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Abena Bulletin...

FEBRUARY

2013

to Welcome Ltd’s Abena UK Quarterly r! Newslette

...there’s more to Abena than meets the eye !

New Product Information

Focus On: Male Incontinence

Exhibition News

The Abena Philosophy

Message from Gerry: 2012 has been a challenging year for us all in the UK. We saw steady growth in our sales into the nursing home sector thanks to the efforts made by you and our other partners throughout the UK. We all thank you for the support you have given Abena and its products to make this possible for us. We do appreciate all that you do for us. 2013 will be a land mark year for us at Abena UK. Within the next few weeks we will vacate our present base. Our

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Abena UK Ltd offers to all our distributors application guides by individual product i.e. Abri-Form or in booklet format covering all products. Please contact our Customer Service Team to request copies in the format you prefer.

operations will have moved to a new location within Coventry as our owners continue to show their commitment and determination to succeed in the UK through a major investment in a facility that more than doubles our current warehousing capacity. The new base will enable us to handle the trucks from the various Abena production units and the containers from our Far Eastern suppliers far more efficiently and to enable us to manage the stocks far more effectively. You will be receiving a newsletter shortly giving you full

details and information about our new home in Coventry. In the meantime we are working hard to ensure the move goes as smoothly for you and us so that it is as seamless as is possible. You will be invited to come to see the new operation and to meet all the team and to look at ways in which we may be able to support you to achieve more for you and us with Abena.

Look out for news of our exciting Key Speaker soon to be appearing at our new premises.

... From Abena UK Bambo and Bambo Nature Nappies will be thinner: The amount of SAP and fluff in Bambo and Bambo Nature Nappies will be changed from a 40/60 distribution to 50/50 from January 2013. This will make the baby nappy thinner and create a better fit, allowing the child more freedom of movement. The changed distribution of SAP and fluff will not have any influence on the absorbency in Bambo and Bambo Nature – the nappies will absorb the same amount of fluids as always! We will have further updates regarding improvements to our nappy range in the near future.

Bambo rated the highest quality baby nappy on the US market…

Bambo Nature: If you want the best, and are willing to pay a premium for it, then Bambo is our pick. Bambo is also a great choice for overnight, since it offers great absorption capabilities, and compared to other overnight diapers it is competitive. Adding weight to that recommendation, our founder and Mom-in-Chief, Dr. Juliet Spurrier, has switched from Seventh Generation to Bambo for overnight nappy use with her own children… To read the full article visit: http://www.babygearlab.com/Disposable-Diaper-Reviews

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Abena Bulletin January 2013

Introducing…The Zero Products “As Small As Possible, As Large As Necessary” We have recently introduced a lower absorbency to our Abri-Form Premium and Abri-Flex Premium ranges. Both products still have the same features and benefits as the other absorbencies in our Premium range such as a fully breathable back sheet, leakage barriers and wetness indicators. As with all the Abena Premium range these products also carry the Nordic Swan Eco Label. Traditionally, the Abri-Form product has a higher absorbency but the Abri-Form

Premium Zero is our lower absorbency and can be ideal for end-users that don’t require a high absorbency but are unable to cope with a 2 piece system. As with all pull-ups the absorbency is suitable for moderate incontinence but again the Abri-Flex Premium Zero could be an ideal option for an end-user that needs the reassurance of a pull-up product but doesn’t require a higher absorbency.

Abri-Form Premium

Abri-Flex Premium Product Code

Description

Size

ISO Absorbency

Pads per pack

43049

Abri-Form Premium M0

70-110 cm

1500 ml

26

4

43059

Abri-Form Premium L0

100-150 cm

2000 ml

26

4

Description

Size

ISO Absorbency

Pads per pack

Packs per Case

41080

Abri-Flex Premium M0

80-120 cm

800 ml

14

8

41081

Abri-Flex Premium L0

100-145 cm

800 ml

14

8

Product Code

Packs per Case

For a free sample contact our Customer Services Team

Focus on... Male Incontinence Although incontinence is more often associated with women approximately 1 in 9 men suffer with incontinence at some point in their life. The most common type of incontinence that men are diagnosed with is overflow incontinence which can be caused by an enlarged prostate gland. All men over the age of 40 will have an enlarged prostate gland which may lead to an incontinence problem. Some of the signs of an enlarged prostate are repeated urinary tract infections caused by the bladder not

emptying properly, emptying the bladder more than 7 times a day and having the sensation that the bladder hasn’t emptied properly. Dealing with incontinence can be very distressing and end-users should be encouraged to seek professional advice. However, even when undergoing treatment an i ncontinence product may be necessary to maintain the dignity of the end-user. Abena have a number of products that have been designed with men in mind.

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Abena Bulletin January 2013

Focus on... Male Incontinence

FOCUS ON….Male Incontinence (cont..)

Abri-Man Premium Formula 1 (41006) & 2 (41007) Abri-Man Formula 1 & 2 have been designed specifically for men. Featuring leakage barriers, air-plus breathable back-sheet; along with a shape that has been Again this product also1has an adhesive strip for Premium Formula (41006) & 2 (41007) Abri-Man Premium Zero adapted (300740)to ensure a secure fit.Abri-Man Abri-Man Formula 1 & 2 have been designed This product is a slim, anatomically shaped shield positioning in close fitting underwear. specifically for men. Featuring leakage barriers, air-plus breathable back-sheet; along with a shape that has been adapted to ensure a secure fit. Again this product also has an adhesive strip for positioning in close fitting underwear.

which features our air-plus breathable back-sheet. It comes with an adhesive strip so the product can be secured in close fitting underwear. This product would be an excellent option for light incontinence.

Abri-Man Slipguard (207203)

This product has a completely different shape to the other products on offer in the Abri-Man range. Designed to enclose the penis and scrotum securely within the pad this product can be particularly effective and comfortable for the end user postsurgery.

Abri-Man Premium Special Abri-Man Premium Zero (300744)

Abri-Man Formula

This product is largest in the Abri-Man range and is a similar size to our Abri-San

Abri-Man Premium Special (300744) Abri-Bag (108016) Premium The frontal layer means This product is the largest in the 9. Abri-Man range double top dry Thisacquisition handy bag features a zip-lockextra absorbency at and is a similar size tothe ourfront Abri-San Premium 9. sealssuitable in odour for or fluid. of the product. This productfastening would which be most a gentleman that The frontal double top dry acquisition layer Abri-Bag is opaque and very resistant is experiencing means extra absorbency at the front of full bladder loss. to tearing. Ideal for disposing the product. This product would be of pads on the move!. most suitable for a gentleman that is experiencing full bladder This handy bag features a zip-lock fastening which seals in odour or fluid. loss.

Abri-Bag (108016)

Abri-Bag is opaque and very resistant to tearing. Ideal for disposing of pads on the move! Abri-Bag

FURTHER NEWS/ UPDATES

Abri-Man Premium Special

Survival of the Candida Albicans on human skin under incontinence management. (Source: EDANA) Edana’s study shows that the number of Candida Albicans has been significantly reduced by end-user’s Further news / Updates wearing a product with a breathable backsheet in comparison to the end-users wearing a nonbreathable (ie. PE) backed product.

Survival of the Candida Albicans on human skin under incontinence management. of Abena’s Premium(Source: rangeEDANA) are fully

Edana’s study shows that helping the number of Candida breathable therefore to improve Albicans has been significantly reduced by end-user’s the skin integrity of our end-users and wearing a product with a breathable backsheet in maintaining philosophy. comparison to theour end-users wearing a nonbreathable (ie. PE) backed product. All of Abena’s Premium range are fully breathable therefore helping to improve the skin integrity of our end-users and maintaining our philosophy.

% of s urvi val

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Total Occlusion

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Source: EDANA

Polyethylene Incontinence Product

"Breathable" Incontinence Product

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Abena Bulletin January 2013

Event/ Exhibition news We have participated in two very successful events, RCN and Kidz Up North, We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand and for their help and support.

Upcoming Exhibitions: Come and see us at:

Learning to change Cumbria Parents/Carers Forum - Rheged Centre, Penrith 8th March 2013 Symposium - Bolton Arena, 12th March 2013

PromoCon Kidz in the Middle - Stand F2, Ricoh Arena Coventry , March 21st 2013

ACA - Stand 40, Hilton Glasgow Hotel, 20th/21st May 2013

We believe that placing the end-user at the centre and offering individualised care is the key to both improved quality of care and reduce costs for the user.

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Truly individualised care means a diversified range including not only conventional products but also special solutions when needed.

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I am delighted to be joining the Abena UK team at such an exciting time as this. I am very much looking forward to working with the exciting range of high quality products within Abena’s portfolio and with the support of both you as our partners and the wider global Abena family I know we can grow and strengthen the Abena brand together in the years ahead.

The Abena Philosophy

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New face at Abena UK Ltd…

Contact Customer Service on 024 7663 7663 or customerservices@abena.co.uk.

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Abena UK Ltd offers exhibition support to all our Distributors i.e. product samples, literature etc and can be accompanied by a nurse all FREE OF CHARGE !

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Local Product Manager, Skin Care, Body Wash and Bed Protection

In our next issue: Focus On...Gloves Contact us on 024 7663 7663 or email customerservices@abena.co.uk

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