In the movie “Padman”, we can see that there are lots of barriers Akshay Kumar has to face during the time of ‘pad making’. It is not only the social barrier because of social taboo he has to face, but the ingredients for the pad making. It is quite natural that we are quite unaware of the ingredients using in a pad. Not only unaware of this issue, but less interested in the ingredients despite we come to know about chemicals have been used in a pad. We become keep and quite depending on the term ‘medical products’.
The materials we use in all of our hygiene products have been thoroughly tested both by internal and external experts, such as certified test institutes, to ensure that they can be used safely for their intended purpose and fulfil all legal and regulatory requirements. To help you understand what is included in our pads and panty liners we have created this overview containing the different materials and their constituents. Further down the page is an also a glossary.
|Part of the product||Material||Function|
|Surface material||Fiber material made of polypropene/ polyethene polyester/viscose.||The product keeps you dry and comfortable by absorbing the liquid.|
|Acquisition layer||Porous material consisting of wood fibre or polyester fibre.||Transports liquid from the surface to the centre of the product, where the liquid is stored.|
|Absorbent core||Paper pulp, a combination of paper pulp and superabsorbents for pads and panty liners. For tampons (where relevant), viscose is used instead. A porous paper-based material is used in some products.||Absorbs and stores the liquids.|
|Adhesive||The adhesive consists of various polymers and synthetic resins.||The adhesive has two functions:
1. Binds together the different layers of the product.
2. Attaches the product to the panties.
|Backsheet material||Polyethylene film. A fibre material is used in some panty liners.||Prevents leakage.|
|Tampon string (where relevant)||Polyester and cotton.||Helps you pull the tampon out hygienically.|
|Fragrance (only certain products)||Perfume||Gives the product a fresh smell.|
|Ink||Emphasises the product’s shape and function.|
|Release paper||Silicone coated paper.||A paper that protects the adhesive on the back of the product.|
|Single pack (regards certain products)||Polyethylene film, which is silicone coated in some products.||Protects the product so that you can carry a single product around without it getting dirty.|
|External product packaging||Polyethylene bags or box.||Protects the product. This is the package you see on the shelf in stores.|
- Renewable paper pulp: Pulp made of wood fibre from responsibly managed forests. The pulp is used in our pads and panty liners.
- Viscose fibres (where relevant as related to tampons): Wood fibres with a structure similar to cotton. They are used in our tampons and are also commonly used in textile products such as shirts, dresses and linings.
- Fibre material (non-woven): A thin, textile-like material. The term is used in the textile industry for materials that are neither woven nor knitted, such as felt.
- Polymers: Large-chain molecules that can be either natural or synthetic. For instance, plastic as well as your DNA consist of polymers.
- Polypropene/ polyethene/polyester: Some of the world’s most common plastic types. Used in a wide range of everyday products, from underwear to blankets.
- Superabsorbent polymer (SAP): Used for its moisture-retaining ability. Commonly used in pads, diapers and compresses.
- Synthetic resin: Viscous liquids that harden quickly, making them ideal for binding together materials.
To help you understand what is included in our pads and panty liners we have created this overview containing the different materials and their constituents.