Sanitary Napkin comes under Nonwoven fabrics which as a whole come under technical textile. The functions of sanitary napkins are to absorb and retain menstrual fluid, and isolate menstrual fluids from the body. Important and desired properties are: no leakage, no unaesthetic appearance or color, no odor, no noise, stay in place, comfortable to wear (thin body shape), and a high level of hygiene. Technical textiles are defined as textile materials and products used primarily for their technical performance and functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics. Some example of technical textile is as follows:
- Fabrics- Reinforcement for composites, cushioning, fillings, electrical components, Insulation, Sports equipment, toys.
- Yarn types product-Sutures, Ropes, Fishing gears, shoe components, swings, etc.
There are several different types of disposable sanitary pads:
Panty Liner: Designed to absorb daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow, “spotting”, slight urinary incontinence, or as a backup for tampon use.
Ultra-thin: A very compact (thin) sanitary pad, which may be as absorbent as a Regular or Maxi/Super pad but with less bulk.
Regular: A middle range absorbency sanitary pad.
Maxi/Super: A larger absorbency pad, useful for the start of the menstrual cycle when menstruation is often heaviest.
Night: A longer pad to allow for more protection while the wearer is lying down, with absorbency suitable for overnight use.
Maternity: These are usually slightly longer than a maxi/Super pad and are designed to be worn to absorb lochia (bleeding that occurs after childbirth).
Sanitary Napkins are exclusively used by adult girls & Ladies around the world during their menstrual periods as a means of maintaining physical aid & to avoid wetting or staining of the clothes. Sanitary Napkin is not reasonable & it is to be thrown away only. When it is saturated with wet liquids.
The global Sanitary Napkin Market is expected to register a double-digit CAGR of 5.2% by 2023. Female hygiene and health are major concerns across the world. Sanitary napkin is an absorbent item used by a woman during her menstruation cycle. Sanitary napkins are made of cellulose, plastic, and cotton. Manufacturers are expected to focus on untapped rural markets and increase their CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities related to women's hygiene.