The global carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) market size reached US$ 1.8 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 2.3 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4% during 2023-2028.
Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), or cellulose gum, refers to the sodium salt derivative of cellulose. It is physiologically inert, chemically stable, odorless, tasteless and white in color. CMC is manufactured using plant-based cellulose, caustic soda and monochloroacetic acid. It is produced by processing alkali cellulose with monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in the presence of a catalyst. CMC exhibits various advantageous thickening and emulsifying properties and is used as an adhesive agent in paper boxes and mosquito coils. It is also utilized as a thickener, stabilizer, binder and dispersant in cosmetics, medicinal drugs, oil drilling fluids and detergents. As a result, it finds extensive applications across various industries, including food and beverage, mining, chemical, oil and gas and paper.
Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Trends:
Significant growth in the cosmetics industry across the globe is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. CMC is widely used in cosmetic formulations of creams, lotions, shampoos, face creams and moisturizers as a binding, thickening and stabilizing agent. It is also added to toothpaste to impart a smooth texture and enhance salt tolerance and acid resistance. Moreover, the increasing product adoption in the food and beverage industry is providing a thrust to the market growth. CMC is utilized in the manufacturing of ready-to-eat (RTE), processed and bakery products and reducing fat levels from gluten-free products and frozen desserts. Additionally, the increasing demand of CMC for the manufacturing of oral, injectable, ophthalmic and topical pharmaceutical formulations is also contributing to the growth of the market. Other factors, including the rising consumer preference for natural and organically sourced personal care products, along with the widespread product adoption for separating and concentrating ores in mineral processing, are anticipated to drive the market growth.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) marketreport, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on purity level, property and application.
Breakup by Purity Level:
Breakup by Property:
Breakup by Application:
Food and Beverages
Oil and Refining
Paint and Textile
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Paper Coating and Household Care
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc, Cellulose Solution Private Limited, Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd., Daicel Corporation, DKS Co. Ltd, J.M. Huber Corporation, Lamberti S.p.A., Madhu Hydrocolloids Private Limited, Mikro-Technik GmbH & Company KG, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Qingdao Sinocmc Chemical Co. Ltd., TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. and Zibo Hailan Chemical Co. Ltd.
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Purity Level, Property, Application, Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc, Cellulose Solution Private Limited, Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd., Daicel Corporation, DKS Co. Ltd, J.M. Huber Corporation, Lamberti S.p.A., Madhu Hydrocolloids Private Limited, Mikro-Technik GmbH & Company KG, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Qingdao Sinocmc Chemical Co. Ltd., TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. and Zibo Hailan Chemical Co. Ltd.
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The global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market was valued at US$ 1.8 Billion in 2022.
We expect the global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market to exhibit a CAGR of 4% during 2023-2028.
The rising demand of carboxymethyl cellulose to manufacture ready-to-eat (RTE), processed, and bakery products and reduce fat levels from frozen desserts and gluten-free items is primarily driving the global carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) market.
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the implementation of stringent lockdown regulations across several nations, resulting in a temporary halt in numerous production activities for carboxymethyl cellulose.
Based on the purity level, the global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market can be segmented into highly purified, technical grade, and industrial grade. Currently, highly purified holds the majority of the total market share.
Based on the property, the global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market has been divided into thickening agent, stabilizer, binder, anti-repository agent, lubricator, emulsifier, and excipient. Among these, thickening agent currently `exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the application, the global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market can be categorized into food and beverages, oil and refining, pharmaceutical, paint and textile, cosmetics and personal care, paper coating and household care, and others. Currently, the food and beverage sector accounts for the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market include Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc, Cellulose Solution Private Limited, Chongqing Lihong Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd., Daicel Corporation, DKS Co. Ltd, J.M. Huber Corporation, Lamberti S.p.A., Madhu Hydrocolloids Private Limited, Mikro-Technik GmbH & Company KG, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Qingdao Sinocmc Chemical Co. Ltd., TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd., and Zibo Hailan Chemical Co. Ltd.
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