PATENT:WIPE HAVING A NON – HOMOGENEOUS WEIGHT
Field of the invention
Softness,strength,flexibility,thickness,coverage and that can be produced at lower costs are provided.
Disposable wipes,either wet or dry,are well-known and successful commercialized for a large variety of uses.For instance, wipes may be used for cleaning hard surfaces such as floors or kitchen surfaces. Wipes may also be used for personal cleaning,for example to remove facial make-up or to clean or refresh may also be used for personal cleaning,for example to remove facial make-up or to clean or refresh the skin whilst traveling.
It remains a need for wipes,either dry or wet,that would exhibit a right balance of properties,e.g. softness,strength,flexibility,thickness,coverage and that could be produced at lower costs. The reduction in the manufacturing costs should not affect the perception the consumers have of the wipes,nor their cleaning efficiency. The wipes should remain thick enough to make the consumer confident in the cleaning performance of the wipes and provide good hand coverage during the confident in the cleaning tasks.The wipes should also be soft to be gentle to the skin,flexible,strong and visually attractive,this at low costs.
It has been found that wipes having a reduced basis weight in target regions meet the above needs. Indeed,such wipes provide optimized cleaning performances and exhibit a right balance of properties in terms of visual appearance,softness,drapability,flexibility,strength as well as can be produced with substantial cost saving.