The global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market demand reached a volume of nearly 2.8 million metric tons in 2019. The market demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% in the forecast period of 2020-2025 to reach a volume of 3.8 million metric tons by 2025. The major supply markets include the Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific accounts for 64% of the market share.
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The Asia Pacific is a significant supply as well as consumer market. The region has a large consumer base for super absorbent polymer. The region is a major exporter of the product with China, the Republic of Korea, and Japan being the significant producers in the Asia Pacific. The demand for the product is majorly driven by the increasing demand for baby diapers, especially in China and India. China is the largest consumer market within the region, accounting for a significant proportion of the total sales. The demand for adult incontinence is majorly concentrated in Japan due to lower birth rates and rising older population.
North America is another significant market for super absorbent polymer as the United States is the largest producer and consumer of the product in the region. The United States and China together account for nearly 45% of the global sales of the product. The United States alone accounts for almost 90% of consumption in North America due to the increased penetration of diapers in the market, followed by Canada. In Latin America, the demand for sanitary pads and other adult incontinence is likely to witness a healthy growth demand due to the growing population of working women and the ageing population. The significant regional markets in Latin America include Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, owing to the growing demand for baby diapers.
The producers of super absorbent polymer are planning to expand their plants in order to meet the growing demand in the market. The companies are more likely to expand their supply in the incontinence segment.
Properties and Applications
Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) refers to a substance that can withstand up to 300 times its weight in liquids. Most of them are produced using sodium polyacrylate and are available as fibres or in granular form. The granular substance is a polymer comprising of millions of equivalent units of sodium acrylate shaped into a fence like the structure of chains. Then, these are connected to turn the content into a three-dimensional network. Lengthy polymer chains are finally coiled in their dry state. When the water is consumed, it uncoils, and the network grows. The fluid is then deposited in the spaces of the molecular network, and the substance forms a gel that seals the liquid inside.
Super absorbent polymer finds its applications in the production of the following products:
The EMR report also covers the regional markets like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
The global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market is majorly being driven by the rapidly growing demand for disposable baby diapers, which account for three-fourth of the global demand by applications. The demand for baby diapers is growing at a face pace, especially in the Asia Pacific region. The demand for baby diapers is expected to grow by almost 20% in the coming years due to favourable policies. The relaxation of the one-child policy by the government in China has increased the number of births in the country, resulting in an increased demand for diapers. India, another major country in the region, has a high demand growth for baby diapers due to increased birth rates. The demand for diapers in the region is also growing due to the transition from cloth nappies to diapers due to awareness.
The growing awareness about personal hygiene in emerging nations like India, China, and Brazil is driving the demand growth for personal hygiene products in the region. Other driving factors include the increased application of the product in water treatment, medical industry, and agriculture. These markets are expected to grow more in the coming years, driving the market for super absorbent polymer as well. The rising demand for acrylic acid is also pushing the market growth further. The increasing disposable income of consumers in these regions is another factor providing an impetus to the market growth of superabsorbent polymer, especially in China and India.
June 2015- BASF (OTCMKTS: BASFY) started its world-scale production complex in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil, which would produce butyl acrylate, acrylic acid, and superabsorbent polymers.
The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market, covering their competitive landscape, capacity, and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, and investments, expansions of capacity, and plant turnarounds:
The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the industry based on Porter’s five forces model, along with giving a SWOT analysis.
1.1 Objectives of the Study
1.1.1 Research Objective
1.1.2 Key Findings of the Report
2 Research Methodology
2.1 Data Extraction
2.2 Data Corroboration
2.3 Market Structure
2.5 Market Models
3.1 Market Outlook
3.2 Market Scope and Segmentation
3.3 Additional Insights
4 Executive Summary
4.1 Key Market Developments
4.2 Market Analysis
4.3 Key Players
4.4 Cost Structure
4.5 Market Revenue and Growth
5 Market Dynamics
5.1 Market Driver Analysis
5.2 Market Restraint Analysis
5.3 Industry Challenges
5.4 Industry Opportunities
6 Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Analysis
6.1 Figure: Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6.2 Chart: Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Breakup by Application
6.2.1 Disposable Baby Diapers
6.2.2 Adult Incontinence Products
6.2.3 Feminine Hygiene Products
6.3 Figure: Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Breakup by Application: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6.3.1 Disposable Baby Diapers
6.3.2 Adult Incontinence Products
6.3.3 Feminine Hygiene Products
6.4 Chart: Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Breakup by Region
6.4.1 North America
22.214.171.124 United State of America
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
6.4.3 Asia Pacific
6.4.4 Latin America
6.4.5 Middle East and Africa
188.8.131.52 Saudi Arabia
184.108.40.206 United Arab Emirates
220.127.116.11 South Africa
6.5 Figure: Global Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) Market Breakup by Region: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
6.5.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United State of America
22.214.171.124 United Kingdom
6.5.3 Asia Pacific
6.5.4 Latin America
6.5.5 Middle East and Africa
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 United Arab Emirates
184.108.40.206 South Africa
7 SWOT Analysis
8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
8.2 Buyer’s Power
8.3 Supplier’s Power
8.4 New Entrants
8.5 Degree of Rivalry
9 Value Chain Analysis
10 EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
11 EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
12 Procurement Strategy
12.1 Sourcing Model
12.2 Contract Model
12.3 Pros and Cons
13 Cost Analysis
13.1 Raw Material Cost
13.2 Utilities Cost
13.3 Labour Cost
13.4 Other Fixed Cost
14 Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis
14.1 Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
14.1.1 Company Overview
14.1.2 Financial Analysis
14.2 BASF SE
14.2.1 Company Overview
14.2.2 Financial Analysis
14.3 Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co.,Ltd
14.3.1 Company Overview
14.3.2 Financial Analysis
14.4 Evonik Industries AG
14.4.1 Company Overview
14.4.2 Financial Analysis
14.5 SDP Global Co., Ltd
14.5.1 Company Overview
14.5.2 Financial Analysis
14.6 LG Chem Ltd,
14.6.1 Company Overview
14.6.2 Financial Analysis
14.7 Yixing Danson Technology
14.7.1 Company Overview
14.7.2 Financial Analysis
14.8 Formosa Plastics Corporation
14.8.1 Company Overview
14.8.2 Financial Analysis
15 Events and Developments
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16 Manufacturing Process
16.1 Detailed Process Flow
16.2 Operations Involved
16.3 Mass Balance
17 Production Cost Analysis and Project Economics
17.1 Land, Location and Site Development
17.3 Plant Machinery
17.4 Cost of Raw Material
17.9 Other Capital Investment
The global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market demand attained a volume of nearly 2.8 million metric tons in 2019. It is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2020-2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.3%. The market demand is projected to reach a volume of around 3.8 million metric tons by 2025.
EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on application, the global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market can be segmented into disposable baby diapers, adult incontinence products and feminine hygiene products, among others, with disposable baby diapers accounting for three fourth of the total demand for the product. North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific are the major regions in the market, with the Asia Pacific leading the overall global super absorbent polymer (SAP) market with a 64% share. The key players in the above industry are Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., BASF SE, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd, Evonik Industries AG, SDP Global Co., Ltd, LG Chem Ltd, Yixing Danson Technology, and Formosa Plastics Corporation, among others.
The major drivers of the industry such as rising disposable incomes, increasing population, rising urbanisation, rising demand for disposable baby diapers, growing demand from India and China, and rising demand from the medical, agricultural, and water treatment industries are driving the growth of the market globally. 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 industry insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.
EMR’s approach gives their clients a comprehensive assessment of the prevailing and projected industry conditions through the collection, collation, and analysis of data from trusted sources. The key questions answered in the market study are:
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