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The report titled “Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market – Diapers Driving Growth: Trends & Opportunities (2013-18)” provides a detailed insight into the market dynamics and various trends and opportunities associated with the global superabsorbent market. The report analyzes the global demand and supply of superabsorbent polymer and outlines the major factors driving and restraining the superabsorbent demand in the global market. Further, the report captures the global market share of SAP based on major players, end market application and regional production and consumption. The report also covers the domestic markets of North America, Europe, China and Japan. The report concludes with a brief discussion of major factors driving the global superabsorbent market and profiling of major SAP manufacturers like BASF, Evonik, Nippon Shokubai and Sumitomo.

Geographical Coverage

Global
North America
Europe
Japan
China

Company Coverage

BASF
Evonik
Nippon Shokubai
Sumitomo

Executive Summary

Superabsorbent Polymer or SAP, a granular material that has the capability to absorb large amount of water or aqueous solution, is witnessing higher rate of growth because of its growing usage in the personal disposable products like baby diapers, female hygiene and adult incontinence products. Also, because of its capability to absorb water or aqueous solution up to 50 times of its own weight, SAP is also finding wide variety of usage in agriculture, construction, entertainment and personal care industry as well.

Growing urbanization, rising consumer expenditure and disposable income in developing countries along with the growing population of both adults and infants in developed and emerging countries have played a crucial role in driving and expanding the supply and demand of superabsorbent polymer across the world. In addition, technological advancement has facilitated the usage of superabsorbent polymer to many other end-market applications.

Diaper market is the largest end market application for superabsorbent polymer and hence driving the demand of the polymer in the recent years. Every year almost 80% of the SAP production is dedicated to the manufacturing of diapers worldwide. Besides baby diapers which are witnessing sustained growth, demand for adult diapers is increasing at a higher rate because of the growing number of cases of adult incontinence. On a global basis, current market scale and growth rates suggest that diapers will remain a bigger business for superabsorbent polymer manufacturers.

Table Of Contents

Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market - Diapers Driving Growth: Trends and Opportunities (2013-18)
1. Executive Summary

2. Global Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market: An Overview

3. Global Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market: An Analysis

3.1. Global Superabsorbent Market: Sizing and Growth (Actual and Forecast)
3.2. Global Supply and Demand of SAP for Diapers
3.3. Regional Disposable Baby Diaper Market Growth Rate
3.4. Global Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market: Share Analysis

3.4.1. Market Share: By Major Players
3.4.2. Market Share: By end Market Application
3.4.3. Market Share: By Regional Production
3.4.4. Market Share: By Regional Consumption

4. Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market: Regional Analysis

4.1. North America: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market

4.1.1. Market Sizing and Growth (Actual and Forecast)
4.1.2. Baby and Adult Diaper Sale in North America

4.2. Europe: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market

4.2.1. Market Sizing and Growth (Actual and Forecast)
4.2.2. Baby and Adult Diaper Sale in Europe

4.3. China: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market

4.3.1. Import Volume and Unit Price
4.3.2. Baby and Adult Diaper Sale in China

4.4. Japan: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market

4.4.1. Import Volume and Unit Price
4.4.2. Domestic Sales History and forecast of Disposable diapers
4.4.3. Production of Disposable Diaper

5. Bio based Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP): An Upcoming Technology

6. Growth Drivers of Superabsorbent Polymer Market

7. Company Profiles: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Manufacturers

7.1. BASF
7.1.1. Business Description
7.1.2. Financial Highlights
7.1.3. Business Strategies
7.1.4. SWOT Analysis of BASF

7.2. Evonik
7.2.1. Business Description
7.2.2. Financial Highlights
7.2.3. Business Strategies
7.2.4. SWOT Analysis of Evonik

7.3. Nippon Shokubai
7.3.1. Business Strategies
7.3.2. Financial Highlights
7.3.3. Business Strategies
7.3.4. SWOT Analysis of Nippon Shokubai

7.4. Sumitomo
7.4.1. Business Description
7.4.2. Financial Highlights
7.4.3. Business Strategies

List of Figures

Figure 1: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP): Manufacturing Process
Figure 2: Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP): Classification
Figure 3: Global Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Supply-Demand, 2007-12 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 4: Global Superabsorbent Polymer Supply-Demand Forecast, 2013-18 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 5: Global Supply-Demand of SAP for Diapers 2007-12 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 6: Global Supply-Demand of SAP for Diapers, Forecast, 2013-2018 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 7: Disposable Baby Diaper Market, Growth Rate by Region, 2012
Figure 8: Global SAP Market Share, By Major Players, 2012
Figure 9: Global Superabsorbent Polymer Market Share, By End Market Application, 2012
Figure 10: Global SAP Market Share, By Regional Production, 2012
Figure 11: Global SAP Market Share, By Regional Consumption, 2012
Figure 12: North America Superabsorbent Polymer Market Size, By Production, 2007-2012 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 13: North America Superabsorbent Polymer Market Size Forecast, By Production, 2013-2018 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 14: North America Baby and Adult Diaper Sale, 2008-2012 (Million)
Figure 15: Europe Superabsorbent Polymer Market Size, By Production, 2007-2012 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 16: Europe Superabsorbent Polymer Market Size Forecast, By Production, 2013-2018 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Figure 17: Europe Baby and Adult Diaper Sale, 2008-2012 ( Million)
Figure 18: China Superabsorbent Polymer Import Volume and Unit Price, 2011-2013
Figure 19: China Baby and Adult Diaper Sale, 2008-2012 ( Million)
Figure 20: Japan Superabsorbent Polymer Export Volume and Unit Price, 2008-2013
Figure 21: Japan Disposable Diaper Market, By Sales, 2010-2015F (Million)
Figure 22: Japan Disposable Diaper Market Production, By Types, 2010-2015F (Million)
Figure 23: Global Baby Diaper Market Size, By volume, 2008-2012 (Million Units)
Figure 24: Global Ageing Population, 2008-2013E (Million)
Figure 25: Global Sales of BASF, Chemical Segment, US$ Billion (2008-2012)
Figure 26: BASF Global Sale Revenue Market Share, By Segment (2012)
Figure 27: Global Sales of Evonik, 2008-2012 (US$ Billion)
Figure 28: Evonik Global Sale Revenue Market Share, By Region (2012)
Figure 29: Global Net Sales of Nippon Shokubai, 2009-2012 (US$ Million)
Figure 30: Sumitomo Profit, By Segment (FY' 2012)

List of Tables

Table 1: SWOT Analysis of BASF
Table 2: SWOT Analysis of Evonik
Table 3: SWOT Analysis of Nippon Shokubai

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