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Superabsorbent Polymers (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide Copolymer and Others) Market for Baby Diapers, Adult Incontinence Products, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Published: Oct-2015 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 110 | Code: MRS - 36592


The report examines forecast and detail study for the superabsorbent polymer market on a global and regional level. This analysis provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the superabsorbent polymer market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the superabsorbent polymer market on a global level.

This report basically aims to estimate the global market for 2014 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2020. This research study gives a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market to the users of this report. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the superabsorbent polymer market has also been included. We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the super absorbent polymers market. The primary sources–experts from related industries and suppliers–have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of the industry. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the superabsorbent polymer market by segmenting the market based on applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Lattin America, Middle East and Africa. This segmentation includes demand for individual applications in all the regions.

 BASF SE, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, SDP Global Co. Ltd., LG Chem Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Formosa Plastics Co. are some of the major participants in superabsorbent polymer Market. The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market.

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • Polyacrylamide Copolymer
  • Others

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Application Segment Analysis

  • Baby Diapers
  • Adult Incontinence Products
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Agriculture
  • Others (Chemical Synthesis, etc.)
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Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • US
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global Market Volume and Revenue, 2014 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 2.2. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Superabsorbent Polymer Market – Global and Industry Analysis
    • 3.1. Superabsorbent Polymer: Market Dynamics
    • 3.2. Value Chain Analysis
    • 3.3. Market Drivers
      • 3.3.1. Drivers for Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Impact Analysis
      • 3.3.2. Growing Demand for Baby Diapers in Superabsorbent Polymer Market
      • 3.3.3. Superabsorbent Polymer Market
      • 3.3.4. Global Demand for Agriculture Industry
    • 3.4. Market Restraints
      • 3.4.1. Restraints for Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Impact Analysis
      • 3.4.2. Volatile raw material prices expected to hamper growth of superabsorbent polymer market
    • 3.5. Opportunities
      • 3.5.1. Bio-based superabsorbent polymer (SAP) to create future opportunities for global SAP market
    • 3.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.7.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis by Application Segment
      • 3.7.2. Market Attractiveness Analysis by Regional Segment
    • 3.8. Company Market Share Analysis
  • Chapter 4. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market - Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company Market Share
    • 4.2. Production Capacity (Subject to Data Availability)
    • 4.3. Raw Material Analysis
    • 4.4. Price Analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market – Application Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Application Overview
      • 5.1.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market Volume Share by application, 2014 and 2020
    • 5.2. Baby Diaper Industry
      • 5.2.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market for Baby Diaper, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.3. Adult incontinence products
      • 5.3.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market for Adult incontinence products, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.4. Feminine hygiene products
      • 5.4.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market for Feminine hygiene products Agrochemicals, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.5. Other (Chemical Synthesis, etc.) Applications
      • 5.5.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market for Other Applications, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 6. Global Calcium Chloride Market – Regional Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Regional Overview
      • 6.1.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market Volume Share by region, 2014 and 2020
    • 6.2. North America
      • 6.2.1. U.S. Superabsorbent Polymer Market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      • 6.2.2. Rest of North America Market, 2014- 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.3. Europe
      • 6.3.1. Germany Superabsorbent Polymer Market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      • 6.3.2. France Superabsorbent Polymer Market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
      • 6.3.3. UK Superabsorbent Polymer Market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.4. Asia Pacific
      • 6.4.1. China Calcium Chloride Market, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
      • 6.4.2. Japan Calcium Chloride Market, 2014 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
      • 6.4.3. India Calcium Chloride Market, 2014 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.5. Rest of the world
      • 6.5.1. Rest of the world Superabsorbent Polymer Market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 7. Company Profile
    • 7.1. BASF SE
      • 7.1.1. Overview
      • 7.1.2. Financials
      • 7.1.3. Product Portfolio
      • 7.1.4. Business Strategy
      • 7.1.5. Recent Developments
    • 7.2. Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
      • 7.2.1. Overview
      • 7.2.2. Product Portfolio
      • 7.2.3. Business Strategy
    • 7.3. Evonik Industries AG
      • 7.3.1. Overview
      • 7.3.2. Product Portfolio
      • 7.3.3. Business Strategy
    • 7.4. SDP Global Co. Ltd.
      • 7.4.1. Overview
      • 7.4.2. Business Strategy
    • 7.5. LG Chem Ltd.
      • 7.5.1. Overview
      • 7.5.2. Product Portfolio
      • 7.5.3. Business Strategy
    • 7.6. Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd .
      • 7.6.1. Overview
      • 7.6.2. Product Portfolio
      • 7.6.3. Business Strategy
    • 7.7. Formosa Plastics Co.
      • 7.7.1. Overview
      • 7.7.2. Product Portfolio
      • 7.7.3. Business Strategy

List of Tables

1.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market, snapshot (2014 and 2020)
2.    Drivers of the global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market: Impact analysis
3.    Restraints of global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market: Impact analysis
4.    North America superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by product, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
5.    North America superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.    North America superabsorbent polymer (SAP)market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
7.    North America superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
8.    Europe superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by product, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
9.    Europe superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
10.    Europe superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
11.    Europe superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
12.    Asia Pacific superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by product, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
13.    Asia Pacific superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
14.    Asia Pacific superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
15.    Asia Pacific superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
16.    RoW superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by product, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
17.    RoW superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by product, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
18.    RoW superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons)
19.    RoW superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)


List of Figures

1.    Superabsorbent polymer (SAP): Market segmentation
2.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market, 2014 - 2020, (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
3.    Superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market: Value chain analysis
4.    Global diaper market share, by age, 2014, (%)
5.    Global disposable baby diaper market, 2014 - 2020, (USD Million)
6.    Global GDP per capita, 2014 - 2020, (USD Million)
7.    Global propylene prices , 2014 - 2020, (USD /Mt)
8.    Global acrylic acid prices, 2014 - 2020, (USD /Mt)
9.    Porter’s Five Forces analysis for superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market
10.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market: Company market share analysis (2014)
11.    Superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market: Market attractiveness analysis
12.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume share, by product, 2014 and 2020
13.    Global sodium polyacrylate market, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
14.    Global polyacrylamide copolymer market, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
15.    Global others market, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
16.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume share, by application, 2014 and 2020
17.    Global superabsorbent polymer market for baby diapers, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
18.    Global superabsorbent polymer market for adult incontinence products, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
19.    Global superabsorbent polymer market for feminine hygiene products, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
20.    Global superabsorbent polymer market for others applications, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Million)
21.    Global superabsorbent polymer (SAP) market volume share, by region, 2014 and 2020

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Zion Research uses the synergy of combination of both primary research and secondary research for its research reports. For this study, we have conducted extensive primary research, wherein we have conducted in-depth interviews of the key opinion leader of this industry. Primary research make up for the biggest chunk of our data sources in addition to secondary research.

We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Superabsorbent Polymers Market and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market. The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically partake in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals


Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Based on the research results and technical insights thus gathered, Zion research analysts have provided a comprehensive analysis of the varied aspects of the market. The impact of global economic conditions and other macroeconomic indicators was also considered when assessing the market.

Models

Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.


The process of converting a monomer molecule together in a chemical reaction to form a polymer chain is called as polymerization. A superabsorbent polymer is a three-dimensional network form by chemical cross linking or physical cross linking of large number of molecules composed of certain repeating units. The superabsorbent polymer has capability to absorb a liquid. This absorbency and capacity of polymer depends on degree of cross linking. SAP classified into three categories, liquid absorbed (organic or inorganic type), gelling mechanism (physical cross linking or chemical cross linking), and a type of a polymer used (synthetic or a semi-synthetic).

Polyacrylic acid, polyacrylamide, Poly (N - isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM), Polysaccharides are the key raw materials used to make water absorbing polymers. The low-density cross-linked SAPs generally have a higher absorbent capacity and it swell to a larger degree. The superabsorbent polymer products are mostly used in personal disposable hygiene products. It also used for blocking water absorption in underground power or communications cable, horticultural water retention agents. The first commercial use of SAP was in 1978 for the production of feminine napkins in Japan.

Superabsorbent Polymers Market

On the basis of product segments the superabsorbent polymers market can be classified as sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylamide copolymer and others. Sodium polyacrylate dominated the global SAP market with over 60% share in 2014. However, polyacrylamide copolymer segment is expected to exhibit slightly fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Baby diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene and others are the key application markets for the superabsorbent polymers. Baby diaper is the most dominant application market for superabsorbent polymers. It accounted for around two third shares of the total market in 2014. Adult incontinence products accounted for second largest application market for SAP in 2014. Adult incontinence products market for superabsorbent polymers is expected to be the fastest growing application market during the forecast period.

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa are the key regional segments of the global superabsorbent polymers market. Global superabsorbent polymers market was dominated by the North America with around 28% share of the market in 2014. North America was followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. North America and Europe were the major markets for superabsorbent polymers market owing to high level of awareness among the people about personal hygiene. However, rapid growth in population as well as industrial surge in emerging economies is expected to boost demand for SAP in the Asia Pacific region.

The study of superabsorbent Polymer market includes major companies operating in the Global are Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Formosa Plastics Group, LG Chem Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp., SDP Global Co. Ltd., SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG and Sinopec Group.

 

 


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