The Market for Cellulose Nanofibers in Japan 2019

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Cellulose nanofibers in Japan

Japan is by a considerable distance the most significant market for cellulose nanofibers (CNF), leading the way in government funding, production capacity and product development. Already commercialized in numerous consumer products, cellulose nanofibers will also greatly impact the composites, batteries, electronics, filtration, medical markets in the next few years.

Large paper manufacturers such as Nippon Paper and Oji Holdings have established multi-ton cellulose nanofiber production facilities. Large chemical manufacturers are also moving into the market.

Products on the market incorporating cellulose nanofibers include ballpoint pen inks, adult and child diapers, wet wipes, headphone diaphragms and footwear.

Product samples are available for commercial trials and will find wider application in packaging and composites over the next few years. Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Tentok Paper Works, Risho Kogyo Co. Ltd., Daio Paper Corp., KRI Inc. have all recently announced new products and production initiatives.

Report contents include:

  • Commercial activity in cellulose nanofibers in Japan. Current and planned.
  • Japan government funding and policy in cellulose nanofibers.
  • Cellulose nanofiber production facilities and capacities.
  • Target markets for cellulose nanofibers in Japan.
  • Current and planned cellulose nanofiber products.
  • 43 company profiles of cellulose nanofibers producers and product developers in Japan including products, production processes, target markets, future plans.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY…………………………………………………………. 15

  • 1.1     Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
  • 1.2     Market segmentation by type of nanocellulose……………………………………………………………………………. 19
    • 1.2.1       CNF………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
    • 1.2.2       MFC…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
    • 1.2.3       Cellulose nanocrystals(CNC)………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21
  • 1.3     Market trends in Japan………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
  • 1.4     Japan cellulose nanofibers market size…………………………………………………………………………………….. 23
    • 1.4.1       The market for cellulose nanofibers in 2017 in Japan…………………………………………………………… 23
    • 1.4.2       The market for cellulose nanofibers in Japan 2018………………………………………………………………. 25
    • 1.4.3       Target markets for producers in Japan……………………………………………………………………………… 26
    • 1.4.4       CNF/MFC demand in tons, 2015–2030…………………………………………………………………………….. 29

2    RESEARCH SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY…………………………….. 31

  • 2.1     Report scope………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 31
  • 2.2     Research methodology………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31

3    MARKET STRUCTURE FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS IN JAPAN 32

4    REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS IN JAPAN…………………………. 33

5    GOVERNMENT FUNDING IN JAPAN………………………………………. 33

6    CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PRICES…………………………………………. 34

7    MARKETS FOR CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS (CNF) IN JAPAN….. 36

  • 7.1     COMPOSITES MARKET SUMMARY……………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
    • 7.1.1       Trends in the composites market and CNF solution……………………………………………………………. 36
    • 7.1.2       Comparison of CNF to other composite materials……………………………………………………………….. 37
    • 7.1.3       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
      • 7.1.3.1    By cellulose type……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
      • 7.1.3.2    Applications roadmap……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
  • 7.2     PACKAGING………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
    • 7.2.1       Market trends and CNF solution………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
    • 7.2.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 43
      • 7.2.2.1    Anti-bacterial………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 44
      • 7.2.2.2    Gas barrier…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 44
    • 7.2.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 45
  • 7.3     AUTOMOTIVE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
    • 7.3.1       Market trends and CNF solution………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
    • 7.3.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 48
      • 7.3.2.1    Composites……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
    • 7.3.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 49
  • 7.4     CONSTRUCTION………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 51
    • 7.4.1       Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 51
    • 7.4.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
    • 7.4.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 53
  • 7.5     PAPER AND BOARD……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
    • 7.5.1       Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
    • 7.5.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 54
    • 7.5.3       Properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
      • 7.5.3.1    Reinforcing agents…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
      • 7.5.3.2    Transparency and flexibility………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
      • 7.5.3.3    Paper packaging……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 55
      • 7.5.3.4    Paper coatings………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
      • 7.5.3.5    Anti-microbials………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
    • 7.5.4       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 56
  • 7.6     TEXTILES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 57
    • 7.6.1       Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 57
    • 7.6.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 58
    • 7.6.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
  • 7.7     FILTRATION………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 60
    • 7.7.1       Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 60
    • 7.7.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 61
      • 7.7.2.1    Nanomaterials in filtration………………………………………………………………………………………….. 61
      • 7.7.2.2    CNF membranes and filters……………………………………………………………………………………….. 62
      • 7.7.2.3    Water filtration………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 63
      • 7.7.2.4    Air filtration…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 63
      • 7.7.2.5    Virus filtration………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 64
    • 7.7.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 64
  • 7.8     RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 65
    • 7.8.1       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 65
    • 7.8.2       Food…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 66
    • 7.8.3       Pharmaceuticals………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 66
    • 7.8.4       Cosmetics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 66
    • 7.8.5       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 66
  • 7.9     PRINTED AND FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS……………………………………………………………………………….. 67
    • 7.9.1       Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 67
    • 7.9.2       Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 68
      • 7.9.2.1    Wearable electronics………………………………………………………………………………………………… 69
      • 7.9.2.2    Nanopaper…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
      • 7.9.2.3    Paper memory………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 72
      • 7.9.2.4    Conductive inks………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
    • 7.9.3       Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 73
  • 7.10        3D PRINTING…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
    • 7.10.1     Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
    • 7.10.2     Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
    • 7.10.3     Product developer profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………… 75
  • 7.11        MEDICINE & HEALTHCARE……………………………………………………………………………………………… 75
    • 7.11.1     Market drivers and trends………………………………………………………………………………………………. 75
    • 7.11.2     Applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
      • 7.11.2.1       Drug delivery………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
      • 7.11.2.2       Medical implants…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 77
      • 7.11.2.3       Tissue engineering………………………………………………………………………………………………. 78
      • 7.11.2.4       Wound dressings………………………………………………………………………………………………… 78
      • 7.11.2.5       Lateral flow immunoassay labels…………………………………………………………………………….. 78
    • 7.12        Product developer profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79

8    CELLULOSE NANOFIBER PRODUCER AND PRODUCT DEVELOPERS IN JAPAN…………………………………………………………… 80-130 (43 company profiles)

9    REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………….. 131

TABLES

  • Table 1: Market summary for nanocellulose-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, market estimates, global consumption, main current applications, future applications………………………………… 15
  • Table 2: Markets and applications for nanocellulose…………………………………………………………………………………. 17
  • Table 3: CNF producer capacities 2018…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
  • Table 4: MFC producer capacities 2018…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
  • Table 5: Cellulose nanocrystal producer capacities 2018…………………………………………………………………………… 21
  • Table 6: Market trends in cellulose nanofibers in Japan…………………………………………………………………………….. 22
  • Table 7: Target markets for cellulose nanofiber producers and product developers in Japan……………………………… 26
  • Table 8: Product/price/application matrix of cellulose nanofiber producers in Japan versus global companies……….. 34
  • Table 9: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in composites market………………………………………………………. 36
  • Table 10: Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials………………………………………………. 37
  • Table 11: Applications of nanocellulose in polymer composites by cellulose type…………………………………………….. 38
  • Table 12: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the polymer composites market…………………………………………….. 39
  • Table 13: Examples of antimicrobial immobilization into cellulose nanofibers………………………………………………….. 43
  • Table 14: Oxygen permeability of nanocellulose films compared to those made form commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
  • Table 15: Japan companies developing nanocellulose products in bio packaging, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
  • Table 16: Applications of natural fiber composites in vehicles by manufacturers……………………………………………… 47
  • Table 17: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in the automotive industry, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 50
  • Table 18: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in construction market……………………………………………………. 51
  • Table 19: Comparison of nanocellulose with steel and other materials………………………………………………………….. 52
  • Table 20: Japan companies developing Cellulose nanofibers in construction-Companies and products……………….. 53
  • Table 21: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the paper and board market…………………………………………. 54
  • Table 22: Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the paper and board markets……………………………………….. 54
  • Table 23: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in paper and board, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 56
  • Table 24: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the textiles market……………………………………………………… 57
  • Table 25: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofibers products in textiles, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 59
  • Table 26: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the filtration market…………………………………………………….. 60
  • Table 27: Nanocellulose applications timeline in the filtration market…………………………………………………………….. 61
  • Table 28: Types of filtration…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 62
  • Table 29: CNF membranes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 63
  • Table 30: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in filtration, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 64
  • Table 31: Cellulose nanofibers applications timeline in the rheology modifiers market………………………………………. 65
  • Table 32: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber rheology modifiers………………………………………………. 66
  • Table 33: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the printed and flexible electronics market……………………….. 67
  • Table 34: Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in flexible electronics………………………………………………………. 69
  • Table 35: Properties of flexible electronics‐cellulose nanofiber film (nanopaper)……………………………………………… 69
  • Table 36: Properties of flexible electronics cellulose nanofiber films……………………………………………………………… 71
  • Table 37: Japan companies developing cellulose nanofiber products in paper electronics, applications targeted and stage of commercialization……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
  • Table 38: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the 3D printing market………………………………………………… 74
  • Table 39: Applications of CNF in 3D printing…………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
  • Table 40: Companies developing cellulose nanofibers 3D printing products…………………………………………………… 75
  • Table 41: Market drivers, trends and CNF solutions in the medicine and healthcare market………………………………. 75
  • Table 42: Cellulose nanofiber applications timeline in the medicine and healthcare markets………………………………. 77
  • Table 43: Cellulose nanofibers product developers in medical and healthcare applications in Japan……………………. 79
  • Table 44: Oji Holdings CNF products…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 114

FIGURES

  • Figure 1: Market segmentation by type of nanocellulose, capacities 2018……………………………………………………… 20
  • Figure 2: Market segmentation by type of micro and nanocellulose, percentage……………………………………………… 20
  • Figure 3: Cellulose nanofiber transparent sheet………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
  • Figure 4: Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF) composite with polyethylene (PE)…………………………………………………………. 24
  • Figure 5: CNF products……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
  • Figure 6: XCNF………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
  • Figure 7: CNF/MFC market value, by end user market demand, 2015–2030 (Tons)………………………………………… 29
  • Figure 8: Schematic of typical commercialization route for cellulose nanofiber producer……………………………………. 32
  • Figure 10: Example process for producing NFC packaging film…………………………………………………………………… 43
  • Figure 11: Nanomaterials-based automotive components………………………………………………………………………….. 48
  • Figure 12: CNF car engine cover developed in Japan Ministry of the Environment’s (MOE) Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) Project…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
  • Figure 13: NFC composite………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 49
  • Figure 14: Nanowood with hierarchically aligned cellulose nanofibrils for insulation…………………………………………. 53
  • Figure 15: CNF deoderant products………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 59
  • Figure 16: Electronic components using NFC as insulating materials……………………………………………………………. 69
  • Figure 17:  Cellulose nanofiber films……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 70
  • Figure 18: Nanocellulose photoluminescent paper……………………………………………………………………………………. 71
  • Figure 19: LEDs shining on circuitry imprinted on a 5x5cm sheet of CNF………………………………………………………. 71
  • Figure 20: Foldable nanopaper……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 72
  • Figure 21: Foldable nanopaper antenna………………………………………………………………………………………………… 72
  • Figure 22: Paper memory (ReRAM)……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 73
  • Figure 23: 3D printed CNFS in Paper Microfluidics devices………………………………………………………………………… 74
  • Figure 24: Asahi Kasei CNF fabric sheet………………………………………………………………………………………………… 81
  • Figure 25: Properties of Asahi Kasei cellulose nanofiber nonwoven fabric……………………………………………………… 81
  • Figure 26: CNF nonwoven fabric………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 82
  • Figure 27: Ashai Kasei CNF production process………………………………………………………………………………………. 83
  • Figure 28. Chuetsu Pulp & Paper CNF production process………………………………………………………………………… 85
  • Figure 29. Daicel Corporation CNF production process……………………………………………………………………………… 87
  • Figure 30. CNF-reinforced PP compounds……………………………………………………………………………………………… 90
  • Figure 31. Kirekira! toilet wipes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 90
  • Figure 32. Daio Paper CNF production process……………………………………………………………………………………….. 91
  • Figure 33. DIC Products CNF production process……………………………………………………………………………………. 93
  • Figure 34: Rheocrysta spray……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 95
  • Figure 35. DKS Co. Ltd. CNF production process…………………………………………………………………………………….. 95
  • Figure 36: CNF gel……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 99
  • Figure 37: Block nanocellulose material……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 100
  • Figure 38: Engine cover utilizing Kao CNF composite resins…………………………………………………………………….. 101
  • Figure 39: 0.3% aqueous dispersion of sulfated esterified CNF and dried transparent film (front side)………………… 102
  • Figure 40: Hydrophobization facilities for raw pulp………………………………………………………………………………….. 106
  • Figure 41: Mixing facilities for CNF-reinforced plastic………………………………………………………………………………. 106
  • Figure 42. Nippon Paper CNF production process………………………………………………………………………………….. 108
  • Figure 43: Nippon Paper Industries’ adult diapers…………………………………………………………………………………… 109
  • Figure 44: CNF wet powder………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 110
  • Figure 45: CNF transparent film………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 110
  • Figure 46: Transparent CNF sheets…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 111
  • Figure 47. Oji Paper CNF production process………………………………………………………………………………………… 113
  • Figure 48: Fluorene cellulose ® powder……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 115
  • Figure 49. Seiko PMC CNF production process……………………………………………………………………………………… 119
  • Figure 50: Rubber soles incorporating CNF…………………………………………………………………………………………… 120
  • Figure 51: Silk nanofiber (right) and cocoon of raw material……………………………………………………………………… 122
  • Figure 52. BiNFi-s Dry Powder…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 122
  • Figure 53. BiNFi-s Dry Powder and Propylene (PP) Complex Pellet……………………………………………………………. 122
  • Figure 54. Sugino Machine CNF production process……………………………………………………………………………….. 123
  • Figure 55: Silver / CNF composite dispersions………………………………………………………………………………………. 127
  • Figure 56: CNF/nanosilver powder……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 127
  • Figure 57: Comparison of weight reduction effect using CNF…………………………………………………………………….. 128
  • Figure 58: CNF resin products……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 130