Super Absorbent Polymer Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Super Absorbent Polymer Market Information- By Type (Polyacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, And Others), By End Use (Personal Care, Building & Construction, Agriculture, Food Packaging, And Others), and By Region- Forecast Till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/0828-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 137 pages

Synopsis of Super Absorbent Polymer Market



The Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size is projected to grow from USD 9.9 billion in 2023 to USD 13 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.8% between 2023 and 2026.


Super Absorbent Polymer is a special class of polymer which possess hydrophilic networks that can retain and absorb huge volumes of aqueous solution or water. Earlier superabsorbent was made from chemically modified starch along with cellulose and other polymers like polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and polyethylene oxide (PEO), all of them are hydrophilic in nature and possess high affinity for liquid. Super Absorbent Polymer have unique cross-linked structure due to which they become water swell able but not water soluble. They find wide application scope in numerous end use industries such as food packaging, personal care, agriculture, building & construction, and others.


As per our analysis, some of the important market factors and trends identified in the Global Super Absorbent Polymer include technological advancement, constant urbanization, and superior growth of agriculture sector. Increasing use in agricultural activities coupled with rising demand for high quality crop production is expected to drive the growth of the market over the assessment period. Furthermore, increase in the consumption as seed coating and root dipping material due to growing awareness among farmers related to the effects of superabsorbent soil polymers on crop yield is estimated to propel the growth of the market. Increasing construction activities in the emerging economies along with the continuous expansion of construction sector is anticipated to drive the demand for these polymers. Moreover, rising usage of personal care products such as diapers and adult incontinence products in the developed and developing regions is predicted to fuel the growth of the Super Absorbent Polymer Market. Rapid growth of middle class population combined with constant industrialization has resulted in the expansion of personal care sector which in turn is expected to drive the market growth. However, high cost of raw materials is predicted to limit the adoption rate of these polymers in upcoming years.


Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market Share by End Use Industry (2016), (%)


 Super Absorbent Polymer Market


Source: MRFR Analysis


Key Players


Some of the prominent players operating in the Super Absorbent Polymer Market are
NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD (Japan), SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO.,LTD. (Japan), Yixing Danson Technology (China), BASF SE (Germany), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Kao Corporation (Japan), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), LG Chem (South Korea), SONGWON (South Korea), Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan) among others.


Regional Analysis


The Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market is categorized into five regions, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East & Africa. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the assessment period, (2016 to 2023) owing to expansion of numerous end use industries such as building & construction and agriculture among others. The demand for super absorbent polymer is expected to surge in the various countries of Asia Pacific such as China, India, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and Malaysia on account of approval of large scale residential, commercial, as well as industrial construction projects. Moreover, rising number of working professionals along with increasing disposable income in emerging nations is predicted to drive the Super Absorbent Polymer Market Growth. Furthermore, ease of availability of raw material, inexpensive labor & land cost, and rising development strategies to fulfil the demand for super absorbent in the rising applications are the important factors for the regional market growth.


Europe emerged as the largest Super Absorbent Polymer Market followed by North America and Asia Pacific. North America is predicted to witness a significant growth in Super Absorbent Polymer Market due to rising awareness regarding the personal hygiene along with increasing consumption of personal care products. Countries of North America such as the U.S. and Canada are among the major contributors in the regional market growth and are expected to see a significant regional market growth due to continuous expansion of personal care sector. While in Europe, countries such as Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, and U.K have emerged as prominent consumer markets due to developed end use industries and huge investment on R&D and innovation. Moreover, rising demand for packaged food among the working population is estimated to drive the market growth. Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia are also estimated to witness steady growth with the involvement of new business models. The Middle East & Africa is predicted to witness a significant growth during the review period. Heavy investment in residential as well as commercial construction sector in Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is estimated to positively influence industry growth during the assessment period. Additionally, tremendous growth in healthcare sector is observed in past few years, which in turn, offers a growth opportunities for these polymers in various countries of the Middle East & Africa.


Segmentation


The Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market is categorized on the basis of type, end use, and regions. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into polyacrylamide copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, and others. On the basis of end use, the market is classified into personal care, building & construction, agriculture, food packaging, and others. Other end use includes entertainment, healthcare, and electrical. On the basis of regions, the market is classified into Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East & Africa.


Geographical Analysis 


The report covers brief analysis of geographical regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa.

Recent Development

BASF will increase innovation capabilities for its superabsorbent polymer business by building a state-of-the-art Superabsorbents Excellence Center at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium.


Intended Audience



  • Super Absorbent Polymer manufacturers

  • Traders and Distributors of Super Absorbent Polymer

  • Production Process Industries

  • Potential Investors

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Nationalized Laboratory



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2026: USD 13 Billion
  • 2027: Significant value
  •   CAGR    5.8% (2018-2026)
      Base Year   2019
      Forecast Period   2020-2027
      Historical Data   2018
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   By Type, By End Use and By Region
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD (Japan), SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO.,LTD. (Japan), Yixing Danson Technology (China), BASF SE (Germany), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Kao Corporation (Japan), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), LG Chem (South Korea), SONGWON (South Korea), Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
      Key Market Opportunities

  • Technological Advancement
  • Constant Urbanization
  • Superior growth of agriculture sector
  •   Key Market Drivers   Increasing use in agricultural activities coupled with rising demand for high quality crop production is expected to drive the growth


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Super absorbent polymers are materials that can retain and absorb huge volumes of liquid or water. Polyacrylamide copolymer and sodium polyacrylate are the two main types of super absorbent polymers.

    Personal care, agriculture, building & construction, and food packaging are the major end-use industries of super absorbent polymers.

    Wide application scope of these materials in numerous end use industries.

    Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the global super absorbent polymer market, followed by Europe and North America, respectively.

    SUMITOMO Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Japan), NIPPON Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan), Yixing Danson Technology (China), Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), BASF SE (Germany), Kao Corporation (Japan), LG Chem (South Korea), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), SONGWON (South Korea), and Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan) are some of the major players operating in the super absorbent polymer market.

    Table of Contents

    1 Executive Summary

    2 Scope of the Report

    2.1 Market Definition

    2.2 Scope of the Study

    2.2.1 Research Objectives

    2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

    2.3 Markets Structure

    3 Market Research Methodology

    3.1 Research Process

    3.2 Secondary Research

    3.3 Primary Research

    3.4 Forecast Model

    4 Market Landscape

    4.1 Five Forces Analysis

    4.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

    4.1.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

    4.1.3 Threat of Substitutes

    4.1.4 Segment Rivalry

    4.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

    5 Industry Overview of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Growth Drivers

    5.3 Impact Analysis

    5.4 Market Challenges

    6 Market Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Growth Trends

    6.3 Impact Analysis

    7. Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Polyacrylamide Copolymer

    7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    7.3 Sodium Polyacrylate

    7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    7.4 Others

    7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    8. Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Personal Care

    8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    8.3 Building & Construction

    8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    8.4 Agriculture

    8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    8.5 Food Packaging

    8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    8.6 Others

    8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

    9. Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Region

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 North America

    9.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.2.4 US

    9.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.2.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.2.5 Mexico

    9.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.2.6 Canada

    9.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3 Europe

    9.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3.4 Germany

    9.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3.5. France

    9.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3.6 Italy

    9.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3.7 Spain

    9.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.3.8 UK

    9.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4 Asia Pacific

    9.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.4 China

    9.4.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.5 India

    9.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.6 Japan

    9.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.7 Australia

    9.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.8 New Zealand

    9.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.4.9 Rest of Asia Pacific

    9.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.4.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5 The Middle East & Africa

    9.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5.4 Turkey

    9.5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5.5 Israel

    9.5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5.6 North Africa

    9.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5.7 GCC

    9.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.5.8 Rest of the Middle East & Africa

    9.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.5.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.6 Latin America

    9.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.6.4 Brazil

    9.6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.6.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.6.5 Argentina

    9.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.6.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    9.6.6 Rest of Latin America

    9.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

    9.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

    9.6.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End Use, 2020-2027

    10. Company Landscape

    11. Company Profiles

    11.1 NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD

    11.1.1 Company Overview

    11.1.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.1.3 Financial Updates

    11.1.4 Key Developments


    11.2 SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO.,LTD.

    11.2.1 Company Overview

    11.2.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.2.3 Financial Updates

    11.2.4 Key Developments

    11.3 Yixing Danson Technology

    11.3.1 Company Overview

    11.3.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.3.3 Financial Updates

    11.3.4 Key Developments

    11.4 BASF SE

    11.4.1 Company Overview

    11.4.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.4.3 Financial Updates

    11.4.4 Key Developments

    11.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation

    11.5.1 Company Overview

    11.5.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.5.3 Financial Updates

    11.5.4 Key Developments

    11.6 Kao Corporation

    11.6.1 Company Overview

    11.6.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.6.3 Financial Updates

    11.6.4 Key Developments

    11.7 Evonik Industries AG

    11.7.1 Company Overview

    11.7.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.7.3 Financial Updates

    11.7.4 Key Developments

    11.8 LG Chem

    11.8.1 Company Overview

    11.8.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.8.3 Financial Updates

    11.8.4 Key Developments

    11.9 SONGWON

    11.9.1 Company Overview

    11.9.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.9.3 Financial Updates

    11.9.4 Key Developments

    11.10 Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.

    11.10.1 Company Overview

    11.10.2 Product/Business Segment Overview

    11.10.3 Financial Updates

    11.10.4 Key Developments

    12. Conclusion

    LIST OF TABLES

    Table 1 World Population by Major Regions (2020 To 2027)

    Table 2 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Region, 2020-2027

    Table 3 North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 4 Europe Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 5 Asia-Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 6 Middle East & Africa Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 7 Latin America Super Absorbent Polymer Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 8 Global Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Regions, 2020-2027

    Table 9 North America Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 10 Europe Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table11 Asia-Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table12 Middle East & Africa Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table13 Latin America Super Absorbent Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table14 North America Super Absorbent Polymer for End Use Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table15 Europe Super Absorbent Polymer for End Use Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table16 Asia-Pacific Super Absorbent Polymer for End Use Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table17 Middle East & Africa Super Absorbent Polymer for End Use Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table18 Latin America Super Absorbent Polymer for End Use Market: By Country, 2020-2027

    Table 19 Global Type Market: By Region, 2020-2027

    Table 20 Global End Use Market: By Region, 2020-2027

    Table 21 North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Country

    Table 22 North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

    Table 23 North America Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By End Use

    Table24 Europe: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Country

    Table25 Europe: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

    Table 26 Europe: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By End Use

    Table 27 Asia-Pacific: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Country

    Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

    Table 29 Asia-Pacific: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By End Use

    Table 30 Middle East & Africa: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Country

    Table 31 Middle East & Africa Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

    Table 32 Middle East & Africa: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By End Use

    Table 33 Latin America: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Country

    Table 34 Latin America Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By Type

    Table 35 Latin America: Super Absorbent Polymer Market, By End Use

    LIST OF FIGURES

    FIGURE 1 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market segmentation

    FIGURE 2 Forecast Methodology

    FIGURE 3 Five Forces Analysis of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

    FIGURE 4 Value Chain of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market

    FIGURE 5 Share of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market in 2020, by country (in %)

    FIGURE 6 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market, 2020-2027,

    FIGURE 7 Sub segments of Type

    FIGURE 8 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market size by Type, 2020

    FIGURE 9 Share of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market by Type, 2020 to 2027

    FIGURE 10 Sub segments of End Use

    FIGURE 11 Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market size by End Use, 2020

    FIGURE 12 Share of Global Super Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use, 2020 to 2027