Baby diapers


They are true high-tech products that, over the years, have become ever more comfortable, thinner and more absorbent. The main reason lies in the use of innovative superabsorbent polymers.

With their help it has been possible to develop ever thinner diapers that not only keep babies dry for a longer time, but also offer more freedom of movement and which, due to material savings, even contribute to greater sustainability.

We offer optimized products for a wide range of diaper cores, from high to low fluff content.

We support our customers in their strive to make diapers thinner and more comfortable using superabsorbents that have a high absorption capacity, permeability and absorbency under load. 

Consumer Needs

  • Leakage prevention

  • Skin protection and conditioning

  • Wearing comfort

  • Improved sustainability, eco labels & waste reduction

  • Special design

World Facts


of all babies will have a diaper by 2020

- About 375,000 babies are born every day, 25% will  start life in a disposable diaper.

- 5 diapers per day till 2.5 years = full market penetration. Today some babies live with only  1 diaper a day

More and more people can afford to buy hygiene products

  • China: minimum wage is going up almost 15% a year.
  • Brazil: number of middle class households already increased dramatically within last 10 year


Consumption patterns for hygiene products can vary greatly among emerging markets because of culture, religion, climate etc.

  • While e.g. disposable baby diapers are already widely used in Latin America, only a very small number of Indian babies ever get to see one
  • Even within a country there can be significant differences: In China open crotch pants are common in rural areas but hardly in cities like Shanghai or Hong Kong.

BASF Global Hygiene Portfolio


With HySorb® the BASF’s Hygiene business offers a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the art superabsorbents. 

Tanklager der BASF in Ludwigshafen / Tank storage facility at BA

HySorb® biomass balanced

It is the only available high-performance superabsorbent polymer based on renewable raw materials with a sustainability certificate


SAVIVA, the next generation of superabsorbent polymer is based on a pioneering technology plattform, the droplet polymerization