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Global Water-Soluble Polymer Market 2017-2021

Global Water-Soluble Polymer Market 2017-2021

About Water-soluble Polymer

Water-soluble polymers are chemical compounds with hydrophilic groups that contain macromolecules derived synthetically or naturally. The naturally derived water-soluble polymers are derived from plants. Synthetic water-soluble polymers are derived from the chemical processing of petrochemicals such as propylene, which is a prime source of acrylonitrile and acrylamide. Most of these synthetic water-soluble polymers are considered as biodegradable in nature. This eco-friendly characteristic is driving the demand for water-soluble polymers worldwide.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global water-soluble polymer market to grow at a CAGR of 5.83% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global water-soluble polymer market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Water-soluble Polymer Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Arkema
  • Ashland
  • BASF
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Chemstar Products Company
  • KURARAY
  • Solvay
  • SNF Group
  • Sigma-Aldrich
Market driver
  • Increasing initiatives toward guar planting
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing economic downturns worldwide
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Water-soluble Polymer Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global water-soluble polymer market: Akzo Nobel, Arkema, Ashland, BASF, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Chemstar Products Company, KURARAY, Solvay, SNF Group, and Sigma-Aldrich.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry. Water-soluble polymers are used in the making of drug delivery systems in pharmaceutical industries. For instance, polyacrylamides that contain less than 0.18% of acrylamide monomers are used in soft-shell gelatin capsules for the film-forming purpose. The pharmaceutical industry is growing at a rapid pace due to the increasing rate of diseases.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing initiatives toward guar planting. Guar gum is derived from the endosperms of guar plants. India is the leading producer of guar gum, accounting approximately 81% of the global value. Rajasthan is the leading Indian state that produces approximately 70.12% of guar in India. The Indian government offers subsidies to encourage more guar plantation in the country. Currently, the government is offering 50% subsidy on micronutrient and bio-pesticides utilized in guar plantation. Some vendors, along with cosmetic companies, are undertaking projects to teach farmers on sustainable cultivation methods of guar gum.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing economic downturns worldwide. Unforeseen macroeconomic obstacles are expected to indirectly hamper the demand for water-soluble polymers. This was witnessed in the past, during the economic recession of 2008, and recently, with the advent of Brexit and change of presidency in the US. This led to a significant decline in investment patterns of the manufacturing industries, citing new policies and uncertain ROI (Return on investment). Some European countries are still recovering from the Eurozone crisis in 2009, which resulted in low monetary outcome from the manufacturing sector due to financial constraints. Also, post-Brexit, changes in trade agreements between EU countries and the UK has affected the manufacturing industry.

Companies Mentioned

Akzo Nobel, Arkema, Ashland, BASF, and The Dow Chemical Company, Chemstar Products Company, KURARAY, Solvay, SNF Group, and Sigma-Aldrich.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market overview
      • Table Manufacturing process of guar gum
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market 2017-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global water-soluble polymer market by product type
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market by product type 2016
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market by product type 2021
    • Global water-soluble polymer market by polyacrylamide
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market by polyacrylamide 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for guar gum
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market for guar gum 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for polyvinyl alcohol
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market by polyvinyl alcohol 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for casein
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market for casein 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for gelatin
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market for gelatin 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for polyacrylic acid
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market for polyacrylic acid 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global water-soluble polymer market for others
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer market for others 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global water-soluble polymer: Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Water-soluble polymer market in APAC
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in APAC 2017-2021 - Year over year growth (%)
    • Water-soluble polymer market in EMEA
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in EMEA 2016 -2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in EMEA 2017-2021 - Year over year growth (%)
    • Water-soluble polymer market in the Americas
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Water-soluble polymer market in Americas 2017-2021 - Year over year growth (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand from the pharmaceutical industry
    • Increasing product portfolio
    • Increasing innovations
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Global water-soluble polymers market: Major vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Akzo Nobel
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Akzo Nobel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Arkema: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Ashland
      • Table Ashland: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Ashland: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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