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Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market - By Product (Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polysaccharides, Polyitaconic Acid, Polypeptide), By Application (Baby Diapers, Adult Incontinence, Feminine Hygiene, Agriculture, Medical), By Region - Global Forecast to 2032

  • Report ID: GMI499
  • Published Date: Mar 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Statistics

Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market size valued at USD 174 million in 2022 and is poised to observe nearly 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Strong demand for baby diapers/disposable diapers will influence business trends.

Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market

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Increasing urbanization and strong product penetration in agriculture & medical applications will drive market growth. According to a UN report, the world population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050. Rapid growth in the urban population will put major pressure on the environment, threatening food security and environmental sustainability.

To meet growing consumer demand, the agricultural sector is looking to maximize land & water productivity by adopting efficient and sustainable farming materials like biodegradable superabsorbent materials. Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are one such material that is widely used in the agricultural field to enhance water use efficiency as well as to control the release of fertilizers.

High production costs might impede biodegradable superabsorbent materials market growth

As the technology is in its nascent stage, the cost of producing biodegradable polymers is currently high. Biodegradable polymers are more expensive than fossil fuel polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene, and polyethylene. Apart from its high cost, the unavailability of composting infrastructure is likely to be another factor that could impact the adoption of biodegradable polymers.

Wide-scale use of polyvinyl alcohol to complement market growth

Global Biodegradable Superabsorbent Materials Market Share, By Product

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Biodegradable superabsorbent materials market from the polyvinyl alcohol segment is set to record a growth rate of above 5% up to 2032. Polyvinyl alcohol is a petroleum-derived biodegradable polymer that has found its use in a slew of applications such as the preparation of glue thickeners, polyvinyl butyral, textile sizing, and paper coatings. It is widely used because of its solubility in water and is easily biodegraded by microorganisms as well as enzymes. Polyvinyl alcohol is also majorly used as a biodegradable plastic sheet in feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products.

Elevated consumer spending on infant hygiene products will foster industry expansion 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

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The market size of biodegradable superabsorbent materials crossed USD 174 million in 2022 and is poised to observe more than 5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

The disposable diapers segment is anticipated to account for over USD 220 million by 2032 credited to factors like the rising infant population and higher consumer spending on baby hygiene products.

Europe market for biodegradable superabsorbent materials is slated to record over 5% growth rate between 2023 to 2032 on the back of growing consumer consciousness regarding the benefits of using eco-friendly products.

Zschimmer & Schwarz, Excel Industries Limited, Lubrizol, CP Kelco, SNF Group, Chinafloc, Powder pack chem, Nueor chemical, Manhar Specialities, Coloplast A/S, SNI Solutions, SkyQuest Technology Group are some of the leading providers of biodegradable superabsorbent materials.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 27
  • Tables & Figures: 358
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 200

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