Patent Number: 6,248,212

Title: Through-air-dried post bonded creped fibrous web

Abstract: A web structure is formed by a process including first through-air drying the fibrous web comprising at least about 20% non-premium fiber, next applying a bonding material to the fibrous web, and next creping the fibrous web to form the web structure having a BLK/BW and CCDWT at least 85% of a wet-pressed web structure comprising 100% premium fiber. The web structure may alternatively or in addition to have a TWA and/or BLK/BW greater than the TWA and/or BLK/BW of a through-air-dried, bonded, and creped web structure comprising 100% premium fiber. The process may be repeated on the second side. The web structure may comprise a combination of hardwood, softwood, CTMP, and/or recycled fibers. The web structure may include at least about 40% recycled fibers.

Inventors: Anderson; Ralph L. (Marietta, GA), Saffel; Tom C. (Alpharetta, GA)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: D21F 11/00 (20060101); D21H 25/00 (20060101); D21F 11/14 (20060101); D21H 11/00 (20060101); D21H 11/14 (20060101); D21H 019/72 (); D21H 019/74 ()

Expiration Date: 06/19/2018