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What are incontinence pads made of, and how do they work?

While they seem very simple and are common enough to find in every grocery and drug store (as well as mega stores like Target and Walmart), these little devices are actually complicated pieces of engineered materials. They can feel like lifesavers to those who find themselves needing one. 

Very simply broken down, incontinence underpads are made up of textiles and polymers. They are combined together by materials engineered to create a household, industrial, and personal hygiene products. 

Each incontinence pad features an acquisition layer that promotes the first passage of urine through the inner core of the pad. The core usually also contains a super absorbent powder.

RMS Brands® incontinence pads also feature odor technology that helps prevent the formation of odors and maintains a healthy skin PH.


The basic requirements of pads are the following:

  • Ability to contain leakage
  • Provides a discreet design
  • Ability to contain the smell
  • Keeps the skin dry and reduces irritation
  • Is soft and provides comfort to the skin

Underpads from RMS Brands® incorporate excellent absorbency, comfort, and moisture control. The RMS Brands® portfolio includes disposable underpads in two sizes 36’’x36 and 23’’x36’’ – also known as chux pads, bed chux, chucks pads, or bed chucks.

Here are the guides on how to use Disposable Underpads properly: 

  1. Open the product packing with a scissor to cut the edges of the bottom.
  2. Grab one pad at a time.
  3. Then place the pad lengthwise on a bed or any other surface.
  4. And make sure the absorbent surface is up.

For Disposal:

  • Roll the pad securely in a plastic bag sheet and dispose of it in a sanitary manner.
  • Wash hands thoroughly.
  • Do not flush it.

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