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Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market 2017-2021

About Microcrystalline Cellulose

Microcrystalline cellulose is a depolymerized substance, which can be obtained from both wood and non-wood sources. It has a free-flowing powder-like appearance. It is obtained directly from plant sources such as wood pulp, fibrous plant materials, corn cobs, husks, rice straws, wheat, groundnut shell, and sugar beet pulp. It can also be obtained from non-wood sources such as algae, fungi, and marine organisms. The industrial manufacturing of microcrystalline cellulose includes various processes such as reactive extrusions, acid hydrolysis, and steam explosions.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global microcrystalline cellulose market to grow at a CAGR of 5.95% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global microcrystalline cellulose 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:

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Asahi Kasei
  • FMC
  • FrieslandCampina
  • MINGTAI CHEMICAL
  • Tembec
Other prominent vendors
  • Anhui Sunhere Pharmaceutical Excipients
  • Ankit Pulps and Boards
  • Amishi Drugs & Chemicals
  • Godavari Biorefineries
  • Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical
  • JRS Group
  • JUKU
  • RanQ Remedies
  • Sigachi Industries
  • SPECHEM CELLULOSE
Market driver
  • Growing demand for microcrystalline cellulose as excipient
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Availability of anti-caking substitutes
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand for low-fat and processed food
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global microcrystalline cellulose market: Asahi Kasei, FMC, FrieslandCampina, MINGTAI CHEMICAL, and Tembec.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Anhui Sunhere Pharmaceutical Excipients, Ankit Pulps and Boards, Amishi Drugs & Chemicals, Godavari Biorefineries, Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical, JRS Group, JUKU, RanQ Remedies, Sigachi Industries, and SPECHEM CELLULOSE.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing demand for low-fat and processed food. The increased demand for processed food and low-fat food items will tremendously drive the growth of the global microcrystalline cellulose market during the forecast period. Cellulose is an organic substance present in plants and is rich in fiber supplements. It is least expensive and is widely used in packaged food products to enhance the nutritional value and to improve the shelf-life of the product. It is used in processed meat and processed seafood as an additive and preservative to maintain freshness, quality, and nutritional content of the processed material. GRAS approval by the FDA will improve the demand for microcrystalline cellulose in the food industry during the forecast period.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing demand for microcrystalline cellulose as excipient. Microcrystalline cellulose is widely used as an excipient in the pharmaceutical industry due to its improved performance and excellent properties. It is compressible and is used in solid forms in drugs and capsules. The use of microcrystalline cellulose in food products and pharmaceuticals is approved as safe by the FDA. The pharmaceutical industry is the fastest growing application segment of microcrystalline cellulose. The sudden growth of the pharmaceutical industry will increase the demand for microcrystalline cellulose in the production of tablets, drugs, and capsules.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Availability of anti-caking substitutes. With the approval from the FDA to use powdered cellulose as an anti-caking agent will become a threat to the global microcrystalline cellulose market. The first ever application of powdered cellulose as an anti-caking agent is in shredded and grated cheese products. Due to the improved performance, powdered cellulose is preferred in the dairy industry as a substitute for microcrystalline cellulose. Powdered cellulose improves flowability, prevents clumping, and ensures that the weight is controlled efficiently, which helps in packaging.

Companies Mentioned

Asahi Kasei, FMC, FrieslandCampina, MINGTAI CHEMICAL, Tembec, Anhui Sunhere Pharmaceutical Excipients, Ankit Pulps and Boards, Amishi Drugs & Chemicals, Godavari Biorefineries, Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical, JRS Group, JUKU, RanQ Remedies, Sigachi Industries, and SPECHEM CELLULOSE.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market overview
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global microcrystalline cellulose market
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global microcrystalline cellulose market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Segmentation by application
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market by application
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by application 2016 (%)
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by application 2021 (%)
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by application 2016 and 2021
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market in pharmaceutical applications
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market in pharmaceutical applications 2016 and2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global microcrystalline cellulose market in pharmaceuticalapplications 2016-2021
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market in food and beverage applications
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market in food and beverage applications 2016 and2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global microcrystalline cellulose market in food and beverageapplications 2016-2021
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market in cosmetics and personal care applications
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market in cosmetics and personal care applications2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global microcrystalline cellulose market in cosmetics and personalcare applications 2016-2021
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market in other applications
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market in other applications 2016 and 2021 ($millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global microcrystalline cellulose market in other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Global microcrystalline cellulose market by geography
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by geography 2016 (%)
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by geography 2021 (%)
      • Table Global microcrystalline cellulose market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Microcrystalline cellulose market in North America
      • Table Microcrystalline cellulose market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Microcrystalline cellulose market in North America 2016-2021
    • Microcrystalline cellulose market in Europe
      • Table Microcrystalline cellulose market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Microcrystalline cellulose market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Microcrystalline cellulose market in APAC
      • Table Microcrystalline cellulose market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Microcrystalline cellulose market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Microcrystalline cellulose market in ROW
      • Table Microcrystalline cellulose market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Microcrystalline cellulose market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand for low-fat and processed food
    • Increased consumer demand due to ecological ingredients
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors in global microcrystalline cellulose market
      • Table Key vendors in global microcrystalline cellulose market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Asahi Kasei
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (revenue %)
      • Table Asahi Kasei: Product segmentation in chemicals
    • FMC
      • Table FMC: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (revenue %)
      • Table FMC: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (revenue %)
    • FrieslandCampina
      • Table FrieslandCampina: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (revenue %)
      • Table FrieslandCampina: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (revenue %)
    • MINGTAI CHEMICAL
      • Table MINGTAI CHEMICAL: Business segmentation
      • Table MINGTAI CHEMICAL: Segmentation by application
    • Tembec
      • Table Tembec: Segmentation by business unit
      • Table Tembec: Segmentation by product type 2016 (sales %)
      • Table Tembec: Segmentation by region 2016 (sales %)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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