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11 December 2012
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Cellulose ether is a billion dollar market, which is expected to reach $2.3 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2012-2017. Currently, methyl cellulose & derivatives and ethyl cellulose & derivatives are expected to boost the global market.
Cellulose ether is finding its usage in diverse applications owing to its unique properties such as rheology, viscosity increment effect, water retention, and solubility which no other material exhibit. There is hardly any material that has proved to be a suitable alternative for cellulose ether which is a key market booster for latter. The high growth application areas such as personal care, pharmaceuticals, construction sector, and food ingredients are some important end-users for cellulose ether market.
Cellulose ether is consumed worldwide across a broad spectrum of applications. To cater to the demand of the market, there are number of players in the industry involved in its production and their derivatives. Some of the important market players for cellulose ether are The Dow Chemicals Company (U.S.), Ashland Speciality Chemicals (U.S.), and Shin Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd (Japan). To cater to the demand across the globe, the manufacturers have built up their production facilities in many regions which increase accessibility to the users.
The report covers the major cellulose ether market which includes carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl cellulose & derivatives and ethyl cellulose & derivatives. It also studies sub segments including methyl cellulose, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, hydroxy ethyl methyl cellulose, hydroxy ethyl cellulose, and ethyl cellulose. The report analyses the market for cellulose ether with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and winning imperatives related to the industry. The market study also includes microcrystalline cellulose powder and its applications in pharmaceuticals, food, and other industries.
The total market for cellulose ether has been analyzed based on the porter's five forces model. This gives an idea about the current on goings in the industry at a commercial level. The report also provides market share for cellulose ether manufacturers. It represents the top players contributing to the cellulose ether industry. The market is also analyzed based on the patents filled by different industrial participants over a period of time. This elaborates about the latest products and technologies within the cellulose ether market on which the manufacturers have been focusing over the past few years.
Cellulose ether and its derivatives have been used in diverse application including food & beverages, drugs, cosmetics, personal care, construction, surface coatings, etc. Carboxymethyl cellulose is the major market with respect to volume demand. It has a wide band of applications within different industries including food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paper products, adhesives, lithography, ceramics, detergents, and textiles. Such diverse applications along with its low pricing have made carboxymethyl cellulose as one of the major market share holder within all the cellulose ether product categories.
The market is analyzed based on different types of cellulose ethers and their derivatives. These include carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl cellulose, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose, hydroxy ethyl methyl cellulose, hydroxy ethyl cellulose, and ethyl cellulose. The market data for these product types is given with respect to volume (thousand tons) and value ($million). The data is based on the demand for all the cellulose ether categories.
The cellulose ether market is also classified based on the applications of different cellulose ethers and derivatives. Each type of parent segment is studied with respect to its individual application. Carboxymethyl cellulose has its major applications in food and beverage and drugs and cosmetics. Methyl cellulose and derivatives have their major application in pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, personal care, and construction. Ethyl cellulose and derivatives have their major applications in surface coatings and paints, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, construction, and food industry. The market data for all the applications is given in the study with respect to volume (thousand tons). The data is based on the demand for all the application categories.
The market study segments the cellulose ether market with respect to major regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. The regions are further segmented for Asia - China and Rest of Asia and Europe - Western Europe and Rest of Europe. The market data for these regions are given with respect to volume (thousand tons) and value ($million). The data is based on the demand for all the cellulose ether categories.
Another key products category - microcrystalline cellulose powder (MCCP) has been mentioned as a part of the report. The market data in volumes (demand) for MCCP is analyzed. The report also gives an idea about the market trends, applications and key market players at a global level for microcrystalline cellulose market.
The report also presents a competitive landscape which covers different strategies and developments which the cellulose ether companies have done in the past few years. Furthermore, different market participants within the cellulose ether market are also profiled in the report. This gives details about the company which include company overview, financial details, products, strategy, and recent developments.
The report segments the global cellulose ether market as:
On the basis of product:
Methyl cellulose and derivatives
Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose
Hydroxy ethyl methyl cellulose
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)
Ethyl Cellulose and Derivatives
Hydroxy ethyl cellulose
On the basis of applications:
Methyl cellulose and derivatives
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)
Food and beverages
Drugs and cosmetics
Ethyl cellulose and derivatives
Surface coatings and paints
Pharmaceutical and cosmetics
On the basis of geography:
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