Patent Number: 6,310,269

Title: Tampon especially for feminine hygiene and a process and apparatus for producing this

Abstract: A tampon having a relatively high density, compressed core (16) and a plurality of lower density longitudinal ribs (17) is disclosed. The longitudinal ribs (17) have a softer fiber structure and a coarser capillary structure and extend radially from the core (16). The longitudinal ribs (17) are separated one from another by outwardly open longitudinal grooves (18). A process for preparing the tampon and an apparatus useful in the process are also disclosed.

Inventors: Friese; Axel (Durholzen, DE), Simon; Stefan (Wiener Neudorf, AT)

Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 13/20 (20060101); A61F 013/15 (); A61F 013/20 (); D04H 001/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018