Wide Range of Application and Advantage over Conventional Products
The application of hydrogel can be found from pharmaceutical to electronics industry. The properties exhibited by hydrogel makes them fit for wide range of applications, such as domestic uses, perfumes, cosmetics, plastic surgery, bacterial culture, tissue engineering, dental applications, wound healing applications, drug & protein delivery systems, peptides, capacitors in electronics, etc. Hydrogels with optimum degree of crosslinking offers strong and elastic properties. These are used for sanitary purpose (in disposable diapers, sanitary napkins), as medical electrode in ECG, as breast implants. Hence, with the growing demand for hydrogel in various applications is driving the global hydrogel market during the forecast period.
Increasing Demand from Personal Care & Hygiene Sector
Hydrogel, due to its soft and tissue-like physical properties, water absorption, good oxygen permeability, superior biocompatibility, micro-porous structure for additional transport channels, and several other properties, is considered the perfect material to be used in hygiene products. Rising hygiene awareness, coupled with growing infant and aging population in emerging economies, and continuous demand for feminine hygiene products, is expected to drive the hydrogel market in the hygiene industry. Hence, the demand for hydrogel is increasing in the personal care & hygiene sector. As the sector is growing, the demand for hydrogel is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market
Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market during the forecast period due to growth in the personal care & hygiene, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals & healthcare sectors. The beauty, personal care, and healthcare sectors are expected to grow at a robust pace in the region during the forecast period, primarily driven by baby and child-specific products, depilatories, oral care, color cosmetics, skin care, and sun care. The personal care market accounts for around 21% of the Indian consumer packaged goods market, with a potential to be the gold mine for certain beauty and personal care companies. Hence, Product innovations, consumer willingness to experiment with new products, and continued demand for naturally-positioned products are expected to drive the demand for hydrogels in the region during the forecast period.
Major Players: 3M, Sekisui Plastics Co. Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited, ConvaTec Inc., amongst others.
Key Developments in the Market
May 2018: Ambu acquired Invendo Medical GmbH, a leading developer of sterile single-use high-definition endoscopy products in the field of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Report
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Wide Range of Application and Advantage over Conventional Products
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Synthetic Hydrogels Leading to Extensive Research Activities
4.2.1 High Production Cost
4.3.1 Increasing Expenditure on Healthcare and Personal Hygiene
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Structure
5.2 By Material
5.2.4 Others ( Agar, PEG, PVP, PVA, Gelatin, etc. )
5.3 By End-users
5.3.1 Personal Care & Hygiene
5.3.2 Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
5.3.5 Others (Forensics, Research, etc. )
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN countries
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.4 United Kingdom
6.2.7 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 United States
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 The Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)
9.3 Ashland Inc.
9.5 Alliqua BioMedical Inc.
9.10 Johnson & Johnson
9.11 Hoya Corporation
9.13 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
9.14 BSN Medical GmbH
9.15 Molnlycke Health Care
9.16 Paul Hartmann
9.17 Alcon (Novartis AG)
9.18 Seikagaku Corporation
9.19 Integra Lifesciences
9.20 The Cooper Companies
9.21 Smith Nephew United
9.22 Cardinal Health Inc.
*List not Exhaustive
** Subject to availability on public Domain
- Ashland Inc.
- Alliqua BioMedical Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Hoya Corporation
- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
- BSN Medical GmbH
- Molnlycke Health Care
- Paul Hartmann
- Alcon (Novartis AG)
- Seikagaku Corporation
- Integra Lifesciences
- The Cooper Companies
- Smith Nephew United
- Cardinal Health Inc.