Intended use, absorbency level, and size are three of the main factors to consider when finding the right underpad. In addition, sustainability and skin health may be important factors that affect your final decision.
Always choose the right product for your needs. Underpads have a wide range of uses in health care and beyond, and Abri-Soft is ideal for protection anywhere there is a need for absorbing liquids. Read more about the many uses for underpads.
ABENA’s product experts are available to guide you in finding the right product for your needs. Contact your local distributor for information and guidance
Absorbency level: As much as necessary – as little as possible.
It’s important to keep the absorbency level as high as necessary, to ensure skin health and reduce the risk of leakage. At the same time, we recommend finding the lowest absorbency that fulfills your specific need, in order to save natural resources. This is why looking at intended use, and carefully considering task, absorbency and size together, is essential to finding the right product.
Questions to consider when making your choice:
Depending on your intended use, size is a factor to consider. Different phases of labor and delivery require different sizes, and the needs for care of small wounds are vastly different from that of major surgery. As with absorbency level, the rule of thumb is to use a product as large as necessary, as small as possible.
A product that is too small increases the risk of leakage or cross-contamination, while a product that is too large is both costly and uses unnecessary natural resources.
If the environment is important to you, always be sure to choose the right product for your needs. Choosing the smallest product with the lowest absorbency level necessary saves natural resources.
However, don’t choose a product too small or too low absorbency – and run the risk of leakage or having to use extra products.
When it comes to underpads, skin health is affected by two factors: the materials and quality of the product, and the actual absorbency level of the product.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the Dermatologically Tested symbol are among the labels that show a product is skin-safe. Products that are soft and manufactured using high-quality raw materials, such as Abri-Soft, are developed with skin health in mind. The high quality fluff absorbs the liquid quickly and helps keep the skin dry and comfortable.
In addition to being skin friendly, Abri-Soft is also soft and comfortable to touch, making it a comfortable choice even in situations with sensitive or exposed skin.
Underpads have a wide range of uses in health care. With products available in a wide range of sizes and absorbency levels, it is always possible to find one to fit your unique needs.
Read about why we recomend choosing your product based on intended use.
Made in France using green energy, Abri-Soft features environmental ecolabels and certifications that guarantee the products are among the best on the market
Read more about our own production of underpads in the heart of Europe.