For the uninformed: SCA's Tena brand of adult incontinence products are not the same worldwide: Tena AUS is different than Tena JPN is different to Tena NA and the original Tena EU (much like how Attends and even Pampers are different).
Tena NA is the most different: they share no products in common with their other markets, and they use different materials, sizing, and nomenclature. For example their adult diapers are called "Tena Brief" and "Tena Stretch", are green cloth-backed, and do not have leg-gathers/leak-guards, and no waist elastication giving them a budget feel to them, despite having very good absorbency.
Tena AUS and Tena EU share the "Tena Slip" product, although Tena AUS switched to cloth-like backing last year - which has me worried because looking at Abena, Lille, and Tena EU's rare Slip Ultima, it's inevitable that Tena EU will make the switch. I care because Tena EU Slip is the most non-AB infantile adult diaper I know, and their plastic backing feeling is unique, and will be missed.
I know I could stockpile them, but I feel that's just being silly - I do, however, want to know when I can expect the change to be made so I'm not caught by surprise.
I contacted SCA a few months ago and they said they had no plans to change the product's design at present, but SCA has a history of changing the Slip product's design every 3-4 years (1998, 2002, 2005, 2009) so surely they're up to something right now?
For reference: 1998 was a packaging update, but I'm certain they did something to the product. 2002 was the introduction of the "white with a stripe" design. 2005 Made the stripes darker and changed the tapes. And 2009's was a redesign with a stippled pattern and a thinner (but more absorbent overall) core that didn't disintegrate.