What are Pamper diapers made from?
The outer lining is usually made of polyethylene film, essentially the same stuff that’s in plastic wrap. (Some diaper use a bioplastic instead, made from renewable resources such as vegetable oil instead of petroleum.) The inner lining that touches your baby’s skin is usually made of polypropylene, a common material that’s also found in thermal underwear, among other things.A disposable diaper’s absorbent center contains wood pulp (usually bleached white with chlorine) and super-absorbent polymers, usually sodium polyacrylate – a compound that can soak up to 30 times its weight in urine.The cartoon characters and other images on the outside of many diapers are made with dyes such as Disperse Blue 106, Disperse Blue 124, Disperse Yellow 3, and Disperse Orange 3. Dyes may also be used in the elastic in back, in wetness indicators, and around the legs.Scented diapers contain a small amount of perfume between the absorbent core and the outer layers. The perfumes typically contain citral, a citrusy-smelling compound often found in lemon and orange oils.