Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market 2016-2020

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  • Region: Global
  • 64 pages
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About Superabsorbent Polymers

SAPs are sodium polyacrylate cross-linked polymers. These polymers have the unique ability to absorb and retain large volumes of water. SAPs are produced by meticulous crosslinking of polyacrylate with suitable additives. The global SAP market relies largely on polyacrylate for the production of SAPs. When acrylic acid is polymerized with further crosslinking, super absorbent polyacrylates are produced. They are also known as hydrogels. SAPs have characteristic features of hydrophilicity, biocompatibility, high absorption capacities, swelling, and de-swelling.

Analysts forecast the global superabsorbent polymers market to grow at a CAGR of 5.23% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in This Report:
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global superabsorbent polymers market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the key five vendors operating in the market.

The Market is Divided into the Following Segments Based on Geography:
- APAC
- Europe
- North America
- ROW

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Vendors:
- BASF
- Evonik Industries
- LG Chem
- Nippon Shokubai
- Sanyo Chemical Industries

Other Prominent Vendors:
- Chemtex
- Formosa
- Plastics
- Sumitomo Seika Chemicals
- Kao
- Multisorb Technologies
- SONGWON
- Yixing Danson Technology
- Zhejiang Satellite Petro Chemical

Market Drivers:
- High demand for diapers from infant population.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market challenges:
- Development of bio-based SAP is still at nascent stage.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Market Trends:
- Rise in demand for bio-based polymers.
- For a full, detailed list, view the full report

Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • Kao
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • Plastics
  • SONGWON
  • MORE
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Part 01: Executive summary
  • Highlights
Part 02: Scope of the report
  • Market overview
Part 03: Market research methodology
  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators
Part 04: Introduction
  • Key market highlights
  • Outlook
  • Process diagram
  • Applications of SAP
Part 05: Market landscape
  • Global SAP market
  • Five forces analysis
Part 06: Market segmentation by type
  • Global SAP market by type
  • Global SAP market by sodium polyacrylate
  • Global SAP market by polyacrylamide copolymers
  • Global SAP market by other polymers
Part 07: Market segmentation by application
  • Global SAP market by application
  • Global SAP market in baby diaper sector
  • Global SAP market in adult incontinence product sector
  • Global SAP market in feminine hygiene product sector
  • Global SAP market in other sectors
Part 08: Geographical segmentation
  • Global SAP market by geography
  • SAP market in North America
  • SAP market in Europe
  • SAP market in APAC
  • SAP market in ROW
Part 09: Market drivers
  • High demand for diapers from infant population
  • Global aging population
  • Agriculture sector: Promising end-user for SAPs
Part 10: Impact of drivers

Part 11: Market challenges
  • Regulations to reduce landfill dumping
  • Fluctuating prices of acrylic acid
  • Development of bio-based SAP is still at nascent stage
Part 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

Part 13: Market trends
  • Rise in demand for bio-based polymers
  • Instances of early puberty among females
  • Government initiative: Improvement of women’s health
  • Increasing use of SAP in other applications
Part 14: Vendor landscape
  • Competitive scenario
  • Key market vendors
  • Other prominent vendors
Part 15: Key vendor analysis
  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • LG Chem
  • Nippon Shokubai
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries
Part 16: Appendix
  • List of abbreviations
Part 17: About the Author

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Segmentation of global SAP market
Exhibit 02: Global SAP market by type
Exhibit 03: Global SAP market by application
Exhibit 04: Global SAP market by geography
Exhibit 05: Process diagram of SAP
Exhibit 06: Value chain analysis of SAP
Exhibit 07: Global SAP market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 08: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 09: Global SAP market by type
Exhibit 10: Global SAP market by sodium polyacrylate 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 11: Global SAP market by polyacrylamide copolymers 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 12: Global SAP market by other polymers 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 13: Global SAP market by application
Exhibit 14: Global SAP market in baby diaper sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 15: Global SAP market in adult incontinence sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 16: Global SAP market in feminine hygiene product sector 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 17: Global SAP market in other sectors 2015-2020 ($ millions)
Exhibit 18: Global SAP market by geography
Exhibit 19: SAP market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 20: SAP market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 21: SAP market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 22: SAP market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 23: Infant population in 2014
Exhibit 24: Global child mortality rate (2009-2015)
Exhibit 25: Global population percentage 2015
Exhibit 26: Global aging population forecast 2015-2020 (millions)
Exhibit 27: Regional distribution of people aged >60 years 2015
Exhibit 28: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 29: Global post-consumer plastics scenario 2015
Exhibit 30: Post-consumer plastics scenario in APAC 2015
Exhibit 31: Crude oil price 2009-2015 ($ per barrel)
Exhibit 32: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 33: Process of renewable refining
Exhibit 34: Key vendors in global SAP market 2015
Exhibit 35: BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 36: BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 37: Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 38: Evonik Industries: Business segmentation by geography 2015
Exhibit 39: LG Chem: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 40: LG Chem: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 41: Nippon Shokubai: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 42: Nippon Shokubai: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 43: Sanyo chemical Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
Exhibit 44: Sanyo Chemical Industries: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
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FEATURED COMPANIES

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  • Evonik Industries
  • Kao
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • Plastics
  • SONGWON
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Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market 2016-2020

Key players in the global superabsorbent polymers market: BASF, Evonik Industries, LG Chem, Nippon Shokubai, and Sanyo Chemical Industries.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Chemtex, Formosa, Plastics, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, Kao, Multisorb Technologies, SONGWON, Yixing Danson Technology, and Zhejiang Satellite Petro Chemical.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “One trend in the market is instances of early puberty among females. During 2005-2015, the average age of menarche, the first onset of menstruation, has drastically reduced and this trend is observed worldwide. From 16 years to 17 years, the average menarche age has come down to 8-13 years. This observation displays that it is not attributed to increased nutritional status over the years, but it is a consistent trend observed among all socioeconomic classes, race, and ethnicity. Earlier menarche is indicated the use of feminine hygiene products from a much younger age than it was a decade earlier.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is agriculture sector: Promising end-user for SAPs. Around the world, the arid and semi-arid regions are facing water scarcity, finding it difficult to tend to population expansion and increasing economic activities. The regions that are most affected by water scarcity are the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. The water crisis is expected to worsen by 2025. The demand for water for uses other than basic necessities is growing rapidly, while the water available for potential use for future is drastically reducing. In addition, inadequate and uncertain rainfalls are adding to the woes of agricultural producers.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is development of bio-based SAP is still at nascent stage. SAPs are manufactured by crosslinking polyacrylates that are obtained by polymerization of acrylic acid, a petrochemical derivative. Stringent environmental regulations have been put in place in recent years because of growing environmental concerns about the use of petrochemicals. It is also a matter of concern that non-renewable sources are depleting at a rapid rate. This is forcing manufacturers to shift toward bio-based alternatives. However, the research in the area of bio-based SAPs is still at a nascent stage. These regulations are expected to hinder the market globally, especially in the US and Europe. Acrylic acid is also known to be a potential threat to organisms and the environment and causes abiotic effects. To combat this, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has passed the Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
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  • BASF
  • Evonik Industries
  • LG Chem
  • Nippon Shokubai
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries
  • Chemtex
  • Formosa
  • Plastics
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals
  • Kao
  • Multisorb Technologies
  • SONGWON
  • Yixing Danson Technology
  • Zhejiang Satellite Petro Chemical.
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