The Abena brand offers some of the most absorbent disposable protective diapers/briefs and pull-up underwear on the market today. Abena is known as one of Europe’s top incontinence manufactures and has gained recognition by American consumers for offering superior heavy absorbency diapers/briefs and pull-up underwear. At eMedical we understand the importance in having the highest quality products to ensure that while managing incontinence your normal daily activities are not interrupted and you have the ability to attain a peaceful uninterrupted night’s sleep. We are confident that the diapers and pull-up underwear offered by Abena will do just that.
Abena is a relatively unknown brand name for most consumers in the U.S. and we hope this article will assist you in becoming better informed with the Abena brand. We are confident that you will find Abena’s Abri-Form and Abri-Flex disposable diapers and pull-up underwear to be among the best on the market today.
This article is long so we have included links to the different sections of the article.
Background on Abena
Abena Abri-Form Original
Abena Abri-Form Air Plus
Abena on Environment
Background on Abena
Abena is a dynamic group with its corporate headquarters in Denmark, close to the German border. Abena has both trading and production divisions, and is active worldwide. Their product areas are comprised of healthcare products, disposables, paper products, plastic bags and waste systems.
The Abena Group was founded in 1953, when Jens Terp-Nielsen established the company Saekko A/S in Aabenraa in the south of Denmark. The main activity concerned the sale of jute sacks for agriculture. Saekko A/S developed into a trading company and in 1980 established their own production of baby diapers and sanitary towels under the brand Bambo. In the eighties the company began to export products to other countries, and today they export their products to more than 55 markets worldwide.
In 2003 the company name changed to Abena, and today they have more than 1,300 employees worldwide, offering a wide assortment of hygiene articles, plastic and paper products, waste systems and packaging.
The Group has subsidiaries in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Holland, France, United Kingdom, the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as in several European countries.
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Abena Abri-Form Original Diapers/Briefs
The Abena Abri-Form Diapers/Briefs are offered in four levels of absorbency protection and two styles. Due to the names that Abena has selected it can be confusing determining which product provides which level of absorbency. The four levels of absorbency are identified as Plus, Super, Extra and X-Plus, which each name has also been given a numeric value of 1-4, with four being the most absorbent. The numeric values correspond to the names as follows; Plus = 1; Super = 2; Extra = 3 and X-Plus = 4. Sizes are identified as with a letter value of XS, S, M, L and XL. The two values will be identified on the packaging to signify the size and level of protection, i.e. L4 = Size Large, X-Plus.
Below we have outlined the differences between the four protection levels.
Abri-Form Diapers/Briefs are designed to give optimum leakage security and are particularly suitable for highly demanding situations.
- Non-woven side panels made from soft and breathable material, which provide a high level of security and holds the pad in plan
- Flexible tapes ensures the best combination of comfort and security, even during physical activities
- Ultimate leakage protection with barriers extended right to the edge, and built-in cross barrier at the rear
Abena Abri-Form Air Plus Diapers/Briefs
The Abena Abri-Form Air Plus provides the same outstanding protection as the Abri-Form Original with one significant difference. The outer backing of the Abri-Form Air Plus is made up of a cloth like fabric which provides for superior breathability that reduces the heat buildup normally associated with traditional diaper/briefs. The outer cloth like fabric improves overall skin integrity during wear.
Abri-Form Air Plus have the same four levels of proctection; Plus = 1; Super = 2; Extra = 3 and X-Plus = 4. Sizing is also identified in the same manner as the Abri-Form Original
Abri-Flex products are designed to be worn just like normal underwear, which enhances the users feeling of freedom and dignity.
- Abri-Flex stays better in place with twice as many elastics as other equivalent products.
- Unique elastication in both legs and in the crotch area provides an extra snug body fit and is the ultimate solution if the user has problems fitting a conventional pull-up or during intense physical activity.
Again the Abri-Flex Pull-up Underwear identifies protection level and size in the same manner as the Abri-Form Original and the Abri-Form Air Plus
Abena and Environment
Abena has documented that their products are among the most environmentally friendly in the world. They attach great importance that their products being as well-documented as possible and having the least possible impact on resources and environment. Abena suppliers must be able to account for their own consumption of resources and the environmental impact of each delivery. No values may exceed acknowledged and pre-determined limit values and it is essential for their choice of product that the supplier has a internationally acknowledged environmental certification.
Abena is certified according to the environmental management standard ISO 9001. Furthermore, many of their products are approved according to national and international, product-specific and business-specific standards.
A considerable number of their products carry the EU-flower, The Blue Angel and the Nordic Eco-label. They are certified and licensed in many international and national labeling systems, and they conform to the UN Global Compact.
Abena also works actively on complying with the following green principles:
- The disposal of packaging must be simple to use and environmentally friendly.
- Abena plans their logistics to ensure the least possible release of CO2.
- Abena’s packaging is optimized and waste is reduced in order to minimize the use of raw materials.
Abena’s production complies with all applicable environmental requirements.
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