2404154 is referenced by 49 patents.
A pants-type diaper (50), is provided which is equipped with leg-hole elastics (25, 26) which effectively encircle the leg-holes without traversing the crotch region. Also provided are methods for producing such diapers. Typical products of this type are provided with an outer laminate, formed of an inner liner material (11), and an outer backsheet material (12) between which the leg-hole elastics are disposed. The invention provides for the removal of a strip of inner liner material (22, 24) carrying undesirable crotch-region elastic strands prior to lamination or combining of the remaining inner liner with a complementary outer layer backsheet.