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The course of the invention of sanitary napkin
Aug 23, 2018

The embryonic form of sanitary napkin Egypt: Use of softened paper grass leaves for tampons.

1550 BC, in Egypt, the soft cloth into the female vagina to prevent pregnancy records, experts concluded that these soft cloth also used to cope with menstruation, that is probably what we can know the first generation of "sanitary towel".

China: Chinese women with a long white cloth towel, in menstruation to put under the body to absorb blood, after replacement with water and alum cleaning

Greece: It is wrapped in linen on wood, as tampons.

Africa: In some places women have the use of soft feathers and cloth pads in the lower body, and the use of feathers and cloth after collection in small casks. United States: Modern version of sanitary napkins allegedly by a very love wife of the United States men invented, he accidentally found, with a soft cloth to clean cotton fiber and absorbent strong pulp wrapped up, made of long-shaped cotton pads, can effectively reduce the pain and inconvenience of his wife's menstrual period.

This cotton mat began to be popular in Europe and America in the the 1940s, and gradually developed to use disposable materials to make

It is also said that the ancient women, because there is no sanitary cotton can be used, so in the cave age of women, sometimes directly with the sea sponge, or grass and other things made into tampons use.

Stage of washing By 19th century, entering the stage of "washable sanitary cotton", the female will put the cotton wool or rags into the bag, and make the so-called "broken bag" as the sanitary cotton use.

In addition to the use of broken bags, women of that age would wear a "sanitary apron" in the middle of their hips and clothes (a rubber pad of half an apron size, instead of a piece of cotton cloth, and then around the waist, the cotton blanket on the rubber mat around the hips to bypass the vagina, and then use safety pins or hanging clips fixed), so at that time menstruation came days, is always inconvenient.

Abandonment Stage Until the First World War invented "fiber cotton", it was added to other product applications, including disposable bandages and their extended products. And nurses will begin to use gauze surgery cotton or wrapped up cloth, make "discard type of sanitary cotton", and sanitary cotton was born like this.

In 20th century, some companies began to produce tampons, a woman uses a safety pin or a leash to fix a tampon ("Physiological belt" is a garter that is tied to the waist, preceded by a band around the vagina, followed by a strap around the hips, and a safety pin or a hanging clamp to fix the tampon). (Another said, the First World War, the American female nurse who served in France.) Those dressed in light white women are the pioneers of modern professional women. Even though menstruation, they still want to maintain that elegant, agile and able, so then the menstrual supplies made a bold attempt: with bandages and medicinal cotton, made the first sanitary napkin, sanitary napkin invention, is undoubtedly great, its significance is more than the era. It is precisely because of this, it will be hailed as "the 20th century of the ten most influential human inventions."

1921, the world's first disposable health cotton from the United States Kimberly-Lee Company (Kimberly-clark, brand "noble silk Kotex")

1927, Jiao Sheng Company also launched a sanitary cotton brand----modess

1970 years, the evolution of health cotton has made a major breakthrough, is the "self-adhesive Back gum health cotton" was born. 1989-1990 "Good free Butterfly Wing" and "silk thin sanitary cotton" change wrote the history of Health cotton.


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