Lyocell fiber, a type of rayon, is primarily manufactured from bleached wood pulp (also known as dissolving pulp). It is derived from cellulose. Lyocell, widely known as the third generation cellulose fiber, has expanded the market for conventional rayon fibers. Lyocell fibers are used in several end-user industries such as home textiles, apparel, medical equipment, and nonwoven apparel such as baby diapers. Products such as casual wear; high-end designer clothes, sportswear, home textiles (including bedsheets, curtains, drapes, and carpets) and other products (such as medical gloves and surgical equipment) are made from lyocell fibers. With rising awareness about environmental sustainability in the textile industry, lyocell fibers have gained popularity among a broad spectrum of end-users owing to their eco-friendly manufacturing process. Lyocell fiber is manufactured through an environmentally sustainable closed-loop method. Closed-loop manufacturing is a process, wherein most chemicals and solvents employed can be reused. Akin to most man-made fibers, the production of lyocell fiber requires more energy than that for natural fibers. However, according to Lenzing AG, low-carbon biofuels can be used to manufacture lyocell fiber. This helps reduce carbon emissions. There exists a low degree of backward integration in the lyocell fiber market. Companies such as Lenzing AG manufacture wood pulp used to make lyocell fiber. Weyerhaeuser, a popular manufacturer of wood pulp, owns one of the largest timberland in the U.S. Lenzing AG and Weyerhaeuser collaborated in 2008 to develop novel lyocell-based nonwoven fabrics.
Demand for lyocell fiber was the highest in the apparel application segment, accounting for over 55% of the volume share in 2013, owing to its favorable properties such as soft, absorbent, and superior qualities. Demand for lyocell fibers in home textiles application is also increasing rapidly, as these are used to make drapes and curtains. Lyocell fibers are biodegradable; hence, these are extensively used in the manufacture of surgical products and baby diapers. Lyocell fiber is a strong and absorbent fabric, wherein the absorbent property and wet strength of the fiber is better than the traditional cotton fiber. These fibers are washable and resistant to shrinkage. Therefore, lyocell fiber is used widely in the apparel industry. Lyocell fibers are biodegradable materials; hence, these are used in various applications. For instance, these fibers are used in the manufacture of surgical products and baby diapers. Lyocell fibers are extensively employed in the production of surgical materials such as surgical coats for doctors and nurses.
Asia Pacific accounted for more than 65% share of the global lyocell fiber market in 2013. High population and improvement in the standard of living in developing countries in Asia Pacific has fueled demand for textile products. This, in turn, has boosted the demand for lyocell fiber. Most countries in Asia Pacific such as China and India are developing rapidly. Urbanization and increase in consumers’ disposable income has led to an improvement in lifestyle. As a result, demand for lyocell fiber is high in Asia Pacific, particularly in the apparel sector. Demand for lyocell fiber is expected to increase significantly in North America and Europe during the forecast period. Developed countries such as the U.S. in North America and UK, Germany, and France in Europe are likely to drive the demand for lyocell fiber owing to the presence of well-established textile industries in these regions. The environmentalist approach of most countries in Western Europe has boosted the demand for lyocell fiber in the region. Although lyocell is a man-made fiber, it is produced from natural raw materials such as wood pulp.
Companies such as Lenzing AG, Aditya Birla Group, smartfiber AG, Acelon Chemicals & Fiber Corporation, Chon Bang Company Limited, Weiqiao Textile Company Limited, and Qingdao Textiles Group Fiber Technology Co., Ltd. have been covered in the report.
Lyocell, derived from cellulose, is known as a man-made fiber. It is popularly known by the brand name ‘Tencel.’ Lyocell, a type of rayon fiber, is manufactured in a closed-loop method through a solvent spinning technique, wherein the cellulose undergoes a limited chemical change. Lyocell fibers are widely used in the textile industry in a broad range of apparels and home textiles. These fibers are also used in the medical industry in the production of medical equipment and surgical products.
This report provides detailed analysis and forecast of the lyocell fiber market on a global and regional level between 2014 and 2020. Globally, the market has been segmented based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. For an in-depth understanding of the market at the regional level, demand for lyocell fibers has been forecast in terms of volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. The report includes drivers and restraints, and their impact on market growth during the forecast period. Furthermore, the study encompasses various opportunities for market growth at the global and regional level.
We have included a thorough analysis of the value chain in order to provide a detailed understanding of the market. Additionally, we have included Porter’s Five Forces model, which provides an insight into the intensity of competition in the market. The study also comprises a market attractiveness analysis, where numerous end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The market has been segmented based on various applications. Each segment has been analyzed and forecast based on volume (Kilo Tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) between 2014 and 2020. Additionally, the segments have been analyzed and forecast based on the current trends at the global and regional level. Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Demand has been analyzed and forecast based on the current trends for a period of six years.
The report includes profiles of leading companies along with detailed analysis of their market share. The study features profiles of companies such as Lenzing AG, the Aditya Birla Group, smartfiber AG, Acelon Chemicals & Fiber Corporation, Chon Bang Company Limited, Weiqiao Textile Company Limited, and Qingdao Textiles Group Fiber Technology Co., Ltd.
The lyocell fiber market has been segmented as follows:
Lyocell Fiber Market - Application Analysis
- Home Textiles
- Others (Including Surgical Products and Baby Diapers)
Lyocell Fiber Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World