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Water Soluble Polymers Market by Raw Material, by Type (Polyacrylamide, Guar Gum, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Casein, Gelatin, Others), by Application (Water Treatment, Detergent & Household Products, Petroleum, Others), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019

Water Soluble Polymers Market by Raw Material, by Type (Polyacrylamide, Guar Gum, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Casein, Gelatin, Others), by Application (Water Treatment, Detergent & Household Products, Petroleum, Others), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019

Water soluble polymers are majorly used for water treatment, and are also finding acceptance in food processing, paper, enhanced oil & natural gas recovery, surface coating, mineral processing, detergents, textiles, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and petroleum production. The stringent environmental norms & regulations for water treatment and increased demand for crude oil are other factors contributing to the increasing market of water soluble polymers.

Asia-Pacific is the global leader in the consumption of water soluble polymers and this dominance is expected to continue till 2019. China is the key market in the region, consuming more than half of the demand for water soluble polymers, followed by Japan, and India where consumption is growing steadily. Increase in the consumption of water soluble polymers for polyacrylamide, guar gum, polyvinyl alcohol, casein, gelatin and polyacrylic acid have been observed in Asia-Pacific due to continued industrialization and rise in the manufacturing sector of the region. The continuous growth and innovation, along with industry consolidations, are projected to ascertain a bright future for the industry.

Polyacrylamide is one of the major types of water soluble polymers market. It is majorly used in increasing the viscosity of water or to encourage flocculation of particles present in water. It is a synthetic water soluble polymer, thus can be tailored to fit into a broad range of applications. It is also used in enhanced oil recovery, where high viscosity aqueous solutions can be injected to improve the economics of conventional water flooding.

This study estimates the market value for water soluble polymers and projects the same by 2019. As a part of quantitative analysis, the study segments the market by raw material, and types of water soluble polymers at country level with the current market estimation and forecast till 2019. The countries covered in the report are China, Japan, India, Brazil, Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The segmentation by types includes polyacrylamide, guar gum, polyvinyl alcohol, casein, gelatin, polyacrylic acid and others. The segmentation by raw material includes synthetic, natural and semi-synthetic. Further as a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, challenges, and key issues in the market. It also includes the company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by different market players, including SNF SAS (France), BASF SE (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Kuraray Group (Japan) and DuPont (U.S.). Ashland Inc (U.S.), Kemira Oyj (Finland), Arkema S.A. (France), LG Chem. Ltd.(South Korea) and Nitta Gelatin Inc. (Japan).


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS SCOPE, BY RAW MATERIAL
      • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS SCOPE, BY TYPE
      • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS SCOPE, BY APPLICATION
      • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS SCOPE, BY REGION
      • YEAR CONSIDERED FOR THIS REPORT
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION
      • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET BETWEEN 2014 TO 2019
    • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, BY REGION
    • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET IN ASIA REGION
    • LEADING COUNTRIES IN THE MARKET, 2013
    • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY LEADING COUNTRY, IN TERMS OF GROWTH RATE, 2014-2019
    • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION: REGIONAL MIX (2013)
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET DRIVERS (2014-2019)
        • Table DEMAND OF CRUDE OIL, BY REGION, 2009-2013 (`000 BBL/DAY)
        • Table SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL, BY REGION, 2009-2013 (`000 BBL/DAY)
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET RESTRAINTS (2014-2019)
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET CHALLENGES (2014-2019)
      • WINNING IMPERATIVE
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT 0F NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • DEGREE OF COMPETITION
    • REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
    • RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
      • ACRYLAMIDE
      • GUAR SEEDS
      • VINYL ACETATE
      • MILK
      • COLLAGEN
      • ACRYLIC ACID
  • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, BY RAW MATERIAL TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TYPES OF WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS RAW MATERIALS
    • SYNTHETIC WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS
      • Table SYNTHETIC WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • NATURAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS
      • Table NATURAL WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • SEMI-SYNTHETIC WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS
      • Table SEMI-SYNTHETIC WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
  • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TYPES OF WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS
    • POLYACRYLAMIDE
      • Table POLYACRYLAMIDE MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • GUAR GUM
      • Table GUAR GUM MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • POLYVINYL ALCOHOL
      • Table POLYVINYL ALCOHOL MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • CASEIN
      • Table CASEIN MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • GELATIN
      • Table GELATIN MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • POLYACRYLIC ACID
      • Table POLYACRYLIC ACID MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
    • OTHER WATER SOLUBLE POLYMER
      • Table OTHER WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
  • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • WATER TREATMENT
        • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • DETERGENT & HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
        • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • PETROLEUM
        • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • PAPER MAKING
        • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • OTHERS
        • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
  • WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • ASIA
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ASIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table CHINA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table CHINA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table JAPAN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table JAPAN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table INDIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table INDIA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table U.S.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table U.S.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table CANADA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table CANADA: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table MEXICO: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table MEXICO: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table EUROPE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table GERMANY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table GERMANY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table U.K.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table U.K.: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table FRANCE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table FRANCE: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table ITALY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table ITALY: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • SPAIN
        • Table SPAIN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table SPAIN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table SPAIN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table SPAIN: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • ROW
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
      • Table ROW: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KT)
        • Table BRAZIL: WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES IN THE WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS MARKET, 2011-2014
    • EXPANSIONS
      • Table EXPANSIONS, 2011-2014
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
      • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2014
    • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
      • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2014
    • AGREEMENT & COLLABORATIONS
      • Table AGREEMENT & COLLABORATIONS, 2011-2014
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SNF SAS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW & COMPANY STRATEGY
    • KURARAY GROUP
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • KURARAY GROUP: BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ASHLAND INC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • KEMIRA OYJ
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ARKEMA S.A.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
    • E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • LG CHEM LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • NITTA GELATIN INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
  • APPENDIX
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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