Reportlinker Adds Global Baby Disposable Diapers Industry

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Baby Disposable Diapers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Baby Disposable Diapers in Millions of US$. 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 each region for the period 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 49 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, 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.

BABY DISPOSABLE DIAPERS MCP-2531

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

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

Recession Renews the Popularity of Cloth Diapers 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

Competitive Landscape 8

Market Participants 8

Table 1: World Diapers Market (2009): Percentage Market

Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 8

Penetration 8

Table 2: Penetration of Disposable Diapers in Select

Countries/Regions Worldwide - 2008 (In %) 8

Historic Statistical Findings 9

Table 3: Penetration of Diapers in Select Countries

Worldwide: Recent Past Data for 2005 (In %) 9

Advertising and Promotion 10

Entry Barriers 10

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11

Introduction 11

Disposable Diapers 11

Types of Disposable Diapers 11

Ultra-Absorbent 11

Superabsorbent 12

Regular Diapers 12

Gender-Specific Diapers 12

Biodegradable Diapers 12

Packaging 12

Evolution of Diapers 12

Diapers - The Growing Years 12

The First Disposable Diaper 12

1950s-60s Witness Product Improvements 13

Rayon Nonwoven Cover 13

Shift to PET Fiber 13

Apertured Films 13

Thermal Bonding and Polypropylene 14

Formaldehyde Concerns Spur Introduction of Alternatives 14

Components of a Diaper 14

Topsheet 14

Acquisition/Transport layers 14

Absorbent Core 15

Backsheet 15

Raw Materials 15

Overview 15

Innovations in Diaper Raw Materials 16

Superabsorbent Polymer Market 16

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) 16

Production Process 17

Diapers are Highly Patented Products 17

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 18

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

Hygiene 18

ImPex of Doral Installs JOA Converting Line 18

First Quality Baby Diapers to Establish Manufacturing Facility 18

Knowaste and Aico Eko to Establish Processing Plant 18

Unicharm to Venture into India and Russia 18

Childrenswear Takes Over Gerber Childrenswear 19

Unicharm Takes Over DSG 19

First Quality Acquires Covidien's Retail Products Business 19

Bottom Half Group Adds Canadian Distributor to its

Distribution Network 19

SCA to Set Up Production Facility in Russia 20

Hain Celestial Acquires TenderCare 20

Kimberly-Clark Commences Construction of Plant in Moscow 20

Unicharm to Expand Production Capacity in Thailand 20

Energizer Acquires Playtex 20

Tecnicare to Open New Diaper Plant at Salvador 21

Kimberly-Clark Closes Half of Lakeview Diaper Facility 21

Health Ministry of China Orders Recall of Fungus- Infected

Diapers 21

FINE Begins Construction of New Production Plant in Iran 21

Papaellinas Introduces Huggies Diapers in Cyprus 21

Beaufort to Establish Manufacturing Plant in India 22

SCA Hygiene and Godrej Enter into a Joint Venture 22

Sindora to Acquire Majority Stake in J.M.Permata 22

Sumitomo Seika to Upgrade Himeji Plant 22

Private Group Acquires Novacare SA 22

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST 23

Kimberly-Clark Acquires Outstanding Stake in Kimberly- Clark

Kenko 23

Tecnicare Invests in Diaper Machinery 23

Kimberly-Clark Defers Neenah Mill's Closure 23

Unicharm to Expand South Korean Operations Through a Joint

Venture 23

Unicharm Acquires GHI, to Produce Stretch Diaper Domestically 24

Kimberly-Clark Corp. Shuts Down Manufacturing Plant in the US 24

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

Philippines 24

Unicharm Corp. to Acquire Majority Stake in GHIL 24

LG Forms a Joint Venture with Unicharm Corp. 24

P&G Commences First Production Line of Diapers Manufacturing

Plant 24

CHAMP Spins Off APPP 25

Knowaste Ties Up with SGS Australia 25

SCA Acquires Drypers 25

Ontex Takes Over Diaper Production of Paul Hartmann AG 25

Kimberly-Clark Sets up Diaper Plant in Singapore 25

SCA Acquires Papeles 25

Godrej Acquires 'Snuggy' from Shogun 26

Koester and Parafix Cooperate to Produce and Distribute

Adhesives for Diapers 26

Procter & Gamble Vietnam Ltd Establishes New Manufacturing

Facility 26

Ontex Takes 100% Stake in Moltex 26

KC Acquires Lines Brand from Linostar 26

AHP Acquires Assets from Drypers 26

KC Acquires Mimo 27

Drypers Disposes Assets to DSG International 27

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS 28

Kimberly-Clark to Introduce Sanitary Papers and Diapers 28

Kimberly-Clark Introduces Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers 28

Gro Baby™ Launches Gro Baby Bio Soaker Pads 28

Procter & Gamble Develops Ink-Printed Substrate Web Diaper 28

Wipro Babysoft Launched Wipro Babysoft Dry Care Diapers 29

Aquabub Introduces New Nappy Ranges 29

Ecoprogress Develops New Flushable Diaper 29

Procter & Gamble Rolls Out New Pampers 29

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST 30

Kimberly-Clark Unveils Huggies Supreme® Natural Fit and Gentle

Care Diapers 30

United Enterprises Unveils Shee Shee Brand of Diapers 30

Godrej (India) Introduces Snuggy Diapers in Value Packs 30

FINE Hygienic Paper FZE Launches LIDO Super Dry Diaper 30

Kimberly-Clark Introduces New Diapers in India 31

KC Introduces New Infant and Child Care Brands 31

KC Offers New Disposable Changing Pads and Convertibles

Diaper-Pants 31

Nippon Unipac Offers EQ Dry Baby Diapers in Malaysia 31

Kimberly-Clark Launches Huggies Ultratrim Disposable Diapers 31

Aloes & Aloes Introduces New Diaper Line in Brazil 31

P & G Unveils Pampers Babysan Disposable Diapers in Argentina 32

Hartmann Introduces Fixies Maxi Disposable Diaper in Austria 32

Summit Introduces Pureen Basic Disposable Baby Diapers in

Malaysia 32

Kimberly-Clark Unveils New Huggies Supreme Diapers 32

Uni-Charm Corp Secures Patent on its New Disposable Diaper 32

Delipap Launches Luxus Walkers Pull-Up Disposable Diaper in

Finland 33

Kimberly-Clark Kenko Introduces New Night-Time Diapers in Brazil 33

Lambi Launches Bebin Maxigel Unisex Disposable Diapers in Mexico 33

Lambi Introduces Improved Happy Baby Disposable Diapers 33

Japlo Healthcare Introduces Japlo Super Thin Diapers in Malaysia 33

Tushies Baby Products Offers Gel-Free Alternative Disposable

Diapers 34

Procter & Gamble Launches Improved Disposable Diapers 34

Hartmann Expands Fixies Disposable Diapers Range 34

CVS Pharmacy Unveils New Range of Supreme Diapers 34

Procter & Gamble Introduces Pampers Swaddlers Diapers 34

Paragon Supplies Little Patriots Disposable Diapers 35

Bambo A/S Launches Bambolina Air Plus Disposable Diaper in

Denmark 35

CVS Pharmacy Introduces Ultra Soft-Stretch Diapers for Boys &

Girls 35

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 36

Associated Hygienic Products, LLC (USA) 36

First Quality Enterprises (USA) 36

Godrej Consumer Products (India) 36

Kao Corporation (Japan) 36

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (USA) 37

Ontex (Belgium) 37

Procter & Gamble (USA) 37

SCA Hygiene Products (Sweden) 38

Uni-Charm Corp (Japan) 38

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 39

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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 39

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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 40

Table 7: World 11-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 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 41

10. THE UNITED STATES 42

A.Market Analysis 42

Outlook 42

Trends 42

Innovation & Alternate Marketing Strategies Gains Momentum

in a Souring Economy 42

Use of Training Pants Gains Momentum 42

High Penetration Rates Temper Growth 42

Competitive Landscape 43

Table 8: US Baby Disposable Diapers Market (2007) -

Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players -

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

(Includes Private Label) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 43

Table 9: Leading Disposable Diaper Brands in US: Percentage

Share by Dollar Sales in Drug Stores: 2006 & 2007 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 44

Table 10: Leading Disposable Diaper Toilet-training Pants

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

2007 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 44

Table 11: Share of Leading Players and Brands in the US

Disposable Pants Segment in Terms of Dollar Sales: Kimberly

Clark, Procter & Gamble and Private Label: 2004-2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 12: Leading Disposable Diaper Brands in USA:

Percentage Share by Dollar Sales in Supermarkets, Drug

Stores and Mass Merchandisers: Recent Past data for 2005

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 13: Share of Leading Players and Brands in the US

Taped Disposable Diapers Segment in terms of Dollar Sales:

P&G, K-C, AHP and Private Label: (Recent Past Data for

2005) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Table 14: Disposable Diaper Changes as Percentage of Total:

Historic and Recent Past Data for the US (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Environmental Issues 47

B.Market Analytics 47

Table 15: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Baby

Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 47

Table 16: US Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 48

11. CANADA 49

A.Market Analysis 49

Outlook 49

B.Market Analytics 49

Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 49

Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

12. JAPAN 51

A.Market Analysis 51

Outlook 51

Competitive Scenario 51

Leading Disposable Baby Diaper Brands and Companies in

Japan, by Type - Recent Past Data for 2004 51

Table 19: Leading Disposable Baby Diaper Companies in Japan

(Recent Past Data for 2005): Percentage Market Share of

Manufacturers In Terms of Value Sales- Uni-Charm, Kao, P&G,

Daio Paper and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Production Scenario 52

Table 20: Estimated Diaper Production in Japan (1995-2005)

(In Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

B.Market Analytics 53

Table 21: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 22: Japanese Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

13. EUROPE 54

A.Market Analysis 54

Outlook 54

Competition 54

Table 23: Leading Players in the Western European Diapers

Market (2007) - Percentage Breakdown for Procter & Gamble,

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

Sales) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

B.Market Analytics 55

Table 24: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 25: 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 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Table 26: European 11-Year Perspective for Diapers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

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

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

13a. FRANCE 58

A.Market Analysis 58

Outlook 58

Table 27: Leading Manufacturers of Baby Diapers in France

(Recent Past Data for 2005) - Percentage Breakdown by Value

Sales for P&G, Private Label, Kimberly-Clark and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

B.Market Analytics 59

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

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 29: French Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

13b. GERMANY 60

A.Market Analysis 60

Outlook 60

Table 30: Leading Players of Baby Diapers in Germany

(Recent Past Data for 2005) - Percentage Breakdown by Value

Sales for P&G, Hartmann, Private Label, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 31: Disposable Diaper Brand Sales in Germany

(Historic Data for 2000) - Fixies, Ultra Dry, Extra Class,

Pampers, Baby Dry, Premiums, Playtimes, Moltex, and Own

Brand Sales (In DM Million) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 60

B.Market Analytics 61

Table 32: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 33: German Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

13c. ITALY 62

Market Analysis 62

Table 34: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 35: Italian Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

13d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 64

A.Market Analysis 64

Outlook 64

Snippets 64

Table 36: Leading Diaper Brands in the UK (2005 & 2006) -

Percentage Share by Revenues for Pampers, Huggies, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

B.Market Analytics 65

Table 37: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Baby

Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 65

Table 38: UK Historic Review for Baby Disposable Diapers

Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

13e. SPAIN 66

Market Analysis 66

Table 39: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 40: Spanish Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

13f. REST OF EUROPE 68

A.Market Analysis 68

Outlook 68

B.Market Analytics 68

Table 41: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 42: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

14. ASIA-PACIFIC 70

A.Market Analysis 70

Outlook 70

Demographics 70

China 70

Overview 70

Demographics 71

Table 43: Potential for Baby Diapers in China (1998, 2000

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

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Competitive Analysis and Market Structure 71

Table 44: Baby Diaper Market in China (2009): Percentage

Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

India 72

Table 45: Disposable Diaper Market in India (2007):

Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

New Zealand 72

B.Market Analytics 73

Table 46: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 47: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

15. LATIN AMERICA 74

A.Market Analysis 74

Outlook 74

Table 48: Leading Players in the Latin American Diapers

Market (Recent Past Data for 2005) - Percentage Breakdown

for Kimberly-Clark Corp., Procter & Gamble, Private Label

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Brazil 74

Table 49: Market Share of Leading Players in the Brazilian

Disposable Diapers Market: 2006 (% Share in terms of sales)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 50: Brazilian Diapers Market: Percentage Share by

Category (Recent Past Data for 2003) - Premium, Standard,

and Basic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 75

Table 51: Disposable Diapers Consumption in Brazil (Recent

Past Data for 2002) - Percentage Share by Geographic Region

-Southeast, South, Northeast, and Central West (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 75

Table 52: Leading Players in the Brazilian Disposable

Diapers Market (Historic Data for 2001) - Percentage Share

by Sales for Kimberly, MPC, Procter, J&J, Pompom, Aloes,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 75

Mexico 76

Table 53: Share of Leading Players in the Mexican Diapers

Market - Kimberly de Mexico, Mabesa and P&G: Recent Past

Data for 2004 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

B.Market Analytics 76

Table 54: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 55: Latin American Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

16. REST OF WORLD 78

A.MARKET ANALYSIS 78

Outlook 78

B.Market Analytics 78

Table 56: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Baby Disposable Diapers Market with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 57: Rest of World Historic Review for Baby Disposable

Diapers Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 49 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 61)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 17

Japan 9

Europe 9

France 1

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 2

Rest of Europe 5

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 17

Latin America 6

Africa 1

Middle East 2

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