Patent Number: 6,168,582

Title: Absorbent article wrapper comprising a side flap fastener cover

Abstract: An individually packaged absorbent article (20) having a pair of first flaps (24) and a pair of second flaps (25) with fasteners, such as adhesive fasteners (76, 77) thereon, is disclosed. The absorbent article is wrapped by a wrapper (78) for individually packaging the absorbent article. The wrapper comprises a main wrapper sheet (80) and a first flap fastener cover (84). Adhesive fasteners of the first flaps are releasably covered by the first flap fastener cover which is joined to a part of the main wrapper sheet. Adhesive fasteners of the second flaps are releasably covered by an outer surface of the main wrapper sheet. The first flap fastener cover protects the fasteners located on the first flaps of the absorbent article and maintains the flaps in a position which protects an absorbent side of the absorbent article from contamination until the article is ready for use. The outer surface of the main wrapper sheet protects the fasteners located on the second flaps of the absorbent article and maintains the flaps in a position which protects an absorbent side of the absorbent article from contamination until the article is ready for use. The main wrapper sheet overlays one major surface of the absorbent article and by folding the article and sealing the wrapper in that folded orientation, an individually packaged disposable absorbent article is provided.

Inventors: Hasegawa; Maki (Suita, JP)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101); A61F 013/15 (); A61B 017/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018