Sanitary Napkins Manufacturing Unit Set-Up

Sanitary Napkins Manufacturing Unit Set-Up

Today India is in the race of being developed and the citizens are the only ones who can make it a developed country so every citizen and government must make a healthy and prosperous nation. In this direction, the most important work is to provide sanitary napkins to every woman especially in the villages as women are illiterate. They either don’t ask for pads or they are not provided. Hence, they end up harming themselves. They use scraps of dirty and unhygienic clothes which first cause irritation and after repeated use, they result in major infections in the vaginal area. So, it’s necessary to make pads on a large scale for poor women and provide them monthly at low costs.

People can easily make sanitary pads at home at low costs and can also provide to the needy who cannot make pads. For the manufacturing of sanitary napkins, mainly raw materials that are used are laid paper or wood pulp, Tissue with SAP, PE films, glues, and release papers are used for making sanitary napkins. They can use recycled tin boxes or low-cost iron boxes and plates to decrease the manufacturing cost.

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The pad making machine can be devised at a low cost that could be operated with minimal training. A single machine is used to source the processed pine wood pulp from a supplier and the machine would grind, de-fibrate, press and sterilize the pads under ultraviolet rays before packaging them for sale.

Requirements for the Sanitary Napkins Manufacturing:

For the set-up of sanitary napkins, approximately 400 square feet of room is required. Here are basics machinery and accessories would be required for setting up the business:

  • De-fiberation machine for grinding wood
  • Core forming machine to form napkin core.
  • Soft-touch sealing machine.
  • Napkin core dyes.
  • UV treatment unit.
  • Weighing scale.
  • Work tables.


  • Firstly, wood pulp is purchased in a commercially available sheet form.
  • Then de fibrates to the wood pulp on the de fiberation machine by the user of a carbon steel blade which de fibrates the wood pulp to a required filament length of 1-1.5mm.
  • Then, the wood pulp is de fibrate then it’s fed into the core-forming machine to compress the pulp into a required share of napkins. This process is done without any automation.
  • Then the formed wood pulp cores are wrapped by a non-woven fabric and are sealed by sensitive impulse sealing method.
  • Finally, on the napkins the position sticker is pasted.

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For the past years, most of the raw materials are now manufactured in India that decrease the lead time significantly. Raw materials such as air-laid paper or wood pulp, tissue with SAP, PE films, glue, and release paper are used for making sanitary napkins. There are OXO biodegradable raw materials replacement for the plastic components is also available in India. Depending on the price for the end customer they can choose from a variety of raw materials options.


  • Top sheets.
  • Air laid.
  • Construction glue.
  • SAP
  • Back sheet.
  • Position glue.
  • Release paper.

Women’s or girls in rural areas highly needs for a cheap sanitary napkin due to lower cost of sanitary napkins and rising hygiene awareness. This small manufacturing unit can be started from a very small-scale level with minimum resources and manpower. The Indian government is highly supportive of empowering small-scale industries and women empowerment. Anyone can get financial assistance through Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Yojana (PMGEP) and if any women are willing to get the loan under this scheme then an additional subsidy is given under this yojana.

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