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Global Super-Absorbent Polymers Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 14 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF SE, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Stockhausen, Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd, San-Dia Polymers, Ltd., and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Disposable Diapers I-3

Adult Incontinence Pads I-4

Feminine Hygiene Products I-4

Others I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

Emerging Markets to Fuel Growth II-1

Current & Future Analysis II-1

Analysis by Geographic Region II-1

Table 1: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) - Ranked by Compounded

Annual Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Latin

America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Analysis by End-Use Segment II-2

Table 2: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-use Segment (2010-2018) - Ranked by Growth Rate of

Volume Sales for Feminine Hygiene Products, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Others and Disposable Diapers (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Bio-Based Super-Absorbent Polymers Boost SAP Market II-3

Manufacturers Rummaging through Various Options to Produce

Eco-Friendly SAPs II-3

SNAP: the New Generation SAP II-4

Production Disruptions Affect Global SAP Supply in the Wake of

Recession II-4

Price - The Influencing Factor II-5

Production Capacity of SAP II-5

Table 3: Global SAP Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of

Production Capacity by Region (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-6

Capacity Expansion: Order of the Day II-6

Table 4: SAP Capacity Expansions Underway (2012-2014) II-6

Chemical Tank Explosion at Nippon Shokubai's Himeji Plant

Disrupts Global Diaper Supply II-7

Leading SAP Producers II-7

Table 5: Global SAP Market (2011): Production Capacity of

Leading Producers (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 6: Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for Nippon

Shokubai, Evonik Degussa, BASF, San-Dia Polymers, Sumitomo

Seika Chemicals, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-9

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-10

Introduction II-10

SAP Characteristics II-10

Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Super-Absorbent

Polymers II-10

Evolution of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-11

Synthetic & Natural Super-Absorbent Polymers II-11

Types of Super-Absorbent Polymers II-12

Sodium Polyacrylate II-12

Gro-Creatures II-12

Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes II-12

Manufacturing Process of SAP II-12

How SAP Works? II-13

3. END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-14

SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application II-14

SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance II-14

Disposable Diapers II-14

Table 7: World Birth Rates (2010 & 2015): Number of Births

and Birthrates in Developed and Developing Countries II-15

Table 8: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in

Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) -

Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Latin

America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Diapers & SAP - At a Glance II-16

Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers II-16

Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers II-16

Leading Diaper Manufacturers - Major Consumers of SAP II-17

SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint II-17

Table 9: Composition of Diaper (1985 & 2008) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Weight by Components (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers II-18

Adult Incontinence Pads II-18

Adult Incontinence II-18

Table 10: World Demographic Trends (2010 & 2020): Adult

Population (+65 Years) as a Share of Total World Population

for Developed and Developing Regions II-19

Adult Incontinence Products Market - A Glance II-19

Table 11: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult

Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) -

Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific,

Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Canada, US and Japan

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Innovations in Adult Incontinence Products Market II-20

Feminine Hygiene Products II-20

Feminine Hygiene Market - An Overview II-20

Table 12: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers in

Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region/Country

(2010-2018)- Ranked by Growth Rate of Volume Sales for

Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Canada,

Japan and US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Sanitary Pads II-21

Key Driving Factors II-21

New Super-Absorbent Concept II-21

Thinner Napkins - A Key Driver II-21

Technical Super-Absorbents II-22

Market Overview II-22

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Technical Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North

America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 14: World Historic Review for Technical

Super-Absorbents by Geographic Region - North America,

Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 15: World Market for Technical Super- Absorbents by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Global Technical Super-Absorbents Market by End-Use Segment II-25

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Technical Super - Absorbents by End-Use Segment -

Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 17: World Historic Review for Technical Super-

Absorbents by End-Use Segment - Agriculture, Cable Wrap,

Packaging, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 18: World Market for Technical Super- Absorbents by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

End-use Applications of Technical Super-absorbents II-27

Cable Wrap II-27

Packaging II-27

Agriculture II-28

Residual Flood Water Removal II-28

Firefighting II-28

Medical Waste Handling II-28

Medical Industry II-28

Other Applications II-29

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-30

Exotech Bio Solutions Develops Economical and Greener SAP II-30

ZappaTec Introduces New Absorbent Polymers for Medical Liquid

Waste Disposal II-30

Fuzhou University Introduces New Method for SAP Production II-30

Derma Sciences Introduces XTRASORB™ Super Absorbent Dressing II-30

Cim-Tek® Develops Tank Dryer for Fuel-Storage Tanks II-31

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-32

BASF-YPC Commences Construction of New SAP Plant in China II-32

NSC to Expand SAP Production Capacity in China II-32

NSI to Build Two New Plants in Indonesia II-32

Saudi Acrylic Acid and German EVONIK Sign Heads of Agreement

Basics II-32

Nippon Shokubai Builds New SAP Facility in Japan II-33

Sumitomo Seika New Production Facility at Himeji Works II-33

NA Industries Relocates SAP Production from Chattanooga to Huston II-33

Global Technologies Group Inks Agreement with M2 Polymer

Technologies II-33

Sumitomo Seika Takes Over Arkema's SAP Business II-34

American Soil Technologies and Green Hippo Form a Joint Venture II-34

BASF-YPC Commence Expansion of Nanjing Facility II-34

Shurtape Technologies and Inspired Technologies Sign Licensing

Agreement II-34

LG Chem Takes Over SAP Facility from Kolon Industries II-35

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-36

BASF SE (Germany) II-36

Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) II-36

Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. (US) II-36

LG Chem Ltd. (Korea) II-37

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-37

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd (Japan) II-37

San-Dia Polymers, Ltd. (Japan) II-38

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan) II-38

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-39

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010

through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 20: World Historic Review for Super- Absorbent Polymers

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2004,

2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Worldwide Super - Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment II-42

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 23: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 26: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 29: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Other Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 32: World Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers

in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

American Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

SAP Supply Shortage Hits North America III-1

Production Capacity of Leading Players III-1

Table 34: US Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2011):

Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF, and

Nippon Shokubai (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Product Developments/Launches III-2

Strategic Corporate Developments III-3

Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. - A Key Regional Player III-4

B.Market Analytics III-5

Table 35: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable

Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products

and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 36: US Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence

Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 37: US 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011

& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

2. CANADA III-8

Market Analysis III-8

Table 38: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 40: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011

& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

3. JAPAN III-11

A.Market Analysis III-11

Outlook III-11

Table 41: Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020)

(In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Overview III-11

Table 42: SAP Market in Japan (2010): Production Capacities

in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia Polymers, and

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-12

Strategic Corporate Developments III-12

Key Players III-13

B.Market Analytics III-15

Table 43: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 44: Japanese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 45: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011

& 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4. EUROPE III-18

A.Market Analysis III-18

Outlook III-18

EU Faces SAP Supply Shortage III-18

Growth Propellers III-18

Leading Players III-19

Table 46: European Super-Absorbent Polymer Market (2011):

Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF,

Nippon Shokubai, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Strategic Corporate Developments III-19

B.Market Analytics III-20

Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 48: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,

Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 49: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia

and Rest of Europe Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with AnnualSales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 51: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 52: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4a. FRANCE III-26

A.Market Analysis III-26

Outlook III-26

Strategic Corporate Developments III-26

SNF Floerger- a Key Regional Player III-26

B.Market Analytics III-27

Table 53: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 54: French Historic Review for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 55: French 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4b. GERMANY III-30

A.Market Analysis III-30

Outlook III-30

Key Players III-30

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 56: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 57: German Historic Review for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 58: German 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4c. ITALY III-34

Market Analysis III-34

Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-37

Market Analysis III-37

Table 62: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable

Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products

and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 63: UK Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by

End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence

Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 64: UK 15-Year Perspective for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4e. SPAIN III-40

Market Analysis III-40

Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 67: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4f. RUSSIA III-43

Market Analysis III-43

Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Super- Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 70: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others Markets for 2004, 2011 &

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-46

Market Analysis III-46

Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use

Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 73: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others

Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-48

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-49

A.Market Analysis III-49

Overview III-49

China - A Key Asian Market for SAP III-49

Supply Surpasses SAP Demand III-49

Demand by End-use III-50

Table 74: Chinese SAP Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Segment for Disposable

Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Adult Incontinence

Pads (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

SAP Companies Set-on Capacity Expansion Spree III-50

Table 75: SAP Market in China (2010): Production

Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, San-Dia

Polymers, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-51

India III-51

Oil and Petrochemicals Foray into SAP Production III-52

Strategic Corporate Developments III-52

LG Chem Ltd. (Korea)- A Key Regional Player III-53

B.Market Analytics III-54

Table 76: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 77: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 78: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others

Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-56

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-57

A.Market Analysis III-57

Outlook III-57

Product Developments/Launches III-57

Strategic Corporate Development III-57

B.Market Analytics III-58

Table 79: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment -

Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine

Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 80: Middle East Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 81: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others

Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-60

7. LATIN AMERICA III-61

A.Market Analysis III-61

Outlook III-61

Rising Consumption of SAP III-61

B.Market Analytics III-62

Table 82: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use

Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads,

Feminine Hygiene Products and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Metric Tons

for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 83: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent

Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 84: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for

Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Disposable Diapers, Adult

Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products, and Others

Markets for 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-64

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 14 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 22)

The United States (5)

Japan (5)

Europe (3)

- France (1)

- Germany (2)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (8)

Middle East (1)

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