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Global Hydrogel Market: By Structure: Amorphous, Semi-Crystalline, Crystalline; By Material: Polyacrylate, Polyacrylamide, Silicone, Others; By End UsePersonal Care and Hygiene, Others; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2016-2026); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Hydrogel Market Outlook

The global hydrogel market attained a value of nearly USD 23.6 billion in 2020. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2021-2026 at a CAGR of 7% to reach nearly USD 35.5 billion by 2026.

 

Use of Hydrogels in Sanitary and Personal Care Product Boosting the Growth of Hydrogel Industry

Hydrogels are found in commonly available products, such as disposable nappies, hair gel, and plant water storage crystals.  Hydrogels are also used in biosensors for immobilisation and the creation of protective layers to control diffusion and enhance biocompatibility. Moreover, smart hydrogels are used as stimuli-responsive materials which can enable sensing and boost performance. Such applications are lubricating the market growth of hydrogels. As more than half of the world population needs some form of vision correction, the use of contact lenses is significantly increasing. The use of hydrogel in contact lenses for greater comfort is further invigorating the industry growth. Moreover, the surging use of personal care and hygiene products is also propelling the market growth.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness robust growth in the market for hydrogels. This is attributed to the rising disposable income, surging demand for hygiene and personal care products, and application of hydrogel in various other industries. Moreover, the increasing popularity of cosmetics and penetration of international brands in countries such as Japan, South Korea, India, and China are lubricating the market growth. North America holds a significant share of the market due to the increasing use of hydrogels in agriculture, biotechnology, and healthcare, among others. Europe is also anticipated to witness vigorous growth due to high per capita income and technological advancements, consequently fuelling the growth of the overall market.

 

Hydrogel: Industry Definition and Segmentation

A hydrogel is a three-dimensional network structure of hydrophilic polymers held together by cross-links and is used in a wide number of applications. It has a lot of mechanical properties and is widely used in biomedical applications. It can absorb and retain a large amount of water and hence is used in various engineering applications.

Based on the structure, the market is classified into:

  • Amorphous
  • Semi-Crystalline
  • Crystalline

The major materials of hydrogel are:

  • Polyacrylate
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Silicone
  • Others

On the basis of end use, the market is divided into:

  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • Contact Lenses
  • Agriculture
  • Others

The EMR report looks into the regional markets of hydrogel like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Rising Demand for Hydrogel in the Agricultural Sector to Bolster the Growth of Hydrogel Industry

Hydrogels can increase the water rendition capacity of soils and the net plant yield. Moreover, they can also reduce drought impact on plants and enhance soil fertility, consequently aiding the market growth. Additionally, the surging population growth, rapid climate change, and reduced arable lands have enhanced the demand for high yield and sustainable agricultural practices and are further augmenting the industry growth. The rising emphasis on the use of biodegradable products due to increased environmental consciousness is also propelling the market growth. Innovations and the development of new hydrogels with enhanced physical properties are further driving the market growth. Moreover, very small particles of hydrogel, known as microgels, are used in the drug delivery system, hence aiding the market growth.

Also, emerging knowledge in polymer chemistry and biological processes leading to the rising use of hydrogels is aiding the market growth. The use of hydrogels has increased significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rising need to create efficient and cost-effective vaccines has been prominent since the beginning of the pandemic, March 2020. The creation of hydrogel-based vaccines and the increasing research using hydrogel are significantly boosting the market growth. Moreover, the pandemic has increased not only the health-consciousness but also has increased the need for constant sanitisation. The use of hydrogels in hygiene products is contributing majorly to the overall market for hydrogels.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Hydrogel Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global hydrogel market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • 3M Co.
  • Smith & Nephew
  • CooperVision, Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • Others

The comprehensive report looks into the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

*We at Expert Market Research always thrive to give you the latest information. The numbers in the article are only indicative and may be different from the actual report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Hydrogel Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Hydrogel Historical Market (2016-2020) 
    8.3    Global Hydrogel Market Forecast (2021-2026)
    8.4    Global Hydrogel Market by Structure
        8.4.1    Amorphous
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.2    Semi-Crystalline
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.4.3    Crystalline
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
    8.5    Global Hydrogel Market by Material
        8.5.1    Polyacrylate
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.2    Polyacrylamide
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.3    Silicone
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.5.4    Others
    8.6    Global Hydrogel Market by End Use
        8.6.1    Personal Care and Hygiene
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.2    Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.3    Contact Lenses
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.4    Agriculture
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        8.6.5    Others
    8.7    Global Hydrogel Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country Kingdom
            9.2.3.1    United 
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2016-2020)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2021-2026)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Company Profiles
        12.2.1    Cardinal Health, Inc.
            12.2.1.1    Company Overview
            12.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.1.4    Certifications
        12.2.2    3M Co.
            12.2.2.1    Company Overview
            12.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.2.4    Certifications
        12.2.3    Smith & Nephew
            12.2.3.1    Company Overview
            12.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.3.4    Certifications
        12.2.4    CooperVision, Inc.
            12.2.4.1    Company Overview
            12.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.4.4    Certifications
        12.2.5    Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
            12.2.5.1    Company Overview
            12.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.5.4    Certifications
        12.2.6    Others
13    Industry Events and Developments


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1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operation Involved
2    Project Requirement and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Material
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investment


List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Hydrogel Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2026
2.    Global Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Structure (USD Million), 2016-2020
3.    Global Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Structure (USD Million), 2021-2026
4.    Global Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Material (USD Million), 2016-2020
5.    Global Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Material (USD Million), 2021-2026
6.    Global Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2016-2020
7.    Global Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2021-2026
8.    Global Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2016-2020
9.    Global Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2021-2026
10.    North America Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
11.    North America Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
12.    Europe Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
13.    Europe Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
14.    Asia Pacific Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
15.    Asia Pacific Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
16.    Latin America Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
17.    Latin America Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
18.    Middle East and Africa Hydrogel Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2016-2020
19.    Middle East and Africa Hydrogel Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2021-2026
20.    Global Hydrogel Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2020, the global hydrogel market attained a value of nearly USD 23.6 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7% between 2021 and 2026.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026 to reach nearly USD 35.5 billion by 2026.

The market is being driven by the increasing use of hydrogel in the flourishing sanitary and personal care industry.

The industry is aided by the rising demand for hydrogel in the agricultural sector and the increasing research and innovations to create more advanced hydrogel.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The dominant structures of hydrogel in the industry are amorphous, semi-crystalline, and crystalline.

The major materials of the market are polyacrylate, polyacrylamide, and silicone, among others.

The leading end uses in the market are personal care and hygiene, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, contact lenses, and agriculture, among others.

The major players in the industry are Cardinal Health, Inc., 3M Co., Smith & Nephew, CooperVision, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., among others.

Analyst Review

The market for hydrogel attained a value of nearly USD 23.6 billion in 2020, driven by the rising use of hydrogel in the flourishing sanitary and personal care industry. Aided by the growing use in agricultural sector, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2021-2026, growing at a CAGR of 7%. The market is projected to reach nearly USD 35.5 billion by 2026.

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on its structures, the hydrogel industry can be segmented into amorphous, semi-crystalline, and crystalline. On the basis of materials, the industry is divided into polyacrylate, polyacrylamide, and silicone, among others. The significant end uses of the hydrogel industry are personal care and hygiene, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, contact lenses, and agriculture, among others. The major regional markets for hydrogel are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include Cardinal Health, Inc., 3M Co., Smith & Nephew, CooperVision, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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