Nanocellulose Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Global Nanocellulose Market Insights and is segmented by End-user Industry (Paper Processing, Paints and Coatings, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage, Composites, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics, and Other End-user Industries), by Product Type (Nanofibrillated Cellulose(NFC), Nanocrystalline Cellulose(NCC), Bacterial Cellulose, Microfibrillated Cellulose(MFC), and Other Product Types), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecasts for Nanocellulose Market in revenue (USD Million) for all the above segments.

Nanocellulose Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 338.27 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 831.27 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 19.70 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Nanocellulose Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Nanocellulose Market Analysis

The Global Nanocellulose Market size is estimated at USD 338.27 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 831.27 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 19.70% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market was negatively affected due to COVID-19. Manufacturing activities were halted due to supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. However, with the increasing demand observed in oil and gas, the textile segment owing to the growing utilization of various products has increased the demand from various application segments.

  • Over the short term, the increasing adoption of flexible packaging aids is a major factor driving the growth of the market studied.
  • On the flip side, a dearth of consumer awareness and economic barriers are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Increasing innovation activities and R and D investments, and capacity expansion by manufacturers to capitalize on the wide applicability are expected to unveil new opportunities for the market studied.
  • North America dominated the market across the world with the most substantial consumption.

Nanocellulose Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Nanocellulose Market according to our research experts:

Composites Segment to Dominate the Market

  • The composites segment accounted for the largest application of nanocellulose in 2021. This is owing to the increased demand for packaging materials and biodegradable plastics, which has resulted in increased government support and investment in the development of such materials.
  • Nanocellulose composites have heavily replaced plastics due to their bio-degradable and non-toxic nature. Due to the reduced size of the dispersed phase and its good dispersion in the polymer matrix, these materials exhibit markedly improved properties when compared to pure polymers or their traditional composites.
  • Furthermore, the development of electric vehicles is expected to continue to gain momentum in the future, especially in North America, Europe, and Asia, owing to government programs promoting the move away from fossil fuels.
  • According to EV Volumes, global EV sales of a total of 4,3 million new BEVs and PHEVs were delivered during the first half of 2022, an increase of 62 % compared to 2021 H1. Of the 6.75 million EVs sold in 2021, 3.4 million EVs were sold in 2021 in mainland China, 2.3 million EVs were sold in Europe, and 0.7 million were in the United States.
  • With the increasing demand for polymers worldwide, and majorly developing economies, such as India, Japan, and Vietnam, among others, the demand for nanocellulose is expected to witness a massive increase in the coming years from composite applications.
  • In India, more than 30 hospital projects are under the planning or construction phase which includes both expansions as well as new construction projects. For instance, the Health City hospital project worth USD 1.4 million is under construction, which is being built by Care Hospitals in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Therefore, considering the aforementioned factors, the demand for nanocellulose in the segment studied is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period.
Nanocellulose Market : BEV and PHEV Sales, in Thousand Units, by Region, Global, H1 2022

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America dominated the nanocellulose market and it is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.
  • Increased infrastructure projects, as well as the renovation of commercial buildings in North America, will drive regional nanocellulose market growth for composite applications. This is mainly owing to huge government spending on public infrastructure upgrades.
  • Growing industries like food & beverage, oil & gas, paints & coatings, construction, and other industries, in the region, will further complement nano cellulose business growth by 2027.
  • The number of operational United States oil and gas rigs totaled 610 in the last week of January 2022, according to Baker Hughes. Additionally, the United States crude oil production fell below 11.6 million b/d in December 2021, a decline of 0.2 million b/d from November 2021, EIA further forecasted that production would rise to an average of 12.0 million b/d in 2022 and then to recording production on an annual-average basis of 13.0 million b/d in 2023.
  • As per the reports by the US Census Bureau, the value of construction in 2021 was USD 1,589.0 billion, 8.2% (±0.8%) above the USD 1,469.2 billion spent in 2020. The residential construction value stood at USD 819.13 billion in December 2021 whereas the value for the non-residential segment was USD 820 billion in the same period.
  • According to the reports by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), USD 119 billion worth of the food & beverage industry recovered in 2021 after a downfall of 5.2% in 2020. Moreover, the report also estimated the growth of the food & beverage sectors for more than 15.6% in the next five years.
  • Mexico is one of the world's largest oil producers. However, Mexico's oil production, meanwhile, was flat at 1.66 million b/d in 2021, as Pemex output dipped to 1.6 million b/d from 1.61 million b/d a year earlier. Private sector oil production rose to 64,191 b/d from 53,919 b/d. Mexico has become increasingly dependent on U.S. natural gas imports as domestic production has stagnated. Imports account for 90% of gas consumed in Mexico when excluding gas consumed by Pemex as of October 2021, according to CNH.
  • With such growth from various end-user industries, the North American nanocellulose market is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period, majorly spurred by the United States.
Nanocellulose Market, CAGR by Region, 2022-2027

Nanocellulose Industry Overview

The nanocellulose market is consolidated in nature. The major players include CelluForce, GranBio, Melodea Ltd, CelluComp Ltd, and Borregaard, among others.

Nanocellulose Market Leaders

  1. CelluForce

  2. GranBio

  3. Melodea Ltd.

  4. Borregaard

  5. CelluComp Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Nanocellulose Market Concentration
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Nanocellulose Market News

  • In July 2021, Borregaard acquired 24.99% of the shares in the marine biotech company Alginor ASA, with a total investment of approximately NOK 144 million.
  • In June 2021, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. acquired Elopak ASA, a Norway-based company, to strengthen the company's position in the liquid paper packaging industry.

Nanocellulose Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Superior Properties of Nanocellulose

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Adoption of Flexible Packaging Aids

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Economic Barriers Hindering the Market Growth

      2. 4.2.2 Dearth of Consumer Awareness

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 End-user Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Paper Processing

      2. 5.1.2 Paints and Coatings

      3. 5.1.3 Oil and Gas

      4. 5.1.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.1.5 Composites

      6. 5.1.6 Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

      7. 5.1.7 Other End User Industries

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC)

      2. 5.2.2 Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC)

      3. 5.2.3 Bacterial Cellulose

      4. 5.2.4 Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC)

      5. 5.2.5 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Nordic Countries

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of World

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Brazil

        4. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 GranBio Technologies

      2. 6.4.2 Axcelon Biopolymers Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Borregaard

      4. 6.4.4 CelluComp

      5. 6.4.5 CelluForce

      6. 6.4.6 Chuetsu Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Daicel Finechem Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Fiberlean Technologies

      9. 6.4.9 Melodea Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Norske Skog ASA

      12. 6.4.12 Oji Holdings Corporation

      13. 6.4.13 Sappi Ltd

      14. 6.4.14 University of Maine

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Innovation Activities and R and D Investments

    2. 7.2 Capacity expansion by Manufacturers to Capitalize the Wide Applicability

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Nanocellulose Industry Segmentation

Nanocellulose is a light solid substance obtained from plant matter and consists of nanosized cellulose fibers. Nanocellulose has excellent barrier properties, as nanofibers form a dense network, which is held together by strong inter-fibril bonds. The Nanocellulose Market is segmented by end-user industry, product type, and geography. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into paper processing, paints and coatings, oil and gas, food and beverage, composites, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, and other end-user industries. By product type, the market is segmented into nanofibrillated cellulose(NFC), nanocrystalline cellulose(NCC), bacterial cellulose, microfibrillated cellulose(MFC), and other product types. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the nano cellulose market in 14 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD million).

End-user Industry
Paper Processing
Paints and Coatings
Oil and Gas
Food and Beverage
Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics
Other End User Industries
Product Type
Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC)
Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC)
Bacterial Cellulose
Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC)
Other Product Types
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Nordic Countries
Rest of Europe
Rest of World
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Other Countries
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Nanocellulose Market Research FAQs

The Global Nanocellulose Market size is expected to reach USD 338.27 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 19.70% to reach USD 831.27 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Global Nanocellulose Market size is expected to reach USD 338.27 million.

CelluForce, GranBio, Melodea Ltd., Borregaard and CelluComp Ltd are the major companies operating in the Global Nanocellulose Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Nanocellulose Market.

In 2023, the Global Nanocellulose Market size was estimated at USD 282.60 million. The report covers the Global Nanocellulose Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Nanocellulose Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Nano Cellulose Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Nano Cellulose market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Nano Cellulose analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Nanocellulose Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)