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NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Super-Absorbent Polymers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Thousand Metric Tons by the following end-use segments - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 18 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF SE, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Stockhausen, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd, San-Dia Polymers, Ltd., and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

SUPER-ABSORBENT POLYMERS MCP-2145

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Disposable Diapers I-4

Adult Incontinence Pads I-4

Feminine Hygiene Products I-4

Miscellaneous I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

Emerging Markets to Fuel Growth II-1

Current & Future Analysis II-1

Analysis by Geographic Region II-1

Emerging Markets - Potential Areas of Growth II-1

Table 1: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

Geographic Region/Country (2007-2015) - Ranked by Growth

Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin

America, Japan, Canada, Europe, and US (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Analysis by End-Use Segment II-2

Table 2: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-use Segment (2007-2015) - Ranked by Growth Rate of

Volume Sales for Miscellaneous, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Disposable Diapers (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Bio-Based Super-Absorbent Polymers Boost SAP Market II-3

Production Disruptions Affect Global SAP Supply II-4

Table 3: Global Polymer Sorbents Production in Million Tons

(2006-2010E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Price - The Influencing Factor II-5

Production Capacity of SAP II-5

Table 4: World Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity for US,

Japan, Europe, and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Production Capacity Expansions II-6

Leading SAP Producers II-6

Table 5: Leading Producers in Global SAP Market (2009):

Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai,

Evonik Industries, BASF, San-Dia Polymers, Sumitomo Seika,

Taiwan Plastics and Kolon/LG Chem (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-6

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-7

Introduction II-7

SAP Characteristics II-7

Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Super-Absorbent

Polymers II-7

Evolution of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-8

Synthetic & Natural Super-Absorbent Polymers II-8

Types of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-9

Sodium Polyacrylate II-9

Gro-Creatures II-9

Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes II-9

Manufacturing Process of SAP II-10

How SAP Works? II-10

3. END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-11

SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application II-11

SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance II-11

Disposable Diapers II-11

Table 6: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in

Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region/Country (2007-2015) -

Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia Pacific,

Middle East, Latin America, Japan, Canada, Europe, and US

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Diapers & SAP - At a Glance II-12

Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers II-13

Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers II-13

Leading Diaper Manufacturers - Major Consumers of SAP II-14

SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint II-14

Table 7: Composition of Diaper (1985 & 2008) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Weight by Components (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers II-15

Adult Incontinence Pads II-15

Adult Incontinence II-15

Adult Incontinence Products Market - A Glance II-15

Table 8: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult

Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region/ Country (2007-2015)

- Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia Pacific,

Middle East, Japan, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and US

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Innovations in Adult Incontinence Products Market II-16

Feminine Hygiene Products II-16

Feminine Hygiene Market - An Overview II-16

Table 9: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in

Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region/ Country

(2007-2015) - Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia

Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Canada, Japan, US, and

Europe (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Sanitary Pads II-17

Key Driving Factors II-17

New Super-Absorbent Concept II-17

Thinner Napkins - A Key Driver II-18

Miscellaneous Applications II-18

Market Overview II-18

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Technical Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North

America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 11: World Historic Review for Technical

Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North America,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 12: World Market for Technical Super-Absorbents by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Global Technical Super-Absorbents Market by End-Use Segment II-21

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Technical Super -Absorbents by End-Use Segment -

Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Miscellaneous

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 14: World Historic Review for Technical Super-

Absorbents by End-Use Segment - Agriculture, Cable Wrap,

Packaging, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 15: World Market for Technical Super-Absorbents by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Miscellaneous

Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-22

End-use Applications of Technical Super-absorbents II-23

Cable Wrap II-23

Packaging II-23

Agriculture II-23

Residual Flood Water Removal II-23

Firefighting II-23

Medical Waste Handling II-24

Medical Industry II-24

Other Applications II-24

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-25

EXOTECH BIO SOLUTIONS DEVELOPS ECONOMICAL AND Greener SAP II-25

ZappaTec Introduces New Absorbent Polymers for Medical Liquid

Waste Disposal II-25

Fuzhou University Introduces New Method for SAP Production II-25

Derma Sciences Introduces XTRASORB™ Super Absorbent Dressing II-25

Cim-Tek® Develops Tank Dryer for Fuel-Storage Tanks II-26

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-27

Nippon Shokubai to Build New SAP Facility in Japan II-27

NA Industries to Relocate SAP Production from Chattanooga to

Huston II-27

Sumitomo Seika Plans New Production Facility at Himeji Works II-27

Global Technologies Group Inks Agreement with M2 Polymer

Technologies II-27

Sumitomo Seika Takes Over Arkema's SAP Business II-28

American Soil Technologies and Green Hippo Form a Joint Venture II-28

BASF-YPC Commence Expansion of Nanjing Facility II-28

Shurtape Technologies and Inspired Technologies Sign Licensing

Agreement II-29

LG Chem Takes Over SAP Facility from Kolon Industries II-29

Evonik Pockets Degussa II-29

Reliance Partners with Rohm and Hass II-29

Sumitomo Seika to Upgrade Himeji Plant II-29

BASF Closes Aberdeen Plant II-30

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-31

BASF SE (Germany) II-31

Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-31

Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. (US) II-31

LG Chem Ltd. (Korea) II-32

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-32

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd (Japan) II-32

San-Dia Polymers, Ltd. (Japan) II-33

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan) II-33

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-34

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 17: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 18: World 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2003,

2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Worldwide Super - Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment II-37

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 20: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 21: World 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 23: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 24: World 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 26: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 27: World 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Miscellaneous Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 29: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 30: World 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

SAP Supply Shortage Hits North America III-1

Production Capacity of Leading Players III-2

Table 31: US Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2009):

Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF, and

Nippon Shokubai (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Product Developments/Launches III-2

Strategic Corporate Developments III-3

Key Player III-4

Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. III-4

B.Market Analytics III-5

Table 32: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable

Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products

and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 33: US Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence

Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 34: US 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

2. CANADA III-8

Market Analysis III-8

Table 35: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 36: Canadian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 37: Canadian 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11

A.Market Analysis III-11

Outlook III-11

Overview III-11

Table 38: SAP Market in Japan (2009): Production Capacities

in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia Polymers, and

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-11

Strategic Corporate Developments III-12

Key Players III-12

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. III-12

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. III-13

San-Dia Polymers, Ltd. III-13

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited III-13

B.Market Analytics III-14

Table 39: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 40: Japanese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 41: Japanese 13-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4. EUROPE III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

Outlook III-17

EU Faces SAP Supply Shortage III-17

Growth Propellers III-17

Leading Players III-18

Table 42: European Super-Absorbent Polymer Market (2009):

Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF,

Nippon Shokubai, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 43: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 44: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,

Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 45: European 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia

and Rest of Europe Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 46: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 47: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 48: European 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4a. FRANCE III-24

A. Market Analysis III-24

Outlook III-24

Strategic Corporate Developments III-24

Key Player III-24

SNF Floerger III-24

B. Market Analytics III-25

Table 49: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 50: French Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 51: French 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4b. GERMANY III-28

A.Market Analysis III-28

Outlook III-28

Strategic Corporate Developments III-28

Key Players III-28

BASF SE III-28

Evonik Degussa GmbH III-29

B.Market Analytics III-30

Table 52: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 53: German Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 54: German 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4c. ITALY III-33

Market Analysis III-33

Table 55: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 56: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 57: Italian 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-36

Market Analysis III-36

Table 58: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable

Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products

and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 59: UK Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence

Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 60: UK 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4e. SPAIN III-39

Market Analysis III-39

Table 61: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 62: Spanish Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 63: Spanish 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4f. RUSSIA III-42

Market Analysis III-42

Table 64: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 65: Russian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 66: Russian 13-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous Markets for

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-45

Market Analysis III-45

Table 67: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use

Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 68: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 69: Rest of Europe 13-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-48

A.Market Analysis III-48

Outlook III-48

Asia-Pacific: SAP Supply Hit by Rising Prices & Supply Shortage III-48

China - A Key Asian Market for SAP III-48

Supply Surpasses SAP Demand III-48

Demand by End-use Segment in China III-49

Table 70: Chinese SAP Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Segment for Disposable

Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Adult Incontinence

Pads (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

SAP Companies Set-on Capacity Expansion Spree III-50

Table 71: SAP Market in China (2009): Production

Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia

Polymers, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-50

India III-51

Oil and Petrochemicals Foray into SAP Production III-51

Product Developments/Launches III-51

Strategic Corporate Developments III-51

Key Player III-52

LG Chem Ltd. (Korea) III-52

B.Market Analytics III-53

Table 72: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 74: Asia-Pacific 13-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-56

A.Market Analysis III-56

Outlook III-56

Product Developments/Launches III-56

B.Market Analytics III-57

Table 75: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 76: Middle East Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 77: Middle East 13-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

7. LATIN AMERICA III-60

A.Market Analysis III-60

Outlook III-60

Rising Consumption of SAP III-60

B.Market Analytics III-61

Table 78: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use

Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Miscellaneous Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 79: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and

Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2001 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 80: Latin American 13-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and

Miscellaneous Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 18 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 25)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 6

Japan 6

Europe 5

France 1

Germany 4

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 7

Middle-East 1

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