Absorption Pads, Menstruation

Definition : Absorption pads designed to be worn by women during their menstrual periods to absorb menstrual fluids. They can also be worn by new mothers at the post-partum period to help with discharge. They are held in place between the woman's vulva and her undergarment either by being adhered onto the user's undergarment or wrapped around the undergarment's gusset. Rarely, they are held in place by being attached to clips or pins on a menstrual belt worn around the woman's waist. Some menstruation pads are designed to be worn once and disposed after use; others are designed to be reused or reworn by washing and drying them after wearing. Reusable pads are usually made of cotton fabric pockets into which absorbent cotton fleece leak-resistant pads are inserted. The absorbent inserts can be layered to accommodate light, moderate, or heavy menstrual flow. They are held in place by wrapping extended fabric tabs around the undergarment's gusset; these flaps may include snaps to help hold the pad in place. Single use disposable pads are usually made of an underlying non-permeable layer (usually made of plastic) which is held against the undergarment; an absorbent layer (usually made of polyacrylate gel, or wood cellulose fibers, or other absorbent material); and a soft, perforated, plastic surface layer that is held against the wearer's body. Disposable pads are available in several different sizes, such as mini, maxi, long, and to accommodate light, moderate, or heavy menstrual flow.

Entry Terms : "Sanitary Napkins" , "OB Pads" , "Menstrual Pads" , "Menstruation Absorption Pads" , "Sanitary Pads"

UMDC code : 13443

U.S.companies only
Suppress Subsidiary Companies

1-6 of 6 Match(es).

Centurion Medical Products

Company Type: Parent

Centurion has worked to capture and maintain the lead in quality and reliability in other mission-critical areas such as single-use instrument trays, catheter securement/stabilization and dressings.

Coldstar Intl

Company Type: Parent


Company Type: Parent

Hospital Marketing Services

Company Type: Parent

From its early start in a small facility in 1965, HMS has rapidly grown to become a prosperous manufacturer and marketer of products specifically geared toward therapies requiring hot and cold thermal products. Today, our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located amidst the scenic rolling hills of Connecticut and we have been a supplier to major distributors in the hospital products field since. HMS has built a solid and compelling reputation based on competitive pricing, on-time deliveries, and a reliable product.

Procter & Gamble Co

Company Type: Parent

Sanco Sanitary Soltuions

Company Type: Parent

1-6 of 6 Match(es).


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