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An absorbent article, preferably a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, is disclosed having an absorbent core which imparts increased wearing comfort to the article and makes it thin and dry. The absorbent core useful for an absorbent article comprises a substrate layer, a discontinuous layer of absorbent material, and a layer of thermoplastic material. A second surface of the discontinuous layer of absorbent material is in at least partial contact with a first surface of the substrate layer. Portions of a second surface of the layer of thermoplastic material are in direct contact with the first surface of the substrate layer and portions of said second surface of the layer of thermoplastic material are in direct contact with a first surface of the discontinuous layer of absorbent material. A process for providing a storage layer for an absorbent core useful in an absorbent article is further disclosed.

Title
Thin and dry diaper
Application Number
10/776839
Publication Number
7744576 (B2)
Application Date
February 11, 2004
Publication Date
June 29, 2010
Inventor
Thomas Tombuelt
Nettersheim
DE
Gabriele Stiehl
Schwalbach
DE
Sanaul Kabir Siddiquee
Brussels
BE
Volker Maier
Euskirchen
DE
Siegfried Link
Schleiden
DE
Torsten Lindner
Kronberg
DE
Roland Engel
Sulzbach
DE
Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger
Bad Soden
DE
Michael Divo
Friedrichsdorf
DE
Uwe Jurgen Becker
Euskirchen
DE
Ludwig Busam
Hünstetten
DE
Agent
Eric T Addington
Laura L Whitmer
Assignee
The Procter & Gamble Company
OH, US
IPC
A61F 13/15
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