How much is the normal production cost of a piece of adult diaper?
Victoria, KeepBetter Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Almost all international buyers or purchasers or importers bargain price when they import wholesale bulk adult diapers. But wait a second, does the low price means the best? Of course not.
On China March 15 Consumers Protection Day on March 15, 2019, CCTV has reported a scandal. Some bad diaper factories use recycled pulp to produce adult diapers and sell to consumers. As we know, recycled pulp is gotten from used diapers. Since diapers are usually used by old people or patient, whom usually have some disease on body, so these used diapers are definitely very dirty and contain some harmful bacteria, even if they sterilize the recycled pulp, it is still not as clean as original pulp. Then how much production cost can these recycled pulp diaper save? Now let’s make a calculation.
Original virgin pulp in roll
A ton of recycled pulp is only 3000rmb, while a ton of original pulp is around 8000rmb. So a piece of diaper only on pulp can be saved 0.03$. Because recycled pulp is extracted from used diapers, which already contain sap, then when produce new diaper, no need to add too much sap. Then the sap on a piece of diaper is saved around 0.015$. So only on the absorbent core, a diaper with recycled pulp will be 0.045$ lower than a diaper with original pulp. If factory to cut corners and use inferior materials on other parts of diaper, such as nonwoven, then a piece of diaper’s production cost can be lower 0.05-0.06$/pc. These bad and harmful diapers usually have a perfume flavor, because they must add lots of perfume during recycling and sterilizing.
So when you purchase and import disposable diapers, pls be sure to know the normal price range of a qualified and safe adult diaper. If the price is too much lower than normal range, pls be careful on the quality and materials safety.
Chinese government will give big punishment for those non-confirming factories. Usually big companies care their reputation a lot and avoid to turn out this kind of scandal, so they don’t use bad raw materials. So when you screen diapers factory or supplier, to choose big factories (of course, not too big, otherwise price will also be too high because of their high management cost) will be a wise decision. And asking for official certificates (ISO, CE, FDA, SGS, etc.) is necessary. If possible, to come to factory to do a site inspection before placing a formal order will be an effective measure.
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