In the most "mysterious" factory in the world, employees need to wear diapers and they will be expelled from the toilet. What kind of company treats employees so harshly? You can't even go to the toilet. Is it a secret service organization dispatching secret missions so mysterious? In fact, it is a food processing plant in the United States.（Click to share to LinkedIn）
The main food produced here is biscuits. The most important thing in the production of food is safety. If the hygienic quality of the product does not meet the standard, it will bring panic to the society. As the saying goes, diseases are imported from the mouth. If the factory's food goes wrong, it may cause physical harm to consumers, economic losses to the company, and a series of adverse consequences.
With regard to food safety issues, the United States has always attached great importance to and maintains high standards. The US health department has very strict inspections on corporate products. Therefore, this American food processing plant dare not take it lightly. Diapers, not being able to go to the toilet during work, etc., sound very unkind, but this can minimize the probability of hygiene problems and strictly ensure food safety.（Click to share to Facebook）
Market analysis of diapers
Diapers are disposable products that can be discarded after one-time use. They are made of non-woven fabrics, toilet paper, fluff pulp, polymer absorbent resin, PE film, rubber bands and other materials. There are two types for infants and adults.
The demand for diapers in Europe and the United States has always been large. In recent years, with the improvement of people’s consumption levels, the demand for diapers in many developing countries has gradually increased. The delivery of diapers to babies and disabled and semi-disabled adults has gradually become a trend. The market penetration rate of the diaper industry continues to increase.
From 2012 to 2018, the overall sales of diapers in the Chinese market maintained a continuous growth trend. In 2018, affected by the decline in the number of new births that year, the total sales volume of China's diaper market was 34.079 billion pieces, a year-on-year increase of 1.37%, and the growth rate dropped significantly.（try Suntech wet Wipes machine）
Due to factors such as the high market penetration rate of baby diapers, the market sales of baby diapers are significantly higher than that of adult diapers. In 2018, the sales volume of baby diapers was 31.743 billion pieces, while the sales volume of adult diapers was 2.336 billion pieces. Although it increased significantly from the previous year, its product sales were relatively small due to its insufficient market penetration.
Aging population stimulates market demand for adult diapers
The current population aging problem is serious, and it has entered an aging society in a full sense. In 2018, China's population over 65 years old reached 167 million people, accounting for 11.9% of the population. There were more than 40 million disabled and semi-disabled elderly people who needed nursing care. The market penetration rate of adult diapers in China is still relatively low compared to other countries. Low. If calculated on the basis of a global market penetration rate of 12%, the Chinese adult diaper market is nearly tens of billions. The global diaper market will be even larger.
Prospects for the development of diapers: consumption upgrade and population aging will further stimulate market demand in the industry. Consumer consumption upgrades will drive the penetration rate of the diaper market to further increase. The aging population will generate a huge demand for annual incontinence products. It is expected that the demand for diapers will remain in the next 5 years Continued growth, affected by the decline in the birth rate, the growth rate of the diaper market is expected to slow down. In 2019, the market size of diaper demand is expected to be 49.4 billion yuan, and it is expected to grow to about 63 billion yuan by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 5%.
What kind of diapers are absorbent?
The most important thing about diapers is the core. The quality of the core directly determines the water absorption and air permeability of the diaper. The quality of different cores varies greatly. It is not only measured by the water absorption standard. Modern diapers can be roughly divided into four types according to the inner core:
1. Wood pulp core (fluff pulp)
The wood pulp core is formed by mixing wood pulp and polymer water-absorbing resin, without delamination.
The wood pulp core diapers use wood pulp fibers to comb the urine into the absorbent core, and then lock the urine through the strong water-locking properties of the polymer material, also known as the absorbent primer itself, so that the surface of the diaper can absorb a certain amount Keep dry after the urine.
Due to the existence of wooden paddles, there is always no way to solve some of the faults in the formation. However, due to the excellent combing performance of wood pulp fiber on urine, it is widely used in some international big brand diaper products.
Water absorption: ★★★★
Qituo fault: ★
2. Double core (second generation core)
The structure of the double core is similar to the laminate (the polymer absorbent primer layer and the wood pulp layer are like layers of flat paper, plus non-woven fabric). The laminated structure makes the double-core diaper not loosely structured like the composite structure of polymer and wood pulp, which increases the water absorption and optimizes the structural design.
The wood pulp layer uses wood pulp fibers to comb the urine into the core, and then absorbs it through the polymer water-absorbing primer layer. The double layer has strong water absorption capacity and large water absorption.
Because of the laminated structure and non-woven fabric, the double-core diaper will feel soft.
Water absorption: ★★★★★
Qituo fault: ★★★
3. Glue core (third-generation core)
The glue wood pulp core is formed by mixing hot melt glue, non-woven fabric and polymer water-absorbing resin, with layering.
Glue core The diaper core body contains a large amount of polymer to ensure the absorption capacity of the diaper. After absorbing water, the whole diaper will expand. Due to the glue, it will be flat and not lumpy, and it can maintain its original shape after absorbing liquid.
Because diapers expand as a whole after absorbing water, they have poor air permeability after absorbing water. Excessive heat and humidity will make the baby's butt uncomfortable. Factories with insufficient technical capabilities will leave behind the smell of glue or diapers will harden after absorbing water, and the production cost will be higher.
Water absorption: ★★★★
Qituo fault: ★★★★
4. Braided core
Woven core diapers are made of breathable, flexible, and moisture-proof materials weaving supplemented with high-quality wood pulp into a specific structure, then filled with polymer absorbent primers, and a special surface layer is used on the outside.
The non-laminated structure of the woven core is very thin, and the filled polymer absorbent primer has a significant effect on water absorption and moisture resistance. The specific braided structure will not swell up after absorbing water to swell, and the diversion effect is good.
Compared with the second-generation and third-generation diapers, the outstanding advantage of the woven core is the higher cost.
Water absorption: ★★★★
Qituo fault: ★★★★
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