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SUPERABSORBENT POLYMERS - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superabsorbent Polymers in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End Use Segments: Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-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 15 companies including many key and niche players such as -

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

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Code: MCP-2145
Price: $4950
Companies: 15
Pages: 237
Date: June 2017
Market Data Tables: 127
  Status: * New Report



TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   Superabsorbent Polymers (SAPs): The Polymer with High Absorbency Capacity.....II-11$100
   Exceptional Absorbency Properties Widen Applications Range of SAP.....II-2
Baby Disposable Diapers Segment Dominates SAP Consumption.....II-2
1$100
   Aging Population & Needs of Female Population Fuels Need for SAP-based Hygiene
  Products.....II-3
1$100
   Emerging Economies Continue to Spearhead Growth in the SAP Market.....II-41$100
   Sodium Polyacrylate – The Major Category in SAP Market.....II-5
Table 1: Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Raw Material (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
1$350
   Biodegradable SAP Market – Hygiene & Agricultural Applications to Drive Growth.....II-61$100
   Manufacturers Search for Options to Produce Eco-Friendly SAPs.....II-7
SNAP: the New Generation SAP.....II-7
Cassava Pulp Waste to Yield Eco-Friendly SAP.....II-7
1$100
   Production Landscape of Superabsorbent Polymers: An Overview.....II-8
Table 2: Worldwide Production Capacity of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) in kt for the Years 2014-2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-8
1$350
   Table 3: Capacity Utilization Rate (%) of SAP Worldwide for the Years 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-9

Table 4: Global SAP Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-9
Acrylic Acid Availability & Pricing Affects SAP Market.....II-9
1$350
   Table 5: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment - Adhesives, Coatings, Superabsorbent Polymers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-101$350
   Table 6: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Production by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-111$350
   SAP Prices: Significant Influence of Raw Materials.....II-12
Table 7: Average Prices of Superabsorbent Polymers in Select End-Use Segments.....II-12
Competitive Landscape.....II-12
1$100
   Table 8: Production Capacity of Leading Players in the Global SAP Market (In Thousand Tons per Annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-131$350
   Table 9: Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for BASF, Evonik Industries, LG Chem, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., SDP Global, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-14
Manufacturers Scale-up Production Capacities to Tap SAP Market.....II-14
2$350
   SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application.....II-16
SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance.....II-16
Baby Disposable Diapers: The Dominant Product Market for SAP.....II-16
1$100
   Diapers & SAP - At a Glance.....II-17
Increasing Diaper Sales Led by Expanding Infant Population to Fuel SAP Demand.....II-17
2$200
   Table 10: Annual Usage of Baby Disposable Diapers Per Infant by Region (Age up to 2.5 years) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-19

Table 11: Global New Births (in Millions) per Annum by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-19
1$350
   Table 12: Global Infant (0-4 Years) Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-20
Declining Birth Rates: A Key Issue Confronting Diapers Market.....II-20
2$350
   Table 13: Global Birth Rate Statistics: Number of Births per 1000 Population in Select Countries for 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-22
Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers.....II-22
1$350
   Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers.....II-23
Table 14: Composition of Diaper - Percentage Breakdown of Weight by Component (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23
1$350
   Diaper Innovations Further Boost SAP Market.....II-24
SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint.....II-24
Diapers Become Narrower and Thinner.....II-24
1$100
   Premium Segment: Growth Opportunities in Mature Markets.....II-251$100
   Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers.....II-26
Adult Incontinence Products Market: An Overview.....II-26
What is Incontinence?.....II-26
1$100
   Table 15: Worldwide Prevalence (%) of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-271$350
   Aging Population Favors Growth in the SAP-based Incontinence Products Market.....II-28 1$100
   Table 16: Global Aging Population in Select Regions/Countries: Population of 60+ Individuals in ‘000s and as a Percentage of Total Population for 2015 & 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-291$350
   Table 17: Percentage of Population Aged 65 and Above in the US, Europe and Japan for the Years 1950-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-301$350
   Product Innovations in the Incontinence Market.....II-311$100
   Feminine Hygiene Product Market – A Review.....II-32
Overview.....II-32
1$100
   Table 18: Number of Menstruating Women Worldwide by Country: 15-49 Years Female Population (in Millions) for 2013 & 2025P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33

Table 19: Global Feminine Care Market (2016): Number of Units of Feminine Care Products Used Per Year by Girls/Women Aged between 15 and 49 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33
1$350
   Early Menarche among Women Expands Opportunities for SAP Market.....II-34
Government Efforts to Improve Women’s Health Aids SAP Market.....II-34
Traditional Revenue Contributors Lose Growth Momentum to Developing Countries.....II-34
1$100
   Product Advancements in Feminine Hygiene Products.....II-351$100
   Leakage Prevention: A Major Value Add.....II-36
Superabsorbent Fiber Technology: Making Life Easier.....II-36
1$100
   Jelly Fish as Super Absorbent Tampons.....II-37
Agriculture Industry – The Next Avenue of Growth in the SAP Market.....II-37
1$100
   Superabsorbent Polymers Enable Crop Cultivation with Less Water.....II-381$100
   Medical SAP: Growing Use in Advanced Wound Care Products.....II-39
Cooling Down Synthetic Turf with Superabsorbent Polymers.....II-39
1$100
   Introduction.....II-40
A Glance at Major End-use Applications of Specialty Superabsorbents.....II-40
Agriculture.....II-40
1$100
   A Beneficial Water Retention Agent in Agriculture.....II-41
Cable Wrap.....II-41
Packaging.....II-41
1$100
   Residual Flood Water Removal.....II-42
Industrial Waste Management.....II-42
Wastewater Treatment.....II-42
Firefighting.....II-42
Medical Waste Handling.....II-42
Medical Industry.....II-42
1$100
   Artificial Snow.....II-43
SAP - Ideal for Concrete Curing.....II-43
Other Applications.....II-43
Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications - Market Overview.....II-43
1$100
   Table 20: 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$350
   Table 21: World 8-Year Perspective 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 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$350
   Table 22: 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-461$350
   Table 23: World 8-Year Perspective 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 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-471$350
   Introduction.....II-48
SAP Characteristics.....II-48
Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Superabsorbent Polymers.....II-48
Evolution of Superabsorbent Polymers.....II-48
1$100
   Synthetic & Natural Superabsorbent Polymers.....II-49
Types of Superabsorbent Polymers.....II-49
1$100
   Sodium Polyacrylate.....II-50
Gro-Creatures.....II-50
Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes.....II-50
Manufacturing Process of SAP.....II-50
1$100
   How SAP Works?.....II-51
End-Use Applications of SAP.....II-51
1$100
   Evonik Develops FAVOR®max Superabsorbents.....II-52
Sumitomo Seika Develops AQUA KEEP HP.....II-52
BASF Unveils HySorb® SAP.....II-52
BASF Introduces Novel Technology for SAP Production.....II-52
Accepta Unveils New SAP to Retain Soil Hydration and Nutrients.....II-52
Kimberly-Clark Introduces SAP-based Poise Microliners.....II-52
1$100
   Evonik Reduces SAP Capacity.....II-53
Jacobs Engineering Group Wins Contract from Nippon Shokubai.....II-53
SDP Global Establishes New Production Base for SAP in Malaysia.....II-53
BASF Commences Operations of Acrylic Acid & SAP Complex in Brazil.....II-53
Nippon Shokubai to Build SAP Plant in Belgium.....II-53
Evonik Establishes Application Technology for SAP in Germany.....II-53
Evonik to Expand Global SAP Capacity.....II-53
1$100
   NIPPON SHOKUBAI to Expand SAP Capacity at Himeji Facility.....II-54
Sumitomo Seika Establishes SAP Production Unit in Korea.....II-54
BASF-YPC Sets Up SAP Plant in China.....II-54
1$100
   BASF SE (Germany).....II-55
Evonik Industries AG (Germany).....II-55
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan).....II-55
1$100
   LG Chem Ltd. (Korea).....II-56
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-56
Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan).....II-56
1$100
   Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. (Korea).....II-57
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan).....II-57
1$100
   Yixing Danson Technology (China).....II-581$100
   Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-591$350
   Table 25: World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-601$350
   Table 26: World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$350
   Worldwide Superabsorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment.....II-62
Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-62
1$350
   Table 28: World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-631$350
   Table 29: World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-641$350
   Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-651$350
   Table 31: World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-661$350
   Table 32: World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-671$350
   Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-681$350
   Table 34: World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-691$350
   Table 35: World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-701$350
   Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-711$350
   Table 37: World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-721$350
   Table 38: World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-731$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Outlook.....III-1
Baby Diapers: The Large End-Use Market for SAP.....III-1
1$75
   Table 39: Birth Rates in the US: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
Diaper Makers Concentrate on Feature Enhancements.....III-2
1$200
   Eco-Friendly Baby Diapers – Threat to the SAP Market.....III-3
Reusable Cloth Diapers – A Threat to SAP?.....III-3
Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview.....III-3
1$75
   Adult Incontinence: The Fastest Growing Product Category.....III-4 1$75
   Table 40: North American Elderly Population by Age Group: 1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51$200
   Strategic Corporate Development.....III-6
B. Market Analytics.....III-6
Table 41: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-6
1$200
   Table 42: US Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-71$200
   Table 43: US 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-81$200
   Market Analysis.....III-9
Table 44: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-9
1$200
   Table 45: Canadian Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-101$200
   Table 46: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-111$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-12
Outlook.....III-12
Table 47: SAP Market in Japan: Production Capacity in Thousand Tons Per Annum for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
Declining Birth Rates Affect SAP Demand in Baby Diapers.....III-12
1$200
   Table 48: Birth Rates in Japan: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-131$200
   Table 49: Baby Diaper Production In Billion Pieces in Japan for the Years 2010-2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
Adult Disposable Diapers Market: Aging Population Drives Growth.....III-14
1$200
   Table 50: Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020) (In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15

Table 51: Adult Disposable Diapers Market in Japan (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Production Volume by Type of Diaper (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15

Table 52: Light Incontinence Products Market in Japan (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Product (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$200
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-16
Key Players.....III-16
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-18
Table 53: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$200
   Table 54: Japanese Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-191$200
   Table 55: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-201$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-21
Outlook.....III-21
End-user Segment Review.....III-21
Baby Diaper Market.....III-21
1$75
   Table 56: Private Label Products as % of Total Baby Diapers Market in Select European Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
Feminine Hygiene Market.....III-22
1$200
   Table 57: Women Population (15-49 years) in Western and Eastern Europe: 1995-2015 (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
Incontinence Products Market.....III-23
1$200
   Table 58: European Country-wise Statistics for Adult Population (2015): Share of 65+ Population of Total Population for Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-241$200
   Table 59: Urinary Incontinence Levels (%) in Western Europe by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-251$200
   B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 60: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$200
   Table 61: European Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-271$200
   Table 62: European 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-281$200
   Table 63: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-291$200
   Table 64: European Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-301$200
   Table 65: European 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Outlook.....III-32
SNF Floerger - A Key Player.....III-32
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-33
Table 66: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$200
   Table 67: French Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-341$200
   Table 68: French 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-351$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-36
Outlook.....III-36
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-36
1$75
   Key Players.....III-371$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-38
Table 69: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$200
   Table 70: German Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-391$200
   Table 71: German 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-401$200
   Market Analysis.....III-41
Table 72: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$200
   Table 73: Italian Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-421$200
   Table 74: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-431$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Outlook.....III-44
An Overview of End-Use Markets.....III-44
Baby Diapers Market.....III-44
Table 75: Birth Rates in the UK: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
1$200
   Incontinence Products Market.....III-45
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-45
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-46
Table 76: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
1$200
   Table 77: UK Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-471$200
   Table 78: UK 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-481$200
   Market Analysis.....III-49
Table 79: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$200
   Table 80: Spanish Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-501$200
   Table 81: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-511$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-52
Outlook.....III-52
Baby Diapers: Low Penetration Augurs Well for SAP Market.....III-52
1$75
   Table 82: Birth Rates in Russia: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
Aging Population & Rising Awareness to Stir Demand for SAP-based Incontinence
  Products.....III-53
1$200
   B. Market Analytics.....III-54
Table 83: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54
1$200
   Table 84: Russian Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-551$200
   Table 85: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-561$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-57
Outlook.....III-57
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-57
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-58
Table 86: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
1$200
   Table 87: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-591$200
   Table 88: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-601$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-61
Outlook.....III-61
End-User Segment Review.....III-61
Disposable Baby Diapers.....III-61
1$75
   Table 89: Per-Capita Baby Diaper Use per Month (Units) in Japan, China, Indonesia and Thailand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-62
Feminine Hygiene Products.....III-62
1$200
   Table 90: Feminine Care Market by Region (2016): Number of Units of Feminine Care Products Used Per Year by Girls/ Women Aged between 15 and 49 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-63
Incontinence Products Market.....III-63
Table 91: Potential Opportunities for Adult Incontinence Products Market in Asia-Pacific - Elderly Population as % of Total Population by Geographic Region for 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-63
1$200
   B. Market Analytics.....III-64
Table 92: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-64
1$200
   Table 93: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-651$200
   Table 94: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-661$200
   Table 95: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-671$200
   Table 96: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-681$200
   Table 97: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-691$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-70
Market Overview.....III-70
Competitive Landscape.....III-70
1$75
   Table 98: Leading Manufacturers of Superabsorbent Polymers in China - Breakdown of Production Capacity in kt per annum for 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-711$200
   Acrylic Acid Production Capacity Continues to Increase.....III-72
Table 99: Acrylic Acid Market in China (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment for Acrylate Esters, SAP and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-72

Table 100: Leading Manufacturers of Acrylic Acid in China (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for BASF - YPC Co. Ltd., Formosa Acrylic Esters (Ningbo) Co. Ltd., Jiangsu Jurong Chemical Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co. Ltd., and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-72
1$200
   Table 101: Proposed Capacity Additions in the Chinese Acrylic Acid Market (2016-2020).....III-73

Table 102: Prices of Acrylic Acid in China for Jan-2013 to Jan-2016 (In RMB/t) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-73
Anticipated Increase in New Births to Stir Demand for SAP-based Baby
  Diapers.....III-73
1$200
   Table 103: Potential for Baby Diapers Market in China - Number of Live Births in Millions for 2008-2016E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
Expanding Elderly Population Stirs Demand for Incontinence Products Market.....III-74
1$200
   Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview.....III-75
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-75
1$75
   Yixing Danson Technology – A Key Player.....III-76
B. Market Analytics.....III-76
Table 104: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-76
1$200
   Table 105: Chinese Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-771$200
   Table 106: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-781$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-79
Outlook.....III-79
High Growth Potential for Baby Diapers Market Augurs Well for SAP Demand.....III-79
Demand for Incontinence Products from Expanding Elderly Population – An
  Opportunity to Tap.....III-79
1$75
   Feminine Hygiene Products: Increasing Penetration Levels to Fuel Growth.....III-801$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-81
Table 107: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-81
1$200
   Table 108: Indian Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-821$200
   Table 109: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-831$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-84
Outlook.....III-84
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-84
Key Players.....III-84
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-86
Table 110: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-86
1$200
   Table 111: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-871$200
   Table 112: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-881$200
   Market Analysis.....III-89
Table 113: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-89
1$200
   Table 114: Middle East & Africa Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-901$200
   Table 115: Middle East & Africa 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-911$200
   Market Analysis.....III-92
Market Analysis.....III-92
1$75
   Table 116: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-931$200
   Table 117: Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-941$200
   Table 118: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-951$200
   Table 119: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-961$200
   Table 120: Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-971$200
   Table 121: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-981$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-99
Outlook.....III-99
Baby Diapers Market Exhibits Preference for High-Absorbency Diapers.....III-99
Incontinence Products Market: Promising Opportunities.....III-99
Feminine Hygiene Products Market.....III-99
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Development.....III-100
B. Market Analytics.....III-100
Table 122: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-100
1$200
   Table 123: Brazilian Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1011$200
   Table 124: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1021$200
   Market Analysis.....III-103
Market Analysis.....III-103
1$75
   Table 125: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent 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 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1041$200
   Table 126: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent 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 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1051$200
   Table 127: Rest of Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1061$200
  
Total Companies Profiled: 15 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 18)

Region/Country Players

The United States 3 Japan 4 Europe 4 France 1 Germany 2 The United Kingdom 1 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 7
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