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Superabsorbent Polymers Market By Product (Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyarylamide Copolymers), By Application (General Application, Medical Application) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

Why is the demand growing for Global Superabsorbent Polymers?

The global usage of the superabsorbent polymers is growing due to its application in personal care and hygiene. In the personal hygiene business, super absorbent polymers are utilised in adult incontinence products, infant diapers, and sanitary napkins. Furthermore, as the senior population grows and people become more aware of the benefits and convenience of adult incontinence products, the use of super absorbent polymers is expanding. Because adult incontinence is becoming more common, governments around the world are concentrating their efforts on creating incontinence solutions in conjunction with manufacturers and medical professionals.

What is the Market Size of Superabsorbent Polymers in term of value?

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market is projected to increase at a significant CAGR of 5.3 % in the coming years. In 2021, the global Superabsorbent Polymers market was valued at USD 9592.6 Million and is projected to reach at value of USD 13,770.03 million by 2028. The demand for Superabsorbent Polymers is projected to increase substantially in the coming years and is presumed to generate revenue opportunity for the key industry players that worth USD 92,590 million during the forecast period between 2022 and 2028.


What is the Price Trends for Superabsorbent Polymers?

The product's demand fundamentals remained stable from the downstream consumer sector, while manufacturers were said to be battling high raw material costs. Acrylic acid and Acrylates prices increased significantly during the third quarter, owing to rising raw material costs influenced by the Russia-Ukraine war. Super Absorbent polymer prices, on the other hand, remained range-bound throughout the quarter, peaking in February 2021, at roughly USD 2710/MT in the United States. Due to trade disruptions in Asia Pacific, super absorbent polymer prices have remained high. In February, SAP prices in China and India were estimated to be around USD 2310/MT and USD 2560/MT, respectively.

Interesting Facts about Superabsorbent Polymers Industry

  • The top 5 countries for Superabsorbent Polymers exports are China, Japan, US, Australia, and Germany.
  • The top 5 importers of Superabsorbent Polymers are India, Brazil , Mexico, Chile and Turkey.
  • The sap market will benefit greatly from the expansion of the global personal care and hygiene sector. In the coming years, the increased use of superabsorbent polymers as a water saving strategy in large-scale farming and agribusiness is expected to drive demand for superabsorbent polymers. In addition, the growing popularity of garden grass and golf courses is expected to boost demand for superabsorbent polymers in the near future are the major factors driving the growth of the market.
  • Over the forecast period, raw material price volatility is expected to stymie the global superabsorbent polymers market. The diaper market in developed economies has matured due to high levels of product penetration are projected to hinder the growth of the Superabsorbent Polymers market over the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific region had a major share in terms of volume as well as value in the global Superabsorbent Polymers market in 2021 and is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period.
  • Personal Hygiene to witness high growth during the forecast period due to increased awareness for organic products among consumers across the globe.

Who are the Top 10 players/companies in Superabsorbent Polymers market in term of value and volume?

The key players in the global Superabsorbent Polymers market in terms of value and volume include Nippon Shokubai (Japan), Evonik (Germany), BASF (Germany), Satellite Science & Technology Co., Ltd.(China), Sumitomo (Japan), LG Chem (South Korea), SDP Global (Japan), Formosa (Taiwan), Yixing Danson (China), and Kao Corporation (Japan). To achieve a competitive market share on a global basis, these main companies are focusing on new product developments as well as technical innovation to improve their production of Superabsorbent Polymers. For instance, in March 2021, BASF has invested USD 30.1 million in a new hygiene excellence centre. With this investment, BASF will improve its super absorbent polymer business's innovation capabilities by constructing a state-of-the-art Super absorbents Excellence Center at its Verbund location in Antwerp, Belgium. On the other hand, In November 2020, Nippon Shokubai, LiveDo Corporation (Japan), and Total Care System (Japan) have collaborated to create various technologies to promote disposable diaper recycling systems, which are becoming more popular. These three companies have recently discovered new ultra absorbent polymer recycling solutions for discarded diapers. The method can be used on a wide range of extremely absorbent polymers found all over the world.

Who are the Top 10 Countries in the Superabsorbent Polymers Market?

In the global Superabsorbent Polymers market, the major countries are US, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, China, Brazil, India, Germany and France. China is the major producer and consumer of Superabsorbent Polymers with more than 40% of the volume share in the global market in 2021. China is one of the largest users of personal hygiene products in the world. The country's increasing demand for hygiene products can be ascribed to the country's growing population and rising disposable income, both of which lead to increased spending on personal and hygiene care.

Which is the Key Application Area in the Superabsorbent Polymers Market?

The key applications of Superabsorbent Polymers include personal hygiene, agriculture, medical, industrial and others. The personal hygiene segment is expected to be the largest end-use industry section of the super absorbent polymers market. Diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, and similar applications such as personal disposable hygiene products all use super absorbent polymers as absorbents. The ability to absorb liquid, urine, or blood is the most significant feature of these items. The absorbent pad, which is made up of polymer and fibre material, determines the absorption capacity. The absorbent pad's polymer is made up of fine particles of different acrylic acid derivatives. These particles operate like microscopic sponges that can hold a lot of water. Because of the expanding global population of Industrial aged 0 to 14, diapers are the most common end-use application of super absorbent polymers. The huge demand for sanitary napkins is due to a growing female population and increased awareness of personal cleanliness. Adult diapers are in high demand, in addition to infant diapers and sanitary napkins, due to the growing senior population.

What are the Major Driving Factors for Superabsorbent Polymers Market?

Expansion in population in countries and others, as well as a rise in the popularity of diaper pants and increased consumer knowledge of newborn cleanliness, are all factors leading to the growth of the super absorbent polymer market. The market is also driven by a rise in the use of absorbent polymers in agricultural applications. Furthermore, the rising number of elderly people in nations such as the United States increases the use of adult diapers in these countries, boosting market growth.

What are the Major Restraints for Superabsorbent Polymers Market?

The key restraint of the global Superabsorbent Polymers market which is projected to hamper the market growth include that the acrylic acid is utilised in the production of superabsorbent polymers as a raw ingredient. Consequently, raw material price volatility is expected to hinder the worldwide superabsorbent polymers market over the forecast period. Because of high levels of product penetration, the diaper market in industrialised economies has matured.

Which Region Dominated the World Superabsorbent Polymers Market?

In 2021, Asia Pacific dominated the global Superabsorbent Polymers market and accounted for more than 40% of the market revenue share in terms of value as well as volume. This dominance can be traced back to the region's increased demand for personal hygiene and agricultural activities.

More than half of the demand for SAPs in this region comes from China. After China, Japan has the highest demand for SAPs, accounting for more than 20% of the regional market.

China is one of the world's largest buyers of personal hygiene products. The country's need for personal hygiene goods can be ascribed to the country's huge newborn population and rising disposable income, both of which lead to increased personal and hygiene care spending. In China, the usage of infant diapers was slow to begin, but it has exploded in recent years. More than a tenth of the world's newborn population is born in the country.

Due to the rapid expansion in local and foreign demand for various agricultural products, agricultural activities in China are also on the rise. Other industries, including as food packaging and healthcare, are expanding as well, which will increase demand for superabsorbent polymers in China.

Segmentation of Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market-

Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market – By Type

  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • Polyacrylate/Polyacrylamide, Copolymers
  • Others

 Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market – By Application

  • Personal Hygiene
  • men
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Others

Frequently asked questions about global Superabsorbent Polymers industry

Asia Pacific accounted for the highest share in the global Superabsorbent Polymers market in terms of value as well as volume.

The expansion of the super absorbent polymer market is being fueled by population growth in countries and other regions, as well as a rise in the popularity of diaper pants and increasing consumer awareness of infant cleanliness. A surge in the usage of highly absorbent polymers in agricultural applications is also driving the market.

Sodium Polyacrylate had a major share in 2021 with more than 70% of the market revenue share.

Personal Hygiene had a major share in the global market in 2021 and is projected to continue its dominance over the forecast period.

Superabsorbent Polymers Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 9592.6 Million
Market Value in 2028 USD 13,770.03 million
CAGR 5.3 %
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Jul 2022
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   57726
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   180
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