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Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) Market for Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care and Other End-users - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) or cellulose gel is a naturally occurring polymer. It is cellulose that has been purified and partly depolymerized by treating alpha-cellulose, which is derived from wood pulp. MCC is used as an anti-caking agent, texturizer, emulsifier, fat substitute, and bulking agent in the food industry. It is usually available in odorless, white, free flowing powdered form and is insoluble in water, dilute acids, and most organic solvents. MCC is considered suitable for consumption as it is produced from bio-based raw materials and does not degrade during the process of digestion. It is primarily used in food items to impart dietary bulk (as a bulking agent). 

It can also be used as a natural laxative. MCC displays significant compressibility, efficient binding ability, and has a large surface area with considerably high internal porosity. This makes it suitable as an excipient in pharmaceutical applications. MCC is used in different end-user industries such as pharmaceutical, food, personal care, paints and coatings.  In terms of revenue, the global MCC market was valued at US$ 632.9 Mn in 2013 and is projected to reach US$ 936.3 Mn by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2014 to 2020. 

Pharmaceutical was the largest segment of the global MCC market, accounting for more than 35% share in 2013. It is anticipated to be the fastest growing end-user segment of the global MCC market in the next six years. Increasing demand for pharmaceuticals led by growth in the global geriatric population base and introduction of innovative products is expected to drive the global demand for excipients. This, in turn, is estimated to boost the demand for MCC in the next six years. Furthermore, MCC has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) as a safe food ingredient. Thus, the list of food items containing MCC is increasing significantly.  Additionally, growth in the market for low fat foods is likely to propel demand for MCC during the forecast period.

The global MCC market has been segmented based on regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). North America was the largest regional market for MCC, constituting over 30% share in 2013. Rising demand for MCC in pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries is expected to drive the MCC market in North America in the next few years. 

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing region in the global MCC market during the forecast period. Increasing demand for MCC in emerging economies in Asia, such as China, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, is likely to drive the MCC market in Asia Pacific in the next few years. The MCC market in North America and Europe is estimated to expand significantly in the next six years, due to slow but steady recovery of the economy in the U.S. and developed countries across Europe. The MCC market in RoW is projected to expand significantly in the next few years, owing to rising demand for MCC in regions such as Latin America and the Middle East.

Rising demand for MCC in rapidly growing end-user segments such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage is likely to drive the global MCC market in the next few years. Production of MCC from eco-friendly raw materials is predicted to act as an opportunity for the MCC market in the next six years. However, high cost of production coupled with lower yield and availability of substitutes in specific applications is projected to hamper the market growth of MCC during the forecast period. Major manufacturers of MCC include Asahi Kasei Corporation, BLANVER FARMOQUÍMICA LTDA, FMC Corporation, DFE Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG, Libraw Pharma, JUKU ORCHEM PRIVATE LIMITED, Sigachi Industrial Pvt. Ltd., Avantor Performance Materials, Inc., MINGTAI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. and Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd. 

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
     1.2.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Segmentation by End-user and Region
1.3 Research Scope
     1.3.1 Assumptions
1.4 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Thousand)

Chapter 3 Microcrystalline Cellulose – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Growth in Pharmaceutical Excipient Industry Expected to Drive the Microcrystalline Cellulose Market
             3.3.1.1 Global Pharmaceutical Excipients Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
     3.3.2 Rising Demand from Low Fat Food Applications Anticipated to Drive the Microcrystalline Cellulose Market
             3.3.2.1 Percentage of Overweight Adults Aged 15 and Above (Top Ten countries), 2013
             3.3.2.2 Percentage-Wise Obesity Rates in Various Countries, 1996-2012
             3.3.2.3 Company Wise Number of Ingredients Containing Cellulose
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 High Cost of Production Coupled with Lower Yield Expected To Restrain the Microcrystalline Cellulose Market
     3.4.2 Availability of Substitutes in Specific Applications Likely to Restrain the Microcrystalline Cellulose Market
             3.4.2.1 Cost Comparison of Potential Substitutes of  Microcrystalline Cellulose (Price Range, 2013)
3.5 Opportunities
     3.5.1 Microcrystalline Cellulose Produced Using Eco-Friendly Raw Materials Likely to Act as an Opportunity for Microcrystalline Market
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat from New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat from Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis
     3.7.1 Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Attractiveness, by End-user, 2013
3.8 Company Market Share Analysis
     3.8.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Share, by Company, 2013

Chapter 4 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market – End-user Analysis
4.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Market Overview by End-user
     4.1.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume Share, by End-user, 2013 and 2020
4.2 Food and Beverage
     4.2.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Food and Beverage, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
4.3 Pharmaceutical
     4.3.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Pharmaceutical, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
4.4 Personal Care
     4.4.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Personal Care, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
4.5 Others (including paints and coating, etc.)
     4.5.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Other End-users, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)

Chapter 5 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market - Regional Analysis
5.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Regional Overview
     5.1.1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume Share, by Region, 2013 and 2020
5.2 North America
     5.2.1 North America Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (Tons)
     5.2.2 North America Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Thousand)
5.3 Europe
     5.3.1 Europe Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (Tons)
     5.3.2 Europe Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Thousand)
5.4 Asia Pacific
     5.4.1 Asia Pacific Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
     5.4.2 Asia Pacific Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.3 China
             5.4.3.1 China Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.3.2 China Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.4 Japan
             5.4.4.1 Japan Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.4.2 Japan Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.5 Southeast Asia
             5.4.5.1 Southeast Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.5.2 Southeast Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.6 Singapore
             5.4.6.1 Singapore Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.6.2 Singapore Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.7 Indonesia
             5.4.7.1 Indonesia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.7.2 Indonesia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.8 Thailand
             5.4.8.1 Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.8.2 Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.9 Vietnam
             5.4.9.1 Vietnam Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
             5.4.9.2 Vietnam Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.10 South Asia
              5.4.10.1 South Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
              5.4.10.2 South Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.11 India
              5.4.11.1 India Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
              5.4.11.2 India Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
     5.4.12 Rest of Asia
              5.4.12.1 Rest of Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (Tons)
              5.4.12.2 Rest of Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2019 (US$ Thousand)
5.5 RoW
     5.5.1 RoW Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (Tons)
     5.5.2 RoW Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Thousand)

Chapter 6 Company Profiles
6.1 Asahi Kasei Corporation
6.2 BLANVER FARMOQUÍMICA LTDA
6.3 FMC Corporation
6.4 DFE Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
6.5 J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG
6.6 Libraw Pharma
6.7 JUKU ORCHEM PRIVATE LIMITED
6.8 Sigachi Industrial Pvt. Ltd.
6.9 Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.
6.10 MINGTAI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
6.11 Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd.

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Segmentation by End-user and Region
FIG. 2 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Thousand)
FIG. 3 Microcrystalline Cellulose: Value Chain Analysis
FIG. 4 Global Pharmaceutical Excipients Market, 2013 – 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Percentage of Overweight Adults Aged 15 and Above (Top Ten Countries), 2013
FIG. 6 Obesity Rates in Various Countries, 1996-2012 (Percentage-wise)
FIG. 7 Company Wise Number of Ingredients Containing Cellulose
FIG. 8 Cost Comparison of Potential Substitutes of Microcrystalline Cellulose (Price Range, 2013)
FIG. 9 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis For Microcrystalline Cellulose Market 
FIG. 10 Microcrystalline Cellulose: Market Attractiveness End-user Analysis
FIG. 11 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Share, by Company, 2013
FIG. 12 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume Share, by End-user, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 13 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Food and Beverage, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
FIG. 14 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Pharmaceutical, 2013 - 2020  (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
FIG. 15 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Personal Care, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
FIG. 16 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market for Other End-users, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
FIG. 17 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume Share, by End-user, 2013 and 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Global Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Snapshot 19
TABLE 2 Drivers For Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Impact Analysis 24
TABLE 3 Restraints for Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Impact Analysis 30
TABLE 4 North America Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 49
TABLE 5 North America Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 50
TABLE 6 Europe Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 51
TABLE 7 Europe Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 52
TABLE 8 Asia Pacific Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 53
TABLE 9 Asia Pacific Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 54
TABLE 10 China Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 55
TABLE 11 China Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 56
TABLE 12 Japan Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 57
TABLE 13 Japan Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 58
TABLE 14 Southeast Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 59
TABLE 15 Southeast Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 60
TABLE 16 Singapore Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 61
TABLE 17 Singapore Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 62
TABLE 18 Indonesia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 63
TABLE 19 Indonesia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 64
TABLE 20 Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 65
TABLE 21 Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 65
TABLE 22 Vietnam Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 66
TABLE 23 Vietnam Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 67
TABLE 24 South Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 68
TABLE 25 South Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 69
TABLE 26 India Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 70
TABLE 27 India Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 71
TABLE 28 Rest of Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 72
TABLE 29 Rest of Asia Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 73
TABLE 30 RoW Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Volume, by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) 74
TABLE 31 RoW Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Revenue by End-user, 2013 - 2020 (US$ Thousand) 75

The report analyzes and forecasts the market for microcrystalline cellulose on the global and regional level. The market has been forecast based on volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Thousand) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global microcrystalline cellulose market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for microcrystalline cellulose during the forecast period. The report comprises the study of opportunities in the microcrystalline cellulose market on the global and regional level. 

The report includes a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global microcrystalline cellulose market. Analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the microcrystalline cellulose market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the global microcrystalline cellulose market by segmenting it in terms of end-users. End-user segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The report also covers demand for individual end-user segments in all the regions.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global microcrystalline cellulose market. Key players profiled in the report include Asahi Kasei Corporation, BLANVER FARMOQUÍMICA LTDA, FMC Corporation, DFE Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG, Libraw Pharma, JUKU ORCHEM PRIVATE LIMITED, Sigachi Industrial Pvt. Ltd., Avantor Performance Materials, Inc., MINGTAI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. and Accent Microcell Pvt. Ltd. Market players are profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments.

The report provides the market size of MCC for 2013 and forecast for the next six years. The global market size of MCC is provided in terms of both volume as well as revenue. Market volume is defined in tons, while market revenue is in US$ thousand. Market numbers are estimated based on various key end-user segments of MCC. Market size and forecast for each major end-user is provided in terms of global and regional markets.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, SEC filings, Plastemart magazine, TPE magazine, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases such as ICIS, Hoovers, Onesource, Factiva and Bloomberg, national government documents, statistical databases, trade journals, market reports, news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen the secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The report segments the global microcrystalline cellulose market as:

Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: End-user Segment Analysis
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Personal Care 
  • Others (including paints & coatings, etc.) 
Microcrystalline Cellulose Market: Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Southeast Asia
      • Singapore
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • South Asia
      • India
    • Rest of Asia
  • RoW (South America, Africa and the Middle East)


 
 
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