Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
During the five years to 2014, tempered disposable income levels stemming from the recession caused a substantial number of couples to delay their decision to have a child, thus resulting in stagnant demand for Diaper Manufacturing services. In addition, prices received by domestic operators have not kept pace with inflation from 2009 to 2014, therefore industry revenue experienced a drop in revenue. In the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to increase. Wealth gains resulting from increases in per capita disposable income and improvements in equity markets will allow consumers to afford additional or higher-priced diapers, and moreover, will positively impact couples' decisions to have a child.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Diaper Manufacturing industry operates with a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, the industry will allocate $0.13 in capital investment; this 2014 figure represents a slight increase from $0.10 in 2009. While employees are required for several crucial roles throughout production, including product design and quality control, the diaper manufacturing process has become increasingly mechanized. This process is largely composed of three steps: creating the absorbent pad, preparing the nonwoven fabric and assembling the components.
In the first step, the absorbent pad is created on a movable conveyer belt, relying on nozzles that spray polymers onto the conveyor, and then rolled to create a uniform thickness... purchase to read more