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Incontinence: why thick materials are not always the appropriate solution

Incontinence products with highly absorbent synthetic granules can hold much more urine than cellulose products. In addition, they are more comfortable to wear than the thick cellulose products.

People with bladder weakness often think that the thicker the material, the better and choose thick cellulose-based incontinence products. They naturally assign the voluminous products a high absorption capacity. This is misleading as the development shows because:

High quality incontinence products can be thin and safe at the same time!

To rapidly absorb urine and to prevent rewetting, modern incontinence products not only include cellulose but also super absorbent polymer (SAP) capable of absorbing 50 times its own fluid weight. Cellulose can absorb 11 times its weight. So selecting the right material, and not maximum thickness, is decisive! Products with a three-part absorbent core (e.g. MoliForm) provide good protection: the top layer transfers the urine to the inner part, the middle layer can securely hold the fluid, even under pressure, by means of SAP granules; the bottom layer provides stability for the absorbent pad and helps distribute urine within the product.

Higher absorption capacity - Increased environmental protection

Thin incontinence products provide additional benefits. A significantly lower number of truck trips is required for the same quantity of thin products. This reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

To sum up: thin incontinence products help ensure reliable treatment, while contributing to environmental protection!