Pampers History : A Journey of Love, Sleep & Play

At Pampers®, we understand that for babies to develop happy and healthy, they need a nappy hat allows them to stay dry and preserves the skin while moving freely by providing great fit and comfort. As a result, passionate employees have come together to launch the 1st disposable nappy in Europe and revolutionized the nappy category forever step by step by pushing the limits of absorption over the decades.

The origins

1956: Invention of Pampers nappy by Victor Mills

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Victor Mills, P&G scientist, revolutionized childcare with the invention of modern disposable nappy to simplify life of his daughter while providing comfort and freedom of movement to his grandson

1961: Launch of the 1st large-scale disposable nappy

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After 5 years of Research & Development, Pampers® was launched

1973: Creation of the 1st plant disposable nappy in Europe

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A team of 30 pioneers trained in the US created the 1st production line in Euskirchen, Germany.

Pampers® was 1st launched in Germany (1975) followed by Belgium (1976) and France (1978)

What makes a Pampers a Pampers

Pampers passionate scientists push the limits of absorption over the decades

1987: Integration of the super-absorbent technology

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The invention of Super Absorbent Polymer that can absorb up to x30 its weight in liquid created a new absorption standard. Today, SAP is used in disposable hygiene absorbing products (baby, feminine, adult incontinence)

1993: Launch of Pampers® cellulose

The development of a unique high performing cellulose, resulted in less cellulose used per nappy and a reduction in nappy weight with no compromise on Pampers® absorption

2001: Launch of Pampers® Aperture topsheet

Proprietary Aperture topsheet contains little holes that let both urine and runny poo passing to keep baby skin dry.

Continuous innovation

2016: Invention of the absorbent channel technology

After 10 years of Research & Development, we managed to structure SAP into 3 absorbing channels to help distribute wetness resulting in a greater comfort for babies and a considerable reduction in nappy weight

TODAY: A portfolio that serves all babies including the most vulnerable, across all baby stages

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