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Next generation diaper core from Ontex

Smart bending lines offer a secure and comfortable fit even when saturated.

7th December 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Aalst, Belgium


A next generation baby diaper core technology has been developed by Ontex engineers and its R&D team in Germany.

Babies tend to sweat more than adults, but their skin is much thinner, making them prone to rashes and irritations. Climaflex technology enables heat to transfer across the full surface of the diaper which ensures breathability and heat regulation, keeping the baby’s skin dry and fresh.

Diapers with Climaflex technology have a dual-layer core in which one layer quickly attracts liquid and a second layer locks it in a very fast way and”‹ securely even in the toughest conditions, when the baby moves a lot.

The diaper channel has been designed to deal with those areas where liquid absorption and distribution is most needed, for both baby boys and baby girls. From the central pee points onwards, liquid can quickly access, and is distributed through the branches of the channeled core which offers instant and long-lasting dryness.

When learning to walk, run and play, freedom of movement is essential and Climaflex has a lighter core and smart bending lines which offer a secure and comfortable fit even when saturated.

Ontex, headquartered in Aalst, Belgium, has more than 90 granted and pending patents protecting the innovations that are incorporated in Climaflex, covering more than 38 countries. In addition, it has 12 registered designs protecting ornamental aspects of Climaflex. These patents join a large and growing patent portfolio that protects many product features which enhance dryness, comfort and absorption, such as instant dryness technology SeconDRY and channel technology for faster absorption.

The Climaflex technology is first being launched under the Ontex Little Big Change brand in six European countries and will be rolled out across retailer diaper brands.

“We are excited about our new technology, both from technology and business perspectives,” said Annick De Poorter, Executive Vice President Innovation and Sustainability, Ontex. “We are the first retail brand manufacturer that can guarantee advanced absorption even under tough conditions – on par with one of the key promises of the leading baby diaper A-brand in Europe. For parents, baby skin comfort is a key purchase driver as is avoiding leaks when the baby moves around.”

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