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Super-Absorbent Polymers

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 Others. 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 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 20 companies including many key and niche players such as -

BASF SE
Evonik Industries AG
Formosa Plastics Corporation
LG Chem Ltd.
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

  • Disposable Diapers
  • Adult Incontinence Pads
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Others

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Prelude
  • Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead
  • Current State of the Economy: A Key Growth Indicator
    • Table 1: Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Emerging Markets to Fuel Growth
    • Table 2: World Market for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region/ Country (2013-2020) - Ranked by Compounded Annual Growth Rate of Volume Sales for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Production Landscape of Super-Absorbent Polymers: A Review
    • Table 3: Global SAP Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 4: Production Capacity of Leading Players in the Global SAP Market (2013) (In '000 Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Leading SAP Manufacturers Worldwide (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for BASF, Evonik, LG Chem, Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Production Disruptions Affect Global SAP Supply in the Wake of Recession
  • Acrylic Acid Availability & Pricing Affects SAP Market
    • Table 6: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment - Superabsorbent Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, Fibers & Textiles, Detergents, Polymers & Modifiers, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Global Acrylic Acid Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Geographic Region - Asia-Pacific, North America, Western Europe, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Acrylic Acid Pricing - A Key Influencing Factor for SAP Market
  • Bio-based Alternatives Boost SAP Market
  • Manufacturers Rummaging through Various Options to Produce Eco-Friendly SAPs
  • SNAP: the New Generation SAP
  • Cassava Pulp Waste to Yield Eco-Friendly SAP

2. A REVIEW OF MAJOR END-USE MARKETS

  • SAP Quality Determines End-Use Application
  • SAP Content in Select Products - At a Glance
  • Disposable Diapers: The Dominant Product Market for SAP
  • Diapers & SAP - At a Glance
  • Economic Uncertainty Affects Baby Diapers Market in Developed Nations
  • Opportunity Indicators:
    • Table 8: Global New Births (2012) by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: Global Population of Children between 0-4 years (2015P & 2020P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Middle Class Population in Emerging Markets: Opportunities Galore
    • Table 10: World Middle Class Population (2012 & 2030): Percentage Share Breakdown by Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Declining Birth Rates: A Key Issue Confronting Diapers Market
    • Table 11: Global Birth Rate Statistics (2010 & 2012): Breakdown of Number of Births per 1000 Population in Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Method of Inserting SAP into Diapers
    • Increased Usage of SAP in Diapers
    • Table 12: Composition of Diaper (2008 & 2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Weight by Component (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Diaper Innovations Further Boost SAP Market
  • SAP Reduces Diaper Weight & Carbon Footprint
  • Shift towards Fluff-Less Diapers
  • Premium Segment: Growth Opportunities in Mature Markets
  • Issues Related to SAP Usage in Diapers
  • P&G and Kimberly-Clark Dominate Baby Diapers Market
    • Table 13: Leading Players in the Global Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for P&G, Kimberly-Clark, Unicharm, SCA, Private Labels, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Adult Incontinence Products Market: An Overview
  • What is Incontinence
    • Table 14: Worldwide Prevalence (%) of Urinary Incontinence in Men and Women (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Aging Population Favors Growth in the SAP-based Incontinence Products Market
    • Table 15: %Growth of 65+ Population in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: Elderly Population (60+ Years) as a Percentage of Total Population (2012 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: Global Aging Population (60+) and their Proportion of Total Population (2012 & 2050) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: Hygiene Products Usage Trends (2013): Per Capita Consumption of Incontinence Products, Baby Diapers, and Feminine Care Products by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Product Innovations in the Incontinence Market
  • Product Trends in Incontinence Market
  • Feminine Hygiene Product Market - A Review
  • Overview
  • Traditional Revenue Contributors Making Way for Asian Super Powers
    • Table 19: Number of Menstruating Women (in Million) by Country: An Opportunity Indicator (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: Leading Players in the Global Feminine Hygiene Products Market (2013): Market Share by Company - Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Johnson & Johnson, Unicharm, SCA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Product Advancements in Feminine Hygiene Products
    • Leakage Prevention: A Major Value Add
  • Superabsorbent Fiber Technology: Making Life Easier
  • Thinner Napkins - A Key Driver

3. SUPER-ABSORBENTS IN SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS

  • Introduction
  • A Glance at Major End-use Applications of Specialty Super-absorbents
  • Agriculture
    • A Beneficial Water Retention Agent in Agriculture
  • Cable Wrap
  • Packaging
  • Residual Flood Water Removal
  • Industrial Waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Firefighting
  • Medical Waste Handling
  • Medical Industry
  • Artificial Snow
  • SAP - Ideal for Concrete Curing
  • Other Applications
  • Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications - Market Overview
    • Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: World Market for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World for Years 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment - Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: World Market for Super-Absorbents in Specialty Applications by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Agriculture, Cable Wrap, Packaging, and Other Markets for Years 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • SAP Characteristics
  • Acrylic Acid: A Widely Used Raw Material for Super- Absorbent Polymers
  • Evolution of Super-Absorbent Polymers
  • Synthetic & Natural Super-Absorbent Polymers
  • Types of Super-Absorbent Polymers
  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • Gro-Creatures
  • Polyacrylamide Crystals & Polyacrylamide Plant Spikes
  • Manufacturing Process of SAP
  • How SAP Works
  • End-Use Applications of SAP

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • BASF Unveils HySorb(r) SAP
  • BASF Introduces Novel Technology for SAP Production
  • Accepta Unveils New SAP to Retain Soil Hydration and Nutrients
  • Kimberly-Clark Introduces SAP-based Poise Microliners
  • BASF Launches SAP with Odor Control
  • BASF, Cargill & Novozymes Produce 3-HP for SAP Manufacture
  • Unicharm Launches Pulpless Diaper with SAP as Absorber

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Sumitomo Seika Establishes SAP Production Unit in Korea
  • BASF-YPC Sets Up SAP Plant in China
  • ADM Sets up JV with CIC and Chemanex for Bio-Based SAP
  • SAPCO Inks Mechanical Completion Certificate for Evonik SAP Facility
  • SDP Global Boosts SAP Production in China
  • Toyota Tsusho Invests in San-Dia Polymers
  • Nippon Shokubai Restarts Tennessee SAP Plant
  • Evonik Degussa is now Evonik Corporation
  • Sumitomo Seika Expands SAP Capacity
  • Sumitomo Seika and Arkema Establish Superabsorbent Plant
  • LG Chem to Expand SAP Plant in Korea
  • NSC to Expand SAP Production Capacity in China
  • NSI to Build Two New Plants in Indonesia
  • BASF Inks Agreement with Novozymes and Cargill

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Formosa Plastics Corporation (Taiwan)
  • LG Chem Ltd. (Korea)
  • Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
  • Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. (Korea)
  • Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company Limited (Japan)
  • Yixing Danson Technology (China)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Worldwide Super-Absorbent Polymer Market by End Use Segment
    • Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Disposable Diapers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Adult Incontinence Pads by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Feminine Hygiene Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Baby Diapers: The Large End-Use Market for SAP
    • Eco-Friendly Baby Diapers - Threat to the SAP Market
    • Reusable Cloth Diapers - A Threat to SAP
    • Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
    • Adult Incontinence: The Fastest Growing Product Category
    • Women: A Major Category
    • Use of Microporous Material
    • Competitive Landscape
    • Table 40: Leading Players in the US Adult Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Kimberly-Clark, SCA, First Quality, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • SAP Production Landscape: An Overview
    • Table 41: US Super-Absorbent Polymers Market (2013): Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Evonik, BASF, and Nippon Shokubai (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • An Insight into US Acrylic Acid Market
    • Table 42: Acrylic Acid Production Capacity in the US (2013) (In '000 Tonnes Per Annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 43: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 44: US Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 45: US 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 46: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 47: Canadian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 48: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • SAP Production in Japan
    • Table 49: SAP Market in Japan (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Declining Birth Rates Affect SAP Demand in Baby Diapers
    • Table 50: Infant (0-4) Population in Japan (1980-2010) (In Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 51: Baby Diaper Production in Japan (2007-2012) (In Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Adult Disposable Diapers Market: Rapidly Expanding Category
    • Table 52: Adult Population (+65 Years) in Japan (2000-2020) (In Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 53: Adult Disposable Diapers Market in Japan (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Production Volume by Type of Diaper - Pads, Pants Type, and Tape Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 54: Light Incontinence Products Market in Japan (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Product - Liner Type, Pad Type, and Pants Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 55: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 56: Japanese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 57: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Leading Players
    • Table 58: European Super-Absorbent Polymer Market (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for BASF, Evonik Industries, Nippon Shokubai, and Sumitomo Seika Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • End-user Segment Review
      • Private Labels Make Steady Progress in the Baby Diaper Market
    • Table 59: Private Label Products as % of Total Baby Diapers Market in Select European Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Changing Demographics Affect the Feminine Hygiene Market
    • Table 60: Women Population (15-49 years) in Western and Eastern Europe: 1995-2015 (in Millions) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Incontinence Products Market
    • Table 61: 60+ Individuals as % of Total Population in European Countries (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 62: Urinary Incontinence Levels (%) in Western Europe by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 63: Penetration Rate (%) of Incontinence Products in Europe (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 64: Leading Players in the European Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for SCA, Ontex, Paul Hartmann, TZMO SA, P&G, Indas and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 65: Leading Players in Western Europe Incontinence Products Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for SCA, P&G, Paul Hartmann, Ontex, Kimberly-Clark, Private Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 66: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 67: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 68: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 69: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 70: European Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 71: European 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Incontinence Products - A Potential Market
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Snf Floerger - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 72: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 73: French Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 74: French 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 75: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 76: German Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 77: German 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. ITALY

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 78: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 79: Italian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 80: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • A Lucrative Market for Incontinence Products
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 81: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 82: UK Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 83: UK 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. SPAIN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Steady Growth for Incontinence Products Market
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 84: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 85: Spanish Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 86: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. RUSSIA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Baby Diapers: Market Overview
    • Incontinence Products Market: An Insight
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 87: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 88: Russian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 89: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. REST OF EUROPE

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 90: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 91: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 92: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Overview
    • End-User segment Review
      • Disposable Baby Diapers
      • Feminine Hygiene Products
      • Asia to Replace Traditional Revenue Contributors in the Long-Run
    • Table 93: Global Feminine Care Market (2013): Number of Units of Feminine Care Products Used Per Year by Girls/ Women Aged between 15 and 49 Years (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Incontinence Products Market
    • Table 94: Leading Players in Asian Incontinence Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Unicharm, Livedo, Daio, Halujuji, Kao, SCA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 95: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 96: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 97: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 98: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 99: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 100: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. CHINA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • A Key Asian Market for SAP
    • Capacity Expansion Spree by Global SAP Players in China
    • Table 101: SAP Market in China (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for Nippon Shokubai, SDP Global, Sumitomo Seika, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • China Holds Leadership in Acrylic Acid Production
    • Table 102: Prices of Acrylic Acid and Propylene in China (2010-2012) (In $ per Ton)
    • Rising Demand from End-Use Markets
    • Baby Diapers: A Market with Huge Potential for Growth
    • Table 103: Potential for Baby Diapers in China (2005-2012) - Birth Rate (%) and Infant Population as % of Total Population (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 104: Leading Players in the Chinese Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for P&G, Hengan, Kimberly-Clark, Unicharm, Chiaus, Everbeauty/SCA, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • An Overview of China's Incontinence Products Market
    • Table 105: Leading Players in Chinese Incontinence Products Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Hengan, SCA, H-Q Paper, Kimberly Clark and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Feminine Hygiene Products Market: An Overview
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Yixing Danson Technology - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 106: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 107: Chinese Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 108: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. INDIA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Baby Diapers Market: An Overview
    • Table 109: Leading Brands in the Indian Disposable Baby Diapers Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Value Sales for Huggies Dri Fit, Pampers, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Incontinence Products Market: An Insight
    • Table 110: Leading Players in the Indian Incontinence Products Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Nobel Hygiene Pvt Ltd, Actifit India Pvt Ltd and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Feminine Hygiene Products: Low Penetration Offers Growth Opportunities
    • Oil and Petrochemicals Foray into SAP Production
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 111: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 112: Indian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 113: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Table 114: SAP Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific (2013): Production Capacities in Thousand Tons for BASF, LG Chemical, Nippon Shokubai, Sumitomo Seika, and Taiwan Plastics (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 115: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 116: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 118: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 119: Middle East Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 120: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. LATIN AMERICA

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 121: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 122: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 123: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 124: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 125: Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 126: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7a. BRAZIL

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Baby Diapers Market: Growing Preference for High-Absorbency Diapers
    • Incontinence Products Market: Promising Opportunities
    • Feminine Hygiene Products Market
    • Table 127: Leading Players in the Brazilian Market for Feminine Hygiene Products (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 128: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 129: Brazilian Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 130: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 131: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 132: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 133: Rest of Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Super-Absorbent Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Disposable Diapers, Adult Incontinence Pads, Feminine Hygiene Products and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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