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The Global Market for Nanocellulose

The Global Market for Nanocellulose

Nanocellulose can be produced from a variety of materials (vegetable matter, bamboo etc.) and after applying various pre-treatments, tailor-made nanofibrils with specific morphology and surface chemistry are produced. As well as being completely renewable, safer to handle, and cheaper to produce, nanocellulose materials also possess exceptional physical and chemical properties.

Today there is a substantial amount of research on nanocellulose and commercial development is on-going, including the construction of multi-ton capacity manufacturing facilities, mainly in North American, Japan and Europe. The market for nanocellulose continues to grow with new products on the market in 2015 and new production facilities under construction.

In the light of the Paris Climate Agreement, development of environmentally sustainable new technologies and materials is of growing importance. Nanocellulose is a prime candidate for use as a sustainable material in industries such as packaging that typically involves the high-energy intensity production of chemicals and synthetic polymers. It will also add new impetus to the traditional paper and board industry and play a role in the future development of printable and flexible electronics. With appropriate conversion and extraction technologies, as well as modification and characterization, nanocellulose can be integrated into bio-based products such as strength enhancers in paper, polymer composite additives, emulsions and oxygen barrier films for plastics packaging.

Nanocellulose market applications

The Global Nanocellulose Market, fully updated and revised to Fenraury 2016, including an additional 50 pages of contents from the previous edition features:

Technology description and production methods

Market structure, supply chain, patenting and publications

Production volumes, total, forecasted and by producer for The Global Nanocellulose Market

Markets for nanocellulose, including composites, electronics, construction, paper and pulp, filtration, medicine and life sciences, paints, films, coatings, rheological modifiers, aerogels and oil industry

Commercialization timelines, by market

Producer, research centre and application developer profiles


1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 Applications
2.2 Production
2.3 Market drivers
2.3.1 Sustainable materials
2.3.2 Improved products
2.3.3 Unique properties
2.3.4 Recent improvements in production and product integration
2.4 Market and technical challenges
2.4.1 Characterization
2.4.2 Production
2.4.3 Functionalization
2.4.4 Moisture absorption and aggregation
2.4.5 Scalability
2.4.6 Lack of current products
2.5 Market size
3 INTRODUCTION
3.1 Properties of nanomaterials
3.2 Categorization
3.3 Nanocellulose
3.4 Types of nanocellulose
3.4.1 NanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC)
3.4.1.1 Production methods for NFC
3.4.2 NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC)
3.4.3 Bacterial Cellulose (BCC)
3.5 Synthesis of cellulose materials
3.6 Properties OF nanocellulose
3.7 Advantages of nanocellulose
3.8 Manufacture of nanocellulose
3.9 Production methods
3.9.1 Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
3.9.2 Nanocrystalline celluose production methods
4 NANOCELLULOSE MARKET STRUCTURE
5 SWOT ANALYSIS FOR NANOCELLULOSE
6 REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
6.1 Standards
6.1.1 International Standards Organization (ISO)
6.1.2 American National Standards
6.1.3 CSA Group
6.2 Toxicity
6.3 Regulation
7 REGIONAL INITIATIVES AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING
8 NANOCELLULOSE APPLICATIONS
8.1 High volume applications
8.2 Low volume applications
8.3 Novel applications
9 NANOCELLULOSE TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)
10 NANOCELLULOSE END USER MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS
10.1 Production of nanocellulose
10.1.1 Microfibrillated cellulose
10.1.2 Cellulose nanofiber production
10.1.3 Cellulose nanocrystal production
10.2 Nanocellulose patents & publications
10.3 POLYMER COMPOSITES
10.3.1 Market drivers and trends
10.3.1.1 Improved performance
10.3.1.2 Multi-functionality
10.3.1.3 Growth in the wind energy market
10.3.2 Properties
10.3.3 Bio-packaging
10.3.3.1 Market drivers and trends
10.3.3.2 Market size
10.3.3.3 Applications
10.3.4 Aerospace
10.3.4.1 Market drivers and trends
10.3.4.2 Market size
10.3.4.3 Applications
10.3.5 Automotive
10.3.5.1 Market drivers and trends
10.3.5.2 Market size
10.3.5.3 Applications
10.3.6 Construction & building
10.3.6.1 Market drivers and trends
10.3.6.2 Market size
10.3.6.3 Applications
10.3.7 Challenges
10.3.8 Commercial activity
10.4 PAPER & BOARD
10.4.1 Market drivers and trends
10.4.2 Market size
10.4.3 Properties and applications
10.4.3.1 Paper packaging
10.4.3.2 Paper coatings
10.4.3.3 Anti-microbials
10.4.4 Commercial activity
10.5 MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE
10.5.1 Market drivers and trends
10.5.1.1 Improved drug delivery for cancer therapy
10.5.1.2 Shortcomings of chemotherapies
10.5.1.3 Biocompatibility of medical implants
10.5.1.4 Anti-biotic resistance
10.5.1.5 Growth in advanced woundcare market
10.5.2 Properties and applications
10.5.2.1 Drug delivery
10.5.2.2 Medical implants
10.5.2.3 Tissue engineering
10.5.2.4 Wound dressings
10.5.2.5 Laterial flow immunosay labels
10.5.3 Market size and opportunity
10.5.4 Commercial activity
10.6 COATINGS AND PAINTS
10.6.1 Market drivers and trends
10.6.1.1 Sustainable coating systems and materials
10.6.2 Market size
10.6.3 Properties and applications
10.6.3.1 Abrasion and scratch resistance
10.6.3.2 Wood coatings
10.6.3.3 Anti-counterfeiting films
10.6.3.4 Superhydrophobic coatings
10.6.3.5 Gas barriers
10.6.4 Commercial activity
10.7 AEROGELS
10.7.1 Market drivers and trends
10.7.1.1 Energy efficiency
10.7.1.2 Demand for environmentally-friendly, lightweight materials 158
10.7.2 Market size
10.7.3 Properties and applications
10.7.3.1 Thermal insulation
10.7.3.2 Medical
10.7.3.3 Shape memory
10.7.4 Commercial activity
10.8 OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
10.8.1 Market drivers and trends
10.8.1.1 Environmental and regulatory
10.8.1.2 Cost
10.8.1.3 Increased demands of drilling environments
10.8.2 Market size
10.8.3 Properties and applications
10.8.3.1 Oil and fracking drilling fluids
10.8.3.2 Extraction
10.8.4 Commercial activity
10.9 FILTRATION
10.9.1 Market drivers and trends
10.9.1.1 Need for improved membrane technology
10.9.1.2 Water shortage and population growth
10.9.1.3 Contamination
10.9.2 Market size and opportunity
10.9.3 Properties and applications
10.9.3.1 Water filtration
10.9.3.2 Air filtration
10.9.3.3 Virus filtration
10.9.4 Commercial activity
10.10 RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
10.10.1 Properties and applications
10.10.1.1 Food
10.10.1.2 Pharmaceuticals
10.10.1.3 Cosmetics
10.10.2 Commercial activity
10.11 FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
10.11.1 Market drivers and trends
10.11.1.1 Cost and environmental friendliness
10.11.1.2 Increased demand for flexible electronics
10.11.2 Properties and applications
10.11.2.1 Flexible energy storage
10.11.2.2 Conductive inks
10.11.3 Market size and opportunity
10.11.4 Commercial activity
11 NANOCELLULOSE COMPANY PROFILES
11.58 MAIN NANOCELLULOSE RESEARCH CENTRES
TABLES
Table 1: Nanocellulose production plants worldwide and production status.
Table 2: Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of nanocellulose into key markets.
Table 4: Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications
Table 5: Categorization of nanomaterials
Table 6: Nanocellulose properties
Table 7: Applications of nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC)
Table 9: Production methods of NFC producers
Table 8: Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)
Table 11: Production capacities of CNC producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
Table 9: Applications of bacterial cellulose (BC)
Table 10: Types of nanocellulose-Preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 11: Properties and applications of nanocellulose
Table 12: Properties of cellulose nanofibrils relative to metallic and polymeric materials.
Table 13: Nanocellulose nanocrystal sources and scale
Table 14: Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
Table 15: Cellulose nanocrystals (NCC) production methods
Table 16: Nanocellulose market structure
Table 20: SWOT analysis of nanocellulose
Table 17: Safety of Micro/Nanofibrillated cellulose
Table 20: Production capacities of CNF producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
Table 21: Production capacities of CNC producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
Table 21: Published patent publications for nanocellulose, 1997-2013
Table 22: Nanocellulose patents as of May 2015
Table 23: Research publications on nanocellulose materials and composites, 1996-2013.
Table 24: Nanocellulose patents by organisation
Table 25: Nanocellulose patents by organisation, 2014
Table 26: Main patent assignees for NCC, as of May 2015
Table 27: Main patent assignees for NFC, as of May 2015
Table 28: Main patent assignees for BCC, as of May 2015
Table 29: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the polymer composites market.
Table 30: Applications of nanocellulose in polymer composites by cellulose type.
Table 31: Limitations of nanocellulose in the development of polymer nanocomposites.
Table 32: Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials.
Table 33: Nanocellulose in the polymer composites market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
Table 34: Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers
Table 35: Commercial activity in nanocellulose polymer composites-Companies and products.
Table 36: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the paper and board markets.
Table 37: Global packaging market, billions US$
Table 38: Commercial activity in nanocellulose paper and board
Table 39: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the medical and healthcare markets.
Table 40: Commercial activity in nanocellulose medical and healthcare applications.
Table 41: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the coatings and paints markets.
Table 42: Commercial activity in nanocellulose coatings and paints applications.
Table 43: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the aerogels market
Table 44: Commercial activity in nanocellulose aerogels
Table 45: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the oil market
Table 46: Commercial activity in nanocellulose oil exploration
Table 47: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the filtration market
Table 48: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the rheology modifiers market. 176
Table 49: Commercial activity in nanocellulose rheology modifiers
Table 50: Nanocellulose applications timeline in flexible electronics
Table 51: Opportunities for nanomaterials in printed electronics
Table 52: Commercial activity in nanocellulose flexible electronics
Table 53: Nanocellulose producers and types of nanocellulose produced.
Table 55: Target market, by company
FIGURES
Figure 1: CNF transparent sheet
Figure 2: CNF wet powder
Figure 2: Types of nanocellulose
Figure 3: TEM image of cellulose nanocrystals
Figure 4: Main steps involved in the preparation of NCC
Figure 4: Schematic of typical commercialization route for nanocellulose producer.
Figure 5: Nanocellulose Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
Figure 7: Nanocellulose patents by field of application, 2013
Figure 8: Paper and board global demand
Figure 9: Global Paints and Coatings Market, share by end user market
Figure 10: Nanocellulose sponge developed by EMPA for potential applications in oil recovery.
Figure 11: Nanocellulose virus filter paper
Figure 12: NFC computer chip
Figure 13: NFC translucent diffuser schematic
Figure 14: Nanocellulose photoluminescent paper
Figure 14: LEDs shining on circuitry imprinted on a 5x5cm sheet of CNF

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