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. Man-made cellulose fibers (e.g., viscose rayon, cellulose acetate and nanocellulose) that are produced with chemical procedures from pulped wood or other sources (cotton, bamboo, biomass) are also covered in this report under the natural fibers definition.
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.
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.
- Profiles of 112 natural fiber companies. Companies profiled include Ananas Anam, BASF, Bast Fiber Technologies Inc., Kelheim Fibres GmbH, BComp, Circular Systems, Evrnu, Natural Fiber Welding, Icytos and many more.
Key Topics Covered:
1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1 What are natural fibers?
3.2 Benefits of natural fibers over synthetic
3.3 Markets and applications for natural fibers
3.4 Market drivers for natural fibers
3.5 Global revenues for natural fibers 2020-2030
3.5.1 By fiber type
3.5.2 By market
3.5.3 By region
3.6 Technology challenges
3.7 Future trends
3.8 Covid-19 impact
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
126.96.36.199 Wheat and rice
4.3.6 Soft and hardwoods
4.3.7 Cane, grasses and reed
188.8.131.52 Switch grass
184.108.40.206 Sugarcane (agricultural residues)
220.127.116.11 Fresh grass (green biorefinery)
4.3.8 Modified natural polymers
4.4 Animal (fibrous protein)
18.104.22.168 Alternative wool materials
4.4.2 Silk fiber
22.214.171.124 Alternative silk materials
126.96.36.199 Alternative leather materials
188.8.131.52 Alternative down materials
4.5.1 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
184.108.40.206 Market analysis
4.5.2 Cellulose nanocrystals
4.5.3 Cellulose nanofibers
5 MARKETS FOR NATURAL FIBERS
5.1.1 Market overview
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 biobased polymer composites
5.1.8 Natural fiber thermoset bioresin composites
5.2.1 Market overview
5.5 Sports and leisure
5.5.1 Market overview
5.6.1 Market overview
5.6.2 Consumer apparel
5.6.4 Alternative leather
5.7.1 Market overview
5.7.2 Food packaging
5.7.3 Beverage packaging
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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