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Incontinence pant tapes and labels

Avery Dennison offers a line of tapes and labels for incontinence pant applications. Tapes can aid in the wrapping and hygienic disposal of used incontinence pants while labels are used for communicating product information to the consumer.

A line of tapes for reliable reclosing as well as for wrapping a used pant for hygienic disposal.

A growing trend

Incontinence pants are increasingly prevalent in the absorbent hygiene market. Their closed design offers consumers a more “underwear” look and feel than traditional open briefs.

Unlike open briefs, however, these pants lack the adhesive side tabs that can be used to wrap a soiled product into a tight ball for hygienic disposal.

Both at home and out of the house, there is a need for hygienic and discreet disposal of a used incontinence pant. More and more brands are promoting this type of incontinence product, and want to make it look and feel as similar to regular underwear as possible. That means, among other things, a bigger focus on softness and elasticity (comfort). They aim to get the taboo off incontinence, especially for younger and more mobile people. This way, adults facing incontinence will still be able to go out more without feeling embarrassed or fear that their incontinence pant is visible through their clothes.

Side tabs in open briefs are also used for disposal: after use, the brief is typically wrapped into a tight package, and reclosed by using the side tabs. This allows for disposal in a hygienic way. Avery Dennison has developed a line of Z-fold tapes as an aid to reclose and wrap a used pant for hygienic disposal as well. These disposal tapes for incontinence pants are pressure-sensitive-adhesive based tapes in a Z-shape, hence the name.

Distinctive solution: Z-fold tapes

Avery Dennison offers a line of Z-fold disposal tapes, with pressure-sensitive adhesives, that can be attached to the pant during conversion. The tape itself is compact when the pant is used, but extends up to 2.5 times its original size to wrap around the pant.

Thanks to the anti-flagging combination of adhesive and silicones between the different layers, the disposal tape remains folded during the conversion process and during use. The pressure-sensitive hotmelt adhesives are adapted to have a firm bond onto soft nonwoven pant backsheets.



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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