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1. WO2020003113 - MENSTRUAL TAMPON

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Claims

1 . A menstrual tampon (1 ) comprising a body (2) comprising an absorbent material having a sponge structure, and a removal facilitator (5), wherein the absorbent material having a sponge structure is an impregnated, moist, naturally-derived polysaccharide-based material, which further comprises a fluid impervious layer (3) on the outer surface of at least a portion of the tampon (1 )

2. A menstrual tampon (1 ) according to claim 1 , wherein the sponge structure material comprises glucomannan.

3. A menstrual tampon (1 ) according to claim 1 , wherein the sponge structure material comprises material of the Amorphophallus konjac plant.

4. Menstrual tampon (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, further comprising a concave, liquid-conductive hollow (8).

5. A menstrual tampon according to any one of the preceding claims, which is in a non-deformed state when not in use, in a fully deformed state, prior to use and in a partially deformed state during use.

6. A menstrual tampon (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the upper part (6) is wider than the lower part (7).

7. A menstrual tampon (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the removal facilitator (5) is attached so as to extend from the opposite sides of the tampon (1 ) to form a loop.