Growing demand from water treatment application supported by increasing pressure from regulatory bodies for wastewater treatment is expected to fuel the global demand for water soluble polymers. Additionally increasing demand from petroleum applications attributed to rising shale oil drilling activities is expected to further fuel the demand for water soluble polymers. However, volatile feedstock prices for synthetic water soluble polymers and competing uses for feedstock of natural water soluble polymers are expected to hinder market growth of water soluble polymers.
Research methodology includes secondary as well as primary inquisition related to the water soluble polymers market. Analysis of the water soluble polymers market was done on the basis of our review on key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, and statistical data from government websites, relevant patent and regulatory databases, trade associations and agencies related to the water soluble polymers market. Secondary sources referred for the water soluble polymers market study include, but are not limited to; ChemGuide, National Chemical Inventories (NCI), National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), European Plastics News, European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association (EPDLA) and British Association for Chemical Specialties (BACS) among others.
This report gives a detailed description of the global water soluble polymers market based on volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period 2013 to 2019. All volumes are expressed as kilo tons of dry polymers. The report highlights the factors contributing towards the growth of the market and the restraints that impede the market. Detailed forecasts for the years 2013-2019 for water soluble polymers have been given separately, for better understanding of the market scenario. The water soluble polymers market is described with respect to their various segments along with the opportunities that are expected in the coming six years.
For geographic analysis, the global water soluble polymers market has been segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The water soluble polymers market has been segmented based on the following raw material types used in the formulation of water soluble polymers – Synthetic, Natural and semi-synthetic. The study further segments the water soluble polymers market based on the product types into polyacrylamide & copolymers, guar gum & derivatives, polyvinyl alcohol, casein & caseinates, gelatin, polyacrylic acid and others including polysaccharides, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, quaternary ammonium compounds, etc. Water absorbent polymers are not considered as water soluble polymers. The water soluble polymer study also analyses market attractiveness for all product segments of water soluble polymers with the help of the market attractiveness tool.
The water soluble polymers study segments the market on an application basis into water treatment, detergents & household products, petroleum, paper making and others including food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture mining, etc. The others application segment of water soluble polymers includes relatively small end-users such as food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and mining. These cannot be quantified individually. The water soluble polymers study provides forecasts and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.
For a more comprehensive view of the market, a value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces model is provided to throw light on the specifics of the industry structure besides giving an overview of the degree of competitiveness. The water soluble polymers report also includes detailed profiles of key players such as SNF, BASF SE, Kemira, Kuraray, and Ashland, Inc among others. The detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and SWOT analysis and recent developments of the company.
The report segments the global water soluble polymers market as: