Our country's aging process has accelerated significantly. According to data released by the Office of the National Aging Commission, the number of elderly people over 65 years old in need of long-term care has reached 37.5 million, and the number of paralyzed and semi-paralyzed patients under 65 is about 2 million. The process of aging society continues to accelerate. The consumption expansion brought about by the huge demand for adult incontinence products.
As the scale of the industry continues to grow, uneven product quality has brought severe challenges to incontinent users and society. In order to reduce the risk of incontinent dermatitis and pressure ulcers for incontinent elderly people, the government requires nursing homes to "change every three hours" for moderate-to-severe incontinent users, and changing diapers seven or eight times a day has become "normal." A few days ago, a high-tech weak acid adult diaper with "at least three pieces a day" was officially launched into the Chinese market, which is expected to change the pattern of the adult incontinence market and lead the industry into a new era of environmental protection with high technology.
1. Side leakage, sultry heat, and difficulty in expelling moisture, traditional diapers cannot guarantee the quality of rest
In Shanghai Hongchuan Nursing Home, Auntie Li, a nurse, is replacing new adult diapers for the incontinent elderly. "My uncle is in poor health and can't turn over by himself. We help him to turn over and change every two hours. It takes about seven or eight times a day to change diapers. old man."
The reporter learned that the adult diapers used by the elderly are not provided by nursing homes, but are purchased by the family members of the elderly, who are often not the users themselves. Auntie Li told reporters, "The family members of the elderly do not have much knowledge about incontinence dermatitis and even pressure ulcers in the elderly. The diapers purchased for the elderly are very cheap, and often have low absorption, poor ventilation, side leakage and contamination of bed sheets. Therefore, we need to change diapers frequently for the elderly.”
The reporter visited a number of nursing homes and learned that due to the influence of traditional culture, most of the elderly in China regard incontinence as a private topic that they are ashamed to talk about, and seldom tell their wives or children. They are unwilling to increase the financial burden on their children, so the elderly often bear a great psychological burden. When children buy products, they are accustomed to understand the basic functions of the product through the product details page, but do not know the real situation after the parents use it. The products they buy are often difficult to meet the real needs of the elderly: the size of the product does not match the height and weight of the elderly. ; For the elderly with severe incontinence, buy pull-up trousers with a small absorption capacity; greedy for temporary cheap, buy inferior diapers and other phenomena emerge in an endless stream.
How to choose a disposable diapers that meets the actual needs of the elderly may seem simple, but in fact there is still a long way to go.
2. The product is one-time use, and the annual consumption exceeds 5 billion pieces, which consumes a lot of resources and is not environmentally friendly.
Statistics from the Household Paper Professional Committee of China Paper Association show that the market size of adult incontinence products will increase to 10.47 billion yuan in 2020, an increase of 11.86% year-on-year. If calculated at an average price of 2 yuan per piece, the domestic consumption of more than 5 billion pieces of Adult diapers.
The reporter learned that the current disposal methods of adult diapers are mainly as waste incineration and landfill. Because incontinence products contain chemical components such as super absorbent resin, non-woven fabrics, and cellulose, the natural degradation rate is slow. No matter what kind of treatment method is used, as many as 5 billion pieces of incontinence products will bring huge environmental pressure, which will cause huge environmental pressure to the atmosphere, Soil and water bodies cause secondary pollution.
In this regard, many domestic elderly care institutions have called for a high-quality adult diaper, which can not only make the elderly wear comfortable and effectively prevent red skin, but also improve the efficiency of resource utilization and give full play to the synergistic effect of reducing resource consumption and reducing carbon emissions. .
3. Prevention of incontinence dermatitis and comfort
Adult diapers should strictly control the quality. From the aspects of product design, material selection, manufacturing, transportation and use, the functionality and environmental protection of the product are emphasized, which greatly improves the efficiency of resource utilization. If the daily use of 8 diapers by a single person is reduced to 4, according to the 2020 statistics of the Household Paper Professional Committee of China Paper Association and the annual consumption of 5 billion adult diapers, the annual consumption of 2.5 billion diapers will be reduced. quantity.
Today, new high-tech incontinence products have become the general trend. Only by continuously improving and perfecting product quality can we improve our international competitiveness, seize market opportunities, and make practical contributions to building an environment-friendly society.