Patent No. US 7,381,693 B2
Unilever has patented a fibrous elastic gel cleansing article that is shaped like a toilet bar. It is comprised of a foamable composition that contains a foaming surfactant, a thermo-reversible gelling agent with a melting temperature between 30-80°C, and water. The fibrous layer is comprised of a continuous network of bonded fibers selected from polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyamide, cellulose, modified or regenerated cellulose and blends thereof and is partially encompassed by the foamable composition.