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Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market by Types (Mechanical Method, Chemical Method, and Biological Method), Applications (Paper, Packaging, Food, Paints & Coatings, and Personal Care), and Regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa)

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  • Pub. Date: 01-12-2020
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Market Outlook:

The global microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market was valued at USD 4,184.6 million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 17,212.5 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 23.0% during the forecast period. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is obtained from the fibrillation process of cellulose fibers. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) consists of naturally occurring cellulose in which the external layer of the fibers has been stripped away by mechanical shearing. MFC has high viscosity & yield stress. MFC comprises of thin and long fibers that form a three-dimensional network. Most of the microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is a natural material made up of cellulose fibrils that is produced by co-grinding standard chemical pulp with minerals such as kaolin, calcium carbonate, and other.

Global Microfibrillated Cellulose Market Key Takeaways

Market Dynamics
Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is evolving as a promising versatile material with applications across diverse areas. The multiple benefits associated with the use of MFC is driving the market growth across

the globe. Moreover, the industries including paper, packaging, food, paints & coatings, and personal care are increasingly focusing on the adoption of this fiber material. For instance, in water-based paints, MFC can be used to prevent sedimentation, distribution, and yield of pigments.

The MFC material is a 100% biodegradable packaging material that is sourced from a renewable resource. This factor is contributing to the growth of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market. Moreover, factors such as the increasing focus of organizations on environmental protection and rising pollution issues due to plastic waste management are expected to create a new opportunity for MFC materials thereby, augmenting the market growth.

MFC films act as an alternative to aluminum films as it aids to reduce the carbon footprint. Hence, the adoption of microfibrillated cellulose is expected to increase during the forecast period. However, strict government regulations coupled with the increasing need for sustainable products have stimulated the industry players to look for alternatives. Moreover, the heterogeneous nature of microfibrillated cellulose is expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.

Segmental Outlook

On the basis of types, the microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market is segmented into mechanical method, chemical method, and biological method. The chemical method segment held a substantial market share in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the growing focus of government organizations towards chemical method over the other methods. A chemical method exhibits cellulose polymers to form a building block unit that is D-glucopyranose (glucose) molecules which are connected by glucosidic bonds.

Global Microfibrillated Cellulose Market By Type

Based on the applications, the microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market is segmented into paper, packaging, food, paints & coatings, personal care, and others. The packaging segment held considerable market share in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. The segmental growth is attributed to the increasing use of microfibrillated cellulose as a material in renewable packaging. For instance, Stora Enso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, has launched paperboard enhanced with MFC commercially, in milk cartons for the dairy industry. MFC added in the folding boxboard increases bonding strength. MFC assists in making a stronger board thereby, reducing the total weight of the package.

Global Microfibrillated Cellulose Market By Application

Regional Outlook

In terms of regions, the global microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Europe is expected to hold considerable market share during the forecast period. The large share is attributed to the strong presence of market players providing microfibrillated cellulose. Moreover, American Process introduced a technology namely GreenBox++ technology that is used for the production of chemical-free corrugating medium. The institute completed the installation of a pilot demonstration plant of around 0.5 tons of cellulose nanofibrils per day at its Georgia bio-refinery. Furthermore, API collaborated with various containerboard mills in Canada, Malaysia and the U.S. Thus, the market in Russia is expected to offer a variety of opportunities in paper and paperboard applications. Additionally, the developing phase of the MFC industry and the focus of market players towards commercialization is anticipated to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

Global Microfibrillated Cellulose Market By Region

Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders

  • In-depth Analysis of the Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market
  • Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value (USD Million)
  • Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
  • Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
  • Recent Industry Trends and Developments
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
  • Neutral Perspective on Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Performance
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2 Market Definition
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth
   4.2 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Dynamics
      4.2.1 Market Drivers
      4.2.2 Market Restraints
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity
   4.3 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market - Supply Chain Analysis
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
   4.5 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size & Forecast, 2017-2027
      4.5.1 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Absolute $ Opportunity
   4.6 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market - Pricing Analysis & Forecast, 2017-2027
Chapter 5 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Analysis and Forecast By Types
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Types
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   5.2 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      5.2.1 Mechanical Method
      5.2.2 Chemical Method
      5.2.3 Biological Method
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
Chapter 6 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Analysis and Forecast By Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   6.2 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      6.2.1 Paper
      6.2.2 Packaging
      6.2.3 Food
      6.2.4 Paints & Coatings
      6.2.5 Personal Care
      6.2.6 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 7 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Analysis and Forecast by Regions
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Regions
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Regions
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Regions
   7.2 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Regions
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Regions
Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis
   8.4 Government Policies
   8.5 Investment Scenario
Chapter 9 North America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      9.6.1 Mechanical Method
      9.6.2 Chemical Method
      9.6.3 Biological Method
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   9.10 North America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      9.10.1 Paper
      9.10.2 Packaging
      9.10.3 Food
      9.10.4 Paints & Coatings
      9.10.5 Personal Care
      9.10.6 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 10 Europe Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      10.6.1 Mechanical Method
      10.6.2 Chemical Method
      10.6.3 Biological Method
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   10.10 Europe Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      10.10.1 Paper
      10.10.2 Packaging
      10.10.3 Food
      10.10.4 Paints & Coatings
      10.10.5 Personal Care
      10.10.6 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      11.6.1 Mechanical Method
      11.6.2 Chemical Method
      11.6.3 Biological Method
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   11.10 Asia Pacific Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      11.10.1 Paper
      11.10.2 Packaging
      11.10.3 Food
      11.10.4 Paints & Coatings
      11.10.5 Personal Care
      11.10.6 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 12 Latin America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      12.6.1 Mechanical Method
      12.6.2 Chemical Method
      12.6.3 Biological Method
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   12.10 Latin America Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      12.10.1 Paper
      12.10.2 Packaging
      12.10.3 Food
      12.10.4 Paints & Coatings
      12.10.5 Personal Care
      12.10.6 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Types
      13.6.1 Mechanical Method
      13.6.2 Chemical Method
      13.6.3 Biological Method
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market Size Forecast By Applications
      13.10.1 Paper
      13.10.2 Packaging
      13.10.3 Food
      13.10.4 Paints & Coatings
      13.10.5 Personal Care
      13.10.6 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Applications
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Applications
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Applications
Chapter 14 Competition Landscape
   14.1 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
      14.3.1 FiberLean Technologies
      14.3.2 Borregaard
      14.3.3 Stora Enso
      14.3.4 Daicel FineChem
      14.3.5 Norkse Skog
      14.3.6 Zelfo Technology
      14.3.7 CelluComp
      14.3.8 SAPPI
      14.3.9 Nippon Paper Group
      14.3.10 InoFib
      14.3.11 Rettenmaier&Sohne GmbH
      14.3.12 Fibria (Suzano Brazil)
      14.3.13 Weidmann Fiber Technology
Key Segments Covered
By Types
  • Mechanical Method
  • Chemical Method
  • Biological Method
By Applications
  • Paper
  • Packaging
  • Food
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Personal Care
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA

Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
  • FiberLean Technologies
  • Borregaard
  • Stora Enso
  • Daicel FineChem
  • Norkse Skog
  • Zelfo Technology
  • CelluComp
  • SAPPI
  • Nippon Paper Group
  • InoFib
  • Rettenmaier&Sohne GmbH
  • Fibria (Suzano Brazil)
  • Weidmann Fiber Technology
  • Key players in the market include FiberLean Technologies, Borregaard, Stora Enso, Daicel FineChem, and Norkse Skog among others. These companies are considered as key manufacturers of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) based on their revenue, research & development (R&D) activities, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
  • The players are adopting key strategies such as merger, acquisition, and geographical expansion in order to strengthen their market position.
  • For instance, in August 2019, BASF and Zelfo Technology signed a contract for the transfer of IP rights of the Zelfo processing technology for the proficient and cost-effective manufacture of micro fibrillated cellulose.
  • In October 2018, Oceanwood Capital Management Limited completed the acquisition of 100% of shares in Norske Skog AS. Norske Skog is one of the key producers of publication paper having strong market positions in Australasia and Europe.
  • In February 2018, SAPPI completed all conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of Cham Paper Group Holding AG’s specialty paper business. This acquisition increased SAPPI’s relevance in specialties and packaging papers.
Global Microfibrillated Cellulose Market By Key Players

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Some frequently asked quetions about this report!

Additional company profiles can be provided on request.

Yes, the report covers product specific information such as mechanical method, chemical method, and biological method.

According to the Growth Market Reports, the market from microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is likely to register a CAGR of 23.0% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 17,212.5 million by the end of the 2027.

The report provides company market share analysis for the global microfibrillated cellulose (MFC).

Versatility of microfibrillated cellulose with variety of applications coupled with environment friendly next generation packaging offered by MFC are some of the factors that will drive the growth of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market.

The factors such as competitive strength and market positioning are key areas considered while selecting top companies to be profiled.

The market is expected to witness a decline in the growth in 2020 as compared to the previous year owing to the negative impact of COVID-19.

The base year considered for the global microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.

The industries such as paper, food, packaging, paints & coatings, and personal care are the key end-users that are driving the microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market.

The major manufactures include FiberLean Technologies, Borregaard, Stora Enso, Daicel FineChem, and Norkse Skog among others.