Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) were first produced in the U.S. and Japan in 1970. These polymers were used in the manufacture of baby diapers and adult incontinence products due to their high water absorbing and retaining capacity. Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) help keep the skin dry, thereby preventing the spread of infections in diaper users. Demand for these polymers is expected to be high in the near future. There are two types of superabsorbent polymers (SAP): sodium polyacrylate and polyacrylamide copolymer. Both these polymers are used in the manufacture of diapers and various hygiene products in the market. The market for superabsorbent polymers (SAP) is anticipated to grow significantly due to increasing demand for hygiene products.
This study analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market from the demand perspective in terms of volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. The report also analyzes several market drivers and restraints along with their impact on the market during the forecast period.
The report provides a detailed view of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market by analyzing the key segments of products and applications. Application segments in the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market include baby diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products and others. The report also provides an analysis of each product and application segment and forecasts the market in terms of volume and revenue from 2014 to 2020. Additionally, it segments the market based on key geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The superabsorbent polymers (SAP) report further provides market volume and revenue for each product and application segment under each regional segment.
Based on the applications of superabsorbent polymers (SAP), the report analyzes the attractiveness of each segment using the attractiveness tool. The study includes a value chain for better understanding of key players, right from raw material manufacturers to end-users. The study on superabsorbent polymers (SAP) also offers a comprehensive view of the market using Porter’s five forces analysis.
Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We assess key player’s product literature, press releases, annual reports and relative documents for competitive analysis. Participants in such a process include industry participants, VPs, CEOs, market intelligence managers and sales managers, technical personnel, distributors, purchasing managers valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets. Secondary research includes search of technical writing, recent trade, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites and trade agencies and associations Secondary data sources reviewed for superabsorbent polymers (SAP) report consist of company websites, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, internal and external proprietary databases, SEC filings, national government documents and news articles, among others. Secondary research referred for the study of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) includes ICIS, Indian Textile Journal, Nonwovens Industry and Plastemart.
The global superabsorbent polymers market has been estimated and forecasted using the top-down and bottom-up approaches. Application and product types have been estimated through top-down and bottom-up approach for forecasting and estimating geography. When no hard data is available, a rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available data is cross- referred with demographic data and macroeconomic indicators.
The report includes the share of key players in the global superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market. Major market participants profiled in the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) report include Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd, BASF, Bayer AG and Formosa Plastics Group. Profiles of key participants include features such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments.
The report segments the global superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market as: