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Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Segmented By Application (Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Paper & Board, Detergents), and Region, Size, Share, Trends and Growth Analysis Report - Industry Forecast | 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 11826
Pages: 180

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Size (2022-2027):

The carboxymethyl cellulose market is expected to grow with a growth rate of 4.4%  CAGR for the forecast period 2022-2027

Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) or cellulose gum is a derivative of cellulose with a carboxymethyl group in its chain. CMC is a physiologically inert, chemically stable, odorless, and tasteless substance that is harmless to health and the environment. Other properties of CMC include high viscosity, non-toxic and hypoallergenic nature. The main raw materials used in the manufacture of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) include cellulose derived from plants, caustic soda, and monochloroacetic acid. CMC is widely used as a thickener, stabilizer, binder, and dispersant in a variety of applications such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic, detergent, oil and gas, paper processing, and others.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Trends:

The increasing use of carboxymethylcellulose in alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer is one of the current market trends. The increasing consumption of alcohol due to the increasing westernization in the world is driving the demand for carboxymethylcellulose in these types of drinks. Increasing consumption of dairy and meat products where CMC is used as an emulsifying agent is expected to encourage the market growth during the forecast period.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Drivers:

The growth of the processed food industry, the increase in pharmaceutical and cosmetic production, and the increase in petroleum extraction business are the major growth factors of the CMC market. The increase in disposable income in emerging economies like China, India, Mexico, Africa and South America has resulted in an increase in the consumption of processed foods. CMC is widely used as a binder, thickener, bulking agent and suspending agent in various food and beverage applications.It promotes greater adoption of carboxymethylcellulose in foods and beverages such as baked goods, milk, ice cream as thickeners or stabilizers. Growing consumer awareness of healthy and nutritious food, along with growing demand for energy drinks and processed foods, is expected to drive demand for the product. The growth of the global food industry due to the increasing population and changing lifestyles of consumers is expected to drive demand. It helps thicken and stabilize foods and also replaces foods by increasing the fiber content of foods. Moreover, the increasing demand for low-fat and gluten-free frozen desserts is expected to drive the market growth again. CMC helps prevent ice cream and yogurt from melting and maintains the texture of desserts. The increase in the geriatric population stimulates the demand for health care, which in turn affects industrial growth. Hence, the increasing demand for natural stabilizers for manufacturing drugs is expected to increase the growth of the Carboxymethylcellulose market.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Restraints:

Threatens substitutes such as hydroxypropyl cellulose, guar gum, ethylcellulose, and methylcellulose, as they have similar properties and can replace carboxymethylcellulose in many applications. This factor is expected to hamper the growth of the Carboxymethylcellulose market. The decrease in the amount of raw material hinders the production of carboxymethylcellulose. This affects the supply and demand for the product. This factor is anticipated to hamper the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Opportunities in the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market:

The increased mining of iron ore and taconite should provide potential opportunities for carboxymethylcellulose. It is widely used in mining flotation applications to separate impurities and metals. Basically, it is used as a modifier in the mineral flotation process. Moreover, it is also used in nickel ore because it is easily absorbed by mineral surfaces. Hence, increasing demand in all mining applications is expected to drive the growth of the Carboxymethylcellulose market. The increasing application of carboxymethylcellulose in the paper converting industry is expected to bring new market opportunities. The increasing demand for paper from various applications is stimulating the production of paper, which in turn increases the demand for carboxymethylcellulose from the paper converting industry.

Challenges in the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market:

The emergence of substitutes in various applications will act as a constraint and further challenge the growth of the Carboxymethylcellulose market during the forecast period mentioned above.




Market Size Available

2021– 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

  • By Application 
  • By Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America: United States, Mexico, Canada

Europe: United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France

Asia Pacific: Australia, Canada, China

Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

The Middle East and Africa: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel



Market Leaders Profiled

Akzo Nobel N.V., CP Kelco U.S., Inc.,Ugur Seluloz Kimya A.S, Química Amtex S.A. De C.V, The Dow Chemical Company, DKS Co. Ltd., Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd, Daicel Corporation, Ashland Inc., Lamberti S.P.A

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Segmentation:

By Application:

  • Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverages
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Board
  • Detergents

Food and beverage had the highest turnover in the global CMC market, accounting for a 33.7% market share in 2020. Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, paper and board, oil and gas, paints and adhesives and detergents are other important application segments around the world market.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Regional Analysis:

The Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Report includes the segmentation of Regions:

  • North America 

  • Europe 

  • Asia Pacific

  • Latin America 

  • Middle East & Africa 

  1. Asia-Pacific dominates the carboxymethylcellulose market due to the larger and faster growing regional market. Due to the changing lifestyle and increased consumption of processed and low fat foods, market demand in the region is also boosted.
  2. Industrial growth of pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors in Japan, China, India and South Korea due to growing domestic demand coupled with low manufacturing costs compared to countries in North America and Europe is expected to boost pulp market growth above the forecast period.
  3. Growing demand for personal care products in emerging economies due to rising consumer disposable income and changing lifestyles, especially in India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia, is expected to drive the industry growth by the end of 2026.
  4. Central America and South America are expected to experience growth in emerging markets in the coming years. Favorable regulatory support in Brazil and Argentina to increase the productivity of the pharmaceutical and food and beverage sectors at the national level is another important driver of the industry.
  5. Europe was the second largest industrial region in the world. Growing personal care products market in key countries including Germany, Italy, France and UK is expected to positively impact the industry during the forecast period. The increased use of CMC in natural and synthetic personal care products is likely to have a positive effect on the growth of your market over the next few years.
  6. Germany was one of the largest manufacturers of dairy, bakery and confectionery products in Europe. In addition, the growing popularity of alcohol-free beers, savory snacks and sugar-free sweets is expected to stimulate the growth of the food industry in Germany.

Impact of COVID-19 on Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market:

The Carboxymethyl cellulose market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period as the industry demand for personal care products increases dramatically. Due to the increased consumer awareness of cleanliness and protection against contagious diseases, the government of various nations is also launching a number of initiatives to maintain hygiene thus increasing the market demand for carboxymethylcellulose in a near future.

Recent Developments in the Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market:

In January 2020, Nouryon agreed to acquire the carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) business from JM Huber. This acquisition adds production capabilities for a full range of CMC grades to Nouryon's carboxymethylcellulose product portfolio.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Key Players:

The leading players in the global CMC market include,

  1. Akzo Nobel N.V.
  2. CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
  3. Ugur Seluloz Kimya A.S
  4. Química Amtex S.A. De C.V
  5. The Dow Chemical Company
  6. DKS Co. Ltd.
  7. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd
  8. Daicel Corporation
  9. Ashland Inc.
  10. Lamberti S.P.A

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restraints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquisition Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market, By Application                       

                                6.1.1 Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals         

                                6.1.2 Food & Beverages

                                6.1.3 Oil & Gas  

                                6.1.4 Paper & Board       

                                6.1.5 Detergents             

                                6.1.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022-2027)   

                                6.1.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market, by Region                 

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2022 - 2027)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Application        

                                7.2.3 By A           

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Application        

                                7.3.3 By A           

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Application        

                                7.4.3 By A           

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Application        

                                7.5.3 By A           

                7.6 the Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Application        

                                7.6.3 By A           

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Akzo Nobel N.V.                       

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 CP Kelco U.S., Inc.                    

                8.3 Ugur Seluloz Kimya A.S                          

                8.4 Química Amtex S.A. De C.V                 

                8.5 The Dow Chemical Company                              

                8.6 DKS Co. Ltd.                

                8.7 Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd                        

                8.8 Daicel Corporation                   

                8.9 Ashland Inc.               

                8.10 Lamberti S.P.A                        

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market By Application, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Food & Beverages Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Oil & Gas Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Paper & Board Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Detergents Market By Region, From 2022-2027 ( USD Billion )

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