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Personal Care Velcro® Brand Flex-Zone™ Hook Uses

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000190566D
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

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Abstract

VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology enables the extrusion of multiple lanes of hook mechanical fastener directly onto a variety of substrates, thus eliminating the need for an additional lamination step to adhere or bond the hook to the substrate.

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Personal Care Velcro® Brand Flex-ZoneTM Hook Uses

VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology enables the extrusion of  multiple lanes of hook mechanical fastener directly onto a variety of substrates, thus eliminating the need for an additional lamination step to adhere or bond the hook to the substrate.  VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook can currently be purchased commercially from Velcro USA Inc. located at 406 Brown Avenue, Manchester, NH 03103, United States.  VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook is manufactured under one or more of the following US patents:  5,260,015; 5,518,795; 5,606,781; 5,744,080; 6,039,556; 6,174,476; 6,248,419; 6,481,063; 6,737,147; 6,960,314, and Patents Pending.

Applications for VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology include the commercial application of hook to a nonwoven substrate for use as tabs/fasteners for a hook-and-loop adjustable, mechanical fastening system on disposable diapers.  VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook can be found on the tabs/fasteners of certain commercial disposable diapers sold in the

U.S.

since mid-2007.

However, VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology is not limited to use in only disposable diapers.  The technology is ideally suited for many applications, including personal care applications other than disposable diapers.  This is because VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology can reduce the cost and complexity of the overall manufacturing process, provide a reliable bonding of the hook to the substrate without adhesives, and increase the flexibility and aesthetics of the hook mechanical fastener.

Most obviously, VELCRO® Brand Flex-Zone™ hook technology could be used in other disposable personal care garment applications (e.g. youth training pants or adult incontinence undergarments) to produce the tabs/fasteners for a hook-and-loop adjustable, mechanical fastening system similar to how the technology is used on diapers.  For example, ce...