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The objective of this study was to assist our client in understanding the market for
microcrystalline cellulose (MCC).


The main contents of the study were based on sources including in-house databases and an extensive network of contacts in addition to publicly available information (e.g. data from government agencies, patents, scientific journals, trade press, internet etc.). Additional information was sought from other key resources within the industries concerned in sufficient depth to provide accurate analysis and guidance. CPL used its extensive network of contacts, (including the CPL Executive Search network), to elicit information that would be difficult or impossible for clients to obtain independently Interviews were conducted with those knowledgeable in the industry, both face-to-face and telephone conversations. Contacts were also made at trade-shows.

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Table of Contents

Objective and Method

About This Report

  • About The Summary Report
  • About The Reference Report

Principal Findings

  • MCC Product Formats
  • Markets
  • MCC Prices
  • Distribution Channels
  • Applications
  • Production Technologies
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Key Success Factors
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Contacts





  • Market Volumes
  • Market Value and Application Breakdown
    • Market Evolution
    • Market for Cellulose Derivatives
    • Prices
  • Distribution Channels
    • Supply Format

Route to Market Scenarios

  • MCC Supply for Food
  • MCC Supply for Feed
  • Supply for Pharmaceuticals
  • Production of Colloidal MCC

Products and Applications

  • MCC in the Food Industry
    • Introduction
    • Market
    • Certification, Legislation and Norms
    • MCC Products Used In Foods
  • Animal Feed
    • Introduction
    • Market
    • Certification, Legislation and Norms
    • MCC Products Used In Animal Feed
  • Pet Food
    • Introduction
    • Market
    • MCC Products Used in Pet Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Introduction
    • Market
    • Certification, Legislation and Norms
    • MCC Products Used In Pharmaceuticals
    • Functional Products
  • Cosmetics
    • Introduction
    • Market
    • Products and Differentiation
  • Other Applications

Cellulose Derivatives

  • Nanocellulose
    • Manufacture
    • Properties and Applications
  • Microbial Cellulose
    • Applications
  • Cellulose Ethers
    • Methyl Cellulose and Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose
    • Carboxymethyl Cellulose
    • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
    • Ethyl Cellulose

Production Technologies

  • Cellulose Sources for Pulps
  • Pulp Production
    • Mechanical Pulp
    • Chemical Pulp
    • Bleaching
    • The Finished Pulp
    • MCC Production Using DWP
    • Production of Colloidal MCC
    • Drying Options
  • Cost Estimation for MCC Production

Competitive Landscape

  • Key Success Factors
  • Barriers to Entry
  • 17 Player Profiles


  • Contacts Summary
    • Market and Key Segments
    • Competitive Environment
    • Routes to Market
    • Pulp Grades
    • Applications
    • Key Success Factors
    • Trends
  • Contact Reports – 22 MCC And Pulp Manufacturers
  • Contact Reports – 17 Distributors
  • Contact Reports – 6 End-Users/Technical Experts
  • Contact Reports – 4 Industry Experts

50 Tables

56 Figures

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