Sanitary napkin, a universally needed product,
Muruganantham has developed a set of four different small machines namely de-fiberation unit, core forming unit, sealing unit and UV sanitizing unit, which reduce the cost of production making Sanitary Napkins affordable to all. The production rate using manually operated machine set is 900 to 1000 napkins/day while with semi automatic machine set it is 3000 napkins/day (production efficiency may vary depending upon the skill & speed of operators). The machines are easy to operate and maintain. In the first stage, by using defiberation unit, the raw material in the form of wood fiber is de-fibred to produce soft pulp. In second stage, de-fibered pulp is given required shape of the napkin in core forming units operated by a foot pedal. The third stage involves sealing the pads. The fourth stage involves passing the sealed pads through a dedicated Sterilization unit. Once the sterilization is complete, the pads are ready for the finishing operations consisting of trimming, position strip fixing, packing and dispatch.
Link: It requires manpower of 3 to 4 to operate the machine set. Five step procedure for manufacturing a sanitary napkin Sanitization is through UV lights De-fibered unit is powered by 1 HP Motor and sealing units requires 40 watts power. De-fibered size of wood pulp filament: 1-1.5 mm.
Manufacturing Capacity: c) Sub-contracting, e) Franchising