Developing a Refreshment Towel for Men

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: A Patel, M Thomas, D Elsbrock and T Long
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Keywords: antiperspirant | deodorant | refreshment towel | cooling | meh's personal care

Abstract: This article describes the development of a refreshment towel intended to manage sweat and odor anywhere on the body. The design framework, substrate, refreshment formulation and packaging are discussed.

Perspiration is the human body's way of controlling body temperature and occurs throughout the body. The majority of antiperspirants and deodorants in the marketplace have traditionally focused on managing odor and/or perspiration in the underarm. However, the underarm is oonly one of three main regions of the body that produce odor (the other two being the groin area and the feet).

It is a physiological fact that men sweat at a heavier rate in multiple locations other than the underarm. A published study in the 1950s showed that the right and left (R/L) axillae have a lower sweat rate than the mid-upper chest, R/L temple, upper chest and the mid-upper back (Table 1).