Cellulose Sponge Market Research Report - Forecast till 2027

Cellulose Sponge Market Research Report By Type (Natural, Synthetic), By Application (Household, Automotive, Cosmetics, Chemicals, Monofilaments, Medical), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/9045-HCR | April 2021 | Region: Global | 99 pages

Cellulose Sponge Market Overview


According to the latest research, the Cellulose Sponge Market is expected to reach USD 3.6 Billion by the end of the year 2027, by registering a CAGR of over 4%. Cellulose sponges are comprised of wood pulp and have microscopic pores that absorb moisture and keep it inside the sponge. These sponges are extremely absorbent, retain liquid well, and may be used on a variety of surfaces. They are frequently treated with soap to make them malleable; these sponges are soft within their sealed package. They are disposable and hundred percent biodegradable since they are comprised of cellulose, a sustainably obtained natural resource. Cellulose sponges are affordable, resilient, soft, and adaptable, and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and varieties.


The usage of cellulose sponges in cleaning products is a major factor that is driving the Cellulose Sponge Market Growth. The usage of cellulose sponges in medical applications such as sample devices, electrotherapy, wound care goods, eye surgery, bone regeneration, and others is adding fuel to the demand of the market growth.


This report contains all the information on the Cellulose Sponge Market scope, research, and market strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global market analysis and forecast to 2027 is also included in the report.       


Covid 19 Analysis 


The outbreak of the global pandemic covid 19 has immensely affected every aspect of business around the globe. The pandemic has increased the demand for the cellulose sponge around the nation due to its capabilities of cleaning and its uses in medical applications such as sample devices, electrotherapy, wound care goods, eye surgery, bone regeneration, and others is adding fuel to the demand of the cellulose sponge market growth.


Market Dynamic



  •         Drivers


The rising demand from the household application around the world and its uses in cleaning products is the major factor that is driving the growth of the Cellulose Sponge Market trends during the forecast period. The increasing end-use industries of cellulose sponge around the globe are another major driving factor of the cellulose sponge market.



  •         Opportunities


Cellulose sponges may also be used in makeup removal, face and body treatments, and a variety of cosmetic applications, which is likely to generate several lucrative opportunities for the cellulose sponge market demand. The market is predicted to grow as awareness of the need to minimize carbon emissions grows, as does the effort of various end-users to embrace eco-friendly goods. Sponges are constructed from cellulose, which is found in plants. They do not affect the environment since they do not emit poisonous gases or CO2 when burned or disposed of, and they rapidly return to the soil if buried.



  •         Restraints


The cellulose sponges are prone to absorb germs and food particles because cellulose sponges tend to hold dirt and particles, completely rinsing them can be challenging which can be considered as a major restraint of the global cellulose sponge market.



  •         Challenges


The major challenges faced by the key manufacturers of the cellulose sponge market are the availability of a substitute in the market.


Cumulative Growth Analysis


In the pre-production, production, and pre-shipment stages, the ASTM WK28302 and WK26967 Sponge Inspection Tests are used to determine the cleaning performance of hard surface cleaning sponges. Under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for cellulose products, the EPA specifies carbon disulfide (CS2), carbonyl sulfide (COS), and toluene as the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) released in the greatest quantities from viscose process activities. The HAPs released in the most substantial quantities from cellulose ether activities were identified as ethylene oxide, methanol, methyl chloride, and propylene oxide.


Value Chain Analysis


According to the reports, the Cellulose Sponge Market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the global market is further distributed into natural and synthetic. The natural segment is expected to hold the majority of the market shares due to several reasons. Hemp fibers, sodium sulfate crystals, softeners, and wood pulp are used to make natural cellulose sponges. Other materials, like flax, are used to improve chemical resistance, strength, and other desired characteristics. Enormous stiff cellulosic sheets are blended with softeners in large vats of water to generate a soft jelly-like slurry that is then combined with sodium sulfate crystals and color to make a cellulose sponge. The synthetic segment is likely to hold the second-largest cellulose sponge market share. Polyester foam is used to make synthetic sponges. These sponges are more chemically resistant, robust, elastic, light, and affordable than ordinary sponges. Polyester sponge products are soft and absorbent and have a honeycomb structure that makes them perfect for masonry, drywall, wallpapering, and wall cleaning.


On the basis of application, the Cellulose Sponge Market is segmented into household, automotive, cosmetics, chemicals, medical, monofilaments, packaging, and others.  The household segment holds the majority of the market share due to its uses for a variety of tasks around the house, including regular cleaning, cooking, and cleaning the bathroom. The most prevalent form of kitchen sponge is cellulose sponge. They're used to clean dishes, counters, sinks, appliances, and floors, among other things. They can last for a long time before they need to be changed. In the automotive segment, this sponge can be used for a variety of purposes, including lubricating, oiling, and sealing. In the cosmetic segment, cellulose sponge is formed of wood, cotton, and linen and is of natural origin. As a result, it's a high-end, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable item. Its natural fibers are very absorbent, retain fluids, and allow for a uniform distribution of all liquids, making it ideal for exfoliation. These are available in a range of customizable volumes, shapes, and colors. In the medical segment, cellulose sponge is used in sampling equipment, electrotherapy, wound care items, eye surgery, and bone regeneration.


Segmentation Overview


The Cellulose Sponge Market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. The global cellulose sponge market is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.


By Application


Based on the application, the Cellulose Sponge Market is segmented into household, automotive, cosmetics, chemicals, medical, monofilaments, packaging, and others.


By Type


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into natural and synthetic.


Regional Analysis


According to the report, on the basis of region, the Cellulose Sponge Market is segmented into North America, Europe, and Asia-pacific.  The rising industrial sector in North America is driving the market in this region. With the rising of the transportation, medical, and cosmetics sectors in Europe the demand for cellulose sponges is expected to increase. Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Russia are all major contributors to cellulose sponge market growth. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market Due to the increasing development. Emerging economies like India, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and others have a lot of development potential.


Competitive landscape


The leading significant competitors in the worldwide Cellulose Sponge Market are focusing on collaborations, collaborations, and acquisitions to increase their market share.


Major Key Players



  • Toray Fine Chemicals

  • ACME Sponge Company

  • Spontex

  • Corazzi

  • Spongezz

  • Sponge Technology Corporation

  • Suvic Products Limited

  • Americo Manufacturing Company

  • Bruske

  • Kalle GmbH


Report Overview


The following report comprises of –



  • Market overview 

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints 

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segmentation Overview 

  • By Application 

  • By Type

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape 


Recent Developments



  • Under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for cellulose products, the EPA specifies carbon disulfide (CS2), carbonyl sulfide (COS), and toluene as the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) released in the greatest quantities from viscose process activities.


Market by Order Type



  • Synthetic Sponge

  • Natural Sponge


Market by Application



  • Cleaning Products

  • Packaging

  • Chemical Industry

  • Markey by Region


North America Market



  • US

  • Canada


Europe Market



  • UK

  • Germany

  • France

  •  Rest of Europe


Asia Pacific Market



  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Rest of Asia Pacific


Latin America Market



  • Mexico

  • Brazil

  • Rest of Latin America


Middle East and Africa Market



  • GCC Countries

  • South Africa

  • Rest of Middle East and Africa



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 3.6 Billion
  CAGR   4% (2020 - 2027)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Toray Fine Chemicals, ACME Sponge Company, Spontex Corazzi, Spongezz, Sponge Technology Corporation, Suvic Products Limited, Americo Manufacturing Company, Bruske, Kalle GmbH
  Key Market Opportunities   Cellulose sponges may also be used in makeup removal, face and body treatments, and a variety of cosmetic applications
  Key Market Drivers   The rising demand from the household application around the world and its uses in cleaning products