Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market: Overview  

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) or cellulose gum is integrated by the synergist response of antacid cellulose with monochloroacetic corrosive (MCA). Carboxymethyl cellulose is generally utilized as sodium salt (NaCMC) in the market. In light of sythesis, carboxymethyl cellulose is isolated into two grades: purified and technical grade. Technical grade is for the most part utilized as a part of cleansers, while purified grade is favored in pharmaceuticals, food, and personal care. Carboxymethyl cellulose is practically utilized as a rheology modifier, thickening operator, suspending specialist and additionally stabilizer. CMC is utilized as a part of real end-client businesses, for example, sustenance and refreshments, oil penetrating liquids, individual care, cleansers, mining, paints and glues, and materials. 

The expanding demand for low-fat and sans gluten frozen desserts is driving the market for carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). Carboxymethyl cellulose helps in lessening fat substance in sustenance. Due its ease and unrivaled execution attributes, carboxymethyl cellulose is favored over different hydrocolloids in the nourishment and refreshment industry. Besides, with rising oil investigation around the world, the interest for carboxymethyl is ready to develop generously sooner rather than later. Recuperation of the pharmaceutical sector inferable from the ascent in offers of forte medications is evaluated to help the necessities of characteristic balancing out operators, for instance, CMC, throughout the years ahead. Advancement of the pharmaceutical indsutry in the U.S. because of expanded purchaser spending on pharmaceuticals is probably going to increase the market development to a significant degree throughout the years ahead. 

Food and Beverages to be Leading End User 

Among the end-use industries of CMC, the food and beverages industry contributed the most astounding share of income created by the worldwide CMC market in 2012. The industry for oil drilling fluids represented 22.3% of the aggregate demand for CMC in 2012 and rose as the second biggest industry in this segment. The demand for CMC from the personal care segment is likewise anticipated that would develop quickly in the coming years. The CMC market will likewise witness enduring interest from the paints and glues industry over the report's estimate time frame. Mining and mechanical cleansers are required to offer lucrative open doors for the CMC market to gain by sooner rather than later.

Asia Pacific to Lead in Long Run

Region-wise, the global market for carboxymethyl cellulose has been segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World. Amongst these, Asia Pacific held a prevailing share of 35% in the worldwide carboxymethyl market in 2012. The locale is home to a growing sustenance and refreshments industry, which helps in fuelling request from the CMC market. The rising oil investigation in the district will likewise build the interest for CMC. Besides, expanding request from the sustenance and refreshment division will fuel request from the CMC market in Latin America and the Middle East. Europe takes after Asia Pacific as far as demand is concerned for CMC. North America developed as the third-biggest market for carboxymethyl cellulose in 2012. 

The core companies operating in the market are the Dow Chemical Company, Lamberti S.p.A, SINOCMC Co., Ltd., CP Kelco, Ashland Inc., and Akzo Nobel N.V.

The report covers forecast and analysis for the carboxymethyl cellulose market on a global and regional level. The study provides the historical data of 2012 along with forecast for 2013 to 2019 based on volumes (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the carboxymethyl cellulose market along with their impact on demand during the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes an analysis of opportunities available in the carboxymethyl cellulose market on the global and regional level. The drivers, restraints and opportunities mentioned in the report are justified with the help of quantitative and qualitative data which is verified by primary and secondary resources.


We have included a detailed value chain analysis in order to provide a comprehensive view of the carboxymethyl cellulose market to users of the report. Value chain analysis will provide details such as integration in the market, distribution channels, applications and end-user for the market. An analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the carboxymethyl cellulose market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape of the market. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein end-user segments or product segments are benchmarked based on their market size, compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), general attractiveness and company market share. The report includes company market share analysis which helps to understand business strategies of the major manufacturers in the market.


The study provides a decisive view of the carboxymethyl cellulose market by segmenting it in terms of end-users. All end-user segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the CAGR for the market has been estimated between 2013 and 2019. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The report also includes demand for individual end-users across all the regions.


The report covers a detailed competitive outlook including market share and company profiles of key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Akzo Nobel N.V., Ashland Inc., CP Kelco, Daicel Corporation, SINOCMC Co., Ltd., Penn Carbose Inc., Sichem LLC, Lamberti S.p.A, Yixing Tongda Chemical Co. Ltd. and The Dow Chemical Company Company profiles include attributes such as company overview, product portfolio, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments related to the market. 


Inflation is not a part of pricing in this report. Prices of carboxymethyl cellulose and its derivatives vary in each region; hence, a similar volume to revenue ratio does not follow for each individual region. The same price for each application has been taken into account while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down this market by end-user segment in each region. We use models and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets when there is no hard data available. We have used the bottom up approach to arrive at the global market considering individual application segments and integrating them to arrive at the global market. The applications have been further bifurcated using top down approach to derive the regional product market consumption.


For the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a wide range of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represented 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.

The market has been segmented as below:


Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market - End-user Analysis

  • Food and beverages
  • Oil drilling fluids
  • Paper processing
  • Personal care
  • Paints and adhesives
  • Others (Including industrial detergents and mining) 

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market - Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World