Super Absorbent Polymer Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : March, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Snapshot 

The demand within the global super absorbent polymer has been rising on account of advancements in the field of hydrogel testing and research. The presence of a wide industry for copolymer chemistry has played a vital role in the growth of the global market in recent times. The stellar use of acrylic acid in a range of chemical experiments and tests has given a thrust to the growth of the global super absorbent polymer market. Cross-linking of chemicals is also covered under the domain of copolymer chemistry, and this has also given a key role in the growth of the global super absorbent polymer market. Hence, there is little contention about the inflow of humongous revenues into the global super absorbent polymer market. 

  • The unique means of initiating polymerization reactions through super absorbent polymer are a key consideration from the perspective of market growth. 
  • It is expected that the growing popularity of UV initiator chemicals would also give a strong push to the growth of the global super absorbent polymer market. 
  • Hence, the total volume of revenues in the global super absorbent polymer market is projected to multiply in the years to follow. 

On the basis of geography, the global super absorbent polymer market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The super absorbent polymer market in Asia Pacific is expanding on account of advancements in the domain of organic chemistry in India. The super absorbent polymer market in North America is also growing with advancements in polymerisation techniques.

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Overview

Superabsorbent polymers are macro-molecular synthetic water-absorbing hydrogen which has gained popularity in various applications areas where materials of remarkable water or fluid retention capabilities are sought. The amazing moisture control of superabsorbent polymers (that can typically go about 400 times their own weight) is on the account of unique surface cross-linking chemistries they exhibit. Over the past few years, they have emerged as key part of moisture absorption technologies in the agriculture industry for improving the quality of soil and in preventing water loss. The exceptional absorb-release mechanism shown by superabsorbent polymers makes them a matter of choice in areas such as agroforestry, industrial planting, drought management, water conservation, and municipal gardening. Furthermore, superabsorbent polymers are popularly used in hygiene and personal care products.

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Key Trends

The substantially rising demand for high-end absorbent raw materials in making adult incontinence products, such as female hygiene products, and baby diapers is a key factor driving the superabsorbent polymers market. The uptake is catalyzed by rising awareness about health and hygiene, coupled with burgeoning disposable incomes of consumers especially in developing economies. Relentless efforts by researchers to demonstrate strikingly high water-absorbance potential of superabsorbent polymers has spurred its use in hydrogel agriculture technology. The substantial need for improving the soil quality to boost crop yield in the agriculture industry in numerous developing and developed countries is bolstering the expansion of the global market. The promising role of superabsorbent polymers in improving the performance of cementitious building materials is a notable trend expected to accentuate the market. Recent studies assessing the favorable impact of these polymers in rocky slopes eco-engineering also augurs well for the market.

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Market Potential

Efforts are being made in various parts of the world to augment the production capacities of raw materials used in superabsorbent polymers, which will catalyze the rapid growth of the market. An Indonesia-based company Nippon Shokubai Indonesia, PT has announced in October to build a large acrylic acid plant in the country. The commercial operations are likely to start not before November, 2021. The facilities once operational will help meet burgeoning demand for acrylic acid, a key feedstock for superabsorbent polymers. The impact is most likely to be witnessed in Asia Pacific economies. The polymers produced using this feedstock will be majorly used for making baby diapers and adult incontinence products. In another development, Saudi Arabia-based company, Petro Rabigh has announced to sell more grades of superabsorbent polymers beginning early next year.

Various regional markets for superabsorbent polymers will benefit from growing government initiatives for adoption of superabsorbent polymers to improve agriculture productivity, especially in drought-hit regions, cold regions, and mountainous terrain. The growing efforts provide robust thrust to the demand for superabsorbent polymers in these regions.

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Regional Outlook

The study offers granular assessment of the current opportunities and lucrative avenues in key regions. The analyses evaluate the trends fueling the use of these polymers in major end-use industries in regions, including Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. The extensive use of superabsorbent polymers in adult incontinence products is a notable factor generating sizeable revenues in developed markets, such as North America and Europe. The changing attitude toward hygiene in developing economies notably in Asia Pacific is opening lucrative avenues in this region. Several economies of the region are expected to witness burgeoning demand for superabsorbent polymer-based materials in the personal care industry.

Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Competitive Analysis

The report on the superabsorbent polymer market offers a critical assessment of the various elements of the competitive dynamics, such as key strategies influencing the intensity of competition. Recent product development and production initiatives by top players are also analyzed in the study. Some of the companies that vie for prominent stakes in the global superabsorbent market are Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Yixing Danson Technology, Evonik Industries AG, Songwon Industrial, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd., Formosa Plastics Corporation, and BASF SE.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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