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Super-Absorbent Polymers - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: October 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 230 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, and Miscellaneous. 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 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 14 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF SE, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Stockhausen, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd, San-Dia Polymers, Ltd., and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Disposable Diapers I-3
Adult Incontinence Pads I-4
Feminine Hygiene Products I-4
Others I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Emerging Markets to Fuel Growth II-1
Current & Future Analysis II-1
Analysis by Geographic Region II-1
Table 1: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by
Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) - Ranked by Compounded
Annual Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Analysis by End-Use Segment II-2
Table 2: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by
End-use Segment (2010-2018) - Ranked by Growth Rate of
Volume Sales for Feminine Hygiene Products, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Others and Disposable Diapers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Bio-Based Super-Absorbent Polymers Boost SAP Market II-3
Manufacturers Rummaging through Various Options to Produce
Eco-Friendly SAPs II-3
SNAP: the New Generation SAP II-4
Production Disruptions Affect Global SAP Supply in the Wake of
Recession II-4
Price - The Influencing Factor II-5
Production Capacity of SAP II-5
Table 3: Global SAP Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of
Production Capacity by Region (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6
Capacity Expansion: Order of the Day II-6
Table 4: SAP Capacity Expansions Underway (2012-2014) II-6
Chemical Tank Explosion at Nippon Shokubai's Himeji Plant
Disrupts Global Diaper Supply II-7
Leading SAP Producers II-7
Table 5: Global SAP Market (2011): Production Capacity of
Leading Producers (In ‘000 Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 6: Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for Nippon
Shokubai, Evonik Degussa, BASF, San-Dia Polymers, Sumitomo
Seika Chemicals, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-10
Introduction II-10
SAP Characteristics II-10
Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Super-Absorbent
Polymers II-10
Evolution of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-11
Synthetic & Natural Super-Absorbent Polymers II-11
Types of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-12
Sodium Polyacrylate II-12
Gro-Creatures II-12
Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes II-12
Manufacturing Process of SAP II-12
How SAP Works? II-13

3. END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-14
SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application II-14
SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance II-14
Disposable Diapers II-14
Table 7: World Birth Rates (2010 & 2015): Number of Births
and Birthrates in Developed and Developing Countries II-15

Table 8: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in
Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) -
Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Diapers & SAP - At a Glance II-16
Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers II-16
Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers II-16
Leading Diaper Manufacturers - Major Consumers of SAP II-17
SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint II-17
Table 9: Composition of Diaper (1985 & 2008) - Percentage
Share Breakdown of Weight by Components (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers II-18
Adult Incontinence Pads II-18
Adult Incontinence II-18
Table 10: World Demographic Trends (2010 & 2020): Adult
Population (+65 Years) as a Share of Total World Population
for Developed and Developing Regions II-19
Adult Incontinence Products Market - A Glance II-19
Table 11: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult
Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) -
Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Innovations in Adult Incontinence Products Market II-20
Feminine Hygiene Products II-20
Feminine Hygiene Market - An Overview II-20
Table 12: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in
Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region/Country
(2010-2018)- Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Canada,
Japan and US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Sanitary Pads II-21
Key Driving Factors II-21
New Super-Absorbent Concept II-21
Thinner Napkins - A Key Driver II-21
Technical Super-Absorbents II-22
Market Overview II-22
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Technical Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North
America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 14: World Historic Review for Technical
Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 15: World Market for Technical Super- Absorbents by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Global Technical Super-Absorbents Market by End-Use Segment II-25
Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Technical Super - Absorbents by End-Use Segment -
Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 17: World Historic Review for Technical Super-
Absorbents by End-Use Segment - Agriculture, Cable Wrap,
Packaging, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 18: World Market for Technical Super- Absorbents by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27
End-use Applications of Technical Super-absorbents II-27
Cable Wrap II-27
Packaging II-27
Agriculture II-28
Residual Flood Water Removal II-28
Firefighting II-28
Medical Waste Handling II-28
Medical Industry II-28
Other Applications II-29

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-30
Exotech Bio Solutions Develops Economical and Greener SAP II-30
ZappaTec Introduces New Absorbent Polymers for Medical Liquid
Waste Disposal II-30
Fuzhou University Introduces New Method for SAP Production II-30
Derma Sciences Introduces XTRASORB™ Super Absorbent Dressing II-30
Cim-Tek® Develops Tank Dryer for Fuel-Storage Tanks II-31

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-32
BASF-YPC Commences Construction of New SAP Plant in China II-32
NSC to Expand SAP Production Capacity in China II-32
NSI to Build Two New Plants in Indonesia II-32
Saudi Acrylic Acid and German EVONIK Sign Heads of Agreement
Basics II-32
Nippon Shokubai Builds New SAP Facility in Japan II-33
Sumitomo Seika New Production Facility at Himeji Works II-33
NA Industries Relocates SAP Production from Chattanooga to Huston II-33
Global Technologies Group Inks Agreement with M2 Polymer
Technologies II-33
Sumitomo Seika Takes Over Arkema's SAP Business II-34
American Soil Technologies and Green Hippo Form a Joint Venture II-34
BASF-YPC Commence Expansion of Nanjing Facility II-34
Shurtape Technologies and Inspired Technologies Sign Licensing
Agreement II-34
LG Chem Takes Over SAP Facility from Kolon Industries II-35

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-36
BASF SE (Germany) II-36
Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-36
Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. (US) II-36
LG Chem Ltd. (Korea) II-37
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-37
Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd (Japan) II-37
San-Dia Polymers, Ltd. (Japan) II-38
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan) II-38

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-39
Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 20: 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 Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004,
2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41
Worldwide Super - Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment II-42
Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 23: 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
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 26: 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
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 29: 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 Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market 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 Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 32: 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
Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through
2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
SAP Supply Shortage Hits North America III-1
Production Capacity of Leading Players III-1
Table 34: US Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2011):
Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF, and
Nippon Shokubai (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Product Developments/Launches III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. - A Key Regional Player III-4
B.Market Analytics III-5
Table 35: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable
Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 36: US Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by
End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence
Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 37: US 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

2. CANADA III-8
Market Analysis III-8
Table 38: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 40: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Outlook III-11
Table 41: Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020)
(In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11
Overview III-11
Table 42: SAP Market in Japan (2010): Production Capacities
in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia Polymers, and
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12
Strategic Corporate Developments III-12
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 43: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 44: Japanese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 45: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011
& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Outlook III-18
EU Faces SAP Supply Shortage III-18
Growth Propellers III-18
Leading Players III-19
Table 46: European Super-Absorbent Polymer Market (2011):
Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF,
Nippon Shokubai, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 48: 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 Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 49: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia
and Rest of Europe Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with AnnualSales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 51: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 52: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4a. FRANCE III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Outlook III-26
Strategic Corporate Developments III-26
SNF Floerger- a Key Regional Player III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 54: French Historic Review for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 55: French 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4b. GERMANY III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Outlook III-30
Key Players III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 56: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 57: German Historic Review for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 58: German 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4c. ITALY III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-37
Market Analysis III-37
Table 62: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable
Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: UK Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by
End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence
Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: UK 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4e. SPAIN III-40
Market Analysis III-40
Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 67: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4f. RUSSIA III-43
Market Analysis III-43
Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Super- Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 70: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use
Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 73: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for
Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others
Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Overview III-49
China - A Key Asian Market for SAP III-49
Supply Surpasses SAP Demand III-49
Demand by End-use III-50
Table 74: Chinese SAP Market (2011): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Segment for Disposable
Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Adult Incontinence
Pads (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50
SAP Companies Set-on Capacity Expansion Spree III-50
Table 75: SAP Market in China (2010): Production
Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia
Polymers, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51
India III-51
Oil and Petrochemicals Foray into SAP Production III-52
Strategic Corporate Developments III-52
LG Chem Ltd. (Korea)- A Key Regional Player III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 76: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 77: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 78: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others
Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Outlook III-57
Product Developments/Launches III-57
Strategic Corporate Development III-57
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 79: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Market
Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine
Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 80: Middle East Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 81: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for
Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others
Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

7. LATIN AMERICA III-61
A.Market Analysis III-61
Outlook III-61
Rising Consumption of SAP III-61
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 82: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use
Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,
Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons
for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 83: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 84: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for
Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult
Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others
Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 14 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 22)

The United States (5)
Japan (5)
Europe (3)
- France (1)
- Germany (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)
Middle East (1)

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