CNF (Cellulose Nano Fiber) Market 2024

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CNF (Cellulose Nanofiber), CeF (Cellulose Fiber)

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Manufacturers, universities

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Sustainable materials have been attracting attention across industries in recent years. Under the circumstances, applications of plant-derived cellulose nanofibers (CNF) and microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) have been increasing. For instance, its unique properties of high dispersion stability, emulsion stability, and thixotropy enabled CNF to gain popularity as functional additives. It is valued as compound for structural materials for its light weight and high elasticity. Foamability and recyclability have made it a way into sports shoes and daily necessities. Even mobility-related products such as water bikes adopted CNF in 2023. Meanwhile, in addition to its cost advantages, MFC has gained recognition as a sustainable material, and increasingly adopted in a wide range of applications. In all cases, manufacturers are moving on to practical application phase. Going forward, we need to keep an eye on trends in application development.


I   Perspectives on Cellulose Nano Fiber Market 

- Next 10 years will be the “reborn” phase to establish the status of Cellulose Nano Fiber (CNF) as eco-friendly material contributing to Japan’s “Carbon Neutral 2050”
- Domestic production volume of CNF, Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC), and Cellulose Fiber (CeF) altogether in 2024 will be around 10% of global production
- As functional additives, CNF established a certain position as high value-added product
- As compound, CNF is gaining popularity for its eco-friendliness (“carbon negative” aspect) and cost merit by use of micron-sized CeF 
- CNF-reinforced recycled resin increases expectation for automotive application; improvements in impact resistance is underway
- "Bio squared" products, such as CNF compounded with PLA or NR, gives advantage to CNF as structural material
- Find the best solution based on required performance and cost! – find optimum match(es) among CNFs that range in 3000 sizes from micron to nano

II   Market Trends of CNF, MFC, & CeF 

1. Trends of CNF by Production Method
1-1.Chemical Treatment
1-2.Mechanical Treatment
2. Trends of CNF by Major Application
2-1.As Functional Additive
2-2.As Compound for Structural Material
3. Trends of MFC & CeF by Production Method
3-1.Chemical Treatment of MFC
3-2.Mechanical Treatment of MFC and CeF
4. Trends of MFC & CeF by Major Application
4-1.As Functional Additive
4-2.As Compound for Structural Material

III   Trends of Downstream Industries Utilizing CNF

1. Trends of CNF Products for Mobility-related Market
2. Trends of CNF Products for Other Markets
1) Electricity, electronics
2) Manufacturing industries
4) Construction, civil engineering
5) Fashion
6) Cosmetics, toiletry
7) Agriculture

IV   Trends and Strategies at CNF Manufacturers

  • Nippon Paper Industries 
  • Oji Holdings Corporation 
  • DKS Co. Ltd. 
  • Sugino Machine Ltd.
  • Seiko PMC Corporation
  • Nature Gift Co., Ltd. 
  • Risho Kogyo Ltd. 
  • Panasonic Production Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Tomoegawa Corporation 
  • Osaka University 


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