The low cost mini sanitary napkin manufacturing machine, a revolutionary concept among the high cost complicated machines now in use, will be of immense benefit to ladies SHGs and aspiring women entrepreneurs. In this machine, wood fiber (raw material) is defibrated, core formed and sealed with soft touch sensitive heat control, giving the final shape of the napkins. The machine requires single phase electricity for 1HP drive, can be accommodated in a space of 3.5 meters X 3.5 meters and will produce 1500 pads per day .
The sanitary napkins made out of this machine were distributed on trial basis among women who are used to other expensive napkins available in the market. The feed back from them has been extremely satisfactory, many of them expressing the opinion that they did not find any difference.
Banks and financial lending institutions will find it easier to finance this cottage industry.