(19)
(11)EP 2 594 237 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
11.06.2014 Bulletin 2014/24

(43)Date of publication A2:
22.05.2013 Bulletin 2013/21

(21)Application number: 13154984.2

(22)Date of filing:  25.06.2008
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61F 13/15  (2006.01)
A61F 13/56  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA MK RS

(30)Priority: 30.08.2007 US 847781

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
08776514.5 / 2182903

(71)Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Neenah, WI 54956 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • GOERG-WOOD, Kristen Ann
    Sherwood, WI Wisconsin 54169 (US)
  • MICHALSKI, Anthony James
    Menomonee Falls, WI Wisconsin 53051 (US)

(74)Representative: Davies, Christopher Robert 
Dehns St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square
London EC4Y 8JD
London EC4Y 8JD (GB)

  


(54)Attachment pattern for undergarment attached absorbent articles


(57) An adhesive pattern for use in absorbent feminine care articles is generally disclosed. The adhesive is applied in a specific pattern to removably secure the article to the crotch portion of an undergarment during use. The use of a particular adhesive pattern has been found by the present inventors to improve performance of the undergarment attached absorbent article during use. The pattern includes separating the adhesive applied to the front portion, the middle portion, and the back portion at the fold lines of the undergarment attached absorbent article that are substantially free from adhesive. This break in the machine direction (i.e. the X direction defining the length of the article) of the undergarment attached absorbent article inhibits "zippering" of the adhesive. Additionally, the middle portion of the undergarment attached absorbent article contains a specifically placed adhesive to enhance the performance and comfort of the undergarment attached absorbent article during use.