PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company and the maker of TENA® incontinence and skin care products, today announced the introduction of a new, higher performance TENA Stretch 3XL Bariatric Brief to its comprehensive product portfolio. Now the largest and most absorbent bariatric brief offered by SCA Personal Care, the product's new high rise design, larger waist size and micro-bead technology guarantee better coverage, faster acquisition rates, and added comfort to help care facilities provide more dependable incontinence protection to larger residents.
More than 60% of people aged 60 and older are obese, and bariatric individuals are more prone to stress incontinence along with skin conditions such as dermatitis and ulcers. The new TENA Stretch 3XL Bariatric Brief is designed for hard-to-fit individuals with extreme obesity, who require a full coverage, high absorbency and ultra-dry incontinence product to help protect them from incontinence related skin issues. Bariatric residents are often challenged in managing their own self-care, such as hygiene and toileting, because of difficulty in moving with ease, further emphasizing the need for comfortable and effective incontinence products.
"As obesity rates in the U.S continue to rise and care facilities see an increase in bariatric admissions, caregivers are challenged to have in place protocols and care programs that are effective and safe both for the bariatric resident and the care provider," said Eric Cohen, Absorbent Product Manager, SCA Personal Care North America. "With our new TENA 3XL Bariatric Brief, SCA has responded to our customers' requests for a larger and better performing 3XL product that delivers dependable incontinence protection and improved comfort for their bariatric residents, while keeping costs low."
The new TENA 3XL Bariatric Brief features the same look and feel as SCA's existing line of TENA Stretch products, which maximizes wearer comfort and fit, and has been well received by care homes. Pairing a larger waist size of 69-96 inches (175-247 centimeters) with a rise increase from 38 inches to 44.3 inches, the product delivers an improved, more flexible fit and limits leakages while residents are lying down and chances of leakage are higher.
Superabsorbent microbeads reduce odor and lock away liquids, making the new product 25% more absorbent than the previous TENA 3XL brief. The increased absorbency and improved fit work together to keep residents 35% drier. New, fully breathable side stretch panels allow air and body heat to easily circulate, while full-length hook and loop clasps enable more secure product fastening.
Continence management, in general, can place significant demands on staff time and costs at care facilities, from toileting demands to washing laundry. By implementing a more individualized care approach, including selecting incontinence products based on the needs of each resident, facilities can reduce the burden on caregivers, while providing added comfort and quality of life to residents, ultimately driving better clinical outcomes.
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue, and forest products, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and strong regional brands, such as Lotus, Libresse, Tempo and Libero. With over 40 years of experience, TENA has grown to become the world's top continence care brand. Providing products and solutions for consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries, TENA is at the forefront of developing innovations that meet the needs of individuals, their families, caregivers, clinicians and healthcare service providers around the world. The Group has about 44,000 employees and sales in 2013 amounted to $14.2 billion. For more information, visit www.sca.com and www.tena.us.
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