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The Nanocellulose Investment and Pricing Guide 2018

The Nanocellulose Investment and Pricing Guide 2018

Nanocellulose is a novel biomaterial with multiple industrial uses for replacing fossil derived raw materials. The market mainly consists of cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) production at present as alternatives to resins, synthetic thickeners, strengtheners, and plastics. Cellulose nanofiber products have already hit the market, especially in Japan, and are viewed as advanced materials solutions packaging and composites sectors.

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are a promising future investment opportunity. Most companies are focusing on high volume production for composites, packaging and paper industries. However, many opportunities exist in electronics, 3D printing, textiles and medicine.

Current production capacity far exceeds the market demand at present, but this is likely to change as prices drop in the next few years, and there is less distance to fall than with other nanomaterials as cellulose nanofibers are broadly cost competitive (<$50/kg). Producers have already begun to produce additives that are competitive with conventional polymer composites (e.g. carbon fibers).

This 228 page report examines:
• Advantages and shortcomings of nanocellulose as a technology component.
• Pricing landscape for nanocellulose, by types and producers.
• Production volumes by nanocellulose producer.
• Provides a map of the current competitive landscape by market.
• Market impediments for nanocellulose by target market.
• Profiles all the major players in nanocellulose production.
• Profiles all the major application developers including current and intended produ


  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
    • MARKET IMPEDIMENT ANALYSIS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • MAIN MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS
      • Table Markets and applications for nanocellulose.
    • MAIN OPPORTUNITIES IN NANOCELLULOSE
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose, by application.
    • PRODUCTION IN 2017
      • Table Nanocellulose production plants worldwide and production status.
      • Table Current and planned production capacities, by major suppliers, pilot/pre-commercial and commercial volumes.
    • THE MARKET FOR NANOCELLULOSE IN 2017
      • Table Nanocellulose products in Japan.
    • NANOCELLULOSE MARKET BY REGION
      • Table SWOT analysis of nanocellulose.
    • THE MARKET FOR NANOCELLULOSE IN 2018
    • JAPAN MARKET LEADS THE WAY
  • TYPES OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE NANOCELULOSE
    • Table Properties and applications of nanocellulose
    • MICROFIBRILLATED CELLULOSE
    • NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE (NFC/CFC)
      • Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
        • Table Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods.
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC).
        • Table Production methods of NFC producers.
    • NANOCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (NCC/CNC)
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).
      • Nanocrystalline cellulose production methods
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystals (NCC) production methods.
    • BACTERIAL CELLULOSE (BCC)
      • Applications
        • Table Applications of bacterial cellulose (BC).
  • NANOCELLULOSE MARKET STRUCTURE AND ROUTES TO COMMERCIALIZATION
    • Table Nanocellulose market structure.
  • COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITES IN NANOCELLULOSE
    • VOLUME OF INDUSTRY DEMAND FOR NANOCELLULOSE BY NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCER SALES
    • CURRENT END USERS FOR NANOCELLULOSE, BY MARKET AND COMPANY
      • Table Current and potential end users for nanocellulose, by market and company.
  • NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCERS AND PRODUCTION CAPACITIES, CURRENT AND PLANNED
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PRODUCTION
      • Table Production capacities of CNF producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
    • CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTAL PRODUCTION
      • Table Production capacities of CNC producers per annum in tons, current and planned.
  • NANOCELLULOSE PRICING
    • CELLULOSE NANOFIBER GEL/ CELLULOSE NANOFIBER SLURRY/MFC PRICING
      • Table Cellulose nanofiber producers, prices/kg and main target markets.
    • NCC PRICING
      • Table NCC producers, prices/kg and main target markets.
    • BULK SUPPLY
    • COMMODITISATION
  • COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITES IN NANOCELLULOSE
    • SHORT-TERM GROWTH
    • MEDIUM-TERM GROWTH
    • OPPORTUNITIES IN PRINTED AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
      • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films.
    • COMPOSITES
      • Applications
        • Table Equivalent cost of nanocellulose and competitive materials in polymer composites.
        • Table Applications of nanocellulose in polymer composites by cellulose type.
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the polymer composites market.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in paper and board, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in composites.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in composites.
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in composites.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the composites market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in composites.
    • BIOPACKAGING
      • Applications
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in bio packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in biopackaging.
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in packaging.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in biopackaging.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the biopackaging market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the biopackaging market.
    • PAPER & BOARD
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the paper and board markets.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Nanocellulose in construction-Companies and products.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in paper and board.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the paper and board market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the paper and board market.
    • AEROSPACE AND AVIATION
      • Applications
        • Table Applications in aerospace composites.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market size for nanocellulose in aerospace and aviation.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the aerospace and aviation market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the aerospace market.
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Applications
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing Nanocellulose products in the automotive industry, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, Nanocellulose advantages and current market size in the automotive sector.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in the automotive sector.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in the automotive industry.
        • Table Market size for nanocellulose in the automotive industry.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the automotive market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Applications and commercialization challenges in the automotive market.
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the automotive market.
    • CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING
      • Applications
        • Table Comparison of nanocellulose with steel and other materials.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Nanocellulose in construction-Companies and products.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market size for nanocellulose in construction and civil engineering.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the construction and building market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments in the construction, building protection and architectural exterior coatings market.
    • TEXTILES AND CLOTHING
      • Applications
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in textiles, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in textiles and clothing.
        • Table Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of nanocellulose into textiles and clothing.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in textiles and clothing.
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the textiles and clothing market.
    • MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the medical and healthcare markets.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Nanocellulose product developers in medical and healthcare applications.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Applications of nanocellulose in medical and healthcare.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the medical and healthcare market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the medical and healthcare market.
    • COATINGS AND PAINTS
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the coatings and paints markets.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in coatings and paints, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in coatings and paints.
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in coatings and films.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in coatings and films.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the paint and coatings market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the coatings and films market.
    • AEROGELS
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the aerogels market.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Nanocellulose product developers in aerogels.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the aerogels market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the aerogels market.
    • OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the oil market.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Nanocellulose product developers in oil and gas exploration.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in oil and gas.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in oil and gas.
        • Table Nanocellulose in the oil and gas market-applications, stage of commercialization and estimated economic impact.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the oil and gas exploration market, 2015-2017 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the oil and gas exploration market.
    • FILTRATION AND SEPARATION
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the filtration market.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing NFC products in filtration, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in filtration.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in filtration.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in the filtration industry.
        • Table Demand for nanocellulose in the filtration market, 2015-2027 (tons).
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the filtration market.
    • RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the rheology modifiers market.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Commercial activity in nanocellulose rheology modifiers. Company Products
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the rheology modifiers market.
    • PRINTABLE, STRETCHABLE AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
      • Applications
        • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in flexible electronics.
        • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films.
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing Nanocellulose products in flexible and stretchable electronics, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Global market for wearables, 2014-2021, units and US$.
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, Nanocellulose advantages and current market size in electronics.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in the flexible and printed electronics sector.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for Nanocellulose in flexible electronics.
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the printed and flexible electronics market.
    • 3D PRINTING
      • Applications
      • Current and planned commercial activity
        • Table Companies developing nanocellulose 3D printing products,.
      • Nanocellulose market opportunity
        • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in 3D printing.
        • Table Market assessment for nanocellulose in 3D printing.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in 3D printing.
      • Market impediments
        • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the 3D printing market.
    • OTHER MARKETS
      • Rubber and tire additives
      • Colourants
  • NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCERS
    • 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.
    • NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCER PRODUCTION CAPACITIES, PRICES AND TARGET MARKETS
      • American Process, Inc.
      • Ashai Kasei Chemicals Corporation
      • Blue Goose Biorefineries, Inc.
      • Borregaard Chemcell
      • Cellucomp Ltd.
      • Celluforce, Inc.
      • Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.
      • Daicel Corporation
      • Daio Paper Corporation
      • DIC Products, Inc.
      • DKS Co. Ltd.
      • Hattori Shoten Co., Ltd.
      • Imerys
      • Innventia AB
      • Kruger Biomaterials, Inc.
      • Melodea/Holmen
      • Nippon Paper Group, Inc.
      • Oji Paper Company Ltd.
      • Paperlogic
      • Performance BioFilaments Inc.
      • Renmatrix, 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
  • REFERENCES

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