05087324 is referenced by 107 patents and cites 20 patents.

A delaminated stratified paper towel includes a dense first layer of chemical fiber blend and a second layer of a bulky anfractuous fiber blend unitary with the first layer. The first and second layers enhance a rate of absorption and water holding capacity of the paper towel. In a preferred embodiment, the second layer is a fiber blend having a high bulk softwood fiber and a chemi-thermomechanical pulp. A method of forming a delaminated stratified web of paper towel material includes supplying a first furnish directly to a wire and supplying a second furnish of a bulky anfractuous fiber blend directly onto the first furnish disposed on the wire. Drying the first and second furnishes forms a web of paper towel material having a predetermined dryness. The web of paper towel material is thereafter creped off of the drying device and embossed to a predetermined emboss depth. The web of paper towel material has an enhanced rate of absorption and water holding capacity.

Title
Paper towels having bulky inner layer
Application Number
7/606900
Publication Number
5087324
Application Date
October 31, 1990
Publication Date
February 11, 1992
Inventor
Frank D Harper
Neenah
WI, US
Anthony O Awofeso
Appleton
WI, US
Assignee
James River Corporation of Virginia
VA, US
IPC
D21H 11/16
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