There are global concerns regarding the use of non-renewable materials in manufacturing, and increasing environmental legislation. There is pressure, both consumer and regulatory, for products that are more environmentally friendly and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. As a result, the use of natural fibers in products and composites will continue to grow as major contributors towards a biobased economy.
Fibers derived from bio-based sources such as plant-based (ligno) cellulosics and animal-based protein are termed natural fibers. This includes natural cellulosic fibers such as cotton, jute, sisal, coir, flax, hemp, abaca, ramie, etc.) and protein-based fibers such as wool and silk.
They possess advantages over synthetic fibres including widespread availability, low cost, low density, acceptable modulus-weight ratio, high acoustic damping, low manufacturing energy consumption, low carbon footprint and biodegradability.
- Ananas Anam
- Bast Fiber Technologies Inc.
- Circular Systems
- Kelheim Fibres GmbH
- Natural Fiber Welding
Report contents include:
- Market drivers for natural fibers.
- Market trends.
- Global revenues for natural fibers 2020-2030, by fiber types, market and region.
- Technology challenges.
- COVID-19 market impact.
- Analysis of types of natural fibers including plant fibers, animal fibers including alternative leather, wool, silk fiber and down and polysaccharides.
- Markets for natural fibers, including composites, aerospace, automotive, construction & building, sports & leisure, textiles, consumer products and packaging.
Key Topics Covered:
1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 NATURAL FIBER TYPES
4.1 Manufacturing method, matrix materials and applications of natural fibers
4.2 Advantages of natural fibers
4.3 Plants (cellulose, lignocellulose)
4.3.1 Seed fibers
4.3.2 Bast fibers
4.3.3 Leaf fibers
4.3.4 Fruit fibers
4.3.5 Stalk fibers from agricultural residues
184.108.40.206 Rice fiber
4.3.6 Cane, grasses and reed
220.127.116.11 Switch grass
18.104.22.168 Sugarcane (agricultural residues)
22.214.171.124 Fresh grass (green biorefinery)
4.3.7 Modified natural polymers
4.4 Animal (fibrous protein)
126.96.36.199 Alternative wool materials
4.4.2 Silk fiber
188.8.131.52 Alternative silk materials
184.108.40.206 Alternative leather materials
220.127.116.11 Alternative down materials
4.5.1 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
18.104.22.168 Market analysis
4.5.2 Cellulose nanocrystals
22.214.171.124 Market analysis
4.5.3 Cellulose nanofibers
126.96.36.199 Market analysis
5 MARKETS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
5.1.2 Natural fiber injection moulding compounds
5.1.3 Non-woven natural fiber mat composites
5.1.4 Aligned natural fiber-reinforced composites
5.1.5 Natural fiber biobased polymer compounds
5.1.6 Natural fiber biobased polymer non-woven mats
5.1.7 Natural fiber thermoset bioresin composites
5.2.1 Market overview
5.3.1 Market overview
5.3.2 Applications of natural fibers
5.4.1 Market overview
5.4.2 Applications of natural fibers
5.5 Sports and leisure
5.5.1 Market overview
5.6.1 Market overview
5.6.2 Consumer apparel
5.7.1 Market overview
6 GLOBAL NATURAL FIBERS MARKET
6.1 Overall global fibers market
6.2 Plant-based fiber production
6.3 Animal-based natural fiber production
7 NATURAL FIBER PRODUCERS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPER PROFILES
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