Global Lignin Market, By Source (Kraft Pulping, Sulphite Pulping And Cellulosic Ethanol), Product Type (Lignuosulfonate, Kraft Lignin, High-Purity Lignin, Milled Wood Lignin, Chemical Lignin, Klason Llignin, Pyrolytic Lignin, Carbon Fiber, BTX And Other Product Types), Application (Activated Carbon, Animal Feed, Carbon Fires, Concrete Additives, Dispersants, Phenol, Cement, Binders, Batteries, Concrete Additives, Dye Stuff, Cosmetics, Absorbents, Dervatives, Plastic/Polymers, Resins, Vanillin, Macromolecule, Aromatic, Anti-Scaling Agent, Strengthening Agent, Bonding Agent And Other Applications) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Global Lignin Market Analysis and Size
Lignin is highly complex chemical in nature and is responsible for binding cellulose fibre in certain plants. Lignin is majorly used as a by-product by the paper industry. Green Value SA (US), LENZING AG (Austria), Northway Lignin Chemical (Canada), Tembec (Canada), Innventia (Sweden) and WestRock Company (US) are the major players operating in this market.
- Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the lignin market is expected to undergo a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period. This indicates that the market value, which was USD 2.17 billion in 2021, would rocket up to USD 2.88 billion by 2029. “Lignuosulfonate” dominates the product type segment of the lignin market owing to the high usage of lignin in by the gas industry to control mud viscosity in deep oil well drilling and in the preparation of smooth clay slips for ceramics.
Global Lignin Market Definition
Lignin is a by-product from lignocellosic bio-refineries and is used as a renewable raw material in numerous industrial applications. Lignin is a valuable renewable source of chemical industry and is the second most used and bulky plant derived polymer. Lignin is responsible for protecting the plants from collapsing while growing so that they can grow straight.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
Borregaard LignoTech (US), Rayonier Advanced Materials (US), Domtar Corporation (US), Domsjo Fabriker (Sweden), Stora Enoo Oyj (Finland), Burgo Group Spa (Italy), The Dallas Group of America (US), Chengzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Corporation (China), NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO LTD. (Japan), Metsa Group (Finland), Ingevity (US), Fibria Cellulose (Brazil), Sigma-Aldrich Co. (US), West Fraser (Canada), Lignin Lignin Company LLC (US), Green Value SA (US), LENZING AG (Austria), Northway Lignin Chemical (Canada), Tembec (Canada), Innventia (Sweden) and WestRock Company (US)
U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
Market Players Covered
De Rigo Vision S.p.A. (Italy), Essilor (france), Fielmann (Germany), Lanvin (France), Marchon Eyewear, Inc. (US), Marcolin SpA. (Italy), Maui Jim (US), Safilo Group S.p.A. (Italy), Alexander McQueen (UK), Michael Kors (US), Pivothead (US), Specsavers (Guernsey), FASTRACK LTD. (India), CHARMANT Group (US), Kyboe. (US), Procter & Gamble (US), Estée Lauder Inc (US), THE AVON COMPANY (UK), HOYA Corporation (Japan) and Shanghai Conant Optics Co., Ltd (China)
Lignin Market Dynamics
Raw Material Availability Influenced the Market Growth
Rising availability of raw material availability and easy production is widening the scope of growth for the market. In other words, lignin can be extracted using a arnage of methods such as sulfite pulping, kraft pulping, organosolv pulping, soda pulping, and hydrolysis techniques which is directly influencing the market growth of the market. Also, growth and expansion of agricultural industry is directly influencing the market growth rate.
Growing Awareness to Direct the Market Demand and Supply
Increased awareness about the range of application of lignin is inducing increased demand and supply on global scale. Low purity lignin can also be extracted from wastes produced in various sectors, such as pulp and paper and bio refineries which is inducing a good market growth rate.
Growing Demand for Paints and Coatings to Direct the Market Growth
Lignin is an ideal substitute for crude-oil-derived naphtha which in turn is inducing the market growth rate. Lignin is a primary source of aromatic substrate and aromatic compounds are vital for the production of paints and coatings. This will yet again bolster the growth of the market.
Rising Research and Development Operations
Increased funding from federal government pertaining to the research and development proficiencies is also bolstering the growth of the market. Research and developmental operations directed towards sustainable development will ensure optimum and judicious use of resources, thereby improving the market value.
Rise in the Technological Advancements
Rising technological advancements pertaining to the manufacturing technology is further inducing growth in the market value. Increasing number of technological advancements driven with a view to minimize the production costs and wastage coupled with rise in the acceptance of laundry services that are accessible over the internet has ensured a bright future for the market.
Furthermore, upsurge in the strong demand for various end-use industries will positively impact the market’s growth rate. Additionally, growing preferences and the increase in the sectors like agriculture, animal feed and concrete segment will further cushion the market's growth rate. Also, growth in the industrial cleaners, industrial binders, battery, water treatment and rise in awareness for things like air pollution, respiratory disorders and organic materials will further increase the demand of the smart bottle market.
Restraints/Challenges Global Lignin Market
On the other hand, high cost associated with the research and development proficiencies, construction of green buildings instead of using lignin as an additive and dearth of awareness in the backward economies are expected to obstruct market growth. Also, fluctuation in the prices of lignin, high costs associated with the products and lack of suitable infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries are projected to challenge the market in the forecast period of 2022-2029.
This lignin market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the lignin market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
COVID-19 Impact on Lignin Market
COVID-19 had a negative impact on the market. This was because of the shutdown of the manufacturing facilities and plants owing to the lockdown and restrictions. Supply chain and transportation disruptions further crated hindrances for the market. In other words, the industry faced a backlash owing to the disruptions in value chain, including workforce losses, raw materials supply, trade and logistics, and uncertain consumer demand. Manufacturers from lignin market are taking efforts to recover from the losses. However, increase in production and demand for concrete additive and rising demand for lignin as an organic additive is a positive sign. The future as well of the market is on the brighter side owing to the increased proliferation of internet and e-commerce channels.
- In December 2021, Nippon Paper and Finland’s Stora Enso signed a partnership agreement to use trees to revolutionize the battery industry. The research concentrates on the replacement for lithium-ion and rare-metal batteries by Lignin.
Global Lignin Market Scope
The lignin market is segmented on the basis of source, product type, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Kraft Pulping
- Sulphite Pulping
- Cellulosic Ethanol
Based on the source, lignin market is segmented as kraft pulping, sulphate pulping and cellulosic ethanol.
- Kraft Lignin
- High-Purity Lignin
- Milled Wood Lignin
- Chemical Lignin
- Klason Llignin
- Pyrolytic Lignin
- Carbon Fiber
- Other Product Types
On the basis of product type, lignin market is segmented as lignosulfonate, kraft-lignin, high purity lignin, milled wood lignin, chemical lignin, klason lignin, pyrolytic lignin, carbon fixer, BTX and other product types.
- Activated Carbon
- Animal Feed
- Carbon Fires
- Concrete Additives
- Concrete Additives
- Dye Stuff
- Anti-Scaling Agent
- Strengthening Agent
- Bonding Agent
- Other Applications
Based on the application, lignin market is segmented as activated carbon, carbon fires, animal feed, concrete additives, dispersants, phenol, cement, binders, batteries, concrete additives, dye stuff, cosmetics, absorbents, dervatives, plastic/polymers, resins, vanilian, macromolecule, aromatic, anti-scaling agent, strengthening agent, bonding agent and other applications.
Lignin Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The lignin market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, source, product type, and application as referenced above.
The countries covered in the lignin market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
Europe dominates the lignin market owing to the presence of regulatory norms for restriction of greenhouse gas emissions coupled with the prominent production base of biopolymers in France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, increasing demand for lightweight motor vehicles and the presence of major vehicle manufacturing facilities.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impacts the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Lignin Market Share Analysis
The lignin market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to lignin market.
Some of the major players operating in the lignin market are:
- Borregaard LignoTech (US)
- Rayonier Advanced Materials (US)
- Domtar Corporation (US)
- Domsjo Fabriker (Sweden)
- Stora Enoo Oyj (Finland)
- Burgo Group Spa (Italy)
- The Dallas Group of America (US)
- Chengzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Corporation (China)
- NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO LTD. (Japan)
- Metsa Group (Finland)
- Ingevity (US)
- Fibria Cellulose (Brazil)
- Sigma-Aldrich Co. (US)
- West Fraser (Canada)
- Lignin Lignin Company LLC (US)
- Green Value SA (US)
- LENZING AG (Austria)
- Northway Lignin Chemical (Canada)
- Tembec (Canada)
- Innventia (Sweden)
- WestRock Company (US)