Patent Number: 6,309,377

Title: Non-woven fabric and an absorbent article using thereof

Abstract: A non-woven fabric composed of thermoplastic fiber comprising at least two resin components A and B and having a cross section where the component A forms a branching fiber in which a plurality of strands extend radially from the center to the outside and the component B forms a fine fiber which connects to and protrudes from the branching fiber; split branch fibers of the conjugated fiber; and split fibers of the fine fibers, and an absorbent article using the non-woven fabric. The non-woven fabric of the present invention has an excellent hand feeling and sufficient bulkiness, and it is suitable for absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, and pads for incontinence or the like.

Inventors: Tsujiyama; Yoshimi (Shiga, JP), Terakawa; Taiju (Shiga, JP), Fujiwara; Toshikatsu (Shiga, JP)

Assignee: Chisso Corporation

International Classification: D01F 8/04 (20060101); D01D 5/00 (20060101); D01D 5/253 (20060101); D04H 1/42 (20060101); A61F 013/15 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018