06017417 is referenced by 157 patents and cites 40 patents.

Throughdried tissue products such as facial tissue, bath tissue, and paper towels are made using a throughdrying fabric having from about 5 to about 300 machine direction impression knuckles per square inch (per 6.45 square centimeters) which are raised above the plane of the fabric. These impression knuckles create corresponding protrusions in the throughdried sheet which impart a significant amount of cross-machine direction stretch to the sheet. In addition, other properties such as bulk, absorbent capacity, absorbent rate and flexibility are also improved.

Title
Method of making soft tissue products
Application Number
226630
Publication Number
6017417
Application Date
October 7, 1997
Publication Date
January 25, 2000
Inventor
David Alan Heaton
Woodstock
GA, US
Theodore Edwin Farrington Jr
Appleton
WI, US
Mark Alan Burazin
Appleton
WI, US
Kai F Chiu
Brandon
MS, US
Greg Arthur Wendt
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Gregory E Croft
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
D21F 11/14
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