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Adhesive closure tapes for incontinence briefs

One of the critical elements of an incontinence brief is the fact that it can be extremely soft and absorbent, but that it is useless when the closure malfunctions. Avery Dennison offers adhesive-based closure systems for open incontinence briefs. Our systems offer an attractive combination of reliability and cost-effective performance, in a product that is specifically designed for this particular application.

An attractive combination of reliability and cost-effective performance.


High performance, withstanding adult strength

The proven system for briefs

Our tapes serve a dual purpose. While the brief is worn, they provide a reliable and secure closure onto the frontal film or tape landing zone. This closure can be opened and closed repeatedly, with confidence. They can also be used to wrap a brief into a secure package for hygienic disposal. Avery Dennison tapes for open incontinence briefs come in precombined Y-bond rolls that ensure permanent adhesion to the back ear of the brief.

The three-layer option includes a colored “target tape” central layer that acts as a built-in landing zone. After the first closure of the brief, the fastening tape can be released from this target tape without tearing the backsheet. The brief can then be reclosed either back onto the target tape, or elsewhere onto the brief’s backsheet.

These three-layer tapes are manufactured with a filmic base, and with an optional nonwoven fastening tape for a more premium look and feel. They are typically used on either polypropylene nonwoven or polyethylene film backsheets. Available in varying widths to accommodate a wide range of brief sizes, these tapes can be custom imprinted for branding purposes. The filmic three-layer tape option is typically used in combination with a frontal film or tape landing zone to ensure reclosing.

Avery Dennison adhesive closure systems are designed to meet the needs of having a cost-efficient closure system that is reliable and specially designed for the market. Open adult incontinence briefs are price-sensitive products, since they are usually bought by healthcare institutions that need to provide a lot of healthcare at a low cost. Hence, they need economic and simple products that are still able to provide user friendliness.

Several elements that our solutions address include:

●      extra-long fingerlifts, so that nurses wearing gloves have a good grip;

●      high performance, to withstand high forces of grown-ups;

●      the option to reclose the brief to extend the lifetime.

As adult incontinence briefs usually don’t have landing zones, the closure tapes need a “built in” landing zone.

The market includes supermarkets, pharmacies and healthcare providers that sell both branded and private label incontinence products, hospital/institutional employees (e.g. nurses, incontinence specialists and end users (adults with incontinence and their caretakers) as well as professionals in R&D and procurement staff of brief manufacturers.

Distinctive solution

Adhesive closure systems are the traditional closure systems for incontinence briefs. They are used in combination with a landing zone (frontal film or frontal tape), to allow reclosability without damaging the backsheet. To do so, our tapes feature proprietary, Avery Dennison hot melt adhesives that are ISO 10993 compliant, and provide a strong bond onto the softest substrates.

The closure system is based on pressure-sensitive hotmelt adhesives and comes either in a Y-bond precombined or double coated tapes configuration. The Y-bond ensures the most solid bond, as these adhesives are engineered to perform, even as the brief material undergoes the stress and strain of wear.



Backed by Avery Dennison

Choosing Avery Dennison means converters and brand owners can be confident knowing their adhesive systems are engineered, manufactured, and supported by a global materials science leader. We deliver unmatched customer service and technical support to ensure the right product is chosen for the application, and our service programs help to ensure the product is onsite when needed. Avery Dennison has over 40 years of experience in the industry.

Technical and R&D expertise provide the foundation for the most optimal product, while customization in terms of imprint and colors is possible. We combine excellent local knowledge of product, production and conversion requirements with a global supply chain.



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