 becomes 3) f: (m) (y.) no

where m is the number of air guns and B is the width (in meters) of the conveyor belt on which lay-down takes p ace.

If the air guns are so arranged as to result in 4the laying down of contiguous but non-overlapping sections, it is evident that f*=f, i.e. the basis weight produced by one air gun is equal to the total produced basis weight. If f* is less than f, the lay-down sections must overlap and the degree of divergence between f and f* is a measure of the degree of overlapping. Generally, the web produced according to this invention will have f/f* ratios of from 2:1 to 4: 1.

The specific filament length l can also be expressed in terms of the above variables. Since minute), combination of definitions (l), (2), and (4) resultsin grams/sq. meter Denier= (n) (Wa) (b) (v) X 104 where l* is the specific filament length produced by a single air gun. IFor the entire laid-down web, definitions (l), (3), and (4) are combined to yield:

Again, l=l* for contiguous, non-overlapping sections, and l will be greater than l* if overlapping is present, i.e. in an overlapped web the filament length deposited per unit area is greater than in a single section separately laid down by one air gun.

As pointed out above, the prior art efforts to achieve overlap of the lay-down sections involved sequential placement of air guns along the direction of longitudinal movel* (meters/sq. cm.)

(meters/sq. cm.)

ment of the lay-down surface, either by staggered banks of air guns extending across the width of the lay-down surface at various points, or by deploying the air guns diagonally across the width of the surface. In either case, it is evident that stratification must occur, i.e., that a web section laid down by one air gun is necessarily placed on top of, or below the next adjacent section inasmuch as the overlapping portion of one section is substantially completely formed before the subsequently formed overlapping portion of the next adjacent section is applied thereto. Essentially, ribboned sections are formed within the web structure wherein the ribbons are much stronger than the areas between adjacent ribbons and the strength of the overall web is therefore non-uniform. This is true even where the prior art e.g. U.S. Pat. 3,402,227, so arranged the air guns that the basis weight and specific filament length were substantially uniform throughout the web, by taking advantage of the Gaussian distribution of filaments laid down by one air gun, i.e. less filament laydown near the longitudinal borders of a section than near the center of a section, and overlapping sufiiciently t-o equalize filament lay-down over the entire width of a section. In the prior art techniques, this equalization required an overlap of from about 50 to 8O percent of one section with the adjacent section. Despite such equalization, of course, stratification still occurred with concomitant nonuniform strength of the web formed, despite relatively uniform density of the web across its width.

The present invention avoids such stratification by providing for simultaneous formation, intermingling and overlapping of filament, sub-bundles, loops, and swirls, in adjacent lay-down sections.

In the lay-down of the web in accordance with this invention, at least 50 percent of the Width of a section overlaps with the next adjacent section. Thus, a middle section having adjacent sections on each side must be completely overlapped. With reference to FIG. A, the overlap width c must be at least 50 percent of the laydown width b of a section. If air guns are employed which are reciprocated or oscillated in a plane transverse to or at an angle of up to 45 with the direction of movement of the lay-down surface, the section width b is measured across the broadest sweep of the air cone that is generated as shown in FIG. 5B. In FIG. 5B the shaded portions of the air cone cross-sections represent the area swept by oscillation of the air gun away from its central (unshaded) position and the overlap distance c is measured between the terminal points of the broadest sweep of adjacent overlapping air cones. It is possible to have substantially more than 50 percent overlap between adjacent sections. As shown in FIG. 5C, the overlap width c can approach the section width b so that the two widths are nearly equal. In such a case there may be lay-down portions, such as d in FIG. 5C, in which laydown is effected from at least three air guns. In any event, the overlap distance c must be at least 50 percent of section width b, and is preferably at least 70 percent of section width b, no matter whether the air guns are oscillated or not. It will be evident, however, that the use of oscillating or reciprocating air guns will generally permit a broader swept area, i.e. a greater section width b, and a greater degree of multiple overlapping (lay-down from three or more air guns in one lay-down portion). Such multiple overlapping provides particularly strong and uniform webs.

In the present invention, overlapping is achieved without stratification by arranging the air guns in a row straight across the moving carrier belt, i.e. at right angles to the direction of longitudinal movement of the carrier belt to provide an overlapping series of air columns as shown in FIG. 5. In the case of stationary, i.e., nonoscillating air guns or air cones, the overlapping between adjacent air columns generated by adjacent air guns is achieved by so choosing the distance between air gun and carrier surface that the air columns, which expand outwardly as they move downwardly from the air gun to lay-down surface generally assuming a conical form, overlap to the desired extent as they impinge on said surface. This is illustrated in FIG. 5. Since a given air gun results in an air column leaving the air gun at a natural expansion angle, e.g. from about 5 to about 10 from the vertical, the lay-down width of a section is determined solely by the distance between the drawoff tube of the air gun and the carrier surface. Generally, to achieve the degree of overlap required by this invention, a distance of 0.3 to 1.5 meters is chosen between air gun and lay-down surface where the air guns are spaced from each other at 6 centimeter intervals.

In one embodiment of this invention, the air guns are oscillated as the filament bundles are laid down. The plane of oscillation can be lateral, i.e. transverse to the direction of the longitudinally moving lay-down surface, or at an angle of up to 45 relative to the direction of movement of the lay-down surface. In either case, the air column generated by each air gun is moved from side to side across the Width of a section as illustrated in FIG. 5B. When the air guns are oscillated, especially complete intermingling of filament bundles and sub-bundles in the overlapped areas is achieved in that the filament bundles and sub-bundles contained in adjacent air columns effectively interlock in a manner analogous to shuffled cards, thereby providing strong and uniform bonding in the overlapped areas. Another advantage of using oscillating air guns is that the width of a lay-down section and the extent of overlap produced by a given lay-down apparatus assembly is variable by varying the amplitude of oscillation. In commercially useful embodiments amplitudes of oscillation of from about 5 to 30 millimeters are usable. In addition, the frequency of oscillation is variable within certain limitations and can be optimally selected to produce the desired manner of lay-down and degree of non-stratified overlapping. The maximum theoretical frequency (Lmax) possible, which would result in laydown of the filament bundles back and forth along the lay-down width with no time to form a loop upon themselves, is given by the equation:

(cycles per sec.)

where Wa is a draw-off speed of the filaments and meters per minute and b is the width of a section. Thus, for instance a draw-off speed of 4000 meters per minute and a lay-down width of 0.3 meter will permit a maximum frequency of 111 cycles per second. At frequencies approaching maximum frequency a regular primary loop pattern is formed while at lower frequencies the filaments deviate from a regular pattern by forming loops upon themselves and secondary smaller loops and swirls as shown schematically in FIG. 6. As the frequency is lowered, a higher number of crossing points of filament bundles, sub-bundles, and loops which cross each other are formed and, as a result, the strength of the web formed is increased. To produce a web according to this invention, at least ve times as much filament length must be condensed in secondary loops and swirls as would be required to form only primary loops. Thus, frequencies of oscillation of up to 0.2 of Lmax are employed in this invention. It will be appreciated that in the calculation of maximum frequency according to the above Equation 7 it was assumed that the speed of oscillation is constant. This is not strictly true because this speed is temporarily reduced to zero at the reversing points. The hold-up of such reversing points may be adjusted by suitable mechanical modification, to alter the distribution of the basis weight and thereby to equalize the basis weight throughout the width of a section. Thus, it may be desirable to somewhat slow the speed of the oscillating air gun as it moves off center to avoid unevenly high build-up of filament near the center of such section. Frequencies of 2 to 7 cycles per second have been used to advantage in preparing practically useful webs.

It is also possible to reciprocate the lay-down surface laterally, either under stationary overlap-ping air jets, or under simultaneously oscillating air jets, to enhance the intermingling effect in the overlap sections.

It will be evident that there is a critical relationship between the speed at which filament is impinged on the lay-down surface, in terms of length of filament per unit time, and the speed with which the lay-down surface is continuously advanced longitudinally. If the two speeds were the same, clearly the filament bundle emerging from an air gun would be laid down in a single straight line in the direction of carrier surface movement. If oscillating air guns are employed the minimum draw-off speed (WA) must additionally satisfy the limitation imposed by Equation 7, above, to ensure not only formation of primary loops extending back and forth across the width of the carrier surface but to provide sufiicient filament length that a substantially greater filament length is condensed in loops and swirls.

In order to obtain the characteristic lay-down pattern of the web of this invention, it is necessary (a) to maintain a relatively high filament draw-off speed and (b) to so adjust the carrier surface forwarding speed that specific fiber lengths of (1*) of at least 0.6 meter/sq. cm., yand preferably of from 5 to 100 meters/ sq. cm. are obtained. For a given draw-off speed WA and a section width b, such specific liber lengths are attained by calculating the requisite carrier belt velocity v according to Formula 5 above and maintaining such velocity during operation of the process of this invention.

For a filament of a given denier, the critical relationship of draw-off speed and carrier surface velocity can also be expressed in terms of specific fiber weight f* (grams of filament deposited per square meter of web). The specific fiber weight of web produced in accordance with this invention should be between 5 and 1500, and preferably between and 1000 grams per square meter. The specific fiber length l* can be calculated from the specific fiber weight values I(ft) for a given filament denier by applying definition (l), above, and the carrier surface velocity required for a given draw-off velocity WA can then be calculated by applying Formula 5, above. Accordingly, a given draw-off velocity and filament denier dictate the carrier surface velocity required to produce the desired specific fiber weight.

By maintaining the aforedescribed operating variables and lay-down conditions a characteristic web structure is formed in accordance with this invention. With reference to the macroscopic configuration of the filament bundles, FIG. 6 shows the arrangement of filament bundles across the width of a lay-down section b. It can be seen that the filament bundles impinging on the lay-down surface are distributed as a flattened loop extending back and forth over the width of the section wherein a large percentage (at least 80 percent) of the filament length is condensed in smaller loops and swirls overlapping and contacting each other. The degree of openness of the primary loop is a function of the travelling speed of the carrier in relation to the oscillations of the filament lay-down across the carrier which in turn is a function of the oscillations within the air column and of the column itself. The number of small loops formed across the width of the primary loop depends on the draw off velocity as well.

With respect to the macroscopic configuration of the web, FIG. 7 is a schematic representation of the break-up and distribution of a filament bundle containing a plurality of parallel filaments as it impinges on the carrier surface. These parallel filament bundles as they form the smaller loops described macroscopically above, are sometimes split up upon lay-down into smaller sub-bundles still containing a number of parallel filaments and occasionally some monofllaments are formed from such bundles or subbundles. It will be noted that substantial parallelism, i.e.

10 two or more filaments laid down in the same direction at substantially unchanging distance from each other, is maintained in the formation of these sub-bundles. Parallelism of the sub-bundles may be temporarily interrupted by a turning point when the outer filaments of a filament sub-bundle cross over to the inside to form the inside filament of the continuing sub-bundles. A turning point is thus formed where a number of filaments of one subbundle cross each other substantially simultaneously. With particular reference to FIG. 7A, a parallel filament bundle projected from an air gun impinges on the lay-down surface at a and may split up into several sub-bundles b each containing a lesser number of substantially parallel filaments and into a monofilament such as c. The sub-bundles form loops such as d which may cross each other at points such as e or may cross the original filament bundle or other sub-bundles at points such as g or f respectively. Similarly, a monofilament occassionally forms certain crossing points with primary bundles or sub-bundles or by crossing over by itself. It will be noted from FIG. 7B that a filament or sub-bundle b after forming a loop d may again run almost parallel to other filament sub-bundles and thereby enhance the parallelism which is a characteristic feature of the macroscopic configuration of the web of this invention. In FIG. 7C, the possibility of repeated splitting up of parallel filament sub-bundles into still further sub-bundles containing fewer parallel filaments is shown.

Once the web is completely laid down on the carrier surface in accordance with this invention, the web may be consolidated and stabilized by compacting, heat-sealing, needling and latex treating. The web is conveniently precompacted, e.g., in the nip of two pressure rollers, to form a fabric-like material which is then subjected to elevated temperature while further compacting pressure is applied thereto. For instance, according to FIG. 2, it can be passed over a heated roll and through a pressure belt machine. The temperature of the web as it passes over the heated roll should be maintained at a temperature just below the melting point of the lower limit of the melting range of the particular plastic material from which the web was formed. For instance, temperatures of from 3 C. to 50 C. below the melting point or melting range, preferably 5 to 30, under the melting point or melting range can be suitably used. Maintenance of such a temperature causes crystallization of the polymer and it has been found that such poly-crystallization results in a finished product having particularly high physical and chemical stability. The pressure applied to the web, e.g., a pressure belt machine or other suitable means, as it passes over the heated roll, should be between 2 and 50 kg. per sq. cm. or a line pressure of 10-80 kg./ cm.

The treatment time during which the web is subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures in a belt machine should be from about 2 to 30 seconds, and in an extruder type machine, less than 2 seconds.

When the webs are consolidated by the application of heat, welding together of the filament bundles is effected at filament intersections of crossing filament bundle loops lying approximately on straight lines. Such short imaginary lines are distributed over the area of the nonwoven fabric or sheeting in an isotropic pattern but are not aligned. This pattern results in the low elongation, the high dimensional stability and the unusually high tensile strength of the products according to the invention. This characteristic of the compacted nonwoven fabric or sheeting is shown in FIG. 8 which is a reproduction of an actual photomicrograph taken of a web made according to this invention.

By varying the temperature, pressure, and residence time within the above stated ranges, the nature of the consolidated web produced can be varied considerably. For instance, the use of a relatively high treatment time at high pressure and high temperature results in a paperlike sheeting wherein the polymer has an isotropic orientation. Unlike sheeting obtained by conventional proceuses, sheeting produced in accordance with such invention can be written on like conventional paper but cannot be torn by hand. In such sheeting, the fibrous nature of the web is largely eliminated, such sheeting being either translucent or transparent and having a smooth, dense surface. Webs having such paper-like characteristic are preferably made of a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyolelins, polyamides and polyesters.

On the other hand, the nonwoven fabric character of the lay-down web may be substantially preserved if the compacting and consolidation conditions are relatively rnild, i.e. if moderate pressures and temperatures and short treatment times, are used. Web consolidated under such conditions is permeable to air and water and has a fibrous structure. Such fabric may be heat-sealed on one side or on both sides.

The physical characteristics of the consolidated web may be further altered by use of a liner made of, e.g. woven fabric, and inserted between the pressure belt and applied to the web as it passes through the high pressure and temperature zone. The pattern of the liner will impress itself onto and into the web so that the appearance of the resulting consolidated web will simulate that of the material used as a liner. Thus, liners consisting of coarse, porous, woven fabrics result in a porous or perforated sheeting or fabric material. It has surprisingly been found that such properties can be impressed on the web by heat treatment on only one side of the web.

The web can also be decoratively embossed by use of appropriate liners.

The capacity of the instant process to produce a number of widely varying non-woven web products having different properties and new properties with respect to known products in itself represents a substantial advance in the art. It will be evident that a wide range of products can be made by using the same equipment and that such equipment is far simpler than conventional processing machines such as papermaking machines, drawing machines and the like.

Apparatus suitable for implementing the aforedescribed process comprises, essentially, a plurality of spinning devices, such as spinnerets, through which thermoplastic material s extruded to form filaments, draw-off means in which the filaments are pulled through pneumatic jets and blown onto a lay-down surface, such as a moving conveyor belt.

A detailed understanding of apparatus utilizable in this invention and of the following examples may be had by reference to FIG. 1 which shows the formation of the web in accordance with this invention and to FIG. 2 which is a flow sheet showing the process step sequence and the major apparatus components used in the process of the invention; in FIG. 3 an aspirator jet used to draw and project the filaments is shown.

With reference to FIG. l, thermoplastic material is introduced into and melted and extruded in extruder 100 which is driven by motor 101. The extruded material is supplied by pump 103 to the spinnerets 1. The resultant filaments are drawn through an air jet 2 which is continuously supplied with propellant gas under pressure through inlet 2a. In air jet 2, the aspirating gas flows substantially parallel to the filaments issuing from a guide tube therein and does not impinge on the filaments in such a Way as to cause intermingling of the filaments, but flows so as to maintain good separation between the filaments, and, preferably, in such a way as to spread the filaments to form sub-bundles, i.e. to sub-divide the bundles into sub-bundles of substantially parallel filaments. The thus-formed sub-bundles then impinge on lay-down receiver belt 3 which is supported and actuated by rollers 4. The lay-down receiver is partially surrounded by baffle means 104 disposed between the exit of the air jet 2 and the lay-down receiver 3 and additionally is disposed above exhaust chamber 105 in which the air blowing onto the receiver 3 from the air jet 2 is at least partially removed.

With reference to FIG. 2, molten thermoplastic material is extruded through spinneret l to form a bundle of filaments which are drawn through an air jet 2 which is continuously supplied with air under pressure through air inlet 2a. The bundle of filaments is projected from the mouth of the air jet at high velocity against continuously moving conveyor belt 3 which is supported and actuated by rollers 4. The projected filaments are laid down in spirals from the air jet mouth against the moving belt to form a fiat-loop fabric web extending across the width of the air cone generated by the air jet as projected against the belt. The belt, with the filaments deposited thereon, is passed through the nip of a pair of pressure rolls S and the fabric web is then stripped from the belt and taken up by stripper roller 6 and may be passed through a machine in which the crude fabric web is heated and firmly compressed. The pressure belt machine shown in FIG. 2 comprises a heated roll 7, a pair of guide rollers 9 and a tensioning roller 10 which activate the pressure belt 8 to press the fabric Web against the heated roll 7. Usually, the guide rolls 9 are so arranged with respect to the heated roll 7 that from 30-80 percent of the circumference of heated roll 7 is contacted with the continuously moving pressure belt pressing against the fabric web. In order to prevent sticking of the fabric web to the heated roll 7, it may be desirable to interpose a moving liner between heated roll 7 and the moving fabric web, for instance, by means of liner dispensing roll 13- and liner take-up roll 14 supplying and withdrawing liner 15 to and from the heated roll 7. The liner may be made of suitable non-sticking material, such as a woven fabric. After passing through the pressure belt machine, the finished b fabric web is stripped from the pressure belt and taken up by a second stripper roller 11 and then wound up on take-up roller 12 as finished product.

FIG. 3 shows how an air cone containing the filament bundle being projected is formed by the air emitted at high velocity from the mouth of the air jet 2. The air cone has a true round conical shape if the air jet mouth is circular or it may have a pyramidal shape if the air jet mouth is square or rectangular. The width b of the length-Wise section of fabric web being laid down depends on the degree of divergence of the air cone emanating from the air jet mouth and on the distance h between the air jet mouth and the lay-down surface.

The following examples are illustrative:

EXAMPLE 1 Polypropylene granules were melted in an extruder having an extruder screw which had a diameter of 45 millimeters and a length of 28 times its diameter. The polypropylene had a crystalline melting range of 160- 164 C., a density of 0.906 gram per cubic centimeter and melt index i5 at 230 C. of about 5 before extruding. Extrusion was effected under a pressure of 35 kilograms/sq. cm. and the melt had a temperature of 310 C. at the outlet. The spinneret had 300 orifices. The throughput per hole was 0.66 gram per hole per minute. The polypropylene filaments emerging from the spinneret were cooled to below 60 C. and drawn in bundles of 30 monofilaments each by ten air jets arranged with even spacing in a row transverse to the direction of movement of a conveyor belt located 1.3 meters below the nozzles. The air jets were operated at a pressure of 22 atm. The air consumption was 30 In.3 per hour per air jet. The dimensions of the air jets were 2.0 mm. diameter at the inlet and 4.3 mm. diameter of the outlet tube. The filaments were drawn through the air jets by an air stream having a velocity of flow of about 520 meters per second. The air jets were oscillated at a frequency of 2 cycles per second. The draw-off speed of the filaments driven by the air stream was 4000 meters per minute which results in a titer of 1.5 denier. The tenacity of the filaments of 1.5 denier was 4.3 grams per denier. The basis weight of the web was grams per sq. meter of laid down web, corresponding to a throughput rate of 13 10.8 4kilograms per hour. The belt was moved at a speed of about 3 meters per minute. Bundles of continuous filaments were blown onto the moving conveyor belt in randomly overlapping sub-bundles, each containing from 3 to 5 substantially parallel filaments, to form a nonwoven web. The resulting web was formed of a plurality of side-by-side lengthwise sections of polypropylene filaments distributed in a form of small sub-bundles of substantially parallel filaments in a loop-like arrangement extending back and forth across a section in a section width of 0.25 meter with a filament length of 5 meters being condensed across a section in a loop-like arrangement as multiple overlapping secondary smaller loops and swirls. The adjacent individual sections overlapped without stratification by 65 to 70 percent of their width. The loops and swirls of one section were completely intermingled with those of the adjacent sections. The basis weight of any given web segment did not deviate by more than 7 percent from the average Weight of the entire web. The resulting web had a width of 70 centimeters and a very uniform structure. To facilitate the handling of the web, the latter was slightly compacted by two pressure rolls. The slightly compacted web was then drawn in at a speed of 3 meters per minute (i.e. equal to the laydown belt speed) between the belt and roll of a pressure belt machine.

EXAMPLE 2 Nylon 6 was melted in the extruder described in Example 1. The viscosity of the molten material was 2.6 11,51 and the temperature of the melt was 283 C. The pressure of the extruder was 60 atm. The spinneret had 150 orifices with a diameter of 0.6 mm. each. The throughput per hole was 1.1 grams per hole per minute. The nylon filaments were drawn off with the air jets and under the operating conditions of Example 1. The resulting filament draw-off speed was 3300 meters per minute which corresponds to a titer of 3.0 denier. The basis weight of the laid down web was 350 grams per sq. meter. The laid down web was needle punched under the following conditions:

Type of needles 36 Punching depth mm 13 Stitches per cm.Z 90

Strokes per minute 410 EXAMPLE 3 A polyester containing 0.4 percent by weight of titanium dioxide was melted in an extruder and processed according to the following conditions:

Spinning conditions Extruder: 45 mm. diameter; length 1'26 cm. (28 d.) Spinneret: 300 orifices Spinning temperature: 275 C.

Number of air jets:

Throughput: 1.1 grams per hole per minute Draw-ofi speed of the filaments: 4500 meters per minute Titer: 2.2 denier Air supply pressure for air jets: 25 atm.

Inlet diameter of air jet: 2.5 mm.

Outlet diameter of air jet: 5.10 mm.

Basis weight: 100 grams per m? This resulting laid down web was heat sealed at a temperature of 102 C. with slight application of pressure, and embossed on both sides.

EXAMPLE 4 Polypropylene resin was processed in the following equipment at the following conditions according to the general procedure set forth in Example 1:

Extruder diameter: 120 mm. Length: 360 cm. Melt temperature: 286 C.

14 Number of spinneret holes: 1412 (14 sections with 108 holes each) Number of air jets: 14 Throughput: 1.5 grams per hole per minute Titer: 3 denier Draw-off speed: 3800 meters per minute Filament tenactiy: 3.6 grams per denier Elongation at break: 129% Air jets:

Pressure: 22 atm.

Inlet diameter: 3.0 mm.

Outlet diameter: 6.6 mm. Air consumption: m per hour Basis weight of the web: grams per m.2

EXAMPLE 5 The web produced as described in Example 4 was consolidated and then fed between the pressure belt and the roll of a heat sealing machine. The steel roll was heated to C. and the pressure applied by the tensioned belt was atmospheres. The steam-heated steel roll was 700 millimeters in diameter and was contacted by the pressure belt on 65% of its circumference.

The web was heat sealed on both sides in two passes to yield the following web properties:

Strip strength: Elongation at break, percent Parallel (1.82 kg./mm.2) 19 Transverse (1.5 kg./mm.2) 12 Tongue tear: Kg./g./m.2 Parallel 0.056

Transverse 0.057

EXAMPLE 6 The web produced as described in Example 4 was passed through the heat sealing machine in only one pass at a temperature of 158 C. of the steel roll and a pressure of 150 atmospheres. The resulting web had the following properties:

Strip strength: Elongation at break, percent Parallel (2.6 kg./mm.2) 38 Transverse (2.2 kg./mm.2) 32 Tongue tear: Kg./g./m.2 Parallel 0.030

Transverse 0.026

EXAMPLE 7 The following table shows how the draw-off speed, which can be influenced by the design and the operating conditions of the air jet, influences the characteristics of the resulting filaments:

Product=Polypropylene Spinning hole diameter=0.6 mm. Length of capillary=2 times diameter Tenaety Elongation Titer Draw-ofi speed (rm/min.) (g./den.) (percent) (denier) EXAMPLE 8 A web produced under the conditions described in Example 4 but having a lower basis weight of 80 grams per m.2 (produced by correspondingly increasing the laydown belt speed) was latex treated using a commercial latex (No. 9210) produced by Synthomer Chemie, Germany. The basis Weight of the web after latex treatment 15 was 192 grams per m and the web had the following mechanical properties:

Latex Treatment What is claimed is:

1. A nonwoven web formed of a multiple number of sidebyside lengthwise sections each section being formed from a bundle of at least 15 continuous spun and drawn synthetic polymeric filaments distributed in the form of smaller sub-bundles of substantially parallel filaments in a loop-like arrangement extending back and forth across the width of the section with a substantially greater filament length of at least 500% being condensed in said loop-like arrangements as multiple overlapping secondary smaller loops and swirls, the adjacent individual sections overlapping each other without stratification by at least 50% of their Width with the loops, secondary loops and swirls of one section randomly substantially completely intermingled with those of the overlapping portion of the adjacent section, the weight of the web at the overlapping portions of the sections not varying from the overall weight of the web by more than 20%, the individual filaments forming the web being of between 1 and 20 denier having a tenacity of 0.5 to 6 grams per denier and the web having a weight of between 10 and 1500 grams per square meter.

2. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said filaments are oriented polyolefin filaments.

3. Nonwoven web according to claim 2 in which said filaments are oriented polypropylene filaments.

4. Nonwoven web according to claim 2 in which said filaments are polyethylene filaments.

5. Nonwoven web according to claim 2 in which said filaments are polybutylene filaments.

6. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said filaments are polyamide filaments.

7. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said filaments are polyester filaments.

CII

16 8. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said filaments are copolymers of polyolefins.

9. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said filaments are blends of polyolefins, polyamides or polyesters.

10. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 having at least 5 parallel overlapping sections each section having a width of between and 300 mm., the adjacent overlapping portions of the sections having a width of between about 35 and 240 mm.

11. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 having at least 35 parallel overlapping sections each section having a width of between 180 and 300 mm., the adjacent overlapping portions of the sections having a width of between about and 240 mm.

12. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which a substantial number of said sub-bundles of substantially parallel filaments are welded together at their crossing points.

13. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 containing a binder binding a substantial number of said sub-bundles of substantially parallel filaments together at their crossing points.

14. Nonwoven web according to claim 1 in which said loop-like arrangement is formed of flattened loops extending back and forth across the width of the section, the length of the parallel bundles of filaments forming said flattened loops being condensed as multiple secondary loops and swirls.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,671,745 3/ 1954 Slayter ll-DIG 4 2,855,634 10/1958 Smart 161-169 3,394,046 7/ 1968 Smock et al. 161-72 3,402,227 9/ 1968 Knee 28-72 NW ROBERT F. BURNETT, Primary Examiner R. L. MAY, Assistant Examiner U.S. Cl. X.R.

US3692618A 1969-10-08 1969-10-09 Continuous filament nonwoven web Expired - Lifetime US3692618A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
DE19691950669 DE1950669C3 (en) 1969-10-08 1969-10-08

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3692618A true US3692618A (en) 1972-09-19

Family

ID=5747613

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3692618A Expired - Lifetime US3692618A (en) 1969-10-08 1969-10-09 Continuous filament nonwoven web

Country Status (8)

Country Link
US (1) US3692618A (en)
JP (1) JPS4828386B1 (en)
BE (1) BE757138A (en)
DE (1) DE1950669C3 (en)
ES (2) ES379169A1 (en)
FR (1) FR2032855A5 (en)
GB (1) GB1297582A (en)
NL (1) NL7006394A (en)

Cited By (1278)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3734803A (en) * 1971-09-28 1973-05-22 Allied Chem Apparatus for splaying and depositing nonwoven filamentary structures
US3836416A (en) * 1970-01-29 1974-09-17 Alta Ind Non woven thermoplastic fabric
US3855045A (en) * 1972-01-21 1974-12-17 Kimberly Clark Co Self-sized patterned bonded continuous filament web
DE2356720A1 (en) * 1972-09-06 1975-05-22 Kimberly Clark Co Non-woven, laminated continuous and discontinuous filaments - heat-bonded at points in a pattern, by embossed cylinder
US3906064A (en) * 1973-02-12 1975-09-16 Little Inc A Process for dry forming paper
US3912567A (en) * 1973-05-14 1975-10-14 Kimberly Clark Co Stabilized nonwoven web and method of preparation
US3947310A (en) * 1974-07-11 1976-03-30 Chevron Research Company Extra-wide nonwoven sheets
US3949130A (en) * 1974-01-04 1976-04-06 Tuff Spun Products, Inc. Spun bonded fabric, and articles made therefrom
US3975224A (en) * 1972-08-17 1976-08-17 Lutravil Spinnvlies Gmbh & Co. Dimensionally stable, high-tenacity non-woven webs and process
US3991250A (en) * 1974-02-09 1976-11-09 Lutravil Spinnvlies Gmbh & Co. Spunbonded fabrics of nylon-6 filaments
US4001357A (en) * 1972-08-02 1977-01-04 Alfred Walz Process for the manufacture of fibers from fusible materials
US4091140A (en) * 1976-05-10 1978-05-23 Johnson & Johnson Continuous filament nonwoven fabric and method of manufacturing the same
US4107364A (en) * 1975-06-06 1978-08-15 The Procter & Gamble Company Random laid bonded continuous filament cloth
US4209563A (en) * 1975-06-06 1980-06-24 The Procter & Gamble Company Method for making random laid bonded continuous filament cloth
US4210690A (en) * 1978-08-05 1980-07-01 Firma Carl Freudenberg Spun nonwoven fabric of polyester filaments for use as backing material for a deep-drawable tufted carpet
WO1981002172A1 (en) * 1980-01-25 1981-08-06 I Reba System and method for dispersing filaments
FR2481719A1 (en) * 1980-05-05 1981-11-06 Kimberly Clark Co Method and apparatus for forming nonwoven continuous webs from a fluid material
US4346504A (en) * 1980-07-11 1982-08-31 Hoechst Fibers Industries Yarn forwarding and drawing apparatus
DE3151294A1 (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-07-14 Freudenberg Carl Fa "Polypropylene spunbond-low falling coefficient"
US4405297A (en) * 1980-05-05 1983-09-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Apparatus for forming nonwoven webs
US4472886A (en) * 1982-01-25 1984-09-25 Crown Zellerbach Corporation System and method for venting cooling air from filaments
US4496508A (en) * 1981-12-24 1985-01-29 Firma Carl Freudenberg Method for manufacturing polypropylene spun-bonded fabrics with low draping coefficient
US4578066A (en) * 1984-05-29 1986-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Incontinent garment, catamenial device or wound dressing
US4644045A (en) * 1986-03-14 1987-02-17 Crown Zellerbach Corporation Method of making spunbonded webs from linear low density polyethylene
DE3634146A1 (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-04-09 Kimberly Clark Co Non-woven fabric and its production
US4668566A (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven fabric made with poly-propylene and polyethylene
US4713068A (en) * 1986-10-31 1987-12-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Breathable clothlike barrier having controlled structure defensive composite
US4729371A (en) * 1983-10-11 1988-03-08 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Respirator comprised of blown bicomponent fibers
US4753698A (en) * 1985-12-03 1988-06-28 Firma Carl Freudenberg Method for the production of spun bonded nonwoven fabrics having a uniform structure
US4753834A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-06-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web with improved softness
US4761322A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-08-02 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Laminated fibrous web comprising differentially bonded layers, and method and apparatus for making the same
US4767825A (en) * 1986-12-22 1988-08-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4778460A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-10-18 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven fabric
US4787947A (en) * 1982-09-30 1988-11-29 Chicopee Method and apparatus for making patterned belt bonded material
US4806598A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-02-21 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic polymer blends and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4818597A (en) * 1988-01-27 1989-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Health care laminate
US4818600A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Latex coated breathable barrier
US4820577A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-04-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Meltblown superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions
US4847141A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-07-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4857251A (en) * 1988-04-14 1989-08-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of forming a nonwoven web from a surface-segregatable thermoplastic composition
US4892784A (en) * 1988-07-27 1990-01-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface treatment for inhibiting thermal oxidation of polypropylene fabrics
US4904514A (en) * 1988-09-13 1990-02-27 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Protective covering for a mechanical linkage
US4963638A (en) * 1988-02-26 1990-10-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4997082A (en) * 1988-06-28 1991-03-05 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Humidistat
US4999235A (en) * 1987-07-24 1991-03-12 Ethicon, Inc. Conformable, stretchable surgical wound closure tape
US5145727A (en) * 1990-11-26 1992-09-08 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven composite structure
US5149576A (en) * 1990-11-26 1992-09-22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven laminiferous structure
US5161686A (en) * 1989-04-14 1992-11-10 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Odor-absorbing web material and medical material packages containing the web material
US5188885A (en) * 1989-09-08 1993-02-23 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric laminates
US5213881A (en) * 1990-06-18 1993-05-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web with improved barrier properties
US5244723A (en) * 1992-01-03 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Filaments, tow, and webs formed by hydraulic spinning
US5244947A (en) * 1991-12-31 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Stabilization of polyolefin nonwoven webs against actinic radiation
US5244525A (en) * 1987-11-02 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Methods for bonding, cutting and printing polymeric materials using xerographic printing of IR absorbing material
US5252158A (en) * 1989-05-10 1993-10-12 Toray Industries, Inc. Method and apparatus for producing nonwoven fabrics
EP0573277A1 (en) 1992-06-02 1993-12-08 Kimberly-Clark Limited Apertured abrasive absorbent composite nonwoven web
US5271883A (en) * 1990-06-18 1993-12-21 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of making nonwoven web with improved barrier properties
US5273596A (en) * 1990-03-21 1993-12-28 Fiberweb North America, Inc. Nonwoven fabric for diaper top sheet and method of making the same
US5283023A (en) * 1992-01-03 1994-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of imparting delayed wettability to a nonwoven web
US5300167A (en) * 1992-01-03 1994-04-05 Kimberly-Clark Method of preparing a nonwoven web having delayed antimicrobial activity
DE4237298A1 (en) * 1992-10-05 1994-04-07 Silver Plastics Gmbh & Co Kg Antistatic hydrophobic laminate of nonwoven fabric layers - having all surface conductivity improving agent contained in inner layer consisting of microfibres to improve service life
US5336552A (en) * 1992-08-26 1994-08-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and ethylene alkyl acrylate copolymer
US5342335A (en) * 1991-12-19 1994-08-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers
US5344862A (en) * 1991-10-25 1994-09-06 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5369858A (en) * 1989-07-28 1994-12-06 Fiberweb North America, Inc. Process for forming apertured nonwoven fabric prepared from melt blown microfibers
US5382703A (en) * 1992-11-06 1995-01-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Electron beam-graftable compound and product from its use
US5382400A (en) * 1992-08-21 1995-01-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven multicomponent polymeric fabric and method for making same
US5393831A (en) * 1993-05-05 1995-02-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shelf stable nonwoven fabrics and films
US5405682A (en) * 1992-08-26 1995-04-11 Kimberly Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and elastomeric thermoplastic material
US5407442A (en) * 1990-02-12 1995-04-18 Karapasha; Nancy Carbon-containing odor controlling compositions
US5413811A (en) * 1994-03-18 1995-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Chemical and mechanical softening process for nonwoven web
US5439734A (en) * 1993-10-13 1995-08-08 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabrics having durable wettability
EP0672357A2 (en) 1994-03-16 1995-09-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Improved coveralls and method of manufacture
US5455110A (en) * 1994-06-29 1995-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven laminated fabrics
US5455074A (en) * 1992-12-29 1995-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Laminating method and products made thereby
US5460884A (en) * 1994-08-25 1995-10-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Soft and strong thermoplastic polymer fibers and nonwoven fabric made therefrom
US5464688A (en) * 1990-06-18 1995-11-07 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web laminates with improved barrier properties
EP0685213A2 (en) 1994-05-31 1995-12-06 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Tampon with integral cover
US5482765A (en) * 1994-04-05 1996-01-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric laminate with enhanced barrier properties
EP0691203A1 (en) 1994-06-06 1996-01-10 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Stretch-thinned film and nonwoven laminate and method for making same
US5486166A (en) * 1994-03-04 1996-01-23 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Fibrous nonwoven web surge layer for personal care absorbent articles and the like
EP0693585A2 (en) 1994-07-18 1996-01-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Knit like nonwoven fabric composite
US5490846A (en) * 1994-03-04 1996-02-13 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surge management fibrous nonwoven web for personal care absorbent articles and the like
US5494855A (en) * 1994-04-06 1996-02-27 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5498463A (en) * 1994-03-21 1996-03-12 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Polyethylene meltblown fabric with barrier properties
EP0702994A1 (en) 1994-08-30 1996-03-27 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven filter media for gas
US5503908A (en) * 1992-12-22 1996-04-02 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Self-adhesive nonwoven elastic compressible composite material
EP0707106A1 (en) 1994-07-19 1996-04-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Composite elastic necked-bonded material
US5512358A (en) * 1993-09-22 1996-04-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multi-component polymeric strands including a butene polymer and nonwoven fabric and articles made therewith
US5520980A (en) * 1994-01-31 1996-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Protective barrier apparel fabric
US5522810A (en) * 1995-06-05 1996-06-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Compressively resistant and resilient fibrous nonwoven web
US5534335A (en) * 1993-09-23 1996-07-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric formed from alloy fibers
US5536555A (en) * 1993-12-17 1996-07-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Liquid permeable, quilted film laminates
US5538019A (en) * 1993-11-03 1996-07-23 Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. Spunbond cigarette filter
US5538682A (en) * 1993-09-30 1996-07-23 Polyfelt Gesellschaft M.B.H. Process for producing spunbonded webs
US5540979A (en) * 1994-05-16 1996-07-30 Yahiaoui; Ali Porous non-woven bovine blood-oxalate absorbent structure
US5540976A (en) * 1995-01-11 1996-07-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven laminate with cross directional stretch
US5547746A (en) * 1993-11-22 1996-08-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation High strength fine spunbound fiber and fabric
US5549868A (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-08-27 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of sterilizing an article
US5567372A (en) * 1993-06-11 1996-10-22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method for preparing a nonwoven web containing antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5573719A (en) * 1994-11-30 1996-11-12 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Process of making highly absorbent nonwoven fabric
US5582632A (en) * 1994-05-11 1996-12-10 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Corona-assisted electrostatic filtration apparatus and method
US5582905A (en) * 1994-05-26 1996-12-10 Beck; Martin H. Polyester insulation
US5588155A (en) * 1995-03-31 1996-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Liquid impervious surgical gown cuff and method for making the same
US5589258A (en) * 1986-03-27 1996-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Limited Non-woven fabric comprising at least one spunbonded layer
DE19524813A1 (en) * 1995-07-07 1997-01-09 Blowitex Vliesstoffe Internati Material to prevent growth of vegetation on exposed surfaces - is of synthetic fibres or filaments with a layer of copper
US5597647A (en) * 1995-04-20 1997-01-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven protective laminate
US5605749A (en) * 1994-12-22 1997-02-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven pad for applying active agents
US5605739A (en) * 1994-02-25 1997-02-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven laminates with improved peel strength
US5607735A (en) * 1995-12-22 1997-03-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation High efficiency dust sock
US5614306A (en) * 1991-12-31 1997-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Conductive fabric and method of producing same
US5618622A (en) * 1995-06-30 1997-04-08 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface-modified fibrous material as a filtration medium
US5620779A (en) * 1993-12-23 1997-04-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ribbed clothlike nonwoven fabric
US5622772A (en) * 1994-06-03 1997-04-22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Highly crimpable spunbond conjugate fibers and nonwoven webs made therefrom
US5639541A (en) * 1995-12-14 1997-06-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Oil absorbent material with superior abrasive properties
US5641822A (en) * 1989-09-18 1997-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface-segregatable compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5643662A (en) * 1992-11-12 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Hydrophilic, multicomponent polymeric strands and nonwoven fabrics made therewith
US5643240A (en) * 1993-12-30 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Apertured film/nonwoven composite for personal care absorbent articles and the like
US5643653A (en) * 1993-04-29 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shaped nonwoven fabric
US5652051A (en) * 1995-02-27 1997-07-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric from polymers containing particular types of copolymers and having an aesthetically pleasing hand
US5658268A (en) * 1995-10-31 1997-08-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Enhanced wet signal response in absorbent articles
US5662978A (en) * 1995-09-01 1997-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Protective cover fabric including nonwovens
US5667562A (en) * 1996-04-19 1997-09-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Spunbond vacuum cleaner webs
US5667750A (en) * 1994-10-12 1997-09-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Process of making a nonwoven web
US5672415A (en) * 1995-11-30 1997-09-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low density microfiber nonwoven fabric
US5679042A (en) * 1996-04-25 1997-10-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric having a pore size gradient and method of making same
US5681646A (en) * 1994-11-18 1997-10-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High strength spunbond fabric from high melt flow rate polymers
US5688157A (en) * 1994-04-05 1997-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric laminate with enhanced barrier properties
US5687916A (en) * 1995-11-06 1997-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of nonwoven reclaim
US5688465A (en) * 1996-05-13 1997-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of corona treating a hydrophobic sheet material
US5693401A (en) * 1996-05-01 1997-12-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical glove retainer
US5695829A (en) * 1995-06-23 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Modified polymeric material having improved wettability
US5696191A (en) * 1989-09-18 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surface-segregatable compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5695376A (en) * 1994-09-09 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermoformable barrier nonwoven laminate
US5695377A (en) * 1996-10-29 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabrics having improved fiber twisting and crimping
US5695849A (en) * 1996-02-20 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. Elastic, breathable, barrier fabric
US5698294A (en) * 1994-10-12 1997-12-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sterilization wrap material
US5699791A (en) * 1996-06-04 1997-12-23 Kimberley Clark Corporation Universal fit face mask
US5700531A (en) * 1995-11-17 1997-12-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pull-activated container
US5702377A (en) * 1994-09-01 1997-12-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wet liner for child toilet training aid
US5705251A (en) * 1995-06-27 1998-01-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Garment with liquid intrusion protection
US5707468A (en) * 1994-12-22 1998-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compaction-free method of increasing the integrity of a nonwoven web
US5707735A (en) * 1996-03-18 1998-01-13 Midkiff; David Grant Multilobal conjugate fibers and fabrics
US5707707A (en) * 1993-12-21 1998-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compressively resilient loop structure for hook and loop fastener systems
US5709921A (en) * 1995-11-13 1998-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Controlled hysteresis nonwoven laminates
US5709735A (en) * 1995-10-20 1998-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High stiffness nonwoven filter medium
US5711994A (en) * 1995-12-08 1998-01-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treated nonwoven fabrics
US5714256A (en) * 1995-01-27 1998-02-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of providing a nonwoven fabric with a wide bonding window
US5714257A (en) * 1994-11-03 1998-02-03 Kimberly Clark Co Silane modified elastomeric compositions and articles made therefrom
US5714107A (en) * 1994-05-20 1998-02-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Perforated nonwoven fabrics
US5721180A (en) * 1995-12-22 1998-02-24 Pike; Richard Daniel Laminate filter media
US5733603A (en) * 1996-06-05 1998-03-31 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface modification of hydrophobic polymer substrate
US5738745A (en) * 1995-11-27 1998-04-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of improving the photostability of polypropylene compositions
US5741564A (en) * 1995-06-22 1998-04-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch-activated container
WO1998022066A1 (en) 1996-11-22 1998-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Highly efficient surge material for absorbent articles
WO1998022065A1 (en) 1996-11-22 1998-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multifunctional absorbent material and products made therefrom
WO1998022067A1 (en) 1996-11-22 1998-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles with controllable fill patterns
WO1998022068A1 (en) 1996-11-22 1998-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Heterogeneous surge material for absorbent articles
US5759926A (en) * 1995-06-07 1998-06-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fine denier fibers and fabrics made therefrom
US5762734A (en) * 1996-08-30 1998-06-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process of making fibers
US5763041A (en) * 1995-12-21 1998-06-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Laminate material
US5770531A (en) * 1996-04-29 1998-06-23 Kimberly--Clark Worldwide, Inc. Mechanical and internal softening for nonwoven web
US5773120A (en) * 1997-02-28 1998-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Loop material for hook-and-loop fastening system
WO1998029012A1 (en) 1996-12-31 1998-07-09 Kirchhoff International Gmbh Münster Cell for filling coverlets or the like
US5780369A (en) * 1997-06-30 1998-07-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Saturated cellulosic substrate
US5789065A (en) * 1996-10-11 1998-08-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Laminated fabric having cross-directional elasticity and method for producing same
US5798167A (en) * 1992-05-15 1998-08-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Garment of a durable nonwoven fabric
US5798078A (en) * 1996-07-11 1998-08-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sulfonated polymers and method of sulfonating polymers
US5801106A (en) * 1996-05-10 1998-09-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polymeric strands with high surface area or altered surface properties
US5800866A (en) * 1996-12-06 1998-09-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of preparing small particle dispersions
WO1998037828A1 (en) 1997-02-27 1998-09-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. An equipment drape for use with a magnetic resonance imaging device
WO1998037846A1 (en) 1997-02-27 1998-09-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable absorbent structure for personal care products
US5804128A (en) * 1993-05-04 1998-09-08 Chisso Corporation Cylindrical filter and process for producing the same
US5803106A (en) * 1995-12-21 1998-09-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic apparatus and method for increasing the flow rate of a liquid through an orifice
US5804021A (en) * 1994-04-29 1998-09-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Slit elastic fibrous nonwoven laminates and process for forming
US5807366A (en) * 1994-12-08 1998-09-15 Milani; John Absorbent article having a particle size gradient
US5810954A (en) * 1996-02-20 1998-09-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of forming a fine fiber barrier fabric with improved drape and strength of making same
US5814390A (en) * 1995-06-30 1998-09-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Creased nonwoven web with stretch and recovery
US5814570A (en) * 1994-06-27 1998-09-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same
US5814178A (en) * 1995-06-30 1998-09-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a bulked fabric laminate
US5817584A (en) * 1995-12-22 1998-10-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High efficiency breathing mask fabrics
US5821178A (en) * 1994-12-30 1998-10-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven laminate barrier material
US5822884A (en) * 1996-07-11 1998-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Slip-resistant shoe cover
US5830810A (en) * 1995-07-19 1998-11-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same
US5834384A (en) * 1995-11-28 1998-11-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs with one or more surface treatments
US5837352A (en) * 1994-12-20 1998-11-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Mechanically compatibilized film/nonwoven laminate
US5843057A (en) * 1996-07-15 1998-12-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Film-nonwoven laminate containing an adhesively-reinforced stretch-thinned film
WO1998056304A1 (en) 1997-06-09 1998-12-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent surgical drape
US5853635A (en) * 1997-06-18 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of making heteroconstituent and layered nonwoven materials
US5853881A (en) * 1996-10-11 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic laminates with improved hysteresis
US5853628A (en) * 1996-09-12 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of forming nonwoven fabric having a pore size gradient
US5853859A (en) * 1995-07-07 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Room temperature latex printing
US5855784A (en) * 1994-10-31 1999-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High density nonwoven filter media
US5857641A (en) * 1997-06-03 1999-01-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Winding core having integral entangling mechanism
US5868153A (en) * 1995-12-21 1999-02-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic liquid flow control apparatus and method
WO1999007317A1 (en) 1997-08-08 1999-02-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with expandable containment for feces
US5874160A (en) * 1996-12-20 1999-02-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Macrofiber nonwoven bundle
US5877099A (en) * 1995-05-25 1999-03-02 Kimberly Clark Co Filter matrix
US5883231A (en) * 1997-05-14 1999-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Artificial menses fluid
US5883026A (en) * 1997-02-27 1999-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Face masks including a spunbonded/meltblown/spunbonded laminate
US5882769A (en) * 1992-12-29 1999-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch-pillowed, bulked laminate
US5883028A (en) * 1997-05-30 1999-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable elastic film/nonwoven laminate
US5895710A (en) * 1996-07-10 1999-04-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for producing fine fibers and fabrics thereof
US5900306A (en) * 1995-05-02 1999-05-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven-film laminates
WO1999022614A1 (en) 1997-10-31 1999-05-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Shoe cover with slip-resistant sole
US5907872A (en) * 1997-04-08 1999-06-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for manufacturing sleeveless tops, shirts, or blouses
US5910224A (en) * 1996-10-11 1999-06-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for forming an elastic necked-bonded material
US5913329A (en) * 1995-12-15 1999-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High temperature, high speed rotary valve
US5916678A (en) * 1995-06-30 1999-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Water-degradable multicomponent fibers and nonwovens
US5919177A (en) * 1997-03-28 1999-07-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Permeable fiber-like film coated nonwoven
WO1999033408A1 (en) 1997-12-31 1999-07-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape
US5925712A (en) * 1996-08-16 1999-07-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fusible printable coating for durable images
US5932299A (en) * 1996-04-23 1999-08-03 Katoot; Mohammad W. Method for modifying the surface of an object
US5931823A (en) * 1997-03-31 1999-08-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High permeability liner with improved intake and distribution
US5932495A (en) * 1996-09-04 1999-08-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Enhanced odor absorption by natural and synthetic polymers
US5935512A (en) * 1996-12-30 1999-08-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven process and apparatus
US5935612A (en) * 1996-06-27 1999-08-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pneumatic chamber having grooved walls for producing uniform nonwoven fabrics
US5939339A (en) * 1992-07-22 1999-08-17 3M Innovative Properties Company Absorbent self adhering elastic bandage
US5939341A (en) * 1994-06-08 1999-08-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric laminate
US5952252A (en) * 1996-02-20 1999-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fully elastic nonwoven fabric laminate
US5952251A (en) * 1995-06-30 1999-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Coformed dispersible nonwoven fabric bonded with a hybrid system
WO1999047088A1 (en) 1998-03-13 1999-09-23 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable absorbent article with improved containment means
WO1999048454A1 (en) 1998-03-25 1999-09-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Leakage reducing construction for absorbent articles
WO1999049938A1 (en) 1998-03-31 1999-10-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Conformable backpack for encapsulated chemical protection suit
US5964742A (en) * 1997-09-15 1999-10-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved strength and abrasion resistance
US5965468A (en) * 1997-10-31 1999-10-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Direct formed, mixed fiber size nonwoven fabrics
WO1999060975A1 (en) 1998-05-29 1999-12-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable absorbent articles with bm containment
US5997981A (en) * 1997-09-15 1999-12-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable barrier composite useful as an ideal loop fastener component
US5998308A (en) * 1994-02-22 1999-12-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same
US6001460A (en) * 1996-12-30 1999-12-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic laminated fabric material and method of making same
US6007914A (en) * 1997-12-01 1999-12-28 3M Innovative Properties Company Fibers of polydiorganosiloxane polyurea copolymers
US6013223A (en) * 1998-05-28 2000-01-11 Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation Process and apparatus for producing non-woven webs of strong filaments
US6015764A (en) * 1996-12-27 2000-01-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous elastomeric film/nonwoven breathable laminate and method for making the same
WO2000002510A2 (en) 1998-07-10 2000-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent undergarments with improved absorbency system
WO2000002511A1 (en) 1998-07-10 2000-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable underpants including skewed absorbent core
US6017832A (en) * 1996-09-04 2000-01-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and composition for treating substrates for wettability
US6020277A (en) * 1994-06-23 2000-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Polymeric strands with enhanced tensile strength, nonwoven webs including such strands, and methods for making same
US6019152A (en) * 1998-07-29 2000-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus for heating nonwoven webs
US6022818A (en) * 1995-06-07 2000-02-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hydroentangled nonwoven composites
US6028016A (en) * 1996-09-04 2000-02-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven Fabric Substrates Having a Durable Treatment
US6034010A (en) * 1995-06-06 2000-03-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous fabric containing a microbial adsorbent
US6036467A (en) * 1994-06-23 2000-03-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus for ultrasonically assisted melt extrusion of fibers
US6037281A (en) * 1996-12-27 2000-03-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cloth-like, liquid-impervious, breathable composite barrier fabric
US6040255A (en) * 1996-06-25 2000-03-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Photostabilization package usable in nonwoven fabrics and nonwoven fabrics containing same
US6046378A (en) * 1995-03-14 2000-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wettable article
US6053424A (en) * 1995-12-21 2000-04-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus and method for ultrasonically producing a spray of liquid
US6057024A (en) * 1997-10-31 2000-05-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composite elastic material with ribbon-shaped filaments
US6060410A (en) * 1998-04-22 2000-05-09 Gillberg-Laforce; Gunilla Elsa Coating of a hydrophobic polymer substrate with a nonstoichiometric polyelectrolyte complex
US6060638A (en) * 1995-12-22 2000-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Matched permeability liner/absorbent structure system for absorbent articles and the like
US6060636A (en) * 1996-09-04 2000-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treatment of materials to improve handling of viscoelastic fluids
WO2000028123A1 (en) 1998-11-12 2000-05-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Crimped multicomponent fibers and methods of making same
US6066221A (en) * 1997-06-17 2000-05-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of using zoned hot air knife
US6075179A (en) * 1994-12-20 2000-06-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low gauge films and film/nonwoven laminates
WO2000045104A1 (en) 1999-01-29 2000-08-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fluid distribution system for thermal transfer rollers
US6098557A (en) * 1999-06-23 2000-08-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High speed method for producing pant-like garments
WO2000045763A1 (en) 1999-02-02 2000-08-10 The Procter & Gamble Company Elastic laminate including spunbonded nonwoven of polypropylene/polyethylene copolymer and disposable article using the same
WO2000045762A1 (en) 1999-02-02 2000-08-10 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable garment
US6103647A (en) * 1996-03-14 2000-08-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric laminate with good conformability
US6107222A (en) * 1997-12-01 2000-08-22 3M Innovative Properties Company Repositionable sheets with a nonwoven web of pressure-sensitive adhesive fibers
US6110479A (en) * 1995-06-06 2000-08-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous film containing a microbial adsorbent
US6111163A (en) * 1996-12-27 2000-08-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastomeric film and method for making the same
US6117379A (en) * 1998-07-29 2000-09-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and apparatus for improved quenching of nonwoven filaments
US6120888A (en) * 1997-06-30 2000-09-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ink jet printable, saturated hydroentangled cellulosic substrate
DE3634139C2 (en) * 1985-10-07 2000-10-26 Kimberly Clark Co Multi-layer nonwoven
US6156421A (en) * 1997-04-02 2000-12-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretched-filled microporous films and methods of making the same
US6162535A (en) * 1996-05-24 2000-12-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ferroelectric fibers and applications therefor
US6164948A (en) * 1998-05-08 2000-12-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Extrusion die system with removable insert
US6171695B1 (en) 1994-09-21 2001-01-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thin absorbent pads for food products
US6172276B1 (en) 1997-05-14 2001-01-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stabilized absorbent material for improved distribution performance with visco-elastic fluids
US6172153B1 (en) 1998-06-12 2001-01-09 Montell North America Inc. Olefin polymer composition having low smoke generation and fiber, film and fabric prepared therefrom
US6177607B1 (en) 1999-06-25 2001-01-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent product with nonwoven dampness inhibitor
US6179939B1 (en) 1997-05-12 2001-01-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of making stretched filled microporous films
US6192521B1 (en) 1997-04-08 2001-02-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for manufacturing shorts or trousers
US6200669B1 (en) 1996-11-26 2001-03-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Entangled nonwoven fabrics and methods for forming the same
US6204208B1 (en) 1996-09-04 2001-03-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and composition for treating substrates for wettability and skin wellness
US6203889B1 (en) 1998-07-30 2001-03-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs having zoned migration of internal additives
US6221460B1 (en) 1993-12-17 2001-04-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Liquid absorbent material for personal care absorbent articles and the like
WO2001030258A1 (en) 1999-10-22 2001-05-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape
WO2001034053A1 (en) 1999-11-08 2001-05-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Slip-resistant and absorbent material
US6238767B1 (en) 1997-09-15 2001-05-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Laminate having improved barrier properties
US6242041B1 (en) 1997-11-10 2001-06-05 Mohammad W. Katoot Method and composition for modifying the surface of an object
US6245271B1 (en) 1998-12-18 2001-06-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Reduced die lip buildup extrusion of polymer compositions
US6248833B1 (en) 2000-02-29 2001-06-19 Exxon Mobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fibers and fabrics prepared with propylene impact copolymers
WO2001046029A2 (en) 1999-12-20 2001-06-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Filtering cap for bottled fluids
US6267252B1 (en) 1999-12-08 2001-07-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fine particle filtration medium including an airlaid composite
US6274238B1 (en) 1994-04-12 2001-08-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Strength improved single polymer conjugate fiber webs
US6281407B1 (en) 1999-05-28 2001-08-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Personal care product containing a product agent
US6296936B1 (en) 1996-09-04 2001-10-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coform material having improved fluid handling and method for producing
US6300258B1 (en) 1999-08-27 2001-10-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwovens treated with surfactants having high polydispersities
US6309736B1 (en) 1994-12-20 2001-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low gauge films and film/nonwoven laminates
US20020006855A1 (en) * 2000-06-07 2002-01-17 Alberts Joseph Richard Alternate process for manufacturing unibody shirts with sleeves
US6348253B1 (en) 1999-04-03 2002-02-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sanitary pad for variable flow management
WO2002013748A2 (en) 2000-08-15 2002-02-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment with asymmetrical leg elastic spacing
US6350399B1 (en) 1999-09-14 2002-02-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of forming a treated fiber and a treated fiber formed therefrom
US6350711B1 (en) 1998-10-30 2002-02-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with fluid treatment agent
US20020030008A1 (en) * 2000-03-31 2002-03-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multi-component filter design
US6362389B1 (en) 1998-11-20 2002-03-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic absorbent structures
US6365088B1 (en) 1998-06-26 2002-04-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Electret treatment of high loft and low density nonwoven webs
US6368444B1 (en) 1998-11-17 2002-04-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus and method for cross-directional stretching of polymeric film and other nonwoven sheet material and materials produced therefrom
US6369292B1 (en) 1996-12-20 2002-04-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles having reduced outer cover dampness
US6375769B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2002-04-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of applying curved leg elastics using pucks with curved surfaces
US6380264B1 (en) 1994-06-23 2002-04-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Apparatus and method for emulsifying a pressurized multi-component liquid
US20020053085A1 (en) * 2000-06-13 2002-05-02 Yasuhiro Toguri Apparatus, method, and system for information processing, and recording meduim
US20020052591A1 (en) * 2000-10-27 2002-05-02 Zehner Georgia Lynn Absorbent article with captured leg elastics
US6384297B1 (en) 1999-04-03 2002-05-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Water dispersible pantiliner
US6386260B1 (en) 1999-04-28 2002-05-14 Polymer Group, Inc. Apparatus for providing a web of thermoplastic filaments
US6395115B1 (en) 2000-05-16 2002-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a garment with dual refastenable sides and butt seams
WO2002041800A2 (en) 2000-11-27 2002-05-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape having a pocket-forming feature
US6409883B1 (en) 1999-04-16 2002-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of making fiber bundles and fibrous structures
US6409858B1 (en) 2000-05-16 2002-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a garment with refastenable lap seams
US20020081421A1 (en) * 2000-10-30 2002-06-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coating for treating substrates for ink jet printing including imbibing solution for enhanced image visualization and retention, method for treating said substrates, and articles produced threrefrom
WO2002053003A2 (en) 2001-01-03 2002-07-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable composite sheet
US20020092199A1 (en) * 2000-12-28 2002-07-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable shoe liner
US20020095127A1 (en) * 2000-12-28 2002-07-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Controlled delamination of laminate structures having enclosed discrete regions of a material
US20020094741A1 (en) * 2000-03-03 2002-07-18 Thomas Scott Carlyle Method of making continuous filament web with statistical filament distribution
US20020095129A1 (en) * 2000-12-21 2002-07-18 Friderich S. Scott Body fluid sealing gaskets for personal care products
WO2002055781A1 (en) * 1999-12-30 2002-07-18 Polymer Group, Inc. Hydroentangled, low basis weight nonwoven fabric and process for making same
US6423883B1 (en) 1999-07-13 2002-07-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Liquid reception medium with liquid activated mechanical mass transport means
US20020098341A1 (en) * 2000-12-07 2002-07-25 Schiffer Daniel K. Biodegradable breathable film and laminate
US20020099107A1 (en) * 2000-10-27 2002-07-25 Tucker John David Textile fibers made from strengthened polypropylene
US20020102392A1 (en) * 2000-12-28 2002-08-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Flexible laminate structures having enclosed discrete regions of a material
US6433243B1 (en) 1999-02-26 2002-08-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Water permeable porous layer materials treated with surfactant-modified cyclodextrins
US6432243B1 (en) 2000-05-16 2002-08-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a garment with dual refastenable lap seams
US6432248B1 (en) 2000-05-16 2002-08-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a garment with refastenable sides and butt seams
US6435116B2 (en) 2000-06-07 2002-08-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for manufacturing shirts with raglan sleeves
US20020115370A1 (en) * 2000-11-10 2002-08-22 Gustavo Palacio Hydroentangled nonwoven composite structures containing recycled synthetic fibrous materials
US6440246B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2002-08-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of applying curved leg elastics using rotating disks
US6440882B1 (en) 2000-02-29 2002-08-27 Exxon Mobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fibers and fabrics prepared with propylene impact copolymers
US6446691B1 (en) 2000-12-21 2002-09-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dual capillary spinneret for production of homofilament crimp fibers
US6447628B1 (en) 2000-05-16 2002-09-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a garment with refastenable sides
US20020127937A1 (en) * 2000-12-29 2002-09-12 Lange Scott R. Composite material with cloth-like feel
US6450417B1 (en) 1995-12-21 2002-09-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. Ultrasonic liquid fuel injection apparatus and method
US20020138062A1 (en) * 2001-03-23 2002-09-26 Kuen David Arthur Refastenable absorbent product with Z-folded side panels and method of making same in the machine direction
US20020142691A1 (en) * 2000-12-21 2002-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Wordwide, Inc. Water repellant meltblown webs and laminates
US6461457B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2002-10-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dimensionally stable, breathable, stretch-thinned, elastic films
US6465073B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2002-10-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Variable stretch material and process to make it
US6468255B1 (en) 2000-08-31 2002-10-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Front/back separation barrier
US20020160033A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Noel Caplice Implantable medical devices
US6475618B1 (en) 2001-03-21 2002-11-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compositions for enhanced thermal bonding
US6479150B1 (en) 1999-02-26 2002-11-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Layer materials treated with surfactant-modified hydrophobic odor control agents
US6479154B1 (en) 1999-11-01 2002-11-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coextruded, elastomeric breathable films, process for making same and articles made therefrom
US6482194B1 (en) 1999-12-23 2002-11-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pocket design for absorbent article
US6488670B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2002-12-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Corrugated absorbent system for hygienic products
US20020187701A1 (en) * 2001-05-02 2002-12-12 Hollingsworth & Vose Company Filter media with enhanced stiffness and increased dust holding capacity
US6497188B2 (en) 2000-06-07 2002-12-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Alternate process for manufacturing shirts with inset sleeves
US6500538B1 (en) 1992-12-28 2002-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polymeric strands including a propylene polymer composition and nonwoven fabric and articles made therewith
EP1270786A1 (en) * 2000-03-07 2003-01-02 Kanebo Gohsen, Ltd. Thermoplastic elastomer nonwoven fabric roll, and method and device for producing the same
US20030003834A1 (en) * 2000-11-20 2003-01-02 3M Innovative Properties Company Method for forming spread nonwoven webs
US6503977B1 (en) 1999-03-25 2003-01-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Substrate coatings, methods for treating substrates for ink jet printing, and articles produced therefrom
US6506456B1 (en) 1999-10-29 2003-01-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for application of a fluid on a substrate formed as a film or web
US20030010010A1 (en) * 2001-07-12 2003-01-16 Dominik Buermann Cutting mechanism for harvesters
WO2003003963A2 (en) 2001-07-05 2003-01-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Refastenable absorbent garment
US20030014031A1 (en) * 1999-08-27 2003-01-16 Tanzer Richard Warren Incontinence garment having pleated extensible liquid retention layer
US6509284B1 (en) 1999-02-26 2003-01-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Layer materials treated with surfacant-modified chelating agents
US20030022584A1 (en) * 1998-12-16 2003-01-30 Latimer Margaret Gwyn Resilient fluid management materials for personal care products
US6521241B1 (en) 1998-12-31 2003-02-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Substrate composition for sequestration of skin irritants
US20030045846A1 (en) * 1997-12-23 2003-03-06 Sawyer Lawrence Howell Pulp and superabsorbent composite for improved intake performance
US6531085B1 (en) 1999-11-19 2003-03-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for improving strength of elastic strand
US6534149B1 (en) 1999-04-03 2003-03-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Intake/distribution material for personal care products
US20030051804A1 (en) * 2001-09-17 2003-03-20 3M Innovative Properties Company Method for producing web for use in making shaped elastic ears disposable absorbent article diapers
US6537932B1 (en) 1997-10-31 2003-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sterilization wrap, applications therefor, and method of sterilizing
US20030056893A1 (en) * 2001-05-31 2003-03-27 Delucia Mary Lucille Structured material having apertures and method of producing the same
US6540951B1 (en) 1999-11-19 2003-04-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for regulating agglomeration of elastic material
US6540857B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-04-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of applying curved leg elastics using curved pucks
US20030062113A1 (en) * 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Van Eperen David James Method of tucking refastenable side seams
US6543700B2 (en) 2000-12-11 2003-04-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic unitized fuel injector with ceramic valve body
WO2003028603A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of tucking side panels with side panel fold location control
US20030073367A1 (en) * 2001-10-09 2003-04-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Internally tufted laminates and methods of producing same
US20030077970A1 (en) * 2001-05-31 2003-04-24 Delucia Mary Lucille Structured material and method of producing the same
US6554881B1 (en) 1999-10-29 2003-04-29 Hollingsworth & Vose Company Filter media
US20030082968A1 (en) * 2000-09-28 2003-05-01 Varunesh Sharma Nonwoven materials having controlled chemical gradients
US6557479B2 (en) 2000-06-07 2003-05-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for manufacturing shirts with inset sleeves
US20030085485A1 (en) * 2001-11-05 2003-05-08 3M Innovative Properties Company Office Of Intellectual Property Counsel Systems and methods for composite webs with structured discrete polymeric regions
US20030087059A1 (en) * 2001-11-05 2003-05-08 3M Innovative Properties Company Composite webs with discrete elastic polymeric regions
US6565969B1 (en) 1999-10-21 2003-05-20 3M Innovative Properties Company Adhesive article
US6569275B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-05-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of optimizing tension in applying leg elastics
US6569225B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2003-05-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable barrier films containing cavated fillers
US20030098529A1 (en) * 2000-07-21 2003-05-29 Robert Drumm Nanoscale corundum powders, sintered compacts produced from these powders and method for producing the same
US6571960B2 (en) * 2000-05-01 2003-06-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Faucet-mounted water filtration device
US6573205B1 (en) 1999-01-30 2003-06-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stable electret polymeric articles
US20030104748A1 (en) * 2001-12-03 2003-06-05 Brown Kurtis Lee Helically crimped, shaped, single polymer fibers and articles made therefrom
US6576810B1 (en) 2000-10-25 2003-06-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Toilet training article containing an effervescent agent
US6579274B1 (en) 1999-12-14 2003-06-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable laminate permanently conformable to the contours of a wearer
US6578504B2 (en) 2000-06-07 2003-06-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for manufacturing unibody shirts with sleeves
US20030113463A1 (en) * 2001-12-14 2003-06-19 Ko Young C. Process for adding superabsorbent to a pre-formed fibrous web via in situ polymerization
US20030111163A1 (en) * 2001-12-14 2003-06-19 Ko Young C. Process for adding superabsorbent to a pre-formed fibrous web using two polymer precursor streams
US20030111758A1 (en) * 2001-12-13 2003-06-19 Clark Darryl Franklin Fully activated bicomponent web with absorbents
US20030114824A1 (en) * 2001-12-19 2003-06-19 Odorzynski Thomas W. Three dimensional profiling of an elastic hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive to provide areas of differential tension
US6583076B1 (en) 1999-01-08 2003-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabrics prepared using visbroken single-site catalyzed polypropylene
US6582412B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2003-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable one-piece swimsuit for girls
US6582810B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2003-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. One-step method of producing an elastic, breathable film structure
US20030120225A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2003-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Therapeutic agent delivery labial pad
US20030119412A1 (en) * 2001-12-20 2003-06-26 Sayovitz John Joseph Method for producing creped nonwoven webs
US20030119404A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2003-06-26 Belau Tom R. Pattern unbonded nonwoven web and process for making same
US20030120180A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2003-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and apparatus for collecting and testing biological samples
US20030118776A1 (en) * 2001-12-20 2003-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Entangled fabrics
US6585841B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of optimizing spacing between elastic members in applying leg elastics
US20030124336A1 (en) * 2001-11-30 2003-07-03 Keane James M. Adhesive system for absorbent structures
US20030124936A1 (en) * 1998-10-30 2003-07-03 Potts David Charles Absorbent article with fluid treatment agent
US20030125688A1 (en) * 2001-11-30 2003-07-03 Keane James M. Adhesive system for mechanically post-treated absorbent structures
US20030125683A1 (en) * 2001-12-31 2003-07-03 Reeves William G. Durably hydrophilic, non-leaching coating for hydrophobic substances
US20030125689A1 (en) * 2001-12-19 2003-07-03 Olson Christopher Peter Thin, flexible, low capacity absorbent article with leakage protection
US6589892B1 (en) 1998-11-13 2003-07-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bicomponent nonwoven webs containing adhesive and a third component
US6589638B1 (en) 1997-09-15 2003-07-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch-pillowed bulked laminate useful as an ideal loop fastener component
WO2003057264A1 (en) 2001-12-21 2003-07-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Feminine care products for the delivery of therapeutic substances
US20030135181A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2003-07-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sponge-like pad comprising paper layers and method of manufacture
US6596920B2 (en) 2000-12-27 2003-07-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Swimwear with fluid draining mechanism
US20030139720A1 (en) * 2001-12-13 2003-07-24 Nordness Cynthia H. Permeable, close to the body liner for swim wear
US20030139709A1 (en) * 2002-01-10 2003-07-24 Gehling Steven Craig Medicated tampon
US6600086B1 (en) 2000-05-31 2003-07-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable diaper outer cover with foam dampness inhibitor
US20030144639A1 (en) * 1997-06-11 2003-07-31 Gehling Steven Craig Medicated tampon
US20030143388A1 (en) * 2001-12-31 2003-07-31 Reeves William G. Regenerated carbohydrate foam composition
US20030147983A1 (en) * 2000-11-20 2003-08-07 3M Innovative Properties Fiber-forming apparatus
US20030147982A1 (en) * 2002-02-07 2003-08-07 Nordson Corporation Forming system for the manufacture of thermoplastic nonwoven webs and laminates
US6605552B2 (en) 2000-12-01 2003-08-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Superabsorbent composites with stretch
US6607624B2 (en) 2000-11-20 2003-08-19 3M Innovative Properties Company Fiber-forming process
US6608236B1 (en) 1997-05-14 2003-08-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stabilized absorbent material and systems for personal care products having controlled placement of visco-elastic fluids
US20030157000A1 (en) * 2002-02-15 2003-08-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fluidized bed activated by excimer plasma and materials produced therefrom
US20030155679A1 (en) * 2001-12-31 2003-08-21 Reeves William G. Method of making regenerated carbohydrate foam compositions
US6610903B1 (en) 1998-12-18 2003-08-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Materials for fluid management in personal care products
US6613028B1 (en) 1998-12-22 2003-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Transfer delay for increased access fluff capacity
US6613703B1 (en) 2000-04-27 2003-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermoplastic nonwoven web chemically reacted with a cyclodextrin compound
US6613033B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pant-like absorbent garments having curved leg cuffs
US6613029B1 (en) 1999-04-28 2003-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Vapor swept diaper
US6613704B1 (en) * 1999-10-13 2003-09-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Continuous filament composite nonwoven webs
US20030171056A1 (en) * 2001-11-05 2003-09-11 Gustavo Palacio Hydroentangled nonwoven web containing recycled synthetic fibrous materials
US6619947B2 (en) 2000-12-21 2003-09-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dual capillary spinneret with single outlet for production of homofilament crimp fibers
US20030173694A1 (en) * 2002-03-15 2003-09-18 Wenstrup Dave E. Method for producing a spun-bonded nonwoven web with improved abrasion resistance
US20030176135A1 (en) * 2002-03-15 2003-09-18 Wenstrup Dave E. Method for producing a spun-bonded nonwoven web with improved abrasion resistance
US6624100B1 (en) 1995-11-30 2003-09-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microfiber nonwoven web laminates
US6623837B2 (en) 2000-12-27 2003-09-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Biaxially extendible material
US6626961B1 (en) 2000-04-27 2003-09-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwovens modified with petrolatum
US6627564B1 (en) 2000-08-31 2003-09-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composite elastic in one direction and extensible in another direction
US6627788B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2003-09-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Swimwear with water drain
US20030188753A1 (en) * 2002-04-03 2003-10-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Radial angiography drape
US6632386B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2003-10-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. In-line heat treatment of homofilament crimp fibers
US6632205B1 (en) 2000-08-25 2003-10-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Structure forming a support channel adjacent a gluteal fold
WO2003084358A1 (en) 2002-04-03 2003-10-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low tack slip-resistant shoe cover
US20030194932A1 (en) * 2001-12-20 2003-10-16 Clark James W. Antimicrobial pre-moistened wipers
US6635041B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-10-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment with asymmetrical leg elastic tension
US6635135B2 (en) 2001-03-23 2003-10-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Refastenable absorbent product with overlaid side panels and method of making same in the machine direction
US20030203696A1 (en) * 2002-04-30 2003-10-30 Healey David Thomas High efficiency ashrae filter media
US20030203694A1 (en) * 2002-04-26 2003-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coform filter media having increased particle loading capacity
US20030200636A1 (en) * 2002-04-24 2003-10-30 Morman Michael Tod Slit neck spunbond process and material
US20030203695A1 (en) * 2002-04-30 2003-10-30 Polanco Braulio Arturo Splittable multicomponent fiber and fabrics therefrom
US20030203162A1 (en) * 2002-04-30 2003-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods for making nonwoven materials on a surface having surface features and nonwoven materials having surface features
US20030200991A1 (en) * 2002-04-29 2003-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dual texture absorbent nonwoven web
US20030203691A1 (en) * 2002-04-30 2003-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven materials having surface features
US6642429B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2003-11-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Personal care articles with reduced polymer fibers
US6645388B2 (en) 1999-12-22 2003-11-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Leukocyte depletion filter media, filter produced therefrom, method of making same and method of using same
US6645407B2 (en) 2001-12-14 2003-11-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making absorbent material with in-situ polymerized superabsorbent
US20030211248A1 (en) * 2001-12-14 2003-11-13 Ko Young C. High performance absorbent structure including superabsorbent added to a substrate via in situ polymerization
US20030211802A1 (en) * 2002-05-10 2003-11-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Three-dimensional coform nonwoven web
US6649547B1 (en) 2000-08-31 2003-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Integrated nonwoven laminate material
US6647549B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2003-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Finger glove
US6649548B1 (en) 1998-10-02 2003-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven web and film laminate with improved strength and method of making the same
US6649099B2 (en) 1998-10-30 2003-11-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of incorporating fluid treatment agents into absorbent composites
US6653523B1 (en) 1994-12-20 2003-11-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low gauge films and film/nonwoven laminates
US6652696B2 (en) 2001-03-23 2003-11-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cross direction method for making a refastenable garment with overlaid side panels
US6652504B1 (en) 2000-08-15 2003-11-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pant-like absorbent garments having curved leak guard flaps
US6653524B2 (en) 1999-12-23 2003-11-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven materials with time release additives
US20030219594A1 (en) * 2002-05-23 2003-11-27 Jian Qin Meltblown absorbent fibers and composites and method for making the same
US6657100B1 (en) 2000-10-25 2003-12-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Toilet training article containing an astringent agent
US6657009B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2003-12-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hot-melt adhesive having improved bonding strength
US20030225384A1 (en) * 2002-05-23 2003-12-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having a multi-layer absorbent structure
US6663027B2 (en) 2000-12-11 2003-12-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Unitized injector modified for ultrasonically stimulated operation
US6663611B2 (en) 1999-09-28 2003-12-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable diaper with low to moderately breathable inner laminate and more breathable outer cover
US20030233735A1 (en) * 2002-06-15 2003-12-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Use of a pulsating power supply for electrostatic charging of nonwovens
US20040002273A1 (en) * 2002-07-01 2004-01-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Liquid repellent nonwoven protective material
US6673980B1 (en) 1999-07-16 2004-01-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent product with creped nonwoven dampness inhibitor
US20040005834A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 Peiguang Zhou Elastomeric adhesive
US20040006324A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 Peiguang Zhou Garment including an elastomeric composite laminate
US20040005457A1 (en) * 2002-07-03 2004-01-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of improving the softness of fibers and nonwoven webs and fibers and nonwoven webs having improved softness
US6677038B1 (en) 2002-08-30 2004-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. 3-dimensional fiber and a web made therefrom
US6676648B2 (en) 1998-11-04 2004-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment having asymmetric longitudinal absorbent pad
US20040009725A1 (en) * 2002-07-02 2004-01-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composition and method for treating fibers and nonwoven substrates
US6679869B1 (en) 2000-08-16 2004-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having an elastic outer cover
US6680423B1 (en) 1999-08-27 2004-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having reinforced elastic absorbent core
US6682514B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2004-01-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. Efficient zoned elastic laminate
US20040018795A1 (en) * 2000-06-12 2004-01-29 Helen Viazmensky Spunbonded heat seal material
US6686303B1 (en) 1998-11-13 2004-02-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bicomponent nonwoven webs containing splittable thermoplastic filaments and a third component
WO2004011045A2 (en) 2002-07-30 2004-02-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Superabsorbent materials having high, controlled gel-bed friction angles and composites made from the same
US20040022172A1 (en) * 2001-09-11 2004-02-05 Manabu Obata Disk cartridge, disk recording medium device, and disk recording and/or reproducing device
US20040023579A1 (en) * 2002-07-30 2004-02-05 Kainth Arvinder Pal Singh Fiber having controlled fiber-bed friction angles and/or cohesion values, and composites made from same
US20040020579A1 (en) * 2002-07-31 2004-02-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Mechanical fastening system for an article
US20040030312A1 (en) * 2002-07-30 2004-02-12 Kainth Arvinder Pal Singh Superabsorbent materials having low, controlled gel-bed friction angles and composites made from the same
US6692541B2 (en) 2000-05-16 2004-02-17 Polymer Group, Inc. Method of making nonwoven fabric comprising splittable fibers
US6696618B2 (en) 2001-12-12 2004-02-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent composites exhibiting swelling/deswelling properties
US20040038607A1 (en) * 2002-08-22 2004-02-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Non-slip nonwoven liner
US6699537B2 (en) 2000-01-19 2004-03-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Waterfast ink receptive coatings for ink jet printing, methods of coating substrates utilizing said coatings, and materials coated with said coatings
US20040041307A1 (en) * 2002-08-30 2004-03-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of forming a 3-dimensional fiber into a web
US20040044324A1 (en) * 2002-09-03 2004-03-04 3M Innovative Properties Company Shaped elastic ear
US20040041308A1 (en) * 2002-08-30 2004-03-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of making a web which is extensible in at least one direction
US20040044321A1 (en) * 2002-08-27 2004-03-04 Kainth Arvinder Pal Singh Superabsorbent materials having controlled gel-bed friction angles and cohesion values and composites made from same
US20040044320A1 (en) * 2002-08-27 2004-03-04 Kainth Arvinder Pal Singh Composites having controlled friction angles and cohesion values
US20040044323A1 (en) * 2002-08-30 2004-03-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with elastic components having non-uniform elastic tension
US6702800B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2004-03-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment with transverse and longitudinal stretch
US6706135B2 (en) 2001-12-21 2004-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for temporarily stabilizing an extensible web
US20040054342A1 (en) * 2002-09-18 2004-03-18 Newbill Vincent B. Absorbent articles having a superabsorbent retention web
US20040054341A1 (en) * 2002-09-18 2004-03-18 Kellenberger Stanley R. Elastomeric nonwoven with attached superabsorbent polymer
US20040051199A1 (en) * 2002-09-18 2004-03-18 Kellenberger Stanley R. Methods of restoring elasticity after stiffening treatments
US6709623B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2004-03-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process of and apparatus for making a nonwoven web
US6709254B2 (en) 2000-10-27 2004-03-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Tiltable web former support
US20040055078A1 (en) * 2002-09-24 2004-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Easy gripping face mask
US20040059309A1 (en) * 2002-09-18 2004-03-25 Nortman Brian Keith Absorbent article with untreated hydrophobic target area
US20040056043A1 (en) * 2002-09-24 2004-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of dispensing a face mask
US20040055605A1 (en) * 2002-09-24 2004-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Easy gripping face mask
US6712121B2 (en) 2001-10-12 2004-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Antimicrobially-treated fabrics
US6716205B2 (en) 2000-12-28 2004-04-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pant-like absorbent garment having tailored flap and leg elastic
US6715188B1 (en) 2002-09-24 2004-04-06 3M Innovative Properties Company Hinged tab for slot and tab closure systems
US6719744B2 (en) 2000-03-15 2004-04-13 3M Innovative Properties Company Elastic closure tape tab for disposable absorbent articles such as diapers
US6723669B1 (en) 1999-12-17 2004-04-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fine multicomponent fiber webs and laminates thereof
US6721987B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2004-04-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dental wipe
US20040077247A1 (en) * 2002-10-22 2004-04-22 Schmidt Richard J. Lofty spunbond nonwoven laminate
US20040082239A1 (en) * 1999-12-27 2004-04-29 Di Luccio Robert Cosmo Fibers providing controlled active agent delivery
US20040087235A1 (en) * 2002-10-31 2004-05-06 Morman Michael Tod Elastomeric film and laminates thereof
US20040091752A1 (en) * 2000-05-03 2004-05-13 Morman Michael Tod Film having high breathability induced by low cross-directional stretch
US6736916B2 (en) 2000-12-20 2004-05-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hydraulically arranged nonwoven webs and method of making same
US6740792B2 (en) 2001-12-18 2004-05-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cover material with improved fluid handling properties
US6740406B2 (en) 2000-12-15 2004-05-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coated activated carbon
US20040098791A1 (en) * 2002-11-21 2004-05-27 Faulks Michael J. Boxer-style absorbent underpant and method of making same
US20040102125A1 (en) * 2002-11-27 2004-05-27 Morman Michael Tod Extensible laminate of nonwoven and elastomeric materials and process for making the same
US20040116018A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2004-06-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of making fibers, nonwoven fabrics, porous films and foams that include skin treatment additives
US20040112509A1 (en) * 2002-12-16 2004-06-17 Morman Michael Tod One-step necked-bonded laminate process and apparatus
US20040116023A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2004-06-17 Lei Huang Thermal wrap with elastic properties
WO2004052131A1 (en) 2002-12-09 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process to make boxer shorts having a contracted crotch region
US20040121144A1 (en) * 2001-11-30 2004-06-24 Peiguang Zhou Microwaveable latent polymer composites with rough surface texture
US20040122396A1 (en) * 2002-12-24 2004-06-24 Maldonado Jose E. Apertured, film-coated nonwoven material
US20040118545A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-06-24 Bakken Andrew Peter Non-woven through air dryer and transfer fabrics for tissue making
US20040122404A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Meyer Stephen C. Preferentially stretchable laminates with perforated layers
US20040121692A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Taylor Jack Draper Oil-resistant elastic laminates
US20040121687A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Morman Michael Tod Extensible laminate having improved stretch properties and method for making same
US20040122385A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles including an odor absorbing and/or odor reducing additive
US20040121107A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-06-24 Bell Daryl Steven Dispensing assembly and method for producing single piece face mask
US20040118410A1 (en) * 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 Griesbach Henry L. Surgical drape having an instrument holder
US20040121690A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Mleziva Mark Michael Elastomeric laminates having random copolymer facings
US20040121680A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compositions and methods for treating lofty nonwoven substrates
US20040118546A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-06-24 Bakken Andrew Peter Non-woven through air dryer and transfer fabrics for tissue making
US20040121683A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Joy Jordan Composite elastic material
US20040121905A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly - Clark Worldwide, Inc Method of making an absorbent composite
US20040121682A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Antimicrobial fibrous substrates
US20040122409A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Thomas Oomman Painumoottil Enhanced elastomer blend
US20040121121A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly -Clark Worldwide, Inc. Entangled fabrics containing an apertured nonwoven web
US20040122393A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Michael Tod Morman Disposable leak-proof containment garment
US20040122408A1 (en) * 2002-12-24 2004-06-24 Potnis Prasad S. Dry-blend elastomer for elastic laminates
US20040122406A1 (en) * 2002-12-19 2004-06-24 Moser Julie A Attachment assembly for absorbent article
US20040122389A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Mace Tamara Lee Use of hygroscopic treatments to enhance dryness in an absorbent article
US20040118409A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape with diverting feature
US20040122388A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Breathable multilayer films for use in absorbent articles
US20040121675A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worklwide, Inc. Treatment of substrates for improving ink adhesion to the substrates
US6754919B2 (en) 2000-06-01 2004-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Protective cover article
US20040127868A1 (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with improved leak guards
US20040127123A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Durable hydrophilic treatment for a biodegradable polymeric substrate
US20040127881A1 (en) * 2003-01-01 2004-07-01 Stevens Robert Alan Progressively functional stretch garments
US20040127878A1 (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-01 Olson Christopher Peter Surround stretch absorbent garments
US20040127871A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-07-01 Odorzynski Thomas W. Secondary absorbent article
US20040126579A1 (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multicomponent fiber incorporating thermoset and thermoplastic polymers
US20040126519A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-07-01 Odorzynski Thomas W. Solids-entrapping secondary article
US20040125184A1 (en) * 2002-12-27 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High-speed inkjet printing for vibrant and crockfast graphics on web materials or end-products
US20040127131A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-07-01 Potnis Prasad Shrikirshna Breathable, extensible films made with two-component single resins
US20040123367A1 (en) * 2002-12-27 2004-07-01 Schorr Phillip Andrew Anti-wicking protective workwear and methods of making and using same
US20040127882A1 (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with improved containment flaps
US20040123938A1 (en) * 2002-12-26 2004-07-01 Neculescu Cristian M. Method of making strand-reinforced elastomeric composites
US20040127877A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-07-01 Odorzynski Thomas W. Secondary lotioned article
US20040127873A1 (en) * 2002-12-31 2004-07-01 Varona Eugenio Go Absorbent article including porous separation layer with capillary gradient
US20040123366A1 (en) * 2002-12-27 2004-07-01 Schorr Phillip A. Anti-wicking protective workwear and methods of making and using same
US20040127880A1 (en) * 2002-12-30 2004-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with suspended absorbent pad structure
US6759567B2 (en) 2001-06-27 2004-07-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pulp and synthetic fiber absorbent composites for personal care products
US6759356B1 (en) 1998-06-30 2004-07-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fibrous electret polymeric articles
US20040131836A1 (en) * 2003-01-02 2004-07-08 3M Innovative Properties Company Acoustic web
US6762339B1 (en) 1999-05-21 2004-07-13 3M Innovative Properties Company Hydrophilic polypropylene fibers having antimicrobial activity
US6765125B2 (en) 1999-02-12 2004-07-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Distribution—Retention material for personal care products
WO2004061184A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-07-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Encased insulation article
US6767553B2 (en) 2001-12-18 2004-07-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Natural fibers treated with acidic odor control/binder systems
US6767852B2 (en) 2000-12-28 2004-07-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch edge elastic laminate
US6767508B1 (en) 2000-11-28 2004-07-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwovens modified with alkyl polyglycoside surfactants
US20040153044A1 (en) * 2001-10-31 2004-08-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Personal wear article having containment flaps
US6773527B2 (en) 2002-04-01 2004-08-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for obtaining improved ultrasonic bond strength
US6774069B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2004-08-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hot-melt adhesive for non-woven elastic composite bonding
US6777056B1 (en) 1999-10-13 2004-08-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Regionally distinct nonwoven webs
USD494369S1 (en) 2001-04-04 2004-08-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dental wipe
US6780201B2 (en) 2001-12-11 2004-08-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High wet resiliency curly cellulose fibers
US20040166758A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-08-26 Reichmann Mark G. High strength nonwoven web from a biodegradable aliphatic polyester
US6787184B2 (en) 2001-06-16 2004-09-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treated nonwoven fabrics
US20040175556A1 (en) * 2003-03-03 2004-09-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Textured fabrics applied with a treatment composition
US20040178544A1 (en) * 2003-03-13 2004-09-16 Jackson Byron M. Polymer transfer apparatus, methods, and composite webs
US6793650B2 (en) 2001-12-14 2004-09-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable training pant designed specifically for late stage toilet training
US6794024B1 (en) 1999-11-01 2004-09-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Styrenic block copolymer breathable elastomeric films
US20040186541A1 (en) * 2003-03-21 2004-09-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermal therapy sleeve
US20040186540A1 (en) * 2003-03-21 2004-09-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermal therapy sleeve
US6797226B2 (en) 2000-10-10 2004-09-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process of making microcreped wipers
US6797856B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2004-09-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. Microbial management in swimwear
US20040197588A1 (en) * 2003-03-24 2004-10-07 Thomas Oomman Painumoottil High performance elastic laminates made from high molecular weight styrenic tetrablock copolymer
WO2004084781A1 (en) 2003-03-21 2004-10-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of extending the therapeutic duration of a thermal therapy product
US6803009B2 (en) 2001-11-28 2004-10-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making necked nonwoven webs and laminates having cross-directional uniformity
US20040201127A1 (en) * 2003-04-08 2004-10-14 The Procter & Gamble Company Apparatus and method for forming fibers
US20040203308A1 (en) * 2003-04-09 2004-10-14 Ko Young Chan Process for making absorbent material
US20040214499A1 (en) * 2003-04-25 2004-10-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent structure with superabsorbent material
US20040214489A1 (en) * 2002-12-10 2004-10-28 Saint Gobain Technical Fabrics Water vapor breathable, liquid water resistant material
US6815383B1 (en) 2000-05-24 2004-11-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Filtration medium with enhanced particle holding characteristics
US20040225271A1 (en) * 2003-05-05 2004-11-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable garment
US20040224596A1 (en) * 2003-05-09 2004-11-11 Mathis Michael P. Nonwoven breathable composite barrier fabric
US6817994B2 (en) 2000-05-16 2004-11-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with refastenable sides
US6822136B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2004-11-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Swimwear with built-in draining mechanism
US20040231915A1 (en) * 2003-01-02 2004-11-25 3M Innovative Properties Company Sound absorptive multilayer composite
US6823530B2 (en) 2000-10-27 2004-11-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Antimicrobial treatment for swimwear
US20040253892A1 (en) * 2003-06-13 2004-12-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent structure having three-dimensional topography on upper and lower surfaces
US20040253440A1 (en) * 2003-06-13 2004-12-16 Kainth Arvinder Pal Singh Fiber having controlled fiber-bed friction angles and/or cohesion values, and composites made from same
US20040253890A1 (en) * 2003-06-13 2004-12-16 Ostgard Estelle Anne Fibers with lower edgewise compression strength and sap containing composites made from the same
US20040254550A1 (en) * 2003-06-16 2004-12-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Temperature change element for use in personal care products
US6833179B2 (en) 2000-05-15 2004-12-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Targeted elastic laminate having zones of different basis weights
US6835865B2 (en) 2001-12-21 2004-12-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Antimicrobial nonwoven webs for personal care absorbent articles
US6838590B2 (en) 2001-06-27 2005-01-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pulp fiber absorbent composites for personal care products
US6838498B1 (en) 1999-11-04 2005-01-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coating for treating substrates for ink jet printing including imbibing solution for enhanced image visualization and retention
US6838154B1 (en) 1997-10-31 2005-01-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Creped materials
US6843872B2 (en) 2001-12-28 2005-01-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Neck bonded and stretch bonded laminates with perforated nonwovens and method of making
US20050020173A1 (en) * 2003-07-22 2005-01-27 Avgol Ltd. Process of producing windable spunlaid materials and products therefrom
US20050026527A1 (en) * 2002-08-05 2005-02-03 Schmidt Richard John Nonwoven containing acoustical insulation laminate
US20050027267A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Van Dyke Wendy Lynn Absorbent article with improved fit and free liquid intake
US20050027271A1 (en) * 2003-08-01 2005-02-03 Popp Robert L. Fastener orientation for packaged garments having refastenable seams
US20050025964A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Fairbanks Jason S. Crimped thermoplastic multicomponent fiber and fiber webs and method of making
US20050027268A1 (en) * 2003-07-31 2005-02-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent materials and absorbent articles incorporating such absorbent materials
US6852904B2 (en) 2001-12-18 2005-02-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cellulose fibers treated with acidic odor control agents
US20050038400A1 (en) * 2003-08-11 2005-02-17 Poruthoor Simon K. Leak prevention system for a disposable absorbent article
US20050037194A1 (en) * 2003-08-15 2005-02-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermoplastic polymers with thermally reversible and non-reversible linkages, and articles using same
US20050054779A1 (en) * 2003-09-05 2005-03-10 Peiguang Zhou Stretchable hot-melt adhesive composition with temperature resistance
US20050054999A1 (en) * 2003-09-08 2005-03-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric laminate that reduces particle migration
US6869424B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2005-03-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable absorbent garment with non-stretchable liner
US6869670B2 (en) 2001-05-31 2005-03-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composites material with improved high viscosity fluid intake
US6872784B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2005-03-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Modified rubber-based adhesives
US20050066463A1 (en) * 2003-09-25 2005-03-31 Brunner Michael S. Substrates and devices for applying a lip care formulation
US6881205B2 (en) 2000-10-27 2005-04-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Independence of components in absorbent articles
US6880211B2 (en) 2002-06-13 2005-04-19 3M Innovative Properties Company Macro closure device for disposable articles
US20050082723A1 (en) * 2003-10-16 2005-04-21 Brock Thomas W. Method and apparatus for the production of nonwoven web materials
US6884238B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2005-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of providing a series of disposable absorbent articles to consumers
US20050087287A1 (en) * 2003-10-27 2005-04-28 Lennon Eric E. Method and apparatus for the production of nonwoven web materials
US20050087288A1 (en) * 2003-10-27 2005-04-28 Haynes Bryan D. Method and apparatus for production of nonwoven webs
US6887542B2 (en) 2002-12-11 2005-05-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for treating an elastomeric article
US20050096615A1 (en) * 2003-10-31 2005-05-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with segmented absorbent structure
US20050095943A1 (en) * 2003-10-30 2005-05-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cross machine direction extensible nonwoven webs
US20050095383A1 (en) * 2003-11-04 2005-05-05 Campbell Stephen M. Tackified amorphous-poly-alpha-olefin-bonded structures
US20050097659A1 (en) * 2003-11-06 2005-05-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Protective garment with elastomeric elbow patches
US20050106970A1 (en) * 2000-09-01 2005-05-19 Stanitis Gary E. Melt processable perfluoropolymer forms
US20050104261A1 (en) * 2003-11-17 2005-05-19 Nordson Corporation Stabilized filament drawing device for a meltspinning apparatus
WO2005044163A1 (en) 2003-10-31 2005-05-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable absorbent article
US6897348B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2005-05-24 Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc Bandage, methods of producing and using same
US20050110185A1 (en) * 2003-11-21 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus and method for controlled width extrusion of filamentary curtain
US20050112350A1 (en) * 2003-11-21 2005-05-26 Xin Ning Biodegradable and breathable polymer film
US20050112363A1 (en) * 2003-11-21 2005-05-26 Xin Ning Biodegradable polymer compositions for a breathable film
US20050112969A1 (en) * 2003-11-25 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of treating substrates with ionic fluoropolymers
US20050113772A1 (en) * 2003-11-24 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent structure having enhanced intake performance characteristics and method for evaluating such characteristics
US20050112970A1 (en) * 2003-11-25 2005-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of treating nonwoven fabrics with non-ionic fluoropolymers
US6899700B2 (en) 2001-08-29 2005-05-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Therapeutic agent delivery tampon
US6900147B2 (en) 2001-11-28 2005-05-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs having improved necking uniformity
US20050119410A1 (en) * 2003-12-01 2005-06-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of thermally processing elastomeric compositions and elastomeric compositions with improved processability
US6903034B1 (en) 1999-04-07 2005-06-07 Polymer Group, Inc. Hydroentanglement of continuous polymer filaments
US6902796B2 (en) 2001-12-28 2005-06-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic strand bonded laminate
US20050131381A1 (en) * 2003-12-15 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment and method for placing an absorbent garment on a wearer's waist
US20050131377A1 (en) * 2003-12-15 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment
US20050126577A1 (en) * 2003-12-16 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape having an expandable member
US20050130536A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable scrubbing product
US20050130253A1 (en) * 2003-12-16 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Solvatochromatic bacterial detection
US20050130537A1 (en) * 2003-12-12 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Vehicle seat cover
US20050129897A1 (en) * 2003-12-11 2005-06-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable scrubbing product
US6908458B1 (en) 2000-08-25 2005-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Swellable structure having a pleated cover material
US6909028B1 (en) 1997-09-15 2005-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stable breathable elastic garments
US20050132463A1 (en) * 2003-12-19 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical gown having adhesive tabs and methods of use
US20050132465A1 (en) * 2003-12-19 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical gown having an adhesive tab and methods of use
US20050137540A1 (en) * 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bacteria removing wipe
US20050137085A1 (en) * 2003-12-18 2005-06-23 Xiaomin Zhang Stretchable absorbent composites having high permeability
US20050133948A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Cook Michael C. Apparatus and method for multicomponent fibers
US20050136242A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Porous substrates having one side treated at a higher concentration and methods of treating porous substrates
US20050133151A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Maldonado Pacheco Jose E. Extensible and stretch laminates and method of making same
US20050136773A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treated nonwoven material
US20050136766A1 (en) * 2003-12-17 2005-06-23 Tanner James J. Wet-or dry-use biodegradable collecting sheet
US20050136144A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Die for producing meltblown multicomponent fibers and meltblown nonwoven fabrics
US20050136155A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Jordan Joy F. Specialty beverage infusion package
US20050136781A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Lassig John J. Apparatus and method for nonwoven fibrous web
US20050137553A1 (en) * 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Bechyne Kami L. Packaged interlabial article
US20050136777A1 (en) * 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Abraded nonwoven composite fabrics
US20050140057A1 (en) * 2003-12-30 2005-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Apparatus and method for deforming sheet material
US20050142331A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwovens having reduced poisson ratio
US20050138749A1 (en) * 2003-12-29 2005-06-30 Keck Laura E. Combination dry and absorbent floor mop/wipe
US20050142965A1 (en) * 2003-12-29 2005-06-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surface charge manipulation for improved fluid intake rates of absorbent composites
US6914018B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2005-07-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Biaxial stretch, breathable laminate with cloth-like aesthetics and method for making same
US20050148730A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-07-07 Day Bryon P. Thermal stabilization and processing behavior of block copolymer compositions by blending, applications thereof, and methods of making same
US20050148922A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-07-07 Reeves William G. Thermoplastic composition and products made therefrom
US20050148262A1 (en) * 2003-12-30 2005-07-07 Varona Eugenio G. Wet wipe with low liquid add-on
US20050148260A1 (en) * 2003-12-24 2005-07-07 Kopacz Thomas J. Highly textured non-woven composite wipe
US20050148261A1 (en) * 2003-12-30 2005-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs having reduced lint and slough
US20050148264A1 (en) * 2003-12-30 2005-07-07 Varona Eugenio G. Bimodal pore size nonwoven web and wiper
US20050148266A1 (en) * 2003-12-30 2005-07-07 Myers David L. Self-supporting pleated electret filter media
US20050148967A1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2005-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles
US20050170731A1 (en) * 2002-01-16 2005-08-04 Saint Gobain Vetrotex France S.A. Fibrous structure which is used to produce composite materials
US6928657B2 (en) 2002-10-25 2005-08-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Face mask having hook and loop type fastener
US6936554B1 (en) 2000-11-28 2005-08-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric laminate with meltblown web having a gradient fiber size structure
US6939335B2 (en) 2001-12-20 2005-09-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Aesthetically improved side panels for disposable garments and methods of making the same
US6942894B2 (en) 2001-11-05 2005-09-13 3M Innovative Properties Company Methods for producing composite webs with reinforcing discrete polymeric regions
US20050202205A1 (en) * 2004-03-09 2005-09-15 Petersen Johann F. Methods of manufacturing a stretched mechanical fastening web laminate
US6949089B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2005-09-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of providing a series of disposable absorbent articles to consumers
US20050221709A1 (en) * 2004-03-19 2005-10-06 Jordan Joy F Extensible and elastic conjugate fibers and webs having a nontacky feel
US20050217937A1 (en) * 2004-04-05 2005-10-06 Rohlf Bradley A Retractable safety device
US20050228350A1 (en) * 2004-04-08 2005-10-13 Sridhar Ranganathan Differentially expanding absorbent structure
US20050228349A1 (en) * 2004-04-13 2005-10-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Toilet training article containing a foaming agent
US6958103B2 (en) 2002-12-23 2005-10-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Entangled fabrics containing staple fibers
US20050244638A1 (en) * 2004-03-19 2005-11-03 Chang Andy C Propylene-based copolymers, a method of making the fibers and articles made from the fibers
US20050241750A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and apparatus for making extensible and stretchable laminates
US20050241119A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Nadezhda Efremova Refastenable garment attachment means with low impact on the garment
US20050241088A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Device for treating surfaces
US20050245162A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multi-capable elastic laminate process
US20050244211A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Brunner Michael S Activatable cleaning products
US20050241089A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Device for treating surfaces
US20050249915A1 (en) * 2004-05-10 2005-11-10 3M Innovative Properties Company Composite webs with elastic composite structures
US20050256471A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2005-11-17 Dibb Karyn C Absorbent products with a linked enzyme treatment
US6967261B1 (en) 2001-12-28 2005-11-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Bandage, methods of producing and using same
US6969378B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2005-11-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Biaxial stretch garment
US6976978B2 (en) 2001-02-22 2005-12-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Refastenable pull-on training pant with diagonal seams
US6982231B1 (en) 2000-10-27 2006-01-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastomeric, breathable laminate with enhanced breathability upon extension
US20060004333A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having an interior graphic and process for manufacturing such article
US20060003150A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treatment of substrates for improving ink adhesion to substrates
US20060003658A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Hall Gregory K Elastic clothlike meltblown materials, articles containing same, and methods of making same
US20060004335A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Wang James H Unitary absorbent core
US20060003167A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Synergistic fluorochemical treatment blend
US20060003154A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-05 Snowden Hue S Extruded thermoplastic articles with enhanced surface segregation of internal melt additive
US6984279B2 (en) 2002-11-25 2006-01-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process to make boxer shorts with an absorbent core
US20060005919A1 (en) * 2004-06-30 2006-01-12 Schewe Sara J Method of making absorbent articles having shaped absorbent cores on a substrate
US6994904B2 (en) 2001-05-02 2006-02-07 3M Innovative Properties Company Pressure sensitive adhesive fibers with a reinforcing material
US7005394B1 (en) 1998-07-10 2006-02-28 3M Innovative Properties Company Tackified thermoplastic-epoxy pressure sensitive adhesives
US20060047257A1 (en) * 2004-08-31 2006-03-02 Maria Raidel Extensible absorbent core and absorbent article
US7012169B2 (en) 2000-04-06 2006-03-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable finger sleeve for appendages
US7018497B2 (en) 2001-12-14 2006-03-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of making an absorbent structure having high integrity
US20060068666A1 (en) * 2004-09-30 2006-03-30 Varunesh Sharma Printed nonwoven substrates for use in personal care articles
US20060065354A1 (en) * 2004-09-30 2006-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and apparatus for making a wrapped absorbent core
US20060069368A1 (en) * 2004-09-30 2006-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wrapped absorbent core
US20060069361A1 (en) * 2004-09-29 2006-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article component having applied graphic, and process for making same
US20060068167A1 (en) * 2004-09-27 2006-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Creped electret nonwoven wiper
US20060065482A1 (en) * 2004-09-30 2006-03-30 Schmidft Richard J Acoustic material with liquid repellency
US20060065274A1 (en) * 2004-09-29 2006-03-30 Mathis Michael P Three piece drape with fluid diversion capabilities
US20060069360A1 (en) * 2004-09-29 2006-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with insult indicators
US7022201B2 (en) 2002-12-23 2006-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Entangled fabric wipers for oil and grease absorbency
US20060074390A1 (en) * 2004-10-06 2006-04-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article dispensing system
US7025914B2 (en) 2000-12-22 2006-04-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multilayer approach to producing homofilament crimp spunbond
US20060090307A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2006-05-04 Mcdaniel Mary L Refastenable absorbent garment
US20060093788A1 (en) * 2004-10-29 2006-05-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable food preparation mats, cutting sheets, placemats, and the like
US20060105110A1 (en) * 2004-11-18 2006-05-18 Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Methods of finishing medical barrier fabrics
US20060110997A1 (en) * 2004-11-24 2006-05-25 Snowden Hue S Treated nonwoven fabrics and method of treating nonwoven fabrics
US7056313B2 (en) 2001-12-20 2006-06-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Aesthetically improved side panels for disposable garment and methods of making the same
US20060128247A1 (en) * 2004-12-14 2006-06-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Embossed nonwoven fabric
US20060124138A1 (en) * 2004-12-13 2006-06-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape with adjustable fenestration
US20060135927A1 (en) * 2004-12-21 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles and/or packaging components each having different patterns in a single container
US20060134728A1 (en) * 2003-12-16 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc. Microbial detection and quantification
US20060130252A1 (en) * 2004-12-16 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cleaning device
US20060133884A1 (en) * 2004-12-22 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Finger wipe containing a composition in a rupturable reservoir
US20060135024A1 (en) * 2004-12-22 2006-06-22 Thomas Oomman P High performance elastic materials made using styrene block copolymers and mixtures
US20060135021A1 (en) * 2004-12-20 2006-06-22 Calhoun Patricia H Multicomponent fiber including elastic elements
US20060134613A1 (en) * 2004-12-16 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Detection of microbe contamination on elastomeric articles
US20060130841A1 (en) * 2004-12-22 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc Face mask with horizontal and vertical folds
US20060135025A1 (en) * 2004-11-23 2006-06-22 Reifenhaeuser Gmbh & Co. Kg Maschinenfabrik Laminate and a method for producing a laminate consisting of at least three layers
US20060130214A1 (en) * 2004-12-22 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Face mask with offset folding for improved fluid resistance
US20060130842A1 (en) * 2004-12-21 2006-06-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Face mask with absorbent element
US20060135933A1 (en) * 2004-12-21 2006-06-22 Newlin Seth M Stretchable absorbent article featuring a stretchable segmented absorbent
US20060141886A1 (en) * 2004-12-29 2006-06-29 Brock Thomas W Spunbond-meltblown-spunbond laminates made from biconstituent meltblown materials
US20060137691A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Face mask with anti-fog folding
US20060142712A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles that provide warmth
US20060140924A1 (en) * 2004-12-28 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composition and wipe for reducing viscosity of viscoelastic bodily fluids
US20060141887A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Morman Michael T Cross-direction elastic film laminates, and methods of making same
US20060140899A1 (en) * 2004-12-28 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Skin cleansing system comprising an anti-adherent formulation and a cationic compound
US20060141885A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Cobbs Susan K Apertured spunbond/spunblown composites
US20060137568A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Patterned application of activated carbon ink
US20060142709A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Activated carbon substrates
US20060141217A1 (en) * 2004-12-29 2006-06-29 Ellis Clifford J Deep patterned nonwoven fabrics and method of making them
US20060141888A1 (en) * 2004-12-23 2006-06-29 Morman Michael T Slit necked extendable laminates, and methods of making same
US20060148354A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Shelley Lindsay C Extensible and stretch laminates with comparably low cross-machine direction tension and methods of making same
US20060147716A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Jaime Braverman Elastic films with reduced roll blocking capability, methods of making same, and limited use or disposable product applications incorporating same
US20060148359A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven loop material
US20060144736A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Goodrich Kellie M Absorbent article packaging
US20060148917A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Radwanski Fred R Absorbent foam containing fiber
US20060148357A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Baratian Stephen A Elastic laminate having topography
US20060148358A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Hall Gregory K Elastic laminate and process therefor
US20060149210A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Sawyer Lawrence H Fastening system having elastomeric engaging elements and disposable absorbent article made therewith
US20060148361A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Kimberley-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for forming an elastic laminate
US20060147685A1 (en) * 2004-12-30 2006-07-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multilayer film structure with higher processability
US7083839B2 (en) 2001-12-20 2006-08-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Laminate structures containing activatable materials
US20060172024A1 (en) * 2003-11-17 2006-08-03 Nordson Corporation Stabilized filament drawing device for a meltspinning apparatus and meltspinning apparatus including such stabilized filament drawing devices
US20060195178A1 (en) * 2005-02-28 2006-08-31 Stephen West Aneurismal sack deflator
US20060199457A1 (en) * 2005-03-01 2006-09-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cloth-like biaxial stretch nonwoven
US20060220271A1 (en) * 2003-03-13 2006-10-05 3M Innovative Properties Company Composite webs and closure systems
US20060228510A1 (en) * 1996-12-31 2006-10-12 3M Innovative Properties Company Adhesives having a microreplicated topography and methods of making and using same
US20060243409A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Fish Jeffrey E Edge-stiffened sheet material probe
US20060247591A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Waist elastic members for use in absorbent articles
US20060246263A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treatment of substrates for improving ink adhesion to the substrates
US20060242780A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Finger wipe with improved seam structure
US20060246804A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Thomas Oomman P Elastomeric materials
US20060247599A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Garment having an outer shell that freely moves in relation to an absorbent assembly therein
US20060243378A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment and process for making such an absorbent garment
US20060246803A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Smith Charles A Latent elastic articles and methods of making thereof
US20060246272A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Zhang Xiaomin X Thermoplastic foam composite
US20060246802A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Hughes Janis W Color change laminate material
US20060245816A1 (en) * 2005-04-29 2006-11-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fabric cleaning article
US20060251858A1 (en) * 2005-05-06 2006-11-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic, breathable barrier films and laminates
US20060258249A1 (en) * 2005-05-11 2006-11-16 Fairbanks Jason S Elastic laminates and process for producing same
US7141142B2 (en) 2003-09-26 2006-11-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of making paper using reformable fabrics
US7141518B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2006-11-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Durable charged particle coatings and materials
US20060276092A1 (en) * 2005-06-01 2006-12-07 Topolkaraev Vasily A Fibers and nonwovens with improved properties
US20060275349A1 (en) * 1999-05-21 2006-12-07 3M Innovative Properties Company Coated antimicrobial articles
US20060273495A1 (en) * 2005-06-01 2006-12-07 Topolkaraev Vasily A Method of making fibers and nonwovens with improved properties
US20060276095A1 (en) * 2005-06-02 2006-12-07 Nike, Inc. Article of footwear of nonwoven material and method of manufacturing same
US20060278087A1 (en) * 2005-06-10 2006-12-14 Arnold Sepke Sodium bicarbonate vacuum bag inserts
US20070000021A1 (en) * 2005-06-30 2007-01-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable and permeable non-woven protective gloves
US20070000014A1 (en) * 2005-06-20 2007-01-04 John Rotella Surgical gown with a film sleeve for glove retention and wearer protection
US20070000006A1 (en) * 2005-06-20 2007-01-04 Jordan Joy F Surgical gown with elastomeric fibrous sleeves
EP1745766A2 (en) 1997-04-08 2007-01-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable garments and their manufacturing
US20070025797A1 (en) * 2005-07-29 2007-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Applicator with discrete pockets of a composition to be delivered with use of the applicator
US20070026472A1 (en) * 2005-07-28 2007-02-01 Kimberly-Clark, Worldwide, Inc. Sterilization wrap with additional strength sheet
US20070026028A1 (en) * 2005-07-26 2007-02-01 Close Kenneth B Appliance for delivering a composition
US20070036993A1 (en) * 2003-12-01 2007-02-15 Delucia Mary L Films and methods of forming films having polyorganosiloxane enriched surface layers
US7178171B2 (en) 2002-08-19 2007-02-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastomeric gloves having enhanced breathability
US20070045903A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Day Bryon P Films and film laminates having cushioning cells and processes of making thereof
US20070045905A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Venturino Michael B Method and apparatus to mechanically shape a composite structure
US20070045144A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Packaging component for personal care articles
US20070048063A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fluid applicator with a pull tab activated pouch
US20070044801A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Mathis Michael P Germicidal face mask
US20070045341A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Pull tab activated sealed packet
US20070044905A1 (en) * 2005-09-01 2007-03-01 Fitts James R Jr Apparatus and methods for making crosslinked elastic laminates
US20070049890A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Popp Robert L Combination of refastenable and releasable bonds
US20070045906A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Daniels Susan J Method and apparatus to shape a composite structure without contact
US20070049153A1 (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-01 Dunbar Charlene H Textured wiper material with multi-modal pore size distribution
US20070048062A1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2007-03-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fluid applicator with a press activated pouch
WO2007027269A1 (en) 2005-08-30 2007-03-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable wipe with liquid storage and application system
US20070055211A1 (en) * 2005-09-02 2007-03-08 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article with low cold flow construction adhesive
US7189888B2 (en) 2001-12-21 2007-03-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonabsorbent surge layer having discrete regions of superabsorbent and method for making
ES2268959A1 (en) * 2005-03-11 2007-03-16 Tesalca 99, S.A. Extruder fabricating strips of polymer non woven material includes a pivoting spinner head assembly producing polymer filaments for wide strips production
US7194788B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2007-03-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Soft and bulky composite fabrics
US20070071537A1 (en) * 2005-09-29 2007-03-29 Reddy Kiran K Wiper with encapsulated agent
US20070073255A1 (en) * 2005-09-29 2007-03-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent personal care article with a wrap member having distinct component layers
US20070083980A1 (en) * 2005-09-16 2007-04-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polymer-coated protective garment
US20070090014A1 (en) * 2005-10-24 2007-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Discreet personal care product kit
US20070090555A1 (en) * 2003-05-16 2007-04-26 Henning Roettger Method and apparatus for producing spunbonded fabrics of filaments
US20070093768A1 (en) * 2005-10-21 2007-04-26 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article comprising auxetic materials
US20070092398A1 (en) * 2005-10-25 2007-04-26 Mcdonald Duane L Pouch for sterilization of medical products
CN1313666C (en) * 2003-08-25 2007-05-02 高雨声 Method for producing single component spun-bonded-needle punched, spun-bonded-hot rolled non-woven fabric
US20070099530A1 (en) * 2005-10-27 2007-05-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric and fastening system that include an auto-adhesive material
US7220478B2 (en) 2003-08-22 2007-05-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous breathable elastic films, methods of making same, and limited use or disposable product applications
US20070135777A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Therapeutic article including a personal care composition and methods of making the therapeutic article
US20070135784A1 (en) * 2005-12-13 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical drape with superabsorbent fluid management members
US20070131343A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bonding of elastomeric substrate under stretched conditions
US20070135008A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch bonded laminate including an elastic member containing an adhesive composition
US20070130709A1 (en) * 2005-12-13 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods for employing a cleansing device with inclusion
US20070131335A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Peiguang Zhou Strand, substrate, and/or composite comprising re-activatable adhesive composition, and processes for making and/or utilizing same
US20070135787A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Maria Raidel Extensible absorbent layer and absorbent article
US20070130706A1 (en) * 2005-12-08 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable applicator
US20070130707A1 (en) * 2005-12-13 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cleansing device with inclusion
US20070131817A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Through-roll profile unwind control system and method
US20070134303A1 (en) * 2005-12-14 2007-06-14 Ali Yahiaoui Protective and therapeutic article
US20070142261A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Clark James W Wiper for use with disinfectants
US20070141934A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs containing bacteriostatic compositions and methods of making the same
US20070141929A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Durable exothermic coating
US20070137767A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Thomas Oomman P Latent elastic laminates and methods of making latent elastic laminates
US20070141930A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Laminate containing a fluorinated nonwoven web
US20070141941A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Technique for incorporating a liquid additive into a nonwoven web
US20070141354A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 James Russell Fitts Elastic-powered shrink laminate
US20070141352A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Calhoun Patricia H Cross-directional elastic films with machine direction stiffness
US20070142801A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Peiguang Zhou Oil-resistant elastic attachment adhesive and laminates containing it
US20070141303A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Steindorf Eric C Sheet materials with zoned machine direction extensibility and methods of making
US20070142882A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermal device having a controlled heating profile
US20070138698A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Gerndt Robert J Process for making necked nonwoven webs having improved cross-directional uniformity
WO2007070151A1 (en) 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Therapeutic kit employing a thermal insert
US20070141130A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wound or surgical dressing
US20070142262A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bacteria capturing treatment for fibrous webs
US20070137762A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method and apparatus for mechanically bonding material webs
US20070141311A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Mleziva Mark M Differentially-stretched elastic laminate
US20070140971A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Macdonald John G Method for screening for bacterial conjunctivitis
US20070137769A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-06-21 Payne Patrick L Method for forming a printed film-nonwoven laminate
US20070156213A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2007-07-05 Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc. Conformable thermal device
US20070170757A1 (en) * 2005-12-19 2007-07-26 Lanham Larry L Temporary protective seat cover
US7255816B2 (en) 2000-11-10 2007-08-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of recycling bonded fibrous materials and synthetic fibers and fiber-like materials produced thereof
US20070207686A1 (en) * 2006-02-10 2007-09-06 Francis Robert T Coated fabrics with increased abrasion resistance
US7270723B2 (en) 2003-11-07 2007-09-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous breathable elastic film laminates, methods of making same, and limited use or disposable product applications
US7305991B2 (en) 2002-06-10 2007-12-11 Santilli Albert N Surgical drape and method of use
US20080003907A1 (en) * 2006-06-28 2008-01-03 Samuel Keith Black Facing Product for Vehicular Trim
US20080003910A1 (en) * 2006-06-30 2008-01-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Latent elastic nonwoven composite
US7316840B2 (en) 2002-07-02 2008-01-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Strand-reinforced composite material
US7316842B2 (en) 2002-07-02 2008-01-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High-viscosity elastomeric adhesive composition
WO2008008067A1 (en) 2006-07-14 2008-01-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Biodegradable aliphatic polyester for use in nonwoven webs
US20080016638A1 (en) * 2006-07-18 2008-01-24 Cameron Ray Morris Mop Assembly With Reversible Head
US20080016635A1 (en) * 2006-07-18 2008-01-24 Cameron Ray Morris Mop Assembly With Fastener Channels
WO2008010106A2 (en) 2006-07-18 2008-01-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wet mop with multi-layer substrate
WO2008010109A2 (en) 2006-07-18 2008-01-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Adjustable-size mop head and selectable-size cleaning substrate
US7329621B2 (en) 2002-12-26 2008-02-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable film laminates and methods and apparatus for making stretchable film laminates
US20080038507A1 (en) * 2006-08-08 2008-02-14 3M Innovative Properties Company Shaped elastic tab laminates
US7338516B2 (en) 2004-12-23 2008-03-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for applying an exothermic coating to a substrate
WO2008026103A2 (en) 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Warming product
US20080057811A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multifunctional hydrogel-web composites for enhanced absorbency applications and methods of making the same
US20080057532A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Stephanie Martin Method for detecting Candida on skin
WO2008026118A2 (en) 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hydrogel-web composites for thermal energy transfer applications and methods of making the same
US20080057534A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microbe-sensitive indicators and use of the same
US20080057533A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Array for rapid detection of a microorganism
WO2008026106A2 (en) 2006-08-31 2008-03-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven composite containing an apertured elastic film
US20080063806A1 (en) * 2006-09-08 2008-03-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Processes for curing a polymeric coating composition using microwave irradiation
US20080061000A1 (en) * 2006-09-08 2008-03-13 Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic Treatment System For Separating Compounds From Aqueous Effluent
US20080062811A1 (en) * 2006-09-08 2008-03-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic liquid treatment chamber and continuous flow mixing system
US20080063615A1 (en) * 2006-09-12 2008-03-13 Macdonald John Gavin Color changing skin sealant
US20080063718A1 (en) * 2006-09-08 2008-03-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Delivery Systems For Delivering Functional Compounds to Substrates and Processes of Using the Same
US20080060550A1 (en) * 2006-09-12 2008-03-13 Macdonald Gavin Color changing skin sealant with co-acid trigger
US7344526B2 (en) 2003-12-15 2008-03-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment
US20080070464A1 (en) * 2006-09-14 2008-03-20 3M Innovative Properties Company Composite webs and methods of manufacturing same
US20080076315A1 (en) * 2006-09-27 2008-03-27 Mccormack Ann L Elastic Composite Having Barrier Properties
US20080073045A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2008-03-27 Dyer Thomas J Tissue products with controlled lint properties
US20080073046A1 (en) * 2005-12-15 2008-03-27 Dyer Thomas J Process for increasing the basis weight of sheet materials
US20080077104A1 (en) * 2006-09-22 2008-03-27 Baer Noah J Absorbent article wrapper component having disposal means
US20080085210A1 (en) * 2006-10-05 2008-04-10 Henry Griesbach Decontamination of filtration media for respiration
US20080097368A1 (en) * 2006-10-24 2008-04-24 The Procter & Gamble Company Release tape-free fasteners and disposable absorbent articles utilizing the same
US20080103461A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2008-05-01 Johnson Kroy D Appliance for delivering a composition, the appliance having an outer fibrous layer and inner liquid-impermeable layer
US20080102093A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2008-05-01 Close Kenneth B Appliance for delivering a composition, the appliance having an elastic layer and a shielding layer
US20080103460A1 (en) * 2006-10-31 2008-05-01 Close Kenneth B Method for making an appliance for delivering a composition, the appliance having an elastic layer and a shielding layer
US20080108268A1 (en) * 2002-12-20 2008-05-08 Little Sylvia B Breathable film and fabric having liquid and viral barrier
US20080115460A1 (en) * 2004-05-18 2008-05-22 Certain Teed Corporation Packaging for insulation products
US20080116096A1 (en) * 2006-11-17 2008-05-22 Johnson Kroy D Liquid-permeable appliance for delivering a composition
US20080120758A1 (en) * 2006-08-30 2008-05-29 Mary Katherine Lawson Thermal impulse bonding of thermally sensitive laminate barrier materials
US20080120761A1 (en) * 2006-08-31 2008-05-29 Kaiyuan Yang Thermal Moderating Donnable Elastic Articles
EP1929984A2 (en) 2001-03-05 2008-06-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Tucked fastener for improved fastener performance
US20080145268A1 (en) * 2006-12-15 2008-06-19 Martin Stephanie M Deodorizing container that includes an anthraquinone ink
US20080147024A1 (en) * 2006-12-15 2008-06-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treatment of personal care products to reduce leakage
US20080145269A1 (en) * 2006-12-15 2008-06-19 Martin Stephanie M Deodorizing container that includes a modified nanoparticle ink
US20080145316A1 (en) * 2006-12-14 2008-06-19 Macdonald John Gavin Skin coating with microbial indicator
US20080156428A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process For Bonding Substrates With Improved Microwave Absorbing Compositions
US20080157442A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process For Cutting Textile Webs With Improved Microwave Absorbing Compositions
US20080156737A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic liquid treatment system
US20080155765A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for dyeing a textile web
US20080156157A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process For Cutting Textile Webs With Improved Microwave Absorbing Compositions
US20080156427A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process For Bonding Substrates With Improved Microwave Absorbing Compositions
US20080155764A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for dyeing a textile web
US20080155728A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Greg Hafer Surgical gown tie attachment
US20080159063A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic liquid treatment system
US20080155762A1 (en) * 2006-12-28 2008-07-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for dyeing a textile web
US7396782B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2008-07-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc Laminated absorbent product with increased material strength in defined areas
US20080179562A1 (en) * 2007-01-30 2008-07-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Substrate containing a deodorizing ink
US7413550B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2008-08-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Visual indicating device for bad breath
EP1961850A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2008-08-27 ALBIS Spa Hydroentangled composite nonwoven comprising a spunbonded layer and an absorbent pulp layer, method and continuous system for producing said composite
US7425517B2 (en) 2003-07-25 2008-09-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven fabric with abrasion resistance and reduced surface fuzziness
US20080227356A1 (en) * 2007-03-14 2008-09-18 Simon Poruthoor Substrates having improved ink adhesion and oil crockfastness
US20080230196A1 (en) * 2007-03-22 2008-09-25 Kou-Chang Liu Softening compositions for treating tissues which retain high rate of absorbency
US20080230195A1 (en) * 2007-03-22 2008-09-25 Frederick John Lang Tissue products containing non-fibrous polymeric surface structures and a topically-applied softening composition
US20080230943A1 (en) * 2007-03-19 2008-09-25 Conrad John H Method and apparatus for enhanced fiber bundle dispersion with a divergent fiber draw unit
US7438875B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2008-10-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for reducing odor using metal-modified silica particles
US20080268216A1 (en) * 2007-04-30 2008-10-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cooling product
US20080279253A1 (en) * 2007-05-10 2008-11-13 Macdonald John Gavin Method and articles for sensing relative temperature
US20080319099A1 (en) * 2007-06-22 2008-12-25 Peiguang Zhou Multifunctional silicone blends
EP2009162A2 (en) 2003-12-05 2008-12-31 Phoenix Intellectuals and Technologies Management, Inc. Process for preparing an elastic nonwoven web
US20090007529A1 (en) * 2007-07-06 2009-01-08 Tramontina Paul F Portable Breathable Dust Partition System
US7476447B2 (en) 2002-12-31 2009-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastomeric materials
US20090014393A1 (en) * 2007-07-12 2009-01-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Treatment chamber for separating compounds from aqueous effluent
US20090017225A1 (en) * 2007-07-12 2009-01-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Delivery systems for delivering functional compounds to substrates and processes of using the same
US20090019616A1 (en) * 2007-07-20 2009-01-22 Aaron Drake Smith Easy Donning Garment
US20090036858A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-02-05 Thomas William Van Den Bogart Body adhering absorbent article
US7488520B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2009-02-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. High surface area material blends for odor reduction, articles utilizing such blends and methods of using same
US20090044811A1 (en) * 2007-08-16 2009-02-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Vent and strap fastening system for a disposable respirator providing improved donning
US20090047855A1 (en) * 2007-08-16 2009-02-19 3M Innovative Properties Company Stretchable elastic nonwoven laminates
US20090044809A1 (en) * 2007-08-16 2009-02-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Vent and strap fastening system for a disposable respirator
US20090054864A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-02-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Packaged body adhering absorbent article and method of applying such article to a wearer
US20090062172A1 (en) * 2007-08-30 2009-03-05 Corey Cunningham Stain-discharging and removing system
US20090062763A1 (en) * 2007-08-31 2009-03-05 Catherine Marguerite Hancock-Cooke Elastic Member For A Garment Having Improved Gasketing
US20090062762A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-03-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Body adhering absorbent article
US20090061718A1 (en) * 2007-08-30 2009-03-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stabilized decolorizing composition
US20090068419A1 (en) * 2007-09-07 2009-03-12 Invista North America S.A.R.L. Variable stretch nonwoven fabric composites
US20090069780A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-03-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Body adhering absorbent article and method for donning such article
US20090068420A1 (en) * 2007-09-07 2009-03-12 Invista North America S.A R.L. Multilayer variable stretch nonwoven fabric composites
US20090068912A1 (en) * 2007-09-10 2009-03-12 Albis Spa Elastic spunbonded nonwoven and elastic nonwoven fabric comprising the same
US20090069771A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-03-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Body adhering absorbent article and method of adhering such article to a wearer
US20090068422A1 (en) * 2007-09-07 2009-03-12 Invista North America S.A.R.L. Multilayer stretch nonwoven fabric composites
US20090089928A1 (en) * 2007-10-03 2009-04-09 Alina Kasbohm Pacification blanket
US20090090736A1 (en) * 2007-10-03 2009-04-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Refillable travel dispenser for wet wipes
US20090098787A1 (en) * 2007-10-16 2009-04-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Crosslinked elastic material formed from a branched block copolymer
DE102007049031A1 (en) 2007-10-11 2009-04-16 Fiberweb Corovin Gmbh polypropylene blend
US20090094729A1 (en) * 2007-10-12 2009-04-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Patch For Securing A Surgical Gown Tie
US20090098360A1 (en) * 2007-10-16 2009-04-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven Web Material Containing Crosslinked Elastic Component Formed from a Pentablock Copolymer
US20090099314A1 (en) * 2007-10-16 2009-04-16 Thomas Oomman P Crosslinked elastic material formed from a linear block copolymer
US20090099542A1 (en) * 2007-10-16 2009-04-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven web material containing a crosslinked elastic component formed from a linear block copolymer
US20090098073A1 (en) * 2007-10-12 2009-04-16 Macdonald John Gavin Phase change visual indicating composition
US20090098081A1 (en) * 2007-10-12 2009-04-16 Macdonald John Gavin System for providing a method for applying a skin sealant having a phase change visual indicating component
US20090104831A1 (en) * 2006-04-28 2009-04-23 Fiberweb Corovin Gmbh Polymer fiber and nonwoven
US20090105112A1 (en) * 2007-10-23 2009-04-23 Industrial Technology Research Institute Nono-clay composite and composition for fabricating the same
US20090107618A1 (en) * 2007-10-31 2009-04-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of stretching wet wipes to increase thickness
US20090123569A1 (en) * 2007-11-08 2009-05-14 Macdonald John Gavin Coverage indicating technology for skin sealants using tannates
US20090130242A1 (en) * 2007-11-19 2009-05-21 Khalid Qureshi Apparatus For Activating A Web
US20090131895A1 (en) * 2001-12-31 2009-05-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Mechanical fastening system for an absorbent article
US20090142275A1 (en) * 2007-11-29 2009-06-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wound Suture Capable of Identifying the Presence of Bacteria
US20090147905A1 (en) * 2007-12-05 2009-06-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for initiating thermonuclear fusion
US20090152762A1 (en) * 2006-07-01 2009-06-18 Oerlikon Textile Gmbh & Co. Kg Method and device for melt spinning and depositing synthetic filaments into a non-woven material
US20090151733A1 (en) * 2007-12-13 2009-06-18 Welchel Debra N Respirator with stretch-panels
US20090155325A1 (en) * 2007-12-14 2009-06-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Formulation and products for promoting skin cleanliness and health
US20090155529A1 (en) * 2007-12-14 2009-06-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Product With Embossments Having A Decreasing Line Weight
US20090157020A1 (en) * 2007-12-14 2009-06-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Film Formed from a Blend of Biodegradable Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyesters
US20090157022A1 (en) * 2007-12-13 2009-06-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles having a wetness indicator
US20090156079A1 (en) * 2007-12-14 2009-06-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Antistatic breathable nonwoven laminate having improved barrier properties
US20090162258A1 (en) * 2007-12-21 2009-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Liquid treatment system
US20090171309A1 (en) * 2007-12-28 2009-07-02 Vandenbogart Thomas W Body adhering absorbent article
US20090166177A1 (en) * 2007-12-28 2009-07-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for preparing emulsions
US20090191248A1 (en) * 2008-01-30 2009-07-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hand health and hygiene system for hand health and infection control
DE10196321T5 (en) 2000-06-07 2009-07-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah A process for the production of shirts with set-in sleeves
US7568251B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2009-08-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for dyeing a textile web
WO2009095802A1 (en) 2008-01-31 2009-08-06 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Printable elastic composite
US20090204090A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-08-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Packaged body adhering absorbent article
US20090204092A1 (en) * 2007-08-03 2009-08-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Body adhering absorbent article
US7582308B2 (en) 2002-12-23 2009-09-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Odor control composition
US7582485B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2009-09-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldride, Inc. Method and device for detecting ammonia odors and helicobacter pylori urease infection
US7582178B2 (en) 2006-11-22 2009-09-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven-film composite with latent elasticity
US20090233049A1 (en) * 2008-03-11 2009-09-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coform Nonwoven Web Formed from Propylene/Alpha-Olefin Meltblown Fibers
US20090233072A1 (en) * 2008-03-17 2009-09-17 James Benjamin Harvey Fibrous nonwoven structure having improved physical characteristics and method of preparing
US20090240220A1 (en) * 2008-03-20 2009-09-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc Compressed Substrates Configured to Deliver Active Agents
US20090240224A1 (en) * 2001-12-14 2009-09-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable absorbent article
US20090241277A1 (en) * 2008-03-31 2009-10-01 Uyen Tuong Ngoc Lam Package and applicator for liquid or semi-liquid composition
US7601657B2 (en) 2003-12-31 2009-10-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Single sided stretch bonded laminates, and methods of making same
US20090264844A1 (en) * 2008-01-24 2009-10-22 Jean-Philippe Marie Autran Extrusion bonded laminates for absorbent articles
US7608070B2 (en) 2004-09-30 2009-10-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Foam-based fasteners
US20090285871A1 (en) * 2008-05-15 2009-11-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disinfectant Wet Wipe
WO2009138887A2 (en) 2008-05-15 2009-11-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Latent elastic composite formed from a multi-layered film
US20090286437A1 (en) * 2008-05-14 2009-11-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wipes with rupturable beads
US20090299312A1 (en) * 2008-05-30 2009-12-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Twisted, Compressed Substrates as Wetness Indicators in Absorbent Articles
US7628778B2 (en) 2000-10-27 2009-12-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with self-forming seals
US20090308548A1 (en) * 2008-06-16 2009-12-17 Tramontina Paul F Temporary partition curtain
US20090321431A1 (en) * 2008-06-26 2009-12-31 Rasha Wafikzaki Farag Anti-splatter cover for microwave cooking
US20090324905A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Howard Martin Welch Elastic multilayer composite including pattern unbonded elastic materials, articles containing same, and methods of making same
US20090325837A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polysensorial personal care cleanser
US20090325440A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Thomas Oomman P Films and film laminates with relatively high machine direction modulus
US20090320852A1 (en) * 2008-06-27 2009-12-31 Cuevas Brian J Tracheostomy Tube Butterfly Flange
US20090326495A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Collection Pouches in Absorbent Articles
US7640637B2 (en) 2005-11-01 2010-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods to modify the fibrous landing layer of a foam based fastener and products made from the same
US7642208B2 (en) 2006-12-14 2010-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Abrasion resistant material for use in various media
WO2010001273A2 (en) 2008-06-30 2010-01-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic composite containing a low strength and lightweight nonwoven facing
WO2010001272A2 (en) 2008-06-30 2010-01-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic composite formed from multiple laminate structures
US7645353B2 (en) 2003-12-23 2010-01-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonically laminated multi-ply fabrics
WO2010004519A2 (en) 2008-07-11 2010-01-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Substrates having formulations with improved transferability
US20100008957A1 (en) * 2008-07-11 2010-01-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Formulations having improved compatibility with nonwoven substrates
US7651653B2 (en) 2004-12-22 2010-01-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Machine and cross-machine direction elastic materials and methods of making same
US20100018641A1 (en) * 2007-06-08 2010-01-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of Applying Skin Wellness Agents to a Nonwoven Web Through Electrospinning Nanofibers
US7655829B2 (en) 2005-07-29 2010-02-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent pad with activated carbon ink for odor control
US20100031427A1 (en) * 2008-08-06 2010-02-11 Aaron Drake Smith Garment With Interior Surface Indicator
US20100035045A1 (en) * 2008-01-21 2010-02-11 Imerys Pigments, Inc. Fibers comprising at least one filler and processes for their production
WO2010017297A2 (en) 2008-08-06 2010-02-11 Invista Technologies S.A.R.L. Preparation of elastic composite structures useful for components of disposable hygiene products and articles of apparel
US20100040826A1 (en) * 2008-01-24 2010-02-18 Jean-Philippe Marie Autran Extrusion Bonded Laminates for Absorbent Articles
US20100043764A1 (en) * 2008-04-02 2010-02-25 Jones Brian H Method for quasi-instantaneous polymerization of filament wound composite materials
US7678367B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2010-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for reducing odor using metal-modified particles
US7687681B2 (en) 2000-05-26 2010-03-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Menses specific absorbent systems
US20100121304A1 (en) * 2008-11-10 2010-05-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Multifunctional Acrylate Skin-Adhesive Composition
US20100152642A1 (en) * 2008-12-17 2010-06-17 Jaeho Kim Absorbent Article Saturation Indication System and Method
US20100152042A1 (en) * 2008-12-15 2010-06-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compositions comprising metal-modified silica nanoparticles
US20100152690A1 (en) * 2008-12-16 2010-06-17 Yein Sze Ong Leakage-signaling absorbent article
US20100149743A1 (en) * 2008-12-17 2010-06-17 Mitac Technology Corp. Portable electronic device and camera module thereof
US20100147203A1 (en) * 2008-12-16 2010-06-17 Macdonald John Gavin Three-dimensional Wiping Substrate And Method Therefor
US20100159775A1 (en) * 2008-12-19 2010-06-24 Chambers Jr Leon Eugene Nonwoven Composite And Method For Making The Same
US20100158752A1 (en) * 2008-12-24 2010-06-24 Steven Scott Friderich Collapsible sterilization container
US20100158751A1 (en) * 2008-12-24 2010-06-24 Steven Scott Friderich Single use sterilization container
US20100159778A1 (en) * 2008-12-24 2010-06-24 Hughes Janis W Conformable attachment structure for forming a seal with the skin
US20100159770A1 (en) * 2008-12-23 2010-06-24 Susan Kathleen Walser Nonwoven web and filter media containing partially split multicomponent fibers
US20100158753A1 (en) * 2008-12-24 2010-06-24 Steven Scott Friderich Sterilization container with peel top
US20100159774A1 (en) * 2008-12-19 2010-06-24 Chambers Jr Leon Eugene Nonwoven composite and method for making the same
US7754197B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2010-07-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for reducing odor using coordinated polydentate compounds
US20100184348A1 (en) * 2006-12-20 2010-07-22 Imerys Pigments, Inc. Spunlaid Fibers Comprising Coated Calcium Carbonate, Processes For Their Production, and Nonwoven Products
US7763061B2 (en) 2004-12-23 2010-07-27 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Thermal coverings
WO2010086829A2 (en) 2009-02-02 2010-08-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles containing a multifunctional gel
US7772456B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2010-08-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretchable absorbent composite with low superaborbent shake-out
US20100212272A1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2010-08-26 Hollingsworth & Vose Company Filter media suitable for ashrae applications
US7785443B2 (en) 2006-12-07 2010-08-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for producing tissue products
US7795345B2 (en) 2003-04-25 2010-09-14 Evonik Stockhausen, Llc Superabsorbent polymer with high permeability
US7794737B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2010-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Odor absorbing extrudates
US7807023B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2010-10-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for increasing the basis weight of sheet materials
WO2010114899A1 (en) 2009-03-31 2010-10-07 Sun Chemical Corporation Substrate printed with a water-based urethane printing ink with improved performance properties
US20100258967A1 (en) * 2006-07-31 2010-10-14 3M Innovative Properties Company Fibrous web comprising microfibers dispersed among bonded meltspun fibers
US20100268319A1 (en) * 2009-04-17 2010-10-21 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Mobile External Coupling for Branch Vessel Connection
US20100268327A1 (en) * 2009-04-17 2010-10-21 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Mobile External Coupling for Branch Vessel Connection
US20100267914A1 (en) * 2009-04-21 2010-10-21 Alistair Duncan Westwood Method for Producing Temperature Resistant NonWovens
US7833918B2 (en) 2009-01-14 2010-11-16 The Dial Corporation Water-activated, disposable two-sided cleaning article
US7837663B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2010-11-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Odor controlling article including a visual indicating device for monitoring odor absorption
US7837831B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2010-11-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Tissue products containing a polymer dispersion
US7841020B2 (en) 2007-07-20 2010-11-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Easy donning garment
US7842163B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2010-11-30 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Embossed tissue products
US20100324515A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2010-12-23 Albis Spa Pre-consolidated spunbonded web, composite nonwoven comprising said pre-consolidated spunbonded web, method and continuous system for producing said composite
US7858055B2 (en) 2008-12-18 2010-12-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Moisture sensitive auxetic material
US7875014B2 (en) 2003-12-15 2011-01-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment having a garment shell
US7879189B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Additive compositions for treating various base sheets
US7879350B2 (en) 2003-10-16 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for reducing odor using colloidal nanoparticles
US7879188B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Additive compositions for treating various base sheets
US7879747B2 (en) 2007-03-30 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Elastic laminates having fragrance releasing properties and methods of making the same
US7879191B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2011-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wiping products having enhanced cleaning abilities
US7883604B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2011-02-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Creping process and products made therefrom
US20110037194A1 (en) * 2009-08-14 2011-02-17 Michael David James Die assembly and method of using same
WO2011019478A1 (en) 2009-08-12 2011-02-17 Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. Protective apparel having breathable film layer
US20110052913A1 (en) * 2008-01-21 2011-03-03 Mcamish Larry Monofilament fibers comprising at least one filler, and processes for their production
US20110059287A1 (en) * 2008-01-21 2011-03-10 Imerys Pigments, Inc. Fibers comprising at least one filler, processes for their production, and uses thereof
US7910795B2 (en) 2007-03-09 2011-03-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article containing a crosslinked elastic film
US7924142B2 (en) 2008-06-30 2011-04-12 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Patterned self-warming wipe substrates
WO2011047252A1 (en) 2009-10-16 2011-04-21 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Monolithic films having zoned breathability
WO2011047264A1 (en) 2009-10-16 2011-04-21 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Articles having zoned breathability
US7932196B2 (en) 2003-08-22 2011-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Microporous stretch thinned film/nonwoven laminates and limited use or disposable product applications
US7938813B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2011-05-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having shaped absorbent core formed on a substrate
US7938921B2 (en) 2006-11-22 2011-05-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Strand composite having latent elasticity
US7943813B2 (en) 2002-12-30 2011-05-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent products with enhanced rewet, intake, and stain masking performance
US7951127B2 (en) 2006-12-15 2011-05-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Composite bodyside liner
US7955710B2 (en) 2003-12-22 2011-06-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic bonding of dissimilar materials
US7994079B2 (en) 2002-12-17 2011-08-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Meltblown scrubbing product
US7993322B2 (en) 2003-12-15 2011-08-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent garment having outer shell and adjustable absorbent assembly therein
US7998322B2 (en) 2007-07-12 2011-08-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber having electrode properties
WO2011119536A1 (en) 2010-03-22 2011-09-29 Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Stent delivery system having a fibrous matrix covering with improved stent retention
WO2011128790A2 (en) 2010-04-16 2011-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent composite with a resilient coform layer
US8057573B2 (en) 2007-12-28 2011-11-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for increasing the shelf life of formulations
EP2397293A1 (en) 2007-06-03 2011-12-21 Imerys Pigments, Inc. Spunlaid fibers comprising coated calcium carbonate, processes for their production, and nonwoven products
WO2011159400A1 (en) 2010-06-15 2011-12-22 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Nonwoven fabrics made from polymer blends and methods for making same
WO2012003349A2 (en) 2010-07-02 2012-01-05 The Procter & Gamble Company Dissolvable fibrous web structure article comprising active agents
WO2012009591A1 (en) 2010-07-15 2012-01-19 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent core
US8105463B2 (en) 2009-03-20 2012-01-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Creped tissue sheets treated with an additive composition according to a pattern
WO2012017404A2 (en) 2010-08-05 2012-02-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. System for securing flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly
WO2012020336A2 (en) 2010-08-13 2012-02-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Toughened polylactic acid fibers
US8147642B2 (en) 2002-12-09 2012-04-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process of making boxer shorts from a web
US8157780B2 (en) 2008-12-15 2012-04-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having line of weakness for folding the article
WO2012052884A2 (en) 2010-10-22 2012-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable absorbent article with finger tab without compromising stretch
US8176573B2 (en) 2002-12-09 2012-05-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Boxer shorts and process of making boxer shorts from one or more webs
WO2012064469A1 (en) 2010-11-09 2012-05-18 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Bicomponent fibers and methods for making them
WO2012064468A2 (en) 2010-11-09 2012-05-18 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Meltblown nonwoven compositions and methods for making them
US8182457B2 (en) 2000-05-15 2012-05-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Garment having an apparent elastic band
US8182552B2 (en) 2006-12-28 2012-05-22 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for dyeing a textile web
WO2012075369A1 (en) 2010-12-03 2012-06-07 3G Mermet Corporation Near infrared reflecting composition and coverings for architectural openings incorporating same
WO2012078826A2 (en) 2010-12-08 2012-06-14 3M Innovative Properties Company Adhesive article for three-dimensional applications
WO2012080867A1 (en) 2010-12-14 2012-06-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ambulatory enteral feeding system
US8206024B2 (en) 2007-12-28 2012-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for particle dispersion into formulations
WO2012085712A1 (en) 2010-12-21 2012-06-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sterilization container with disposable liner
WO2012090094A2 (en) 2010-12-30 2012-07-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sheet materials containing s-b-s and s-i/b-s copolymers
WO2012090095A2 (en) 2010-12-31 2012-07-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Segmented films with high strength seams
US8215822B2 (en) 2007-12-28 2012-07-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for preparing antimicrobial formulations
WO2012104811A1 (en) 2011-02-04 2012-08-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly with bolsters
US8273066B2 (en) 2003-07-18 2012-09-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with high quality ink jet image produced at line speed
US8282776B2 (en) 2005-12-15 2012-10-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wiping product having enhanced oil absorbency
US8282618B2 (en) 2002-12-11 2012-10-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable boxer brief
US8292862B2 (en) 2007-08-03 2012-10-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Dynamic fitting body adhering absorbent article
US8292951B2 (en) 2010-04-29 2012-10-23 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Tethered pop up branch structure stent graft and method
US8328782B2 (en) 2005-02-18 2012-12-11 The Procter & Gamble Company Hydrophobic surface coated light-weight nonwoven laminates for use in absorbent articles
US8333800B2 (en) 2010-04-29 2012-12-18 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Mobile external coupling with internal sealing cuff for branch vessel connection
US8333748B2 (en) 2009-03-05 2012-12-18 The Procter & Gamble Company Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article
US8337546B2 (en) 2010-04-29 2012-12-25 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Mobile external coupling for branch vessel connection
WO2012177376A1 (en) 2011-06-21 2012-12-27 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Elastic nonwoven materials comprising propylene-based and ethylene-based polymers
WO2013001381A2 (en) 2011-06-27 2013-01-03 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sheet materials having improved softness
US8361049B2 (en) 2002-12-09 2013-01-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Boxer shorts and process of making boxer shorts with expandable material
WO2013014546A2 (en) 2011-07-28 2013-01-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Superhydrophobic surfaces
WO2013024378A1 (en) 2011-08-15 2013-02-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Disposable protective footwear cover
US8409618B2 (en) 2002-12-20 2013-04-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Odor-reducing quinone compounds
US8410005B2 (en) 2006-03-30 2013-04-02 The Procter & Gamble Company Stacks of pre-moistened wipes with unique fluid retention characteristics
WO2013046186A1 (en) 2011-09-30 2013-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly with mass balancing side tabs
WO2013046187A2 (en) 2011-09-30 2013-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly with side tabs
US8426671B2 (en) 2011-02-11 2013-04-23 Polymer Group, Inc. Liquid management layer for personal care absorbent articles
WO2013057601A1 (en) 2011-10-19 2013-04-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. An absorbent article having a discrete portion
WO2013061068A1 (en) 2011-10-25 2013-05-02 Imerys Minerals Limited Particulate fillers
WO2013064922A1 (en) 2011-11-04 2013-05-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Drainage kit with built-in disposal bag
WO2013068907A1 (en) 2011-11-08 2013-05-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of using a sterilization wrap system
US8454889B2 (en) 2007-12-21 2013-06-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Gas treatment system
WO2013081756A1 (en) 2011-12-02 2013-06-06 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Polymer compositions and nonwoven compositions prepared therefrom
WO2013095804A1 (en) 2011-12-22 2013-06-27 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fibers and nonwoven materials prepared therefrom
WO2013098679A2 (en) 2011-12-28 2013-07-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for making a flexible multi-panel sterilization assembly
US8486427B2 (en) 2011-02-11 2013-07-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Wipe for use with a germicidal solution
DE19983321T5 (en) 1998-06-30 2013-10-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Cloth-like nonwoven fabric made of thermoplastic polymers
US8551895B2 (en) 2010-12-22 2013-10-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven webs having improved barrier properties
DE102012010313A1 (en) 2012-05-24 2013-11-28 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Filter material for filter element, comprises filtration layer containing calendered melt-blown nonwoven fabric and having specified air permeability, and carrier layer containing wet-nonwoven fabric, dry-staple nonwoven fabric or mesh
US8597268B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2013-12-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
US8623289B2 (en) 2008-12-24 2014-01-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. Single use sterilization container
US8632613B2 (en) 2007-12-27 2014-01-21 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process for applying one or more treatment agents to a textile web
US8637130B2 (en) 2012-02-10 2014-01-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Molded parts containing a polylactic acid composition
US8636833B2 (en) 2009-09-16 2014-01-28 E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Air filtration medium with improved dust loading capacity and improved resistance to high humidity environment
WO2014025849A1 (en) 2012-08-08 2014-02-13 3M Innovative Properties Company Method of making extensible web laminates
US8664129B2 (en) 2008-11-14 2014-03-04 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Extensible nonwoven facing layer for elastic multilayer fabrics
US8668975B2 (en) 2009-11-24 2014-03-11 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fabric with discrete elastic and plastic regions and method for making same
US8668679B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2014-03-11 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
US8672911B2 (en) 2007-08-03 2014-03-18 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Body adhering absorbent article
US8677513B2 (en) 2005-04-01 2014-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surgical sleeve for glove retention
US8685178B2 (en) 2008-12-15 2014-04-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Methods of preparing metal-modified silica nanoparticles
DE102012219409A1 (en) 2012-10-24 2014-04-24 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Containing filter material having increased service life and this filter material filter element
US8708988B2 (en) 2010-12-03 2014-04-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article configured for controlled deformation
WO2014068492A1 (en) 2012-10-31 2014-05-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fluid-entangled laminate webs having hollow projections and a process and apparatus for making the same
USD704417S1 (en) 2007-04-16 2014-05-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coveralls with angled stretch panel
DE102012220546A1 (en) 2012-11-12 2014-05-15 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Flame-retardant treated gas filter material with high dust holding capacity
WO2014082014A1 (en) 2012-11-22 2014-05-30 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Thermally protective cover and method of manufacture thereof
US8748693B2 (en) 2009-02-27 2014-06-10 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Multi-layer nonwoven in situ laminates and method of producing the same
WO2014087161A1 (en) 2012-12-04 2014-06-12 Herbert Parkinson Limited Improvements in and relating to fabrics
US8758547B2 (en) 2011-02-08 2014-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of manufacturing a body adhering absorbent article orientated in the cross-machine direction with reduced curl
WO2014100527A2 (en) 2012-12-21 2014-06-26 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Thermally stable porous medium
WO2014097007A1 (en) 2012-12-19 2014-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Low density fibers and methods for forming same
US8764922B2 (en) 2011-02-08 2014-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method of manufacturing a body adhering absorbent article orientated in the machine direction with reduced curl
US8790325B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2014-07-29 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
EP2778270A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-17 Fibertex Personal Care A/S Nonwoven substrates having fibrils
US20140265019A1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 I-Chung Liao Manufacturing method of an activated-carbon Filter Element
WO2014145608A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 The Procter & Gamble Company Packages for articles of commerce
DE102014103393A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-18 The Procter & Gamble Company nonwoven substrates
WO2014140563A2 (en) 2013-03-14 2014-09-18 Imerys Minerals Limited Composite structures
WO2014150316A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Wipes with improved properties
WO2014150303A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent articles with nonwoven substrates having fibrils
WO2014151480A1 (en) 2013-03-15 2014-09-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Methods for forming absorbent articles with nonwoven substrates
WO2014155216A1 (en) 2013-03-28 2014-10-02 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Coordinated apertured and embossed topsheet layer materials, and absorbent articles containing such
US8858523B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2014-10-14 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
US20140316362A1 (en) * 2011-12-06 2014-10-23 Borealis Ag Pp copolymers for melt blown/pulp fibrous nonwoven structures with improved mechanical properties and lower hot air consumption
US8871232B2 (en) 2007-12-13 2014-10-28 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Self-indicating wipe for removing bacteria from a surface
US8882735B2 (en) 2008-12-16 2014-11-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Article with fluid-activated barriers
WO2014191879A1 (en) 2013-05-31 2014-12-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Recyclable indicator tape for sterilization
WO2014204780A1 (en) 2013-06-18 2014-12-24 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fibers and nonwoven materials prepared therefrom
WO2014204778A1 (en) 2013-06-18 2014-12-24 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Fibers and nonwoven materials prepared therefrom
US8936740B2 (en) 2010-08-13 2015-01-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Modified polylactic acid fibers
US8945079B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2015-02-03 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
WO2015015364A1 (en) 2013-07-31 2015-02-05 Avent, Inc. Easy-open protective package for aseptic presentation
WO2015015398A1 (en) 2013-07-31 2015-02-05 Avent, Inc. Dual layer wrap package for aseptic presentation
WO2015015427A1 (en) 2013-07-31 2015-02-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Sustainable polymer films
EP2835466A1 (en) 2013-08-09 2015-02-11 Ahlstrom Corporation Dye-Receiving Material and Uses Thereof
EP2835419A1 (en) 2013-08-09 2015-02-11 Ahlstrom Corporation Laundry aid and use thereof
US8975305B2 (en) 2012-02-10 2015-03-10 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Rigid renewable polyester compositions having a high impact strength and tensile elongation
US8980964B2 (en) 2012-02-10 2015-03-17 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Renewable polyester film having a low modulus and high tensile elongation
WO2015044811A1 (en) 2013-09-26 2015-04-02 Avent, Inc. Gas permeable sterilization and shipping package system for medical products
US9040598B2 (en) 2012-02-10 2015-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Renewable polyester compositions having a low density
DE102013224549A1 (en) 2013-11-29 2015-06-03 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Abrasive backing, the abrasive article comprising abrasive backing as well as their method of preparation
WO2015079340A1 (en) 2013-11-27 2015-06-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven tack cloth for wipe applications
WO2015079339A1 (en) 2013-11-27 2015-06-04 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Printed 3d-elastic laminates
US9056031B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2015-06-16 The Procter & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
US9060900B2 (en) 2007-09-07 2015-06-23 The Proctor & Gamble Company Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems
WO2015095731A1 (en) 2013-12-20 2015-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hydroentangled elastic film-based, stretch-bonded composites and methods of making same
WO2015095749A1 (en) 2013-12-20 2015-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Hydroentangled elastic filament-based, stretch-bonded composites and methods of making same
WO2015092569A1 (en) 2013-12-18 2015-06-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Post-bonded grooved elastic materials
WO2015094960A1 (en) 2013-12-19 2015-06-25 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article with tackifier-free adhesive
US9072633B2 (en) 2006-06-07 2015-07-07 The Procter & Gamble Company Biaxially stretchable outer cover for an absorbent article
WO2015112861A2 (en) 2014-01-27 2015-07-30 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Light weight trauma reducing body armor
WO2015131054A1 (en) 2014-02-28 2015-09-03 Avent, Inc. Surfactant treatment for a sterilization wrap with reduced occurrence of wet packs after steam sterilization
US9139940B2 (en) 2006-07-31 2015-09-22 3M Innovative Properties Company Bonded nonwoven fibrous webs comprising softenable oriented semicrystalline polymeric fibers and apparatus and methods for preparing such webs
US9161868B2 (en) 2009-09-04 2015-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Removal of colored substances from aqueous liquids
US9161869B2 (en) 2012-03-30 2015-10-20 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent articles with decolorizing agents
WO2015164227A2 (en) 2014-04-22 2015-10-29 The Procter & Gamble Company Compositions in the form of dissolvable solid structures
DE102014006822A1 (en) 2014-05-08 2015-11-12 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Abrasive backing and abrasive article produced therefrom
US9194060B2 (en) 2008-09-30 2015-11-24 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Polyolefin-based elastic meltblown fabrics
WO2015183474A1 (en) 2014-05-27 2015-12-03 Avent, Inc. Surgical drape with sterile system access
WO2015189102A1 (en) 2014-06-10 2015-12-17 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Impregnated filter materials and filter elements produced therefrom
WO2015191802A1 (en) 2014-06-12 2015-12-17 The Procter & Gamble Company Absorbent article with tackifier-free adhesive
US9217094B2 (en) 2011-07-28 2015-12-22 The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois Superhydrophobic compositions
USD746439S1 (en) 2013-12-30 2015-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Combination valve and buckle set for disposable respirators
US9226502B2 (en) 2014-03-31 2016-01-05 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Fibrous web comprising a cationic polymer for capturing microorganisms
US9237975B2 (en) 2013-09-27 2016-01-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article with side barriers and decolorizing agents
US9239036B2 (en) 2006-09-08 2016-01-19 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic liquid treatment and delivery system and process
US9241843B2 (en) 2012-09-19 2016-01-26 The Procter & Gamble Company Article with tackifier-free adhesive
WO2016016848A1 (en) 2014-07-30 2016-02-04 Sabic Global Technologies B.V. Spunbond polycarbonate resin filter media
WO2016020039A1 (en) 2014-08-05 2016-02-11 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Filter material and filter material combination for separating liquids and filter elements produced therefrom
WO2016032833A1 (en) 2014-08-29 2016-03-03 Avent, Inc. Moisture management for wound care
WO2016036466A2 (en) 2014-09-05 2016-03-10 Exxomobil Chemical Patents Inc. Polymer compositions and nonwoven materials prepared therefrom
US9320657B2 (en) 2014-03-31 2016-04-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Absorbent article having interconnected waist and leg bands
US20160168774A1 (en) * 2014-12-16 2016-06-16 Nike, Inc. Nonwoven Material, Method Of Making Same, And Articles Incorporating The Nonwoven Material
EP3034594A1 (en) 2014-12-15 2016-06-22 Ahlstrom Corporation Laundry aid and use thereof
US9375367B2 (en) 2014-02-28 2016-06-28 Medline Industries, Inc. Fastener for an absorbent article
WO2016126591A1 (en) 2015-02-02 2016-08-11 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Root intrusion improvements in irrigation tubes
EP3056549A1 (en) 2015-02-10 2016-08-17 Ahlstrom Corporation Colorant composition and uses thereof
US9421504B2 (en) 2007-12-28 2016-08-23 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Ultrasonic treatment chamber for preparing emulsions
WO2016137559A1 (en) 2015-02-26 2016-09-01 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Compositions comprising propylene-based elastomers and polyalphaolefins
US9439811B2 (en) 2010-10-19 2016-09-13 Medline Industries, Inc. Absorbent articles and securement means
US9469791B2 (en) 2011-04-28 2016-10-18 Adherent Laboratories, Inc. Polyolefin based hot melt adhesive composition
US9486368B2 (en) 2013-12-05 2016-11-08 Medline Industries, Inc. Disposable hygienic article with means for diagnostic testing
US9498932B2 (en) 2008-09-30 2016-11-22 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Multi-layered meltblown composite and methods for making same
WO2017023656A1 (en) 2015-07-31 2017-02-09 The Procter & Gamble Company Package of absorbent articles utilizing a shaped nonwoven
WO2017030856A1 (en) 2015-08-14 2017-02-23 3M Innovative Properties Company Composite fabric including structured film and method of forming same
US9622922B2 (en) 2014-04-21 2017-04-18 Medline Industries, Inc. Stretch breathable protective absorbent article using bilaminate
US9642403B2 (en) 2007-08-16 2017-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Strap fastening system for a disposable respirator providing improved donning
US9670388B2 (en) 2012-09-19 2017-06-06 IFS Industries Inc. Hot melt adhesive
WO2017105997A1 (en) 2015-12-17 2017-06-22 The Procter & Gamble Company Shaped nonwoven
DE102015122746A1 (en) 2015-12-23 2017-06-29 Neenah Gessner Gmbh Filter material and filter element produced therefrom
US9700079B2 (en) 2002-12-09 2017-07-11 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Process of making boxer shorts from a web with various leg opening shapes
US9750650B2 (en) 2005-08-26 2017-09-05 Medline Industries, Inc. Absorbent article
US9777407B2 (en) 2009-03-27 2017-10-03 3M Innovative Properties Company Hydrophilic polyproylene melt additives
WO2017184798A1 (en) 2016-04-21 2017-10-26 Avent, Inc. Face mask having improved comfort through cooling of microclimate through use of a phase change material
WO2017182877A1 (en) 2016-04-22 2017-10-26 Fiberlean Technologies Limited Fibres comprising microfibrillated cellulose and methods of manufacturing fibres and nonwoven materials therefrom
US9803100B2 (en) 2013-04-30 2017-10-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Non-fluorinated water-based superhydrophobic surfaces
US9809789B2 (en) 2015-03-17 2017-11-07 The Clorox Company Heated cleaning articles using a calcium oxide and water heat generator
US9826878B2 (en) 2015-03-17 2017-11-28 The Clorox Company Heated cleaning articles using a reactive metal and saline heat generator
US9848543B2 (en) 2013-07-09 2017-12-26 E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company System and method for irrigation
WO2018013561A2 (en) 2016-07-12 2018-01-18 Invista North America S.A R.L. Protective garment for preventing bodily fluid leakage
US9908981B2 (en) 2013-09-30 2018-03-06 Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc. Polymer compositions and articles made therefrom
US9957366B2 (en) 2013-08-09 2018-05-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Technique for selectively controlling the porosity of a polymeric material
US9957369B2 (en) 2013-08-09 2018-05-01 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Anisotropic polymeric material
US9969885B2 (en) 2014-07-31 2018-05-15 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Anti-adherent composition
US10005917B2 (en) 2013-04-30 2018-06-26 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Non-fluorinated water-based superhydrophobic compositions
US10030322B2 (en) 2014-07-15 2018-07-24 Hills, Inc. Method of forming a continuous filament spun-laid web

Families Citing this family (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4013816A (en) * 1975-11-20 1977-03-22 Draper Products, Inc. Stretchable spun-bonded polyolefin web
DE2924539C2 (en) * 1979-06-19 1983-01-13 Fa. Carl Freudenberg, 6940 Weinheim, De
DE3001920C2 (en) * 1980-01-19 1985-09-12 Fa. Carl Freudenberg, 6940 Weinheim, De
DE3012806A1 (en) * 1980-04-02 1981-10-08 Freudenberg Carl tufted carpet
DE3541127C2 (en) * 1985-11-21 1989-08-10 J.H. Benecke Ag, 3000 Hannover, De
DE3541128C2 (en) * 1985-11-21 1989-08-17 J.H. Benecke Ag, 3000 Hannover, De
DE3601201C1 (en) * 1986-01-17 1987-07-09 Benecke Gmbh J A process for preparing random nonwoven webs and apparatus for carrying out the method
DE3727374A1 (en) * 1986-10-06 1988-04-21 Karl Marx Stadt Tech Textil Apparatus for the production of elementary-thread nonwoven
US5326009A (en) * 1988-02-15 1994-07-05 Mitsui Petrochemical Industries, Ltd. Air nozzle for use in production of nonwoven fabric
JP2575777B2 (en) * 1988-02-15 1997-01-29 三井石油化学工業株式会社 Air nozzle for non-woven fabric production
GB9019580D0 (en) * 1990-09-07 1990-10-24 Extrusion Systems Ltd Improvements relating to apparatus for use in producing non-woven webs from thermo-plastic polymer materials
DE4332345C2 (en) * 1993-09-23 1995-09-14 Reifenhaeuser Masch Vliesblasanlage method and for the production of a spunbonded nonwoven having a high filament

Family Cites Families (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE664600C (en) * 1936-07-09 1938-08-31 Emil Glueck Device for severing of exiting Spinnduesen Kunstseidefaeden
US2604667A (en) * 1950-08-23 1952-07-29 Du Pont Yarn process
US2693844A (en) * 1950-12-30 1954-11-09 Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp Apparatus for reinforcing sheet material
BE512775A (en) * 1952-06-18
US2736676A (en) * 1953-04-24 1956-02-28 Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp Fibrous mats and production thereof
US2900700A (en) * 1954-12-22 1959-08-25 Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp Method of making a textile mat
US3338992A (en) * 1959-12-15 1967-08-29 Du Pont Process for forming non-woven filamentary structures from fiber-forming synthetic organic polymers
DE1282590C2 (en) * 1963-10-25 1975-02-13 Apparatus for producing webs of continuous polymeric fibers tangled
US3302237A (en) * 1965-01-15 1967-02-07 Du Pont Forwarding jet
US3402227A (en) * 1965-01-25 1968-09-17 Du Pont Process for preparation of nonwoven webs
US3341394A (en) * 1966-12-21 1967-09-12 Du Pont Sheets of randomly distributed continuous filaments
NL6717460A (en) * 1966-12-24 1968-06-25

Cited By (1888)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3836416A (en) * 1970-01-29 1974-09-17 Alta Ind Non woven thermoplastic fabric
US3734803A (en) * 1971-09-28 1973-05-22 Allied Chem Apparatus for splaying and depositing nonwoven filamentary structures
US3855045A (en) * 1972-01-21 1974-12-17 Kimberly Clark Co Self-sized patterned bonded continuous filament web
US4001357A (en) * 1972-08-02 1977-01-04 Alfred Walz Process for the manufacture of fibers from fusible materials
US3975224A (en) * 1972-08-17 1976-08-17 Lutravil Spinnvlies Gmbh & Co. Dimensionally stable, high-tenacity non-woven webs and process
DE2356720A1 (en) * 1972-09-06 1975-05-22 Kimberly Clark Co Non-woven, laminated continuous and discontinuous filaments - heat-bonded at points in a pattern, by embossed cylinder
US3906064A (en) * 1973-02-12 1975-09-16 Little Inc A Process for dry forming paper
US3912567A (en) * 1973-05-14 1975-10-14 Kimberly Clark Co Stabilized nonwoven web and method of preparation
US3949130A (en) * 1974-01-04 1976-04-06 Tuff Spun Products, Inc. Spun bonded fabric, and articles made therefrom
US3991250A (en) * 1974-02-09 1976-11-09 Lutravil Spinnvlies Gmbh & Co. Spunbonded fabrics of nylon-6 filaments
US3947310A (en) * 1974-07-11 1976-03-30 Chevron Research Company Extra-wide nonwoven sheets
US4209563A (en) * 1975-06-06 1980-06-24 The Procter & Gamble Company Method for making random laid bonded continuous filament cloth
US4107364A (en) * 1975-06-06 1978-08-15 The Procter & Gamble Company Random laid bonded continuous filament cloth
FR2382535A1 (en) * 1975-06-06 1978-09-29 Procter & Gamble NONWOVEN fabric and method and apparatus for its manufacture
FR2401253A1 (en) * 1975-06-06 1979-03-23 Procter & Gamble filament fabric made of at least two types of fibers and method and apparatus for its manufacture
US4091140A (en) * 1976-05-10 1978-05-23 Johnson & Johnson Continuous filament nonwoven fabric and method of manufacturing the same
US4210690A (en) * 1978-08-05 1980-07-01 Firma Carl Freudenberg Spun nonwoven fabric of polyester filaments for use as backing material for a deep-drawable tufted carpet
WO1981002172A1 (en) * 1980-01-25 1981-08-06 I Reba System and method for dispersing filaments
US4334340A (en) * 1980-01-25 1982-06-15 Crown Zellerbach Corporation System and method for dispersing filaments
FR2481719A1 (en) * 1980-05-05 1981-11-06 Kimberly Clark Co Method and apparatus for forming nonwoven continuous webs from a fluid material
DE3117737A1 (en) * 1980-05-05 1982-02-11 Kimberly Clark Co Apparatus and methods for forming a nonwoven web of filaments
US4340563A (en) * 1980-05-05 1982-07-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method for forming nonwoven webs
US4405297A (en) * 1980-05-05 1983-09-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Apparatus for forming nonwoven webs
US4346504A (en) * 1980-07-11 1982-08-31 Hoechst Fibers Industries Yarn forwarding and drawing apparatus
DE3151294A1 (en) * 1981-12-24 1983-07-14 Freudenberg Carl Fa "Polypropylene spunbond-low falling coefficient"
US4496508A (en) * 1981-12-24 1985-01-29 Firma Carl Freudenberg Method for manufacturing polypropylene spun-bonded fabrics with low draping coefficient
US4472886A (en) * 1982-01-25 1984-09-25 Crown Zellerbach Corporation System and method for venting cooling air from filaments
US4787947A (en) * 1982-09-30 1988-11-29 Chicopee Method and apparatus for making patterned belt bonded material
US6057256A (en) * 1983-10-11 2000-05-02 3M Innovative Properties Company Web of biocomponent blown fibers
US4729371A (en) * 1983-10-11 1988-03-08 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Respirator comprised of blown bicomponent fibers
US4578066A (en) * 1984-05-29 1986-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Incontinent garment, catamenial device or wound dressing
DE3634146A1 (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-04-09 Kimberly Clark Co Non-woven fabric and its production
DE3634139C2 (en) * 1985-10-07 2000-10-26 Kimberly Clark Co Multi-layer nonwoven
DE3634146C2 (en) * 1985-10-07 1999-05-06 Kimberly Clark Co Non-woven fabric and its production
US4753834A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-06-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web with improved softness
US4761322A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-08-02 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Laminated fibrous web comprising differentially bonded layers, and method and apparatus for making the same
US4778460A (en) * 1985-10-07 1988-10-18 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven fabric
US4668566A (en) * 1985-10-07 1987-05-26 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven fabric made with poly-propylene and polyethylene
US4753698A (en) * 1985-12-03 1988-06-28 Firma Carl Freudenberg Method for the production of spun bonded nonwoven fabrics having a uniform structure
US4644045A (en) * 1986-03-14 1987-02-17 Crown Zellerbach Corporation Method of making spunbonded webs from linear low density polyethylene
US5589258A (en) * 1986-03-27 1996-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Limited Non-woven fabric comprising at least one spunbonded layer
US4713068A (en) * 1986-10-31 1987-12-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Breathable clothlike barrier having controlled structure defensive composite
US4806598A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-02-21 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic polymer blends and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4820577A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-04-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Meltblown superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions
US4847141A (en) * 1986-12-22 1989-07-11 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4767825A (en) * 1986-12-22 1988-08-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4999235A (en) * 1987-07-24 1991-03-12 Ethicon, Inc. Conformable, stretchable surgical wound closure tape
US5244525A (en) * 1987-11-02 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Methods for bonding, cutting and printing polymeric materials using xerographic printing of IR absorbing material
US4818600A (en) * 1987-12-09 1989-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Latex coated breathable barrier
US4818597A (en) * 1988-01-27 1989-04-04 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Health care laminate
US4963638A (en) * 1988-02-26 1990-10-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Superabsorbent thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US4857251A (en) * 1988-04-14 1989-08-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of forming a nonwoven web from a surface-segregatable thermoplastic composition
US4997082A (en) * 1988-06-28 1991-03-05 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Humidistat
US4892784A (en) * 1988-07-27 1990-01-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface treatment for inhibiting thermal oxidation of polypropylene fabrics
US4904514A (en) * 1988-09-13 1990-02-27 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Protective covering for a mechanical linkage
US5161686A (en) * 1989-04-14 1992-11-10 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Odor-absorbing web material and medical material packages containing the web material
US5252158A (en) * 1989-05-10 1993-10-12 Toray Industries, Inc. Method and apparatus for producing nonwoven fabrics
US5369858A (en) * 1989-07-28 1994-12-06 Fiberweb North America, Inc. Process for forming apertured nonwoven fabric prepared from melt blown microfibers
US5188885A (en) * 1989-09-08 1993-02-23 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric laminates
US5641822A (en) * 1989-09-18 1997-06-24 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surface-segregatable compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5696191A (en) * 1989-09-18 1997-12-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Surface-segregatable compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5407442A (en) * 1990-02-12 1995-04-18 Karapasha; Nancy Carbon-containing odor controlling compositions
US5273596A (en) * 1990-03-21 1993-12-28 Fiberweb North America, Inc. Nonwoven fabric for diaper top sheet and method of making the same
US5464688A (en) * 1990-06-18 1995-11-07 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web laminates with improved barrier properties
US5271883A (en) * 1990-06-18 1993-12-21 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of making nonwoven web with improved barrier properties
US5213881A (en) * 1990-06-18 1993-05-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web with improved barrier properties
US5149576A (en) * 1990-11-26 1992-09-22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven laminiferous structure
US5178931A (en) * 1990-11-26 1993-01-12 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Three-layer nonwoven laminiferous structure
US5145727A (en) * 1990-11-26 1992-09-08 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multilayer nonwoven composite structure
US5178932A (en) * 1990-11-26 1993-01-12 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Three-layer nonwoven composite structure
US5413655A (en) * 1991-10-25 1995-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5344862A (en) * 1991-10-25 1994-09-06 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Thermoplastic compositions and nonwoven webs prepared therefrom
US5342335A (en) * 1991-12-19 1994-08-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven web of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers
US5445785A (en) * 1991-12-19 1995-08-29 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of preparing a nonwoven web of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers
US5614306A (en) * 1991-12-31 1997-03-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Conductive fabric and method of producing same
US5244947A (en) * 1991-12-31 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Stabilization of polyolefin nonwoven webs against actinic radiation
US5244723A (en) * 1992-01-03 1993-09-14 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Filaments, tow, and webs formed by hydraulic spinning
US5300167A (en) * 1992-01-03 1994-04-05 Kimberly-Clark Method of preparing a nonwoven web having delayed antimicrobial activity
US5283023A (en) * 1992-01-03 1994-02-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method of imparting delayed wettability to a nonwoven web
US5798167A (en) * 1992-05-15 1998-08-25 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Garment of a durable nonwoven fabric
EP0573277A1 (en) 1992-06-02 1993-12-08 Kimberly-Clark Limited Apertured abrasive absorbent composite nonwoven web
US5939339A (en) * 1992-07-22 1999-08-17 3M Innovative Properties Company Absorbent self adhering elastic bandage
US5418045A (en) * 1992-08-21 1995-05-23 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven multicomponent polymeric fabric
US5382400A (en) * 1992-08-21 1995-01-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven multicomponent polymeric fabric and method for making same
US5425987A (en) * 1992-08-26 1995-06-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and elastomeric thermoplastic material
US5336552A (en) * 1992-08-26 1994-08-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and ethylene alkyl acrylate copolymer
US5405682A (en) * 1992-08-26 1995-04-11 Kimberly Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and elastomeric thermoplastic material
DE4237298A1 (en) * 1992-10-05 1994-04-07 Silver Plastics Gmbh & Co Kg Antistatic hydrophobic laminate of nonwoven fabric layers - having all surface conductivity improving agent contained in inner layer consisting of microfibres to improve service life
US5382703A (en) * 1992-11-06 1995-01-17 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Electron beam-graftable compound and product from its use
US5643662A (en) * 1992-11-12 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Hydrophilic, multicomponent polymeric strands and nonwoven fabrics made therewith
US5503908A (en) * 1992-12-22 1996-04-02 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Self-adhesive nonwoven elastic compressible composite material
US6500538B1 (en) 1992-12-28 2002-12-31 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polymeric strands including a propylene polymer composition and nonwoven fabric and articles made therewith
US5578369A (en) * 1992-12-29 1996-11-26 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Laminating method and products made thereby
US5455074A (en) * 1992-12-29 1995-10-03 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Laminating method and products made thereby
US5882769A (en) * 1992-12-29 1999-03-16 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Stretch-pillowed, bulked laminate
US5643653A (en) * 1993-04-29 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shaped nonwoven fabric
US5804128A (en) * 1993-05-04 1998-09-08 Chisso Corporation Cylindrical filter and process for producing the same
US5393831A (en) * 1993-05-05 1995-02-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shelf stable nonwoven fabrics and films
US5854147A (en) * 1993-06-11 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Non-woven web containing antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5777010A (en) * 1993-06-11 1998-07-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Melt-extrudable compositions containing antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5567372A (en) * 1993-06-11 1996-10-22 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Method for preparing a nonwoven web containing antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5853641A (en) * 1993-06-11 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Method for preparing polyolefin fibers containing antimicrobial siloxane quarternary ammonium salts
US5853883A (en) * 1993-06-11 1998-12-29 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Polyolefin fibers containing antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5569732A (en) * 1993-06-11 1996-10-29 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Antimicrobial siloxane quaternary ammonium salts
US5512358A (en) * 1993-09-22 1996-04-30 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Multi-component polymeric strands including a butene polymer and nonwoven fabric and articles made therewith
US5534335A (en) * 1993-09-23 1996-07-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabric formed from alloy fibers
US5538682A (en) * 1993-09-30 1996-07-23 Polyfelt Gesellschaft M.B.H. Process for producing spunbonded webs
US5439734A (en) * 1993-10-13 1995-08-08 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven fabrics having durable wettability
US5538019A (en) * 1993-11-03 1996-07-23 Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. Spunbond cigarette filter
US5547746A (en) * 1993-11-22 1996-08-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation High strength fine spunbound fiber and fabric
DE4499215B4 (en) * 1993-11-22 2007-02-08 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah A process for producing a nonwoven fabric so produced non-woven fabric, and nonwoven fabric comprising fine fibers having a denier of less than 1.4
US5536555A (en) * 1993-12-17 1996-07-16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Liquid permeable, quilted film laminates
US6221460B1 (en) 1993-12-17 2001-04-24 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Liquid absorbent material for personal care absorbent articles and the like
US5707707A (en) * 1993-12-21 1998-01-13 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Compressively resilient loop structure for hook and loop fastener systems
US5620779A (en) * 1993-12-23 1997-04-15 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ribbed clothlike nonwoven fabric
US5643240A (en) * 1993-12-30 1997-07-01 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Apertured film/nonwoven composite for personal care absorbent articles and the like
US5520980A (en) * 1994-01-31 1996-05-28 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Protective barrier apparel fabric
US5998308A (en) * 1994-02-22 1999-12-07 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Nonwoven barrier and method of making the same
US5605739A (en) * 1994-02-25 1997-02-25 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Nonwoven laminates with improved peel strength
US5490846A (en) * 1994-03-04 1996-02-13 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Surge management fibrous nonwoven web for personal care absorbent articles and the like
US5486166A (en) * 1994-03-04 1996-01-23 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Fibrous nonwoven web surge layer for personal care absorbent articles and the like
EP0672357A2 (en) 1994-03-16 1995-09-20 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Improved coveralls and method of manufacture
US5413811A (en) * 1994-03-18 1995-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Corporation