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Superabsorbent Polymers: Market Research Report

January 2019 | 221 pages | ID: S4B0A71C580EN
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superabsorbent Polymers in Metric Tons by the following End Use Segments: Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2017 through 2025.

Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 15 companies including many key and niche players such as -
  • BASF SE
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • LG Chem Ltd.
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
  • Quanzhou Banglida Technology Industry Co., Ltd.
1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Disposable Diapers
Adult Incontinence Pads
Feminine Hygiene Products
Others

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Superabsorbent Polymers (SAPs): The Polymer with High Absorbency Capacity
Exceptional Absorbency Properties Widen Application Range of SAP
Superabsorbent Polymers Market Holds Bright Outlook
Baby Disposable Diapers Segment Dominates SAP Consumption
Aging Population Fuels Need for SAP-based Hygiene Products
Rising Focus on Feminine Hygiene
Emerging Economies Continue to Spearhead Growth in the SAP Market
Developed Regions Hold Significant Share
Higher Adoption in Agriculture Sector
Sustainability Focus to Open New Avenues
Sodium Polyacrylate – The Major Category in SAP Market

Table 1. Global Superabsorbent Polymers Market (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Raw Material (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Biodegradable SAP Market – Hygiene & Agricultural Applications to Drive Growth
SNAP: the New Generation SAP
Cassava Pulp Waste to Yield Eco-Friendly SAP
Production Landscape of Superabsorbent Polymers: An Overview

Table 2. Worldwide Production Capacity of Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) in kt for the Years 2015-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. Capacity Utilization Rate (%) of SAP Worldwide for the Years 2015 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Acrylic Acid Availability & Pricing Affects SAP Market

Table 4. Global Acrylic Acid Market (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment - Acrylate Esters, Superabsorbent Polymers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. Global Acrylic Acid Market (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

SAP Prices: Significant Influence of Raw Materials

Table 6. Average Prices of Superabsorbent Polymers in Select End-Use Segments

3. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS

SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application
SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance
Baby Disposable Diapers: The Dominant Product Market for SAP
Diapers & SAP – At a Glance

Table 7. World Baby Disposable Diapers Market (2018 & 2024): Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Increasing Diaper Sales Led by Expanding Infant Population to Fuel SAP Demand

Table 8. Annual Usage of Baby Disposable Diapers Per Infant by Region (Age up to 2.5 years) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. Global New Births (in Millions) per Annum by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. Global Infant (0-4 Years) Population (in Thousands) by Select Countries: 2018 & 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Declining Birth Rates: A Key Issue Confronting Diapers Market

Table 11. Global Birth Rate Statistics: Number of Births per 1000 Population in Select Countries for 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers
Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers

Table 12. Composition of Diaper - Percentage Breakdown of Weight by Component (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Diaper Innovations Further Boost SAP Market
SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint
Diapers Become Narrower and Thinner
Premium Segment: Growth Opportunities in Mature Markets
Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers
Adult Incontinence Products Market: An Overview
What is Incontinence?

Table 13. Worldwide Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence by Geographic Region (2013 & 2018): Breakdown of UI Prevalence (in Million) for Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. Worldwide Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence by Type (2013 & 2018): Percentage Breakdown of UI Prevalence for Stress, Mixed, Urge and Other UI (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. Worldwide Prevalence (%) of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Aging Population Favors Growth in the SAP-based Incontinence Products Market

Table 16. Global Aging Population in Select Regions: Population of 60+ Individuals in Million and as a Percentage of Total Population for 2017 & 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. Elderly Population (60+ Years) as a Percentage of Total Population (2017 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. Global Population Statistics for the 60+ Age Group by Select Countries: 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19. Life Expectancy at Birth and at Age 60 for Females and Males in Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. Life Expectancy for Select Countries for Select Periods in Number of Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. World Incontinence and Ostomy Care Products Market (2018 & 2024): Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Product Innovations in the Incontinence Market
Feminine Hygiene Product Market – A Review
Overview

Table 22. World Feminine Hygiene Products Market (2018 & 2024): Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Early Menarche among Women Expands Opportunities for SAP Market

Table 23. Number of Menstruating Women Worldwide by Country: 15-49 Years Female Population (in Million) for 2018 & 2025P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24. Global Feminine Care Market (2016): Number of Units of Feminine Care Products Used Per Year by Girls/Women Aged between 15 and 49 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Government Efforts to Improve Women’s Health Aids SAP Market
Traditional Revenue Contributors Lose Growth Momentum to Developing Countries
Product Advancements in Feminine Hygiene Products
Leakage Prevention: A Major Value Add
Superabsorbent Fiber Technology: Making Life Easier
Jelly Fish as Super Absorbent Tampons
Agriculture Industry – The Next Avenue of Growth in the SAP Market
Superabsorbent Polymers Enable Crop Cultivation with Less Water
Medical SAP: Growing Use in Advanced Wound Care Products
Superabsorbent Spacer Fabrics for Exuding Wound Dressing
Innovations to Boost Nonwoven Medical Superabsorbent Polymers
Cooling Down Synthetic Turf with Superabsorbent Polymers

4. SUPER ABSORBENTS IN SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS

Introduction
A Glance at Major End-use Applications of Specialty Superabsorbents
Agriculture
A Beneficial Water Retention Agent in Agriculture
Cable Wrap
Packaging
Residual Flood Water Removal
Industrial Waste Management
Wastewater Treatment
Firefighting
Medical Waste Handling
Medical Industry
Artificial Snow
SAP – Ideal for Concrete Curing
Other Applications
Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications - Market Overview

Table 25. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26. World 9-Year Perspective for Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2017, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment - Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28. World 9-Year Perspective for Super Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets for Years 2017, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Introduction
SAP Characteristics
Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Superabsorbent Polymers
Evolution of Superabsorbent Polymers
Synthetic & Natural Superabsorbent Polymers
Types of Superabsorbent Polymers
Sodium Polyacrylate
Gro-Creatures
Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes
Manufacturing Process of SAP
How SAP Works?
End-Use Applications of SAP

6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

SAP – A Fairly Concentrated Market

Table 29. Production Capacity of Leading Players in the Global SAP Market (In Thousand Tons per Annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30. Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for BASF, Evonik Industries, Formosa Plastics, LG Chem, Nippon Shokubai, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, Yixing Danson, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Manufacturers Scale-up Production Capacities to Tap SAP Market
6.1 Focus on Select Players
BASF SE (Germany)
Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
LG Chem Ltd. (Korea)
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Quanzhou Banglida Technology Industry Co., Ltd (China)
Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Shandong Nuoer Biological Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan)
Yixing Danson Technology (China)
6.2 Product Innovations/Introductions
Technical Absorbents Announces the Launch of 100% SAF Needlefelt Nonwoven
Technical Absorbents Plans to Launch Washable Absorbent Material
Evonik Develops FAVORmax Superabsorbents
6.3 Recent Industry Activity
Chase Corporation Completes the Acquisition of Stewart Superabsorbents
Nippon Shokubai Opens New Plants in Belgium
AzuraGel Superabsorbent from Ecovia Receives Certification from USDA as 100% Biobased Content
Evonik Reduces SAP Capacity

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 31. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32. World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33. World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Worldwide Superabsorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment

Table 34. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35. World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38. World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41. World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42. World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 44. World Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45. World 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

8.1 The United States
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers: The Large End-Use Market for SAP

Table 46. Birth Rates in the US: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Diaper Makers Concentrate on Feature Enhancements
Eco-Friendly Baby Diapers – Threat to the SAP Market
Reusable Cloth Diapers – A Threat to SAP?
Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
Adult Incontinence: The Fastest Growing Product Category

Table 47. North American Elderly Population by Age Group: 1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 48. The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49. The US Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 50. The US 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.2 Canada
Market Analysis

Table 51. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52. Canadian Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53. Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.3 Japan
A. Market Analysis
Outlook

Table 54. SAP Market in Japan: Production Capacity in Thousand Tons Per Annum for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Declining Birth Rates Affect SAP Demand in Baby Diapers

Table 55. Birth Rates in Japan: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 56. Baby Diaper Production in Billion Pieces in Japan for the Years 2010-2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Adult Disposable Diapers Market: Aging Population Drives Growth

Table 57. Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020) (In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 58. Adult Disposable Diapers Market in Japan (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Production Volume by Type of Diaper (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59. Light Incontinence Products Market in Japan (2018): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Product (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 60. Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 61. Japanese Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62. Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.4 Europe
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
End-user Segment Review
Baby Diaper Market

Table 63. Private Label Products as % of Total Baby Diapers Market in Select European Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Feminine Hygiene Market

Table 64. Women Population (15-49 years) in Western and Eastern Europe: 1995-2015 (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Incontinence Products Market

Table 65. European Country-wise Statistics of 60+ Population (in Thousands) for the Years 2017 and 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 66. Urinary Incontinence Levels (%) in Western Europe by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 67. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68. European Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 69. European 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 70. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71. European Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 72. European 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.1 France
Market Analysis

Table 73. French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74. French Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 75. French 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.2 Germany
Market Analysis

Table 76. German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 77. German Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 78. German 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.3 Italy
Market Analysis

Table 79. Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 80. Italian Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 81. Italian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.4 The United Kingdom
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
An Overview of End-Use Markets
Baby Diapers Market

Table 82. Birth Rates in the UK: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Incontinence Products Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 83. The UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 84. The UK Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 85. The UK 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.5 Spain
Market Analysis

Table 86. Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 87. Spanish Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 88. Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.6 Russia
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers: Low Penetration Augurs Well for SAP Market

Table 89. Birth Rates in Russia: Breakdown of Number of Births (per ‘000 Population) for the Years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Aging Population & Rising Awareness to Stir Demand for SAP-based Incontinence Products
B. Market Analytics

Table 90. Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 91. Russian Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 92. Russian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.4.7 Rest of Europe
Market Analysis

Table 93. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 94. Rest of Europe Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 95. Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.5 Asia-Pacific
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
End-User Segment Review
Disposable Baby Diapers

Table 96. Per-Capita Baby Diaper Use per Month (Units) in Japan, China, Indonesia and Thailand (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Feminine Hygiene Products

Table 97. Number of Menstruating Women in Asia by Region: 15-49 Years Female Population (in Million) for 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Incontinence Products Market

Table 98. Potential Opportunities for Adult Incontinence Products Market in Asia-Pacific - Elderly Population (60+) in Thousands by Geographic Region for 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 99. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 100. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 101. Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 102. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 103. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 104. Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.5.1 China
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape

Table 105. Leading Manufacturers of Superabsorbent Polymers in China - Breakdown of Production Capacity in kt per annum for 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

New Births to Stir Demand for SAP-based Baby Diapers

Table 106. Number of Live Births in Millions in China for the Year 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Expanding Elderly Population Stirs Demand for Incontinence Products Market
Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
B. Market Analytics

Table 107. Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 108. Chinese Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 109. Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.5.2 India
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
High Growth Potential for Baby Diapers Market Augurs Well for SAP Demand
Demand for Incontinence Products from Expanding Elderly Population – An Opportunity to Tap
Feminine Hygiene Products: Increasing Penetration Levels to Fuel Growth
B. Market Analytics

Table 110. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 111. Indian Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 112. Indian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific
Market Analysis

Table 113. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 114. Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 115. Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.6 Middle East & Africa
Market Analysis

Table 116. Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 117. Middle East & Africa Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 118. Middle East & Africa 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

8.7 Latin America
Market Analysis

Table 119. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 120. Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 121. Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 122. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 123. Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 124. Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.7.1 Brazil
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Baby Diapers Market Exhibits Preference for High-Absorbency Diapers
Incontinence Products Market: Promising Opportunities
Feminine Hygiene Products Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 125. Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 126. Brazilian Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 127. Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

  8.7.2 Rest of Latin America
Market Analysis

Table 128. Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2017 through 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 129. Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 130. Rest of Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Superabsorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2012, 2019 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

9. COMPANY PROFILES

Total Companies Profiled: 15 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 18)
The United States (3)
Japan (4)
Europe (4)
  France (1)
  Germany (2)
  The United Kingdom (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)


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