Natural Polymer Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Global Natural Polymer Market Information: By Type (Cellulose Ethers, Starch & Fermentation Products, Exudate & Vegetable Gums), Application (Pharmaceutical, Oilfield, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, Packaging, Textiles), and Region- Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/1101-HCR | February, 2021 | Region : Global

Polymers are macromolecules composed of repeated units of monomers. Natural polymers are obtained from plants, animals or micro-organisms. Natural polymers are more advantageous than synthetic polymers as they are economical, non-toxic, and abundantly available in nature. Increase in the demand for non-petroleum based and eco-friendly products is preliminary driving the global natural polymer market.


Natural polymers have widespread applications in pharmaceutical, food & beverages, oilfields, cosmetics & personal care products, construction, adhesives, paints & inks, and packaging among others. Natural polymers are widely used in pharmaceutical dosage forms as binders, matrix formers or drug release modifiers, film coating formers, thickeners or viscosity enhancers, stabilizers, solubilizers, emulsifiers, suspending agents, gelling agents, and bio-adhesives. Natural polymers encompass a range of proteins and polysaccharides that are widely used in the food & beverage industry as gelling and thickening agent, stabilizer, emulsions & dispersions, inhibiting ice & sugar crystal formation, and control the release of flavors.  Natural polymers are used in oilfield applications as drilling fluid where it works as corrosion inhibitors, mud thickener, and circulation loss control agents during oil fields drilling. The disposal of non-biodegradable commercially available plastics has caused many environmental related problems. Therefore, the packaging industry is expected to witness a significant growth in the natural polymer market to reducing carbon footprint. Packaging products such as form film, loose-fill, and thermoform contain natural polymers such as starch-blend and polylactic acid. Besides this, cosmetic & personal care industry is also expected to witness high growth in the natural polymer market due to shift in trends towards eco-friendly and chemical free cosmetics.


However, natural polymers significantly lack their synthetic counterparts in terms of cost, availability of raw materials, product inconsistency, and supply uncertainties. Additionally, rising awareness about deforestation and protection of animals are acting as barriers to the growth of the natural polymer industry. Moreover, easy availability of substitute products such as synthetic polymer is also expected to arrest the growth of this market. Furthermore, the natural polymer market is governed by stringent environmental rules and regulations, which is expected to hamper the growth of the market over the forecast period.


Global Natural Polymer Market, by application 2019, (%)


 Natural Polymer Market


Source: MRFR Analysis


Regional Analysis


The global natural polymer market is spanned across five regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Among this, North America is leading the regional landscape and is expected to dominate the natural polymer market over the forecast period. Natural polymer market in North America is majorly driven by its application in pharmaceutical and cosmetic & personal care products. Moreover, increasing application in oilfield industry and packaging industry is driving the growth of natural polymer market further. Asia Pacific is the second largest market in the natural polymer in terms of market size. Due to rapid industrialization and expanding population, the demand for oil and gas is increasing in Asia Pacific. This has exerted pressure on key market players as well as the new entrants to explore and produce newer reserves in difficult geological conditions sometimes even at great depths. China accounted for the largest market share in the Asia Pacific oilfield services market. Growing construction activities to support growing population mainly in China and India is also expected to drive the natural polymer market. Moreover, food & beverage, packaging, cosmetics & personal care segment is expected to show a significant growth in the demand for natural polymers. Furthermore, the high penetration of silk in textile applications is expected to fuel the natural polymer market, especially in India and China.  Natural polymer application in the packaging industry is expected to witness a significant growth owing to stringent government regulations for disposal of non-biodegradable synthetic plastics.  Growing construction industry in the Middle East particularly in Qatar, the UAE, and Kuwait is expected to drive the natural polymer market. Furthermore, FIFA 2022 world cup in Qatar is expected to propel construction activities further, which thereby is expected to impact natural polymers market positively. Europe natural polymer market is projected to expand at a healthy growth rate primarily owing to increasing demand for non-petroleum and environment-friendly product. Latin American market is expected to grow at relatively slower pace over the forecast period due to low overall development of the region


Market Segmentation


The global Calcium Nitrate Market is segmented based on type, application, and region.


On the basis of the type, the global natural polymer market is segmented into cellulose ether, starch & fermentation polymers, exudate & vegetable gums, and others (protein-based polymers, marine polymers, pectin, silk, and wool). These product types are further sub-segmented. Cellulose Ether is sub-segmented into methyl cellulose (MC),hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC),carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)  and others. Starch & Fermentation Polymers are further subsegmented into xanthan gum, starch derivatives,


polylactic acid, hyaluronic Acid and others.Exudate & Vegetable Gums is further sub-segmented into guar gum,gum Arabic and other


On the basis of the application, the global natural polymer market can be segmented into pharmaceutical, oilfield, food & beverages, cosmetic & personal care products, construction, packaging, textiles, and others.


On the basis of the regions, the global natural polymer market is segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.


Key Players


Some of the prominent players operating in global natural polymer market are Ashland, Cargill, Incorporated, DowDuPont Inc., Economy Polymers & Chemicals, Encore Natural Polymers, Novamont S.p.A., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Plantic, Borregaard, Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc., and CP Kelco.


Intended Audience



  • Natural polymer manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of natural polymers

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratory

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Research Objectives

2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

2.3 Markets Structure

3 Market Research Methodology

3.1 Research Process

3.2 Secondary Research

3.3 Primary Research

3.4 Forecast Model

4 Market Landscape

4.1 Supply Chain Analysis

4.1.1 Raw material suppliers

4.1.2 Manufacturers/Producers

4.1.3 Distributors/Retailers/Wholesalers/E-commerce

4.1.4 End users

4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.2.1 Threat of new entrants

4.2.2 Bargaining power of buyers

4.2.3 Bargaining power of suppliers

4.2.4 Threat of substitutes

4.2.5 Intensity of competitive rivalry

5 Market Dynamics of Global Natural Polymer Market

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Drivers

5.3 Restraints

5.4 Opportunities

5.5 Challenges

5.6 Trends/Technology

6. Global Natural Polymer Market, by Type

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Cellulose Ether

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.2.3 Methyl Cellulose (MC)

6.2.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.2.4 Hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)

6.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.2.5 Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)

6.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.2.6 Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)

6.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.2.7 Other Cellulose Ether

6.2.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.2.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3 Starch & Fermentation Polymers

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3.3 Xanthan Gum

6.3.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3.4 Starch Derivatives

6.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3.5 Polylactic Acid

6.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3.6 Hyaluronic Acid

6.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.3.7 Other starch & fermentation polymers

6.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.4 Exudate & Vegetable Gums

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.4.3 Guar Gum

6.4.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.4.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.4.4 Gum Arabic

6.4.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.4.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.4.5 Other exudate & vegetable gums

6.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

6.5 Others

6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7. Global Natural Polymer Market, by Application

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Pharmaceutical

7.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.3 Oilfield

7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.4 Food & beverages

7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.5 Cosmetics & personal care products

7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.6 Construction

7.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.7 Packaging

7.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.8 Textiles

7.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

7.9 Others

7.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

7.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2019-2027

8. Global Natural Polymer Market, by Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.2.4 U.S.

8.2.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.2.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.2.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.2.5 Canada

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.4 Germany

8.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.5. France

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.6 Italy

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.7 Spain

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.8 U.K.

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.9 Russia

8.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.10 Poland

8.3.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.10.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.3.11 Rest of Europe

8.3.11.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.3.11.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.3.11.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4 Asia Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.4 China

8.4.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.5 India

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.7 Australia

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.8 New Zealand

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.4.9 Rest of Asia Pacific

8.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.4.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5 Middle East & Africa

8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5.4 Turkey

8.5.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5.5 Israel

8.5.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5.6 North Africa

8.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5.7 GCC

8.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.5.8 Rest of Middle East & Africa

8.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.5.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.6 Latin America

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.6.4 Brazil

8.6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.6.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.6.5 Argentina

8.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.6.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.6.6 Mexico

8.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.6.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

8.6.7 Rest of Latin America

8.6.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2019-2027

8.6.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2019-2027

8.6.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Application, 2019-2027

9. Company Landscape

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Market Strategy

9.3 Key Development Analysis (Expansion/Merger & Acquisitions/Joint Venture/New Product Development/Agreement/Investment)

10. Company Profiles

10.1 Ashland

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Financial Updates

10.1.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.1.4 Strategy

10.1.5 Key Developments

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Cargill, Incorporated.

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Financial Updates

10.2.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.2.4 Strategy

10.2.5 Key Developments

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 DowDuPont Inc.

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Financial Updates

10.3.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.3.4 Strategy

10.3.5 Key Developments

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 Economy Polymers & Chemicals

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Financial Updates

10.4.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.4.4 Strategy

10.4.5 Key Developments

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Encore Natural Polymers

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Financial Updates

10.5.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.5.4 Strategy

10.5.5 Key Developments

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Novamont S.p.A.

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Financial Updates

10.6.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.6.4 Strategy

10.6.5 Key Developments

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.7 Archer Daniels Midland Company

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Financial Updates

10.7.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.7.4 Strategy

10.7.5 Key Developments

10.7.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Plantic

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Financial Updates

10.8.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.8.4 Strategy

10.8.5 Key Developments

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 Borregaard

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Financial Updates

10.9.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.9.4 Strategy

10.9.5 Key Developments

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Financial Updates

10.10.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.10.4 Strategy

10.10.5 Key Developments

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

10.11 CP Kelco

10.11.1 Company Overview

10.11.2 Financial Updates

10.11.3 Product/Business Segment Overview

10.11.4 Strategy

10.11.5 Key Developments

10.11.6 SWOT Analysis

11. Conclusion

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Global Natural Polymer Market: By Region, 2019-2027

Table 2 North America Natural Polymer Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 3 Europe Natural Polymer Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 4 Asia Pacific Natural Polymer Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa Natural Polymer Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 6 Latin America Natural Polymer Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 7 Global Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Regions, 2019-2027

Table 8 North America Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table 9 Europe Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table10 Asia-Pacific Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table11 Middle East & Africa Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table12 Latin America Natural Polymer by Type Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table13 Global Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Regions, 2019-2027

Table14 North America Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table15 Europe Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table16 Asia-Pacific Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table17 Middle East & Africa Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table18 Latin America Natural Polymer by Application Market: By Country, 2019-2027

Table19 North America Natural Polymer Market, By Country

Table20 North America Natural Polymer Market, By Type

Table21 North America Natural Polymer Market, By Application

Table22 Europe: Natural Polymer Market, By Country

Table23 Europe: Natural Polymer Market, By Type

Table24 Europe: Natural Polymer Market, By Application

Table25 Asia-Pacific: Natural Polymer Market, By Country

Table26 Asia-Pacific: Natural Polymer Market, By Type

Table27 Asia-Pacific: Natural Polymer Market, By Application

Table28 Middle East & Africa: Natural Polymer Market, By Country

Table29 Middle East & Africa Natural Polymer Market, By Type

Table30 Middle East & Africa: Natural Polymer Market, By Application

Table31 Latin America: Natural Polymer Market, By Country

Table32 Latin America Natural Polymer Market, By Type

Table33 Latin America: Natural Polymer Market, By Application

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 Global Natural Polymer Market segmentation

FIGURE 2 Forecast Printing methodology

FIGURE 3 Five Forces Analysis of Global Natural Polymer Market

FIGURE 4 Value Chain of Global Natural Polymer Market

FIGURE 5 Share of Global Natural Polymer Market in 2019, by country (in %)

FIGURE 6 Global Natural Polymer Market, 2019-2027,

FIGURE 7 Global Natural Polymer Market size by Type, 2019

FIGURE 8 Share of Global Natural Polymer Market by Type, 2019 to 2027

FIGURE 9 Global Natural Polymer Market size by Application, 2019

FIGURE 10 Share of Global Natural Polymer Market by Application, 2019 to 2027