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Mechanical closure systems for open incontinence briefs

Avery Dennison offers a wide portfolio of mechanical tapes for adult incontinence briefs. Engineered to use with open incontinence briefs, these tapes provide a secure fit and help minimize the risk of leakage and contamination.


A more evolved and reliable solution than pressure-sensitive adhesives.

The industry standard for incontinence brief closure

The incontinence brief market has evolved over the years. Today, manufacturers are focused on designs that support rash and infection prevention, along with overall comfort. This has led, in turn, to an increase in the use of nonwovens instead of plastic film materials for both backsheets and closure systems.

Mechanical tapes featuring a hook fastening element and a nonwoven carrier have become the industry standard for incontinence brief closures because of the limitations of traditional adhesive closures. The main argument for its prowess is the fact that these closures offer a more evolved and reliable solution than pressure-sensitive adhesives, which are subject to contamination by personal care products, prohibiting the optimal closure function.

In traditional incontinence briefs, the side tabs have a dual function: first to close a diaper while using it, and secondly to reclose a wrapped, used diaper for discreet and hygienic disposal. Incontinence pants, which work like regular underpants, lack this function. So there is a market need for a disposal function as well, which our solution offers.


A distinctive portfolio of mechanical closure tapes

Avery Dennison offers a wide portfolio of mechanical tapes in a range of constructions, colors and sizes for open incontinence briefs. The various construction designs include single or multilane hook zone, fingerlift and a choice of fastening tape carrier colors.

Our tapes feature high-performance hooks — aggressive, yet soft — that make a firm bond with loop-based landing zones. They allow the brief to be reliably closed and to be opened multiple times. The hook base is flexible for optimal fit and comfort. It offers a soft, flexible feel that moves with the wearer for a perfect fit. Additionally, it helps to keep the closure tape closed while in the packaging, but doesn’t damage the side panels/ back ear when opening the tape for use by the end user.



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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