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What is the Future of Cellulose Filaments in the race of Biomaterials?

Understanding the Miracle Product: Cellulose Filaments

Cellulose Filaments can be defined as a novel material which can be obtained from wood pulp fibers. The process associated with cellulose filaments is completely environment friendly as it involves mechanical peeling of wooden fibers to make filaments. The entire manufacturing process is green and eco-friendly as it does not utilize any sort of chemicals or enzymes or catalysts. The Cellulose filaments, so produced are extremely light, flexible, biodegradable and can function as a strengthening or reinforcement agent for applications in wide range of industries including composites, thermosets, thermoplastics, paints & coatings, packaging, building & construction, transportation, adhesives, oil & gas, aerospace, etc.

The latest and most trending news to hit the Global Cellulose Filaments Market is that the Canada based R&D business firm known as Performance BioFilaments is constructing a new manufacturing facility catered to the production of various derivatives of commercialized cellulose filaments for the improvement and enhancement of functional features of composites, plastics, concrete, adhesives, etc.

The upcoming TechSci Research Report on “Global Cellulose Filaments Market, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2012-2026” talks about various salient points of the Global Cellulose Filaments market. Here is the snapshot of various drivers and market trends & developments towards expansion of commercialized cellulose filaments in different parts of the world:

Overview of North American Cellulose Filaments Industry:

Various global vendors along with large number of Canadian firms are moving forward to capitalize the market opportunities in the emerging field of cellulose filaments. It is estimated that the applications of cellulose filaments in the North American Paper & Pulp industry alone, accounts for an annual consumption of more than 120 thousand metric tons. The various applications served by cellulose filaments in the paper & pulp industry are paperboard packaging, paper towel, tissue papers, toilet rolls, newsprint, etc. Owing to the environmental benefits of cellulose filaments such as zero emissions, the adoption of cellulose filaments is gaining emergence in other high-value applications as well.

Canada Production and Consumption Breakup of Pulp & Paper Industry, 2016


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Natural Resources Canada

Conducive Funding and Investments in the Sector to Curb GHG Emissions:

Canadian Government is extensively supporting the development and marketing of innovative and sustainable forest products. The Natural Resources Canada has granted a monetary funding of USD15 Million to the Québec based Kruger Biomaterials Company, under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program to promote the commercialization of renewable and recyclable cellulose filaments in the country.

US Pulp and Paper Sector Contribution to GHG Emissions, 2011-16

                                             Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA

Easy Availability of Raw Material is Driving the Growth in Cellulose Filaments:

The general raw material required to produce cellulose filaments is the wood fiber, which is abundantly available across the forests spanning North America and worldwide. The global pulp and paper industry is keen on utilizing cellulose filaments to manufacture high quality end products as the process is highly cost-effective due to easy availability of certified wood fibers. For instance, Australia is marked with the presence of approximately 95% of total wood fiber sourced from country’s plantations and forests which are approved and certified by the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) under the scheme of the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC).

Top 10 Global Nations with Largest Area of Certified Forests & Plantations, Million Hectares


                                                                                                              Source: Australian Forest Products Association


In conclusion, the Global Cellulose Filaments Market is projected to surpass USD500 Million mark by the end of 2026. The primary driving force for cellulose filaments is that it can potentially replace hardwood pulp, thereby regenerating demand for pulp and paper in writing paper and newsprint applications. In addition to this, the wood-fiber derivative also finds applications in polymer and composite products, thereby substituting oil-based plastics. Consequently, wide range of applications in end user industries ranging from automotive and manufacturing to construction and consumer products on account of enhanced performance, economic viability and sustainability are anticipated to boost the Global Cellulose Filaments Market through 2026.

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Global Cellulose Filaments Market, By Function (Reinforcement Agent, Rheology Modifier and Others), By End-User Industry (Pulp & Paper, Automotive, Construction, Cosmetics, Electronics and Others), By Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and South America), Competition Forecast and Opportunities,

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Growing applications of biomaterial in a broad array of industries due to lesser carbon footprint, reduced cost and higher renewable content is anticipated to drive the global Cellulose Filaments market through 2027.

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