The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers to 2021

The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers to 2021

Cellulose nanofibers (CNF) are sustainable materials with high mechanical strength and stiffness (stronger than steel), high aspect ratios, high transparency, high chemical resistance and impressive rheological, optical and film-forming properties. They are also lightweight and have made a recent impact in industrial applications in biopolymers, bio-composites and hygiene and sanitary products.

Industrial products have been introduced to the market recently in packaging, composites and thermoplastics, biomedicine and hygiene, mainly in the Japanese market. Advanced applications in paper batteries and flexible electronics are also expected once current processing challenges have been overcome.

Cellulose nanofiber (CNF) production is now at the industrial scale, with numerous large paper manufacturers establishing multi-ton production facilities. Japanese chemicals manufacturers have also initiated cellulose nanofiber production capabilities. Facilities have also been established in Europe (mainly Scandinavia), Canada and the United States.

Report contents include:
Global production capacities, by CNF producer, current and planned.
Production volumes by region.
Commercialized products on the market incorporating CNFs.
Stage of commercialization for cellulose nanofiber applications by company (TRL).
CNF applications by industry.
Demand in tons per market.
Market drivers, trends and challenges, by end user markets.
Competitive landscape of CNF by market, volumes, key trends and growth. Potential for CNF to gain market share by market volume across all end user markets. Markets covered include Polymer composites, Automotive, Building & Construction, Packaging, Textiles, Biomedicine, Pharma, Healthcare, Sanitary and Hygiene Products, Paints & Coatings, Aerogels, Oil & Gas, Filtration, Cosmetics, Food Additives, Electronics, Aerospace and 3D printing.
In-depth market assessment of opportunities for CNF including potential revenues, growth rates, pricing, most likely applications and market challenges.
In-depth analysis of market by applications including estimated market size, penetration and growth. Applications covered include: Polymer composite parts; Biodegradable and renewable nanocomposites; Automotive composites; Packaging films; Aerogels; Construction materials; Packaging fillers/additives; Paint and coatings additives; Deodorant sheets; Pharmaceutical additives; Renewable plastic parts/casings; Transparent films for electronics; Flexible and printed electronics; Batteries; Flexible and paper batteries; Filtration membranes.
In-depth key player profiles of 85 companies, including products, current capacities and plans for new capacities, production processes, prices per kg and commercial activities. Companies profiled in the report include Asahi Kasei, Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Daicel, Daiichi Kogyo, Daio Paper, GranBio Technologies, Nippon Paper, Oji Holdings, Sugino Machine, Seiko PMC and more.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • The market in 2019
      • Table Markets and applications for cellulose nanofibers.
    • The market in 2020
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers market in 2020-industry product and production activity.
    • Future global market outlook
      • Table Classification of Cellulose nanofibers applications by type of industrial product ranged in terms of their potential of consumption.
    • Global cellulose nanofibers production
      • Table Global demand for Cellulose nanofibers in 2020, metric tonnes.
      • Total global production capacity 2019, by type
        • Table Market segmentation by type of Cellulose nanofibers, capacities and demand 2019, metric tonnes.
      • Cellulose nanofibers (CNF) production capacities 2020, in metric tonnes by producer
        • Table CNF production capacities in metric tonnes and production process, by producer.
      • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) production capacities 2020
        • Table MFC production capacities in metric tonnes and production process, by producer.
        • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers/MFC by market in metric tonnes, 2018-2030.
        • Table Global demand for cellulose nanocrystals by market, 2018-2031.
    • Market challenges for Cellulose nanofibers
      • Table Market and technical challenges in Cellulose nanofibers.
    • Cellulose nanofibers commercial products
    • Cellulose nanofibers market by region
      • Table Regional demand for cellulose nanofibers, 2020, tons (total excludes MFC).
      • Japan
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers producers and product developers in Japan.
      • China
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers research centres, universities and companies in China.
      • Malaysia
      • Western Europe
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers producers and product developers in Europe.
      • North America
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers producers and product developers in North America.
    • Global government funding
    • Market impact from COVID-19 crisis
      • Table Assessment of impact from COVID-19 crisis by end user market. Key: Low, little impact and market will continue to grow. Medium, market impacted to some degree affecting growth prospects over next 1-2 years. High: Market significantly impacted.
  • OVERVIEW OF NANOCELLULOSE
    • Cellulose
    • Nanocellulose
    • Properties of nanocellulose
      • Table Properties and applications of nanocellulose.
      • Table Properties of nanocellulose, by type.
    • Advantages of nanocellulose
    • Manufacture of nanocellulose
      • Table Properties of cellulose nanofibrils relative to metallic and polymeric materials.
    • Production methods
    • Types of nanocellulose
      • Table Types of nanocellulose.
      • Table Types of nanocellulose.
      • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
      • Cellulose nanofibers (CNF)
        • Table Applications of cellulose nanofibers (CNF).
      • Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
        • Table Synthesis methods for cellulose nanocrystals (CNC).
        • Table CNC sources, size and yield.
        • Table CNC properties.
        • Table Mechanical properties of CNC and other reinforcement materials.
        • Table Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).
      • Bacterial Nanocellulose (BNC)
        • Table Applications of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC).
    • Synthesis
  • APPLICATIONS ANALYSIS
    • Table Market opportunity assessment for Cellulose nanofibers, by application.
  • REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
    • Standards
      • International Standards Organization (ISO)
      • American National Standards
      • CSA Group
    • Toxicity
      • Table Safety of Micro/Nanofibrillated cellulose.
    • Regulation
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS SUPPLY CHAIN
    • Table Global Cellulose nanofibers market supply chain analysis.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS PRICING
    • Table Product/price/application matrix of cellulose nanofiber producers.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE COMPOSITES MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for nanocellulose in composites.
      • Table Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in composites.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in composites-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global composites OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global market demand for cellulose nanofibers in composites, 2018-2031 (metric tonnes).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers composites.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in automotive.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in automotive.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in automotive-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global automotive OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global market demand for cellulose nanofibers in the automotive sector 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in the automotive industry.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in construction.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in construction
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in construction-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global construction OEMs
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Market demand for cellulose nanofibers in construction, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers in construction.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE PAPER AND BOARD PACKAGING MARKET
    • Market prospects
      • Table Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum-based materials and other polymers.
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in paper and board packaging.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in paper and board packaging-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global paper and board packaging OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in paper & board packaging, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper and board.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS THE TEXTILES AND APPAREL MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in textiles and apparel.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in textiles and apparel.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in textiles and apparel-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global textiles and apparel OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Demand for cellulose nanofibers in textiles, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in textiles and apparel.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in medicine and healthcare.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in medicine and healthcare.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in medicine and healthcare-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global medicine and healthcare OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in medical and healthcare, 2018-2031 (tons).
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in hygiene and absorbents, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in medicine and healthcare.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE HYGIENE AND SANITARY PRODUCTS MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in the hygiene and sanitary products market.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in hygiene and sanitary products.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in hygiene and sanitary products -application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global medicine and healthcare OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in hygiene and sanitary products, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in hygiene and sanitary products.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE PAINTS AND COATINGS MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in paints and coatings-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global paints and coatings OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in paint and coatings, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paints and coatings, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE AEROGELS MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in aerogels.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in aerogels.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in aerogels-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global aerogels OEMs.
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in aerogels, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table cellulose nanofibers product developers in aerogels.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE OIL AND GAS MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in oil and gas.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in oil and gas.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in oil and gas-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global oil and gas OEMs.
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in the oil and gas market, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers product developers in oil and gas exploration.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE FILTRATION MARKET
    • Market overview
      • Table CNF membranes.
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in filtration.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in filtration.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in filtration-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global filtration OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration market, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in filtration.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS FOR COSMETICS, PHARMA AND FOOD ADDITIVES
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview for cellulose nanofibers in rheology modifiers.
    • Market prospects
      • Table Scorecard for cellulose nanofibers in rheology modifiers.
    • Market assessment
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in rheology modifiers-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global rheology modifier OEMs.
    • Applications map
    • Global market in tons, historical and forecast to 2031
      • Table Global demand for cellulose nanofibers in the rheology modifiers market, 2018-2031 (tons).
    • Product developer profiles
      • Table Commercial activity in cellulose nanofibers rheology modifiers.
  • OTHER MARKETS FOR NANOCELLULOSE
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN PRINTED, STRETCHABLE AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
      • Market assessment
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper).
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in printed, stretchable and flexible electronicsapplication, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global printed, flexible and stretchable electronics OEMs.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in printed, stretchable and flexible electronics.
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN 3D PRINTING
      • Market assessment
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in 3D priniting-application, key benefits and motivation for use, megatrends, market drivers, technology drawbacks, competing materials, material loading, main global 3D printing OEMs.
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers 3D printing products.
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN AEROSPACE
      • Market assessment
      • Product developer profiles
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in aircraft and aerospace.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER COMPANY PROFILES
    • AICHEMIST METAL, INC.
    • ANPOLY, INC.
    • ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    • BETULIUM OY
    • BIO-LUTIONS INTERNATIONAL AG
    • BORREGAARD CHEMCELL
    • CELLiCON B.V.
    • CELLUCOMP LTD.
    • CELLUTECH AB (Stora Enso)
    • CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU PAPIER/INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE
    • CHUETSU PULP & PAPER CO., LTD.
    • DAICEL FINECHEM LTD.
    • DAIKYONISHIKAWA CORPORATION
    • DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    • DAISHOWA PAPER PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    • DENSO CORPORATION
    • DIC PRODUCTS, INC.
    • DKS CO. LTD.
    • EHIME PAPER MANUFACTURING. CO. LTD.
    • EVOLGENE
    • FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
    • FILLERBANK LIMITED
    • FUJI PIGMENT CO., LTD.
    • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    • GRANBIO TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Granbio Nanocellulose Processes.
    • GS ALLIANCE CO., LTD.
    • HATTORI SHOTEN K.K.
    • HEXA CHEMCIAL CO. LTD./NATURE GIFT
    • HOKUETSU TOYO FIBRE CO., LTD.
    • INNVENTIA AB
    • THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    • JENACELL GMBH
    • KAMI SHOJI COMPANY
    • KAO CORPORATION
    • KRI, INC.
    • KRUGER BIOMATERIALS, INC.
    • KUSANO SAKO KK
    • MANIWA BIOCHEMICAL
    • MARINE NANOFIBER, INC.
    • MARUSUMI PAPER CO., LTD.
    • MASUKO SANGYO CO., LTD.
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION/MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS
    • MORI MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    • NATURAL FRIEND
    • NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES
    • NIPPON SHIZAI CO., LTD.
    • NISSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    • NORKSE SKOG AS
    • OMURA PAINT CO., LTD.
    • ONKYO CORPORATION
    • OJI HOLDINGS CORP.
      • Table Oji Holdings CNF products.
    • OSAKA GAS GROUP
    • PERFORMANCE BIOFILAMENTS, INC.
    • RENGO CO., LTD.
    • RIPRO CORPORATION
    • RISHO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    • SANWA KAKO CO., LTD.
    • SAPPI LIMITED
    • SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
    • SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO., LTD.
    • SHINWA KAKO KK
    • STARLITE CO., LTD
    • STORA ENSO OYJ
    • SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    • SVILOSA AD
    • TAIYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    • TIANJIN HAOJIA CELLULOSE CO., LTD.
    • TENTOK PAPER CO.,LTD.
    • TOAGOSEI CO., LTD.
    • TOKUSHU-TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    • TOYOTA BOSHOKU COPORATION
    • TS TECH CO., LTD.
    • UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    • UNITIKA CO., LTD.
    • UNIVERISTY OF MAINE, PROCESS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    • UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION
    • US FOREST SERVICE PRODUCTS LABORATORY (FPL)
    • VALMET OYJ
    • VERSO CORPORATION
    • VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD.
    • YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    • YOSHIKAWAKUNI PLASTICS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    • ZELFO TECHNOLOGY GMBH
  • RESEARCH SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • Report scope
    • Research methodology
  • REFERENCES

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