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timeline
1921 BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages make their first appearance on the market. 1921 image
1924 BAND-AID® Brand introduces the first machine-made adhesive bandage.  They are completely sterilized. 1924 image
1940 The little red string used to open BAND-AID® Brand wrappers makes its first appearance. 1940 image
1942 Millions of adhesive bandages go overseas as part of the war effort. 1942 image
1951 BAND-AID® Brand Plastic Strips are introduced. 1951 image
1956 BAND-AID® Brand introduces the first decorated adhesive bandage. 1956 image
1957 The BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages manufacturing plant was built in North Brunswick, New Jersey and adhesive bandages have been made there ever since. 1957 image
1958 BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are first produced in sheer vinyl. 1958 image
1963 Adhesive bandages go into space with the Mercury astronauts. 1963 image
1971 Before she was Suddenly Susan, Brooke Shields appears in a BAND-AID® Brand television commercial. 1971 image
1975 Before Tootsi, before Mr. Mom, a young Terri Garr appears in BAND-AID® Brand television commercial. 1975 image
1975 Before Saturday Night Fever, before Grease, John Travolta appears in a BAND-AID® Brand television commercial. 1975 image
1982 Chris Evert, three-time Wimbeldon and six-time U.s. Open champion, appears in a BAND-AID® Brand television commercial. 1982 image
1988 Perestroika arrives in Eastern Europe and so does BAND-AID® Brand. 1988 image
1994 BAND-AID® Brand Sport Strip™  Adhesive Bandages are introduced. 1994 image
1996 75th Anniversary 1996 image
1997 Introduction of BAND-AID® Brand Antibiotic Adhesive Bandages, the first ever adhesive bandage to have specially formulated ointment right on the pad. 1997 image
2000 BAND-AID® Brand Advanced Healing Strip is the lates generation in wound care available to consumers. 2000 image
2001 Over one hundred billion BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have been made to date... and band-aid.com is launched! 2001 image
2002 - Introduction of a revolutionary new concept from BAND-AID® Brand - the Liquid Bandage that promotes fast healing on contact.
2003 - BAND-AID® Brand introduces SCAR HEALING, a hospital technology that's clinically proven to flatten and fade red and raised scars, now available to consumers.
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