Absorbent articles having three dimensional substrates and indicia

  • US 10,973,702 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2016
  • Issued: 04/13/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An absorbent article comprising:

  • a liquid permeable, three-dimensional topsheet, comprising;

    a first nonwoven layer comprising a hydrophobic material; and

    a second hydrophilic nonwoven layer wherein the first nonwoven layer is joined to the second nonwoven layer;

    wherein the topsheet comprises a plurality of recesses, a plurality of projections, and a plurality of land areas, wherein the land areas surround at least a majority of the plurality of projections and a plurality of the recesses, wherein the plurality of recesses, the plurality of projections, and the plurality of land areas, together form a first three-dimensional surface on a first side of the topsheet and a second three-dimensional surface on a second side of the topsheet, wherein a majority of the projections have a z-directional height in the range of about 500 μ

    m to about 4000 μ

    m, according to the Projection Height Test, wherein a majority of the recesses define an aperture at a location most distal from a top peak of an adjacent projection, and wherein the majority of the recesses have a z-directional height in the range of about 500 μ

    m to about 2000 μ

    m, according to the Recess Height Test; and

    wherein the topsheet has an overall z-directional height in the range of about 1000 μ

    m to about 6000 μ

    m, according to the Overall Substrate Height Test;

    a liquid impermeable backsheet;

    an acquisition material;

    an absorbent core disposed at least partially intermediate the acquisition material and the liquid impermeable backsheet; and

    an indicia on the acquisition material or the liquid permeable topsheet, wherein the indicia is visible from a wearer-facing side of the absorbent article, and wherein the indicia is a different color than the acquisition material or the liquid permeable topsheet.

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