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Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are polymers having very high molecular mass and has an ability to absorb or hold more than 10 times their mass of water or aqueous solution. These polymers have cross-linked networks of flexible polymer chains. SAPs absorb water by diffusion on the molecular level as their fibers are long chained molecules. Superabsorbent polymers is commonly produced from the polymerization of acrylic acid amalgamated with sodium hydroxide in the presence of an initiator to form a poly-acrylic acid sodium salt (sodium polyacrylate).

The global superabsorbent polymers market has been segmented on the basis of type, synthesis type, end-user industries and geography. The different types are sodium polyacrylate, copolymers, cross-linked polymers and others. Superabsorbent polymers can be produced using one of three primary methods: suspension polymerization, solution polymerization or gel polymerization. Different applications which involve the use of superabsorbent polymers are absorbent pads, baby diapers, adult diapers, feminine sanitary napkins, medical superabsorbent pads, disposable urinal and others. Geography wise, superabsorbent polymers market is segmented into four key regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the world (ROW). North America Superabsorbent Polymers market is divided into three countries namely U.S., Mexico and Canada. Europe is divided into Germany, U.K., France and others which are the main countries having major market share in terms of volume and revenue. Asia Pacific is further divided into China, Japan and India.

The key players profiled in this report are:
Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd,
BASF SE,
Evonik Industries AG,
Sumitomo Seika Co. Ltd.,
LG Chem Ltd. and others.
This report gives detailed information about the product value chain right from the beginning which includes raw materials till end-use. The market is evaluated based on the key attributes such as the power in the hands of producers and consumers, analysis on the degree of competition, and threats from substitutes and new entrants. The study includes the demand of this particular market on a global and regional scale for a six year period of 2014-2020, both in terms of volume (KT) and revenue ($ million).

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Superabsorbent Polymers - By Type (Sodium Polyacrylate, Copolymers, Cross-linked Polymers and Others); By Type of Synthesis (Gel Polymerization, Solution Polymerization and Suspension Polymerization) ; By End-user (Absorbent Pads, Baby Diapers, Adult Diap
1. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. Industry profiling
3.2.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Superabsorbent Polymers Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - By Type
6.1. Sodium Polyacrylate
6.2. Copolymers
6.2.1. Polyacrylamide (PAA)
6.2.2. Ethylene Maleic Anhydride
6.2.3. Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
6.2.4. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
6.3. Cross-linked Polymers
6.3.1. Polyethylene Oxide
6.3.2. Carboxymethyl Cellulose
6.4. Others
6.5. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - By Type of SynthesisGel Polymerization
6.6. Solution Polymerization
6.7. Suspension Polymerization
6.8. Others
7. Superabsorbent Polymers Market - By End-user
7.1. Baby Care
7.2. Adult Care
7.3. Feminine Care
7.4. Medical Pads
7.5. Disposable Urinals
7.6. Agriculture and Horticulture
7.7. Others (Absorbent Pads)
8. Superabsorbent Polymers Market—By Region
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. U.S.
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. Europe
8.3.1. Germany
8.3.2. France
8.3.3. U.K.
8.3.4. Others
8.4. APAC
8.4.1. China
8.4.2. India
8.4.3. Japan
8.4.4. Others
8.5. ROW
9. Company Profiles
9.1. BASF SE
9.2. Evonik Industries AG
9.3. Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
9.4. Sumitomo Seika Co. Ltd.
9.5. LG Chem Ltd.
9.6. ZappaTec, LLC.
9.7. Buhler AG
9.8. Formosa Plastics Corporation
9.9. Yixing Danson Technology
9.10. KAO Corporation
9.11. Others
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
10. Appendix
10.1. Abbreviations
10.2. Sources
10.3. Research Methodology
10.4. Compilation of Expert Insights
10.5. Disclaimer

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