ApplicationNo. 06/801164 filed on 11/22/1985
US Classes:428/152, Wrinkled, creased, crinkled or creped15/229.11, Scourer (hand manipulated)15/229.12, Fibrous mass (e.g., steel wool)156/163, Bonding of sheets or webs only156/164, Running length web156/290, Bonding of facing continuously contacting laminae at spaced points only156/308.4, Only part of contacting laminae surfaces bonded; e.g., seam, seal, etc.156/73.1, With sonic or ultrasonic treatment156/73.5, Friction treatment (e.g., welding)156/85, Subsequent to assembly of laminae2/221, Adjustable or elastic2/237, Adjustable or elastic2/270, Closures2/67, BATHING GARMENTS2/69.5, Bag type428/161, With component conforming to contour of nonplanar surface428/166, Interlaminar spaces428/172, Composite web or sheet5/487, Disposable5/495Sheet
ExaminersPrimary: Cannon, James C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA41D 31/02 (20060101)
A41D 31/00 (20060101)
D06M 17/00 (20060101)
D06M 17/04 (20060101)
B32B 7/14 (20060101)
D04H 1/70 (20060101)
AbstractA bulked web composite comprises a differentially tensioned reticulated web of elastic material bonded to at least one gatherable web whereby, upon release of the tensioning forces, the gatherable web or webs are gathered by the reticulated web with different degrees of bulking in different areas due to the different tension levels of the reticulated web. Also disclosed is a method of making a bulked web composite by the steps of: forming a reticulated web of elastic material and elongating at least portions of the web by differentially tensioning it, and bonding the differentially tensioned web to at least one gatherable web to form a composite. The composite is then relaxed whereby portions of the gatherable web are gathered by the contracted reticulated web with different degrees of bulking in different areas. Bulked web composites of such type may be employed to form disposable swim wear, towels, wash cloths, and the like.