Adult diapers are used to retain and absorb large capacity of liquid (urine) and to support patients suffering from urinary incontinence. It is also used for patients suffering from health conditions such as dementia, mobility impairment, and others. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control or leaking urine, which occurs due to weakening of bladder muscles. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2019, twice the amount of women suffer from urinary incontinence as compared to men and more than 4 out of 10 women at the age of 65 and older suffer from urinary incontinence. Incontinence care products such as adult diapers are available for patients suffering from conditions including diarrhea and dementia, among others and geriatric population.
Global Adult Diaper Machines Market – Dynamics
Leading manufacturers in the global adult diaper machines market are focused on launching new technology, for the benefit of the patients using adult diapers. For instance, on January 7, 2020, MONIT Smart Care Solutions launched MONIT elderly care system, an adult diaper sensing solution for seniors, which can be attached to the outside of the adult’s diaper by the caregiver. The sensor can send a notification to as many as five caregivers for changing the diaper of the patient. Therefore, such technology will inculcate new ideas for the manufacturers to manufacture advanced adult diapers in the near future.
Moreover, many acquisitions have taken place in the recent past in the global adult diapers machines market for the development and introduction of new products. For instance, in 2019, Unicharm Corporation acquired DSG International, a company manufacturing diapers and operating in Southeast Asia, which has led to the expansion of the Unicharm Corporation business in the Southeast Asia market. The company is also planning to introduce new production plants in countries such as Japan and others.
Global Adult Diaper Machines Market – Restraints
Market players are engaged in inorganic activities such as acquisitions in order to develop and launch new ultrasound technology, where wearing a diaper is not required. This factor is expected to restrain the global adult diaper machines market growth over the forecast period. For instance, on April 1, 2020, Essity AB acquired Novioscan B.V, which led to the addition of Novioscan ultrasound technology to the Essity AB product portfolio. The Novioscan B.V’s product, a wearable band ultrasound sensor, SENS-U, which directly measures the level of urine in the urinary bladder and sends a notification to the user in order to empty their bladder in time. Therefore, the use of ultrasound technology does not require the use of diapers.
Low awareness and social stigma associated with the use of incontinence products are some of the major factors that are expected to hamper growth of the market, globally.
Global Adult Diaper Machines Market – Regional Insights
Europe is expected to hold dominant position in the global adult diaper machines market, owing to the launch of new diaper production units in the region. For instance, on May 6, 2020, Biosphere Corporation launched a production facility for adults and babies diapers in Ukraine. The facility is expected to produce 18,000,000 diapers per month. Furthermore, the company donated first 300,000 diapers to hospitals and other needy people.
Asia Pacific is also an emerging market, as the manufacturers are indulged in the launch of new production facilities in the region. For instance, in 2017, Nobel Hygiene Pvt Ltd. expanded their production capacity by launching a manufacturing facility in North India, either in NCR Delhi or Uttar Pradesh, for manufacturing more adult diapers and baby diapers due to the increasing demand from the population. Moreover, in 2016, Nobel Hygiene Pvt. Ltd. launched its new manufacturing site in Nashik, Maharashtra. The company targeted to manufacture around 20 lakh pieces of diapers each day by launching new manufacturing units.
Global Adult Diaper Machines Market – Competitive Landscape
Global Adult Diaper Machines Market – Taxonomy
On the basis of product type, the global adult diaper machines market is segmented into:
- Fully Automatic Adult Diaper Machine
- Semi-automatic Adult Diaper Machine
On the basis of design, the global adult diaper machines market is segmented into:
- Pull Up Type
- Pad Type
On the basis of application, the global adult diaper machines market is segmented into:
- Mobility Impairment
- Severe Diarrhea
On the basis of region, the global adult diaper machines market is segmented into:
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East