Mechanical closure systems for baby and adult diapers have been around for years, since they are not sensitive to contamination from oil, talcum powder, etcetera – which adhesive-based tapes are. Most mechanical closure systems have one wide hook area. With a focus on elasticity, comfort and improved fit in the market, a wide hook area can be deemed uncomfortable and stiff/hard. There is thus a need for more flexibility and softness in the hook area of a diaper closure system.
Our Y-bond mechanical multilane tapes offer a diaper closure system for open tab baby diapers and adult incontinence briefs. The combination of a well-balanced amount of hook lanes and adhesive next to the hook lanes results in a high end-use performance. The overall proposition is a more high-end solution for diaper manufacturers aiming to focus on softness and flexibility in the premium segment.
Y-bond mechanical multilane tapes are two-layer tapes comprising of a fastening tape and a release tape. They feature multiple narrow hook lanes, instead of the single, wide lane found on traditional hook and loop closures. The space between the lanes makes the closure system more flexible, better at conforming to the wearer’s body, and more comfortable. The balanced adhesive area next to and between hooks contributes to improved conversion in the machine and neat folding and packaging (the closure tape remains closed and in place until the consumer/end user takes it out of the package and opens the tape).