Employing state of the art cleantech and patented process technologies, Biodiapers is developing a range of sustainable products characterised by superlative absorption, comfort, and skin protection. Biodiapers’ innovative and eco-friendly pipeline is currently focused on the infant, feminine and elder care hygiene markets.
Biodiapers core technology is extremely versatile and can be applied to virtually any type of absorption-requiring product, not least those benefiting from a contact soothing function thanks to the unique properties of the natural materials employed.
In addition the technology represents the next level in very high surface area nanoparticle-based absorbency products possessing quite unique physical and chemical properties when compared to the current synthetic products .The abundant availability and inexpensive cost of the raw materials will enable sustainable economic development and manufacturing scale up. Biodiapers products will, in short, be safe, extremely effective, free of chemicals and dyes and uniquely leak-free.
Biodiapers is an innovative academic spin-off whose mission is to research, develop and market unique disposable hygiene products initially for infant, feminine hygiene and elderly incontinence needs. The mission is underpinned by a patented nanoparticle composition and cleantech process.
Product characteristics: Eco-friendly and sustainable with continuous high absorbency.
Absorbency without the worry of leakage: the tranquillity of being dry and soothing while preventing the possibility of diaper or incontinence-associated dermatitis. Absorbency without irritation problems and allergy even for the most delicate skins (1).
Biodiaper’s core technology enables maximum leakage protection through the employment of a naturally occurring material such as clay. This unique composition allows drier skin for longer periods and helps to maintain a stable skin pH. This decreases the occurrence of dermatitis, compared to standard products and even those using synthetic superabsorbent polymers.
Furthemore the low environmental impact of Biodiapers products is achieved through the use of fewer plastics and proprietary renewable materials.
TARGET MARKET: The company, through its technologies targets the following markets:
-The consumer healthcare market: this market shows a TAM of 405b USD and projects a CAGR of 5.6% on average until 2024
Innovation in Absorbency – from infant diapers to feminine and senile hygine needs, nature-based ecological solutions.
A proprietary use and formulation of clay is the natural component that enables our revolution: Biodiapers has created a brand new absorbent material, which combines clay bound to a fabric through a patented process, thus creating a totally hypoallergenic and sustainable product with decreased manufacturing costs and enhanced skin health.
The innovative technology used by Biodiapers is based on micro-granular clay, an absolutely natural element. Our innovation stands on the traditional use of hygienic clay by mothers in the Middle East and mediterranean regions until the middle of the last century.
The clay effectively neutralizes the bacterial growth promoting potential of organic materials with which it comes into contact. The different grain sizes of our formulated granular clay has enhanced synergistic mechanical and absorbance properties compared to the currently used superabsorbent polymers currently inserted into the mesh fabrics of hygiene products. These superabsorbent polymers are currently under evaluation in light of the rising incidence of thier suspected adverse effects such as exposure of infants to endocrine disruptors (2), skin rashes and dermatitis. Biodiapers products overcome these issues.
Moreover clay based products will permit a significantly lower environmental impact. For example the use of disposable products in hospitals continues to increase despite limited appropriate landfill space. Yet with the increase of the elderly population the environmental impact of hospitalized elderly patients will certainly increase. If less eco-friendly products are used than those in the Biodiapers pipeline a very significant hospital waste problem can be anticipated (3).
Biodiapers products are able to perform two distinct hygiene-related functions; in addition to the traditional containment function, they also exhibit a preventive function. Through the dehydration and neutralization of biological materials our clay-based products inhibit bacterial growth and subsequent infection. The granulation and porosity of the clay makes it possible to increase the surface area on which excretions are deposited. Our innovative approach consists not only in the selection of the material, but also in the empirically derived optimal use of an appropriate granular size.
A new diaper produced with exclusively natural, sustainable and hypoallergenic materials, the absorbent part in micro-granular clay guarantees high levels of absorbency, odour control and rapid dehydration of both urine faeces.
A modern absorbent range that is natural and comfortable to use. Long duration control of absorbency thanks to the use of hypo-allergenic micro-granular clay.
Elder and hospital hygine
A diaper that can stay on longer without frequent changes, urine and faecal control even in bedridden patients, reducing the risk of infection.
Future developments: the technology may be developed for hospitalized patients and may be further implemented with biosensors to monitor skin and patient’s health.