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The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers/ NanoFibrillar Cellulose

  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS
    • COMMERCIAL IMPACT RATING SYSTEM
    • MARKET CHALLENGES RATING SYSTEM
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Markets and applications for nanocellulose.
    • PRODUCTION
      • Table Nanocellulose production plants worldwide and production status.
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Sustainable materials
      • Improved products
      • Unique properties
      • Recent improvements in production and product integration
    • MARKET AND TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
      • Characterization
      • Production
      • Functionalization
      • Moisture absorption and aggregation
      • Scalability
      • Lack of current products
    • MARKET SIZE
      • Table Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of nanocellulose into key markets.
      • Table Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications
  • 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.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS MARKET STRUCTURE
    • Table Nanocellulose market structure.
    • 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 NANOFIBERS APPLICATIONS
    • Table Potential high volume impact of nanocellulose and likelihood of market impact.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS END USER MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS
    • PRODUCTION OF NANOCELLULOSE
      • Microfibrillated cellulose
      • Cellulose nanofiber production
        • Table Production capacities of CNF producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
      • Production volumes, by region
      • Prices
        • Table Product/price/application matrix of cellulose nanofiber producers.
    • NANOCELLULOSE 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.
  • COMPOSITES
    • 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 cellulose nanofibers and competitive materials in polymer composites.
        • Table Applications of cellulose nanofibers in polymer composites by cellulose type.
      • Applications timeline
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the polymer composites market.
      • Market opportunity
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, NFC advantages and current market size in polymer composites.
        • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in polymer composites.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in polymer composites.
        • Table Limitations of cellulose nanofibers in the development of polymer nanocomposites.
      • Applications and market size
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in polymer composites.
      • 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 biopackaing.
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, NFC advantages and current market size in packaging.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in bio packaging.
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the biopackaging market.
        • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in bio packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Aerospace
        • 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 Applications and commercialization challenges 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 Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the construction, building protection and architectural exterior coatings market.
      • Commercial activity
        • 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.
    • MARKET SIZE
      • Table Global packaging market, billions US$.
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in paper and board.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the paper and board market.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper and board, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
  • TEXTILES
    • MARKET DRIVERS FOR NANOCELLULOSE
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Desirable functional properties for the textiles industry afforded by the use of nanomaterials.
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • 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.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofiber 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.
    • MARKET SIZE
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Cellulose nanofibers opportunity in the wound care market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • 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
    • MARKET SIZE
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • 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.
      • Market challenges
        • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the coatings and films market.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofiber 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
    • MARKET SIZE
    • APPLICATIONS
      • Table Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in the aerogels market.
      • Thermal insulation
      • Medical
      • Shape memory
    • NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCT DEVELOPERS IN AEROGELS
      • Table Nanocellulose 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
    • MARKET SIZE
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, NFC advantages and current market size 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.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the oil and gas exploration market.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • 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 Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the filtration market.
      • Water filtration
      • Air filtration
      • Virus filtration
    • MARKET SIZE
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size in filtration.
      • Table Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in filtration.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration industry.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the filtration market.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing NFC 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
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Commercial activity in cellulose nanofibers 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 ellulose nanofibers applications timeline in flexible electronics.
      • Wearable electronics
      • Flexible energy storage
      • Conductive inks
    • MARKET SIZE
      • Table Global market for wearables, 2014-2021, units and US$.
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • 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.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers. products in paper electronics, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
  • 3D PRINTING
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Improved materials at lower cost
      • Limitations of current thermoplastics
    • MARKET SIZE
    • NANOCELLULOSE OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, cellulose nanofibers advantages and current market size 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.
    • COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
      • Table Companies developing cellulose nanofibers 3D printing products,.
  • CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS/NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE (NFC) PRODUCERS
    • Table Nanocellulose producers and types of nanocellulose produced.
    • Table Target market, by nanocellulose producer.
    • AMERICAN PROCESS, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • ASHAI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • BORREGAARD CHEMCELL
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and targer markets
      • Contact details
    • CELLUCOMP LTD.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • CHUETSU PULP & PAPER CO., LTD.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
      • Daicel Corporation
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DIC PRODUCTS, INC.
      • Products
      • Scale of facility
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • DKS CO. LTD.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • IMERYS
      • Products
      • Scale of facility
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • INNVENTIA AB
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • KRUGER BIOMATERIALS, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • NIPPON PAPER GROUP, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • OJI PAPER COMPANY LTD.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • PAPERLOGIC
      • Products
      • Produciton capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets, applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • PERFORMANCE BIOFILAMENTS INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • STORA ENSO LTD.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial appliations and target markets
      • Contact details
    • UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • UPM-KYMMENE
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • US FOREST SERVICE FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • ZELFO TECHNOLOGY GMBH
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • OTHER PRODUCERS AND APPLICATION DEVELOPERS
      • Betulium Oy
      • Cellulose Lab
      • Cellutech AB
      • Centre Technique Du Papier/ Institut Technologique FCBA
      • Cerealus Holdings LLC
      • Denso Corporation
      • FMC Biopolymer
      • Greencore Composites, Inc.
      • J.Rettenmaier & Sohne GmbH
      • The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
      • JeNaCell GmbH
      • Nanocrete Technologies
      • Natural Friend
      • Norske Skog ASA
      • Poly-Ink
      • Polynew, Inc.
      • Revolution Research, Inc.
      • Sappi Limited
      • Tianjin Haojia Cellulose Co., Ltd.
      • Valentis Nanotech
      • Verso Corporation
  • REFERENCES

The Global Market for Cellulose Nanofibers/ NanoFibrillar Cellulose

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

However 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.


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