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Elastic Attachment designed to meet the most demanding applications

Posted 14 Nov 2022 by Nora Behrens, Marketing Manager Personal Care

Hygiene brands are working towards developing new articles that move with the consumer. However, how can elastic attachment adhesives meet the similar, yet different, high performance standards required by producers and consumers? Read on to find out more. 

  1. Forecast 2021-2026 Disposable Pants market growth in baby care
  2. Strong Adult Incontinence Market Growth
  3. High Performance Elastic Attachment Adhesive Full-Care™ 8068-E

Elastic Attachment Adhesives supporting Market Growth of Disposable Pants

As disposable hygiene product designs evolve to address consumer pain points, such as leakage, and the desire for convenience, comfort, and versatility, it’s no surprise that elastic attachments have gained a new enthusiasm. And so, what is the disposable training pants growth across tiers and regions? 

Let’s look at the forecast: 

  • The pants format will drive 87% of the baby diaper market absolute sales gain between 2021 and 2026, due to increased caretaker preference in fit for preventing leaks
  • Globally, disposable pants are increasingly offsetting a weak gain in open-tape diapers
  • By the end of 2026, it is expected to account for 28% of the entire baby diaper market annual sales, up from 21% in 2021

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This is not the only expected and considerable market segment to change. This is also anticipated for adult incontinence articles, with a strong demand for pull-up pants, which allow for better mobility than open-tape diapers. The outlook is that globally, and across most regions, the moderate and heavy incontinence segment is expected to outgrow light incontinence from 2021 through 2026. As indicated in our research, the light incontinence segment is expected to see the largest gain in Western Europe and North America, “where key drivers include fundamental efficacy, dignity-assuring aesthetics, and growing awareness of incontinence among younger adults.” 

Retail Adult Incontinence Volume Sales by Format, World_Volume Sales

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Source: Euromonitor International Voice of the Consumer: Health and Nutrition survey, fielded in January and February 2022

Regardless of the level of incontinence, and the growth we are seeing in different parts of the globe, disposable pants are offsetting a weak gain in open-tape diapers over the next four years. This will enable different choices of articles for consumers in the hygiene market and the use of a challenging and complex application adhesive that delivers excellence and high performance. 

Most demanding applications served with Full-Care™ 8068

H.B. Fuller delivers adhesive solutions that enable the product designs your customers want, as well as address performance, efficiency, and profitability requirements. We also understand that reliable attachment and performance of the elastic features can address key consumer pain points.

Requirements for Elastic Attachment Adhesives

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Full-Care™ 8068 was developed with an optimized balance of high adhesion and cohesion. These elastic attachment products also will provide strong bonds for areas where high shear resistance is needed. To support the global market trend towards increased elastic use, our Full-Care™ 8068 was designed to meet the high-performance standards required by the producer and consumer:
  • Low creep resistance values maintained across low add-on levels 
  • Reliable and immediate fixation of the elastic 
  • Maintains performance during application and consumer use
  • Maintains excellent creep performance for all types of elastic
Whether you are manufacturing baby and infant care products or adult care products, you can rely on H.B. Fuller for your hygiene solution needs.