Adhesives Enable Flexibility and Innovation in Disposable Hygiene

It is no secret that hot melt adhesives have been used in the production of disposable hygiene products for decades. Applications include bonding for elastics, construction core integrity, pad positioning, wetness indicators, and more. To keep meeting the hygiene article manufacturer’s needs for reliable and flexible bonding solutions, as well as addressing the continually changing needs of the consumer, our R&D teams are continuously pursuing opportunities for adhesive innovation. We are creating next-level products for baby care, feminine care, and adult incontinence.

Hot melt adhesives provide many bonding advantages to producers. Some of these advantages are categorized into 2 (two) groups:

Products and product designs:

-Being compatible with a vast range of materials and substrates, including cotton and other sustainable materials,
-No requirement for substrates to be thermoplastic or to have similar melting points,
-Working effectively in a huge array of applications within disposable hygiene articles, some of which are not feasible for other bonding methods. These include those required for certain core designs, wetness indicators, and pad positioning,
-No hard bond joints that can affect the softness,
-Enabling separation of bonded substrates for recycling.

Technical support:

-Efficiently identifying and processing issues which may, in turn, contribute to less waste and lower costs,
-A quick and effortless quality control check due to the visible bond,
-In-house processing expertise and maintenance.
-KYS will continue to develop solutions that meet the needs of consumers and our customers, including sustainability and cost-effectiveness. As your bonding solutions partner, we can make solid recommendations to help optimize your production process while making our adhesives a seamless and ‘invisible’ part of the finished product.