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An improved cloth-like base web is disclosed. In particular, the base web of the present invention has a cloth-like look and feel and has improved absorbency. The base web is made by first hydroneedling a web containing pulp and/or staple fibers. A bonding material is then applied to at least one side of the web and the web is creped on at least one side. By combining a hydroneedling operation with a creping operation, a base web is produced that is strong, stretchable, very soft and absorbent.

Title
Cloth-like base sheet and method for making the same
Application Number
8/960739
Publication Number
6315864 (B2)
Application Date
October 30, 1997
Publication Date
November 13, 2001
Inventor
Donald E Waldroup
Roswell
GA, US
Henry Skoog
Roswell
GA, US
Fritz Radwanski
Roswell
GA, US
Ralph L Anderson
Marietta
GA, US
Agent
Dority & Manning P A
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
GA, US
IPC
D21H 27/00
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