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Super-Absorbent Polymers - Global Strategic Business Report Product Image

Super-Absorbent Polymers - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 338636
  • July 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 236 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments:

- Disposable Diapers
- Adult Incontinence Pads
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Others

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 20 companies including many key and niche players such as:

- BASF SE
- Evonik Industries AG
- Formosa Plastics Corporation
- LG Chem Ltd.
- Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Disposable Diapers
Adult Incontinence Pads
Feminine Hygiene Products
Others

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

Prelude
Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead
Current State of the Economy: A Key Growth Indicator
Table 1: Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Emerging Markets to Fuel Growth
Table 2: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region/ Country (2013-2020)
Ranked by Compounded Annual Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Production Landscape of Super-Absorbent Polymers: A Review
Table 3: Global SAP Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4: Production Capacity of Leading Players in the Global SAP Market (2013) (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5: Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for BASF, Evonik, LG Chem, Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Production Disruptions Affect Global SAP Supply in the Wake of Recession
Acrylic Acid Availability & Pricing Affects SAP Market
Table 6: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment
Superabsorbent Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Fibers & Textiles, Detergents, Polymers & Modifiers, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Geographic Region
Asia-Pacific, North America, Western Europe, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Acrylic Acid Pricing
A Key Influencing Factor for SAP Market
Bio-based Alternatives Boost SAP Market
Manufacturers Rummaging through Various Options to Produce Eco-Friendly SAPs
SNAP: the New Generation SAP
Cassava Pulp Waste to Yield Eco-Friendly SAP

2. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS

SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application
SAP Content in Select Products
At a Glance
Disposable Diapers: The Dominant Product Market for SAP
Diapers & SAP
At a Glance
Economic Uncertainty Affects Baby Diapers Market in Developed Nations
Opportunity Indicators:
Table 8: Global New Births (2012) by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: Global Population of Children between 0-4 years (2015P & 2020P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Middle Class Population in Emerging Markets: Opportunities Galore
Table 10: World Middle Class Population (2012 & 2030): Percentage Share Breakdown by Region
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Declining Birth Rates: A Key Issue Confronting Diapers Market
Table 11: Global Birth Rate Statistics (2010 & 2012): Breakdown of Number of Births per 1000 Population in Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers
Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers
Table 12: Composition of Diaper (2008 & 2013)
Percentage Share Breakdown of Weight by Component (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Diaper Innovations Further Boost SAP Market
SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint
Shift towards Fluff-Less Diapers
Premium Segment: Growth Opportunities in Mature Markets
Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers
P&G and Kimberly-Clark Dominate Baby Diapers Market
Table 13: Leading Players in the Global Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Unicharm, SCA, Private Labels, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Adult Incontinence Products Market: An Overview
What is Incontinence?
Table 14: Worldwide Prevalence (%) of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Aging Population Favors Growth in the SAP-based Incontinence Products Market
Table 15: %Growth of 65+ Population in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: Elderly Population (60+ Years) as a Percentage of Total Population (2012 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17: Global Aging Population (60+) and their Proportion of Total Population (2012 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: Hygiene Products Usage Trends (2013): Per Capita Consumption of Incontinence Products, Baby Diapers, and Feminine Care Products by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Innovations in the Incontinence Market
Product Trends in Incontinence Market
Feminine Hygiene Product Market
A Review
Overview
Traditional Revenue Contributors Making Way for Asian Super Powers
Table 19: Number of Menstruating Women (in Million) by Country: An Opportunity Indicator (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: Leading Players in the Global Feminine Hygiene Products Market (2013): Market Share by Company
Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, Unicharm, SCA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Advancements in Feminine Hygiene Products
Leakage Prevention: A Major Value Add
Superabsorbent Fiber Technology: Making Life Easier
Thinner Napkins
A Key Driver

3. SUPER-ABSORBENTS IN SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS

Introduction
A Glance at Major End-use Applications of Specialty Super- absorbents
Agriculture
A Beneficial Water Retention Agent in Agriculture
Cable Wrap
Packaging
Residual Flood Water Removal
Industrial Waste Management
Wastewater Treatment
Firefighting
Medical Waste Handling
Medical Industry
Artificial Snow
SAP
Ideal for Concrete Curing
Other Applications
Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications
Market Overview
Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: World Market for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World for Years 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment
Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24: World Market for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets for Years 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Introduction
SAP Characteristics
Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Super- Absorbent Polymers
Evolution of Super-Absorbent Polymers
Synthetic & Natural Super-Absorbent Polymers
Types of Super-Absorbent Polymers
Sodium Polyacrylate
Gro-Creatures
Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes
Manufacturing Process of SAP
How SAP Works?
End-Use Applications of SAP

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

BASF Unveils HySorb® SAP
BASF Introduces Novel Technology for SAP Production
Accepta Unveils New SAP to Retain Soil Hydration and Nutrients
Kimberly-Clark Introduces SAP-based Poise Microliners
BASF Launches SAP with Odor Control
BASF, Cargill & Novozymes Produce 3-HP for SAP Manufacture
Unicharm Launches Pulpless Diaper with SAP as Absorber
6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Sumitomo Seika Establishes SAP Production Unit in Korea
BASF-YPC Sets Up SAP Plant in China
ADM Sets up JV with CIC and Chemanex for Bio-Based SAP
SAPCO Inks Mechanical Completion Certificate for Evonik SAP Facility
SDP Global Boosts SAP Production in China
Toyota Tsusho Invests in San-Dia Polymers
Nippon Shokubai Restarts Tennessee SAP Plant
Evonik Degussa is now Evonik Corporation
Sumitomo Seika Expands SAP Capacity
Sumitomo Seika and Arkema Establish Superabsorbent Plant
LG Chem to Expand SAP Plant in Korea
NSC to Expand SAP Production Capacity in China
NSI to Build Two New Plants in Indonesia
BASF Inks Agreement with Novozymes and Cargill

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

BASF SE (Germany)
Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
LG Chem Ltd. (Korea)
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. (Korea)
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan)
Yixing Danson Technology (China)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Worldwide Super-Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers: The Large End-Use Market for SAP
Eco-Friendly Baby Diapers
Threat to the SAP Market
Reusable Cloth Diapers
A Threat to SAP?
Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
Adult Incontinence: The Fastest Growing Product Category
Women: A Major Category
Use of Microporous Material
Competitive Landscape
Table 40: Leading Players in the US Adult Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Kimberly-Clark, SCA, First Quality, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
SAP Production Landscape: An Overview
Table 41: US Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2013): Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF, and Nippon Shokubai (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
An Insight into US Acrylic Acid Market
Table 42: Acrylic Acid Production Capacity in the US (2013) (In ‘000 Tonnes Per Annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Strategic Corporate Developments
B.Market Analytics
Table 43: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 44: US Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45: US 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

Market Analysis
Table 46: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Canadian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
SAP Production in Japan
Table 49: SAP Market in Japan (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Declining Birth Rates Affect SAP Demand in Baby Diapers
Table 50: Infant (0-4) Population in Japan (1980-2010) (In Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51: Baby Diaper Production in Japan (2007-2012) (In Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Adult Disposable Diapers Market: Rapidly Expanding Category
Table 52: Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020) (In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53: Adult Disposable Diapers Market in Japan (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Production Volume by Type of Diaper
Pads, Pants Type, and Tape Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54: Light Incontinence Products Market in Japan (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Product
Liner Type, Pad Type, and Pants Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 55: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 56: Japanese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Leading Players
Table 58: European Super-Absorbent Polymer Market (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for BASF, Evonik Industries, Nippon Shokubai, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
End-user Segment Review
Private Labels Make Steady Progress in the Baby Diaper Market
Table 59: Private Label Products as % of Total Baby Diapers Market in Select European Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Changing Demographics Affect the Feminine Hygiene Market
Table 60: Women Population (15-49 years) in Western and Eastern Europe: 1995-2015 (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Incontinence Products Market
Table 61: 60+ Individuals as % of Total Population in European Countries (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62: Urinary Incontinence Levels (%) in Western Europe by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63: Penetration Rate (%) of Incontinence Products in Europe (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64: Leading Players in the European Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for SCA, Ontex, Paul Hartmann, TZMO SA, P&G, Indas and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 65: Leading Players in Western Europe Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for SCA, P&G, Paul Hartmann, Ontex, Kimberly-Clark, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 66: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 67: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 69: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 70: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4a. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Incontinence Products
A Potential Market
Strategic Corporate Development
Snf Floerger
A Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 72: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 73: French Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74: French 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4b. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 75: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 76: German Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 77: German 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4c. ITALY
Market Analysis
Table 78: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 79: Italian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 80: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
A Lucrative Market for Incontinence Products
Strategic Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
Table 81: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 82: UK Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 83: UK 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4e. SPAIN
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Steady Growth for Incontinence Products Market
B.Market Analytics
Table 84: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 85: Spanish Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 86: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4f. RUSSIA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers: Market Overview
Incontinence Products Market: An Insight
B.Market Analytics
Table 87: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 88: Russian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 89: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4g. REST OF EUROPE
Market Analysis
Table 90: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 91: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 92: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

A.Market Analysis
Overview
End-User segment Review
Disposable Baby Diapers
Feminine Hygiene Products
Asia to Replace Traditional Revenue Contributors in the Long-Run
Table 93: Global Feminine Care Market (2013): Number of Units of Feminine Care Products Used Per Year by Girls/ Women Aged between 15 and 49 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Incontinence Products Market
Table 94: Leading Players in Asian Incontinence Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Unicharm, Livedo, Daio, Halujuji, Kao, SCA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 95: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 96: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 97: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 98: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 99: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 100: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5a. CHINA
A.Market Analysis
A Key Asian Market for SAP
Capacity Expansion Spree by Global SAP Players in China
Table 101: SAP Market in China (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, Sumitomo Seika, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
China Holds Leadership in Acrylic Acid Production
Table 102: Prices of Acrylic Acid and Propylene in China (2010-2012) (In $ per Ton)
Rising Demand from End-Use Markets
Baby Diapers: A Market with Huge Potential for Growth
Table 103: Potential for Baby Diapers in China (2005-2012)
Birth Rate (%) and Infant Population as % of Total Population (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 104: Leading Players in the Chinese Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for P&G, Hengan, Kimberly-Clark, Unicharm, Chiaus, Everbeauty/SCA, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
An Overview of China’s Incontinence Products Market
Table 105: Leading Players in Chinese Incontinence Products Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Hengan, SCA, H-Q Paper, Kimberly Clark and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
Strategic Corporate Developments
Yixing Danson Technology
A Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 106: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 107: Chinese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 108: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5b. INDIA
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers Market: An Overview
Table 109: Leading Brands in the Indian Disposable Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Huggies Dri Fit, Pampers, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Incontinence Products Market: An Insight
Table 110: Leading Players in the Indian Incontinence Products Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Nobel Hygiene Pvt Ltd, Actifit India Pvt Ltd and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Feminine Hygiene Products: Low Penetration Offers Growth Opportunities
Oil and Petrochemicals Foray into SAP Production
B.Market Analytics
Table 111: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 112: Indian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 113: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Table 114: SAP Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for BASF, LG Chemical, Nippon Shokubai, Sumitomo Seika, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 115: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 116: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Strategic Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
Table 118: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 119: Middle East Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 120: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. LATIN AMERICA

Market Analysis
Table 121: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region
Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 122: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region
Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 123: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 124: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 125: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 126: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
7a. BRAZIL
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers Market: Growing Preference for High-Absorbency Diapers
Incontinence Products Market: Promising Opportunities
Feminine Hygiene Products Market
Table 127: Leading Players in the Brazilian Market for Feminine Hygiene Products (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 128: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 129: Brazilian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 130: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA
Market Analysis
Table 131: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 132: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 133: Rest of Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 20 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 22)
The United States (3)
Japan (4)
Europe (5)
France (1)
Germany (3)
The United Kingdom (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
Latin America (1)
Middle East (1)

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