08142617 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 169 patents.

An embossing system for embossing and perforating at least a portion of a web is provided comprising a first embossing roll having embossing elements and at least a second embossing roll having embossing elements, wherein the elements of the first and second embossing rolls define perforate nips for embossing and perforating the web and wherein at least a predominate number of the perforate nips are substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction. Moreover, substantially all of the nips defined by the embossing elements of the first and second embossing rolls can be substantially oriented in the cross-machine direction. Further, the cross-machine embossing elements are at an angle of about 85° to 95° from the machine direction.

Title
Apparatus and method for degrading a web in the machine direction while preserving cross-machine direction strength
Application Number
12/861462
Publication Number
8142617 (B2)
Application Date
August 23, 2010
Publication Date
March 27, 2012
Inventor
Galyn A Schulz
Greenville
WI, US
Dale T Gracyalny
Alpharetta
GA, US
Paul J Ruthven
Neenah
WI, US
Agent
Laura L Bozek
Assignee
Georgia Pacific Consumer Products
GA, US
IPC
B31F 1/07
D21H 27/02
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