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Water Soluble Polymers (Polyacrylamide, Guar Gum, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Casein, Gelatin, Polyacrylic Acid and Others) Market for Water Treatment, Detergent & Household Products, Petroleum, Paper Making and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019

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Published Date: 2014-05-07
 

Description


Growing demand from water treatment application supported by increasing pressure from regulatory bodies for wastewater treatment is expected to fuel the global demand for water soluble polymers. Additionally increasing demand from petroleum applications attributed to rising shale oil drilling activities is expected to further fuel the demand for water soluble polymers. However, volatile feedstock prices for synthetic water soluble polymers and competing uses for feedstock of natural water soluble polymers are expected to hinder market growth of water soluble polymers. 

Research methodology includes secondary as well as primary inquisition related to the water soluble polymers market. Analysis of the water soluble polymers market was done on the basis of our review on key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, and statistical data from government websites, relevant patent and regulatory databases, trade associations and agencies related to the water soluble polymers market. Secondary sources referred for the water soluble polymers market study include, but are not limited to; ChemGuide, National Chemical Inventories (NCI), National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), European Plastics News, European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association (EPDLA) and British Association for Chemical Specialties (BACS) among others.

This report gives a detailed description of the global water soluble polymers market based on volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million) for the period 2013 to 2019. All volumes are expressed as kilo tons of dry polymers. The report highlights the factors contributing towards the growth of the market and the restraints that impede the market. Detailed forecasts for the years 2013-2019 for water soluble polymers have been given separately, for better understanding of the market scenario. The water soluble polymers market is described with respect to their various segments along with the opportunities that are expected in the coming six years.

For geographic analysis, the global water soluble polymers market has been segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The water soluble polymers market has been segmented based on the following raw material types used in the formulation of water soluble polymers – Synthetic, Natural and semi-synthetic. The study further segments the water soluble polymers market based on the product types into polyacrylamide & copolymers, guar gum & derivatives, polyvinyl alcohol, casein & caseinates, gelatin, polyacrylic acid and others including polysaccharides, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, quaternary ammonium compounds, etc. Water absorbent polymers are not considered as water soluble polymers. The water soluble polymer study also analyses market attractiveness for all product segments of water soluble polymers with the help of the market attractiveness tool.

The water soluble polymers study segments the market on an application basis into water treatment, detergents & household products, petroleum, paper making and others including food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture mining, etc. The others application segment of water soluble polymers includes relatively small end-users such as food, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and mining. These cannot be quantified individually. The water soluble polymers study provides forecasts and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019. 

For a more comprehensive view of the market, a value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces model is provided to throw light on the specifics of the industry structure besides giving an overview of the degree of competitiveness. The water soluble polymers report also includes detailed profiles of key players such as SNF, BASF SE, Kemira, Kuraray, and Ashland, Inc among others. The detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and SWOT analysis and recent developments of the company.

The report segments the global water soluble polymers market as:
  • Water Soluble Polymers Market – Raw Material Type Analysis
    • Synthetic
    • Natural
    • Semi-synthetic
  • Water Soluble Polymers Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • Polyacrylamide & copolymers
    • Guar gum & derivatives
    • Polyvinyl alcohol
    • Casein & caseinates
    • Gelatin
    • Polyacrylic acid
    • Others (Polysaccharides, PEG, PVP, polyamines, quaternary ammonium compounds, etc.)
  • Water Soluble Polymers Market - Application Segment Analysis
    • Water treatment
    • Detergents & household products
    • Petroleum
    • Paper making
    • Others (Agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals, etc.)
  • Water Soluble Polymers Market: Regional Analysis,
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World

Table of Contents


Table of Content

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
1.3 Research scope
1.4 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market, 2012 – 2019, (Kilo tons) (USD million)
2.2 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market Snapshot, 2012–2019

Chapter 3 Water Soluble Polymers - Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
      3.3.1 Rapid growth in shale gas and wet shale gas production
      3.3.2 Increasing environmental pressure for wastewater treatment
      3.3.3 Growing market for coagulants and flocculants
3.4 Market restraints
      3.4.1 Volatility of raw material prices
      3.4.2 Regulatory issues and competing uses of raw materials, key challenges for the market
3.5 Opportunities
      3.5.1 Development and commercialization of bio-based feedstock.
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of new entrants
      3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Water Soluble Polymers: Market attractiveness analysis
3.8 Water Soluble Polymers: Company market share analysis

Chapter 4 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market: Raw Material Analysis
4.1 Global water soluble polymers market: Raw Material segment analysis
      4.1.1 Global water soluble polymers market volume share by raw material, 2012 and 2019
4.2 Synthetic
      4.2.1 Global synthetic water soluble polymers demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
4.3 Natural
      4.3.1 Global natural water soluble polymers demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
4.4 Semi-synthetic
      4.4.1 Global semi-synthetic water soluble polymers demand, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)

Chapter 5 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market: Product Segment Analysis
5.1 Global water soluble polymers market: Product segment analysis
      5.1.1 Global water soluble polymers market volume share by product, 2012 and 2019
5.2 Polyacrylamide & copolymers
      5.2.1 Global demand for water soluble polyacrylamide & copolymers, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.3 Guar gum & derivatives
      5.3.1 Global demand for water soluble guar gum & derivatives, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.4 Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
      5.4.1 Global demand for water soluble polyvinyl alcohol, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.5 Casein & caseinates
      5.5.1 Global demand for water soluble casein & caseinates, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.6 Gelatin
      5.6.1 Global demand for water soluble gelatin, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.7 Polyacrylic acid & copolymers
      5.7.1 Global demand for water soluble polyacrylic acid & copolymers, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
5.8 Others (Polysaccharides, PEG, quaternary ammonium compounds)
      5.8.1 Global demand for other water soluble polymers (Polysaccharides, PEG, quaternary ammonium compounds), 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)

Chapter 6 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market: Application Segment Analysis
6.1 Global water soluble polymers market: Application segment analysis
      6.1.1 Global water soluble polymers market volume share by application, 2012 and 2019
6.2 Water Treatment
      6.2.1 Global water soluble polymers demand for water treatment, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
6.3 Detergents & household products
      6.3.1 Global water soluble polymers demand for detergent & household products, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
6.4 Paper making
      6.4.1 Global water soluble polymers demand for paper making, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
6.5 Petroleum
      6.5.1 Global water soluble polymers demand for petroleum, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
6.6 Others (Mining, agriculture, Food & pharmaceuticals, etc.)
      6.6.1 Global water soluble polymers demand for others (Food, pharmaceuticals, etc.), 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)

Chapter 7 Global Water Soluble Polymers Market: Regional Analysis
7.1 Global water soluble polymers market: Regional analysis
      7.1.1 Global water soluble polymers market volume share by region, 2012 and 2019
7.2 North America
      7.2.1 North America water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.2.2 North America water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
      7.2.3 North America water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.2.4 North America water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
7.3 Europe
      7.3.1 Europe water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.3.2 Europe water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
      7.3.3 Europe water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.3.4 Europe water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
7.4 Asia Pacific
      7.4.1 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.4.2 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
      7.4.3 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.4.4 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
7.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
      7.5.1 RoW water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.5.2 RoW water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
      7.5.3 RoW water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
      7.5.4 RoW water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Ashland Inc.
      8.1.1 Company overview
      8.1.2 Product portfolio
      8.1.3 Financial overview
      8.1.4 Business strategy
      8.1.5 SWOT analysis
      8.1.6 Recent developments
8.2 Arkema SA
      8.2.1 Company overview
      8.2.2 Product portfolio
      8.2.3 Financial overview
      8.2.4 Business strategy
      8.2.5 SWOT analysis
      8.2.6 Recent developments
8.3 BASF SE
      8.3.1 Company overview
      8.3.2 Product portfolio
      8.3.3 Financial overview
      8.3.4 Business strategy
      8.3.5 SWOT analysis
      8.3.6 Recent developments
8.4 Catalent Pharma Solutions
      8.4.1 Company overview
      8.4.2 Product portfolio
      8.4.3 Financial overview
      8.4.4 Business strategy
      8.4.5 SWOT analysis
      8.4.6 Recent developments
8.5 DuPont
      8.5.1 Company overview
      8.5.2 Product Portfolio
      8.5.3 Financial overview
      8.5.4 Business strategy
      8.5.5 SWOT analysis
8.6 Gelita AG
      8.6.1 Company overview
      8.6.2 Product portfolio
      8.6.3 Financial overview
      8.6.4 Business strategy
      8.6.5 SWOT analysis
      8.6.6 Recent developments
8.7 Kemira
      8.7.1 Company overview
      8.7.2 Product portfolio
      8.7.3 Financial overview
      8.7.4 Business strategy
      8.7.5 SWOT analysis
      8.7.6 Recent developments
8.8 Kuraray Group
      8.8.1 Company overview
      8.8.2 Product portfolio
      8.8.3 Financial overview
      8.8.4 Business strategy
      8.8.5 SWOT analysis
      8.8.6 Recent developments
8.9 LG Chem
      8.9.1 Company overview
      8.9.2 Product Portfolio
      8.9.3 Financial overview
      8.9.4 Business strategy
      8.9.5 SWOT analysis
      8.9.6 Recent developments
8.10 Mitsubishi Chemical Company
        8.10.1 Company overview
        8.10.2 Product Portfolio
        8.10.3 Financial overview
        8.10.4 Business strategy
        8.10.5 SWOT analysis
8.11 Nitta Gelatin Inc.
        8.11.1 Company overview
        8.11.2 Product portfolio
        8.11.3 Financial overview
        8.11.4 Business strategy
        8.11.5 SWOT analysis
        8.11.6 Recent developments
8.12 Shadong Polymer Biochemicals Co. Ltd.
        8.12.1 Company overview
        8.12.2 Product portfolio
        8.12.3 Financial overview
        8.12.4 Business strategy
        8.12.5 SWOT analysis
        8.12.6 Recent developments
8.13 Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.
        8.13.1 Company overview
        8.13.2 Product portfolio
        8.13.3 Financial overview
        8.13.4 Business strategy
        8.13.5 SWOT analysis
8.14 SNF Group
        8.14.1 Company overview
        8.14.2 Product portfolio
        8.14.3 Business strategy
        8.14.4 SWOT analysis
        8.14.5 Recent developments
8.15 The Dow Chemical Company
        8.15.1 Company overview
        8.15.2 Product Portfolio
        8.15.3 Financial overview
        8.15.4 Business strategy
        8.15.5 SWOT analysis
        8.15.6 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global water soluble polymers market segmentation
FIG. 2 Global water soluble polymers market, 2012–2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 3 Water soluble polymers market: Value chain analysis
FIG. 4 Global shale gas market, 2012–2019 (Bcf) (USD billion)
FIG. 5 Global water and wastewater treatment: Industrial and municipal market, 2012–2019 (USD billion)
FIG. 6 Global coagulants and flocculants market, 2012–2019 (USD million)
FIG. 7 Global crude oil prices, 2008–2013  (USD/Barrel)
FIG. 8 Porter’s Five Forces analysis for water soluble polymers
FIG. 9 Water Soluble Polymers: Market attractiveness analysis
FIG. 10 Water Soluble Polymers: Company market share analysis, 2012
FIG. 11 Global water soluble polymers market volume share, by raw material, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 12 Global synthetic water soluble polymers demand, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 13 Global natural water soluble polymers demand, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 14 Global semi-synthetic water soluble polymers demand, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 15 Global water soluble polymers market volume share, by product, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 16 Global demand for water soluble polyacrylamide & copolymers, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 17 Global demand for water soluble guar gum & derivatives, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 18 Global demand for water soluble polyvinyl alcohol, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 19 Global demand for water soluble casein & caseinates, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 20 Global demand for water soluble gelatin, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 21 Global demand for water soluble polyacrylic acid & copolymers, 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 22 Global demand for other water soluble polymers (Polysaccharides, PEG, quaternary ammonium compounds), 2012 – 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 23 Global water soluble polymers market volume share, by application, 2012 and 2019
FIG. 24 Global water soluble polymers demand for water treatment, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 25 Global water soluble polymers demand for detergent & household products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 26 Global water soluble polymers demand for paper making, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 27 Global water soluble polymers demand for petroleum, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 28 Global water soluble polymers demand for others (Food, pharmaceuticals, etc.), 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons) (USD million)
FIG. 29 Global water soluble polymers market volume share, by region, 2012 and 2019

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Drivers for water soluble polymers market: Impact analysis
TABLE 2 Restraints for water soluble polymers market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 North America water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 4 North America water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 5 North America water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 6 North America water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 7 Europe water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 8 Europe water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 9 Europe water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 10 Europe water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD Million)
TABLE 15 RoW water soluble polymers market volume, by products, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 16 RoW water soluble polymers market revenue, by products, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)
TABLE 17 RoW water soluble polymers market volume, by application, 2012 - 2019 (Kilo tons)
TABLE 18 RoW water soluble polymers market revenue, by application, 2012 - 2019 (USD million)

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Water soluble polymers are formulations of mineral polymers that are highly soluble in water. Water soluble polymers are utilized for thickening, gelling, dispersion, flocculation, coagulation, friction reduction, rheology modification and as chemical additives among others. These polymers can be derived from different raw material sources of natural as well as synthetic origin. Based on the type of raw material used, water soluble polymers can be classified as synthetic water soluble polymers, natural water soluble polymers and semi-synthetic water soluble polymers. Synthetic water soluble polymers were the dominant types accounting for more than half of the global water soluble polymers market.

The global water soluble polymers market is expected to be driven by the growth in water treatment applications assisted by rising pressure from regulatory authorities for wastewater treatment of municipal and industrial wastes over harmful environmental effects of the contaminants released with water. Furthermore, rising demand from petroleum applications, due to rising shale oil drilling activities, is anticipated to fuel the market for water soluble polymers. However, volatile feedstock prices of synthetic water soluble polymers and competing uses of feedstock for natural water soluble polymers are expected to hinder market growth.

Polyacrylamide emerged as the largest consumed water soluble polymer accounting for more than 24.4% of the total water soluble polymers formulations consumed in 2012. It is also expected to be the fastest growing market owing to its versatility and high demand from water treatment and petroleum applications. Guar gum is another major product segment and is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 5.5%, from 2013 to 2019. Guar gum is primarily produced in Asia Pacific which accounts for about 90% of the global guar gum production. India and Pakistan are the leading producers of guar seeds and gum. Guar gum prices declined in 2013 due to over supplies and fall in the currency value of Indian Rupee (INR) against USD affecting the revenues. The supply demand gap is expected to balance out by late 2014 to early 2015 while the INR slide has stabilized at an average of INR 60 for 1 USD. High volume demand for gum is expected to help sustain an average revenue growth over the forecast period. Other water soluble polymers are expected to lose their market volume share to polyacrylamide over the forecast period.

Natural water soluble polymers such as casein and gelatin are high value markets because of their high prices. These are usually derived from dairy products, plant extracts and animal fats. These markets are facing a slower growth because of their substitutability with lower priced water soluble polymers. Additionally, stringent regulations for use in applications such as food and pharmaceutical might further hinder the market growth rate. Furthermore, competing uses for feedstock sources such as dairy products and animal fats as foods sometimes creates procurement difficulties due to supply shortage. 

Water treatment dominated the application market and accounted for more than 20% of the total market in 2012. Detergents & household products are anticipated to grow at CAGR of 5.6% from 2013 to 2019 owing to increasing penetration of FMCG companies especially in the high GDP BRICS countries. Furthermore, the growing shale gas drilling activities is one of the major factors driving the demand for water soluble polymers in petroleum applications. Paper making is another key market for water soluble polymers. Other water soluble polymer applications include food, pharmaceuticals, mining, agriculture, etc.

Asia Pacific continued dominating the water soluble polymers market and accounted for more than 40% of the total volume in 2012. Asia Pacific along with being the largest market is also the fastest growing market for water soluble polymers. Mature markets of Europe and North America are expected to witness an average growth rate over the next six years. Europe was the second largest market and expected to remain so till 2019.

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