04606964 is referenced by 234 patents and cites 16 patents.

A bulked web composite comprises a differentially tensioned reticulated web of elastic material bonded to at least one gatherable web whereby, upon release of the tensioning forces, the gatherable web or webs are gathered by the reticulated web with different degrees of bulking in different areas due to the different tension levels of the reticulated web. Also disclosed is a method of making a bulked web composite by the steps of: forming a reticulated web of elastic material and elongating at least portions of the web by differentially tensioning it, and bonding the differentially tensioned web to at least one gatherable web to form a composite. The composite is then relaxed whereby portions of the gatherable web are gathered by the contracted reticulated web with different degrees of bulking in different areas. Bulked web composites of such type may be employed to form disposable swim wear, towels, wash cloths, and the like.

Title
Bulked web composite and method of making the same
Application Number
6/801164
Publication Number
4606964
Application Date
November 22, 1985
Publication Date
August 19, 1986
Inventor
Ronald H Wideman
Menasha
WI, US
Agent
Donald L Traut
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Corporation
WI, US
IPC
B32B 7/14
B32B 7/12
B32B 5/04
B32B 3/28
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