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2020
Super Absorbent Polymer Market

Super Absorbent Polymer Market

by Type (Synthetic and Natural), Application (Personal Care, Healthcare, Agriculture & Horticulture, and Others), and Production Method (Suspension Polymerization, Solution Polymerization, and Gel Polymerization): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027
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Author(s) : Amit Narune , Eswara Prasad
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Super Absorbent Polymer Market Outlook - 2027

The global super absorbent polymer market was valued at $7.6 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $10.8 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2020 to 2027. 

Superabsorbent polymer (SAP) is a material that has high liquid absorbing capacity. It is cross-linked structure polymer, which avoids dissolution. These types of polymers can absorb liquid up to 100 times of its own weight. Therefore, it is used in products, such as child diapers/nappies, incontinence items, and others, where high absorption characteristics are required.

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The factors contributing toward the growth of the super absorbent polymer market include growth in population in countries such as China, India, Africa, and others rise in popularity of diaper pants, and increase in consumer awareness toward infant’s hygiene. In addition, increase in usage of super absorbent polymers in agricultural application is also driving the market. Furthermore, high number of aged population in countries such as Japan, Italy, Finland, Greece, and others drives the penetration of adult diapers in these countries, which further boost the market growth. However, volatility in the prices of raw material and non-biodegradable characteristics of synthetic super absorbent polymer are some of the major factors expected to hinder the growth of the super absorbent polymer market.

The super absorbent polymer market is segmented on the basis of type, application, production method, and region. By type, the market is divided into synthetic and natural. On the basis of application, it is divided into personal care, healthcare, agriculture & horticulture, and others. On the basis of production method, the market is studied across suspension polymerization, solution polymerization, and gel polymerization. Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The super absorbent polymer market share is analyzed across all important regions and segments. 

The super absorbent polymer market analysis covers in-depth information of the major industry participants. Some of the major players in the market include BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Kao Corporation, LG Chem, Sanyo Chemical Industries, LTD, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., LTD, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Xitao Polymer Co., Ltd, Yixing Danson Technology, and Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co.,Ltd.

Other players in the value chain of the super absorbent polymer market include High Smart Commodity Co., LTD, Soco, Chinafloc, Songwon Industrial, Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd, Chemtex Speciality Limited, Chase Corp, and others.

The key players are adopting numerous strategies such as product launch, business expansion, acquisition, partnership, collaboration, and agreement to stay competitive in the super absorbent polymer market.
For instance, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has inked agreement with LG Chem to develop sustainable technology for superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in diapers. The aim of the agreement is to create bio-based acrylic acid, a fundamental component essential in the production of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in various hygiene products such as diapers. This agreement with ADM has allowed LG Chem to further enhance product portfolio with eco-friendly products that can achieve sustainable growth.

Super Absorbent Polymer Market
By Type

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Natural is projected as the most lucrative segment.

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market, by Type

By type, the natural segment is expected to grow at the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. Feedstock used for manufacturing of natural super absorbent polymers materials are biocompatible, non-toxic & sustainable, and easily available, which makes them a growing trend and alternative to petroleum based super absorbent polymer.

Super Absorbent Polymer Market
By Application

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Healthcare is projected as the most lucrative segment.

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market, by Application

By application, the healthcare segment is anticipated to grow at a fastest growth rate during the projection period. This is attributed to rise in the healthcare sector of developing countries such as India, China, Australia, Brazil, and Others. 

Super Absorbent Polymer Market
By Production Method

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Solution Polymerization is projected as the most lucrative segment.

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market, by Production Method

By production method, the solution polymerization is expected to grow at a fastest growth rate during the forecast period. This is attributed to numerous factors such as high efficiency, lower capital cost, and others.

Super Absorbent Polymer Market
By Region

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Asia-pacific 
North America
Europe
Lamea

Asia-Pacific holds a dominant position in 2019 and would continue to maintain the lead over the forecast period.

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market, by Region

Region wise, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region, owing to rise in healthcare sector, owing to increase in demand for diapers due to increasing population. It is expected that the demand for diapers may increase from Oceania, Central &Southern Asia, and others as population is expected to grow considerably in coming 10 years in the above-mentioned regions. This consequently surges the adoption of super absorbent polymers for diaper manufacturing for infants. This factor is expected to drive the super absorbent polymer market growth during the forecast period. 

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The super absorbent polymer market is studied from 2019 to 2027
  • The report provides an in-depth analysis of the market along with the current and future super absorbent polymer market trends
  • This report highlights the key drivers, opportunities, and restraints of the market along with the impact analysis during the forecast period
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building
  • A comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrain the market growth is provided
  • The qualitative data in this report aims on market dynamics, market trends, and developments
  • The super absorbent polymer market size is provided in terms of volume and revenue

Impact Of Covid-19 On The Super Absorbent Polymer Market

  • The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the demand as well as the manufacturing or supply regions 
  • Some of the major economies suffering the COVID-19 crises include U.S., India, Brazil, France, Italy, Spain, and others
  • The COVID-19 crisis has affected the chemical industry supply chain to a major extent; thus, having a major impact on raw material procurement
  • The demand-supply gap, disruptions in raw material, price volatility, and many other factors are expected to hamper the growth of the chemical industry during the COVID-19 pandemic

Super Absorbent Polymer Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Synthetic
    • Sodium Polyacrylate
    • Polyacrylamide Copolymer
    • Ethylene Maleic Anhydride Copolymer
    • Others
  • Natural
    • Polyvinyl Alcohol
    • Polysaccharides
    • Polyitaconic Acid
    • Polypeptide
    • Other
By Application
  • Personal Care
    • Adult Incontinence Products
    • Sanitary Napkins
    • Baby Diapers
    • Nappy Pads
    • Urinary Bags
  • Healthcare
    • Wound Dressing
    • Medical Waste Solidification
    • Superabsorbent Mat
  • Agriculture & Horticulture
    • Seed Coating
    • Root Dipping
    • Soil Broadcasting
    • Flower Beds
    • Ornamental Gardens
  • Others
By Production Method
  • Suspension Polymerization
  • Solution Polymerization
  • Gel Polymerization
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players BASF SE, EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG, KAO CORPORATION, LG CHEM LTD., SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD., NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD., XITAO POLYMER CO., LTD., YIXING DANSON TECHNOLOGY, ZHEJIANG SATELLITE PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD
 

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According to the perspectives of the CXOs of leading companies in the market, the sales of superabsorbent polymer was sluggish in 2019, owing to lower sales prices as a result of decreasing propylene and other raw material prices. Moreover, rise in demand for baby diapers and adult diapers in developing countries of Asia-Pacific is expected to fuel the demand for super absorbent polymer in the region during the coming years. This is attributed to rise in hygiene awareness in the region. However, factors such as volatility in raw materials and challenges in disposing synthetic super absorbent polymers based products are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. In addition, matured markets for diapers are also expected to hinder the market growth.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

A. The market size of global super absorbent polymer market is $7.6 billion in 2019.

A. BAS SE, Evonik Industries AG, Nippon Shokubai CO., LTD., LG Chem, Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals CO., LTD., are some of the top players in the super absorbent polymer market.

A. Bio-based or natural super absorbent polymer is the major area of development for super absorbent polymer market.

A. Healthcare and personal care industry to increase the demand for super absorbent polymer market.

A. Rise in environmental concerns and regulations are propelling adoption of bio based materials with increasing consumer preference towards environment-friendly products, are fueling the growth of natural super absorbent polymer.

A. On the basis of type, natural super absorbent polymer is the most influencing segment in the global super absorbent polymer report.

A. On the basis of production method, solution polymerization is the leading segment in super absorbent polymer market.

A. Healthcare and agriculture are some of the application expected to drive the adoption of super absorbent polymer.

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