Process for modifying a hook profile of a fastening component and a fastening component having hooks with a modified profile

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PATENT NO 9609920
APP PUB NO 20150073377A1
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14136073

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A method of modifying a male fastener of a fastening system includes feeding a web having a base substrate and a male fastening material to a modifying member having an outer surface. The male fastening material has a plurality of male fasteners with a first, unmodified profile. The profile of at least some of the plurality of male fasteners of the male fastening material are modified by engagement of the plurality of male fastener with the outer surface of the modifying member and by causing the plurality of male fasteners to slip along the outer surface of the modifying member. A modified male fastening material includes a plurality of male fasteners modified from a first profile to a second, different profile by passing the male fastening material over the outer surface of the modifying member.

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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.NEENAH, WI3438

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APLIX (1)
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