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iResolve - http://iresolve.eu Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:30:54 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Always enlarge its line up and enter in the incontinence market http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/101-always-enlarge-its-line-up-and-enter-in-the-incontinence-market http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/101-always-enlarge-its-line-up-and-enter-in-the-incontinence-market Always enlarge its line up and enter in the incontinence market

Procter & Gamble in the mid of August launched a new product line into the North American market re-entering again in the adult incontinence field. This line is named Always Discreet and it is specifically designed to improve the way women manage their sensitive bladders and consists of liners, pads and underwear designed to offer comfort, protection and discretion. Moreover it absorbs odors quickly. 

References are 15 and divided in 3 categories: 

- Liners

2 lenghts. Same design and dimensions of a typical pantyliner (OL 190-240mm) with additional capacity to deal with small leaks. In resealable wrapper. 

- Pads

2 lenghts and 3 level of absorbency. Design is taken from feminine hygiene pads. A generous core with appropriate SAP content take after quick leaks typical when slightly incontinent women cough, sneeze or laugh. In addition two leak guards are introduced on the sides to guarantee extra protection against side leaks. In resealable wrapper as well.

- Pants

3 sizes and 2 level of absorbency. All round stretched with a tight waistband and a purple indicator for back side. Even in the pants leak guards are present. Design is pretty nice and actually remind a real textile pant with a feminine touch.

All products have some purple prints to identify absorbent part and make them more stylish. Additionally they are equipped with a odor control technology, absorbing odor immediately after discharge.

According to P&G, Always Discreet pads are up to 40% thinner than the leading brand and absorb twice as much fluid as women may need, based on the average consumer usage of incontinence products.

With Always Discreet, the brand continues to support women in all phases of their lives covering a hole that was created at the end of last century with sales of Attends brand to Paperpak. It was too huge this adult market and growing so quickly especially at home in US that P&G couldn’t ignore anymore. During the last 15 years North American adult incontinence sales have tripled to reach $1.5 billion, according to various sources. Global sales, now at $7 billion, are growing about 8.4% annually, faster than any other paper-based household products.

Most likely P&G capitalized on the experience with Lines Perla, product sold in Italy by Fater (P&G JV) and designed for light feminine incontinence. Although products derive mainly from feminine sanitary napkins P&G acquired a significant market share showing that there was an important potential in such category.


Product Design Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:38:01 +0000
How Drylock Technologies diaper work http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/100-how-drylock-technologies-diaper-work http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/100-how-drylock-technologies-diaper-work

Here below we publish a short animation describing new baby diaper from Drylock Technologies.

In the video it is possible to note that core is made by multiple absorbent cells. This peculiar design leads to a flexible and adaptive core.

We have already spoken of possible technologies adopted to manufacture this product. We can add some remarks we collected from the market about real effectiveness of seams defining core cells. Please share with us your findings about this product (info@iresolve.eu).

Product Design Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:53:30 +0000
Infinicel - what is made of? http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/92-infinicel-what-is-made-of? http://iresolve.eu/index.php/component/k2/item/92-infinicel-what-is-made-of?

Infinicel Core

Infinicel is the commercial name used in some countries (like US) to advertise core utilized in P&G sanitary napkins. Formula and process to manufacture this core is very secret and not easy to discover. But using some patents we can make a very reliable guess.

Always Infinity core is composed of relatively thin, collapsed, polymeric foam material that, upon contact with aqueous body fluids, expand and absorb such fluids. These collapsed polymeric foam materials are also sufficiently flexible and soft so as to provide a high degree of comfort to the wearer.

These absorbent polymeric foam materials comprise a hydrophilic, flexible, nonionic polymeric foam structure of interconnected open-cells that provides a specific surface area per foam volume. The foam structure has incorporated therein a toxicologically acceptable, hygroscopic, hydrated salt. The chemistry is primarily 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate and divinyl benzene with calcium chloride in the dense layer to maintain collapsed state.

This relatively thin, collapsed polymeric foam materials is obtained by polymerizing a specific type of water-in-oil emulsion, commonly known as High Internal Phase Emulsions or "HIPE". The oil phase of these HIPE emulsions comprises of a monomer component having: (a) a monofunctional glassy monomer; (b) a monofunctional rubbery comonomer; (c) a polyfunctional crosslinking agent component. The oil phase further comprises of emulsifier component that is soluble and will provide a stable emulsion for polymerization. The water or "internal" phase of these HIPE emulsions comprises an aqueous solution containing a water-soluble electrolyte. The weight ratio of the water phase to the oil phase in these HIPE emulsions is not know but should be around 50:1.The polymerized foam is subsequently dewatered to provide the collapsed foam material. 

An important aspect of the process is to carry out the emulsion formation and polymerization steps in a manner such that coalescence of the relatively small water droplets formed in the HIPE emulsion is reduced. This leads to a number average cell size in the resulting polymeric foam material of about 50 microns or less. It is a key mechanism behind consistent formation of this material. This reduction in coalescence can be consistently achieved or by the use of certain emulsifier systems either by the use of lower temperatures during polymerization (curing). Stay tuned for next part.

Product Design Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:16:10 +0000