Agriculture Drives Demand Growth for Superabsorbent Polymers by 5.8% through to 2022, Global Market to Reach $10 billion

Tuesday 16 Jan 2018

Industry Experts, Inc. published a global market report on Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs). The new report entitled " Superabsorbent Polymers – A Global Market Overview" reveals that the Asia–Pacific accounts for the largest share in terms of both consumption and market value. The market for this region is estimated at US$2.5 billion in 2017, translating to 772 thousand tons. The region is also expected the fastest growing market with 6.4% and 6.1% respectively for value and volume between the period 2017 and 2022.

Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) or hydrogels constitute loosely cross-linked, three-dimensional networks of flexible polymer chains containing dissociated, ionic functional groups. Principally, they are materials capable of absorbing fluids more than 15 times their own dry weight, either under load or without load, such as water, electrolyte solution, synthetic urine, brines, and biological fluids, such as urine sweat and blood. Growing population across the world, be it children or adults, has increased the demand for personal hygiene products, such as baby diapers and feminine hygiene and adult incontinence solutions. These factors, too, will play a contributory role in sustaining demand growth for SAPs.

Sodium Polyacrylate forms the largest segment in the global market accounting for an estimated US$5.8 billion. Among SAPs key applications, Baby Diapers constitute the largest application estimated share of 75% in the same year.

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market by Type
The report analyzes the market for SAPs polymer types including Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate and Others. The study also explores the global market for key applications of SAPs comprising Adult Incontinence Products, Agriculture & Horticulture, Baby Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others for the analysis period 2014-2022 in the global markets comprising North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World.

The market for Superabsorbent Polymers is segmented into five major global regions namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of World. The regional markets further analyzed for 11 independent countries across North America – the United States, Canada and Mexico; Europe – France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom; Asia-Pacific – Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea; South America – Argentina and Brazil. The market is analyzed in all of these major regions by key county, polymer type and application area in terms of volumes in Tons and value in USD.

This 484 page global Superabsorbent Polymers market report includes 407 charts (includes a data table and graphical representation for each chart), supported with meaningful and easy to understand graphical presentation, of market numbers. The report profiles 17 key global players and 35 major players across North America – 1; Europe – 4; and Asia-Pacific – 30. The study also provides the listing of the companies operating in the SAPs industry. The global list of companies covers the address, contact numbers and the website addresses of 116 companies.

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