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Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Share, Size, Analysis, Growth, Forecast: By Product Type: Polyacrylamide, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Guar Gum, Gelatin, Xanthan Gum, Casein, Polyacrylic Acid, Others; By Application: Water Treatment, Household Products and Detergents, Oil and Gas, Others; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2023-2028

Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Outlook

The global water soluble polymers market size attained a value of USD 40.1 billion in 2022. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.50% between 2023 and 2028, to reach a value of USD 55.3 billion by 2028.

 

Key Trends in the Market

Water soluble polymers are defined as the substances which when dissolved in water, swell or disperse in such a way that they exhibit specific unique properties. These substances have sufficient numbers of electronegative atoms which tend to form hydrogen bonds when dissolved in water. The dissolution rate of water soluble polymers depend upon the molecular weight of the polymer.  

 

  • Increasing application of water soluble polymers across various sectors such as water treatment, pulp and paper, and oil and gas, among others, is surging the global water soluble polymer market size.
  • Growing demand for water soluble polymers in water treatment projects as thickeners, stabilisers, flocculants, coagulants, and humectants, etc., is being witnessed. Over the forecast period, the surge in demand for clean water is expected to bolster the demand for water soluble polymers.
  • Water soluble polymers are used in oil fields to facilitate various phases of drilling and oil production. In this regard, the anticipated increase in demand for crude oil and petroleum are expected to fuel the oil and gas sector growth, leading to expanded opportunities for the global water soluble polymer market.

 

Opportunities and Challenges

Water soluble polymers are applied in the manufacturing of household products such as detergents which are likely to witness a heightened demand in the forecast period due to the increasing consciousness about hygiene. In line with this, the increasing disposable income, growing expansion of the e-commerce sector, and rapid urbanisation are anticipated to expand the water soluble polymers market share. 

 

The anticipated increase in the demand for pulp and paper to manufacture various downstream products such as paper cups, napkins, LCD screens, shoes, and handbags, among others, are likely to generate a steady demand for water soluble polymers in the coming years. However, based on the water soluble polymers market analysis, stringent regulations of governments across emerging economies aimed towards reducing the impact of chemicals on the environment may limit the growth of some types of water soluble polymers. 

 

Market Analysis

Based on product type, the market is segmented into polyacrylamide, polyvinyl alcohol, guar gum, gelatin, xanthan gum, casein, and polyacrylic acid, among others. On the basis of application, the market is classified into water treatment, household products and detergents, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals, among others. The regional markets for water soluble polymers can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.  

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global water soluble polymers market, covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments and expansion plans.

 

  • BASF SE
  • SNF Group
  • Nutrition & Biosciences (Dupont)
  • Arkema S.A.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Kuraray Group
  • Nuoer Group
  • CP Kelco
  • Polysciences, Inc.
  • Others

 

Market Share by Product Type

The xanthan gum segment, based on product type, accounts for a healthy share of the water-soluble polymers market. Xanthan gum is a versatile product which is used to treat various health conditions such as diabetes, constipation, and dry eye, among others. The increasing application of xanthan gum across the food and beverage sector to improve the texture, flavour, consistency, shelf life, and appearance of cuisines, is fuelling the segment’s growth. Moreover, it is used as a thickening agent in various household products such as toothpaste. Meanwhile, polyvinyl alcohol is expected to witness a steady growth in the forecast period, due to its increasing demand in the textile, paper, and food packaging sectors. 

 

Market Share by Application

Based on application, the pharmaceutical segment accounts for a significant share in the water soluble polymers market. Water soluble polymers play a crucial role in the pharmaceutical sector, as they are used as hydrogels, blood compatible materials, viscosity increasing components, eye lubricants in eye drops, and in the creation of hard and soft capsules, among others. Over the forecast period, the anticipated increase in investments in the research and development activities to combat chronic disease prevalence are expected to garner the segment’s growth. Growing innovations and FDA approvals of generic and branded drugs are further escalating the opportunities for the global water soluble polymers market. 

 

Market Share by Region

In terms of region, Asia Pacific accounts for a significant share in the water soluble polymers market. The growing expansion of major industrial sectors such as pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas, across the emerging economies such as India and China, is driving the market growth in this region. The thriving food and beverage sector is likely to be a crucial driving factor of the market which is expected to propel the demand for water soluble polymers. Furthermore, the presence of local manufacturers is further providing impetus to the water soluble polymers market.

 

Competitive Landscape

BASF SE is a multinational chemical manufacturing company which innovates and markets various types of water soluble polymers. The company also provides plastics, crop protection products, and high performance products which cater to the demands of various end use sectors. BASF SE was established in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

SNF Group is a leading chemical manufacturing company which produces water soluble polymers such as polyacrylamides which are supplied to various end use sectors. The company also produces various specialty chemicals used for preserving water, recycling, and saving energy. It was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Andrezieux-Biutheon, France.   

 

Nutrition & Biosciences (Dupont) is a bio-based company which produces healthy and sustainable solutions which cater to the demands of the food and pharmaceutical sector. The company also plays a crucial role in the biotech and healthcare sectors. It was founded in the year 1989 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

 

Other market players include Arkema S.A., Ashland Inc., Kuraray Group, Nuoer Group, CP Kelco, and Polysciences, Inc., among others.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Product Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Product Type
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Guar Gum
  • Gelatin
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Casein
  • Polyacrylic Acid
  • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Water Treatment
  • Household Products and Detergents
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • BASF SE
  • SNF Group
  • Nutrition & Biosciences (Dupont)
  • Arkema S.A.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Kuraray Group
  • Nuoer Group
  • CP Kelco
  • Polysciences, Inc.
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR 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    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market by Product Type
        8.4.1    Polyacrylamide
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Polyvinyl Alcohol
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.3    Guar Gum
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.4    Gelatin
            8.4.4.1    Market Share
            8.4.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.5    Xanthan Gum
            8.4.5.1    Market Share
            8.4.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.6    Casein
            8.4.6.1    Market Share
            8.4.6.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.6.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.7    Polyacrylic Acid
            8.4.7.1    Market Share
            8.4.7.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.7.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.8    Others
    8.5    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market by Application
        8.5.1    Water Treatment
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.2    Household Products and Detergents
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.3    Oil and Gas
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.4    Pulp and Paper
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.5    Pharmaceuticals
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.6    Others
8.6    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market by Region
    8.6.1    North America
        8.6.1.1    Market Share
        8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.6.2    Europe
        8.6.2.1    Market Share
        8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.6.3    Asia Pacific
        8.6.3.1    Market Share
        8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.6.4    Latin America
        8.6.4.1    Market Share
        8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
        8.6.5.1    Market Share
        8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9    North America Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10    Europe Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Water Soluble Polymers Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Competitive Landscape

    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Company Profiles
        16.2.1    BASF SE
            16.2.1.1    Company Overview
            16.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.1.4    Certifications
        16.2.2    SNF Group
            16.2.2.1    Company Overview
            16.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.2.4    Certifications
        16.2.3    Nutrition & Biosciences (Dupont)
            16.2.3.1    Company Overview
            16.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.3.4    Certifications
        16.2.4    Arkema S.A.
            16.2.4.1    Company Overview
            16.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.4.4    Certifications
        16.2.5    Ashland Inc.
            16.2.5.1    Company Overview
            16.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.5.4    Certifications
        16.2.6    Kuraray Group
            16.2.6.1    Company Overview
            16.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.6.4    Certifications
        16.2.7    Nuoer Group
            16.2.7.1    Company Overview
            16.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.7.4    Certifications
        16.2.8    CP Kelco
            16.2.8.1    Company Overview
            16.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.8.4    Certifications
        16.2.9    Polysciences, Inc.
            16.2.9.1    Company Overview
            16.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.9.4    Certifications
        16.2.10    Others
17    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2022
2.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
5.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
6.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
7.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
8.    North America Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
9.    North America Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
10.    Europe Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11.    Europe Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12.    Asia Pacific Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13.    Asia Pacific Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14.    Latin America Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15.    Latin America Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16.    Middle East and Africa Water Soluble Polymers Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17.    Middle East and Africa Water Soluble Polymers Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18.    Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market reached a value of USD 40.1 billion in 2022.

The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.50% in the forecast period of 2023 -2028.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2023-2028 to reach a value of USD 55.3 billion by 2028.

The increasing applications of water soluble polymers across various end use sectors, growing demand for various downstream products, rising disposable income, and rapid urbanisation, and are the major drivers of the water soluble polymers market.

The key trends in the market include the growing research and development activities in the pharmaceutical sector, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and growing usage in household products and detergents.

Polyacrylamide, polyvinyl alcohol, guar gum, gelatin, xanthan gum, casein, and polyacrylic acid, among others, are the different product types included in the market.

Water treatment, household products and detergents, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals, among others, are the segments of the market for water soluble polymers based on application.

Water soluble polymers are versatile and can be used across various end use sectors.

Water soluble polymers are capable of making hydrogen bonds with water which makes them water soluble.

BASF SE, SNF Group, Nutrition & Biosciences (Dupont), Arkema S.A., Ashland Inc., Kuraray Group, Nuoer Group, CP Kelco, and Polysciences, Inc., among others, are the key market players, according to the report.

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