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DIAPERS AND INCONTINENCE PRODUCTS

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Diapers and Incontinence Products

Diaper and incontinence products are made up of complex constructions that rely on the interaction of components, materials and design to achieve their function. Bench testing can be used to compare attributes and performance characteristics of various products, components or materials against each other or against a third party standard.

Because of product complexity, it is important for the researcher to have specific objectives in mind when deciding to request testing services. For example, an objective to determine which product performs better is too vague, while an objective to reduce leakage around the leg could be supported by testing leg elastic and leg cuff material properties. By comparing results from these tests on diaper and incontinence products that perform at different levels, the researcher can formulate an effective product improvement strategy.

Additionally, testing specific attributes against a third party standard can be useful for marketing purposes, as well as to identify potential areas for product improvement.

For diapers and incontinence product testing, we perform ISO, MHCP, TAPPI, WSP, NAFC and our own test methods.

IPS has recently earned ISO 17025 certification for the test methods recommended by the National Association for Continence (NAFC). These methods represent key performance indicators of the absorbent properties of incontinence products such as adult briefs, diapers and underpads and include:

  • Rate of Acquisition
  • Rewet
  • Breathability
  • Retention Capacity
  • Elasticity
  • Total Absorbent Capacity

Diapers and Incontinence Products Testing – Methods

TitleMethod Number
Absorption, Fluid Intake, Flowback Evaluation (FIFE) - Three Insults ( Diapers and Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Fluid Intake, Flowback Evaluation (FIFE) ( Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Rate of Acquisition - Single Insult ( Diapers and Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Rate of Acquisition - Three Insults ( Diapers and Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Rate of Acquisition and Rewet - Single Insult ( Diapers and Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Rewet - Single Insult ( Diapers and Incontinence Products )IPS Method
Absorption, Time - Liquid Strike-Through (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time - Liquid Strike-Through (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time - Liquid Strike-Through, Repeated (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time and Rewet - Single Insult (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Absorption, Time and Rewet - Three Insults (Specimen cut from Whole Product)IPS Method
Air Permeability of Nonwoven MaterialsWSP 70.1
Centrifugal Liquid Retention CapacityWSP 70.10
Evaluation of Oil and Fatty Liquid AbsorptionWSP 10.4
Fiber analysis of paper and paperboardTAPPI T 401
Mass per unit areaWSP 130.1
Minnesota Health Care Programs Requirements for Incontinence ProductsMHCP
Nonwoven Coverstock Liquid Strike-Through Time Using Simulated UrineWSP 70.3
Rate of Acqusition and Re-WetWSP 70.9
RewetIPS Method
SAM DistributionIPS Stain & Photo Technique.
Superabsorbent Materials - Polyacrylate Superabsorbent Powders - Gravimetric Determination of Fluid Retention Capacity in Saline Solution After CentrifugationWSP 241.2
Urine - absorbing aids - Part 1: Whole-product testingISO 11948-1 (for whole product)

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