Systems and methods for manufacturing composite webs including a substrate
with one or more discrete polymeric regions located thereon are disclosed. The
discrete polymeric regions are deposited by transferring molten thermoplastic composition
from depressions on a transfer roll to a substrate. Each of the discrete polymeric
regions is further formed to include multiple structures formed thereon. Those
structures may include, for example, stems (capped or otherwise), hooks (as part
of a hook and loop fastening system), pyramids, etc.