Absorbent intimate hygiene product for preventing and treating infection
Type of IP: Patent
Industry: Healthcare, Medical and Other Equipments, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Industry
Offered for licensing and/or sale: License
The present invention relates to an absorbent intimate sanitary or hygiene product that is provided with a metal-based fiber (50) having antimicrobial activity. The antimicrobial fiber (e.g. silver fiber) protects against infections like antibacterial infections. The product may be a tampon, having a body (20), an outer part (25) with the metal-based fibers and a withdrawal fiber (30), or a sanitary napkin or diaper with a similar arrangement. The thin fiber is typically arranged near to the intimate body surface-contacting surface, in parallel therewith, to provide a strong antibacterial effect when impregnated with a body fluid.