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A process for making a unitary fibrous structure comprises steps of: providing a fibrous web comprising a plurality of cellulosic fibers randomly distributed throughout the fibrous web and a plurality of synthetic fibers randomly distributed throughout the fibrous web; and causing co-joining of at least a portion of the synthetic fibers with the cellulosic fibers and the synthetic fibers, wherein the co-joining occurs in areas having a non-random and repeating pattern. A unitary fibrous structure comprises a plurality of cellulosic fibers randomly distributed throughout the fibrous structure, and a plurality of synthetic fibers distributed throughout the fibrous structure in a non-random repeating pattern. In another embodiment, a unitary fibrous structure comprises a plurality of cellulosic fibers randomly distributed throughout the fibrous structure, and a plurality of synthetic fibers randomly distributed throughout the fibrous structure, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of synthetic fibers comprises co-joined fibers, which are co-joined with the synthetic fibers and/or with the cellulosic fibers.

Title
Process for making unitary fibrous structure comprising randomly distributed cellulosic fibers and non-randomly distributed synthetic fibers
Application Number
10/360021
Publication Number
7067038 (B2)
Application Date
February 6, 2003
Publication Date
June 27, 2006
Inventor
Osman Polat
Montgomery
OH, US
Dean Van Phan
West Chester
OH, US
Paul Dennis Trokhan
Hamilton
OH, US
Agent
David M Weirich
Betty J Zea
C Brant Cook
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
B31F 1/00
D21H 27/02
D21H 13/10
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