Materials and Chemicals

Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer, Polysaccharides, and Others), Application (Adult Incontinence Products, Sanitary Napkins, Baby Diapers, Wound Dressing, Medical Waste Solidification, Seed Coating, and Others) and Production Method (Suspension Polymerization, Solution Polymerization and Gel Polymerization) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022

  • ALL1051045
  • 297 Pages
  • March 2017
  • Materials and Chemicals

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market was valued at $6,174 million in 2015 and is expected to garner $8,551 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2016 - 2022. Super absorbent polymers (SAPs), also known as slush powder, are physically or chemically cross-linked polymer gels exhibiting hydrophilic property. These are used for absorption and retention of large volumes of organic and inorganic fluids. Acrylic acid, its sodium or potassium salts, and acrylamide are the key raw materials used in the industrial production of SAPs. The primary application of SAP are baby diapers, adult incontinence products, and sanitary napkins. These have applications in the healthcare and agricultural sector, such as wound dressing, medical waste solidification, and seed coating.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to dominate the global market, with China being the forerunner in manufacturing and utilizing SAPs. At present, increase in demand for fluff-less or thin diapers, surge in geriatric population in developed countries, and rise in focus on agriculture at global level drive the market. However, volatility in the prices of raw materials used for the production of SAPs is expected to hamper the growth and development of the market. On-going research & innovation on bio-based SAPs and government support to improve hygiene in the developing countries are expected to offer considerable opportunities for the market growth.

The global super absorbent polymer market is analyzed based on type, application, production method, and geography. Based on type, the market is divided into sodium polyacrylate, polyacrylamide copolymer, ethylene maleic anhydride copolymer, and others. The others segment includes cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose, polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, cross-linked polyethylene oxide, starch grafted copolymer of polyacrylonitrile (PAN), and more. The application areas of the market are broadly categorized into personal care, healthcare, agriculture & horticulture, and others. The others segment includes automotive, construction, packaging, entertainment, and industrial water application. Each of these are subsegmented into various application areas. The SAP market is also categorized in terms of production method, that is, suspension polymerization, solution polymerization, and gel polymerization.

The market is analyzed based on four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2015, the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share in the global market, owing to the emergence of China as the leading consumer of SAPs. This region is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.

Major players profiled in this study are as follows:

  • Demi Co.,Ltd
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
  • San-Dia Polymers
  • Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.
  • Yixing Danson Technology

Super Absorbent Polymer Market Key Benefits:

  • This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and emerging estimations & dynamics of the global super absorbent polymer market.
  • Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the market is provided.
  • Detailed analysis of the industry based on type, application, and end user help understand the trending SAP products as well as the potential variants.
  • Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier‐buyer network.
  • Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring of top players within the market framework.

Super Absorbent Polymer Market Key Segments:

By Type

  • Synthetic
    • Sodium Polyacrylate
    • Polyacrylamide Copolymer
    • Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer
    • Others
  • Natural
    • Polyvinyl Alcohol
    • Polysaccharides
    • Polyitaconic Acid
    • Polypeptide
    • Others

By Application

  • Personal Care    
    • Adult Incontinence Products
    • Sanitary Napkins
    • Baby Diapers
    • Nappy Pads
    • Urinary Bag
  • Healthcare        
    • Wound Dressing
    • Medical Waste Solidification
    • Super absorbent Mat
  • Agriculture & Horticulture
    • Seed Coating
    • Root Dipping
    • Soil Broadcasting
    • Flower beds
    • Ornamental gardens
  • Others (Automotive, Construction, Packaging, Entertainment, and Industrial Water)

By Production Method

  • Suspension Polymerization
  • Solution Polymerization
  • Gel Polymerization

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India    
    • Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of the Asia-Pacific
    • UAE
    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • KSA
    • Rest of LAMEA


  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Acuro Organics Ltd.
  • A.B. Enterprises
  • Chemtex Specialty Ltd.
  • Emerging Technologies Inc
  • KAO Corporation
  • Quanzhou Banglida Technology Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong Nuoer Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co., Ltd.
  • Sikko Industries
  • Tangshan Boya Resin Co., Ltd.
  • Y&X Beijing International Trade Co., Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Satellite Petro-Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Weilong Polymer Material Co., Ltd.
  • Jinan Haoyue Absorbent Materials Co., Ltd.

*The above list of players are not profiled in the report, and can be added as per client interest

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