Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Case (3" x 3" x .75")
The Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case is designed to hold most major brands that offer compact-sized tampons. The Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon Travel Case is equipped with patented “living hinge” technology for easy opening. The Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case's patented "living hinge" technology also provides a snap lock for secure closure, so you no longer have to worry about wasting tampons (and money) that become unwrapped while inside your purse or pocket. All Radius travel cases, including their BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case, are guaranteed to last!
Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case:
- Simple & well designed - long lasting hinges and materials
- Fits most major brands
- Protective safety latch prevents messy openings in your luggage
** The Radius BPA-Free Compact Tampon/Condom Case is available in assorted colors of Coral Pink, Caviar Pearl, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green, Amethyst Purple and Clear. Unfortunately, due to manufacturer's restrictions, desired color may not be specified when placing your order. A color will be shipped at random, there will be no choice available on which color you receive. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can you explain the design?
The design of the Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case utilized a patented “living hinge” technology with a secure snap lock for safe stow away and sanitary traveling. The single piece construction and butterfly hinge allows for easy opening. The inside has a ribbed base for easy drying.
How long will the Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case last?
Radius designs, manufactures, and guarantees their travel cases to last!
Which tampon brands will fit in the Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case?
The Compact Tampon/Condom Travel case will fit most major brands that offer compact tampons.
What are the dimensions for the Compact Tampon/Condom Travel Case?
The dimensions are 3" wide, 3" long, .75" deep.
Travel Case packaging - why such a complicated case?
Radius is required to provide sanitary packaging in order to sell their product in today's retail environment - Radius' travel case provides this and useful storage for travel or home - and does not immediately go into the trash. The case has a recycling code on it and is easily returned to the material stream. Most other brand's packaging is pure trash after use and not recyclable.
Animal Testing - are Radius products animal tested?
Radius does not do any testing on animals. Radius requires statements from all of their suppliers that they do not do any testing on animals.
Child Labor - does Radius have a viewpoint?
Radius has signed all of the manufacturing protocols associated with the prevention of the use of child labor. Radius' own manufacturing facilities are in the USA and they have strict policies on the age of employees.
Before Radius embarks on making a new product, they put the concept through an evaluation to make sure that they are not just making some more landfill in the name of progress.
- The design has to work well and enrich the lives of their customers.
- It has to last long enough to amortize the investment of resources in its manufacture.
- Has to be based on good science and research.
Radius products are designed to last a long time - usually two to three times longer than regular, similar products from other manufacturers.
Packaging is a field that is in permanent evolution. Radius started in 1983 with a simple cardboard folding box, but soon discovered that customers ripped open the box to see the color and shape of the product inside. Radius moved to clear plastic folding boxes - no opened boxes but the carton became plastic trash, once opened.
In 1992 Radius started manufacturing plastic boxes that doubled as packaging to sell and ship in as well as a container to carry your Radius product in on trips or protect it in the bathroom. These containers had a long and useful life before being recycled. The unique problem was that many customers have complained about having multiple Radius travel cases, picked up over the years. The plastic box, although recyclable, was also heavy and consumed a lot of fuel in shipping.
In 2005 Radius started investigating lighter packaging and the potential of plant based plastics. The amount of freight used in distribution of Radius products represents a major part of its energy use profile. A decision was made to change to a new type of package, called a mock clamshell. The clear plastic front is very light and the card can be made from recycled materials.
Radius planned on using NatureWorks PLA, a 100% corn based, compostable plastic for the front panel. Thus far, Radius does not have the durability required for a package that sells from a store shelf. NatureWorks assures Radius that they will have this achieved very shortly and Radius will make the final step in their attempt to make more environmentally responsible packaging.
Radius tries to make their product design and their packaging part of a continuous project. They have attempted to make sense out of the needs to protect a product during shipping and in its sales location. Source reduction is a major philosophical component of Radius' design approach.
- Products are designed to last longer.
- Where products have relatively short lives, Radius makes them as small and as light as possible.
- Packaging – an unavoidable millstone – can be re-used, as in a travel case - or is very light and recyclable.
- Radius works with their major customers to reduce all shipping materials.
Radius makes all of its own products - they recycle all imperfect products and produce no waste materials. Radius controls all the materials to ensure that no heavy metals or carcinogenic substances could be part of the product. Radius does not test on animals and insist that all of their material suppliers do not. Radius' factory is recycled and started its life as the Haeffner-Dietrich Mill in Pennsylvania's Hex country circa 1863.
Radius is commited to making environmentally friendly products - their rules are:
- Make their own products and know how much energy is expended on them.
- Control the material inputs to ensure that their products contain pure and responsibly resourced materials.
- Use renewable resource materials whenever possible.
- Make products that last a long time.
History & Manufacturing
Radius was founded on the Caribbean island of Tortola. James O'Halloran and Kevin Foley were architects who were fascinated by the idea of a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. They were appalled at the small head, hard toothbrushes of the day. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that of compliance - people don't use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence - teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, depending on age or sex. The average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months. Radius aimed to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressure brushing and a comfortable handle, this toothbrush would let you brush lightly and accurately.
Show me the Deep End! - Manufacturing in Kutztown
By 1988, James and Kevin wanted to control their own manufacturing and bought Beck’s Mill in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. The 20,000 square foot mill, built in 1863, was restored into a very beautiful workplace, where all Radius toothbrushes are manufactured.
All through the New York years, Radius had been unhappy about other people making their toothbrush. Eventually this was the principal force that drove James and Kevin to Kutztown and to manufacture their own products. Machines were bought, bristling equipment installed, a variety of English and Belgian mechanics were sent over to tune and set up these machines. James became No. 1 manufacturing guru - Radius was in the manufacturing business and controlled its own destiny.
This decision was serendipitous – making toothbrushes is very complicated, knowledge of the process, viewed from the design standpoint, helps in creating new andinnovative solutions to the age-old problem of cleaning your teeth. Without this background James and Kevin would not have been able to develop the Scuba, Intelligent or Folding toothbrushes. The travel cases, a sizeable part of Radius' business, came from the packaging research that James and Kevin did in their own factory. Radius has become very energy conscious as a company, decisions on machine type have repercussions on energy use – their most recent machines use one quarter of the energy of the first generation. Radius has reduced water consumption by a factor of 20 in the last five years.
Travel and Personal Care Cases - Organizer
The idea for this group of products came from a buyer, who suggested that Radius leverage their expertise in making non-throw away packaging into a permanent range of travel and storage cases. Radius began with their cases for toothbrushes, razors, and soaps and have added their condom case, compact tampon case, and full tampon case since.
They have a simple design with a highly effective locking tab, to prevent opening in transit. The scalloped base increases drying area and has four high points to diminish dampness. The polypropylene material is 100% recyclable – after many years of solid service. The hinges are guaranteed for 2 million openings. The cases are made on high efficiency molding machines that consume one quarter of the power of traditional machines.
The Organizer is for all the miscellaneous knickknacks of our lives – supplements, jewelry, hobby stuff, office accessories, travel stuff, personal care, first aid – it is incredibly strong and durable, the locking pin keeps it closed on the roughest journeys. The Radius Organizer is made of the same polypropylene as the Radius Travel Cases, is 100% recyclable and will serve loyally for years.