Adult Diapers Market by Product Type (Pad Type, Pull Type, and Tape On Diapers), by End User (Men and Women), by Distribution Channel (Online and Offline) – Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2030
According to the deep-dive market assessment study by Growth Plus Reports, the global adult diapers market was valued at ~US$ 16.20 billion in 2021. The market is expected to witness a CAGR of ~6.70% from 2022 to 2030.
Adult diaper is a disposable garment worn in place of underwear to help relieve leaks caused by urinary or fecal incontinence, or among individuals with mobility issues. The major market drivers are an increase in the number of adults suffering from severe incontinence, improved awareness about personal hygiene; and an growth in the number of patients with mobility issues, advised to use adult diapers. Furthermore, the rapid advancement of technology, resulting in smart diapers with overflow sensors, etc., can be a good opportunity for adult diapers market growth.
However, in developing countries, a lack of awareness and knowledge, as well as the negative consequences associated with diapers such as dependency, can hinder the growth of this market.
Mobility can be impacted by a variety of orthopedic or neuromuscular impairments; and the overall pool of patients with mobility issues has been consistently large worldwide. For instance, according to the CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention), one in every four U.S. adults - 61 million Americans - has a mobility disability that interferes with major life activities. Among these, most of the patients are aged 65 or above. These mobility issues influence the patients to take solutions like diapers to get relief from incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is a condition when a person experiences a sudden urine leak. The major cause of the uncontrollable leak is stress. Urine incontinence affects more women than men, but both genders become affected as they age. Many women start with feminine hygiene products and then progress to incontinence pads, liners, and pull-ups as needed. Men with prostate problems also experience overflow incontinence. Overflow incontinence is characterized by full urethra, therefore resulting in continuous urine leak. This condition can also occur due to diabetes, aging, spinal injuries, etc.
The global adult diapers market has been divided into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Europe has the largest stake in the global adult diapers market because it has the fastest-growing geriatric population. Furthermore, as Europe's population ages, with nearly one-fifth of the total population aged 65 years, the adult diapers drmand is booming in the European market. Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Italy have the largest diaper markets in Europe. Asia Pacific is the second largest stakeholder in the global adult diapers market, after Europe. This region's growth factors include increased demand for adult diapers and ailments that cause movement disorders. Japan is one of the fastest growing markets for adult diapers in Asia. Because of factors such as a large geriatric population is affected with inconteinece, and rapid development of healthcare sector.
Some of the prominent players operating in the global adult diapers market are Procter & Gamble Co., Essity AB, Ontex Group NV, Paul Hartmann AG, TZMO Group SA, DSG International Ltd., Kimberly Clark Corporation, Unique Wellness Pvt. Ltd , Principle Business Enterprises Inc., First Quality Enterprises Inc., Daio Paper Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Unicharm Corporation, and Medline Industries Inc. among others.