The Mini Sanitary Napkin Making Machine is a low-cost solution for making sanitary napkins, while benefiting Ladies Self Help Groups (SHGs) and aspiring women entrepreneurs. The machine defibrates wood fiber, forming a core that is then sealed with soft-touch sensitive heat control, which creates the final contoured shape of the product.
The machine requires single phase electricity for a one horsepower drive. It can fit within a space of 3.5X3.5 meters, and can produce two napkins per minute. The SHGs and entrepreneurs that manufacture sanitary napkins can create repetitive markets in their own areas, which enable them to expand their business and improve their livelihoods.
Arunachalam Muruganantham, founder of Jayaashree Industries, was forced to discontinue his education due to family problems, and as a result was employed as an assistant in a welding workshop.
With a clear vision to think forward and analyze realities on the ground, Mr. Muruganandam Arunachalam found that many women in rural areas still use clothes for their menstural periods, which is highly unhygienic. This is largely due to the prohibitively high prices of commercial sanitary napkins.
After a four-year study, Mr. Muruganandam succeeded in designing a sanitary napkin machine for a fraction of the cost of industrialized solutions.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: India
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes