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1. GB2492171 - Sanitary articles comprising biodegradable plastic and Bacillus spores

Office United Kingdom
Application Number 201110852
Application Date 24.06.2011
Publication Number 2492171
Publication Date 10.08.2011
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61L 15/36
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
36containing microorganisms
A61F 13/15
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
A61L 15/28
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
22containing macromolecular materials
28Polysaccharides or their derivatives
A61L 15/62
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
42Use of materials characterised by their function or physical properties
62Hydrosoluble or hydrodegradable materials
CPC
A61L 15/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
40containing ingredients of undetermined constitution or reaction products thereof ; , e.g. plant or animal extracts
A61F 13/15252
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
13Bandages or dressings
15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body
15203Properties of the article, e.g. stiffness or absorbency
15252compostable or biodegradable
A61L 15/26
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
22containing macromolecular materials
26Macromolecular compounds obtained otherwise than by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds; Derivatives thereof
A61L 15/28
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
22containing macromolecular materials
28Polysaccharides or their derivatives
A61L 15/64
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
15Chemical aspects of, or use of materials for, bandages, dressings or absorbent pads
16Bandages, dressings or absorbent pads for physiological fluids such as urine or blood, e.g. sanitary towels, tampons
42Use of materials characterised by their function or physical properties
64specially adapted to be resorbable inside the body
Applicants SCA HYGIENE PROD AB
Inventors BERLAND CAROLYN
HUSMARK ULRIKA
Priority Data 201110852 24.06.2011 GB
Title
(EN) Sanitary articles comprising biodegradable plastic and Bacillus spores
Abstract
(EN)
A sanitary article comprises a biodegradable plastic material that has Bacillus spores incorporated therein. The biodegradable plastic material may be based on cellulose (e.g. lyocell, cellofane, viscose), starch or modified-starch, other naturally occurring polymers or monomers (e.g. polylactic acid), bacterially produced polyesters (e.g. PHAs) or chitosan. The biodegradable plastic material may be a breathable film containing a filler material; the filler may comprise the Bacillus spores. The filler material may be made by spraying calcium carbonate with a liquid containing Bacillus spores followed by a drying step. Such sanitary articles may prevent premature biodegradation since the embedded Bacillus spores are essentially kept inactive until after use. The sanitary article may be a wet wipe, dry wipe, panty liner, tampon, nappy, diaper or incontinence pad.