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Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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  • 243 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 5030731

Global Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market to Reach $1.5 Billion by 2026


Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) is a key ingredient in the food processing, pharmaceutical and beauty product industries with several other industrial applications. Essentially, MCC is a cellulose derivative extracted from wood and plant fibres. Most common sources for the MCC are cotton linters and rags, cellulose pulp from coniferous tree wood, fabric waste, stalks of cotton plants, water hyacinths and wool. The presence of hydrochloric acid in extrusion process facilitates the fractional cellulose depolymerisation of the type I? ?-cellulose precursor. Steam, mineral acids, reactive agents or enzymes are deployed in synthesis of MCC, depending on the method of extraction - steam explosion, acid hydrolysis, reactive extrusion or enzyme mediated extraction, ultra sonication and mechanical grinding. Sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid and ionic liquids are used in acid hydrolysis. The most popular method uses aqueous hydrolysed cellulose slurry which is spray dried after neutralizing. Hydrolysis disintegrates complex polymers of cellulose into microcrystals and dissolves lignin, beta cellulose, gamma cellulose and hemicellulose in the acid-water mixture, aiding the easier extraction of ?-cellulose precursor. These natural polymers are comprised of cellulose polymer chains with glucose grouped as spiral microfibrils with glycosidic bonds.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) estimated at US$1.1 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.5 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 8% over the analysis period. Wood, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 7.6% CAGR and reach US$1.3 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Non-Wood segment is readjusted to a revised 9.5% CAGR for the next 7-year period. Despite price volatility and availability of cheaper alternatives, wood is expected to dominate as the major source of MCC. Conifers, spruce, pine and fir trees, hardwood trees still account for the largest part of commercial wood pulp used to extract MCC. The food processing and pharmaceutical industries are strengthening the demand for non-wood based MCC extracted from plant waste/agricultural recycling owing to cost advantages.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $290.3 Million in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $225.1 Million by 2026


The Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) market in the U.S. is estimated at US$290.3 Million in the year 2022. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$225.1 Million by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 11% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.8% and 6.6% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 6.2% CAGR.

Demand for Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) post COVID-19 is expected to accelerate led by an improving economy and resurgence in business confidence across key end-use sectors. As a stable economy consumes increased volumes of manufactured goods for use in residential, industrial, commercial and business markets, the manufacturing sector is poised to perk up operations. The scenario therefore offers significant opportunities for MCC, a quality ingredient used as binding agent, emulsifier, softener, suspending aid, thickener or stabilizer in personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, detergents, paints, and several other sectors. Transformation in food consumption patterns favoring processed and ready to eat foods will bolster demand for MCC in food additives and modifiers, while the growing popularity of cosmetics and increasing intake of pharmaceutical products would benefit application of MCC used as a process enhancer in these industries. Pellets, capsules, sachets, tablets are the most popular dosage forms that contain MCC as a key inactive pharmaceutical ingredient. Novel dosage forms including sustained release and quick release tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, liquid dosage formulations, matrix tablets and multi particulate dosage forms, topical formulations all contain MCC as a key excipient and growing popularity of easy-to-use specific dosage formulations is expected to boost the growth of MCC in pharmaceutical segment, making it the fastest growing end use of MCC. Growing research and development activity, increasing investments worldwide, and different formulations, have rendered pharmaceutical industry to become the top end use of MCC with newer formulations drive the growth of the market all along. Expanding applications of biological leavening agents further fuel demand for MCC as an excipient. Another significant reason driving the demand for MCC in pharmaceutical sector is the rising volume of geriatric population demanding novel pharmaceutical products in terms of ingredients and easy to use dosage formats.

Select Competitors (Total 39 Featured):

  • Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd.
  • Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
  • DFE Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • JRS PHARMA LP
  • Libraw Pharma
  • Mingtai Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Roquette
  • Shandong Xinda Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  • Sigachi Industries Pvt. Ltd.

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  • Market presence across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial
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Table of Contents

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • Impact Across Key Verticals
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Short- & Long-Term Changes in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Pharmaceutical-Grade MCC to Evade COVID-19 Impact
  • Participants in Food Industry Step Up to Embrace New Trends & Consumer Behavior
  • US Per Store Average Growth in Sales of Health Foods March-June 2020 (In %)
  • COVID-19 Hits Beauty & Cosmetics Market
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2022 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC): A Prelude
  • Applications of MCC
  • Outlook
  • Wood Dominates as the MCC Source
  • Major Geographic Markets
  • Market Restraints
  • Competition
  • Market Share of Leading Players in Global Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) market: 2019
  • Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • MCC Gains Traction in Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Strong Rise in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to Drive Demand for MCC
  • World Prescription Drug Sales (in US$ Billion) for Year 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • World Generic (Prescription ) Drug Sales in US$ Billion for Year 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • World Orphan Drug (Prescription) Sales in US$ Billion for Year 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • COVID-19 Raises the Demand for Supplements and Nutraceuticals, Driving the Demand for MCC
  • Global Nutraceuticals Market in US$ Billion: 2011, 2019 and 2024
  • Silicified Microcrystalline Cellulose: A Novel Tableting Excipient
  • Rise in Consumption of Processed Food Drives Opportunities for MCC
  • Lower Per Capita Consumption Offers Huge Market Potential in Developing Countries. Global Per Capita Consumption (Volume) of Bakery Products by Country: 2019
  • Global Bakery Products Market in US$ Billion: 2011- 2024
  • Growing Consumer Inclination Towards Low-Carb And No-Trans-Fats Foods Accelerates Growth Prospects
  • Alarming Rise in Obesity: A Business Case for MCC
  • Average Per Capita Annual Health Expenditure (In US$) due to Obesity
  • Obesity Prevalence Rate (%) in Select Countries for the Years 2019 and 2030P
  • Trend towards Natural Cosmetics Drives Demand for MCC
  • Application of MCC in Cosmetics
  • Global Cosmetic Products Market Value in US$ Billion for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • Emerging and Advanced Applications of MCC Drive Opportunities
  • Production Technology Improvements Bode Well for Market Growth
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
CANADA
JAPAN
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
CHINA
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
EUROPE
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
FRANCE
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
GERMANY
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
ITALY
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
SPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
LATIN AMERICA
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Latin America for 2022 (E)
MIDDLE EAST
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Middle East for 2022 (E)
AFRICA
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Africa for 2022 (E)
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 39

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd.
  • Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
  • DFE Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Huzhou City Linghu Xinwang Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • JRS PHARMA LP
  • Libraw Pharma
  • Mingtai Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Roquette
  • Shandong Xinda Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  • Sigachi Industries Pvt. Ltd.