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Adult Incontinence


What we’ve learned for diapers, we can aptly apply to adult incontinence products. Current trends include water vapor permeable breathable backsheets to prevent irritation; and the use of elastic films, foams, or fibers to produce a more form-fitting product.

A polyethylene backing film, or backsheet, serves as a liquid barrier for absorbent products. Backsheets are typically below 20 micron cast or blown films composed of blends of LLDPE, DOWLEX™ Resins, or ELITE™ EPE, and LDPE, to which white pigment is added. They are usually embossed to provide a more pleasing visual and tactile aspect.

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, leg gathers, hook and loop systems which give diapers fasten and re-fasten capabilities, and more. Please refer to the link provided for Dow’s Medical Application Policy.

Medical Application Policy