06428526 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 1 patents.

Disclosed is an improved process for attaching and protecting a mechanical fastener on a disposable absorbent article and a disposable absorbent article produced by the same. The process comprises the following steps: (1) providing a disposable absorbent article which includes an outer cover, a bodyside liner, and an absorbent core disposed between the outer cover and the bodyside liner; (2) providing a mechanical fastener which includes a first fastening element; (3) attaching the first fastening element of the mechanical fastener to the disposable absorbent article; (4) releasably engaging the first fastening element with the disposable absorbent article to protect the first fastening element; and (5) subsequently packaging the disposable absorbent article for commercial sale. The first fastening element and a portion of the disposable absorbent article may be releasably engaged by constrictively passing them between a pair of rotatable nip rolls. In a particular aspect, the first fastening element is the hook material of a hook-and-loop type mechanical fastener.

Title
Process of providing mechanical fasteners on disposable absorbent articles
Application Number
8/834777
Publication Number
6428526 (B1)
Application Date
April 3, 1997
Publication Date
August 6, 2002
Inventor
Georgia Lynn Zehner
Larsen
WI, US
Robert Eugene Vogt
Neenah
WI, US
Bruce Michael Siebers
Appleton
WI, US
Paul John Serbiak
Appleton
WI, US
Gary Mack Reynolds
Neenah
WI, US
Scott Lee Pennings
Neenah
WI, US
Tim Joseph Janssen
Kaukauna
WI, US
Timothy Raymond Heindel
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Paul Yee
US
Alyssa A Dudkowski
US
Jeffrey B Curtin
US
Assignee
Kimberly Clark Worldwide
WI, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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