Patent Number: 7,101,358

Title: Tampon wrapper with opening means comprising stopper

Abstract: The present invention relates to a wrapper for individually packaging absorbent articles for personal hygiene, especially tampons. The wrapper of the present invention is provided with an opening means comprising a tear tape and a stopper, the tear tape is used for opening the wrapper and the stopper prevents the wrapper from becoming separated into more than two segments of wrapper material upon being opened.

Inventors: Domeier; Wolfgang Werner Hans (Kreuzau-Drove, DE), Berg, Jr.; Charles John (Wyoming, OH), Pollard; Ricky Alan (Moscow, OH), Nicholas; Francis Michael (Addlestone, GB), Styles; Paul Lee (Waterlooville, GB), Eckhardt; Conrad (Frankfurt am Main, DE)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/20 (20060101); B65D 75/00 (20060101); B65D 85/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018