Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type, Application and Production Method - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

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  • Allied Analytics LLP
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF SE
  • Demi Co.,Ltd
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
  • San-Dia Polymers
  • MORE

Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer, Polysaccharides, and Others), Application (Adult Incontinence Products, Sanitary Napkins, Baby Diapers, Wound Dressing, Medical Waste Solidification, Seed Coating, and Others) and Production Method (Suspension Polymerization, Solution Polymerization and Gel Polymerization)
Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market was valued at $6,174 million in 2015 and is expected to garner $8,551 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2016 - 2022. Super absorbent polymers (SAPs), also known as slush powder, are physically or chemically cross-linked polymer gels exhibiting hydrophilic property. These are used for absorption and retention of large volumes of organic and inorganic fluids. Acrylic acid, its sodium or potassium salts, and acrylamide are the key raw materials used in the industrial production of SAPs. The primary application of SAP are baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and sanitary napkins. These have applications in the healthcare and agricultural sector, such as wound dressing, medical waste solidification, and seed coating.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to dominate the global market, with China being the forerunner in manufacturing and utilizing SAPs. At present, increase in demand for fluff-less or thin diapers, surge in geriatric population in developed countries, and rise in focus on agriculture at global level drive the market. However, volatility in the prices of raw materials used for the production of SAPs is expected to hamper the growth and development of the market. On-going research & innovation on bio-based SAPs and government support to improve hygiene in the developing countries are expected to offer considerable opportunities for the market growth.

The global super absorbent polymer market is analyzed based on type, application, production method, and geography. Based on type, the market is divided into sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylamide copolymer, ethylene maleic anhydride copolymer, and others. The others segment includes cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose, polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, cross-linked polyethylene oxide, starch grafted copolymer of polyacrylonitrile (PAN), and more. The application areas of the market are broadly categorized into personal care, healthcare, agriculture & horticulture, and others. The others segment includes automotive, construction, packaging, entertainment, and industrial water application. Each of these are subsegmented into various application areas. The SAP market is also categorized in terms of production method, that is, suspension polymerization, solution polymerization, and gel polymerization.

The market is analyzed based on four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2015, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share in the global market, owing to the emergence of China as the leading consumer of SAPs. This region is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.

Major players profiled in this study are as follows:

BASF SE
Demi Co.,Ltd
Evonik Industries AG
Formosa Plastics Corporation
LG Chem Ltd.
Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
San-Dia Polymers
Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.
Yixing Danson Technology
Super Absorbent Polymer

Market Key Benefits:

This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and emerging estimations & dynamics of the global super absorbent polymer market.
Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.
Detailed analysis of the industry based on type, application, and end user help understand the trending SAP products as well as the potential variants.
Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier–buyer network.
Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring of top players within the market framework.

Super Absorbent Polymer Market Key Segments:

By Type

Synthetic
Sodium Polyacrylate
Polyacrylamide Copolymer
Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer
Others
Natural
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Polysaccharides
Polyitaconic Acid
Polypeptide
Others

By Application

Personal Care
Adult Incontinence Products
Sanitary Napkins
Baby Diapers
Nappy Pads
Urinary Bag
Healthcare
Wound Dressing
Medical Waste Solidification
Super absorbent Mat
Agriculture & Horticulture
Seed Coating
Root Dipping
Soil Broadcasting
Flower beds
Ornamental gardens
Others (Automotive, Construction, Packaging, Entertainment, and Industrial Water)

By Production Method

Suspension Polymerization
Solution Polymerization
Gel Polymerization

By Geography

North America
U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Europe
UK
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of the Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Korea
Australia
Rest of the Asia-Pacific
LAMEA
UAE
Brazil
South Africa
KSA
Rest of LAMEA

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF SE
  • Demi Co.,Ltd
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
  • San-Dia Polymers
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1. Report Description
1.2. Key Benefits For Stakeholders:
1.3. Key Market Segments:
1.4. Research Methodology

1.4.1. Secondary Research
1.4.2. Primary Research
1.4.3. Analyst Tools And Models

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1. Key Finding Of The Study:
2.2. CXO Perspective

Chapter 3 Market Overview

3.1. Market Definition And Scope
3.2. Key Findings

3.2.1. Top Winning Strategies
3.2.2. Top Investment Pockets

3.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

3.3.1. Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
3.3.2. Bargaining Power Of Buyers
3.3.3. Threat Of Substitution
3.3.4. Threat Of New Entrants
3.3.5. Competitive Rivalry

3.4. Market Dynamics

3.4.1. Drivers

3.4.1.1. Upsurge In Aged Citizens Of Developed Nations
3.4.1.2. Global Focus On Agricultural Activities
3.4.1.3. Increasing Trend Of Compact Diapers
3.4.1.4. Impact Analysis

3.4.2. Restraints

3.4.2.1. Volatility In Raw Material Prices
3.4.2.2. Non-Biodegradability Of Synthetic Super Absorbent Polymers
3.4.2.3. Impact Analysis

3.4.3. Opportunities

3.4.3.1. Rising Trend For Bio-Based Personal Care Products
3.4.3.2. Government Initiatives In Developing Nations
3.4.3.3. Impact Analysis

3.5. Patent Analysis

3.5.1. Patent Analysis By Year
3.5.2. Patent Analysis By Region
3.5.3. Patent Analysis By Company

3.6. Market Share Analysis

Chapter 4 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

4.1. Introduction

4.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.2. Synthetic

4.2.1. Market Size & Forecast
4.2.2. Sodium Polyacrylate

4.2.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.2.3. Polyacrylamide Copolymer

4.2.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.2.4. Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer

4.2.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.2.5. Others

4.2.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.3. Natural

4.3.1. Market Size & Forecast
4.3.2. Polyvinyl Alcohol

4.3.2.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.3.3. Polysaccharides

4.3.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.3.4. Polyitaconic Acid

4.3.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.3.5. Polypeptide

4.3.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

4.3.6. Others

4.3.6.1. Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 5 World Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Application

5.1. Introduction

5.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2. Personal Care

5.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
5.2.2. Market Size & Forecast
5.2.3. Adult Incontinence Products

5.2.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2.4. Sanitary Napkins

5.2.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2.5. Baby Diapers

5.2.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2.6. Nappy Pads

5.2.6.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.2.7. Urinary Bag

5.2.7.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.3. Healthcare

5.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
5.3.2. Market Size & Forecast
5.3.3. Wound Dressing

5.3.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.3.4. Medical Waste Solidification

5.3.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.3.5. Super Absorbent Mat

5.3.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4. Agriculture & Horticulture

5.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
5.4.2. Market Size & Forecast
5.4.3. Seed Coating

5.4.3.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4.4. Root Dipping

5.4.4.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4.5. Soil Broadcasting

5.4.5.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4.6. Flower Beds

5.4.6.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.4.7. Ornamental Gardens

5.4.7.1. Market Size & Forecast

5.5. Others

5.5.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
5.5.2. Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 6 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Production Method

6.1. Introduction

6.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.2. Suspension Polymerization

6.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
6.2.2. Market Size & Forecast

6.3. Solution Polymerization

6.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
6.3.2. Market Size & Forecast

6.4. Gel Polymerization

6.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
6.4.2. Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 7 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Geography

7.1. Introduction

7.1.1. Market Size & Forecast

7.2. North America

7.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
7.2.2. Market Size And Forecast
7.2.3. U.S.

7.2.3.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.2.4. Mexico

7.2.4.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.2.5. Canada

7.2.5.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3. Europe

7.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
7.3.2. Market Size And Forecast
7.3.3. Uk

7.3.3.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3.4. Germany

7.3.4.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3.5. France

7.3.5.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3.6. Italy

7.3.6.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3.7. Spain

7.3.7.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.3.8. Rest Of The Europe

7.3.8.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4. Asia-Pacific

7.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
7.4.2. Market Size And Forecast
7.4.3. China

7.4.3.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4.4. Japan

7.4.4.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4.5. India

7.4.5.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4.6. Korea

7.4.6.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4.7. Australia

7.4.7.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.4.8. Rest Of Asia-Pacific

7.4.8.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.5. Lamea

7.5.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Factors & Opportunities
7.5.2. Market Size And Forecast
7.5.3. Uae

7.5.3.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.5.4. Brazil

7.5.4.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.5.5. South Africa

7.5.5.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.5.6. Ksa

7.5.6.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

7.5.7. Rest Of The Lamea

7.5.7.1. Market Size And Forecast By Application

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

8.1. Basf Se

8.1.1. Company Overview
8.1.2. Operating Business Segments
8.1.3. Business Performance
8.1.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.2. Demi Co., Ltd.

8.2.1. Company Overview
8.2.2. Operating Business Segments
8.2.3. Business Performance
8.2.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.3. Evonik Industries Ag

8.3.1. Company Overview
8.3.2. Operating Business Segments
8.3.3. Business Performance
8.3.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.4. Formosa Plastics Corporation

8.4.1. Company Overview
8.4.2. Operating Business Segments
8.4.3. Business Performance
8.4.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.5. Lg Chem Ltd.

8.5.1. Company Overview
8.5.2. Operating Business Segments
8.5.3. Business Performance
8.5.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.6. Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.

8.6.1. Company Overview
8.6.2. Operating Business Segments
8.6.3. Business Performance
8.6.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.7. San-Dia Polymers

8.7.1. Company Overview
8.7.2. Operating Business Segments
8.7.3. Business Performance
8.7.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.8. Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.

8.8.1. Company Overview
8.8.2. Operating Business Segments
8.8.3. Business Performance
8.8.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.9. Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.

8.9.1. Company Overview
8.9.2. Operating Business Segments
8.9.3. Business Performance
8.9.4. Key Strategies And Developments

8.10. Yixing Danson Technology

8.10.1. Company Overview
8.10.2. Operating Business Segments
8.10.3. Business Performance
8.10.4. Key Strategies And Developments

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF SE
  • Demi Co.,Ltd
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
  • San-Dia Polymers
  • MORE
Super Absorbent Polymers Market report, forecasts that the global market was valued at $6,174 million in 2015, and is expected to garner $8,551 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.7% during the period 2016 - 2022. The synthetic type held more than half of the global market in 2015.

Super absorbent polymers are the materials bearing excellent liquid absorbing properties that can exceed up to 500 times of its own weight even under pressure. The most often used raw material for industrial manufacture of SAPs are acrylic acid & its sodium or potassium salts as well as acrylamide. Global Super absorbent polymer market can be segmented based on type, application, method, and geography. It can be categorized as synthetic or natural type, in which natural SAPs are rigorously researched to develop environment friendly super absorbent polymers.

Upsurge in adult population of developed nation and increase in requirement of diapers in developing countries are the major factors expected to drive the market growth. However, non-biodegradability of synthetic super absorbent polymers and volatility in its raw material prices are anticipated to hamper this growth. Rise in trend for bio-based personal care products and government efforts to promote cleanliness & use of personal disposable products are expected to create growth opportunities for various players in the market.

Bio-based Super absorbent polymers, such as polysaccharides & polyvinyl alcohol, are expected to grow at the highest CAGR throughout the analysis period, due to their remarkable properties such as biodegradability, better absorbability, organic nature, non-toxicity, and others. These are employed in different applications, primarily personal care, healthcare, agriculture & horticulture, and others including automotive, entertainment, construction, packaging, and industrial water.

In 2015, the synthetic type super absorbent polymers, especially sodium polyacrylate occupied major market in terms of revenue and is expected to do so during the forecast period as well. However, this trend is expected to decline to some extent during the forecast period, owing to the increase in inclination of consumers towards nature-based products and non-biodegradability of synthetic super absorbent polymers. The main application employing super absorbent polymer is personal care related products such as disposable adult incontinence products, sanitary napkins, diapers, nappy pads, and urinary bags. Moreover, the healthcare application segment accounted for second largest market share in 2015 in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow at the CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. Expanding population of developing nations, increase in adult population of developed nations, and upsurge in the development of healthcare industry are the factors responsible for fastest growth of personal care and healthcare segments of overall applications. Asia-Pacific is a leader in global super absorbent polymers market due to high growth rate of population and increase in disposable income. Increase in focus of manufacturers & consumers on bio-derived super absorbent polymers has led to rigorous R&D, thus resulting in a large number of patents published in the recent years.

Key findings of the Super Absorbent Polymers Market

Natural Super absorbent polymers are expected to develop at the fastest CAGR of 5.0% in terms of value during the forecast period.
Healthcare is anticipated to be the fastest developing application segment, in value terms, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% from 2016 to 2022.
Asia-Pacific is expected to continue to be the dominant shareholder, with more than one-third share of the global super absorbent polymers market, with highest CAGR of 5.3% in terms of revenue.
The baby diaper segment of personal care application occupied the major market share in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period.
Sodium polyacrylate, a synthetic super absorbent polymer, accounted for around two-thirds of the market share of synthetic super absorbent polymers, in 2015.
Gel polymerization production method accounted for major market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period
In 2015, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA collectively accounted for more than half of the global super absorbent polymers market, with lucrative CAGR and are expected to continue this trend. This is due to upsurge in population and rise in disposable income, specifically in China, India, Brazil, and other developing economies. Growth in urbanization & industrialization majorly mark the development of the market in Asia-Pacific.

Major companies profiled in this report are BASF SE, Demi Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, Formosa Plastics Corporation, LG Chem Ltd., Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., San-Dia Polymers, Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Yixing Danson Technology.
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  • BASF SE
  • Demi Co.,Ltd
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
  • San-Dia Polymers
  • Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Super Absorbent Polymer
  • Yixing Danson Technology
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