Biodegradable Super Absorbent Polymers Market: Introduction

Biodegradable super absorbent polymers are biocompatible and degradable polymers. These are made using a combination of renewable and synthetic materials. Super absorbent polymers are absorb and retain large amounts of liquid as compared to their own existing mass. Biodegradable super absorbent polymers are based on natural raw materials such as chitin, succinic anhydride, and cassava starch g-acrylamide. This material has superior molecular mass with cross-linked polyelectrolyte structures which can absorb over 1000 times their mass. Super absorbent polymers are extensively employed in personal hygiene products such as sanitary napkins, adult diapers, and baby diapers. Biodegradable super absorbent polymers are eco-friendly and safe for the environment.   

Biodegradable Super Absorbent Polymers Market: Segmentation

Based on product type, the global biodegradable super absorbent polymers market can be segmented into polyvinyl alcohols, polysaccharides, polyitaconic acids, polyacrylamides, and others. Polyvinyl alcohol is expected to account for a dominant share of the global biodegradable super absorbent polymer market during the forecast period. Superior absorbing properties provided for the manufacture of baby diapers and sanitary napkins is likely to boost the demand for biodegradable super absorbent polymers.

In terms of end-use, the biodegradable super absorbent polymers market can be divided into disposable diapers, adult incontinence products, sanitary products, agriculture & horticulture, medical, and others. The disposable diapers segment is projected to account for a significant share in the next few years. Increasing population of new born babies across the globe is anticipated to propel biodegradable super absorbent market in the near future. 

Biodegradable Super Absorbent Polymers Market: Region-wise Outlook

Based on region, the global biodegradable super absorbent polymers market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In terms of consumption, Asia Pacific is projected to constitute a leading share of the global market during the forecast period. Most of the major companies are focusing on Asia Pacific owing to high population growth in China and India, which likely to boost the market in the region during the forecast period. Increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene and improving disposable income across Asia Pacific is projected to boost the demand for biodegradable super absorbent polymers. Europe is expected to hold a major share of the global market during the forecast period. Stringent regulations regarding the manufacturing of synthetic polymer is anticipated to fuel the demand for biodegradable polymers in Europe in the next few years. Increasing demand for eco-friendly products by major manufacturers in the personal care industry is expected to propel the market in the region during the forecast period. The market in North America is estimated to expand at a moderate pace during the forecast period due to high awareness regarding personal hygiene among the U.S. population. Population growth in North America is expected to propel demand for biodegradable super absorbent polymers in the during the forecast period. The market in Latin America is anticipated to expand at a sluggish rate as compared to the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe during the forecast period.  Middle East & Africa accounts for a small share of the global market.

Biodegradable Super Absorbent Polymers Market: Key Players

Major companies operating in the global biodegradable super absorbent polymers market include BASF Corporation, Evonik Industries AG, TryECo LLC, Valagro SpA, Ecovia Renewables Inc, JRM Chemical Inc., Ma's Group Inc., and SNF Group.

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