Global Super Absorbent Polymers Market

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type (Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium polyacrylate, Others), By Application (Personal Care [Diapers, Adult incontinent products, Feminine Hygiene & Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics], Medical, Building and Construction, Agriculture, Food Packaging & Others [Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier]), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, LAMEA)- Global Forecast to 2026

Global Super Absorbent Polymers Market Overview:

The super absorbent polymer is a unique class of polymers that have hydrophilic networks capable of storing and absorbing significant quantities of aqueous solution or water. Earlier superabsorbent was manufactured from chemically engineered starch, and cellulose and other polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyethylene oxide (PEO) hydrophilic and have a robust liquid affinity. Today, superabsorbent polymers are manufactured using three main methods: gel polymerization, suspension polymerization, or solution polymerization. Each method has its respective benefits, but all of them achieve a consistent standard of the product. The superabsorbent polymer has historically been used as personal care products, with the first consumer implementations launched for nursing homes as 1978 as feminine napkins and sterile bed liners. Superabsorbent polymer is used in fire safety during renovation and may stabilize cement and create self-healing.

Global Super Absorbent Polymers Market Insights

The global Super Absorbent Polymers market reached is likely to reach USD 12,665 million by the end of 2026 by registering a CAGR of over 6% across the globe. It is attributed to the accelerating awareness towards personal health and hygiene, which is expected to boost the global SAP market at a significant rate. In addition, the rising demand for fluff-less diapers across the globe is further projected to drive the global market.

Growth Driver

Increasing demand for fluff-less diapers

The rising demand for fluff-less diapers is estimated to propel the global market during the forecasted period of 2020-2026 at a significant rate. The fluff-less diaper has a nucleus of superabsorbent polymer that is fused in two layers. The packaging nature is such that it may contain more liquid to maximize volume by splitting the bonds, which is projected to accelerate the global super absorbent polymer market.

Increasing usage of SAP in agricultural applications

The increasing usage of superabsorbent polymer in the agricultural applications is predicted to propel the market over the forecasted period of 2020-2026 across the globe at a significant rate. Superabsorbent Polymers used throughout agriculture are often prepared by solvent or suspension polymerization from acrylic acids and a crosslinking agent, including potassium. SAP has a high absorption capacity in saline and challenging water conditions in the agricultural application estimated to propel the market

Challenges

Fluctuating price of raw materials

The fluctuating price of raw materials is expected to hamper the global superabsorbent polymer market during the forecasted period of 2020-2026 at a significant rate. Several leading players across USA and China hike the price of USD 200 per metric ton on a global basis in 2019-2020, which is expected to increase the raw material and limit the supply of superabsorbent polymer. In addition, they concentrate on the achievement of initial price changes for SAP, as well as on increasing premiums for raw materials, including acrylic acid and caustic soda, and on improvements in other costs along with distribution costs, which projected to create an obstacle in the growth of the global market.

Opportunity

Figure: Opportunity Attractiveness Index

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Type Segmental Analysis

Based on Type, the Super Absorbent Polymers market is segmented into Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, and Others. The Sodium Polyacrylate segment is estimated to hold the largest share during the forecasted period of 2020-2026 across the globe. It is attributed to the focus on effective irrigation management, which is projected to accelerate the market. In addition, increasing the adoption of eco-friendly products coupled with the use of super absorbent polymers in agricultural applications is anticipated to boost the market.

 

Application Segmental Analysis

Based on Application, the Global Super Absorbent Polymers market bifurcates into Personal Care, Medical, Building and Construction, Agriculture, and Food Packaging. The personal Care segment further bifurcated into Diapers, Adult incontinent products, Feminine Hygiene, Dietary Supplements, Breakfast Cereals, and Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics). The personal care segment is estimated to dominate the market over the forecasted period of 2020-2027 across the region. This is attributed to the increasing awareness among the consumers towards personal hygiene, which is projected to drive the market. In addition, The Diapers segment in the Personal Care segment is expected to hold the largest share during the forecasted by 2027 due to the rising population across the region.

Region Segmental Analysis

By geography, the global Super Absorbent Polymers market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the fastest growth rate during the forecasted period of 2020-2067 across the globe owing to the rising government initiatives in research and development activities in the Super Absorbent Polymers market. Additionally, China is among the world’s top buyers of personal hygiene products. The country’s demand for personal hygiene items is due to an increasing number of child children and a rise in disposable income, contributing to increased personal and hygiene care expenditure, which is further expected to fuel the Asia Pacific superabsorbent polymers market at a considerable rate.

Competitor Analysis

Companies such as BASF SE, Evonik Industries Ag., Sumitomo Seika Chemicalsco Ltd., LG Chem, Kao Corporation, Chemtex Specialty Limited, SDP Global, Formosa Plastic Corporation, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd, Wanhua Chemical Group Company Ltd, and Other Prominent Players are the key players in the global Super Absorbent Polymers market.

 

Key Stakeholders

  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Industry associations
  • Global Super Absorbent Polymers manufacturing firm
  • Research organizations and consulting companies
  • Organizations, associations, and alliances related to Super Absorbent Polymers
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Supplier
  • Retailer

The objective of the Research

  • Market modeling starts with identifying a target market where historical data exists. A Market can include prediction problems, economic factors, analyzing customer behavior, and identifying new patterns from past events, which helps our client to have deep dive into the market.
  • Product analysis involves steps such as examining product features, costs, availability, quality, and other aspects. Product analysis is conducted to understand potential buyers and measure competition in the market.
  • Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis helps in assessing potential changes to an economy’s inflation rate, taxes, interest rates, exchange rates, trading regulations, and excise duties that can or have a major effect on the target market.
  • Market Segmental Analysis defines in-depth scenario of the target market by the process of grouping consumers into naturally existing created segments of consumers who share similar product preferences or characteristics
  • The geographical mapping approach helps our clients to understand national or international markets because different consumers in different regions have different needs wants, and cultural characteristics that can be specifically targeted.

Market Modelling

By Type

  • Polyacrylamide Copolymer
  • Sodium polyacrylate
  • Others

By Application

  • Personal Care
    • Diapers
    • Adult incontinent products
    • Feminine Hygiene
    • Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)
  • Medical
  • Building and Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Food Packaging
  • Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Report Content

  1. Research Strategic Development

1.1.       Market Modelling

1.2.       Product Analysis

1.3.       Market Trend and Economic Factors Analysis

1.4.       Market Segmental Analysis

1.5.       Geographical Mapping

1.6.       Country Wise Segregation

  1. Research Methodology

2.1.       Identification of Target Market

2.2.       Data Acquisition

2.3.       Refining of Data/ Data Transformations

2.4.       Data Validation through Primary Techniques

2.5.       Exploratory Data Analysis

2.6.       Graphical Techniques/Analysis

2.7.       Quantitative Techniques/Analysis

2.8.       Visual Result/Presentation

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Market Insights

4.1.       Supply Chain Analysis

4.2.       Economic Factor Analysis

4.2.1.    Drivers

4.2.1.1. Increasing demand for fluff-less diapers

4.2.1.2. Increasing usage of SAP in agricultural applications

4.2.1.3. Increasing usage of SAP in the construction sector

4.2.2.    Trends

4.2.3.    Opportunities

4.2.3.1. Opportunity Attractiveness Index

4.2.3.2. Rising Demand for SAP for Personal Care, and Hygiene

4.2.4.    Challenges

4.2.4.1. Fluctuating price of raw materials

4.3.       Product Innovation

4.4.       Technological Landscape

4.5.       Price Point Analysis

4.6.       Competitors & Product Analysis

4.7.       Absorption capacity of SAPs of different manufacturers

4.8.       Comparison of prices of the salt-tolerant SAPs of different manufacturers

4.9.       An overview of SAP in different medical applications

4.10.     Regulatory Framework

4.11.     Company market share analysis, 2019

4.12.     Porter’s Five forces analysis

4.13.     New Investment Analysis

4.14.     PESTEL Analysis

4.15.     Economic Impact Study on Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

4.16.     Impact of COVID-19 on Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

  1. Strategic Analysis

5.1.       New Product Developments

5.2.       Mergers & Acquisitions

5.3.       Portfolio/ Production Capacity Expansions

5.4.       Geographic Expansions

5.5.       Joint Ventures, Collaborations, Partnerships & Agreements

5.6.       Others

  1. Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market Overview

6.1.       Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

6.1.1.    Demand

6.1.1.1. By Value (USD Million)

6.1.2.    Consumption

6.1.2.1. By Volume (Thousand Tons)

6.2.       Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

6.2.1.    By Type

6.2.1.1. Polyacrylamide Copolymer

6.2.1.2. Sodium polyacrylate

6.2.1.3. Others

6.2.2.    By Application

6.2.2.1. Personal Care

6.2.2.1.1.           Diapers

6.2.2.1.2.           Adult incontinent products

6.2.2.1.3.           Feminine Hygiene

6.2.2.1.4.           Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)

6.2.2.2. Medical

6.2.2.3. Building and Construction

6.2.2.4. Agriculture

6.2.2.5. Food Packaging

6.2.2.6. Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

6.2.3.    By Region

6.2.3.1. North America

6.2.3.2. Europe

6.2.3.3. Asia Pacific

6.2.3.4. LAMEA

  1. North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market Overview

7.1.       North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.1.1.    Demand

7.1.1.1. By Value (USD Million)

7.1.2.    Consumption

7.1.2.1. By Volume (Thousand Tons)

7.2.       North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.2.1.    By Type

7.2.1.1. Polyacrylamide Copolymer

7.2.1.2. Sodium polyacrylate

7.2.1.3. Others

7.2.2.    By Application

7.2.2.1. Personal Care

7.2.2.1.1.           Diapers

7.2.2.1.2.           Adult incontinent products

7.2.2.1.3.           Feminine Hygiene

7.2.2.1.4.           Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)

7.2.2.2. Medical

7.2.2.3. Building and Construction

7.2.2.4. Agriculture

7.2.2.5. Food Packaging

7.2.2.6. Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

7.2.3.    By Country

7.2.3.1. US

7.2.3.1.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.2.3.1.1.1.        Demand

7.2.3.1.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

7.2.3.1.1.2.        Consumption

7.2.3.1.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

7.2.3.1.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.2.3.1.2.1.        By Type

7.2.3.1.2.2.        By Application

7.2.3.2. Canada

7.2.3.2.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.2.3.2.1.1.        Demand

7.2.3.2.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

7.2.3.2.1.2.        Consumption

7.2.3.2.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

7.2.3.2.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

7.2.3.2.2.1.        By Type

7.2.3.2.2.2.        By Application

  1. Europe Super Absorbent Polymer Market Overview

8.1.       Europe Super Absorbent Polymer Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.1.1.    Demand

8.1.1.1. By Value (USD Million)

8.1.2.    Consumption

8.1.2.1. By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.       Europe Super Absorbent Polymer Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.1.    By Type

8.2.1.1. Polyacrylamide Copolymer

8.2.1.2. Sodium polyacrylate

8.2.1.3. Others

8.2.2.    By Application

8.2.2.1. Personal Care

8.2.2.1.1.           Diapers

8.2.2.1.2.           Adult incontinent products

8.2.2.1.3.           Feminine Hygiene

8.2.2.1.4.           Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)

8.2.2.2. Medical

8.2.2.3. Building and Construction

8.2.2.4. Agriculture

8.2.2.5. Food Packaging

8.2.2.6. Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

8.2.3.    By Country

8.2.3.1. Germany

8.2.3.1.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.1.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.1.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.1.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.1.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.1.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.1.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.1.2.2.        By Application

8.2.3.2. UK

8.2.3.2.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.2.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.2.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.2.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.2.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.2.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.2.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.2.2.1.1.    

8.2.3.2.2.2.        By Application

8.2.3.3. France

8.2.3.3.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.3.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.3.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.3.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.3.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.3.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.3.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.3.2.2.        By Application

8.2.3.4. Italy

8.2.3.4.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.4.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.4.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.4.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.4.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.4.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.4.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.4.2.2.        By Application

8.2.3.5. Spain

8.2.3.5.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.5.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.5.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.5.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.5.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.5.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.5.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.5.2.2.        By Application

8.2.3.6. Rest of Europe

8.2.3.6.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.6.1.1.        Demand

8.2.3.6.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

8.2.3.6.1.2.        Consumption

8.2.3.6.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

8.2.3.6.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

8.2.3.6.2.1.        By Type

8.2.3.6.2.2.        By Application

  1. Asia Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer Market Overview

9.1.       Asia Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.1.1.    Demand

9.1.1.1. By Value (USD Million)

9.1.2.    Consumption

9.1.2.1. By Volume (Thousand Tons)

9.2.       Asia Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.1.    By Type

9.2.1.1. Polyacrylamide Copolymer

9.2.1.2. Sodium polyacrylate

9.2.1.3. Others

9.2.2.    By Application

9.2.2.1. Personal Care

9.2.2.1.1.           Diapers

9.2.2.1.2.           Adult incontinent products

9.2.2.1.3.           Feminine Hygiene

9.2.2.1.4.           Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)

9.2.2.2. Medical

9.2.2.3. Building and Construction

9.2.2.4. Agriculture

9.2.2.5. Food Packaging

9.2.2.6. Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

9.2.3.    By Country

9.2.3.1. China

9.2.3.1.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.1.1.1.        Demand

9.2.3.1.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

9.2.3.1.1.2.        Consumption

9.2.3.1.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

9.2.3.1.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.1.2.1.        By Type

9.2.3.1.2.2.        By Application

9.2.3.2. India

9.2.3.2.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.2.1.1.        Demand

9.2.3.2.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

9.2.3.2.1.2.        Consumption

9.2.3.2.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

9.2.3.2.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.2.2.1.        By Type

9.2.3.2.2.2.        By Application

9.2.3.3. Japan

9.2.3.3.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.3.1.1.        Demand

9.2.3.3.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

9.2.3.3.1.2.        Consumption

9.2.3.3.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

9.2.3.3.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.3.2.1.        By Type

9.2.3.3.2.2.        By Application

9.2.3.4. Rest of Asia Pacific

9.2.3.4.1.           Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.4.1.1.        Demand

9.2.3.4.1.1.1.     By Value (USD Million)

9.2.3.4.1.2.        Consumption

9.2.3.4.1.2.1.     By Volume (Thousand Tons)

9.2.3.4.2.           Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

9.2.3.4.2.1.        By Type

9.2.3.4.2.2.        By Application

  1. LAMEA Super Absorbent Polymer Market Overview

10.1.     LAMEA Super Absorbent Polymer Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.1.1.  Demand

10.1.1.1.            By Value (USD Million)

10.1.2.  Consumption

10.1.2.1.            By Volume (Thousand Tons)

10.2.     LAMEA Super Absorbent Polymer Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.1.  By Type

10.2.1.1.            Polyacrylamide Copolymer

10.2.1.2.            Sodium polyacrylate

10.2.1.3.            Others

10.2.2.  By Application

10.2.2.1.            Personal Care

10.2.2.1.1.         Diapers

10.2.2.1.2.         Adult incontinent products

10.2.2.1.3.         Feminine Hygiene

10.2.2.1.4.         Others (Pet Pads, Water Abortion Pads, Cosmetics)

10.2.2.2.            Medical

10.2.2.3.            Building and Construction

10.2.2.4.            Agriculture

10.2.2.5.            Food Packaging

10.2.2.6.            Others (Cable, Waste Water Treatment, Refrigerants, Functional Material Carrier)

10.2.3.  By Region

10.2.3.1.            Latin America

10.2.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.1.1.1.      Demand

10.2.3.1.1.1.1.   By Value (USD Million)

10.2.3.1.1.2.      Consumption

10.2.3.1.1.2.1.   By Volume (Thousand Tons)

10.2.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.1.2.1.      By Type

10.2.3.1.2.2.      By Application

10.2.3.2.            Middle East

10.2.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.2.1.1.      Demand

10.2.3.2.1.1.1.   By Value (USD Million)

10.2.3.2.1.2.      Consumption

10.2.3.2.1.2.1.   By Volume (Thousand Tons)

10.2.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.2.2.1.      By Type

10.2.3.2.2.2.      By Application

10.2.3.3.            Africa

10.2.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.3.1.1.      Demand

10.2.3.3.1.1.1.   By Value (USD Million)

10.2.3.3.1.2.      Consumption

10.2.3.3.1.2.1.   By Volume (Thousand Tons)

10.2.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast, 2018-2026

10.2.3.3.2.1.      By Type

10.2.3.3.2.2.      By Application

  1. Strategic Analysis

11.1.     New Product Developments

11.2.     Mergers & Acquisitions

11.3.     Portfolio/ Production Capacity Expansions

11.4.     Geographic Expansions

11.5.     Joint Ventures, Collaborations, Partnerships & Agreements

11.6.     Others

  1. Company Profile

12.1.     Financial Performance

12.2.     Product Portfolio

12.3.     Recent Developments

12.4.     Company Overview

12.4.1.  BASF SE

12.4.2.  Evonik Industries Ag.

12.4.3.  Sumitomo Seika Chemicalsco Ltd.

12.4.4.  LG Chem

12.4.5.  Kao Corporation

12.4.6.  Chemtex Specialty Limited

12.4.7.  SDP Global

12.4.8.  Formosa Plastic Corporation

12.4.9.  Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd

12.4.10.             Wanhua Chemical Group Company Ltd