A diaper or nappy is a kind of underwear that allows one to defecate or urinate in a discreet manner. Most materials in the diaper are held together with the use of a hot melt adhesive which is applied in spray form or multi lines, an elastic hot melt is also used to help with pad integrity when the diaper is wet. Sanitary napkin, a universally needed product, has very low penetration in India and other developing countries, partly due to its high price and partly due to the tradition of using cheaper but unhygienic old cloth piece.
As a result they become the host of many infectious diseases. This is due to lack of awareness and economic inability for adopting better precautions like use of good sanitary napkins during menstruation period.
The Baby Diaper market is expected to reach around INR 200 Billion by 2022, growing at a double digit CAGR over the forecasted period 2017-2022. According to “India Diaper Market Outlook, 2021”, India’s diaper market was growing with a CAGR of 22.23% over past five years. India feminine hygiene market grew with a CAGR of about 16.05% in the period of five years. As a whole entrepreneur can venture in this field will be successful.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Carewell Hygiene Products Ltd.
· Centron Industrial Alliance Ltd.
· Diapers India Ltd.
· Godrej Hygiene Products Ltd.
· Gufic Biosciences Ltd.
· H L L Lifecare Ltd.