Lignin is the most abundant natural raw material available on Earth in terms of solar energy storage. It represents 30 per cent of all the non-fossil organic carbon on Earth. Lignin can be used as a green alternative to many petroleum-derived substances, such as fuels, resins, rubber additives, thermoplastic blends, nutra and pharmaceuticals. It is also known to be the only renewable source for industrial aromatics production. Lignin can be found in other plants, such as cereal straws, bamboo and bagasse, but it is in wood that lignin content is the highest in terms of weight: 20–35 percent in wood compared to 3–25 per cent in other lignin sources.
Typically, kraft and organosolv lignins are two suitable candidates, whereas lignosulfonates will most likely lead to lower-value chemicals, which require more complicated processing.
In this report, we mainly analyze the lignosulphonates and Kraft lignin, including sodium lignosulfonate products, calcium lignosulfonate products, magnesium lignosulfonate products and Kraft lignin etc.
Lignosulfonates or sulfonated lignin, are water-soluble anionic polyelectrolyte polymers: they are byproducts from the production of wood pulp using sulfite pulping. Lignosulfonates can be used in a variety of commercial, manufacturing, mining, drilling and engineering applications. Lignin polymers act as excellent and cost effective binders (binding agents) in the dispersion of carbon black, pesticides and dyes as well as pellets (agglomeration) such as pelletized limestone, animal feed pellets, organic waste agglomeration, coal briquettes/ pellets, briquetting of mineral dust (fines, shavings, turnings), biomass pellets.
Kraft lignin is an inexpensive and abundant byproduct of pulp mills that can be used in the synthesis of adhesives and Lignin Productss along with energy production. Kraft lignins have different chemical properties than lignosulfonates. There are no sulfonate groups present, so kraft lignin is only soluble in alkaline solution (pH above 10). Kraft lignin can thus be precipitated from black liquor by lowering the pH to 10 with a suitable acid.
Lignin and Lignin-Based Products can be broadly classified into three types: Kraft Lignin, Lignosulphonates and other, and the proportion of Lignosulphonates in 2017 is about 88.7%.
The global Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market was 750 million US$ in 2017 and is expected to 1380 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 8.0% between 2018 and 2025.
This report studies the Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2013-2017 and forecast data 2018-2025; This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products in these regions, from 2013 to 2025, covering
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC Countries)
The various contributors involved in the value chain of the product include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers. The key manufacturers in this market include
Tembec (Rayonier Advanced Materials)
Wuhan East China Chemical
Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical
Xinyi Feihuang Chemical
By the product type, the market is primarily split into
By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments
We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives of this report are:
To study and analyze the global Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market size (value & volume) by company, key regions/countries, products and application, history data from 2013 to 2017, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market by identifying its various subsegments.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
Focuses on the key global Lignin and Lignin-Based Products manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
To analyze the Lignin and Lignin-Based Products with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
To project the value and volume of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K MT). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.
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Commercial research & development (R&D) institutions
Importers and exporters
Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms
Trade associations and industry bodies
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Further breakdown of Lignin and Lignin-Based Products market on basis of the key contributing countries.
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