Patent Number: 6,309,736

Title: Low gauge films and film/nonwoven laminates

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a low gauge, multilayer film which may be laminated to other materials such as, for example, fibrous nonwoven webs. The multilayer film may include one or more skin layers which in certain configurations comprise no more than about 15 percent of the overall thickness and in other configurations no more than about 10 percent of the overall thickness of the multilayer film. Such films and laminates have a wide variety of uses including, but not limited to, personal care absorbent products, articles of clothing and health care related items such as surgical drapes and gowns.

Inventors: McCormack; Ann Louise (Cumming, GA), Hetzler; Kevin George (Alpharetta, GA), English; Karen Lynn (Marketta, GA), Jones, Jr.; Billy Ray (Cumming, GA), Morell; Charles John (Roswell, GA), Haffner; Wiliam Bela (Kennesaw, GA), Walton; Glynis Allicia (Roswell, GA), Garrett, Jr.; Lance James (Neenah, WI)

Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 15/18 (20060101); A61L 15/16 (20060101); A41D 31/00 (20060101); A61L 15/22 (20060101); B32B 27/08 (20060101); A61F 13/15 (20060101); A61F 013/15 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018