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Super-Absorbent Polymers - 2012 Global Strategic Business Report with Forecasts to 2018

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Dublin, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/38rb93/superabsorbent) has announced the addition of the "Super-Absorbent Polymers - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

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 (Germany)
  • BASF Corporation (USA)
  • BASF-YPC Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Demi Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Exotech Bio Solutions Ltd. (Israel)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Evonik Degussa Corporation (USA)
  • Evonik Stockhausen, Inc. (USA)
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Kolon Industries, Inc. (Korea)
  • LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea)
  • M2 Polymer Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • NA Industries, Inc. (USA)
  • Nisshoku Chemical Industry (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd. (Japan)
  • San-Dia Polymers Ltd. (Japan)
  • San-Dia Polymers (Nantong) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Saudi Acrylic Acid Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • SNF SAS (France)
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Key Topics Covered:

1. 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
  • Analysis by End-Use Segment II-2
  • 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
  • Capacity Expansion: Order of the Day II-6
  • Leading SAP Producers II-7

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
  • 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
  • Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers II-18
  • Adult Incontinence Pads II-18
  • Adult Incontinence II-18
  • Adult Incontinence Products Market - A Glance II-19
  • Innovations in Adult Incontinence Products Market II-20
  • Feminine Hygiene Products II-20
  • Feminine Hygiene Market - An Overview II-20
  • 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
  • Global Technical Super-Absorbents Market by End-Use Segment II-25
  • 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


III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

7. LATIN AMERICA

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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