Kimberly-Clark is a leading global health and hygiene company, posting sales of $19.4 billion in 2008.

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Kimberly-Clark

United States Brand: SIMULIA
Industry: Consumer Goods and Retail
Website:http://www.kimberly-clark.com/

Kimberly-Clark is a leading global health and hygiene company, posting sales of $19.4 billion in 2008.

The Challenge

To make a dust mask that is comfortable and at the same time maintains an airtight seal against the changing shape of the face.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Using realistic simulation solutions from SIMULIA, Kimberly-Clark analyzed the interaction between the human face and the DUCKBILL® dust mask design, leveraging the general contact features of Abaqus FEA.

Benefits

By virtually testing the product early in the design phase, Kimberly-Clark reduced the number of design options before physical testing, shortening product design cycle time significantly.