The need for a partner to co-develop and ensure design for manufacturing for high volume production layed the foundation for the partnership between Abena and Mekoprint.

 Abena have been manufacturing incontinence products and diapers since the 1970s. Together with Silicon Valley based MediSens Wireless, Abena created the world’s first digital incontinence product using wearable technology. Abena developed the incontinence product and MediSens Wireless the IT cloud solution. Mekoprint was chosen to develop and produce the printed stretchable sensor linking the two solutions together.


The solution Abena Nova is the world’s first intelligent incontinence solution produced for everyday use. A disposable product with built-in sensor and a small discrete clip attached. The sensor register when the product is wet and a notification is sent to the caregivers’ smartphones or tablets.

Scale to cost-effective mass production

As a leading European supplier of screen printed electronics, Mekoprint had the in house competences to drive the development project and ability to scale to cost-effective mass production in high volumes, matching the global ambitions for the product.

Mutual investments for global ambitions

The sensors are made with an ultra-thin, soft and stretchable non-woven material screen printed with conductive carbon and laser cut into right dimensions.


Without creasing, breaking, stretching or shrinking the material, the entire production are handled in a fully automated roll-2-roll production setup with minimum manual handling. An optimum solution for printing electronics on extremely thin stretchable foils – a solution that is both cost efficient and scalable for high volume production.

"Mekoprint has been a true partner for Abena throughout the 4-year development project as an integrated part of the team with proactive advice and design input which will ensure our commercial success."

Managing director, Abena Produktion

Arne Terp-Nielsen

"Our partnership has been characterised by major investments from all parties which has given us a very trust-based and open collaboration. In our partnership we have created together, overcome the challenges we faced together and celebrated our successes together."

CEO, Mekoprint

Anders Kold

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