Global Lignosulfonates Market 2017-2021
Lignosulfonates are obtained as by-products of the wood pulp production process using sulfite pulping. Lignosulfonates are manufactured during the acid sulfite process. The process of obtaining lignosulfonates involves the sulfonation of lignin separated from cellulose. In this process, lignosulfonates are formed as by-products of sulfite wood pulping. One of the early methods used for the production of calcium lignosulfonates was the Howard process, wherein lignin products are separated from black liquor by the precipitation of calcium lignosulfonates and excess lime.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global lignosulfonates market to grow at a CAGR of 4.30% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global lignosulfonates market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Lignosulfonates Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global lignosulfonates market: Borregaard, Burgo Group, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Wuhan Xinyingda Chemicals, and Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Abelin Polymers, GREENAGROCHEM, Harbin Fecino Chemical, Karjala Pulp, NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES, Pacific Dust Control, Sappi, The Dallas Group of America, VENKI CHEM, and Xinyi Feihuang Chemical.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increasing investments in infrastructure. Lignosulfonates are added in the cement to form high-quality concrete. It helps in improving the quality of the concrete and cement. The demand for lignosulfonates is expected to grow in the concrete admixtures application segment, owing to the growing investments in the infrastructure segment.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is increasing demand for environment-friendly products. The adoption of environment-friendly products is quite high nowadays. The global warming and the depletion of natural resources are contributing toward the high adoption of green products. The governments across the globe are also aiding the use of eco-friendly products. In the construction industry, the trend of adopting green and eco-friendly products is also quite popular. Concrete admixtures are extensively used in the construction industry. The concrete admixtures segment is a major application segment of the global lignosulfonates market.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is regulations on wood products. The lignosulfonates are obtained as the by-products during the production of wood pulp. Several governments have imposed strict regulations on the trade of wood and wood products. For instance, as per the amendment to the Lacey Act (passed in May 2008) in the US, the consumption of illegally sourced plants or plant products is restricted. The companies were encouraged to take up purchasing policies that excluded the illegal trade of timber by the Forest Law Enforcement (the EU) and the Governance and Trade. Owing to such laws and policies, several exporters and manufacturers involved in the shipment of various wood products, such as lumber, flooring, paper, furniture, and plywood, are affected. This negatively impacts the global lignosulfonates market due to low supply of wood.
Borregaard, Burgo Group, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Wuhan Xinyingda Chemicals, Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical, Abelin Polymers, GREENAGROCHEM, Harbin Fecino Chemical, Karjala Pulp, NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES, Pacific Dust Control, Sappi, The Dallas Group of America, VENKI CHEM, and Xinyi Feihuang Chemical.