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A modern day invention of A Muruganandam from Coimbatore, who won the national award for his scientific innovation. A Sanitary Manufacturing unit. Further details check

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Sanitary napkins manufacturing unit

  1. - From sanitary napkins to women’s empowerment Underprivileged women can Stay Free An initiative by Jayaashree Industries ,Coimbatore 641 108
  2. Agenda
  3. Introduction & Overview <ul><li>Jayaashree Industries was founded by Muruganantham A, a grassroots innovator in May 2006 with a long-term vision to innovate on behalf of the masses and a medium-term vision to produce absorbent solutions for them. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the market for sanitary napkins in India? </li></ul><ul><li>Can napkins be made affordable to rural women? </li></ul><ul><li>Wouldn’t it be nice if women became the primary stakeholders in the napkin-making market? </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to facilitating hygiene and delivering dignity, can the napkin-making market empower women and enrich society? </li></ul>
  4. Manufacturing process <ul><li>The process of manufacturing has 3 stages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>De-fibration. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core formation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soft-touch sealing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The tools used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are Gandhian in nature – as much “machines” as the charkha , the pestle or the grindstone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not require muscular strength. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be mastered within 1 day. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An NGO catering to the mentally-challenged is considering this model for its inmates! </li></ul><ul><li>The process has been patented </li></ul>
  5. Manufacturing process <ul><li>Operation </li></ul><ul><li>The cellulose raw-material is put into the container and the lid is closed </li></ul><ul><li>The motor is run for a few minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Material </li></ul><ul><li>A stainless steel container with a lid </li></ul><ul><li>A small motor that whips the international-grade raw-material </li></ul><ul><li>Works like a “mixie” </li></ul>Duration: 1 - 2 minutes <ul><li>End result </li></ul><ul><li>The compressed core material becomes fluffy and uniform </li></ul><ul><li>The material is ready to be made into napkins. </li></ul>Stage 1 – De-fibration
  6. Manufacturing process <ul><li>Operation </li></ul><ul><li>The core material is spread within the mould by hand </li></ul><ul><li>The mould is properly positioned </li></ul><ul><li>The lever is pulled manually and this compresses the core material </li></ul><ul><li>The mould is removed </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Material </li></ul><ul><li>A napkin-shaped mould. </li></ul><ul><li>Hand- or leg-operated lever. </li></ul><ul><li>A spring-loaded press. </li></ul>Duration: 0.5 minute <ul><li>End result </li></ul><ul><li>The core of the napkin is formed </li></ul><ul><li>This core is ready for use in the next stage </li></ul>Stage 2 – Core formation
  7. Manufacturing process <ul><li>Operation </li></ul><ul><li>The core is wrapped in an outer cover and sealed along its length by pulling the heat-sealing press. </li></ul><ul><li>The ends of the napkin are sealed similarly. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Material </li></ul><ul><li>Heat-sealing press to seal the length and the ends of the napkin. </li></ul><ul><li>Lights and sound to indicate end of operation. </li></ul>Duration: 0.5 minute <ul><li>End result </li></ul><ul><li>The napkin is ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality comparable to the multinational napkin. </li></ul>Stage 3 – Soft-touch sealing
  8. Manufacturing process <ul><li>Operation </li></ul><ul><li>The finished napkin is placed within the UV Unit to ensure utmost hygiene. </li></ul><ul><li>That done, the quality of the napkins is checked before they are packed in Branded covers. </li></ul><ul><li>The covers are heat sealed. </li></ul><ul><li>End result </li></ul><ul><li>The napkin packets are ready for sale . </li></ul><ul><li>Tools & Material </li></ul><ul><li>U V Unit that is in the shape of a microwave. </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic sealing equipment. </li></ul>Duration: 1 minute Post-production UV Sterilization and Packaging
  9. Financials <ul><li>Base Investment – Capital </li></ul>Description Cost (INR) Cost of machine 80,000 Transport 15,000 Installation and Training 3,000 Total Cost (Initial Investment) 98,000 Other Investment Cost (INR)   Electronic Weighing Machine 3,500 UV Sterilizer 11,700 Packet sealing machine 2,000 Total Cost (Other Investment) 17,200
  10. Financials contd. Unit owner – financials Cost of Raw material Rs.20,000 - 38,000 (depending on demand) Weight of napkin sizes produced 8,10 and 12 grams Number of napkins produced per month 12,000 - 37,000 Nos. Number of workers employed 2 – 6 (full time workers) Rent, power, sales & marketing, misc expenses per month Rs.3,000 Cost per napkin (all inclusive) Rs.1.15 – Rs.1.66 Wholesale price per packet (containing 8 napkins) Rs.17 Net Profit per month (average) Rs. 10,000
  11. Advantages & Benefits <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Emulates a Gandhian “ Small is Beautiful” model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low initial capital. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ROI within 18 to 24 Months. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Already a proven business model – sustainable in all dimensions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Machinery. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anybody can manufacture the napkins! </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers the underprivileged by offering a sustainable livelihood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3-10 women can find employment in a single unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes an essential commodity available to all: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better hygiene leads to better health. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dignity becomes affordable! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indirect impact— </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves socioeconomic indicators. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates close-knit communities. </li></ul></ul>
  12. Contact for further enquiries <ul><li>Jayaashree Industries </li></ul><ul><li>S F No 577 , K N G Pudur Road </li></ul><ul><li>Somayampalayam Post </li></ul><ul><li>Coimbatore 641 108 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile 92831 55128, 94422 24069 </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Mr.A.Muruganantham </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web site : </li></ul>