Patent Number: 8,815,037

Title: Method of manufacturing absorbent articles, apparatus for manufacturing absorbent articles and disposable pant

Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles (9) includes feeding a longitudinal web (1) of web material having openings (16) such that spaced apart, opposing margins (18) of web material are formed between the respective opening and opposing longitudinal edges of the web material; carrying out a folding action (20) of folding the web about itself along its longitudinal direction; carrying out a second (30) folding action of folding at least a portion of the web along its longitudinal direction; after the second folding action, forming a joint (46) in the web, the joint being formed at least in a part of the region in which the opposing margins have been brought together by the second folding action; finally separating (8) the web through the joint to separate an individual absorbent article from the end of the web.

Inventors: Back; Lucas (Billdal, SE), Nilsson; Lennart (Skarhamn, SE)

Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB

International Classification: A61F 13/15 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018