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Last Post: Jul 04 2011 05:47 PMby: LynnK2104

Allgood
Allgood
Member since:
10/26/09

Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Feb 25 2011 07:21 AM

Has KC changed the type of plastic on the Fitted Max briefs? the last two bags I got have different feeling plastic backing and now I'm having problems with tapes popping loose again, used to stick like mad, now can't keep them stuck.
JaneF
JaneF
Member since:
11/17/10

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Feb 26 2011 03:45 AM

Hello, Allgood,

There have not been any changes to the cover of the Maximum Protection.

If the problems you are seeing are with a single package, or even if this is happening across multiple packages, it would be helpful if you could contact Consumer Services either through the "Live Chat" link found in the upper right of your Depend screen, or by calling us at 1.877.413.3736.

The more detailed the information you can provide us the better.

Thanks in advance.

JaneF
Loving life
Loving life
Member since:
7/23/10

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Feb 26 2011 09:17 AM

Over the years I have found periodic tapes that seem to have less strength than usual and the texture to the plastic can have subtle differences, but I have never experienced a 'bad' bag. Just as an obvious point, powders and creams/ointments will always weaken (or sometimes eliminate completely) the sticky quality. I always use powder and have to be very careful about getting anything on the tab - which can easily come from my fingers after rubbing in the powder or skin protectant. Bottom line is make sure the tape and diaper are completely free of either, and smooth the tape with a little pressure after applying it. I think Depends actually have much better tabs than a lot of the other briefs.
CARLG
CARLG
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Feb 28 2011 04:47 AM

Depends should make the tapes a little wider Like how baby diapers tapes where when they where plastic. and it would be nice if they made the diaper cloth like with stretch Velcro tapes. it would make for a much better diaper like that..
Allgood
Allgood
Member since:
10/26/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Mar 01 2011 02:29 PM

I agree with the wider tapes, but no cloth like backing for me, every cloth like product I have tried gives me wicked chaffing.
feralfreak
feralfreak
Member since:
5/27/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Mar 01 2011 07:37 PM

try scratching at the tapes after you fix them where you want them, scratching on the back of them or pinch them to the diaper after you get them where you want them, it makes them stick better, and tell me if it helps you.

as for the single tape thing, i would think that would make the diaper easier to put on, im always trying to get them even on both sides with all 6 tapes, i think lines marking distance for lack of a better term would be good too, and if that change would be made(2 instead of 6 tapes, lines) id wear them, but i have to wonder if others would see it as being too infantile because baby diapers have only 1 tape per side
Allgood
Allgood
Member since:
10/26/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Mar 02 2011 11:29 AM

I like the six tapes, and until this last couple bags was not having issues with them sticking, the lines for alignment make sense but I have been wearing long enough to figure out the spacing pretty good
draco_americanus
draco_americanus
Member since:
3/30/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Mar 06 2011 12:35 AM

The older versions of the overnight depends did have wider tapes and i wish the new ones had wider tapes as they are easier to grip and provide a better hold then the more narrow tapes. I have also had some lots or bags of depends where the takes just suck and pop lose no matter how you put them on. call and them when you have an this problem. KC has allways been good on replacing the cost of defective products. I have expermented with making the depends into a 2 or 1 tape perside diaper but find that in a 1 tape perside config that you can't get enough adjustment or flexability in the tape it's self and end up with leaks, 2 tapes per side worked very well. I used a heat gun on low to remove the whole tape and put it back on in a difftrent spot, takes a bit of time but it was a worthy experement. As for a cloth like backing? heck no! chafing and wetness wicking from the leg gathers is a problem. diapers should be plastic as that works the best and besides there are cloth like options for people that prefer that, but leave the max protection plastic!
dave82
dave82
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Mar 09 2011 10:35 AM

The most recent bag I got seems to have good tapes, but the plastic is noisy again, but the leg guards seem better and its been better for odor.
EARL H
EARL H
Member since:
3/30/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Apr 10 2011 04:30 AM

Change Is Good,
As times change so should the products we use, hopefully for the better.

From The Earl H. Camp,
After pondering this post and after a very enlightening run on my other Maximum post with many good ideas from everyone here to create a better Maximum product, I came up with one last idea which in this case might address the tape popping issue.
Picture if you will a Maximum diaper decked out with some if not all the improvements from the Maximum post and the finishing touch could be......

A tape system very simular to the adjustable underwear. A two tape U-Shaped one piece unit with a elastic built in for a better fit and allows the diaper to move when you move. This tape unit would be a tape not a velcro like fastener to assure a reliable hold.

At minimum the current fastener on the adjustable might be reworked to adapt to the Maximum diaper. The ultimate end would be the new tab creation as I've invisioned.

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The Diaper Right Zone!
gccradioscience
gccradioscience
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

May 29 2011 01:05 PM

Thanks for telling me about the changes about the Max Fitted Protection. I will keep in mind about getting these briefs in case I run out of my other current supply. I just hope the tape tabs are stronger.
NotImportant
NotImportant
Member since:
5/18/11

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Jun 28 2011 08:43 PM

I agree with the idea of having wider tapes. They would be much easier to work with and make the fit of the brief more snug and comfortable.
Railrodder
Railrodder
Member since:
6/29/11

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Jun 29 2011 10:23 AM

I have been using Maximum Protection diapers for years now.I find them comfortable and will hold a lot for those days when you have to wear longer.
I think manufacturing them with wider two tape design would be so much easier!
Please keep the plastic outer shell! I have tried the so called 'cloth like' outer shell diapers only to find them to leak around the leg area. I also found them uncomfortable.
LynnK2104
LynnK2104
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Jul 04 2011 05:47 PM

I honestly wouldn't count on any changes to Depend adult diapers. It has been proven time and again thier product sells just like it is and they want profit. They also don't want any diaper design that results a baby design or look even if it would improve the product. I am not saying make adult Huggies (granted they would work better). I could about gaurantee K-C would make product changes if Pampers came out with an adult size diapers and they sold well. It is all about pressure..... none of this is going to happen now or ever. Single tapes are so much easier but they are produce a product to help us with ease of use, additional comfort, etc.......
LynnK2104
LynnK2104
Member since:
3/31/09

Re: Changes to Fitted Max Protection?

Jul 04 2011 05:47 PM

I honestly wouldn't count on any changes to Depend adult diapers. It has been proven time and again thier product sells just like it is and they want profit. They also don't want any diaper design that results a baby design or look even if it would improve the product. I am not saying make adult Huggies (granted they would work better). I could about gaurantee K-C would make product changes if Pampers came out with an adult size diapers and they sold well. It is all about pressure..... none of this is going to happen now or ever. Single tapes are so much easier but they are produce a product to help us with ease of use, additional comfort, etc.......

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