Our tampons are patented
In Tosama, we have been manufacturing tampons since 1983. When we started actively entering the market with them, we faced a number of legal obstacles, which forced us to develop original, completely new products. Especially in foreign markets, it soon became clear that our tampons are technically more advanced and more competitively priced compared to older types. To our satisfaction, our tampons were soon on high demand worldwide. Of course, we patented our products, and in addition to Europe, we received patent protection in the US, Canada, China, and Russia. All patents are very important to us, as they guarantee the quality and innovation – patents are written by the masters of their craft. As patent owner we are entitled to the exclusive right to manufacture and sell the product on key global markets.
With our latest patent (awarded in 2017), we protected our original design solution for tubes for tampon insertion. The tampons with applicators are namely tampons contained inside an applicator that enables a more hygienic, precise, and comfortable insertion. Today, we produce all of our applicator tubes in compliance with this patent. Tampons with applicators are the most popular on the US market.
This is our oldest patent; we received it in 2009 in Slovenia and in 2014 in the European Union. We named the patent after the tampon cross section in the shape of a four-leaf clover. The main feature of the FLC tampons are the specifically shaped channels that allow faster absorption, safe use, and improved stability when inserting the tampon. Since we received the patent, we have produced 2.6 billion of such tampons. They are selling well throughout Europe, in Russia, and China.
We received the patent in 2015. The name indicates its smooth and soft outer surface that enables easier insertion and a more pleasant feeling during the use of a tampon. The essence of the patent is a special non-woven textile used as the outer surface of the tampon. With an innovative temperature treatment, it becomes extremely smooth. Since we received the patent, we have produced 1.5 billion of these tampons. They are the greatest bestseller in Germany.
This is one of our newest tampon patents (we received it in 2017 for European Union). In 2016, it won the Product of the Year award. The essence of the patent is a medicinal hydrophobic barrier in the lower part of the tampon where the string is attached. This barrier gives the tampon a dual function: it absorbs menstrual flow and prevents water from entering vagina. Aqua block tampons are therefore ideal for swimming – during period or at any other time.