Patent Number: 7,786,340

Title: Dark colored absorbent articles with loading indicator

Abstract: An absorbent article for absorbing liquid, typically body liquid, with a loading indicator, said article includes a dark topsheet having an L Hunter value of less than 60, preferably being black, an underlying layer comprising a light layer having an L Hunter value of 60 or more and a backsheet, all layers being coextensive to have a common peripheral edge. By this execution the light layer is noticeable along the peripheral edge of the article, thereby providing said loading indicator by changing color to the color of the absorbed liquid.

Inventors: Gagliardi; Ivano (Pescara, IT), Carlucci; Giovanna (Chieti, IT)

Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101); A61F 13/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018