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Global Baby Disposable Diapers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Baby Disposable Diapers in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as Associated Hygienic Products, LLC, First Quality Enterprises, Godrej Consumer Products, Kao Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Ontex International, Procter & Gamble, SCA Hygiene Products, and Uni-Charm Corp. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. MARKET DYNAMICS 4

Impact of the Recession: A Review 4

Rising Popularity of Cloth Diapers Threatens Disposable

Diaper Maket 5

Designer Diapers to Help Manufacturers Stay Afloat in Mature

Markets 5

Innovations Help Manufacturers Stay Ahead of Competition in

Developed Markets 6

Growing Preference for Training Pants 6

Emerging Markets Promise Lucrative Potential 6

Issues and Challenges 7

Concerns over Rising Use of Non-Biodegradable Diapers 7

Rising Popularity of Diapers in Developing Countries Raises

Environmental Concerns 7

Popular brands 8

Competitive Landscape 9

Market Participants 9

Table 1: World Diapers Market (2010): Percentage Market

Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 9

Table 2: Global Diaper Market (2010): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Leading Brands - Huggies Snug & Dry, Pampers

Baby Dry, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Swaddlers, Huggies

Supreme Natural Fit, Luvs Ultra Leakguards, Luvs, Huggies

Overnites, Luvs Guaranteed, Huggies Supreme, Private label,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Penetration 10

Table 3: Penetration of Disposable Diapers in Select

Countries/Regions Worldwide - 2010 (In %) 11

Advertising and Promotion 11

Entry Barriers 11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 12

Introduction 12

Disposable Diapers 12

Types of Disposable Diapers 12

Ultra-Absorbent 12

Superabsorbent 13

Regular Diapers 13

Gender-Specific Diapers 13

Biodegradable Diapers 13

Packaging 13

Evolution of Diapers 13

Diapers - The Growing Years 13

The First Disposable Diaper 13

1950s-60s Witness Product Improvements 14

Rayon Nonwoven Cover 14

Shift to PET Fiber 14

Apertured Films 14

Thermal Bonding and Polypropylene 15

Formaldehyde Concerns Spur Introduction of Alternatives 15

Components of a Diaper 15

Topsheet 15

Acquisition/Transport layers 15

Absorbent Core 16

Backsheet 16

Raw Materials 16

Overview 16

Innovations in Diaper Raw Materials 17

Superabsorbent Polymer Market 17

Table 4: Worldwide Market for Super Absorbents (2010) -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 17

Production Process 18

Diapers are Highly Patented Products 18

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 19

Toray Industries to Set up Plant in Indonesia 19

AHP to Cease Production at Vancouver Plant 19

CCC Globalcom to Acquire Minority Stake in Bambooies 19

First Quality Baby Diapers Establishes New Manufacturing Facility 20

SCA Establishes Production Facility in Russia 20

Godrej Purchases 50% Stake of SCA in Joint Venture Godrej SCA

Hygiene 20

ImPex of Doral Installs JOA Converting Line 20

Knowaste and Aico Eko to Establish Processing Plant 20

Unicharm Ventures into India and Russia 21

Childrenswear Takes Over Gerber Childrenswear 21

Unicharm Takes Over DSG 21

First Quality Acquires Covidien's Retail Products Business 21

Bottom Half Group Adds Canadian Distributor to its

Distribution Network 22

SCA to Set Up Production Facility in Russia 22

5. INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 23

Hain Celestial Acquires TenderCare 23

Kimberly-Clark Commences Construction of Plant in Moscow 23

Unicharm to Expand Production Capacity in Thailand 23

Energizer Acquires Playtex 23

Tecnicare to Open New Diaper Plant at Salvador 23

Kimberly-Clark Closes Half of Lakeview Diaper Facility 24

Health Ministry of China Orders Recall of Fungus- Infected

Diapers 24

FINE Begins Construction of New Production Plant in Iran 24

Papaellinas Introduces Huggies Diapers in Cyprus 24

Beaufort to Establish Manufacturing Plant in India 24

SCA Hygiene and Godrej Enter into a Joint Venture 25

Sindora to Acquire Majority Stake in J.M.Permata 25

Sumitomo Seika to Upgrade Himeji Plant 25

Private Group Acquires Novacare SA 25

Kimberly-Clark Acquires Outstanding Stake in Kimberly- Clark

Kenko 25

Tecnicare Invests in Diaper Machinery 26

Kimberly-Clark Defers Neenah Mill's Closure 26

Unicharm to Expand South Korean Operations Through a Joint

Venture 26

Unicharm Acquires GHI, to Produce Stretch Diaper Domestically 26

Kimberly-Clark Corp. Shuts Down Manufacturing Plant in the US 27

P&G to Build New Manufacturing Line in Existing Plant in

Philippines 27

Unicharm Corp. to Acquire Majority Stake in GHIL 27

LG Forms a Joint Venture with Unicharm Corp. 27

P&G Commences First Production Line of Diapers Manufacturing

Plant 27

CHAMP Spins Off APPP 27

Knowaste Ties Up with SGS Australia 28

SCA Acquires Drypers 28

Ontex Takes Over Diaper Production of Paul Hartmann AG 28

Kimberly-Clark Sets up Diaper Plant in Singapore 28

SCA Acquires Papeles 28

Godrej Acquires 'Snuggy' from Shogun 28

Koester and Parafix Cooperate to Produce and Distribute

Adhesives for Diapers 29

Procter & Gamble Vietnam Ltd Establishes New Manufacturing

Facility 29

Ontex Takes 100% Stake in Moltex 29

KC Acquires Lines Brand from Linostar 29

AHP Acquires Assets from Drypers 29

KC Acquires Mimo 29

Drypers Disposes Assets to DSG International 29

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS 30

P&G Introduces New Pampers Premium Diaper 30

Kimberly-Clark to Introduce Sanitary Papers and Diapers 30

Kimberly-Clark Introduces Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers 30

Gro Baby™ Launches Gro Baby Bio Soaker Pads 31

Procter & Gamble Develops Ink-Printed Substrate Web Diaper 31

Wipro Babysoft Launched Wipro Babysoft Dry Care Diapers 31

Aquabub Introduces New Nappy Ranges 31

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST 32

Ecoprogress Develops New Flushable Diaper 32

Procter & Gamble Rolls Out New Pampers 32

Kimberly-Clark Unveils Huggies Supreme® Natural Fit and Gentle

Care Diapers 32

United Enterprises Unveils Shee Shee Brand of Diapers 32

Godrej (India) Introduces Snuggy Diapers in Value Packs 33

FINE Hygienic Paper FZE Launches LIDO Super Dry Diaper 33

Kimberly-Clark Introduces New Diapers in India 33

KC Introduces New Infant and Child Care Brands 33

KC Offers New Disposable Changing Pads and Convertibles

Diaper-Pants 33

Nippon Unipac Offers EQ Dry Baby Diapers in Malaysia 33

Kimberly-Clark Launches Huggies Ultratrim Disposable Diapers 34

Aloes & Aloes Introduces New Diaper Line in Brazil 34

P & G Unveils Pampers Babysan Disposable Diapers in Argentina 34

Hartmann Introduces Fixies Maxi Disposable Diaper in Austria 34

Summit Introduces Pureen Basic Disposable Baby Diapers in

Malaysia 34

Kimberly-Clark Unveils New Huggies Supreme Diapers 34

Uni-Charm Corp Secures Patent on its New Disposable Diaper 35

Delipap Launches Luxus Walkers Pull-Up Disposable Diaper in

Finland 35

Kimberly-Clark Kenko Introduces New Night-Time Diapers in Brazil 35

Lambi Launches Bebin Maxigel Unisex Disposable Diapers in Mexico 35

Lambi Introduces Improved Happy Baby Disposable Diapers 35

Japlo Healthcare Introduces Japlo Super Thin Diapers in Malaysia 36

Tushies Baby Products Offers Gel-Free Alternative Disposable

Diapers 36

Procter & Gamble Launches Improved Disposable Diapers 36

Hartmann Expands Fixies Disposable Diapers Range 36

CVS Pharmacy Unveils New Range of Supreme Diapers 36

Procter & Gamble Introduces Pampers Swaddlers Diapers 36

Paragon Supplies Little Patriots Disposable Diapers 37

Bambo A/S Launches Bambolina Air Plus Disposable Diaper in

Denmark 37

CVS Pharmacy Introduces Ultra Soft-Stretch Diapers for Boys &

Girls 37

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 38

Associated Hygienic Products, LLC (USA) 38

First Quality Enterprises (USA) 38

Godrej Consumer Products (India) 38

Kao Corporation (Japan) 38

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (USA) 39

Ontex International (Belgium) 39

Procter & Gamble (USA) 39

SCA Hygiene Products (Sweden) 40

Uni-Charm Corp. (Japan) 40

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 41

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Baby

Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan, )Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with, Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 41

Table 6: World Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 42

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Baby Disposable Diapers

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2010 &

2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 43

10. THE UNITED STATES 44

A.Market Analysis 44

Outlook 44

Trends 44

Innovation & Alternate Marketing Strategies Gains Momentum

in a Souring Economy 44

Use of Training Pants Gains Momentum 44

High Penetration Rates Temper Growth 44

Competitive Landscape 45

Table 8: US Baby Disposable Diapers Market (2010-

Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players -

Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark Corp., and Others

(Includes Private Label) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 45

Table 9: Baby Diaper Brands in the US (2010) Percentage

Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales of Top 10 Brands through

Food, Drug and Mass Merchandiser Outlets (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 10: Leading Disposable Diaper Toilet-training Pants

in USA: Percentage Share by Dollar Sales in Drug Stores:

2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Environmental Issues 46

Strategic Corporate Developments 46

Focus on Select Major Players 47

B.Market Analytics 49

Table 11: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Baby

Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 49

Table 12: US Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

11. CANADA 51

A.Market Analysis 51

Outlook 51

B.Market Analytics 51

Table 13: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 14: Canadian Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

12. JAPAN 53

A.Market Analysis 53

Outlook 53

Competitive Scenario 53

Table 15: Leading Disposable Baby Diaper Companies in Japan

(2010) Percentage Market Share of Manufacturers In Terms of

Value Sales- Uni-Charm, Kao, P&G, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Strategic Corporate Development 53

Focus on Select Major Players 54

B.Market Analytics 55

Table 16: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 17: Japanese Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

13. EUROPE 57

A.Market Analysis 57

Outlook 57

Competition 57

Table 18: Leading Players in the Western European Diapers

Market (2010) - Percentage Breakdown for Procter & Gamble,

Kimberly-Clark, Private Label and Others (In Terms of

Sales) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Focus on Select Players 57

B.Market Analytics 59

Table 19: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Baby Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 20: European Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK &

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 21: European 15-Year Perspective for Diapers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

France, Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of Europe Markets for

Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

13a. FRANCE 62

A.Market Analysis 62

Outlook 62

Table 22: Leading Manufacturers of Baby Diapers in France

(2010) - Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for P&G,

Kimberly-Clark and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 62

B.Market Analytics 63

Table 23: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 24: French Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

13b. GERMANY 65

A.Market Analysis 65

Outlook 65

Table 25: Leading Players in the Baby Diapers Market in

Germany (2010) - Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for

P&G, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

B.Market Analytics 66

Table 26: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 27: German Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

13c. ITALY 68

Market Analysis 68

Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 29: Italian Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

13d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 70

A.Market Analysis 70

Outlook 70

Snippets 70

Table 30: Leading Diaper Brands in the UK (2010) -

Percentage Share by Revenues for P&G, Kimberly-Clark and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

B.Market Analytics 71

Table 31: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Baby

Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 71

Table 32: UK Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

13e. SPAIN 73

Market Analysis 73

Table 33: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 34: Spanish Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

13f. REST OF EUROPE 75

A.Market Analysis 75

Outlook 75

Strategic Corporate Development 75

B.Market Analytics 76

Table 35: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 36: Rest of European Historic Review for Baby

Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

14. ASIA-PACIFIC 78

A.Market Analysis 78

Outlook 78

Demographics 78

China 78

Overview 78

Demographics 79

Table 37: Potential for Baby Diapers in China (1998, 2000

& 2010) - Birth Rate and Infants (Aged below 2-years)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Competitive Analysis and Market Structure 79

Table 38: Baby Diaper Market in China (2010): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

India 80

Table 39: Indian Baby Diaper Market (2010): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players & Brands

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

New Zealand 81

Strategic Corporate Development 81

Godrej Consumer Products (India) - A Major Player 81

B.Market Analytics 82

Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 41: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

15. LATIN AMERICA 84

A.Market Analysis 84

Outlook 84

Table 42: Leading Players in the Latin American Diapers

Market (2010) - Percentage Breakdown for Kimberly-Clark

Corp., Procter & Gamble, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

Brazil 84

Table 43: Market Share of Leading Players in the Brazilian

Disposable Diapers Market: 2010 (% Share in terms of sales)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Mexico 85

Table 44: Share of Leading Players in the Mexican Diapers

Market (2010) - Kimberly, Hypermarcas and P&G (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

B.Market Analytics 85

Table 45: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Marke with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 46: Latin American Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

16. REST OF WORLD 87

A.Market Analysis 87

Outlook 87

Product Launch 87

B.Market Analytics 88

Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 48: Rest of World Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 52 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 65)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 18

Japan 9

Europe 10

France 1

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 2

Rest of Europe 6

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 19

Latin America 6

Africa 1

Middle East 2

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