Lignin Products Industry Overview
|Study Period:||2018 - 2028|
|Fastest Growing Market:||Asia Pacific|
|CAGR:||> 3.5 %|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Lignin Products Market Analysis
The market for lignin products is expected to witness a CAGR of over 3.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).
The COVID-19 pandemic had little effect on the market, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period.
The major factors driving the market are the increased consumption of lignosulfonates in concrete admixtures and the rising demand for animal feed.
However, the existing gap between R&D activities and consumer products is likely to hinder the growth of the market studied.
The increasing popularity of substituting fossil-based raw materials is anticipated to provide numerous opportunities over the forecast period.
Europe dominated the market with the largest consumption, but Asia-Pacific is likely to register the highest CAGR through the forecast period.
Lignin Products Industry Segments
Lignin is a biodegradable polymer/polymer blend, and lignin products are being used as replacements for fossil-based products. The lignin market is segmented by source, product type, application, and geography. By source, the market is segmented into kraft pulping, sulfite pulping, and cellulosic ethanol. The product type segmentation includes lignosulfonate, kraft lignin, high-purity lignin, and other product types. The application segmentation includes activated carbon, animal feed, carbon fibers, concrete additives, dispersants, phenol and derivatives, plastics/polymers, resins, vanillin, and other applications. By geography, the market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. The report offers the market size and forecasts for lignin products in terms of revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.
|Other Product Types|
|Phenol and Derivatives|
|Other Applications (Blends, Sorbents, etc.)|
Lignin Products Market Trends
This section covers the major market trends shaping the Lignin Products Market according to our research experts:
Concrete Additives are Expected to Dominate the Market
Lignin and its products find significant usage in concrete additives in the form of binders, dust suppressants, and others. They are used as binders for glass wool building insulation. They improve the performance of asphalt binders.
Lignin sulphonate has been historically used on roads for surface stabilization and dust control. Lignin-based products are safer and more economical than petroleum- and salt-based products that are typically applied to road surfaces. This is one of the major factors expected to boost the use of lignin-based products over the forecast period.
Geographically, Europe leads the way in the consumption of lignin as a concrete additive. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the fastest CAGR over the forecast period.
The significant infrastructure projects that are underway in Asia-Pacific are expected to boost the regional market.
According to a study by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the global construction industry is expected to reach USD 8 trillion by 2030, primarily driven by China, India, and the United States.
The growing construction industry is expected to increase the demand for various construction chemicals, including concrete additives, which will eventually drive the market for lignin.
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Europe is Expected to Dominate the Market
The European region is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to the presence of countries like Germany and the United Kingdom.
The European Union imposed stringent regulations on the use of chemicals in various segments due to various adverse effects. Fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals and water treatment chemicals are some of the major concern areas.
To avoid these consequences, the demand for bio-based products is increasing in the region, which, in turn, is expected to propel the demand for lignin products in Germany.
For instance, more than 20% of the new constructions in Germany are done using natural materials, such as concrete admixtures made from lignin.
Being the major hub for aerospace and automotive industries, Germany witnessed an increased demand for carbon fibers from these segments. This is expected to drive the demand for lignin. Lignin is used in the production of low-cost carbon fibers without compromising performance.
Additionally, in the United Kingdom, to provide better infrastructure to the population across the country, the government has planned to invest 1-2% of the GDP in infrastructure between 2020 and 2050 as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). In addition, the United Kingdom is a major producer of concentrated animal feed, feed supplements, and unmixed feeds.
Based on the aforementioned factors, Europe is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period.
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Lignin Products Market Competitor Analysis
The lignin products market is fragmented, with the top three players accounting for more than 70% of the market. The major companies in the market (in no particular order) include Borregaard AS, Domsjo Fabriker, Sappi, Burgo Group SpA, and Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd.
Lignin Products Market Top Players
Domsjö Fabriker (Aditya Birla Group)
Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd
Burgo Group S.p.A.
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Lignin Products Market Recent Developments
- In December 2021, Nippon Paper and Finland’s Stora Enso signed a partnership agreement to use trees to revolutionize the battery industry. The research concentrates on the replacement of lithium-ion and rare-metal batteries with lignin.
Lignin Products Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1.1 Increasing Need for High-quality Concrete Admixtures
4.1.2 Rising Demand for Animal Feed
4.1.3 Increasing Use of Lignin in Dispersants
4.2.1 Gap Between R&D and Consumer Products
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Price Trends
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.1 Cellulosic Ethanol
5.1.2 Kraft Pulping
5.1.3 Sulfite Pulping
5.2 Product Type
5.2.2 Kraft Lignin
5.2.3 High-purity Lignin
5.2.4 Other Product Types
5.3.1 Concrete Additive
5.3.2 Animal Feed
5.3.6 Activated Carbon
5.3.7 Carbon Fibers
5.3.9 Phenol and Derivatives
5.3.10 Other Applications (Blends, Sorbents, etc.)
22.214.171.124 South Korea
126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.2 North America
188.8.131.52 United States
184.108.40.206 Rest of North America
220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
18.104.22.168 Nordic Countries
22.214.171.124 Rest of Europe
5.4.4 Rest of the World
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 Other Countries
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
*List Not Exhaustive
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.2 Domsjo Fabriker
6.4.4 Green Agrochem
6.4.5 Ingevity Corporation
6.4.6 Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd
6.4.7 Rayonier Advanced Materials
6.4.8 Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical Co. Ltd
6.4.9 Stora Enso
6.4.10 The Dallas Group Of America
6.4.11 Wuhan East China Chemical Co. Ltd
6.4.13 Burgo Group SpA
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
7.1 Increasing Popularity of Substituting Fossil-based Raw Materials
Lignin Products Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Lignin Products Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Lignin Products Market?
The Lignin Products Market is growing at a CAGR of >3.5% over the next 5 years.
Which region has highest growth rate in Lignin Products Market?
Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.
Which region has largest share in Lignin Products Market?
Europe holds highest share in 2021.
Who are the key players in Lignin Products Market?
Borregaard LignoTech, Domsjö Fabriker (Aditya Birla Group), Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd, Sappi, Burgo Group S.p.A. are the major companies operating in Lignin Products Market.
Lignin Products Industry Reports
In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Lignin Products sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Lignin Products research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Lignin Products report PDF.