Lignin Market

Lignin Market

Lignin - Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)

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Published: 2020 ID: SMRC19660

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Lignin Market is accounted for $5.04 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $8.03 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period. The growing need for high-quality concrete admixtures and increasing use of lignin in dispersants are the major factors propelling market growth. However, the inclination towards the manufacturing of green buildings and nominal alertness about properties and use of lignin products are hindering the market growth.

Lignin is an extremely complex chemical in nature, only its physical and chemical properties are known and its structure is still unidentified. Lignin is a renewable raw material used in different applications and is available at a reasonable price. It is naturally present in cells and cell walls of all vascular plants. The fiber in food, crunchiness in leafy vegetables and touch of wood comes from lignin. It is accountable for binding cellulose fiber in certain plants and protecting plants from collapsing and grows straight. Due to its organic properties and functions, its demand in various niche applications is constantly rising. Lignin is mainly used as a by-product of the paper industry. Moreover, it is used in the production of an aromatic alcohol, dispersant in concrete additive, animal nutritional food, etc.

Based on the application, the aromatic segment is going to have a lucrative expansion during the forecast period owing to the growing demand for aromatic derivatives such as rubber and nylon from several end-use industries including construction & automotive should encourage product demand in the industry. The rising scarcity of petroleum resources has boosted the efficient production of high volume aromatics such as phenol & phenol derivatives which serve as antioxidants and drilling oil additives.

By geography, Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold considerable market share during the forecast period due to the surge in demand for concrete admixtures due to the rising construction activities in major countries, such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea, the consumption of lignosulfonates (used in concrete admixtures) is likely to enhance during the estimated period. Furthermore, the growing usage of lignin products in a variety of applications is expected to the impel Asia-Pacific region.

Some of the key players profiled in the Lignin Market include Borregaard, Domsjo Fabriker, Domtar Corporation, Green Agrochem, Ingevity Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Rayonier Advanced Materials, Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical Co. Ltd, Stora Enso, and The Dallas Group Of America Inc.

Sources Covered:
• Kraft Pulping
• Sulphite Pulping
• Cellulosic Ethanol

Products Covered:
• Kraft Lignin
• High-Purity Lignin
• Organosolv Lignin
• Low-Purity Lignin
• Lignosulfonate

Downstream Potentials Covered:
• Vanillin
• Carbon Fiber
• Phenol
• Balanced Technology Extended (BTX)

Applications Covered:
• Aromatics
• Dye Stuff
• Macromolecules
• Concrete Additive
• Animal Feed
• Absorbents
• Dispersants
• Phenol and Derivatives
• Plastics/Polymers
• Resins
• Blends
• Activated Carbon

End Users Covered:
• Chemical Processing
• Agriculture
• Oil & Mining
• Metallurgy

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2018, 2019 2020, 2024, and 2027
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary        
2 Preface         

 2.1 Abstract        
 2.2 Stake Holders       
 2.3 Research Scope       
 2.4 Research Methodology      
  2.4.1 Data Mining      
  2.4.2 Data Analysis      
  2.4.3 Data Validation      
  2.4.4 Research Approach      
 2.5 Research Sources       
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources     
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources     
  2.5.3 Assumptions      
3 Market Trend Analysis       
 3.1 Introduction       
 3.2 Drivers        
 3.3 Restraints       
 3.4 Opportunities       
 3.5 Threats        
 3.6 Product Analysis       
 3.7 Application Analysis      
 3.8 End User Analysis       
 3.9 Emerging Markets       
 3.10 Impact of Covid-19       
4 Porters Five Force Analysis       
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers      
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers      
 4.3 Threat of substitutes      
 4.4 Threat of new entrants      
 4.5 Competitive rivalry       
5 Global Lignin Market, By Source      
 5.1 Introduction        
 5.2 Kraft Pulping       
 5.3 Sulphite Pulping       
 5.4 Cellulosic Ethanol       
6 Global Lignin Market, By Product      
 6.1 Introduction       
 6.2 Kraft Lignin       
 6.3 High-Purity Lignin       
 6.4 Organosolv Lignin        
 6.5 Low-Purity Lignin       
 6.6 Lignosulfonate       
  6.6.1 Ammonium      
  6.6.2 Calcium       
  6.6.3 Magnesium      
  6.6.4 Sodium       
7 Global Lignin Market, By Downstream Potential     

 7.1 Introduction       
 7.2 Vanillin        
 7.3 Carbon Fiber       
 7.4 Phenol        
 7.5 Balanced Technology Extended (BTX)     
8 Global Lignin Market, By Application      
 8.1 Introduction       
 8.2 Aromatics       
 8.3 Dye Stuff        
 8.4 Macromolecules       
 8.5 Concrete Additive       
 8.6 Animal Feed       
 8.7 Absorbents       
 8.8 Dispersants       
 8.9 Phenol and Derivatives      
 8.10 Plastics/Polymers       
 8.11 Resins        
 8.12 Blends        
 8.13 Activated Carbon        
9 Global Lignin Market, By End User      
 9.1 Introduction       
 9.2 Chemical Processing      
 9.3 Agriculture       
 9.4 Oil & Mining       
 9.5 Metallurgy       
10 Global Lignin Market, By Geography      
 10.1 Introduction       
 10.2 North America       
  10.2.1 US       
  10.2.2 Canada       
  10.2.3 Mexico       
 10.3 Europe        
  10.3.1 Germany       
  10.3.2 UK       
  10.3.3 Italy       
  10.3.4 France       
  10.3.5 Spain       
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe      
 10.4 Asia Pacific       
  10.4.1 Japan       
  10.4.2 China       
  10.4.3 India       
  10.4.4 Australia       
  10.4.5 New Zealand      
  10.4.6 South Korea      
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific      
 10.5 South America       
  10.5.1 Argentina      
  10.5.2 Brazil       
  10.5.3 Chile       
  10.5.4 Rest of South America     
 10.6 Middle East & Africa      
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia      
  10.6.2 UAE       
  10.6.3 Qatar       
  10.6.4 South Africa       
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa     
11 Key Developments        
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures   
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers      
 11.3 New Product Launch      
 11.4 Expansions       
 11.5 Other Key Strategies      
12 Company Profiling      
 12.1 Borregaard       
 12.2 Domsjo Fabriker       
 12.3 Domtar Corporation       
 12.4 Green Agrochem       
 12.5 Ingevity Corporation      
 12.6 Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd     
 12.7 Rayonier Advanced Materials      
 12.8 Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical Co. Ltd     
 12.9 Stora Enso       
 12.10 The Dallas Group Of America Inc.     

List of Tables         
1 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Region (2018-2027) ($MN)    
2 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Source (2018-2027) ($MN)    
3 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Kraft Pulping (2018-2027) ($MN)   
4 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Sulphite Pulping (2018-2027) ($MN)   
5 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Cellulosic Ethanol (2018-2027) ($MN)   
6 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Product (2018-2027) ($MN)    
7 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Kraft Lignin (2018-2027) ($MN)   
8 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By High-Purity Lignin (2018-2027) ($MN)   
9 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Organosolv Lignin (2018-2027) ($MN)   
10 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Low-Purity Lignin (2018-2027) ($MN)   
11 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Lignosulfonate (2018-2027) ($MN)   
12 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Ammonium (2018-2027) ($MN)   
13 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Calcium (2018-2027) ($MN)    
14 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Magnesium (2018-2027) ($MN)   
15 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Sodium (2018-2027) ($MN)    
16 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Downstream Potential (2018-2027) ($MN)  
17 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Vanillin (2018-2027) ($MN)    
18 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Carbon Fiber (2018-2027) ($MN)   
19 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Phenol (2018-2027) ($MN)    
20 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Balanced Technology Extended (BTX) (2018-2027) ($MN) 
21 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Application (2018-2027) ($MN)   
22 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Aromatics (2018-2027) ($MN)   
23 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Dye Stuff (2018-2027) ($MN)    
24 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Macromolecules (2018-2027) ($MN)   
25 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Concrete Additive (2018-2027) ($MN)   
26 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Animal Feed (2018-2027) ($MN)   
27 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Absorbents (2018-2027) ($MN)   
28 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Dispersants (2018-2027) ($MN)   
29 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Phenol and Derivatives (2018-2027) ($MN)  
30 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Plastics/Polymers (2018-2027) ($MN)   
31 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Resins (2018-2027) ($MN)    
32 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Blends (2018-2027) ($MN)    
33 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Activated Carbon (2018-2027) ($MN)   
34 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By End User (2018-2027) ($MN)    
35 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Chemical Processing (2018-2027) ($MN)  
36 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Agriculture (2018-2027) ($MN)   
37 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Oil & Mining (2018-2027) ($MN)   
38 Global Lignin Market Outlook, By Metallurgy (2018-2027) ($MN)   
Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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