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Mechanical Closure Systems

3M's Mechanical Closure Systems are designed to meet the needs for soft, flexible and high performance closure systems of open style baby diapers and adult incontinence briefs.

Key Benefits:

  • Soft, flexible and high performance hook and loop closure systems
  • Variety of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Wide range of sizes and formats for customer manufacturing efficiency and flexibility
3M™ Nonwoven Landing Zone 'EBL Bright' (printed)

3M™ Nonwoven Landing Zone 'EBL Bright' (printed)

3M™ EBL Bright is a unique, printed nonwoven loop landing zone, designed to be soft and skin friendly as part of a high performing mechanical closure system. The nonwoven loops form a unique cushioned fibre surface that is securely bonded to a flexible, printable backing layer.

Due to its specific fibre surface 3M™ EBL Bright offers a very good print clarity for chosen designs. 3M can manage the printing of custom artworks to provide a differentiated landing zone according to diaper brand or retailer needs and has also established several generic print designs that are readily available.

  • Customization of print design according to brand or retailer needs
  • Availability of 3M generic designs
  • Superior softness and skin friendliness
  • Very good print resolution and clarity
3M™ Nonwoven Landing Zone 'EBL Light' (unprinted)

3M™ Nonwoven Landing Zone 'EBL Light' (unprinted)

3M™ EBL Light is a unique nonwoven loop that is designed to be soft and skin friendly for use on diapers with printed backsheet or as an economical alternative to printed landing zones.

As part of a high performing mechanical closure system the loop allows clear visibility of the backsheet print and can be applied regardless of diaper design and therewith ensures flexibility in portfolio management depending on brand or retailer needs.

  • Eliminating need for printed landing zone
  • Clear visibility of backsheet print
  • Superior softness and skin friendliness
  • Economic landing zone solution
3M™ Mechanical Laminates

3M™ Mechanical Laminates

3M™ Mechanical Laminates are designed to meet the requirements for a soft and high performing closure system and facilitate secure fit of disposable diapers.

Being available in multiple formats this laminate portfolio represents the superior concept to drive migration from tape to hook-and-loop closure systems without requiring new application equipment on the diaper line.

  • Superior concept to drive migration from tape to hook-and-loop closure
  • Variety of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Applicable to various commercially available landing zones
3M™ High Extension Stretch Tab ‘ElastoSoft’

3M™ High Extension Stretch Tab ‘ElastoSoft’

3M™ High Extension Stretch Tab ‘ElastoSoft’ is designed to meet the requirements for a soft, flexible and high performing closure system of disposable diapers without Big Ear solution.

The cloth-like and soft elastic mechanical laminate facilitates optimal diaper closure and security while allowing the diaper to readily conform to the baby.

  • Soft elastic bridge ensures individual fit of the diaper
  • Variety of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Applicable to various commercially available landing zones
3M™ Mechanical Hook Tab for Big Ear Application

3M™ Mechanical Hook Tab for Big Ear Application

3M™ Mechanical Hook Tabs are designed for use in combination with elastic Big Ear solutions in infant open style diapers. The soft, cloth-like Hook Tab facilitates enhanced comfort and fit while allowing easy handling of the total closure system.

Combined with a Big Ear the product ensures adjustability to body shape of the baby in order to secure individual fit and to improve leakage.

  • Applicable to various commercially available Big Ear Elastics
  • Variety of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Applicable to various commercially available landing zones
3M™ Hook to Nonwoven

3M™ Hook to Nonwoven

3M™ Hook to Nonwoven is a high quality mechanical closure laminate with Nonwoven Fastening Tape and a hook, especially designed for low profile loop surfaces such as nonwovens of baby diapers and adult incontinence briefs.

It also provides bare adhesive on the NWFT for convenient disposal and improved bonding performance on different substrates.

  • Superior concept to drive migration to hook-to nonwoven closure systems
  • Strong performance against different substrates, including low basis weight nonwovens
  • Variety of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
3M™  Strip Hook Solutions
3M™ Strip Hook Solutions

3M™ Strip Hook Solutions

3M™ Strip Hook Solutions are designed to meet the requirements for soft, flexible and high performing closure systems on baby diapers as well as adult incontinence briefs. The Strip Hook Laminates have an improved perceived performance compared to standard configurations.

Available hook constructions:

3M™ Hook Tab Laminate SH 37 (3 + 7 mm Hook)
3M™ Hook Tab Laminate SH 310 (3 + 10 mm Hook)
3M™ Hook Tab Laminate SH 333 (3 Strip Hook)
3M™ H2NW Laminate SH3333 (4 Strip Hook)

  • Improved perceived performance compared to standard configurations.
  • Striped hook arrangement provides a differentiating advertisable feature
  • Wide range of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Applicable to various commercially available landing zones and backsheets
3M™ Integrated Hook Tab

3M™ Integrated Hook Tab

The 3M™ Integrated Hook Tab is designed to meet the requirements for a soft, flexible and high performing closure system. The closure tab contains two strips of hook attached to the nonwoven carrier. The fingerlift area is provided unslit and can be parted on the diaper line during the application process.

  • Optimized combination of carrier, hook type and diverse hook patch sizes
  • Softer tab compared to other 3M™ Hook Laminate solutions
  • Simplifies the diaper line process as compared to in-line gluing of the hook onto nonwoven carriers, eliminating potential sources of waste
  • Reliable and accurate bonding of the hook to soft nonwoven material
  • Applicable to various commercially available landing zones and backsheets
  • One of the most cost effective hook tab systems
3M™ Single Roll  Tape and Hook Systems
3M™ Single Roll  Tape and Hook Systems

3M™ Single Roll Tape and Hook Systems

3M™ Single Roll Tape & Hook Systems are available as an alternative to precombined hook laminate systems, allowing manufacturers the ability to customize the closure system to their specific diaper design, while achieving the most effective total system cost.

3M™ Single Rolls are available in multiple formats and performance levels, such that together with a 3M Hook, can be assembled in line with diaper manufacturing to form a cost effective, refastenable closure system that consumers can use with confidence.

  • High performance tape adhesive enables secure attachment to diaper ear
  • Wide range of aesthetic differentiators to enable brand differentiation
  • Long roll lengths available to maximize diaper line productivity
  • Lowest total system cost

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