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A macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web exhibiting a non-glossy visible surface, and, if desired, a cloth-like or fiber-like tactile impression. The visible surface of a macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web of the present invention is preferably provided with a regularly spaced, microscopic pattern of surface aberrations which is too fine to be discernible by the naked eye when the perpendicular distance between the viewer's eye and the plane of said web is about 12 inches or greater, but which pattern is effective in substantially eliminating specular reflection of incident light. Said webs may be produced by means of a one-sided forming process wherein said surface aberrations are transmitted through the thickness of said web during processing or by means of a two-sided forming process wherein said surface aberrations are imposed directly onto the visible surface of said web. Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic webs of the present invention may be effectively employed as alternatives for cloth and fibrous structures which contact the wearer's skin, as well as for new and existing product applications where a non-plastic visual and tactile impression are desired.

Title
Macroscopically expanded three-dimensional plastic web exhibiting non-glossy visible surface and cloth-like tactile impression
Application Number
239875
Publication Number
4463045
Application Date
February 16, 1982
Publication Date
July 31, 1984
Inventor
William R Ouellette
Cincinnati
OH, US
William I Mullane Jr
Cincinnati
OH, US
Paul R Louis
Cincinnati
OH, US
Nicholas A Ahr
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Richard C Witte
John V Gorman
E Kelly Linman
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
B32B 3/00
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