Technologies Y-bond Mechanical Elastic Tapes


Y-bond mechanical elastic tapes

Avery Dennison Y-bond mechanical elastic tapes are two-layer hook-based diaper closure systems. They offer a solution for converters looking to cost-effectively add elasticity and comfort to X-shaped diapers in a changing market.

Combining a secure closure with the right level of elasticity.

An elastic market

The diaper market has undergone a transformation over the years, to include more elasticity in the entire diaper. And for good reason, as elasticity makes the diaper fit better, no matter what moves a baby makes. Crawling, eating and playing all tend to make the baby’s waist circumference more dynamic, but if a diaper is too tight, it gets uncomfortable. If it’s too loose, it will get saggy or not optimally keep any of the contents in.

In developed markets, most diapers now have elastic diaper ears and waistbands, but emerging markets often still use conventional diaper types with limited elastic components. Since price is often very sensitive in these markets, diaper manufacturers are looking for cost-efficient solutions to add some elasticity to a diaper. Mechanical closure systems with an elastic element combine secure, fixed closure, with a certain elasticity. Diaper producers can easily convert this type of tapes on their standard equipment, no investment is needed.

A strong and reliable closure

Avery Dennison answered the call with a high-quality, reliable as well as cost-efficient solution to add some elasticity to traditional, hour-glass shaped diapers without having to adapt/invest in the diaper machine.

Our Y-bond mechanical elastic tapes include a soft and elastic nonwoven composite material in the central position of the fastening tape, and a specially designed adhesive. The Y-bond ensures a permanent bond onto the diaper’s back ear, and the hook provides excellent performance on a wide variety of loop-based landing zones.



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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