The Global Market for Natural Fibers 2021

The Global Market for Natural Fibers 2021

There are global concerns regarding the use of non-renewable materials in manufacturing, and increasing environmental legislation. There is pressure, both consumer and regulatory, for products that are more environmentally friendly and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. As a result, the use of natural fibers in products and composites will continue to grow as major contributors towards a biobased economy.

Fibers derived from bio-based sources such as plant-based (ligno) cellulosics and animal-based protein are termed natural fibers. This includes natural cellulosic fibers such as cotton, jute, sisal, coir, flax, hemp, abaca, ramie, etc.) and protein-based fibers such as wool and silk.

They possess advantages over synthetic fibres including widespread availability, low cost, low density, acceptable modulus-weight ratio, high acoustic damping, low manufacturing energy consumption, low carbon footprint and biodegradability.

Report contents include:
Market drivers for natural fibers.
Market trends.
Global revenues for natural fibers 2020-2030, by fiber types, market and region.
Technology challenges.
Covid-19 market impact.
Analysis of types of natural fibers including plant fibers, animal fibers including alternative leather, wool, silk fiber and down and polysaccharides.
Markets for natural fibers, including composites, aerospace, automotive, construction & building, sports & leisure, textiles, consumer products and packaging.
Profiles of 143 natural fiber companies. Companies profiled include Ananas Anam, BASF, Bast Fiber Technologies Inc., Kelheim Fibres GmbH, BComp, Circular Systems, Evrnu, Natural Fiber Welding, Icytos and many more.


  • AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • WHAT ARE NATURAL FIBERS?
      • Table Types of natural fibers.
    • BENEFITS OF NATURAL FIBERS OVER SYNTHETIC
    • MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
      • Table Markets and applications for natural fibers.
    • MARKET DRIVERS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
      • Table Market drivers for natural fibers.
    • CHALLENGES
    • COVID-19 IMPACT
  • NATURAL FIBER TYPES
    • MANUFACTURING METHOD, MATRIX MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL FIBERS
      • Table Application, manufacturing method, and matrix materials of natural fibers.
    • ADVANTAGES OF NATURAL FIBERS
      • Table Typical properties of natural fibers.
    • PLANTS (CELLULOSE, LIGNOCELLULOSE)
      • Seed fibers
        • Table Overview of cotton fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of kapok fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of luffa fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Bast fibers
        • Table Overview of jute fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of hemp fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of flax fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of ramie fibers- description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of kenaf fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Leaf fibers
        • Table Overview of sisal fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of abaca fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Fruit fibers
        • Table Overview of coir fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of banana fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of pineapple fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Stalk fibers from agricultural residues
        • Table Overview of rice fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of corn fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Cane, grasses and reed
        • Table Overview of switch grass fibers-description, properties and applications.
        • Table Overview of sugarcane fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and application and market size.
        • Table Overview of bamboo fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
      • Modified natural polymers
        • Table Overview of mycelium fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of chitosan fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Overview of alginate-description, properties, application and market size.
    • ANIMAL (FIBROUS PROTEIN)
      • Wool
        • Table Overview of wool fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications.
        • Table Alternative wool materials producers.
      • Silk fiber
        • Table Overview of silk fibers-description, properties, application and market size.
        • Table Alternative silk materials producers.
      • Leather
        • Table Alternative leather materials producers.
      • Down
        • Table Alternative down materials producers.
    • POLYSACCHARIDES
      • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
        • Table Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market analysis.
        • Table Leading MFC producers and capacities.
      • Cellulose nanocrystals
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystals analysis.
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystal production capacities and production process, by producer.
      • Cellulose nanofibers
        • Table Cellulose nanofibers market analysis.
        • Table CNF production capacities and production process, by producer.
  • MARKETS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
    • COMPOSITES
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of natural fiber composites.
      • Natural fiber injection moulding compounds
        • Table Typical properties of short natural fiber-thermoplastic composites.
      • Non-woven natural fiber mat composites
        • Table Properties of non-woven natural fiber mat composites.
      • Aligned natural fiber-reinforced composites
        • Table Properties of aligned natural fiber composites.
      • Natural fiber biobased polymer compounds
        • Table Properties of natural fiber-bio-based polymer compounds.
      • Natural fiber biobased polymer non-woven mats
        • Table Properties of natural fiber-bio-based polymer non-woven mats.
      • Natural fiber thermoset bioresin composites
    • AEROSPACE
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fibers in the aerospace sector-market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite in the automotive market.
        • Table Natural fibers in the aerospace sector- market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
      • Applications of natural fibers
        • Table Applications of natural fibers in the automotive industry.
    • BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fibers in the building/construction sector- market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
      • Applications of natural fibers
        • Table Applications of natural fibers in the building/construction sector.
    • SPORTS AND LEISURE
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fibers in the sports and leisure sector-market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
    • TEXTILES
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fibers in the textiles sector-market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
      • Consumer apparel
      • Geotextiles
    • PACKAGING
      • Market overview
        • Table Natural fibers in the packaging sector-market drivers, applications and challenges for NF use.
  • GLOBAL NATURAL FIBERS MARKET
    • OVERALL GLOBAL FIBERS MARKET
    • PLANT-BASED FIBER PRODUCTION
    • ANIMAL-BASED NATURAL FIBER PRODUCTION
  • NATURAL FIBER PRODUCERS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
    • 3M
    • 9FIBER, INC.
    • AEROPOWDER LIMITED
    • AHLSTROM-MUNKSJO OYJ
    • ALGIX LLC
    • ALGIKNIT
    • AMADOU MUSHROOM LEATHER
    • AMSILK GMBH
    • ANANAS ANAM LTD.
    • ANPOLY, INC.
    • AREKAPAK GMBH
    • ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    • BAMBOODER BIOBASED FIBERS B.V.
    • BASF SE
    • B-PREG
    • BAST FIBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    • BETULIUM OY
    • BEYOND LEATHER MATERIALS APS
    • BIOSOLUTIONS
    • BIO FAB NZ
    • BIOTECAM
    • BIOTREM
    • BOLT THREADS
    • BCOMP LTD.
    • BIOPHILICA
    • BLOCKTEXX PTY LTD.
    • CARDOLITE
    • CELLICON B.V.
    • CELLUCOMP LTD.
    • CELLUGY
    • CELLUTECH AB (STORA ENSO)
    • CHECKERSPOT, INC.
    • CHUETSU PULP & PAPER CO., LTD.
    • CIRCULAR SYSTEMS
    • CREAFILL FIBERS CORPORATION
    • CRUZ FOAM
    • CUANTEC LTD.
    • DAICEL CORPORATION
    • DAIKYONISHIKAWA CORPORATION
    • DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    • DAISHOWA PAPER PRODUCTS CO. LTD.
    • DENSO CORPORATION
    • DIC PRODUCTS, INC.
    • DKS CO. LTD.
    • DESSERTO
    • ECOPEL
    • ECOSHELL
    • ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC
    • EHIME PAPER MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
    • EVOLVED BY NATURE
    • ENKEV
    • EVRNU
    • FAIRBRICS
    • FILLERBANK LIMITED
    • FLOCUS
    • FRUIT LEATHER ROTTERDAM
    • FUJI PIGMENT CO., LTD.
    • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    • GELATEX TECHNOLOGIES OÜ
    • GRADO ZERO INNOVATION
    • GRANBIO TECHNOLOGIES
      • Table Granbio Nanocellulose Processes.
    • GS ALLIANCE CO. LTD
    • HATTORI SHOTEN K.K.
    • HEXA CHEMICAL CO. LTD./NATURE GIFT
    • HOKUETSU TOYO FIBRE CO., LTD.
    • ICYTOS
    • INFINITED FIBER COMPANY OY
    • INSPIDERE B.V.
    • JENACELL GMBH
    • KAO CORPORATION
    • KAMI SHOJI COMPANY
    • KELHEIM FIBRES GMBH
    • KRAIG BIOCRAFT LABORATORIES
    • KRI INC.
    • KUSANO SAKKO K.K.
    • LEAN ORB
    • LENZING
    • LE QARA
    • LINGROVE, INC.
    • LIVING INK
    • LIXEA
    • MALAI BIOMATERIALS DESIGN PVT. LTD. (MALAI)
    • MARINE INNOVATION CO., LTD
    • MARINE NANOFIBER CO., LTD.
    • MARUSUMI PAPER COMPANY LIMITED
    • MASUKO SANGYO CO., LTD.
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    • MODERN MEADOW, INC.
    • MOGU S.R.L.
    • MORI MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    • MYCL
    • MYCOWORKS
    • NANOLLOSE LTD.
    • NATURAL FIBER WELDING, INC.
    • NATURE COATINGS, INC.
    • NEFFA
    • NEW ZEALAND NATURAL FIBERS (NZNF)
    • NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES
    • NOVA KAERU
    • OIMO
    • OJI PAPER COMPANY
      • Table Oji Holdings CNF products.
    • ORGANIC DISPOSABLES
    • ORANGE FIBER S.R.L.
    • PLAFCO FIBERTECH OY
    • POND BIOMATERIALS
    • PROVENANCE BIOFABRICS, INC.
    • RENGO CO., LTD.
    • RE:NEWCELL
    • RICEHOUSE SRL
    • RIPRO CORPORATION
    • RISHO KOGYO CO. LTD.
    • SALTYCO TEXTILES
    • SEEVIX MATERIAL SCIENCES LTD.
    • SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
    • SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO., LTD.
    • SMARTFIBER AG
    • SOMA BIOWORKS/WHITE LEMUR CO.
    • SPIBER, INC.
    • SPIDEY TEK
    • SPERO RENEWABLES
    • SPINNOVA OY
    • SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    • SULAPAC OY
    • TANDEM REPEAT
    • TECNARO GMBH
    • TENBRO BAMBOO COMPANY
    • TÔMTEX
    • TORAY
    • TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORPORATION
    • TS TECH CO., LTD.
    • UNIVERSAL BIO PACK CO., LTD.
    • UNITIKA CO., LTD.
    • UPM BIOCOMPOSITES
    • VIBERS BV
    • VEGEA SRL
    • VIAEX TECHNOLOGIES
    • VITROLABS INC
    • VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD
    • WEREWOOL
    • WOODLY LTD.
    • WORN AGAIN TECHNOLOGIES
    • YOSHIKAWAKUNI PLASTICS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    • ZELFO TECHNOLOGY
  • REFERENCES

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