The global population is growing at a considerable pace, which is increasing the need for personal hygiene products. High population growth and development of large high-density urban populations have increased the pressures on the environment, threatening food security and environmental sustainability. Super absorbers are water-insoluble, cross-linked polymers which absorb large amounts of aqueous liquids, especially body fluids such as urine or blood by swelling and the formation of hydrogels and of retaining them under pressure.
Biodegradable superabsorbent materials are considered to be ideal for power utility companies. The global biodegradable superabsorbent materials market can be segmented based on product, application, and region. In terms of product, the biodegradable superabsorbent materials market can be segmented into polyvinyl alcohol, polysaccharides, polyitaconic acid, and polypeptide. Based on application, the biodegradable superabsorbent materials market can be divided into baby diapers, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene, agriculture, medical, and others. Biodegradable superabsorbent materials help increase crop water holding capacity, improves water use and efficiency, enhances soil permeability, reduces irrigation frequency & compaction tendency, stopping water & run-off erosion in the agriculture sector..
Production of green products is a major trend in the biodegradable superabsorbent materials market. Manufacturers of biodegradable superabsorbent materials are increasing their focus on developing products that have less detrimental impact on the environment. High cost of equipment, difficultly in maintenance, and the commonly used high-power possess a threat to the biodegradable superabsorbent materials market. Upgrade and construction of a biodegradable superabsorbent material manufacturing plant is capital intensive. This is likely to restrain the market. New and environment friendly technologies are emerging in order to save production cost of biodegradable superabsorbent materials. Companies are focusing on developing new and innovative biodegradable superabsorbent materials to aid in retaining water for agricultural applications.