SCA Relaunches TENA® Stretch Briefs Line to Better Meet Evolving Continence Care Needs and Enable Electronic Product Management for Facilities

New premium product features, innovative design and technology, and easy-to-identify sizing enables facility caregivers to better meet residents' individual incontinence needs and efficiently track product usage and inventory

Jul 09, 2015, 09:00 ET from SCA Americas

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company and the maker of TENA® incontinence and skin care products, announced the launch of its refreshed range of TENA Stretch Briefs. The upgrades to the product portfolio, which include new product features, package design enhancements and use of innovative barcode technology, will help facility caregivers more confidently make product selections based on individual needs, enabling greater comfort, functionality and dignity for the wearer, and drive more efficient product tracking and inventory management.

The refreshed TENA Stretch Brief range includes updates to the market-leading TENA Stretch Super and Stretch Ultra Briefs, as well as the newly introduced TENA Stretch Plus Brief. At varying levels of absorbency and protection, these briefs feature an individualized, "stay in place" fit that reduces sagging and ensures comfort and security for the wearer.

The briefs have a number of features that benefit the wearers and the caregivers. The InstaDri Skin-Caring System™ wicks moisture away from the skin to protect against leakage, while odor control technology locks away liquids quickly to reduce odor. A multi-functional design allows the briefs to be changed using either a hook-fastening system or by being pulled up and down like protective underwear. The line's new look and feel offers the same premium protection, while new color-coded sizing makes selection of the correct products easy for caregivers.

Recognizing that the healthcare industry is placing an increasingly heightened value on technology and electronic record-keeping, SCA introduced unique barcode technology to this next generation of TENA Stretch Ultra and Super briefs. The first adult incontinence brief to have a scanable barcode, TENA Stretch briefs enable facility staff to accurately track individual product usage, manage stock levels and track incontinence spend and budgets. This results in more accurate nursing care plans that reflect individual needs, while improving the efficiency of online ordering and inventory management.

"SCA's TENA brand has been at the forefront of continence care for over 40 years and continues to be, maintaining a focus on the customer and keeping up with technology innovations in healthcare," said Eric Cohen, Sr. Absorbent Product Manager, SCA Personal Care North America. "Refreshing our TENA Stretch range allows SCA to offer facilities a wider choice and more individualized options for different continence care situations that further improve the confidence, comfort and dignity of the wearer, while simplifying product selection and management."

The TENA Stretch Brief range was first introduced in 2007, and has since maintained its position as a market leader and preferred TENA choice by facility caregivers.

SCA's updated TENA Stretch Brief line is now available to SCA customers and other care facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Visit www.tena.us/ or call 866-722-6659 for more information or to speak with a SCA representative.

About SCA 
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.

For additional information, please contact:
Sara Nelson
SCA Personal Care North America
610-499-3350
Sara.nelson@sca.com

SOURCE SCA Americas



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