A multi-layer absorbent product in a preferred embodiment includes a
fibrous nonwoven top sheet, a fibrous nonwoven absorbent core layer, and
a fibrous nonwoven substantially water-impervious back sheet. Each
component layer or sheet is manufactured at a fiberizing station (i.e.,
melt spinning) and laminated together at a combining station. The
preferred melt spinning apparatus is spunbond for the top sheet,
meltblowing for the core layer, and a combination of spunbond and
meltblowing for the bottom sheet.