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The Nanocellulose Investment and Pricing Guide 2019

The Nanocellulose Investment and Pricing Guide 2019

Nanocellulose (NC) is a novel biomaterial with multiple industrial uses for replacing fossil derived raw materials. It is renewable, eco-friendly, has excellent mechanical properties, good biocompatibility, and tailorable surface chemistry. The addition of NC into polymers can enhance mechanical strength and reduce weight compared to fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP).

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, mainly in Japan, and are viewed as important advanced materials solutions in the packaging and composites markets.

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. Producers have already begun to produce additives that are competitive with conventional polymer composites (e.g. carbon fibers).

This 250 page report includes:
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.
Over 90 company profiles.
Profiles all the major players in nanocellulose production. Companies profiled include Blue Goose Biorefineries, DePuy Synthes, Sweetwater Energy, Zelfo Technology, American Process Inc., Asahi Kasei, Borregaard, CelluComp Ltd., Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., Daicel, Daio Paper Corporation, SAPPI, DKS Co. Ltd. and Imerys Minerals Ltd.
Profiles all the major application developers including current and intended products.


  • Research methodology
    • Investment analysis
    • Market impediment analysis
  • Executive summary
    • Applications
      • Table Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications
      • Table Markets and applications for nanocellulose.
    • Market segmentation by type of nanocellulose
      • CNF
        • Table CNF producer capacities 2018.
      • MFC
        • Table MFC producer capacities 2018.
      • Cellulose nanocrystals(CNC)
        • Table Cellulose nanocrystal producer capacities 2018.
    • Main opportunities in nanocellulose
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose, by application.
    • Global production
    • Market trends
      • Table Market trends in nanocellulose.
    • Market and technical challenges
      • Table Market and technical challenges in nanocellulose.
    • Global nanocellulose market size
      • The market for nanocellulose in 2017
      • The market for nanocellulose in 2018
      • Nanocellulose demand in tons, 2015–2030
      • Nanocellulose market by region
  • Types of commercially available nanocellulose
    • Cellulose
    • Nanocellulose
    • 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
    • Types of nanocellulose
      • Table Types of nanocellulose.
      • Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC)
      • Cellulose nanofibers (CNF)
        • Table Applications of cellulose nanofibers (CNF).
        • Table Production methods of main CNF producers.
      • Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
        • Table CNC sources and scale.
        • Table CNC properties.
        • Table Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC).
      • Bacterial Cellulose (BC)
        • Table Applications of bacterial cellulose (BC).
  • Nanocellulose market structure
    • Table Global nanocellulose market supply chain analysis.
    • Volume of industry demand for nanocellulose
    • High volume, medium volume and low volume nanocellulose applications
      • Table Identified applications of nanocellulose and their categorization.
  • Nanocellulose pricing
    • Cellulose nanofiber Gel/ Cellulose nanofiber Slurry/MFC pricing
      • Table Product/price/application matrix of nanocellulose producers.
    • NCC pricing
      • Table NCC producers, prices/kg and main target markets.
    • Bulk supply
    • Commoditisation
  • Commercial opportunities in nanocellulose
    • Short-term growth
    • Medium-term growth
    • Opportunities in printed and flexible
      • Table Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films.
  • Packaging
    • Applications
    • Current and planned commercial
      • Table Companies developing nanocellulose products in packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • Nanocellulose market opportunity
      • Table Application markets, competing materials, nanocellulose advantages and current market size in packaging.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in packaging.
      • Table Demand for Nanocellulose in the packaging market, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • Market impediments
      • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the packaging market.
  • Paper and board
    • Applications
      • Table Nanocellulose applications timeline in the paper and board markets.
    • Current and planned commercial activity
      • Table Nanocellulose in paper and board-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, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • Market impediments
      • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the paper and board market.
  • Aircraft and aerospace
    • Applications
      • Table Applications in aerospace composites.
    • Current and planned commercial activity
      • Table Companies developing Nanocellulose products aircraft and aerospace, applications targeted and stage of commercialization.
    • Nanocellulose market opportunity
      • Table Market size for nanocellulose in aerospace and aviation.
      • Table Demand for Nanocellulose in the aerospace and aviaton market, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • Market impediments
      • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the aerospace market.
  • Automotive
    • Applications
      • 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 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, 2015-2030 (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, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • Market impediments
      • Table Market impediments in the construction, building protection and architectural exterior coatings market.
  • Textiles and apparel
    • 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 Demand for Nanocellulose in the paper and board market, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • 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 Demand for Nanocellulose in the medical and healthcare market, 2015-2030 (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 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, 2015-2030 (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, 2015-2030 (tons).
    • Market impediments
      • Table Market impediments for nanocellulose in the aerogels market.
  • Oil and gas
    • 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 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, 2015-2030 (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 opportunity assessment for nanocellulose in the filtration industry.
      • Table Demand for Nanocellulose in the filtration market, 2015-2030 (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.
    • 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 opportunity assessment for Nanocellulose in printable, flexible and stretchable 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 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 company profiles
    • Producers and types of nanoCellulose produced (CNF, CNC, BCC)
      • Table Nanocellulose producers and types of nanocellulose produced.
    • Target markets for producers
      • Table Target market, by nanocellulose producer.
  • Cellulose nanofiber producers and product developer profiles
    • AMERICAN PROCESS, INC.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • ANOMERA, INC.
    • ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • BETULIUM OY
    • BIO-LUTIONS INTERNATIONAL AG
    • BORREGAARD CHEMCELL
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • CELLUCOMP LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • CELLULOSE LAB
    • CELLUTECH AB
    • CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU PAPIER/ INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA
    • CEREALUS HOLDINGS LLC
    • CHUETSU PULP & PAPER CO. , LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DAICEL FINECHEM LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DAIKYONISHIKAWA CORP.
    • DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • DENSO CORPORATION
    • DIC PRODUCTS, INC.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets, Applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • DKS CO. LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets, Applications targeted and stage of commercialization
      • Contact details
    • ELLEMOI
    • FUJI PIGMENT CO., LTD.
    • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC
    • FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Scale of facility
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • GREENCORE COMPOSITES, INC.
    • GS ALLIANCE CO., LTD.
    • HATTORI SHOTEN CO., LTD.
    • HOKUETSU KISHU PAPER CO. , LTD.
    • INNOVATECH ENGINEERING LLC
    • INNVENTIA AB
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • J.RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH
    • JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    • JENACELL GMBH
    • KAO CORPORATION
    • KRI , INC.
    • KRUGER BIOMATERIALS, INC.
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • KUSANO SAKKO, INC.
    • KYOTO UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE HUMANOSPHERE (RISH)
    • MANIWA BIOCHEMICAL
    • MARUSUMI PAPER
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    • MORI MACHINERY
    • NATURAL FRIEND
    • NIPPON PAPER GROUP, INC.
      • Type of company
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
    • NORSKE SKOG ASA
    • OJI PAPER COMPANY, LTD.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
        • Table Oji Holdings CNF products.
      • Contact details
    • ONKYO CORPORATION
    • OSAKA GAS CORPORATION
    • PERFORMANCE BIOFILAMENTS, INC.
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • POLY-INK
    • POLYNEW, INC.
    • RENGO CO. , LTD.
    • REVOLUTION RESEARCH, INC.
    • RIPRO CORPORATION
    • RISHO KOGYO CO. , LTD.
    • SANWA KAKO CO. , LTD.
    • SAPPI LIMITED
    • SEIKO PMC CORPORATION
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SHARP CHEMICAL IND. CO. , LTD.
    • SHINWA KAKO CO., LTD.
    • STARLIGHT INDUSTRY CO. , LTD.
    • STORA ENSO OYJ
      • Company description
      • Products
      • Production process
      • Commercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial appl iat ions and target markets
      • Contact details
    • TAIYO HOLDINGS CO. , LTD..
    • TENTOK PAPER
    • TIANJIN HAOJIA CELLULOSE CO., LTD.
    • TOKUSHU-TOKAI PEPER CO., LTD.
    • TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • TOYOTA BOSHOKU CORP.
    • UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.
    • UNITIKA CO., LTD.
    • UNIVERISTY OF MAINE
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • UPM-KYMMENE
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • US FOREST SERVICE PRODUCTS LABORATORY (FPL)
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • VALENTIS NANOTECH
    • VERSO CORPORATION
    • VTT
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • YOSHIKAWAKINI PLASTICS INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    • ZELFO TECHNOLOGY GMBH
      • Company description
      • CNF production history
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
  • Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) producer profiles
    • BLUE GOOSE BIOREFINERIES, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact detals
    • CELLUFORCE, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact detals
    • FMC BIOPOLYMER
    • MELODEA
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • RENMATRIX, INC.
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Production process
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • SVILOSA AD
      • Products
      • Contact details
    • SWEETWATER ENERGY
      • Products
      • Production capacity
      • Commercial Applications and target markets
      • Contact details
  • Bacterial cellulose (BC) producer profiles
    • ANOMERA, INC.
    • AXCELION BIOPOLYMERS CORPORATION
      • Products
      • Comercial applications and target markets
      • Contact details
    • BOWIL BIOTECH
      • Products
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
    • DEPUY SYNTHES BIOMATERIALS
      • Products
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
    • INNOTECH MATERIALS LLC
    • FZMB GMBH
      • Products
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
    • KKF UG
      • Products
      • Target markets
      • Contact details
  • References

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