In 1827, a young 27-year old woman, founded a small clarinet pad manufacturing business. Her name was Valentine CHANU. Her production sold very well in  the local musical instruments region. Business prospered, especially the export market.

In 1946, her son Maurice took over the reins of the company.

Roger CHANU succeeded his father and married Madeleine MARTIN, a descendent of Claude BUFFET born in 1773, brother of Rose BUFFET, a forebear of the HEROUARD & BENARD family.

In 2007, Robin CHEVRETEAU, along with the HEROUARD & BENARD company, purchased the pad manufacturing branch of the MARTIN-CHANU company, and created the RC TAMPONS MUSIQUE company.