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A microapertured polymeric web exhibiting a substantially uniform soft and silky tactile impression on at least one of its surfaces. In a preferred embodiment the present invention relates to webs exhibiting a fine scale pattern of discrete surface aberrations, each of said surface aberrations having its amplitude oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface in which said surface aberration originates. At least one tiny aperture (microaperture) is provided substantially coincidental with the maximum amplitude of each surface aberration. The discontinuity created by the aperture at the peak of each of the surface aberrations substantially reduces the resistance to both compression and shear of each individual surface aberration. In addition the volcano-like edges formed at the periphery of each microaperture are typically in the form of thin, irregularly shaped petals which not only reduce the total contact area with the user's skin, but which are also easily deflected when relative movement with the user's skin occurs. Microapertured webs of the present invention are also relatively quiet when subjected to movement, making them particularly suitable for use as topsheets and/or backsheets in disposable absorbent structures such as adult incontinent briefs.

Title
Microapertured polymeric web exhibiting soft and silky tactile impression
Application Number
6/740125
Publication Number
4629643
Application Date
May 31, 1985
Publication Date
December 16, 1986
Inventor
E Kelly Linman
Cincinnati
OH, US
John J Curro
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Richard C Witte
John V Gorman
E Kelly Linman
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
B32B 3/26
B32B 3/24
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