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The present study has been undertaken with two objectives, namely developing a laboratory test method to measure the absorbency of absorbent layers and investigating the properties and performance of pearl millet fluff (PMF) as an absorbent web of sanitary napkins using commercially available polypropylene and polyethylene as top and back layer respectively. The results indicate that the burette method, developed to test the absorbency of the absorbent layer of the napkin, is simple, effective, and reproducible. Further, the PM fluff used as an absorbent layer in sanitary napkins is an eco-friendly and economical source for this application.


Absorbency test, Absorbent layer, Pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Sanitary napkin
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