World Statistics for baby diapers* (* updated Jan, 2012) 7 Billion people live in our planet today. 129.6 Million babies were born in 2011. 326 Million babies between 0 to 30 Months live today. 342 million diapers will be changed today (Jan 25) World market penetration for disposable diapers today is 21% One third of the world remains with < 2% market penetration. Only 8.5% of the world with market penetration >90% About 817 baby diaper machines are running today.
Elastic Side PanelsF: 100 mm X 100 mmB: 140 mm X 130 mm“Loopless System" Lycra Slip-On Confidential
KC’s Little Movers Slip On - Data Instead of Spandex it uses an exclusive elastomeric material extruded in threads apparently manufactured on an Off-Line centralized site and then shipped all over the world to all its factories. The total GSM of the side panels is 125 GSM while relaxed and 40 GSM while extended. Elastic material is used at 24 GSM while Relaxed or 8 GSM stretched. Maximum elongation is 500% versus 300% for Spandex. Retractile force is about 40% of Spandex, you need more threads. It may be less expensive than other commercial side panels in the market Confidential
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What is the biggest diaper market with an unmet need today?Incontinence Diapers for those with Limited Mobility
Adult Incontinence: a new perspective Medical literature usually classify Incontinence in subgroups: Stress, Urge, Overflow, Mixed, and Bowel Incontinence. 31 million people in the US have Incontinence: 26 MM have urinary incontinent and 5 MM are bowel incontinent. It is estimated that 1/10 of the world population is incontinent. Let us explore incontinence by looking at it from the perspective of the users and not their urinary condition: Active Adults; and Bedridden or Wheelchair patients. How much risk do each have in relation to Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)?
Incontinence and Limited Mobility When an Active adult is wet, he/she is capable of changing the diaper. This action results in minimal risk of irritation to the skin and minimal IAD; being active helps to have healthy skin, for sure somewhat compromised with age. Babies are constantly cared by their parents, in addition they have the most elastic skin; because its young, baby’s skin is more resistant to damage than any other. Bedridden Adults and people in Wheelchairs are several times more prone to skin infections and IAD than babies or Active Adults due to weaker skin, the lack of mobility (pressure sores), and less overall care or attention.
Who needs the better diaper?Who is using the best diaper?
The Diaper Paradox Only those who do not have alternatives, such as bedridden, or those who are in wheelchairs or hospitalized in intensive care, will be the only ones forced to use a diaper, they do not have a valid alternative. Most of these bedridden patients end up in Institutions. Institutional US diapers are close to being the worst in the world. The Paradox: People that require the best diapers many times end up using the worst performance products just because of government regulations. Many times the cost of skin control medications is by far more expensive than the cost of the diapers, many times the patience die because of skin infection that started with IAD. Using under-beds as a treatment for frequent or regular incontinence is a solution that denigrates users, in my opinion, they should be banned of this use.
What can be done? A new national health regulation is needed, it must be based on the needs of each kind of institutional patient, active and non active. Diapers designed for adults without mobility should be much drier than commercial diapers and also provide the required pH to help the skin with an acidic 4.5 pH and a low friction surface. A good solution is a diaper with an acidic top-layer separated from the alkaline poly-acrylate liquid retention region. This could be either curly fiber or a specially made ADL. (BMC Geriatr, France Nov 2010). Wetness in the diaper increases the toxicity of fecal incontinence as solid feces dissolve. Wetness is the most important cause of IAD, it is also the origin of main discomfort due to heath exchange from the body to the cold urine. Removing the urine from the diaper helps to eliminate the problem. What is the industry doing ?
Humany Unicharm A robot costing more than $1,284 USD per unit. Each disposable diaper has a cost of $3 Designed for adult male users…. What about females? There are 3 Females for every male with incontinence. Uses an electronic sensor and a pump. Is this a good solution? Is there a better alternative? FOR SURE!! A new diaper that may cost less than a regular commercial diaper!
(2) (1)A suction cup made of rigid material (magnets attached with a cord) Why a 1,320 solution when you can do the same with $9.99
Right idea….wrong approach Vacuum Dry Diaper was the wrong name! It is not a theoretical idea it is a proven concept We showed working prototypes at the Idea show in Miami. We demonstrated our concept to many companies… It works! The industry reacted in a defensive way… threatened… What we have invented is not a diaper it is a PDT: Personal Disposable Toilet The best solution yet for adult incontinence without mobility
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