May 12-13, 2020

A two-day intensive running from 8 am – 5 pm the first day and 8 am – 3 pm the second day. 


Hyatt Place The Woodlands. 1909 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands TX

Located just 25 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport.


The seminar is aimed at newcomers from the diaper industry and its material suppliers. Veteran professionals will also draw benefit from Industry Trends and Quality Control classes.

Why us?

Carlos Richer has more than 36 years of experience in the diaper industry and clients from all over the world. He will lead the seminar with a mix of classroom and hands-on classes. 

Seminar Led by Carlos Richer

Richer is an expert in the field of disposable absorbent products, with 36 years of experience covering all manufacturing operations. He currently provides technical support to clients in 28 countries in four continents, both diaper manufacturers, and large traders. He has worked as a consultant with many raw material suppliers and original equipment manufacturers, for SAP, nonwovens, hot melt and absorbent fibers. He has also been invited as guest speaker in many diaper industry seminars and technical forums all over the world. Richer frequently writes articles in the most important diaper industry publication and is the owner of the Disposable Diaper Network group at LinkedIn. Richer has been an invited guest member of the board of directors of several companies.

Praise for Carlos Richer

“Upon his first audit of our company, we realized the passion, dedication, and ocean of knowledge Mr. Richer has in the diaper and incontinence industry, all of which shines through the tremendous lifetime experience he has gathered leading diaper manufacturers all around the globe succeed in their respected markets.”

Souheil Badaa, GMO at Novatis Group

“Carlos is one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the disposable hygiene industry. He has vast experience, including manufacturing disposable hygiene products, designing hygiene products, and analyzing all the different hygienic products to highlight best in class designs and features.”

Steve Lessley, Market Manager Disposable Hygiene Products North America

“He has an incredible ability to take what appears to be random actions and determine a mathematical model which can predict future actions. This can be extremely valuable to anyone in manufacturing and development. In addition, he is a thoroughgoing gentleman with impeccable integrity.”

Andy Urban, President at Urban Consultants Inc.


Speak the Diaper Language.

Video highlights of the event.


Course Topics

Learn the diaper language. Become comfortable and proficient with industry terminology. Understand the how and why of diaper evolution. Differentiate between personal absorbent care products and performance between brands, regions and markets. Identify minor, major and critical defects in diaper manufacturing. Become current in industry trends.
  • An Absorbent Necessity – Introduction to diapers. Basics of urine and incontinence.
  • A History of Change – a look into how and why diapers and their raw materials have evolved.
  • Product Types – Different diapers and worldwide trends.
  • Diaper Manufacturing – Machines, production and cost.
  • The Diaper Tripod Model – finding the perfect balance for the best performance: strike through, rewet and retention.
  • Making Better Diapers – Quality control, audits and benchmarks.
  • Global Perspectives – Exploring the worldwide market and growth potential
  • Claims of Sustainability – Supply chain, false claims, post-consumer recycling and alternative fibers.
  • Looking Forward – New gadgets, unmet needs and the future of diapers.

“Excellent Seminar, full of up to date information about the present and future of the hygiene industry and Markets. I have been a manufacturer of both raw materials and finished products for over 28 years and was rewarded with so much new information. Mr. Richer is not only an expert in the field but has a marvelous ability to transfer knowledge even to the least experienced attendee. It was definitely the best experience I have ever had in a seminar of this kind. Everybody should attend and benefit from it. Thanks Carlos and his whole team for such a good work in helping the seminar become a wonderful experience. Totally worth it.”

Pedro Garcia Mogna, CEO, Panamlam S.A.


Hyatt Place Houston/The Woodlands

1909 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380


Near everything.

Walking Distance to Dining and a short drive away from premium shopping and entertainment.
Fieldings Wood Grill and Goode Co within 2 minutes walking distance from hotel entrance.

The best of what The Woodlands has to offer within a 5 minutes drive including Market Street, The Woodlands Mall, Kayak Rentals for the Lake and More.

Houston Intercontinental airport is 25 min away and Downtown Houston shops and restaurants are 35 minutes away.

Hyatt Place The Woodlands

4.5 Excellent Hotel according to Trip Adviser. Stay at our partner hotel where the event will be held.
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Other Hotels Near the Area

Stay at any of these hotels, all within a short 10 minute drive from our event place.

Reserve Your Seat

The seminar will be in an intimate setting. Registration is limited – please book early to assure seating. 

Reserve your Seat Now

Get in touch with Natalia or Irene to reserve your spot or for any questions. Email us at natalia@richernet.com or irene@richernet.com