Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced that its 3DEXPERIENCE Lab in Pune is enabling the Indian startup PadCare Labs to complete the loop of menstrual hygiene economy in India through safe disposal and recycling of sanitary pads. Dassault Systèmes is offering technical mentoring through the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab in Pune along with design collaborations, analysis and visualizations and formulation development using CATIA, SIMULIA, ENOVIA, 3DEXCITE, and BIOVIA applications powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
In India, the impact of disposing of 12.3 billion sanitary napkins annually is more pronounced because of the unorganised ways of municipal solid waste management and poor community collection, disposal, and transportation networks in the semi-urban areas and villages. PadCare Labs’ mission is to make modern sanitation choices safer and recyclable for women across the world and encourage inclusiveness, equality, and healthier practices in public hygiene. Their patent pending 5D technology is instant, odourless, and colourless in operation unlike traditional incinerators. The company offers a four-stage cycle of segregation at source, collection, processing and recycling of the waste.
For source-level segregation, they install PadCare Bin in individual cubicles which has a storage capacity of 30 sanitary pads. Through their patented PadCare Vap, they restrict odour and infection through the bin. The soiled pads brought to the main processing unit called “PadCare” which works on novel 5D technology and has a capacity of treating 3000 pads per day and processes the soiled pads into recyclable cellulose and plastic output. They have made paver blocks, composite material, paper packaging material out of it. They are offering their services in a convenient monthly subscription as well as institutional selling for large corporate campuses , educational institutes, hostels, banking industry, airports and private offices.
Ajinkya Dhariya, CEO and Founder at PadCare Labs, said, “We at PadCare Labs focus on leveraging science to serve women in institutions and organisations by providing safe, accessible & eco-friendly sanitary waste disposal and recycling system. We are aligned with the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs) and have developed a complete ecosystem of safe disposal of sanitary pads across key workforce hubs in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.” He added, “Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Labs offered the technical knowhow on product design, engineering and production of PadCare Bin and PadCare.”
“Biomedical waste disposal is a big issue worldwide and in India in particular. Dassault Systèmes is concerned with sustainability and recyclability, and our 3DEXPERIENCE Lab welcomes PadCare, to bring a strong positive impact and help solve this issue together,” said Frederic Vacher, Head of Innovation, Dassault Systèmes. “We commemorate this engagement in India as our contribution to #IWD2021 (International Women’s Day 2021) and we wish Ajinkya and his team success with their efforts to provide PadCare solution in corporate and government offices across India.”
PadCare Labs is the fourth Indian startup signed with the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab in Pune. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab engages with other Indian startups like Lucid Implants, Inali and Brainsight.Ai. The 3DEXPERIENCE Lab network worldwide provides disruptive startups with technology, mentoring, and networking support to accelerate their product development journey and accelerate their business cycle and go to market.