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An absorbent article including a liquid-permeable top layer, an absorbent core layer, a breathable outer cover, and an inner nonwoven filament layer between the absorbent core and breathable outer cover. The outer cover includes a breathable film and an outer nonwoven filament layer. The inner nonwoven filament layer has a mean fiber denier which is higher than the mean fiber denier of the outer nonwoven filament layer. The inner nonwoven filament layer serves as a dampness inhibitor which reduces or prevents perceived dampness on the external surface of the outer cover by lowering thermal conductivity between the absorbent core and the outer cover surface.

Title
Absorbent product with nonwoven dampness inhibitor
Application Number
9/344025
Publication Number
6177607 (B1)
Application Date
June 25, 1999
Publication Date
January 23, 2001
Inventor
Susan Carol Paul
Alpharetta
GA, US
Ann Louis McCormack
Cumming
GA, US
Carol Ann Blaney
Roswell
GA, US
Agent
Pauley Peterson Kinne & Fejer
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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