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Sustained Demand for Hygiene Products & Expanding Opportunities in Non-Hygiene Applications to Spur Growth in the Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market


Published: June 2017

REPORT STATISTICS


  • Code: MCP-2145
  • Pages: 237
  • Tables: 127
  • Companies: 15


SUPERABSORBENT POLYMERS: A RESEARCH BRIEF

The global market for Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) is projected to reach 3.3 million metric tons by 2024, driven by growing applications in hygiene and non-hygiene products and increasing global focus on bio-degradable SAP. An emerging area of opportunity is the use of SAP as excellent water retainers in agriculture and horticulture. Opportunities for growth in this space will be supported by increasing drought conditions worldwide as a result of global warming. Asia-Pacific represents the largest market worldwide, supported by factors such as growing population, escalating demand for healthcare services and increased consumption of disposable medical absorbent products; rapidly aging population, rise in incontinence and demand for adult diapers; higher fertility rates in comparison to global average and a parallel increase in demand for disposable baby diapers; increasing levels of female education and the resulting rise in demand for feminine hygiene solutions; and growing production of superabsorbent polymers as evidenced by new plant establishments and capacity expansion initiatives. The Middle East & Africa is poised to grow at the fastest CAGR of 9.9% over the analysis period. 

    Summary of Findings

  • Emerging Agricultural Economies Dependent On Rain-Fed Agriculture Will Step Up Investments in SAP as Water Retaining Agents for Plants and Crops
  • Stricter Enforcement of Waste Disposable Regulations and Focus on Solid Waste Management Drives Interest in Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers
  • Growing Pressure on Industries to Manage Solid Hazardous Wastes Drives Adoption of Super Absorbent Polymer Products for Solidification and Absorption of Aqueous Wastes
  • Development of SAP Solutions as Cleansing Agents for Water Purification and Water Treatment to Benefit Growth
  • Rise in Environmental Remediation Projects to Expand the Addressable Market Opportunity for Super Absorbent Polymers

    Timeline for Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

    Geographic Markets Analyzed

  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East & Africa and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America)

    Market Segmentation & Classification

  • End Use Segments:
    • Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others

MAJOR PLAYERS

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

KEY RESEARCH DELIVERABLES

  • Review of Industry/Market Structure
  • Analysis of Trends & Drivers
  • Insights on Macro Market Scenarios
  • Market SWOT Analysis
  • Latent Demand Forecasts & Projections
  • Comprehensive Geographic Market Analysis
  • Presentation Ready Facts & Statistical Data Findings
  • Coverage of Major/Niche Players, Market Shares & Competition
  • Coverage of major Company/Technology/Product/Financial Stories
  • Extensive Product/Service/End-Use/Technology Coverage Where Applicable