Richard A. Huskey - Mentor OH
Carol A. Caldwell - Kirtland Hills OH
Gary A. Avalon - Painesville OH
Yung-Hsiang Huang - Appleton WI
Dave A. Soerens - Neenah WI
Ruth A. Lachapell - Menasha WI
Avery Dennison Corporation - Pasadena CA
A refastenable diaper is provided with a securing zone on the diaper outer cover of a peak strength of less than 2750 grams/inch. A refastenable adhesive taping system for the diaper includes an adhesive fastening tape comprising a flexible backing and a layer of pressure-sensitive adhesive permanently combined to said flexible backing and adapted to be applied to and released from the securing zone to fasten and open the diaper. The adhesive exhibits a 180. degree. peel adhesion of the tape to the securing zone that is less than the peak strength of the securing zone. The adhesive is selected to be within a specified rheological window, that is, have a maximum tan delta, or (tan delta). sub. max, of from 1. 5 to 2. 5 at 20. degree. C. , reached at a frequency, or (w). sub.