Super Absorbent Polymer is a macro molecular synthetic water absorbing polymer material also known as SAP, hydrogel, absorbent polymers, and absorbent gels among others. Super absorbent polymers are white hygroscopic materials that swell in water to retain moisture without conflagration or rupturing. These polymers are used in a wide range of applications such as diapers, adult incontinence products, feminine hygiene products, and other similar applications. Super absorbent polymers are used in agriculture for improving soil quality, preserving water and resisting drought stress. It also improves seed sprouting and seedling development increasing the overall farm productivity.
The use of SAPs in wide applications such as personal care, healthcare, agriculture, pharmaceutical, and construction among others majorly drives the growth of the super absorbent polymer (SAP) market. Growing awareness regarding personal care and increasing disposable income, boost the growth of the super absorbent polymer market. The consumers are increasingly using products such as contact lenses, cosmetics, and personal care products, thereby augmenting the growth of super absorbent polymer market. Technological advancements and increasing applications in pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors would provide growth opportunities in the future. New emerging markets, emerging consumer demographics, and technological advancements would provide growth opportunities for super absorbent polymer market in the coming years.
The global Super absorbent polymer market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography.
Geographically, the global super absorbent polymer market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
On the basis of geography, Europe is expected to dominate the global market over forecast period. A significant rise in the infant and geriatric population has been registered over the past few years, boosting the growth of super absorbent polymer market in the region. Increasing awareness regarding personal care and hygiene, and high disposable incomes in countries of this region augment the market growth in the region. Increasing application of super absorbent polymer in healthcare and pharmaceutical also supports growth in this region. Use of super absorbent polymer in agriculture, construction, and waste treatment further increases the demand of super absorbent polymer in Europe.
Key players in the global Super Absorbent Polymer market are: