Report Description

Global Cellulose Ether & Its Derivatives Market By Product Type (Methyl, Hydroxyethyl, Ethyl, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Hydroxymethyl Methylcellulose (HMC)), By Application (Personal Care, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals and Others), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2024

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  • Industry : Chemicals

Global cellulose ether & its derivatives market was valued at $ 4.5 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $ 6.4 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period. High-growth application areas including personal care, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and construction along with expansion and new product launch activities undertaken by companies are the major factors expected to drive cellulose ether & its derivatives market, globally, during the forecast period.

The market for cellulose ether & its derivatives has been segmented into product type, application and region. Based on product type, the market has been categorized into methyl, hydroxyethyl, ethyl, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose and hydroxymethyl methylcellulose (HMC). Further, based on application, the market has been segmented into pharmaceuticals, personal care, foods & beverages, paints & coatings, oilfields and others. Among these, the pharmaceutical industry is the largest consumer of cellulose ether & its derivatives and accounted for a significant share of the market, in terms of value, in 2018, fueled by increasing demand for advanced drugs.

Hydroxyethyl is anticipated to be the fastest growing product type during the forecast period, owing to high growth in end-use industries including, pharmaceuticals, construction and oil drilling. Carboxymethyl cellulose segment dominated global market in 2018 and is expected to account for the largest market share in coming years, as it has major applications in industrial, foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals and personal care sectors. The surface-active properties of cellulose ether allow it to act as a thickener and stabilizer in aqueous solutions, making it a beneficial additive in numerous commercial products and industries, including PVC products and pharmaceutical, construction, food & beverages, petroleum and cosmetics industries.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for cellulose ether & its derivatives, accounting for more than half of the global market. Within the region, China dominates the region’s cellulose ether & its derivatives market, closely followed by India. The market growth in the region is attributed to competitive costs of manufacturing coupled with expansion of production capacities.

Some of the key players in the market include Akzonobel, The DOW Chemical Company, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Ashland Inc., Daicel Finechem Ltd., Lotte Fine Chemicals, DKS Co. Ltd., China Ruitai International Holdings Co. Ltd., CP Kelco and Fenchem Biotek Ltd.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast global cellulose ether & its derivatives market size.
  • To forecast global cellulose ether & its derivatives market based on product type, application and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global cellulose ether & its derivatives market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global cellulose ether & its derivatives market.
  • To conduct the pricing analysis for cellulose ether & its derivatives market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of cellulose ether & its derivatives.


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Some of the leading players in global cellulose ether & its derivatives market are Akzonobel, The DOW Chemical Company, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Ashland Inc., Daicel Finechem Ltd., Lotte Fine Chemicals, DKS Co. Ltd., China Ruitai International Holdings Co. Ltd., CP Kelco and Fenchem Biotek Ltd.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global cellulose ether & its derivatives market.

TechSci Research calculated global cellulose ether & its derivatives market size using a top-down approach, where data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Cellulose Ether & Its Derivatives manufacturers and suppliers
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to metal biocides
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global cellulose ether & its derivatives market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Product Type:
    • Methyl
    • Hydroxyethyl
    • Ethyl
    • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
    • Carboxymethyl Cellulose
    • Hydroxymethyl Methylcellulose (HMC)
  • Market, by Application:
    • Personal Care
    • Food & Beverages
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Oilfield Applications
    • Others
  • Market, by Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • France
      • Germany
      • Russia
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Qatar

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global cellulose ether & its derivatives market.

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