K-C Launches U by Kotex Fitness
In new research from U by Kotex, three in five women say it is more difficult to exercise during their period and the majority reported opting for less challenging workouts.
U by Kotex is hoping to rid barriers with the launch of its latest
innovation—U by Kotex Fitness. To meet the needs of people ex-
periencing a period, the brand is introducing three new product
• U by Kotex Fitness Tampons with a plastic FITPAK. The
durable, compact, and discreet FITPAK is designed to
keep tampons ready for use.
• U by Kotex Fitness Liners have DualFlex Zones that move
with the body to keep protection where it’s needed.
• U by Kotex Fitness Ultra Thin Pads are shaped to fit and
flex with the body, to stay in place.
Leading the conversation about working out during a period
is yoga teacher and body positivity advocate Jessamyn Stanley.
The intent of U by Kotex Fitness is to open an honest dialogue
about working out during menstruation, which is why the brand
partnered with Jessamyn, who has accumulated an Instagram
audience of 283K+ followers because of her ability to approach
honest and authentic conversations.
“U by Kotex is proud to be working with Jessamyn Stanley
to help women feel confident and comfortable in their bodies,”
says Kade Applegate, brand manager U by Kotex. “She represents women beyond the traditional notions of fitness into a holistic view of health and wellness. Her straightforward attitude,
killer moves and admirable confidence is the embodiment of the
spokesperson we want to represent U by Kotex Fitness.”
Medical Wrap from Suominen
Finnish nonwovens company Suominen has launched Fibrella
Wrap, a new material for undercast paddings and cushions used
in wound care, in the South American market. Fibrella Wrap
utilizes Suominen’s recent investments in upgraded production
technology at its Paulínia, Brazil, plant and expands the company’s nonwoven product offering for medical applications in
Fibrella Wrap is an extremely soft and skin-friendly material,
which makes it an outstanding option for paddings used under
casts to protect bones and for any wound care application where
cushion is needed. It is a stretchy nonwoven material that conforms well to body contours, making the patient feel more comfortable when forced to wear a cast.
For healthcare professionals, the Fibrella Wrap nonwoven of-
fers ease of use since paddings made of Fibrella Wrap are strong
enough to be applied in a circular fashion while it can also be
easily torn when needed. It contains no binders, chemicals or ad-
hesives and is compatible with all common sterilization methods,
“In South America, cotton wadding is the most typical material
used under casts and in wound care but it has two major weak-
nesses: it has no strength and it can be difficult to apply for the
clinicians,” says Marika Mäkilä, product manager for Medical ap-
plications at Suominen.“Fibrella Wrap has no such weaknesses.
Its safety and cleanliness is proven and when we add Suominen’s
local production into the mix, we may say that Fibrella Wrap is
the superior padding material available in the market.”
Blue Thunder Offers Sterile Wipes
Blue Thunder Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of
products for controlled environments, electronics assembly, and
industrial applications, is now offering Cobalt Blue FS-ULT70-
99CB validated sterile presaturated wipes for ultra-critical aseptic areas and where sterile compounding is performed. They are
approved for use in a variety of sterile cleanroom applications
including ISO Class 3-4 (Class 1-10) and higher.
Cobalt Blue FS-ULT70-99CB contain four edges that are individually laser cut, with melted and sealed edges to eliminate
loose fibers. Offered in 9 x 9-inch size, these wipes are saturated
with 70% IPA and 30% DI Water. FS-ULT70-99CB are packaged
30 wipes/bag, 10 bags/case.
Cobalt Blue Wipes are gamma irradiated with Cobalt 60 and
validated to SAL (Sterility Assurance Level) of 10-6 in accordance
with the standards and recommended practices of the ANSI/
AAMI/ISO 11137:2006 guidelines.
New Wipe Options
High-Tech Conversions has added four new presaturated wipe
options to its line of products for controlled environments. New
saturation levels and materials were made available to offer
wiping selections for a broader range of applications. Among
the new wipes are options suitable for use in a variety of sterile and non-sterile cleanroom applications including ISO Class
3-4, 5 and higher.
The new wipes include: FS-NT203-99.40CB - 100% polyester, sterile, 9” x 9”, saturated with 70% IPA, 30% DI Water; FS-
VS20-44.100 - 100% polyester, 4” x 4”, saturated with 70% IPA,
30% DI Water; FS-NTP-1711.85 - polypropylene, 17” x 11”, saturated with 85% IPA, 15% DI Water; and FS-NT1-77.10 - poly-cellulose, 7” x 7”, saturated with 10% IPA, 90% DI Water.
Presaturated wipes from High-Tech Conversions are packaged
in re-sealable containers and bags for convenient dispensing.
They contain four clean-cut edges engineered to eliminate fiber
contamination. Available materials include nonwoven, polypropylene, and polyester.n