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BIS Certification For Sanitary Napkins And Disposable Baby Diapers


Overview: Sanitary Napkins BIS Certification 

The fluid lost during the menstrual cycle is collected by an absorbent material known as a hygiene napkin. It offers superior hygiene and leakage protection compared to cloth and other materials used during menstruation (shells, ashes, etc.). This standard covers specifications for disposable (disposable) sanitary napkins for outdoor use. Sanitary napkins can be customized according to the wishes of the buyer or have different shapes and models, for example without tabs or with wings. The supplier and the buyer determine the size of sanitary napkins. Sanitary napkins vary depending on absorbency, the needs of the buyer, and the characteristics of the wings.  The most important parameters of sanitary napkins are pH value, biocompatibility, biodegradability, hygiene, and the ability to withstand pressure after absorption.

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Updates Regarding BIS Certification For Baby Disposable Napkins

Ensuring the safety and quality of products such as reusable sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, and sanitary napkins is very important for personal care products. The Bureau of Indian Standards has set strict guidelines for manufacturers to follow to achieve this.

The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has issued an order requiring all sanitary napkins and diapers used in India, both domestic and imported, which have the existing BIS under the license of the Bureau of Indian Standards Mark

In short, all manufacturers of sanitary napkins and diapers, whether located in India or abroad, must now apply for a BIS license and obtain a valid BIS certificate. Certification license by the order deadline of 1 October 2024 for small and micro enterprises and 1 April 2024 for all other manufacturers.

From 1 April 2024, BIS Certification of sanitary napkins by Indian Standards IS 5405-2019 is required Women’s menstrual hygiene requires sanitary napkins because they provide comfort and protection during the period. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has formulated key rules and standards to ensure the effectiveness, safety, and quality of products sold in India. As a national standards body, BIS plays a key role in setting standards for a wide range of products, including sanitary napkins, to protect women's health and promote innovation and quality in the industry. The main purpose of BIS standards is to ensure that sanitary napkins meet specific requirements for absorbency, comfort, safety and hygiene. These requirements include material selection, level of absorbency, thickness, breathability, and absence of hazardous materials.

Scheme Of Bureau Of Indian Standards 

The Government of India created the Bureau of Indian Standards certification system as the main framework to ensure the reliability, safety, and quality of goods sold in the country. By setting strict standards and requirements that products must meet to be considered compliant, this system aims to protect the interests of consumers. BIS certification covers the entire spectrum of industrial and manufacturing activities and covers a wide range of products and industries etc, the BIS certification is necessary.

The affected standards will be implemented in 2024. BIS certification is required for many medical textiles. BIS standards IS 5405, IS 17509, IS 17514 provide a comprehensive framework with various quality requirements that diapers and sanitary napkins must meet.

Below is a summary of the affected product categories and expected launch dates, for new standards and mandatory BIS certification:

S. No. Goods or Article Indian Standards Title of Indian Standards Timeline of Implementation
1 Sanitary Napkins IS 5405:2019 Sanitary Napkins – Specification (second revision)  
2 Baby Diapers IS 17509:2021 Disposable Baby Diaper – Specification For Small & Micro Enterprises (SME) –October 1, 2024   For Others – April 1, 2024
3 Reusable Sanitary Pad IS 17514:2021 Reusable Sanitary Pad/ Sanitary Napkin/ Period Panties -Specification  
4 Shoe Covers IS 17349:2020 Medical Textiles – Shoe Covers – Specification  
5 Dental Bib/ Napkins IS 17354:2020 Medical textiles - Dental valve or napkin - Specification. April 1, 2024
6 Bedsheets and Pillow covers IS 17630:2021 Medical Textiles – Bed Sheets and Pillow Covers -Specification  

What Are The Documents Required For The BIS Certifications Of Sanitary Napkins

  • The trademark certificate is officially registered.
  • Factory registration documents.
  • Laboratory test report according to product standards.
  • Internal test means. 
  • Visual representation of the production process.  
  • Named representative details and all relevant supporting documents.

What Are The Steps Involved In The BIS Certification Process Of Baby Disposable Napkins 

  • Standard identifier: Manufacturers determine which BIS standard is applicable based on the selected product category. These standards specify the exact performance, safety, and quality requirements that a product must meet 
  • Application: Manufacturers submit an application to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for BIS certification, detailing the products’ s features, required certification marks, and specifications.
  • Factory Inspection: Infrastructure to assess compliance with quality control procedures and relevant standards, BIS inspects the manufacturers’ s factory.
  • Sample Testing: BIS obtains product samples from the manufacturer for testing at accredited testing facilities or authorized BIS laboratories. These tests evaluate various BIS standard parameters.
  • Certification decision: BIS determines whether to certify a product based on its compliance with standards and positive test results. If approved, the manufacturer receives a BIS certification license.
  • Domestic monitoring: BIS monitors the production of certified products by conducting frequent audits and market surveillance to ensure compliance with quality control procedures and standards.


The introduction of mandatory BIS-ISI certification for textile products, especially sanitary napkins and diapers, is an important step to ensure the safety, quality, and efficacy of personal care products in India. Sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, and reusable sanitary napkins must be BIS-certified to ensure the quality and safety of these personal care products. BIS-certified manufacturers offer high-quality products. The BIS-ISI certification system for medical textiles is a key tool for building consumer confidence, promoting industrial responsibility, and ensuring the well-being of those who use these important products for their health and hygiene needs.

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