Updated on January 10, 2024


Created on October 22, 2020

Sanitary Napkin Incinerator

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The Sanitary Napkin Incinerator disposes of sanitary napkins by burning the pads and converting it into ash.

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Product Description

The Sanitary Napkin Incinerator manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited disposes of sanitary napkins by burning the pads and converting them into ash.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is nominated for installation in various locations as instructed by Government of India bodies. This includes the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in various factories across India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

This product is implemented by various Government of India bodies and other organisations in coordination with the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

In 2018, an indicated 150 products were procured in the state of Himachal Pradesh for Government Degree Colleges and Government Senior Secondary Schools.

Capacity (kg)

~0.15 – 0.2 kg

Type of energy


Energy Requirement (kWh)

1.25 kWh

Run-time (min)

45-60 min

Design Specifications

The Sanitary Napkin Incinerator is a wall mountable device designed to burn napkins to less than 1 g per napkin. It is a composed of a powder-coated steel body with ceramic insulation and thermal protection. Summary of technical specifications is listed below:

  • 15-20 pads per cycle
  • Mode of operation: Automatic
  • Dimensions: 270 x 250 x 600 mm
  • Insulation: Thermal ceramic sheet with glass wool of 5 mm thickness
  • Voltage: 220 V
  • Amp: 6 A
  • Wattage: 1,250 W
  • Heater: Ceramic heater

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

Provided by the manufacturer



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The product is designed to ensure easy and safe disposal of napkins. This includes complete disposal of napkin by burning, self-disposal by user by directly putting napkin into incinerator, and eco-friendly disposal. It is designed to burn 150 to 200 napkins per day, and produce less than 1 g of ash per napkin.

Vetted Performance Status



Potential hazards related to operation of this product include exposure to electrical risks and burning. Product is equipped with ceramic insulation for thermal protection, automatic temperature maintenance, and auto thermal cut-off for safety of user.

Complementary Technical Systems

The manufacturer also sells automatic vending machines for individuals to purchase sanitary napkins and other products.

Academic Research and References

Bhagawat, C., Satish, M., Jamdadeamar, and Tamboli, S., 2019, Manufacturing of Cost Efficient Sanitary Napkins Incinerator Machine. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development 9 (3) 803-812.

PTI, 2016, Sanitary napkin vending machines to come up in 150 schools. Indian Express. 

IANS, 2015, Vending machines for sanitary pads installed in West Bengal. Indian Express.

Goal 6. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6


Compliance with regulations

The product is certified under ISO9001:2008. The exhaust gas satisfies the Municipal Solid Waste Management 2016/CPCB guidelines.  

Evaluation methods


Other Information

The exhaust gas satisfies the Municipal Solid Waste Management 2016/CPCB guidelines.  

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