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The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers

The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers

The global nanocellulose market comprises:
Micro/nanofibrillar cellulose, cellulose nanofibers (MFC/NFC/CNF).
Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC/CNC) and
Bacterial cellulose (BC)

Cellulose nanofibers represent the vast majority of this market (>90%). Most major paper manufacturers, faced with reduced market demand for paper are seeking to exploit the remarkable properties of cellulose nanofibers. The market is growing fast in Japan with large paper manufacturers such as Nippon Paper and Oji Holdings establishing multi-ton cellulose nanofiber production facilities. Asahi Kasei, Japan’s leading chemicals manufacturer recently announced plans for cellulose nanofiber production, with trial production starting next year. Facilities have also been established in Europe (mainly Scandanavia), Canada and the United States. Products are available for commercial trials and will find wider application in packaging and composites over the next few years.

Report contents include:
Global production capacities
Current products.
Stage of commercialization for cellulose nanofiber applications by company.
Market drivers, trends and challenges, by target markets.
In-depth market assessment of opportunities for cellulose nanofibers including potential revenues, growth rates, pricing, most likely applications and market challenges.
In-depth company profiles, include products, capacities, production processes and commmercial activities.

Companies profiled in the report American Process, Inc., Imerys, Innventia AB, Asahi Kasei, Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Daicel, Daiichi Kogyo, Daio Paper, Nippon Paper, Oji Holdings, Sugino Machine, Seiko PMC, StoraEnso and Borregaard.


  • 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
      • Main opportunities in nanocellulose
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose, by application
    • PRODUCTION WORLDWIDE
      • Production plants and production status
        • Table Nanocellulose production plants worldwide and production status
        • Table Current and planned production capacities, by major suppliers, pilot/pre-commercial and commercial volumes
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Demand for sustainable materials
      • Enhanced products for paper and board industries
      • Unique properties lead to new products
      • Recent improvements in production and product integration
    • MARKET AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
      • Characterization
      • Production
      • Functionalization
      • Moisture absorption and aggregation
      • Scalability
      • Lack of current products
      • Cost-competitiveness with traditional technology
    • GLOBAL CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS MARKET SIZE
      • The market for cellulose nanofibers in 2017
        • Table Cellulose nanofiber products in Japan
      • Nanocellulose global revenues and demand in tons, 2015–2027
        • Table Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of cellulose nanofibers into key markets
      • Cellulose nanofiber market by region
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS
      • Stage of commercialization
      • Economic impact by 2027
      • Current market size for equivalent applications
      • Ease of commercialization
      • Competitive landscape
      • Cost
      • Competition from other materials
      • Regulatory/Government policy push
      • Market pull
    • MARKET CHALLENGES RATING SYSTEM
  • NANOCELLULOSE
    • WHAT IS NANOCELLULOSE?
    • TYPES OF NANOCELLULOSE
      • Table Nanocellulose properties
      • NanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC)
        • Table Applications of nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC)
        • Table Production methods of NFC producers
      • NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC)
        • Table Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)
      • Bacterial Cellulose (BCC)
        • Table Applications of bacterial cellulose (BC)
    • SYNTHESIS OF CELLULOSE MATERIALS
      • Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
        • Table Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
      • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
        • Table Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
      • Nanofibrillated cellulose (MFC)
        • Table Nanofibrillated cellulose (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
      • Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystals (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
      • Bacterial cellulose particles (CNC)
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystals (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
    • PROPERTIES OF NANOCELLULOSE
      • Table Properties and applications of nanocellulose
    • ADVANTAGES OF NANOCELLULOSE
    • MANUFACTURE OF NANOCELLULOSE
      • Table Properties of cellulose nanofibrils relative to metallic and polymeric materials
    • PRODUCTION METHODS
      • Table Nanocellulose nanocrystal sources and scale
      • Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
        • Table Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
      • Nanocrystalline celluose production methods
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystals (NCC) production methods
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS MARKET STRUCTURE
    • ROUTES TO COMMERCIALIZATION
    • MARKET STRUCTURE FROM MATERIALS PRODUCTION TO END PRODUCT
      • Table Cellulose nanofiber market structure
    • VOLUME OF INDUSTRY DEMAND FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS BY CELULOSE NANOFIBER PRODUCER SALES
    • CURRENT END USERS FOR NANOCELLULOSE, BY MARKET AND COMPANY
      • Table Current and potential end users for cellulose nanofibers, by market and company
  • SWOT ANALYSIS FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS
    • Table SWOT analysis of cellulose nanofibers
  • REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
    • STANDARDS
      • International Standards Organization (ISO)
      • American National Standards
      • CSA Group
    • TOXICITY
      • Table Safety of Micro/Nanofibrillated cellulose
    • REGULATION
  • REGIONAL INITIATIVES AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER APPLICATIONS
    • HIGH VOLUME, MEDIUM VOLUME AND LOW VOLUME CELLULOSE NANOFIBER APPLICATIONS
      • Table Potential high volume impact of cellulose nanofiber and likelihood of market impact
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER END USER MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS
    • PRODUCTION OF CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS
      • Microfibrillated cellulose
      • Cellulose nanofiber production
        • Table Production capacities of CNF producers per annum in tons, current and planned
      • Production volumes, by region
      • Applications
        • Table Markets and applications for cellulose nanofibers
      • Prices
        • Table Product/price/application matrix of cellulose nanofiber producers
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS PATENTS & PUBLICATIONS
      • Table Published patent publications for nanocellulose, 1997-2013
      • Table Nanocellulose patents as of May 2015
      • Table Research publications on nanocellulose materials and composites, 1996-2013
      • Table Nanocellulose patents by organisation
      • Table Nanocellulose patents by organisation, 2014
      • Table Main patent assignees for NCC, as of May 2015
      • Table Main patent assignees for NFC, as of May 2015
      • Table Main patent assignees for BCC, as of May 2015
  • COMPOSITES INCLUDING THERMOPLASTICS AND RUBBER ADDITIVES
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Growing use of polymer composites
      • Increased need for advanced, protective materials
      • Improved multi-functional performance over traditional composites-green AND strong
      • Multi-functionality
      • Growth in the wind energy market
      • Environmental impact of carbon fibers
      • Shortcomings of natural fiber composites and glass fiber reinforced composites
        • Table Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Applications by cellulose type
        • Table Equivalent cost of nanocellulose and competitive materials in polymer composites
        • Table Applications of nanocellulose in polymer composites by cellulose type
      • Applications timeline
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the polymer composites market
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in composites
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in composites
      • Table Limitations of cellulose nanofibers in the development of nanocomposites
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in composites
      • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers the composites market, 2015-2027 (tons)
      • Biopackaging
        • Table Examples of antimicrobial immobilization into cellulose nanofibers
        • Table Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in biopackaging
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, NFC advantages and current market size in packaging
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in biopackaging
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the biopackaging market, 2015-2027 (tons)
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the biopackaging market
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in bio packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Aerospace and aviation
        • Table Applications in aerospace composites, by nanomaterials type and benefits thereof
        • Table Nanomaterials in the aerospace market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
        • Table Market size for nanocellulose in aerospace and aviation
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the aerospace and aviaton market, 2015-2017 (tons)
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the aerospace market
      • Automotive
        • Table Applications of natural fiber composites in vehicles by manufacturers
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in the automotive sector
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive sector
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive industry
        • Table Market size for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive industry
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive market, 2015-2017 (tons)
        • Table Applications and commercilization challenges for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive market
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive market
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in the automotive industry, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Construction & building
        • Table Comparison of nanocellulose with steel and other materials
        • Table Market size for cellulose nanofibers in construction and civil engineering
        • Table Nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the construction, building protection and exterior coatings market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the construction and building market, 2015-2017 (tons)
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the construction, building protection and architectural exterior coatings market
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers in polymer composites-Companies and products
  • PAPER & BOARD
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Environmental
      • Need to develop innovative new products in the paper and board industry
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the paper and board markets
      • Paper packaging
      • Paper coatings
      • Anti-microbials
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Global packaging market, billions US$
      • Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in paper and board
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in paper and board
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the paper and board market, 2015-2017 (tons)
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the paper and board market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper and board, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
  • TEXTILES
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Growth in the wearable electronics market
      • Growth in the market for anti-microbial textiles
      • Need to improve the properties of cloth or fabric materials
      • Environmental and regulatory
      • Need for biodegradable sanitary products
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Desirable functional properties for the textiles industry afforded by the use of nanomaterials
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in textiles
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in textiles
        • Table Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of cellulose nanofibers into textiles
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in textiles
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the textiles and apparel market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in textiles, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
  • MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Improved drug delivery for cancer therapy
      • Shortcomings of chemotherapies
      • Biocompatibility of medical implants
      • Anti-biotic resistance
      • Growth in advanced woundcare market
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in the medical and healthcare markets
      • Drug delivery
      • Medical implants
      • Tissue engineering
      • Wound dressings
      • Laterial flow immunosay labels
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Nanotechnology and nanomaterials opportunity in the drug formulation and delivery market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
      • Table Nanotechnology and nanomaterials opportunity in medical implants and devices marketapplications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers opportunity in the wound care market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
      • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the medical and healthcare market, 2015-2017 (tons)
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in medical and healthcare applications
  • COATINGS, FILMS & PAINTS
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Sustainable coating systems and materials
      • Chemical to bio-based
      • Increased demand for abrasion and scratch resistant coatings
      • Increased demand for UV-resistant coatings
      • Growth in superhydrophobic coatings market
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the coatings and paints markets
      • Abrasion and scratch resistance
      • Wood coatings
      • Anti-counterfeiting films
      • Gas barriers
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in coatings and films
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in coatings and films
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in coatings and films
      • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the paint and coatings market, 2015-2017 (tons)
      • Market challenges
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the coatings and films market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper coatings and nonpackaging coating products, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
  • AEROGELS
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Energy efficiency
      • Demand for environmentally-friendly, lightweight materials
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the aerogels market, 2015-2017 (tons)
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the aerogels market
      • Thermal insulation
      • Medical
      • Shape memory
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in aerogels
  • OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Need to reduce operating costs and improve operation efficiency
      • Increased demands of drilling environments
      • Increased exploration in extreme environments
      • Environmental and regulatory
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the oil market
      • Oil and fracking drilling fluids
      • Extraction
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in oil and gas
      • Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in oil and gas
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in oil and gas
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers in the oil and gas market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the oil and gas exploration market, 2015-2017 (tons)
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the oil and gas exploration market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in oil and gas exploration
  • FILTRATION AND SEPARATION
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Need for improved membrane technology
        • Table Types of filtration
      • Water shortage and population growth
      • Need for improved and low cost membrane technology
        • Table CNF membranes
      • Need for improved groundwater treatment technologies
      • Cost and efficiency
      • Growth in the air filter market
      • Need for environmentally, safe filters
      • Recyclability of polymer membranes
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the filtration market
      • Water filtration
      • Air filtration
      • Virus filtration
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in filtration
      • Market assessment for nanocellulose in filtration
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in filtration
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration industry
        • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration market, 2015-2017 (tons)
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table 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
      • Food
      • Pharmaceuticals
      • Cosmetics
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Commercial activity in cellulose nanofiber rheology modifiers
  • PRINTED AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
    • MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
      • Environmental
      • Flexible, wearable and paper electronics markets growing
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics-cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper)
      • Need for improved barrier function
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in flexible electronics
      • Wearable electronics
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films
      • Conductive inks
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Global market for wearables, 2014-2021, units and US$
      • Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in printed and flexible electronics
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, Cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in electronics
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in the flexible and printed electronics sector
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in flexible electronics
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the printed and flexible electronics market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in paper electronics, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
  • 3D PRINTING
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Improved materials at lower cost
      • Limitations of current thermoplastics
    • GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in 3D printing
      • Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in 3D printing
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in 3D printing
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in 3D printing
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the 3D printing market
    • PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers 3D printing products,
  • NANOCELLULOSE COMPANY PROFILES
    • PRODUCERS AND TYPES OF NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCED (NCF, NCC, BCC)
      • Table Nanocellulose producers and types of nanocellulose produced
    • TARGET MARKETS FOR PRODUCERS
      • Table Target market, by nanocellulose producer
    • NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE (NFC) PRODUCERS
      • American Process, Inc
      • Ashai Kasei Chemicals Corporation
      • Borregaard Chemcell
      • Cellucomp Ltd
      • Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd
      • Daicel Corporation
      • Daio Paper Corporation
      • DIC Products, Inc
      • DKS Co. Ltd
      • Imerys
      • Innventia AB
      • Kruger Biomaterials, Inc
      • Nippon Paper Group, Inc
      • Oji Paper Company Ltd
      • Paperlogic
      • Performance BioFilaments Inc
      • Seiko PMC Corporation
      • Stora Enso Ltd
      • Sugino Machine Limited
      • University of Maine
      • UPM-Kymmene
      • US Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory
      • VTT Technical Research Centre
      • Zelfo Technology GmbH
    • OTHER PRODUCERS AND APPLICATION DEVELOPERS
      • Bio-Lutions International AG
      • Betulium Oy
      • Cellulose Lab
      • Cellutech AB
      • Centre Technique Du Papier/ Institut Technologique FCBA
      • Cerealus Holdings LLC
      • DaikyoNishikawa Corp
      • Denso Corporation
      • FMC Biopolymer
      • Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd
      • Furukawa Electric
      • Greencore Composites, Inc
      • J.Rettenmaier & Sohne GmbH
      • The Japan Steel Works, Ltd
      • JeNaCell GmbH
      • Kao Corporation
      • KRI, Inc
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
      • Nanocrete Technologies
      • Natural Friend
      • Norske Skog ASA
      • Onkyo Corporation
      • Poly-Ink
      • Polynew, Inc
      • Sappi Limited
      • Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd
      • Tianjin Haojia Cellulose Co., Ltd
      • Toppan Printing Co., Ltd
      • Valentis Nanotech
      • Verso Corporation
  • MAIN NANOCELLULOSE RESEARCH CENTRES
    • AALTO UNIVERSITY
    • AIST
    • CLARK-ATLANTA UNIVERSITY
    • COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
    • EMPA
    • GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    • GRENOBLE INP-PAGORA
    • ICAR-CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON COTTON TECHNOLOGY
    • MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
    • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
    • PAPER AND FIBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PFI)
    • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
    • PURDUE UNIVERSITY
    • SUNY-ESF
    • TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
    • UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
    • UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG
    • UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
    • UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
    • UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND LIFE SCIENCES (BOKU UNIVERSITY)
    • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    • OTHER RESEARCH CENTRES/GROUPS
  • REFERENCES

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