If you’ve always wondered how adhesive bandages were made, then check out this interesting “How it’s Made” segment. Video after the jump.

An adhesive bandage usually has an absorbent pad (often medicated with antiseptic) covered by woven fabric, plastic, or latex rubber which has an adhesive. The plaster is applied such that the pad covers the wound (but does not stick to the wound), and the fabric or plastic sticks to the surrounding skin to hold the dressing in place and prevent dirt from entering the wound

If you’ve always wondered how adhesive bandages were made, then check out this interesting “How it’s Made” segment. Video after the jump.

An adhesive bandage usually has an absorbent pad (often medicated with antiseptic) covered by woven fabric, plastic, or latex rubber which has an adhesive. The plaster is applied such that the pad covers the wound (but does not stick to the wound), and the fabric or plastic sticks to the surrounding skin to hold the dressing in place and prevent dirt from entering the wound