Consumption of disposable incontinence products is increasing worldwide, due to aging populations, consumer education, better product offers and government healthcare policies.There is also a growing recognition that it affects a wide range of people and ages for various reasons and levels of intensity.
Changing or applying a disposable adult diaper may seem complicated, especially when unexperienced.
If you take care of someone close to you or it is part of your duties as caregiver to assist incontinence sufferers with limited mobility, it may be useful for you to know the correct technique to perform the task of applying an aid when a person is lying down. Here are some useful tips for you.
Suffering from incontinence does not mean giving up on travelling. If you want to feel at ease while on holidays, there are useful precaution that experts recommend that will help you keep incontinence, and the physical and psychological distress it causes, at bay.
Healthcare & Hospitality supplier BL Stringer wanted to get more customers and offer them top quality products. It found that their selection of continence products was not helping delivering the results it needed. It decided to distribute products with better absorbency and it partnered with Santex to do it. Since then, BL Stringer has increased its client’s base by 4X.
Adult diapers are disposable medical products. Their consumption is getting bigger and bigger and considering the elderly demographics in several Western and Asia-Pacific Countries, they are becoming more and more common consumer products. In some Countries, namely Cina an India, where the share of elder people is lower compared to Western Countries, but the total population is much larger, the total volume of incontinence products demanded by the market is considerable. Incontinence product market is growing and it will keep growing in the next years, making it an attractive business opportunity.
PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” trade show, held in Amsterdam on 16 -17 May, closed down confirming how strong the private-label sector has become in Europe. The theme for this year edition was "Helping Consumers” and it put the spotlight on the value and variety that private label products offer todays’ shoppers.
Latest data on Private Label today shows that market share for retailers and popularity of private label keeps growing across Europe. Gains differ among product categories and geographical regions. In Switzerland and Spain, volume shares are above 50%, followed by the Uk (46%) and Germany (43%). (Source Nielsen).
As the number of incontinence sufferers increases, the topic of incontinence is getting more and more notice. Adult incontinence products – diapers, pads, absorbent underwear - represent a large product category in the global medical disposables market and their business attractiveness is luring more and more players in the market, in particular wholesalers and retailers.
Aging population, a better understanding of incontinence and a better consumer awareness of products available, are driving the steady growing demand: this is turning incontinence products into a real business opportunity.
However, starting up a business distributing incontinence products does not bring immediate results.
Disposable medical products represent the largest segment within the global healthcare equipments and supplies sector. Different factors drive the growth in the global market: such as the increased focus on preventing hospitals acquired infections (HAIs), improving healthcare infrastructures and services as well as patient safety.
Global demand for medical disposable product is forecast to grow 6.2% and reach a value of USD 273 billion in 2020 (source: Freedonia Group Report). Adult incontinence care products represent a large product category in the global medical disposables market and their share is expected to grow as a result of an increase in the number of people affected by incontinence due to the aging population.
There are many common myths related to incontinence issues which may interfere with recognition and treatment of urinary incontinence symptoms.
Following, a few incontinence myths and the truth behind them if you think to suffer of incontinence symptoms.
Many incontinence sufferers are active workers. Each job is different, but whatever you do for work, here are a few helpful tips to help you managing urinary incontinence at work.
Urinary incontinence does not affect elderly people only. According to NAFC’s survey, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men, over the age of 18, experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. Women in their 30s to 70s have experienced any loss of bladder control.