Medical Superabsorbent Polymers Market Outlook, Competitive analysis and Industry Trends by 2020

Superabsorbent polymers (SAP) have the ability to retain large amount of water and aqueous solutions. Superabsorbent polymers are primarily used in the medical industry, as these absorb high amount of exudates and liquids. This prevents infections and boosts the healing process of injuries. Superabsorbent polymers are used in the manufacture of various medical and surgical products made up of woven as well as nonwoven fabrics. Woven and nonwoven wound care products such as medical gauze, sponges, wound dressings, surgical drapes, etc include superabsorbent polymers as one of the key raw material. Wound care is the key factor driving the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market in the medical industry.

This study analyzes, estimates and forecasts the global medical superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market in terms of demand based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2010 to 2020. The report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors and their impact on the market during the forecast period.

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The report provides a detailed view of the medical superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market based on applications, end-use segments, and technologies. It segments the market into applications, which include woven and nonwoven fabrics. Key end-use segments include wound care, which is further bifurcated into traditional wound care and advanced wound care, and others (including surgical pads). Technologies used in the manufacture of nonwoven wound care products include airlaid and others (such as spunbond and meltblown). Furthermore, the report segments the market based on key geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). It also provides market volume and revenue for each product, application and technology segment under every regional segment.

Based on the medical superabsorbent polymers application (SAP) segment, the report analyzes the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The study includes value chain analysis, which provides a better understanding of key players in the supply chain (from raw material manufacturers to end-users). Additionally, the study analyzes market competition and industry players using Porter’s five forces analysis.

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The report includes an overview of the market share of key companies in the global medical superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market. Key players profiled in the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) study include raw material manufacturers such as BASF SE, Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd, Evonik Industries, SDP Global Co. Ltd and LG Chem. The report also profiles end-product manufacturers such as Advancis Medical, Derma Sciences, Smith & Nephew plc, Lohmann & Rauscher International GmbH & Co. KG, National Nonwovens Company, and Johnson & Johnson.

Primary research represents the bulk of our research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed 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, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.

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Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases and relevant patent and regulatory databases. Other sources include national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for the study of the medical superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market include ICIS, Nonwovens Industry, Platts, Fibers and Textiles, Edana, Ministry of Textiles and company presentations.