Evolving Demographic Trends Powering the Global Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP) Market

Sustainability Concerns and Aging Population to Offer Growth Opportunities

Frost & Sullivan’s analysis of the superabsorbent polymer market aims to quantify the consumption and analyze the impact of key demographic, competitive, and transformational trends in order to present a forecast for the 7-year period from 2020 to 2027. The scope of the study comprises analysis of the superabsorbent polymer market based on key applications and polymer types across 5 key geographies.

With the consumption of superabsorbent polymers closely tied to the demand for disposable Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHPs) such as diapers, feminine hygiene, and adult incontinence, the ever-evolving socio-demographic trends, rise in penetration of hygiene products (in developing countries), growing aging population across geographies, and higher uptake of SAPs per AHP unit, are expected to drive growth in the market. Furthermore, the robust increase in penetration of absorbent hygiene products in developing regions (especially the countries in APAC and MEASA) is expected to be the most prominent factor contributing to the growth in consumption of SAPs during the forecast period. Moreover, unlike the US and Europe, where the high penetration levels of baby diapers and feminine hygiene products have peaked, there are significant avenues for growth in China, India, ASEAN countries (especially Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand), and those in Africa (Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya, among others).