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Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market by Type (Starch-Based SAP, Cellulose-Based SAP, Acrylic Resin SAP, Others), By Application (Baby Diaper, Adult Inconvenience Products, Feminine Hygiene, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market by Type (Starch-Based SAP, Cellulose-Based SAP, Acrylic Resin SAP, Others), By Application (Baby Diaper, Adult Inconvenience Products, Feminine Hygiene, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 135890 3300 Chemical & Material 377 231 Pages 4.8 (33)

Market Overview:

The global superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market is expected to reach USD XX million by 2030, at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period 2018-2030. SAP is used in various applications such as baby diapers, adult inconvenience products, feminine hygiene and others. The growth of the SAP market can be attributed to the increasing demand for absorbent products across the globe. Based on type, starch-based SAP accounted for a major share of the global SAP market in 2017. This segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period. Cellulose-based SAP is another key type segment of the global SAP market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of XX%. Acrylic resin based sap held majority share in terms of revenue in 2017 and this trend is anticipated continue throughoutthe forecast period 2018-2030 owingto its high water absorption capacityand properties such as low price pointand easy availability .

Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A superabsorbent polymer (SAP) is a water-insoluble, high-molecular weight polymer that can absorb and retain large quantities of a liquid. SAPs are used in various industrial and consumer applications, including disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, and agricultural products.

Starch-Based SAP:

Starch-based SAP is a polymer comprising of highly branched polysaccharide. It has the ability to absorb three times its own weight in water and is used as an ingredient in various applications such as diapers, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence products and baby care goods among others.

Cellulose-Based SAP:

Cellulose-based SAP is a polymer comprising of regenerated cellulose and water. It has high absorbent capacity than its counterparts, which makes it an ideal material for use in the production of superabsorbent polymers (SAP). Cellulose-based SAP accounts for approximately 40% to 50% by weight of the total SAP mass. The product can be manufactured via chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis methods.

Application Insights:

Baby diapers were the largest application segment in the global superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market, accounting for over 70% of the revenue share in 2017. The product is widely used in baby diapers owing to its properties such as rapid absorption and high capacity holding. Baby diapers are a convenient solution for parents as they can be easily purchased and stored at home without having to go through the hassle of traveling with a baby and trying to find a place where you can use the bathroom. However, increasing usage of disposable products may hamper market growth over the forecast period.

Adult incontinence products are expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2030 due largelyto rising awareness about hygiene among women across various regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017. The region is expected to witness a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period, owing to increasing demand for baby diapers and feminine hygiene products. Baby diapers are majorly manufactured from superabsorbent polymers such as SAP and cellulose-based SAP due to their properties such as water absorption capacity, softness, affordability, ease of use and safety for infants.

Asia Pacific is projected to be one of the fastest growing regional markets during the forecast period owing to rising disposable income levels coupled with changing consumer lifestyle in developing countries including China and India which will result into increased demand for various incontinence products over next eight years (2018-2030).

Growth Factors:

  • Rising demand for hygiene and sanitation products: The global population is growing at a rapid pace and this is expected to result in an increase in the demand for hygiene and sanitation products. This will create opportunities for SAP manufacturers as these products require high-quality SAPs for their effective functioning.
  • Increasing awareness about the benefits of using SAPs: There is a growing awareness among consumers about the benefits of using SAPs, which is resulting in an increase in their demand. This trend is likely to continue in the future, providing growth opportunities for SAP manufacturers.
  • Rapid urbanization: The rate of urbanization across the world is increasing rapidly, which is leading to an increase in the demand for infrastructure development projects such as water treatment plants, septic tanks, etc., all of which require high-quality SAPs. This provides significant growth prospects for the global SAP market.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Research Report

By Type

Starch-Based SAP, Cellulose-Based SAP, Acrylic Resin SAP, Others

By Application

Baby Diaper, Adult Inconvenience Products, Feminine Hygiene, Others

By Companies

BASF, Nippon Shokubai, Sanyo Chemical, Yixing Danson Technology, LG Chemical, ...

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Report Segments:

The global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) market is segmented on the basis of:


Starch-Based SAP, Cellulose-Based SAP, Acrylic Resin SAP, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Baby Diaper, Adult Inconvenience Products, Feminine Hygiene, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. BASF
  2. Nippon Shokubai
  3. Sanyo Chemical
  4. Yixing Danson Technology
  5. LG Chemical
  6. ...

Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Overview

Highlights of The Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Starch-Based SAP
    2. Cellulose-Based SAP
    3. Acrylic Resin SAP
    4. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Baby Diaper
    2. Adult Inconvenience Products
    3. Feminine Hygiene
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Superabsorbent polymers are a type of polymer that can absorb large amounts of water. This makes them useful in products like diapers, wipes, and other hygiene products.

Some of the key players operating in the superabsorbent polymers (sap) market are BASF, Nippon Shokubai, Sanyo Chemical, Yixing Danson Technology, LG Chemical.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Starch-Based SAP
      5.3.2. Cellulose-Based SAP
      5.3.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      5.3.4. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Baby Diaper
      6.3.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      6.3.3. Feminine Hygiene
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Baby Diaper
      9.4.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      9.4.3. Feminine Hygiene
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Starch-Based SAP
      9.7.2. Cellulose-Based SAP
      9.7.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      9.7.4. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Baby Diaper
      10.4.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      10.4.3. Feminine Hygiene
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Starch-Based SAP
      10.7.2. Cellulose-Based SAP
      10.7.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      10.7.4. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Baby Diaper
      11.4.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      11.4.3. Feminine Hygiene
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Starch-Based SAP
      11.7.2 Cellulose-Based SAP
      11.7.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      11.7.4. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Baby Diaper
      12.4.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      12.4.3. Feminine Hygiene
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Starch-Based SAP
      12.7.2. Cellulose-Based SAP
      12.7.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      12.7.4. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Baby Diaper
      13.4.2. Adult Inconvenience Products
      13.4.3. Feminine Hygiene
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Starch-Based SAP
      13.7.2. Cellulose-Based SAP
      13.7.3. Acrylic Resin SAP
      13.7.4. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Superabsorbent Polymers (SAP) Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Nippon Shokubai Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Sanyo Chemical Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Yixing Danson Technology Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. LG Chemical Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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