05171238 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 104 patents.

An absorbent pad, such as a sanitary napkin, is provided having a fibrous facing sheet. The fibrous face is a fractional-denier fibrous nonwoven fabric which may or may not be laminated to a thermoplastic sheet, depending on its strength. The sheet is vacuum perforated to make it permeable to body fluids.

Title
Absorbent pad with fibrous facing sheet
Application Number
7/324411
Publication Number
5171238
Application Date
March 16, 1989
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
Richard E Kajander
Ware
MA, US
Agent
Louis J Weisz
Mark Kusner
D Peter Hochberg
Assignee
The Transzonic Companies
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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