Feminine Hygiene

Materials for Feminine Hygiene Products

Feminine Hygiene

While feminine hygiene products differ from diapers and incontinence products, they share many of the same components. Plastics from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) are used to make all components of diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, such as backsheet and top sheet films, and leg gathers. They offer characteristics like proper adhesion, softness, dry feel and breathability.

Any medical application requires a Dow business assessment prior to the sale or sampling of Dow products. Please refer to the link provided for Dow’s Medical Application Policy.

Hygiene Adhesives

Changes in consumer demographics, notably an ageing population, have added factors such as enhanced wear and comfort to the growing list of demands from the hygiene market.

Dow provides a range of high-performance polymer solutions for hot melt adhesives for nonwoven applications such as feminine hygiene products

Dow's solutions offer an array of benefits:

  • Low odor
  • High softness and drape for a more comfortable fit
  • Excellent low color and thermal stability
  • Excellent processability (stable spray application patterns and slot die coating)
  • Excellent initial and aged adhesion

Dow's range of high-performance Polyolefin elastomer (POE) based adhesives includes:

  • ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers
  • AFFINITY™ Polyolefin Elastomers
  • INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymers