US Pat. No. 9,333,701

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING MICRO-ABERRATIONS ON FILM

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A method for forming a vacuum formed, apertured film with micro-aberrations, the method comprising:
receiving a molten polymer web at an engagement point between a screen with a positive aberration and one or more openings
adjacent to the positive aberration and a roller comprising a surface with a negative depression, wherein the roller is positioned
at a leading edge of a vacuum slot;

expanding a micro-aberration on a land of the molten polymer web at the engagement point by inserting the positive aberration
on the screen into the negative depression on the surface of the roller with the molten polymer web therebetween at a pressure
no more than about 3.5 pounds per lineal inch (PLI); and

forming one or more apertures through the molten polymer web by passing the molten polymer web with the micro-aberration beyond
the leading edge of the vacuum slot such that the vacuum slot is configured to pull portions of the polymer web into the one
or more openings in the screen via a pressure differential.

US Pat. No. 9,554,949

APERTURED FORMED FILM WITH A PATTERN OF APERTURES AND A PLURALITY OF LIGHT TRAP MICRO-PITS

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. An apertured film comprising an apertured film surface area comprising a pattern of apertures and lands surrounding the
apertures, the lands comprising a land area; the land area comprising a plurality of light trap micro-pits randomly positioned
on the land area with uniform density across the land area and a total reflective area, each of the light trap micro-pits
comprising an opening with a sidewall descending from the opening to a bottom; wherein each of the openings of the light trap
micro-pits comprises an irregular perimeter with an average diameter and a depth greater than half the average diameter of
the micro-pit divided by tan 37.5, wherein the apertured film surface area comprises a 75° gloss in the machine direction
of the apertured film of less than 4.0.

US Pat. No. 9,138,979

LOW PEEL FORCE SURFACE PROTECTION FILM AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Tredegar Film Products Co...

1. A method comprising adhering a film to a surface of a substrate to form a protected substrate, said film comprising at
least an adhesion layer and a release layer, said adhesion layer being in contiguous contact with the surface of the substrate,
the adhesion layer consisting essentially of:
a) 30 wt % to 42 wt %, by weight of the adhesion layer, of a propylene-based, random, elastomeric co-polymer having at least
75 wt % to 92 wt %, by weight of the co-polymer, of propylene; and

b) 58 wt % to 70 wt %, by weight of the adhesion layer, of one or more polyethylene polymers; and removing the film from the
protected substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,554,950

TRANSFER LAYER FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLE

Tredegar Film Products Co...

1. A formed film having a female side and a male side, the formed film comprising:
a plurality of capillaries extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more first apertures
on the male side of the formed film,

wherein each of the plurality of capillaries comprise first and second sidewalls in cross-section, and
wherein the first and second sidewalls are arranged such that each of the plurality of capillaries define a capillary axis
that is disposed at a first angle relative to a base plane of the formed film; and

a plurality of drains extending from the female side of the formed film and terminating in one or more second apertures on
the male side of the formed film,

wherein each of the plurality of drains comprise third and fourth sidewalls in cross-section,
wherein the third and fourth sidewalls are arranged such that each of the plurality of drains define a drain axis that is
slanted at a second angle relative to the base plane of the formed film, and

wherein the second angle differs from the first angle.

US Pat. No. 9,856,589

HYDROFORMED EXPANDED SPUN BONDED NONWOVEN WEB AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A hydroformed expanded spun bonded nonwoven web having a first substantially planar surface on one side thereof and a second
surface on an opposite side thereof, the second surface comprising a plurality of protuberances in a pattern, wherein the
hydroformed expanded spun bonded nonwoven web has an average loft of at least about 1.3 times greater than an original average
loft of an original unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web from which the hydroformed expanded spun bonded nonwoven web was created,
and an air permeability of at least about 1.2 times greater than an original air permeability of the original unexpanded spun
bonded nonwoven web.

US Pat. No. 9,803,301

HYDROFORMED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A hydroformed composite material formed from a laminated composite precursor material, the laminated composite precursor
material comprising an unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web having a substantially planar first surface and a substantially
planar second surface that is parallel to the first surface, and a polymer film layer in contact with the first surface, the
unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web comprising a plurality of continuous fibers and having an original loft of at least 0.010
cm as measured between the first surface in contact with the polymer film layer and the second surface, the hydroformed composite
material comprising:
an expanded spun bonded nonwoven layer having a substantially planar first surface and a substantially planar second surface
parallel to the first surface that is made by a process in which the unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web is transformed to
the expanded spun bonded nonwoven layer by applying a plurality of pressurized liquid jets to the second surface of the unexpanded
spun bonded nonwoven web such that a majority of the fibers in the unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web are reoriented from
a closely-packed substantially horizontal orientation to a more loosely-packed orientation with greater vertical spacing between
the fibers, and

a formed film layer in contact with the first surface of the expanded spun bonded nonwoven layer;
the expanded spun bonded nonwoven layer having an expanded loft, as measured between its substantially planar first surface
in contact with the formed film layer and its substantially planar second surface, of at least 1.3 times greater than the
original loft, and

the formed film layer comprising a plurality of extended cells projecting away from the first surface of the expanded spun
bonded nonwoven layer, wherein the plurality of the extended cells comprises apertures at apexes thereof, and wherein the
plurality of the extended cells contains portions of the continuous fibers extending outwardly from the formed film layer
through the apertures, beyond a plane containing the apexes of the plurality of extended cells of the formed film layer.

US Pat. No. 9,993,988

PROTECTIVE FILM WITH RELEASE SURFACE

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A masking film removably attachable to a substrate comprising an adhesion layer and a release layer, said release layer comprising a release surface on a side of the release layer opposite the adhesion layer, the release surface having a planar portion and a plurality of three-dimensional protrusions extending from the planar portion, wherein the three-dimensional protrusions are integral extensions of the release layer, wherein the plurality of protrusions have an average height of greater than 50 microns and up to 1069 microns, as measured from the planar portion, wherein the adhesion layer comprises a smooth surface having a roughness from 0 to 1.524 microns on a side of the adhesion layer opposite the release layer, and wherein the adhesion layer remains with the release layer when the masking film is removed from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,945,055

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A composite material comprising:a nonwoven layer comprising a plurality of fibers; and
a polymer film layer laminated to the nonwoven layer, the polymer film layer comprising a plurality of apertured extended cells, each of the apertured extended cells having continuous sidewalls extending away from the nonwoven layer, wherein a portion of at least one of the fibers extends into one or more of the apertured extended cells and through an aperture at a distal end of at least one of the apertured extended cells, and wherein the apertured extended cells have a mesh count of between 3 cells per linear inch and about 120 cells per linear inch.

US Pat. No. 10,092,461

THREE-DIMENSIONAL APERTURED FILM FOR TRANSMITTING DYNAMICALLY-DEPOSITED AND STATICALLY-RETAINED FLUIDS

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A film, comprising:a first continuous surface;
a discontinuous surface disposed generally parallel to and spaced from the first continuous surface;
a plurality of first drains formed in the first continuous surface, each of the plurality of first drains being defined by a first sidewall extending downwardly from the first continuous surface and terminating in a first aperture at a distal end of the first sidewall;
a plurality of protrusions extending upwardly from the first continuous surface, each of the plurality of protrusions forming one of a plurality of second continuous surfaces disposed generally parallel to and spaced from the first continuous surface, the plurality of second continuous surfaces collectively forming the discontinuous surface; and
at least one second drain formed in each of the plurality of second continuous surfaces, each of the second drains being defined by a second sidewall extending downwardly from a respective one of the plurality of second continuous surfaces and terminating in a second aperture at a distal end of the second sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,335,973

HYDRO-FORMED FILM WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICRO-APERTURES

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A film comprising:a polymeric web having first and second opposing, substantially planar web surfaces; and
a plurality of three dimensional perforations through the polymeric web, each three dimensional perforation comprising a hollow protrusion extending from the first planar web surface, each protrusion having an apex, an opening at the apex having a circumference defined, at least in part, by a plurality of irregularly shaped petals, and an elliptical cross-section parallel to the planar surface of the web, the elliptical cross-section having a protrusion axis ratio in a range of 0.65 to 1.35,
wherein the plurality of three dimensional perforations were formed using a hydroforming process, and
wherein the localized protrusions are formed in the web in a two-dimensional pattern having a mesh count in a range of about 40 to about 75.

US Pat. No. 10,150,896

SURFACE PROTECTION FILM

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A film comprising:a release layer defining a first outer film surface; and
an adhesion layer defining a second outer film surface opposite the first outer film surface, the adhesion layer comprising a hydrogenated styrene block copolymer with a styrene content in a range of about 30% to about 40% by weight,
wherein the hydrogenated styrene block copolymer is in a range of 15% to 80% by weight of the adhesion layer and the adhesion layer further comprises 10% to 50% by weight of low density polyethylene and 10% to 35% by weight of high density polyethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,350,853

FORMED FILM WITH MICRO-CELLS AND MACRO-DEPRESSIONS

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A film having a top surface and a bottom surface, the film comprising:a plurality of lands,
wherein the plurality of lands establishes a first area of the film,
wherein the plurality of lands encompasses a plurality of first, apertured micro-cells,
wherein each of the plurality of first, apertured micro-cells comprises a first open tip at the top surface of the film and a first and a second valley at the bottom surface of the film flanking either side of the first open tip,
wherein a first sidewall extends from the first open tip to the first valley and a second sidewall extends from the first open tip to the second valley, and
wherein the first and second sidewalls extend downward from the first open tip at the top surface of the film to the respective first and second valleys at the bottom surface of the film in the first z-direction;
a plurality of macro-depressions disposed adjacent to the plurality of lands,
wherein the plurality of macro-depressions establishes a second area of the film,
wherein the second area extends downward from the first area in a first z-direction from the top surface to the bottom surface,
wherein the plurality of macro-depressions encompasses a plurality of second, apertured micro-cells,
wherein the plurality of second, apertured micro-cells comprises a second open tip at the bottom surface of the film and a third and a fourth valley at the top surface of the film flanking either side of the second open tip,
wherein a third sidewall extends from the second open tip to the third valley and a fourth sidewall extends from the second open tip to the fourth valley, and
wherein each of the plurality of macro-depressions comprises a first side portion, a second side portion, and a base portion, the first and second side portions extending downward in the first z-direction from the lands, terminating in the base portion; and
a plurality of third, apertured micro-cells extending along the first and side portions of the macro-depressions.

US Pat. No. 10,258,517

FLUID DISTRIBUTION MATERIAL FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A fluid distribution material for use in an absorbent article, the fluid distribution material comprising:a formed film layer having a user-facing side and a garment-facing side opposite the user-facing side, the formed film layer comprising a plurality of apertured protuberances arranged in a pattern having 10 to 40 protuberances per linear inch, each of the protuberances comprising a continuous sidewall extending from the user-facing side, the garment-facing side having a plurality of apertures aligned with the plurality of apertured protuberances and land areas in between the apertures, the formed film layer having a basis weight of between about 10 gsm and about 25 gsm; and
a nonwoven layer laminated to the garment-facing side of the formed film layer, the nonwoven layer comprising a plurality of fibers attached to the formed film layer at the land areas, the nonwoven layer having a basis weight of between about 10 gsm and about 15 gsm,
wherein the fluid distribution material has a rewet value of less than 0.075 grams in accordance with the Rewet Test Method, and
wherein the fluid distribution material has a compressibility of less than 10% between pressures of 0.21 psi and 0.60 psi.

US Pat. No. 10,195,093

ABSORBENT ARTICLE WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL FILM FOR LIQUID DISTRIBUTION

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. An absorbent article comprising:a topsheet material having a first surface, a second surface and thickness there between;
a three dimensional film having a top plane, a thickness, a bottom plane, a width, a length and a loft, the loft comprising an open lattice structure comprising a random series of interconnected film fibers comprising a plurality of upper peaks and a plurality of lower peaks and a plurality of irregularly shaped apertures formed from the random series of interconnected film fibers, the interconnected film fibers being formed from the thickness of the film;
an absorbent core comprising a first surface, a second surface, a thickness between the first and second surfaces, a width and a length; and
a backsheet comprising a first surface, a second surface and a thickness between the first and second surfaces,
wherein the topsheet material second surface and the three-dimensional film top plane are in contiguous contact, the three-dimensional film bottom plane and the absorbent core first surface are in contiguous contact, the absorbent core second surface and the backsheet first surface are in contiguous contact, the topsheet material second surface and the backsheet first surface encompass the three-dimensional film width and length and the absorbent core width and length, the top plane is formed from upper peaks of the random series of interconnected film fibers, the bottom plane is formed from the lower peaks of the random series of interconnected film fibers and the three-dimensional film loft and the lower peaks of the random series of interconnected film fibers comprise the irregularly shaped apertures.