Mentrual cups appeared at the same time as tampons, so they have been around for a long time. These first cups were made from latex rubber (an allergen for many) and plastic.
IrisCup is made from soft top quality Medical Silicon (100% Platinum Silicon) which is totally latex-free, hypoallergenic and keeps its shape. It can be sterilized using different methods, due to its high resistance to extreme temperatures.
Platinum Silicone guarantees a level of hygiene superior to Peroxide Silicone, and it is ideal for products that need high resistance and a long life, together with an absence of reactivity to body fluids and skin.
This is the reason why it is used for medical, pharmaceutical and food apllications. Compared to materials hardened with peroxide it has the following advantages:
• It is hypoallergenic and biocompatible.
• It has an excellent resistance to extreme temperatures ranging from 260º C to -60ºC.
• It has a softer and smoother texture, which reduces the fixation of proteins in the cup.
• It is very easy to clean with warm water and natural soap.
• It has a long lifespam.
• It is eco-friendly and can be recycled.
Medical Platinum Silicone is a chemically inert material, and does not react to anything. This means it is the safest material to be in close contact with your body.
Clinically tested and 100% hypoallergenic, Platinum Silicone is ideal for those people who want a high quality menstrual cup and for those who have dermatological problems or allergies (e.g. to latex). It is odourless and does not absorb other odours.
It is a top quality material which does not change the body temperature and it is firm but soft.