Kimberly-Clark
Overview
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 corporation
Corporation
A corporation is created under the laws of a state as a separate legal entity that has privileges and liabilities that are distinct from those of its members. There are many different forms of corporations, most of which are used to conduct business. Early corporations were established by charter...

 that produces mostly paper
Paper
Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets....

-based consumer products. Kimberly-Clark brand name products include "Kleenex
Kleenex
Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of toiletry paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. The name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, "Kleenex"...

" facial tissue, "Kotex
Kotex
Kotex is a brand of feminine hygiene products, which includes the Kotex maxi, thin and ultra thin pads, the Security tampons, and the Lightdays pantiliners. Most recently, the company has added U by Kotex to its line of feminine hygiene products...

" feminine hygiene products, "Cottonelle
Cottonelle
Cottonelle is a toilet paper brand produced by Kimberly Clark. The company has made several different toilet paper types such as regular, Cottonelle Double, Cottonelle Ultra, Cottonelle Aloe & E, Cottonelle Kids, and Cottonelle Extra Strength....

", Scott and Andrex toilet paper
Toilet paper
Toilet paper is a soft paper product used to maintain personal hygiene after human defecation or urination. However, it can also be used for other purposes such as blowing one's nose when one has a cold or absorbing common spills around the house, although paper towels are more used for the latter...

, Wypall
Wypall
WYPALL* is a professional industrial wiper brand of Kimberly-Clark. The brand is a name among the other well known KCP brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Kimtech, Kleenguard, and Kimcare...

 utility wipes, "KimWipes" scientific cleaning wipes, and "Huggies
Huggies
Huggies is the brand name of a disposable diaper marketed by Kimberly-Clark. Huggies were first test marketed in 1968, then introduced to the public in 1978.-Product lines:...

" disposable diaper
Diaper
A nappy or a diaper is a kind of pant that allows one to defecate or urinate on oneself discreetly. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is often performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver...

s. Based in Irving, Texas
Irving, Texas
Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated...

, it has approximately 56,000 employees. Kimberly-Clark UK holds a Royal Warrant
Royal Warrant
Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier...

 from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom.
Kimberly, Clark and Co.
Encyclopedia
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 corporation
Corporation
A corporation is created under the laws of a state as a separate legal entity that has privileges and liabilities that are distinct from those of its members. There are many different forms of corporations, most of which are used to conduct business. Early corporations were established by charter...

 that produces mostly paper
Paper
Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets....

-based consumer products. Kimberly-Clark brand name products include "Kleenex
Kleenex
Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of toiletry paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. The name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, "Kleenex"...

" facial tissue, "Kotex
Kotex
Kotex is a brand of feminine hygiene products, which includes the Kotex maxi, thin and ultra thin pads, the Security tampons, and the Lightdays pantiliners. Most recently, the company has added U by Kotex to its line of feminine hygiene products...

" feminine hygiene products, "Cottonelle
Cottonelle
Cottonelle is a toilet paper brand produced by Kimberly Clark. The company has made several different toilet paper types such as regular, Cottonelle Double, Cottonelle Ultra, Cottonelle Aloe & E, Cottonelle Kids, and Cottonelle Extra Strength....

", Scott and Andrex toilet paper
Toilet paper
Toilet paper is a soft paper product used to maintain personal hygiene after human defecation or urination. However, it can also be used for other purposes such as blowing one's nose when one has a cold or absorbing common spills around the house, although paper towels are more used for the latter...

, Wypall
Wypall
WYPALL* is a professional industrial wiper brand of Kimberly-Clark. The brand is a name among the other well known KCP brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Kimtech, Kleenguard, and Kimcare...

 utility wipes, "KimWipes" scientific cleaning wipes, and "Huggies
Huggies
Huggies is the brand name of a disposable diaper marketed by Kimberly-Clark. Huggies were first test marketed in 1968, then introduced to the public in 1978.-Product lines:...

" disposable diaper
Diaper
A nappy or a diaper is a kind of pant that allows one to defecate or urinate on oneself discreetly. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is often performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver...

s. Based in Irving, Texas
Irving, Texas
Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated...

, it has approximately 56,000 employees. Kimberly-Clark UK holds a Royal Warrant
Royal Warrant
Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier...

 from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales in the United Kingdom.

History

Kimberly, Clark and Co. was founded in 1872 by John A. Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles B. Clark, and Franklyn C. Shattuck in Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah is a city on Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 24,507 at the 2000 census. The city is bordered by, but is politically independent of, the Town of Neenah. Neenah is the southwestern-most of the Fox Cities of Northeast Wisconsin...

 with US$30,000 capitalization. The group's first business was operating paper mill
Paper mill
A paper mill is a factory devoted to making paper from vegetable fibres such as wood pulp, old rags and other ingredients using a Fourdrinier machine or other type of paper machine.- History :...

s, which the collective expanded throughout the following decades. In 1914 the company developed cellu-cotton, a cotton
Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal....

 substitute used by the United States Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 as surgical cotton during World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

. Army nurses used cellu-cotton pads as disposable sanitary napkins, and six years later the company introduced Kotex
Kotex
Kotex is a brand of feminine hygiene products, which includes the Kotex maxi, thin and ultra thin pads, the Security tampons, and the Lightdays pantiliners. Most recently, the company has added U by Kotex to its line of feminine hygiene products...

, the first disposable feminine hygiene product
Sanitary napkin
A sanitary napkin, sanitary towel, sanitary pad, menstrual pad, maxi pad, or pad is an absorbent item worn by a woman while she is menstruating, recovering from vaginal surgery, for lochia , abortion, or any other situation where it is necessary to absorb a flow of blood from a woman's vagina.These...

. Kleenex
Kleenex
Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of toiletry paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. The name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, "Kleenex"...

, a disposable handkerchief
Handkerchief
A handkerchief , also called a handkercher or hanky, is a form of a kerchief, typically a hemmed square of thin fabric that can be carried in the pocket or purse, and which is intended for personal hygiene purposes such as wiping one's hands or face, or blowing one's nose...

, followed in 1924. Kimberly & Clark joined with The New York Times Company in 1926 to build a newsprint mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

, Canada. Two years later, the company went public as Kimberly-Clark.

The firm expanded internationally during the 1950s, opening plants in Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

. It began operations in 17 more foreign locations in the 1960s. The company formed Midwest Express Airlines from its corporate flight department in 1984. Kimberly-Clark's headquarters moved from Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah is a city on Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 24,507 at the 2000 census. The city is bordered by, but is politically independent of, the Town of Neenah. Neenah is the southwestern-most of the Fox Cities of Northeast Wisconsin...

 to Irving, Texas the following year.

In 1991, Kimberly-Clark and The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. It is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City....

 sold their jointly owned paper mill in Kapuskasing, Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

. Kimberly-Clark entered a joint venture to produce personal care products in Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

 in 1994 and also bought the feminine hygiene units of VP-Schickedanz (Germany) and Handan Comfort and Beauty Group (China).

Kimberly-Clark bought Scott Paper in 1995 for $9.4 billion. In 1997, Kimberly-Clark sold its 50% stake in Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

's Scott Paper to forest products company Kruger Inc.
Kruger Inc.
Kruger Inc. is a Canadian corporation which manufactures publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy, and wines and spirits. The company is a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger Inc...

 and bought diaper operations in Spain and Portugal and disposable surgical face masks maker Tecnol Medical Products. Augmenting its presence in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, in 1999 the company paid $365 million for the tissue business of Swiss-based Attisholz Holding. Adding to its offerings of medical products, the company bought Ballard Medical Products in 1999 for $744 million and examination glove maker Safeskin in 2000 for about $800 million.

Also in 2000, the company bought virtually all of Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

's S-K Corporation; the move made Kimberly-Clark one of the largest manufacturers of consumer packaged goods in Taiwan. The company later purchased Taiwan Scott Paper Corporation for about $40 million and merged the two companies, forming Kimberly-Clark Taiwan. In 2001, Kimberly-Clark bought Italian diaper maker, Linostar, and announced it was closing four Latin American manufacturing plants. Kimberly-Clark Sub-Saharan Africa's vision is ambitious – nothing less than turning the $250 million business into a $1 billion business by 2015.

In 2002, Kimberly-Clark purchased paper-packaging rival Amcor
Amcor
Amcor Limited is an Australian-based multinational packaging company. Its headquarters are in Hawthorn, Victoria ; and it is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange....

's stake in an Australian joint venture. Adding to its global consumer tissue business, in 2003 Kimberly-Clark acquired the Polish
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 tissue-maker Klucze.

In early 2004 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Falk began implementation of the global business plan the company detailed in July 2003. The firm combined its North American and European groups for personal care and consumer tissue under North Atlantic groups and was working to ensure that Asian, Latin American, and Eastern European markets were supplied, specifically in the areas of value-tiered diapers, light-end incontinence, and health care products.

Governance

Current members of the board of directors
Board of directors
A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. Other names include board of governors, board of managers, board of regents, board of trustees, and board of visitors...

 of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation are: John Alm, Dennis Beresford, John Bergstrom
John Bergstrom
John Bergstrom is an American music critic and journalist. He is best known for his features and reviews on the international webzine PopMatters. He is also a contributor to Trouser Press. He has also written for the alternative weekly newspaper Shepherd Express.John lives in Madison, Wisconsin...

, Abelanrdo Bru, Pastora Cafferty, Robert Decherd
Robert Decherd
Robert Decherd is the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation of Dallas, which owns six daily newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal and Riverside, California's Press-Enterprise. He is also Chairman of Belo Corp...

, Thomas Falk
Thomas Falk
Thomas Falk is a Swedish sprint canoer who competed in the early 1980s. At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he finished seventh in the C-1 1000 m event while being eliminated in the semifinals of the C-1 500 m event.-References:*...

, Claudio X. Gonzalez, Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison
Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.-Early years:...

, Linda Rice, Marc Shapiro, and Craig Sullivan.

Relationship with Midwest Airlines

Midwest Airlines
Midwest Airlines
Midwest Airlines was a U.S.-based airline and was also an operating brand of Republic Airways Holdings based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. operating from Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport...

 began in 1948, when the Kimberly-Clark Corporation began providing air transportation for company executives and engineers between the company's Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah is a city on Lake Winnebago in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 24,507 at the 2000 census. The city is bordered by, but is politically independent of, the Town of Neenah. Neenah is the southwestern-most of the Fox Cities of Northeast Wisconsin...

 headquarters, and company owned paper mills.

In 1969, K-C Aviation was born from the company's air operations, and was dedicated to the maintenance of corporate aircraft. After the Airline Deregulation Act
Airline Deregulation Act
The Airline Deregulation Act is a United States federal law signed into law on October 24, 1978. The main purpose of the act was to remove government control over fares, routes and market entry from commercial aviation...

 of 1978, Kimberly-Clark and K-C Aviation decided to form a regularly scheduled passenger airline, and out of the initiative, Midwest Express was started on June 11, 1984. The name of the airline was shortened to Midwest Airlines in 2003.

Environmental record

In 2005, Greenpeace
Greenpeace
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...

 launched a campaign against Kimberly-Clark because the company had been linked to the logging of ancient Boreal forests. The environmental organization charged that Kimberly-Clark was using more than 3 million tonnes of pulp a year from forests to produce tissue products, such as the Kleenex brand.

Greenpeace ended its campaign in August 2009, following the release of a new environmental policy by Kimberly-Clark. The two organizations announced that they were moving "away from conflict to a new collaborative relationship to further promote forest conservation, responsible forest management, and the use of recycled fiber for the manufacture of tissue products."

Kimberly-Clark has a target to purchase 100% of wood fiber from suppliers that gain independent sustainability certification, with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. Its main tools for achieving this are standard setting, independent certification and labeling of forest products...

-certified fiber. Kimberly-Clark stated that by the end of 2010, it had achieved 98% of this target.

Cottonelle


Brand name for Bath products. Product forms include premium bath tissue and flushable moist wipe products.

GoodNites

GoodNites are absorbent disposable underwear manufactured by Kimberly Clark (makers of Huggies Diapers and Depend Briefs) made primarily for children and teens who still wet the bed at night. The ages average from 5 to 15 years of age (though smaller adults with a 30 inches (762 mm) waist or thinner can fit the larger ones as well). They can also be used for daytime protection as well. They all come in one absorbancy. They are ideal for children with "weak bladders" who feel the need to urinate frequently but cannot get to the bathroom as often as they need to. They hold up to a urination and a half. GoodNites go on and off like regular underwear but have the absorbancy of a diaper. They are not recommended for children who cannot feel the need to urinate or for fecal incontinence. They can be worn for long car trips or even to school for kids who are accident prone. This product is also popular among AB/DLs.

When GoodNites were first put on the market in 1994, they were plain white without designs, unisex, and came in two sizes: Medium (45–65 lb) and Large (65–85 lb) In 1998, a third size, Extra Large (85–125 lb) was added. They are still sold in this form in countries outside of North America as Drynites
Drynites
A product of Kimberly-Clark, Huggies DryNites are disposable nappies which mimic underwear, essentially an enlargement of their successful Pull-Ups brand products but marketed at children and teenagers with bedwetting or incontinence problems. An alternate version of GoodNites, which first...

. In mid-2004, the GoodNites design was changed for the American market so that they have "custom protection" for boys and girls and gender-specific prints to make them look more like boys and girls regular briefs. The current design is described above.

Huggies

The main rival for Huggies in North America is Pampers, sold by Kimberly-Clark's main competitor, Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and manufactures a wide range of consumer goods....

. Huggies has two lines of diapers, Supreme and Ultratrim, also referred to as Baby Shaped. Both versions are unisex. Huggies also sells a diaper size designed specifically for preemies
Premature birth
In humans preterm birth refers to the birth of a baby of less than 37 weeks gestational age. The cause for preterm birth is in many situations elusive and unknown; many factors appear to be associated with the development of preterm birth, making the reduction of preterm birth a challenging...

. Additional Huggies brand products include "Huggies Clean Team" products for toddlers such as shampoo, hand soap, wash mitten, etc. Huggies also sells Pull-up training pants, which are used for help in toilet training toddlers.

Little Swimmers

Little Swimmers are disposable swim pants which protect in the water without swelling up like normal diapers do, with special protection on the outside to keep the swim pants from breaking. Little swimmers come in three sizes. Small (16-26 lbs), Medium (24-34 lbs.), and Large (32+ lbs.)

Kleenex

Kleenex is the brand name of facial tissue
Facial tissue
Facial tissue and paper handkerchief refers to a class of soft, absorbent, disposable papers that is suitable for use on the face. They are disposable alternatives for cloth handkerchiefs...

 paper. Many versions have been made, including with lotion, our softest ever!, and regular.

Kotex

Kotex is a feminine hygiene
Feminine hygiene
Feminine hygiene is a general euphemism used to describe personal care products used by women during menstruation, vaginal discharge, and other bodily functions related to the vulva...

 product line, which includes panty liners, sanitary napkin
Sanitary napkin
A sanitary napkin, sanitary towel, sanitary pad, menstrual pad, maxi pad, or pad is an absorbent item worn by a woman while she is menstruating, recovering from vaginal surgery, for lochia , abortion, or any other situation where it is necessary to absorb a flow of blood from a woman's vagina.These...

s, and tampon
Tampon
A tampon is a mass of cotton or rayon or a mixture of the two inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb bodilyfluid. The most common type in daily use is designed to be inserted into the vagina during menstruation to absorb the flow of menstrual fluid...

s.

Pull-Ups

Pull-Ups is a brand name of training pants marketed with the Huggies brand of baby products. The product was first introduced in 1989 and became popular with the motto "I'm a big kid now!" The training pants are marketed with two packages: boys' designs are blue with Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear is a character and the main deuteragonist of the Toy Story franchise. Buzz is a space ranger action figure and the co-leader of Andy's Room. He has also appeared in the movie Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins and the television series spin-off Buzz Lightyear of...

 and similar patterns; girls' designs are lilac with Disney
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into...

 princess and similar patterns.
  • In 2000, Pull-Ups added wetness indicators on each pair to tell whether or not the product is wet.
  • In 2002, Pull-Ups introduced easy-open sides, sparking controversy amongst consumers who felt that the easy-open sides made Pull-Ups function more like a higher-priced diaper than like a training pant.
  • In 2005, to compete with Pampers
    Pampers
    Pampers is a brand of baby products marketed by Procter & Gamble. Pampers was at one time only used as a name for a disposable diaper.-Products:...

    , Pull-ups divided into two separate products. The original style was called "with Learning Designs" and the new style "with Wetness Liner" to compete with Pampers' Feel N' Learn product. The wetness liner helps the wearer to tell the difference between wet and dry by actually feeling a "wet" sensation for a few seconds.

Scott

Scott is a brand name of paper napkins, paper towels, and bath tissue/wipes.

Napkin Brands

Kimberly-Clark distributes a variety of napkin brands (Kleenex, Petalo, Suavel, Delsey, Lys).

Toilet paper brands

Kimberly-Clark distributes a variety of toilet paper brands (Kleenex, Petalo, Suavel, Delsey, Vogue, Lys).

KleenBebe

A baby diaper
Diaper
A nappy or a diaper is a kind of pant that allows one to defecate or urinate on oneself discreetly. When diapers become soiled, they require changing; this process is often performed by a second person such as a parent or caregiver...

brand name similar to Huggies. The brand is a combination of "kleen" (Kimberly-Clark) and "bebe" (Spanish word of baby).

Kimberly-Clark also has a variety of brands designed for professional
Professional
A professional is a person who is paid to undertake a specialised set of tasks and to complete them for a fee. The traditional professions were doctors, lawyers, clergymen, and commissioned military officers. Today, the term is applied to estate agents, surveyors , environmental scientists,...

 markets and medical markets.

KimWipes

KimWipes are a type of cleaning tissue commonly used in laboratories. They are intended for applications where leaving lint or fibres on a surface would be undesirable, such as slides and pipette
Pipette
A pipette is a laboratory tool used to transport a measured volume of liquid.-Use and variations:Pipettes are commonly used in molecular biology, analytical chemistry as well as medical tests...

s. They are sometimes used to clean lenses
Lens (optics)
A lens is an optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which transmits and refracts light, converging or diverging the beam. A simple lens consists of a single optical element...

 as well, but use on optical lenses with special water and solvent based coatings may cause light blemishes, and the manufacturer recommends using a wipe specifically designed for use with coated lenses. KimWipes are composed of virgin wood pulp from certified forests, with little chemical additives.

DryNites

The Australasian and European version of GoodNites
GoodNites
GoodNites are used as a way of managing bedwetting. GoodNites are disposable diapers manufactured by Kimberly-Clark and sold under the Huggies brand, designed for children and teenagers who experience bedwetting.GoodNites are very similar to Kimberly-Clark's Pull-Ups product, and prior to...

, DryNites were much plainer and sized differently than Goodnites and were unisex. As in GoodNites, Drynites
Drynites
A product of Kimberly-Clark, Huggies DryNites are disposable nappies which mimic underwear, essentially an enlargement of their successful Pull-Ups brand products but marketed at children and teenagers with bedwetting or incontinence problems. An alternate version of GoodNites, which first...

 come in three sizes, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

This was changed in 2006, and now, the product mirrors the American version more closely.

See also

  • Kimberly Crest
    Kimberly Crest
    Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is a French château-style Victorian mansion located in Redlands, California. The property is a registered California Historical Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.-History:...

  • Toilet paper in the United States
    Toilet paper in the United States
    Twenty-six billion rolls of toilet paper, worth about US$2.4 billion, are sold yearly in America alone. Americans use an average of 23.6 rolls per capita a year....

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