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THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCELLULOSE TO 2024

The commericial development of nanocellulose over the last few years has mainly been driven by the ever-increasing prices of petroleum and the high-energy intensity in production of chemicals and synthetic polymers. Today there is a substantial amount of research on nanostructured cellulose, and commercial development is now underway with some very promising applications. Utilizing the appropriate conversion and extraction technologies as well as modification and characterization, nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), micro/nanofibrillar cellulose (MFC/NFC) and bacterial cellulose (BC) can be integrated into bio-based products.

Their use in novel materials and various applications potentially has substantial environmental and economic benefits. Nanocellulose can be produced from several raw materials and applying various pre-treatments and has great potential as a strength enhancer in paper, as additives in composites, in emulsions, as oxygen barriers for food packaging and in biomedical devices.

Nanocellulose is also being developed for novel use in applications ranging from scaffolds in tissue engineering, artificial skin and cartilage, wound healing and vessel substitutes to biodegradable food packaging. Applications in polymer reinforcement and anti-microbial films will be hitting the market soon. FP Innovations estimates the market to be worth $250 million in North America by 2020.

This fully updated and revised report includes:

  • Technology description and production methods
  • Market structure, supply chain, patenting and publications
  • Production volumes, total, forecasted and by producer
  • Markets for nanocellulose, including composites, electronics, construction, paper and pulp, filtration, medicine and life sciences, paints, films, coatings, rheological modifiers, aerogels and oil industry
  • Commercialization timelines to 2020, by market
  • Producer, research centre and application developer profiles

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. REPORT METHODOLOGY

3. INTRODUCTION

  • Properties
  • Advantages
  • Applications

4. APPLICATIONS

  • NanoFibrillar Cellulose, (NFC), NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) and Bacterial Cellulose (BC).

5. GLOBAL REGULATION AND SAFETY

6. PRODUCTION VOLUMES

7. PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

8. MARKET SUPPLY CHAIN

9. NANOCELLULOSE IN THE COMPOSITES MARKET

10. NANOCELLULOSE IN THE PAPER & PULP MARKET

11. NANOCELLULOSE IN THE BIOMEDICAL MARKET

12. NANOCELLULOSE IN THE COATINGS & FILMS MARKET

13. NANOCELLULOSE IN THE RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS MARKET

14. NANOCELLULOSE IN SENSORS, AEROGELS, OIL, FILTRATION & ELECTRONICS MARKETS

15. NANOCELLULOSE PRODUCERS, APPLICATION DEVELOPERS AND OEMS

16. RESEARCH CENTRES

TABLES & FIGURES

  • Table 1: Nanocellulose production capacities, tons per year, all types, forecast from 2009 to 2024
  • Table 2: Properties of cellulose nanofibrils relative to metallic and polymeric materials
  • Table 3: Nanocellulose properties and applications thereof
  • Table 4: Types of nanocellulose
  • Table 5: Nanocellulose nanocrystal sources and scale
  • Table 6: Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
  • Table 7: Cellulose nanocrystals production methods
  • Table 8: Safety of Micro/Nanofibrillated cellulose
  • Table 9: Nanocellulose producers and production capacity (Current and projected)
  • Table 10: Specialty Cellulose Pulp Capacity-000s tons per year
  • Table 11: Nanocellulose production ca- pacities, tons per year, all types, forecast from 2009 to 2024
  • Table 12: Published patent publications for nanocellulose, 1997-2013
  • Table 13: Research publications on nanocellulose materials and composites, 1996-2012
  • Table 14: Nanocellulose patents by field of application to 2013
  • Table 15: Example nanocellulose patents by organisation
  • Table 16: Nanocellulose patents by organisation, 2014
  • Table 17: Nanocellulose market supply chain
  • Table 18: Limitations of nanocellulose in the development of polymer nanocomposites
  • Table 19: Nanocellulose in the composites market, application developers and target market estimates
  • Table 20: Nanocellulose in the paper and pulp market, application developers and target market estimates
  • Table 21: Nanocellulose in the biomedical and life sciences market, application developers and target market estimates
  • Table 22: Nanocellulose in the coatings and films market, application developers and target market estimates
  • Table 23: Nanocellulose in the rheology modifier market, application developers and target market estimates
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