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Cellulose Nanofibers in Packaging: Markets, Applications and Opportunities

  • ID: 4464363
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 165 Pages
  • Future Markets, Inc
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The bio-based and -active packaging market is growing due to the need for:

  • Environmentally friendly products
  • Improving food quality and safety during transportation.
  • Replacing petroleum-based, glass, metal, wax/plastic coated products.

Consumer demand for more environmental friendly products has lead to the development of nanocomposites derived from renewable sources with triggered biodegradability, but with the same mechanical properties as commonly used materials.

The global plastics sector currently produces approximately 250 million tons annually. Over 99% of this is derived from fossil fuels, and most of it is not biodegradable. Currently, the packaging materials are largely based on glass, aluminium and tin, and fossil derived synthetic plastics. These materials possess high strength and barrier properties. However, they are unsustainable, some are fragile such as glass, and their weight adds to energy costs for shipping.

Therefore, packaging recycling is of great importance, and this market is a potentially lucrative one for cellulose nanofibers (CNF/NFC), and is specifically targeted by most producers. CNF packaging demonstrate strength and stiffness close to that of polyolefines, and can be seen as a low cost "green" substitute for application in food packaging and conservation.

Bio-nanocomposites based on CNF are 100% fully biodegradable and are a prime candidate to replace petroleum-based packaging. Some of the shortcomings of biopolymers, such as weak mechanical and barrier properties can be significantly enhanced by the use of nanocellulose-based materials. CNF is being incorporated into transparent films with excellent barrier properties for application as potential replacement materials for PET plastics in food packaging.

The use of CNFs can potentially extend the food shelf life and can also improve the food quality as they can serve as carriers for a variety of active substances, such as anti-oxidants and anti-microbials.

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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 Applications
1.1.1 Main opportunities in nanocellulose
1.2 Production worldwide
1.2.1 Production plants and production status
1.3 Market drivers
1.4 Market and technical challenges
1.5 Global cellulose nanofibers market size

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3 NANOCELLULOSE
3.1 What is nanocellulose?
3.2 Types of nanocellulose
3.2.1 NanoFibrillar Cellulose (NFC)
3.2.1.1 Applications
3.2.1.2 Production methods of NFC producers
3.2.2 NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC)
3.2.2.1 Applications
3.2.3 Bacterial Cellulose (BCC)
3.2.3.1 Applications
3.3 Synthesis of cellulose materials
3.3.1 Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
3.3.2 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
3.3.3 Nanofibrillated cellulose (MFC)
3.3.4 Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
3.3.5 Bacterial cellulose particles (CNC)
3.4 Properties of nanocellulose
3.5 Advantages of nanocellulose
3.6 Manufacture of nanocellulose
3.7 Production methods
3.7.1 Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
3.7.2 Nanocrystalline celluose production methods

4 CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS MARKET STRUCTURE
4.1 Routes to commercialization
4.2 Market structure from materials production to end product
4.3 Volume of industry demand
4.4 Current end users for nanocellulose, by market and company

5 SWOT ANALYSIS FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS

6 REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

7 REGIONAL INITIATIVES AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING

8 CELLULOSE NANOFIBER APPLICATIONS

9 CELLULOSE NANOFIBER TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVEL (TRL)

10 CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN THE PACKAGING MARKET
10.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
10.1.1 Growth in the bio-based packaging sector
10.1.2 Growth in the barrier food packaging sector
10.1.3 Growth in active packaging
10.1.4 High demand for packaging films resistant to oxygen and moisture to increase shelf life
10.1.5 Shortcoming of packaging biopolymers
10.1.6 Sustainable packaging solutions
10.1.7 Demand for packaging with enhanced functionality
10.1.8 Anti-microbial packaging biofilm market is growing
10.1.9 Need to develop innovative new products in the paper and board industry
10.1.10 Environmental
10.2 APPLICATIONS
10.2.1 Packaging biocomposites
10.2.2 Anti-bacterial packaging
10.2.3 Gas barrier
10.2.4 Paper packaging
10.2.5 Paper coatings
10.3 GLOBAL MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
10.4 MARKET CHALLENGES

11 COMPANY PROFILES

12 REFERENCES

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications
Table 2: Markets and applications for nanocellulose
Table 3: Market opportunity assessment for nanocellulose, by application
Table 4: Nanocellulose production plants worldwide and production status
Table 5: Current and planned production capacities, by major suppliers, pilot/pre-commercial and commercial volumes
Table 6: Cellulose nanofiber products in Japan
Table 7: Potential volume estimates (tons) and penetration of cellulose nanofibers into key markets
Table 8: Nanocellulose properties
Table 9: Applications of nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC)
Table 10: Production methods of NFC producers
Table 11: Applications of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)
Table 12: Applications of bacterial cellulose (BC)
Table 13: Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 14: Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 15: Nanofibrillated cellulose (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 16: Cellulose nanocrystals (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 17: Cellulose nanocrystals (MFC) preparation methods, resulting materials and applications
Table 18: Properties and applications of nanocellulose
Table 19: Properties of cellulose nanofibrils relative to metallic and polymeric materials
Table 20: Nanocellulose nanocrystal sources and scale
Table 21: Nanofibrillated cellulose production methods
Table 22: Cellulose nanocrystals (NCC) production methods
Table 23: Cellulose nanofiber market structure
Table 24: Current and potential end users for cellulose nanofibers, by market and company
Table 25: SWOT analysis of cellulose nanofibers
Table 26: Safety of Micro/Nanofibrillated cellulose
Table 27: Potential high volume impact of cellulose nanofiber and likelihood of market impact
Table 48: Examples of antimicrobial immobilization into cellulose nanofibers
Table 49: Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers
Table 77: Global packaging market, billions US$
Table 50: Market assessment for cellulose nanofibers in packaging
Table 51: Application markets, competing materials, NFC advantages and current market size in packaging
Table 52: Market opportunity assessment for cellulose nanofibers in packaging
Table 53:Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the packaging market, 2015-2027 (tons)
Table 54: Market challenges rating for cellulose nanofibers in the packaging market

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: CNF wet powder
Figure 2: Cellulose nanofiber transparent sheet
Figure 3: CNF transparent sheet
Figure 4: Running shoes incorporating cellulose nanofibers
Figure 5: Ballpoint pen incorporating cellulose nanofibers
Figure 6: Onkyo speakers, incorporating CNF
Figure 7: Daio Paper toilet wipes
Figure 8: Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF) composite with polyethylene (PE)
Figure 9: Cellulose nanofibers market, by type, 2015-2027 (Tons)
Figure 10: Cellulose nanofiber market by region, 2017
Figure 11: Cellulose nanofiber market by region, 2027
Figure 12: Schematic diagram of partial molecular structure of cellulose chain with numbering for carbon atoms and n= number of cellobiose repeating unit
Figure 13: Scale of cellulose materials
Figure 14: Types of nanocellulose
Figure 15: Relationship between different kinds of nanocelluloses
Figure 16: TEM image of cellulose nanocrystals
Figure 17: Main steps involved in the preparation of NCC
Figure 18: Schematic of typical commercialization route for cellulose nanofiber producer
Figure 19: Volume of industry demand for nanocellulose by cellulose nanofiber producer sales, 2016
Figure 20: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for cellulose nanofibers
Figure 24: Example process for producing NFC packaging film
Figure 25: Demand for cellulose nanofibers in the packaging market, 2015-2017 (tons)
Figure 51: Asahi Kasei CNF fabric sheet
Figure 52: Properties of Asahi Kasei cellulose nanofiber nonwoven fabric
Figure 53: Nonwoven fabric made from CNF
Figure 54: Rheocrysta spray
Figure 55: Hydrophobization facilities for raw pulp
Figure 56: Mixing facilities for CNF-reinforced plastic
Figure 57: Nippon Paper Industries’ adult diapers
Figure 58: CNF transparent film
Figure 59: CNF wet powder
Figure 61: Bio-based barrier bags prepared from Tempo-CNF coated bio-HDPE film

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