07399378 is referenced by 124 patents and cites 110 patents.

A process for making absorbent cellulosic paper products such as sheet for towel, tissue and the like, includes compactively dewatering a nascent web followed by wet belt creping the web at an intermediate consistency of anywhere from about 30 to about 60 percent under conditions operative to redistribute the fiber on the belt, which is preferably a fabric. In preferred embodiments, the web is thereafter adhesively applied to a Yankee dryer using a creping adhesive operative to enable high speed transfer of the web of intermediate consistency such as a poly(vinyl alcohol)/polyamide adhesive. An absorbent sheet so prepared from a papermaking furnish exhibits an absorbency of at least about 5 g/g, a CD stretch of at least about 4 percent, and an MD/CD tensile ratio of less than about 1.1, and also exhibits a maximum CD modulus at a CD strain of less than 1 percent and sustains a CD modulus of at least 50 percent of its maximum CD modulus to a CD strain of at least about 4 percent. Products of the invention may also exhibit an MD modulus at break 1.5 to 2 times their initial MD modulus.

Title
Fabric crepe process for making absorbent sheet
Application Number
10/679862
Publication Number
7399378 (B2)
Application Date
October 6, 2003
Publication Date
July 15, 2008
Inventor
Colin A Jones
Pennington
GB
David W Lomax
Bury
GB
Jeffrey E Krueger
Oconto
WI, US
David P Duggan
Green Bay
WI, US
Richard W Eggen
Green Bay
WI, US
Dean J Baumgartner
Cecil
WI, US
Stephen J McCullough
Mount Calvary
WI, US
Guy H Super
Menasha
WI, US
Steven L Edwards
Fremont
WI, US
Agent
Michael W Ferrell
Assignee
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products
GA, US
IPC
B31F 1/07
B31F 1/16
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