NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Superabsorbent polymers are the materials that can absorb and retain large volumes of water or aqueous solutions and do not easily release the absorbed fluids under pressure. In general, superabsorbent polymers are composed of an acrylic acid based polymer which is partially neutralized, or lightly cross linked. Superabsorbent polymers have the ability to absorb 500 times of liquid than its actual weight or 30 to 60 times its actual volume. The swelling or absorbent capacity of the superabsorbent polymer is dependent on the type of cross-linking polymers is being used to make the gel. Low density polymers cross linked polymers have higher absorbing and swelling capacity as compare to high density cross linked polymers. On the basis of material used for the manufacturing of superabsorbent polymers, they are majorly bifurcated into two major categories namely, sodium polyacrylate and polyacrylamide copolymer. These superabsorbent materials majorly find applications in the manufacturing of baby diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products.
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Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Drivers and Restraints
The chief driver for the superabsorbent polymers is the increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene. Rising awareness level would increase the purchase of baby dialers, adult diapers and sanitary napkins which would consequently augment the demand for superabsorbent polymers across the globe. The ability of superabsorbent polymers to act as water retaining agent, has increased their adoption by horticulture industry in water deficient regions due to which the demand for super absorbent polymers is expected to increase from agriculturists in arid regions. The growing medicals needs of the ailing adult population is expected to further accelerate the demand for superabsorbent polymers from adult incontinence products manufacturer. Since, the superabsorbent polymers are acrylic based compounds, the price volatility is associated with acrylic acid is expected to hamper the superabsorbent polymer market.
Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Segmentation
The superabsorbent polymers market is segmented on the basis of material used for manufacturing, applications, and region.
Based on material of construction, the global superabsorbent market is segmented into the following:
- Sodium Polyacrylate
- Polyacrylamide Copolymer
- Others (Ethylene-maleic anhydride copolymer, polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, etc.)
Based on application, the global superabsorbent polymers market is segmented into the following:
- Baby Diapers
- Adult Incontinence Products
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Others (Paper packaging, medical, agriculture, etc.)
Superabsorbent Polymers Market: Overview
The Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market is anticipated to grow at a healthy pace during 2016-2021. The superabsorbent polymers are majorly used in personal care sector as an absorbent material in baby diapers, adult incontinence products feminine, so the growing awareness regarding personal hygiene is expected to increase the demand for superabsorbent polymers from its personal care sector. The high water retaining capacity of superabsorbent material is instigating their demand in agriculture, medical and construction industries. Superabsorbent polymers are used in water conservation technique in agriculture, where it is utilized as a water retaining agent in soil for improving the crop yield. Growing population, increasing food security concerns along with decreasing arable land is expected to escalate the demand for superabsorbent polymers from agriculture industry. Baby diapers is the largest application sector of superabsorbent materials, in volume terms. Polyacrylamide copolymer is anticipated to showcase the fastest growth in manufacturing superabsorbent polymers.
Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Region-wise Outlook
At present, North America is the leading region in global superabsorbent polymer market, followed by the Europe and APAC. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing regions for the superabsorbent polymer market, with China as the major shareholder. Increasing disposable income in China and India, improved living standard along with would increase the expenditure of the residents on personal hygiene products which would accelerate the demand for superabsorbent polymers in the region.
Superabsorbent Polymer Market: Key Players
Key players in the Global Superabsorbent Market include Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd, BASF, Bayer AG, Formosa Plastics Group, and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation and others
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