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The Market for Cellulose Nanofibers in Japan

The Market for Cellulose Nanofibers in Japan

Japan is by a considerable distance the most significant market for cellulose nanofibers (CNF), leading the way in government funding, production capacity and product development. Already commercialized in numerous consumer products, cellulose nanofibers will also greatly impact the composites, batteries, electronics, filtration, medical markets in the next few years.

Large paper manufacturers such as Nippon Paper and Oji Holdings have established multi-ton cellulose nanofiber production facilities. Large chemical manufacturers are also moving into the market.

Products on the market incorporating cellulose nanofibers include ballpoint pen inks, adult and child diapers, wet wipes, headphone diaphragms and footwear.

Product samples are available for commercial trials and will find wider application in packaging and composites over the next few years. Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Tentok Paper Works, Risho Kogyo Co. Ltd., Daio Paper Corp., KRI Inc. have all recently announced new products and production initiatives.

Report contents include:

• Commercial activity in cellulose nanofibers in Japan. Current and planned.
• Japan government funding and policy in cellulose nanofibers.
• Cellulose nanofiber production facilities and capacities.
• Target markets for cellulose nanofibers in Japan.
• Current and planned cellulose nanofiber products.
• 43 company profiles of cellulose nanofibers producers and product developers in Japan including products, production processes, target markets, future plans.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Applications
      • Table Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications
      • Table Markets and applications for nanocellulose.
    • Market segmentation by type of nanocellulose
      • CNF
        • Table CNF producer capacities 2018.
      • MFC
        • Table MFC producer capacities 2018.
      • Cellulose nanocrystals(CNC)
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystal producer capacities 2018.
    • Market trends in Japan
      • Table Market trends in cellulose nanofibers in Japan.
    • Japan cellulose nanofibers market size
      • The market for cellulose nanofibers in 2017 in Japan
      • The market for cellulose nanofibers in Japan 2018
      • Target markets for producers in Japan
        • Table Target markets for cellulose nanofiber producers and product developers in Japan.
      • CNF/MFC demand in tons, 2015–2030
  • RESEARCH SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • Report scope
    • Research methodology
  • MARKET STRUCTURE FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN JAPAN
  • REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS IN JAPAN
  • GOVERNMENT FUNDING IN JAPAN
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PRICES
    • Table Product/price/application matrix of cellulose nanofiber producers in Japan versus global companies.
  • MARKETS FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS (CNF) IN JAPAN
    • COMPOSITES MARKET SUMMARY
      • Trends in the composites market and CNF solutions
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in composites market.
      • Comparison of CNF to other composite materials
        • Table Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials.
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of nanocellulose in polymer composites by cellulose type.
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the polymer composites market.
    • PACKAGING
      • Market trends and CNF solution
        • Table Examples of antimicrobial immobilization into cellulose nanofibers.
      • Applications
        • Table Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing nanocellulose products in bio packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Market trends and CNF solution
        • Table Applications of natural fiber composites in vehicles by manufacturers.
      • Applications
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in the automotive industry, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • CONSTRUCTION
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in construction market.
      • Applications
        • Table Comparison of nanocellulose with steel and other materials.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing Cellulose nanofibers in construction-Companies and products.
    • PAPER AND BOARD
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the paper and board market.
      • Applications
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the paper and board markets.
      • Properties
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper and board, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • TEXTILES
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the textiles market.
      • Applications
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in textiles, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • FILTRATION
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the filtration market.
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the filtration market.
        • Table Types of filtration.
        • Table CNF membranes.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in filtration, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
      • Applications
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the rheology modifiers market.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber rheology modifiers.
    • PRINTED AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the printed and flexible electronics market.
      • Applications
        • Table Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in flexible electronics.
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics-cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper).
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in paper electronics, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • 3D PRINTING
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the 3D printing market.
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of CNF in 3D printing.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers 3D printing products.
    • MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE
      • Market drivers and trends
        • Table Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the medicine and healthcare market.
      • Applications
        • Table Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in the medicine and healthcare markets.
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in medical and healthcare applications in Japan.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PRODUCER AND PRODUCT DEVELOPERS IN JAPAN
    • ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • CHUETSU PULP & PAPER CO., LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DAICEL FINECHEM LTD.
    • DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DENSO CORPORATION
    • DIC PRODUCTS, INC.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • DKS CO. LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • ELLEMOI
    • FUJI PIGMENT CO., LTD.
    • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC
    • GS ALLIANCE CO., LTD.
    • HATTORI SHOTEN CO., LTD.
    • HOKUETSU KISHU PAPER CO., LTD.
    • THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    • KAO CORPORATION
    • KRI, INC.
    • KUSANO SAKKO, INC.
    • KYOTO UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE HUMANOSPHERE (RISH)
    • MANIWA BIOCHEMICAL
    • MARUSUMI PAPER
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    • MORI MACHINERY
    • NIPPON PAPER GROUP, INC.
      • Type of company
      • CNF production history
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
    • OJI PAPER COMPANY, LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
        • Table Oji Holdings CNF products.
      • Contact details
    • ONKYO CORPORATION
    • OSAKA GAS CORPORATION
    • RENGO CO., LTD.
    • RISHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    • SANWA KAKO CO., LTD.
    • SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO., LTD.
    • SHINWA KAKO CO., LTD.
    • STARLIGHT INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    • SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial appliations and target markets
      • Contact details
    • TAIYO HOLDING CO., LTD.
    • TENTOK PAPER CO., LTD.
    • TOKUSHU-TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    • TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORP.
    • UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    • UNITIKA CO., LTD.
    • YOSHIKAWAKINI PLASTICS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.

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