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Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylate/Polyacrylamide Copolymer , and Others), by Application (Personal Care , Agriculture, Medical, Industrial and Others ), by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2020

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Publishing Date: December 2015
Report Code: CH 2344

 

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The global SAP market is projected to be worth USD 7.96 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.6% between 2015 and 2020. In this study, 2013 has been considered as the historical year and 2014 as the base year for estimating market size of SAP. The report aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of SAP market across different segments such as type, end-use industry, and region. The base year considered for the study is 2014 and the market size is forecast from 2015 to 2020.

In the secondary research process, different sources have been referred to identify and collect information for this study. These secondary sources include annual reports, press releases, and investor presentations of companies, white papers, and certified publications, articles from recognized authors. In the primary research process, sources from both supply and demand sides have been interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The bottom-up approach has been used to estimate the market size of SAP based on end-use industry, and regions, in terms of value. The top-down approach has been implemented to validate the market size, in terms of value. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primaries, the exact values of the overall parent market size and individual market sizes have been determined and confirmed in this study.

Below is the figure showing break-up of profile of primary discussion participants.

Super Absorbent Polymers Market

These stakeholders include BASF SE, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, SDP Global Co. Ltd., and LG Chem Ltd among others. Government organizations and universities such as Cambridge University (U.K.), European Union, and the U.S. EPA are also the critical stakeholders for this study. Raw materials are used in the manufacturing process to develop different grades of SAP according to industry requirements. The main raw material used in SAP is acrylic acid. Some of the prominent agricultural SAP manufacturers include BASF SE (Germany), Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Evonik Industries AG (Germany).

This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus in next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments.

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the market for SAP based on type, end-use industry, and region and forecasts revenue growth and analysis of trends in each of the submarkets.

On the Basis of Type: The SAP market is segmented on the basis of type, such as, parts per million (ppm) Each type is further described in detail in the report with value forecasts till 2020.

On the Basis of End-Use Industry: The SAP market is segmented on the basis of end-use industry, including personal care, agriculture, medical segments. The market segments are further described in detail in the report with value forecasts till 2020.

On the Basis of Region: The SAP market is segmented by region as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East & Africa. Each region is further segmented by key countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., and Brazil.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
                    1.3.1.1 SAP Market, By End-User
                    1.3.1.2 SAP Market, By Type
                    1.3.1.3 SAP Market, By Region
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Assumptions
           2.4.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the SAP Market
    4.2 SAP Market – Top-3 End-Users
    4.3 SAP Market in Asia-Pacific Region
    4.4 SAP Market, By End-User & Region
    4.5 SAP Market: Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 By Type
           5.3.2 By End-User
           5.3.3 By Region
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 High Demand From Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America
                    5.4.1.2 Ageing Population in Developed Countries
                    5.4.1.3 Fluff-Less Diapers
                    5.4.1.4 Increasing Global Focus on Agricultural Activities
                    5.4.1.5 Environment-Friendly and Non-Toxic Properties
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Volatile Price of Raw Material and Fluctuation in Availability
                    5.4.2.2 Stagnant Growth in Baby Diaper Market in the North American, Western European, and Japanese Market
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Bio-SAP to Boost Demand for SAP
                    5.4.3.2 Low Baby Diaper Penetration Regions
                    5.4.3.3 Government Initiatives in Developing Countries
           5.4.4 Winning Imperatives
                    5.4.4.1 Focus on Expansions and Adoption of Bio-SAP Technology

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
                    6.3.1.1 Capital Intensive
                    6.3.1.2 Focus on Product Innovations
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
                    6.3.2.1 Commercialization of Bio-SAP
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                    6.3.3.1 Large Number of Raw Material (Acrylic Acid) Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
                    6.3.4.1 Low Switching Cost
                    6.3.4.2 Long-Term Contract
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
                    6.3.5.1 Focus on R&D With High Regional Presence
    6.4 Raw Material Analysis
           6.4.1 Raw Material Suppliers List
    6.5 Pricing Analysis

7 SAP Market, By Type (Page No. - 48)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Sodium Polyacrylate
    7.3 Polyacrylamide Copolymer
    7.4 Others

8 Super Absorbent Polymers, By Application (Page No. - 56)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Personal Care
    8.3 Medical
    8.4 Agriculture
    8.5 Industrial
    8.6 Others

9 SAP Market, By Region (Page No. - 68)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 Japan
           9.2.3 India
           9.2.4 Australia & New Zealand
           9.2.5 South Korea
           9.2.6 Others
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 U.K.
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 Germany
           9.3.4 Russia
           9.3.5 Turkey
           9.3.6 Others
    9.4 North America
           9.4.1 U.S.
           9.4.2 Canada
    9.5 Middle East & Africa
           9.5.1 South Africa
           9.5.2 UAE
           9.5.3 Egypt
           9.5.4 Saudi Arabia
           9.5.5 Others
    9.6 Latin America
           9.6.1 Brazil
           9.6.2 Mexico
           9.6.3 Others

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 102)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Expansions: the Key Growth Strategy Adopted By Companies
     10.3 Competitive Situations and Trends
              10.3.1 New Product Launches
              10.3.2 Expansions
              10.3.3 Partnerships, Agreements, and Investments
              10.3.4 Joint Ventures

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 108)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 BASF SE
     11.2 Evonik Industries AG
     11.3 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
     11.4 KAO Corporation
     11.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation
     11.6 LG Chem Ltd.
     11.7 SDP Global Co. Ltd.
     11.8 Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.
     11.9 Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.
     11.10 Yixing Danson Technology

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 132)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (81 Tables)

Table 1 SAP Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 2 SAP Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 3 Sodium Polyacrylate SAP Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 4 Sodium Polyacrylate SAP Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 5 Polyacrylamide Copolymer SAP Market, By Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Polyacrylamide Copolymer SAP Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 7 Other SAP Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Other SAP Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Personal Care, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Personal Care, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Medical, By Region,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Medical, By Region,2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Agriculture, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Agriculture, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Industrial, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Industrial, By Region,2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size in Other Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 21 SAP Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 SAP Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Asia-Pacific: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 25 China: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 China: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Japan: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 Japan: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 29 India: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 India: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Australia & New Zealand: SAP Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Australia & New Zealand: SAP Market Size, By Application,2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 33 South Korea: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 South Korea: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 37 Europe: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Europe: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 39 U.K.: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 U.K.: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 41 France: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 France: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 43 Germany: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Germany: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Russia: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Russia: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Turkey: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Turkey: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 51 North America: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 North America: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 53 U.S.: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 U.S.: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Canada: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Canada: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Middle East & Africa: SAP Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Middle East & Africa: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 59 South Africa: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 South Africa: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 61 UAE: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 UAE: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 63 Egypt: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Egypt: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 65 Saudi Arabia: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Saudi Arabia: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Latin America: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Latin America: SAP Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Brazil: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Brazil: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Mexico: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Mexico: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Others: SAP Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 77 New Product Launches (2011-2015)
Table 78 Expansions (2011-2015)
Table 79 Partnerships, Agreements, and Investments (2011-2015)
Table 80 Joint Ventures (2011-2015)
Table 81 Products Offered
 
 
List of Figures (53 Figures)
 
Figure 1 SAP Market, By End-User
Figure 2 SAP Market, By Type
Figure 3 SAP: Research Design
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews:
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Data Triangulation
Figure 8 Polyacrylate / Polyacrylamide Copolymer Projected to Grow the Fastest Among the Types
Figure 9 Medical Application to Grow the Fastest (2015 - 2020)
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific Projected to Grow the Fastest During the  Forecast Period
Figure 11 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the SAP Market During the Forecast Period (2015-2020)
Figure 12 The Agricuture End-Use Industry Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Personal Care has the Maximum Share in the Asia-Pacific Market
Figure 14 APAC Expected to Dominate the SAP Market, Till 2020
Figure 15 Developing Markets Expected to Grow Faster Than the Developed Ones During the Forecast Period
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific Market to Witness Rapid Growth Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 17 Increased Demand for Food to Drive SAP Market Agriculture Application
Figure 18 Overview of the Forces Governing the SAP Market: Drivers, Restraint, and Opportunities for Super Absorbent Polymer Market
Figure 19 Value Chain Analysis for SAP Market: Raw Material Accounts for Biggest Value Addition
Figure 20 Super Absorbent Polymer Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 21 Polyacrylate Copolymer to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 22 Sodium Polyacrylate SAP Market Size, By Type, 2015 & 2020 (USD MN)
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest Growing Region for Polyacrylamide SAP Market Between 2015–2020
Figure 24 Polyacrylate/Polyacrylamide Copolymer Market to Be the Fastest-Growing By Type,
Figure 25 Personal Care Application is Expected to Remain the Largest Segment of Super Absorbent Polymers
Figure 26 Growth of Personal Care vs. Agricultural Application
Figure 27 Growth of Medical Application
Figure 28 Growth of Agricultural Application
Figure 29 Growth of Industrial Application
Figure 30 Super Absorbent Polymer Applications Size By Region
Figure 31 High Growth Expected From Emerging Economies During the Projected Period
Figure 32 Asia-Pacific: SAP Market Snapshot – Most Lucrative Opportunities
Figure 33 Personal Care Application to Drive the SAP Market
Figure 34 North America
Figure 35 Saudi Arabia to Be the Largest Market in the Middle East, 2015
Figure 36 Mexico is the Largest Market in Latin America, 2015
Figure 37 Expansion: the Key Growth Strategy Adopted By Companies, 2011-2015
Figure 38 Expansions Accounted for the Largest Market Share
Figure 39 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 40 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Evonik Industries AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Evonik Industries AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 KAO Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 KAO Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Formosa Plastics Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Formosa Plastics Corporation.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 LG Chem Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 SDP Global Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The global SAP market size, in terms of value, is projected to reach USD 7.96 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.6% between 2015 and 2020. The increasing demand for thinner diapers in Asia-Pacific, growing technological dominance, and continuous expansion and merger & acquisition activities undertaken by companies are key factors driving the growth of the global SAP market.

The agriculture segment is projected to be the fastest-growing application of SAP between 2015 and 2020. The use of super absorbent polymers (SAPs) are an established water conservation technique in agriculture and is widely used in different parts of the world. The growing population and increased demand for food in developing nations are the key factors driving the demand for the SAP market in agriculture application. The important application areas of agricultural SAP can broadly be categorized into gardening, horticulture, forestry, lawns, play grounds, and golf-course.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest market for SAP, accounting for more than half of the global market size, by value, in 2014. Among all the countries, China dominates the SAP market in 2014, closely followed by India. The fastest-growing country in the world, India, is expected to surpass China and Japan in the SAP market in the near future.

Super Absorbent Polymers Market

Though the SAP market is growing at a significant growth rate, few factors hinder the growth of the market globally. The shift of end-user market from developed countries to the developing countries, and fluctuations in the currency exchange rates of Japan are the major restraints toward the growth of the SAP market.

Companies such include BASF SE, Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, SDP Global Co. Ltd., LG Chem Ltd., Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. Ltd., and Formosa Plastics Co are the dominant market players in the global SAP market. The diverse product portfolio and strategically positioned R&D centers, continuous adoption of development strategies, and technological advancements are the few factors that are responsible for strengthening the market position of these companies in the market. These companies have been adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as expansions, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, new product launches & products development to enhance their current market share.

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