Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market

Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Purity Level, By Application, By Property, By Regional Outlook, Strategy, Challenges and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-7437 Publication Date: February-2022 Number of Pages: 238
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Market Report Description

The Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market size is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 3.7% CAGR during the forecast period.

Carboxymethyl cellulose is a cellulose derivative made from plants, monochloroacetic acid, and caustic soda. Due to the increased demand from culinary and pharmaceutical applications, the demand for carboxymethyl cellulose is anticipated to increase in a rapid manner. Moreover, some of the growth catalysts for the market are increasing requirement for stabilizing agents in the food and beverage industries, rising demand from additional culinary applications such as thickeners, suspending agents, and bulking agents.

Carboxymethyl cellulose is an artificial tear replacement. It's used to keep dry eyes lubricated. It's also used to relieve the burning, irritation, and/or discomfort associated with dry eyes. It's also used to re-wet and lubricate soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. It's also used to reduce the dryness, inflammation, and discomfort that come with wearing contact lenses.

Excellent thickening ability, rheology modification, water retention, filtration reduction, binding, dispersing, floating, crystallization inhibition, and ion exchange properties of carboxymethyl cellulose make it an ideal material for utilization in the formulation of ceramics, coatings, detergents, drilling fluids, food and beverages, paper, and textiles. Carboxymethyl cellulose is also used as an emulsion stabilizer in injection, a tablet adhesion and film-forming agent, and in a variety of medicinal and cosmetic applications.

In addition, CMC is utilized in a variety of glue and adhesive formulations for usage on practically any material. The leather industry makes extensive use of it. CMC has been used with starch and phenol-formaldehyde to create efficient adhesives for joining wood to other wood.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Due to the diffusion of one of the most fatal pandemics of the century, various industries across the world have undergone a substantial downfall. COVID-19 is a contagious infection that appeared in China's Hubei province in late December 2020 for the first time, in the city of Wuhan. Exporters in both developing and developed countries have faced a significant number of obstacles as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The market has been significantly impacted by supply chain disruptions, shortage of labor across numerous markets. Lockdowns and curfews were enforced in countries all over the world with the purpose to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, affected people's lifestyles, health and well-being, and manufacturing businesses. Exporters are facing significant disruption during this pandemic, including import and export restrictions on various goods, as well as quarantine and lockdown guidelines enforced by governments.

Market Growth Factors:

Rise in demand for Food additives

There is a substantial utilization of carboxymethyl cellulose across the food industry around the world. The use of CMCX eliminates the need for churners and salt ice mixtures, which are commonly used in ice cream production. Further, premixes, bread items, instant noodles, meat products, sauces, quick-frozen food, and other ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products are ongoing trends nowadays. CMC is commonly used in food to absorb and hold water, limit crystal development, serve as a binder, extend shelf life, and create desirable texture or body.

Constantly rising demand and manufacturing of Detergent

Carboxymethyl cellulose comprises a variety of attributes that are highly beneficial in the detergent industry. The sodium derivative of carboxymethyl cellulose is widely used in the production of detergents due to its excellent anti-soil redepositing properties. Moreover, in detergents, it also acts as a particle suspender to remove dust and impurities from the cloth, color retention agent to prevent fading of colors post the wash, homogenizer, stabilizer, as well as skin and texture protector.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

Lack of nutrients when used as an edible

Carboxymethyl cellulose is broadly being utilized in the food and beverages industry across the world intending to produce more edibles comprising this product. However, it is just a substitute that is used for replacing multiple agents. Carboxymethyl cellulose is a component in a supplement and cannot be considered as a whole food. Despite the fact that cellulose gum is widely regarded as a safe and appropriate food additive, there is still a possibility of it containing unknown dangers.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Purity Level Outlook

Based on the Purity Level, the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market is divided into Highly Purified, Technical Grade, and Industrial Grade. In 2020, the technical grade segment procured a significant revenue share of the carboxymethyl Cellulose Market. The significant growth of this segment is attributed to the utilization of technical grade carboxymethyl cellulose for various industrial purposes such as Coatings, adhesives, pulp and paper, textiles, and other industrial uses.

Application Outlook

Based on the Application, the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market is segregated into Food & Beverages, Oil & refining, Pharmaceutical, Paint & Textile, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Paper Coating & Household Care, and Others. In 2020, the Cosmetics & Personal Care segment held a promising revenue share of the carboxymethyl cellulose market. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed to the increasing use of carboxymethyl cellulose in numerous cosmetic products. For instance, as a slip agent to offer more smooth texture in beauty creams, an anti-caking agent in foundations, and as a film former in nail polishes to provide a thin layer of the product.

Property Outlook

Based on the property, the carboxymethyl cellulose market is segmented into Thickening Agent, Stabilizer, Binder and Anti-repository Agent, Lubricator, Emulsifier, and Excipient. In 2020, the thickening Agent segment held the largest revenue share of the carboxymethyl cellulose market. The growth of this segment is a contribution of the fact that Carboxymethyl cellulose is utilized as a thickening agent in a variety of sectors, including paint and textiles, cosmetics, paper, household care, oil and refining, pharmaceuticals, and construction.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 1.5 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 1.9 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 3.7% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 238
Number of Tables 419
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Purity Level, Application, Property, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Rise in demand for Food additives
  • Constantly rising demand and manufacturing of Detergent
  • Lack of nutrients when used as an edible

Regional Outlook

Based on Region, the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market is analyzed across North America, Europe, APAC, and LAMEA. In 2020, Asia Pacific acquired the largest revenue share of the entire Carboxymethyl Cellulose market. The growth of the regional market is attributed to the large volume of CMC usage in the oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food & beverage industries in the region, Moreover, the rapid speed of ongoing developments across the region would further introduce a substantial pool of opportunities for the growth of the Carboxymethyl Cellulose market across APAC.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market size to reach USD 1.9 Billion by 2027

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include DKS Co. Ltd., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Akzo Nobel N.V., The Dow Chemical Company, Ashland Global Holdings, Inc., Zibo Hailan Chemical Co., Ltd., Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., J.M. Huber Corporation, and Amtex Corp SA de CV.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Voice User Interface Market

  • Mar-2019: Nippon Paper Industries expanded its geographical reach by opening a new facility for the functional cellulose product carboxymethyl cellulose at the Gotsu Mill (Gotsu City, Shimane Prefecture). Following the expansion, the company would boost its foundations of the business and shaping its future growth.
  • Sep-2017: Nippon Paper Industries expanded its geographical reach by establishing a cellulose nanofiber (also known as CNF) mass production facility for food and cosmetics at the Gotsu Mill. Moreover, CM-CNF refers to micro-fibrillated cellulose with fiber widths of various to dozens of nanometers. Through this, the company would include new additives for food and cosmetics using its characteristics traditional additives or thickeners such as CMC (carboxymethyl celluloses) don't have.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Purity Level

  • Highly Purified
  • Technical Grade
  • Industrial Grade

By Application

  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Paint & Textile
  • Oil & Refining
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Paper Coating & Household Care
  • Others

By Property

  • Thickening Agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Lubricator
  • Emulsifier
  • Binder & Anti-repository Agent
  • Excipient

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • DKS Co. Ltd.
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Ashland Global Holdings, Inc.
  • Zibo Hailan Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
  • J.M. Huber Corporation
  • Amtex Corp SA de CV
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global carboxymethyl cellulose market size is expected to reach $1.9 billion by 2027.

Constantly rising demand and manufacturing of Detergent are driving the market in coming years, however, lack of nutrients when used as an edible have limited the growth of the market.

DKS Co. Ltd., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Akzo Nobel N.V., The Dow Chemical Company, Ashland Global Holdings, Inc., Zibo Hailan Chemical Co., Ltd., Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd., J.M. Huber Corporation, and Amtex Corp SA de CV.

The Highly Purified market acquired maximum revenue share in the Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market by Purity Level 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $1,045.6 million by 2027.

The Lubricator market shows highest growth rate of 4.5% during (2021 - 2027).

The Asia Pacific market is the fastest growing region in the Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market by Region 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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