The Magic of Pampers Nappies
I was very excited when I was invited to attend Pampers HQ in Manchester to learn and see first hand just what goes into designing and manufacturing Pampers Nappies. A host of bloggers and the press attended to meet the UK Pampers team and find out just how their nappies are made and the exciting new developments that the nappies have recently undergone.
I was and still am utterly amazed to find out just what goes into designing and producing Pampers Nappies.
On arrival at the Manchester Plant, we were treated like VIP’s. The staff at the plant was so friendly and helpful, They all looked extremely proud of their Pampers Nappy Plant, I have never seen such happy looking staff!
Here are some facts about the pampers nappies Plant in Manchester
Pampers take their PampersInnovation seriously, with a development team in Schwalbach, Germany who are completely committed to the continuous improvement of their nappies. They even have a play lab there where local parents take their children in to be observed playing while wearing Pampers. There is also a team of local families who continually test out the nappies and the team of experts collate back the results of nappy changes to the scientists each week. I wish We had a Play lab in the UK!
Learning from babies & parents: Innovation at Pampers R&D Centre, Schwalbach
Each week over 1,500 babies test our nappies in our playground lab here in Frankfurt or take our nappies home to test.
Each week, They make more than 45,000 nappy changes
There state-of-the-art skin lab allows clinical skin testing to assess skin hydration and other relevant parameters
Our Science Lesson from Dr Frank Wisemann
Dr Frank Wiesemann, the principal scientist was over from Germany to explain to us the new developments in Pampers. He showed us the ‘super absorbent’ material which helps to make Pampers some of the driest nappies around. We had our very own science lesson, showing us a very cool experiment which involved adding a cup of water to represent urine to the material used for the new nappy lining. We watched as the new super absorbent material soaked up the water and turned to jelly before our eyes as if by magic!
Later that day we got the chance for an exclusive one-to-one session with the Pampers Love, Sleep & Play Panel of Experts, including GP Dr Ellie Cannon and baby sleep expert Jo Tantum
After a fantastic lunch, we were invited for a tour of the nappy production line. The Manchester factory produces 5 Million nappies a day! It was amazing to watch the nappies go from From a raw material to finished product in less than 4 seconds, with over 3200 rigorous quality checks being carried out on them.
Line operators qualify on more than 300 skills – from technology, quality and teamwork, simply amazing!
Many Thanks to all the staff at The Pampers Factory in Manchester for making it such a fun and educating day!
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