Materials Useful in Making Acquisition Fiber in Sheet Form

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
USA Patent No. 0079361
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Preferred Abstract (Original): 
Embodiments of the invention relate to a modifying agent for making cellulosic based acquisition fibers in the sheet form, the modifying agent being the reaction product of a polycarboxylic acid compound and a polyfunctional epoxy compound. A method of producing the cellulosic based acquisition fiber in the sheet from using the modifying agent includes treating the cellulosic fibers in the sheet form with the modifying agent, and drying and curing the treated sheet to promote the formation of intra-fiber bonding. The resultant cellulosic based acquisition fiber may be utilized in an acquisition layer and/or an absorbent core of an absorbent article.