Polymeric materials having the ability to absorb as well as save water or solutions in liquid form in large quantities are known as superabsorbent polymers. With help of polymerization of acrylic acid along with sodium hydroxide in order to form poly-acrylic acid sodium salt under the supervision of the demonstrator, the composition of the material is made. Manufacturing of the superabsorbent polymers is done in the form of small solid particles to retain the quality. It is widely used in medical treatment, water management, agriculture, and for packaging purposes. Medical superabsorbent polymers are majorly used to stop the flow of blood and leakage. It plays a vital role in day-to-day medical treatment practice due to the use of these products in first-aid medication.
Medical superabsorbent polymers are segmented based on the type of fabric used for wound treatment as woven and non-woven. Products utilized for wound care as a sub-segment of woven includes gauges and sponge, whereas non-woven product includes surgical tapes, bandages, and wound dressing material. Moreover, based on the technologies used to manufacture medical superabsorbent products in terms of fabric, the market is classified as air laid, spun bond, and meltdown. Various technologies are under development such as wet laid and laminate technology for the manufacturing of these materials to deliver better results in terms of quality and quantity.
Rapid technological development and investors significantly giving out funding to develop research facilities in order to develop advanced products for high performance and flexibility, resulting in the development of reliable products is the key factor boosting the medical superabsorbent polymer market. Rising road mishap and accidents lead to severe injury and wounds; this is the major factor boosting the demand for these polymers. Rising number of surgeries and treatment for other disease and rising health consciousness among the people are also other key driving factors of the medical superabsorbent polymer market. However, varying supply of raw materials due to availability is hampering the growth of the global medical superabsorbent polymers market.
Geographically, Asia Pacific is termed as the fastest growing market for medical super absorbent polymer followed by Europe. North America is expected to grow significantly owing to rising demand from end-user industries. In addition, increasing demand for medical superabsorbent polymers across the globe is also motivating the growth of the market in Rest of World.
Some of the key players known for their products, services, and constant developments in medical superabsorbent polymers market are Advancis Medical, Derma Sciences Inc., EBOS Healthcare Pty Ltd., Emerging Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, Lohmann & Rauscher International, GmbH & Co. KG, National Nonwovens Company, Smith & Nephew Plc, Technical Absorbents Ltd., and Yixing Danson Technology.
Medical Superabsorbent Polymers: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa