Disposable soaker pads are very useful in cares of patients under temporal situations or for occasional cures. They are very useful for bedridden patients or for those with movement limitations that suffer from incontinence. They are composed by three layers:
- Inner layer: Made by nonwoven fabric, filtering and hydrophilic material (it absorbs moisture and holds it). It must be made of a soft and comfortable fabric.
- Medium layer: Made by a material with high absorption capacity. The absorbents of the soaker pads are made of cellulose pulp, usually combined with a super absorbent polymer which, when in contact with urine and other saline body fluids like sweat, absorbs and holds it, turning into a gel.
- Outer layer: Is the waterproof layer that prevents the pass of moisture. Usually it is made of plastic materials like polyethylene.