Sigma Test & Research Center Certificates
Building Material - Civil, Refractory Materials, NDT, Ultrasonic Testing
Geo Technical Investigation, Concrete Mix , Transformer Oil, Food & Water
Nutritional Value, Pharma , Micro Biology, Shell Life, Chemicals
Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals

Testing Services

Building Material Testing

Coal Testing

Chemical Testing

Environmental Testing

Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals Testing

Food / Agro Testing

Oil & Petroleum Testing

Paper & Packaging Testing

Pesticides Testing

Processed Food Nutrition Value Testing

Soil Testing

Water Testing

Textile Testing

RoHS Compliance Testing

Diesel Testing Lab

NDT Testing

Residue Analysis

Toy Testing

Electrical Testing

Automotive Part Testing

Sanitary Napkin Testing

Thermal Resistivity Testing

Calibration Services

Lab Supplies

Analytical Balance

Calibration Weight Box

Viscosity Standards

Hardness Blocks

Process Calibrator

Stability Chamber

Home » Sanitary Napkin Testing

Sanitary Napkin Testing

Menstruation is an inevitable part of a woman's life. Good quality sanitary napkins can surely reduce the in-convenience caused by vaginal blood discharge though they cannot reduce the pain of menstruation. A sanitary napkin should pass seven basic tests: no leakage, no unaesthetic color, no odour, no noise, adhesive, comfortable and hygienic.

Any product must rely on its safety, quality and reputation to retain the loyalty of customers. Disposable sanitary napkins impact everyday life of females and a bad experience will lose you a customer.

A sanitary napkin or a sanitary towel is an absorbent item that is being used to absorb flow of blood during menstruation or any other situation by women . Both performance and comfort are a key component in the market segment of sanitary napkins. Game-changing technologies such as super absorbent pads has changed the complete scenario of sanitary hygiene.

Sanitary napkins are one-time use product and needs to be disposed after use. All females have a basic right of access to quality sanitary napkins, this is why the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has set IS-5405 to maintain safety and quality during manufacturing of these products. We perform bench testing to test product properties such as absorbency, material stiffness, abrasiveness, size, pH, material used, finishing and disposability etc.

Parameters for testing Sanitary Napkins
Absorbent fillers:
Absorbent pads have a combination of absorbent wood pulp, tissue, cotton or cellulose wading along with a super absorbent polymer (SAP). SAPs (such as, sodium acrylate) enhances fluid holding capacity of the napkin, thus preventing leakages.

Top-sheet covering:
The top sheet should be made of porous non-allergic materials like cotton sleeving, gauze and non-woven fabrics as it is in constant contact with the skin. Hence, it is necessary that the material used in the manufacturing should not cause irritation or skin reactions.

Size test:
Size of sanitary napkin vary according to the suitability and comfort of the costumer. Commonly three sizes of sanitary napkins are available in the market, regular, large and extra large. Under IS 5405, dimensions for all the three sizes have been defined including the length, width and thickness.

Finishing Test:
The surface of sanitary napkins need to be smooth and even. It must be soft and comfortable with even distribution of the absorbent fillers at correct points.

Disposability test:
Accumulation of non-biodegeradable waste has always been a threat to the environment. We test sanitary napkins for their disposability by immersing it in 15 litres of water and observing for disintegration as per the standards.

pH test:
The pH of sanitary napkins should remain neutral; neither acidic nor alkaline. This is because vagina has a natural pH and any disbalance can lead to urine-realted infections.

The covering used in the napkin should be non-allergic and the adhesive used in them must not leave any mark or stain.

A sanitary napkin should be tested for its resistance to mechanical penetration i.e., the force required to rupture it. This procedure is also called Ball Burst procedure.

Some other tests can be performed on sanitary napkins such as flexibilty test, packaging test and marking test.

Yes! I am interested

Building Material Testing | Coal Testing | Chemical Testing | Environmental Testing | Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals Testing | Food / Agro Testing | Oil & Petroleum Testing
Paper & Packaging Testing | Pesticides Testing | Processed Food Nutrition Value Testing | Soil Testing  | Water Testing | Textile Testing | RoHS Compliance Testing
Diesel Testing Lab | NDT Testing | Residue Analysis | Toy Testing | Electrical Testing | Automotive Part Testing | Sanitary Napkin Testing | Thermal Resistivity Testing
Lab Supplies
Analytical Balance | Viscosity Standards | Hardness Blocks | Process Calibrator | Stability Chamber
Home  |  About Us  |  Testing Services  |  Calibration Services  |  Contact Us  |  Company Video  |  Enquiry
Member © Sigma Test & Research Center. All Rights Reserved (Terms of Use)
Developed and Managed by IndiaMART InterMESH Limited

Looking for Product Name ?