There are global concerns regarding the use of non-renewable materials in manufacturing and increasing environmental legislation. There is pressure, both consumer and regulatory, for products that are more environmentally friendly and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. As a result, the use of natural fibers in products and composites will continue to grow as major contributors towards a biobased economy.
Natural fibers are either plant-based (ligno) cellulosics, animal-based protein fibers or inorganic polymers. They possess advantages over synthetic fibres including widespread availability, low cost, low density, acceptable modulus-weight ratio, high acoustic damping, low manufacturing energy consumption, low carbon footprint and biodegradability.
Report contents include:
- Market drivers for natural fibers.
- Market trends.
- Global revenues for natural fibers 2020-2030, by fiber types, market and region.
- Technology challenges.
- Covid-19 market impact.
- Analysis of types of natural fibers.
- Markets for natural fibers, including composites, aerospace, automotive, construction & building, sports & leisure, textiles, consumer products and packaging.
- Profiles of 67 natural fiber companies. Companies profiled include Ananas Anam, BASF, Bast Fiber Technologies Inc., BComp, Circular Systems, Evrnu, Natural Fiber Welding, Icytos and many more.
1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1 Market drivers for natural fibers
3.2 Global revenues for natural fibers 2020-2030
3.2.1 By fiber type
3.2.2 By market
3.2.3 By region
3.3 Technology challenges
3.4 Future trends
3.5 Covid-19 impact
4 NATURAL FIBER TYPES
4.1 Application, manufacturing method, and matrix materials of natural fibers
4.2 Advantages of natural fibers
4.4 Plants (cellulose, lignocellulose)
4.4.1 Seed fibers
4.4.2 Bast fibers
4.4.3 Leaf fibers
4.4.4 Fruit fibers
4.4.5 Stalk fibers from agricultural residues
22.214.171.124 Wheat and rice
4.4.6 Soft and hardwoods
4.4.7 Cane, grasses and reed
126.96.36.199 Switch grass
188.8.131.52 Sugarcane (agricultural residues)
184.108.40.206 Fresh grass (green biorefinery)
4.4.8 Modified natural polymers
4.5 Animal (fibrous protein)
220.127.116.11 Alternative leather materials
4.6 Other natural fibers
5 MARKETS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
5.1.1 Natural fiber injection moulding compounds
5.1.2 Non-woven natural fiber mat composites
5.1.3 Aligned natural fiber-reinforced composites
5.1.4 Natural fiber biobased polymer compounds
5.1.5 Natural fiber biobased polymer non-woven mats
5.1.6 Natural fiber biobased polymer composites
5.1.7 Natural fiber thermoset bioresin composites
5.4 Construction and building
5.4.1 Wood plastic composites and building materials
5.5 Sports and leisure
5.6.1 Consumer apparel
5.7 Consumer products
5.8.1 Food packaging
5.8.2 Beverage packaging
6 GLOBAL NATURAL FIBERS MARKET
6.1 Overall global fibers market
6.2 Plant-based fiber production
6.3 Animal-based natural fiber production
7 NATURAL FIBER PRODUCERS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. Market drivers for natural fibers.
Table 2. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by fiber type.
Table 3. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by market.
Table 4. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by region.
Table 5. Properties of natural fibers.
Table 6. Characteristics and composition of natural fibers.
Table 7. Types of natural fibers.
Table 8. Application, manufacturing method, and matrix materials of natural fibers.
Table 9. Typical properties of natural fibers.
Table 10. Alternative leather materials.
Table 11. Commercial applications of natural fibers.
Table 12. Application of natural fibers in composites.
Table 13. Typical properties of short natural fiber-thermoplastic composites.
Table 14. Properties of non-woven natural fiber mat composites.
Table 15. Properties of aligned natural fiber composites.
Table 16. Properties of natural fiber-bio-based polymer compounds.
Table 17. Properties of natural fiber-bio-based
Table 18. Applications of natural fibers in automotive industry.
Table 19. Natural fiber-based parts in different models of automotive manufacturers.
Table 20. Companies producing natural fiber sporting composites.
Table 21. Natural fiber sportswear products.
Table 22. Roof frame made of natural fiber.
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by fiber type.
Figure 2. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by market.
Figure 3. Global revenues for natural fibers, 2020-2030, by region.
Figure 4. Types of natural fibers.
Figure 5. TESLA Electric GT car.
Figure 6. Door produced from Hemp fiber.
Figure 7. Footwear from Indianes.
Figure 8. Global fiber production in 2019, by fiber type, million tonnes.
Figure 9. Plant-based fiber production 2010-2030, by fiber type, million tons.
Figure 9. Animal based fiber production 2010-2030, by fiber type, million tons.