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The world’s largest tissue manufacturer: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) (1872)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) was established in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with 40,000 full-time employees. It is the founder of world-class household paper, non-woven fabrics and absorbent technologies. Well-known baby products: Curious Diapers are its products.

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Kimberly-Clark (KMB):

Kimberly-Clark is a company established for more than a century and is the industry leader in the global health care field. Personal health care products, household paper and commercial consumer products are Kimberly-Clark’s three core businesses. Kimberly-Clark has production facilities in 37 countries around the world, and its products are sold to more than 175 countries and regions, and it was the first to enter the Chinese market in 1994. Approximately one quarter of people in the world use Kimberly-Clark products every day. Kimberly-Clark’s brands include:

  • Cottonelle®-brand of sanitary products, including premium toilet paper and washable wipes
  • Kotex®-the inventor of sanitary napkins, including panty liners, sanitary napkins, tampons
  • Huggies® Curious®-Baby Diapers
  • Kleenex® Shujie®-facial tissue brand
  • Scott®-Napkin, Paper Towel, Toilet Paper/Tissue Brand
  • Pull-Ups®-Children’s Growth Pants
  • Depend® is the companion-brand of adult incontinence products (adult diapers)
  • Andrex®
  • Poise®
  • GoodNites®-disposable absorbent underwear for bedwetting children and teenagers
  • Little Swimmers®-disposable swimming diapers
  • VIVA®-heavy-duty tissue brand

Kimberly-Clark History:

  • In 1872, the four founders of Kimberly-Clark [John. A. Kimberly, Charles B. Clark, Havilah Babcock and Frank C. Shattuck] established Kimberly, Clark, which has been in use today.
  • In 1879, Irvin and Clarence Scott established the Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia.
  • In 1880, Kimberly, Clark changed its name to Kimberly&Clark, and its valuation was as high as 400,000 US dollars (about 400 million US dollars now).
  • In 1890, Kimberly-Clark first introduced the Scott® bathroom roll toilet paper.
  • In 1907, Kimberly-Clark created the world’s first Scott® paper towel.
  • In 1920, Kotex® for women’s sanitary napkins was launched and became the de facto inventor of sanitary napkins .
  • In 1924, the world’s first facial tissue Kleenex® Shujie® was launched.
  • In 1929, Kimberly-Clark was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: KMB).
  • In 1968, Kimbies® diapers were launched and began to enter the infant diapers market.
  • In 1975, WYPALL® wipe series products went on the market and soon became a global leading brand.
  • In 1978, Huggies® Curious® diapers were launched.
  • In 1980, the adult diaper brand Depend® was launched.
  • In 1989, the world’s first Pull-Ups® children’s growth pants were created.
  • In 1992, Poise® cushion products were launched for people with mild urinary incontinence.
  • In 1994, entered the mainland market.
  • On July 17, 1995, Scott Paper and Kimberly-Clark merged to become the current Kimberly-Clark.
  • In 1996, Kleenex® Shujie® entered the Chinese market.
  • In 1997, Little Swimmers® was launched, creating the category of children’s paper swimming trunks.
  • huggies logoIn April 1997, Huggies® Curious® diapers entered the Chinese market.
  • In June 1997, Shuermei sanitary pads were launched in China.
  • In 2002, Kimberly-Clark innovatively developed an instantaneous blue sanitary napkin with a unique ES instantaneous absorption structure.
  • In 2004, Huggies® Curious® children’s bath products were launched.
  • In 2006, Kotex® Gaojiesi® products were launched in China.
  • In 2008, Depend® was launched in China.
  • In 2013, Kotex® Gaojiesi® launched a new series of dual-texture exclusive products.

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) investment:

As of 2017, Kimberly-Clark has become the world’s largest tissue manufacturer and the second largest home and personal care company in the United States. Its three core businesses [see the encyclopedia description] spread across 175 countries and regions around the world and are a well-deserved leader one.

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