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Global Lignin Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast: By Product: Ligno-Sulphonates, Kraft Lignin, Organosolv Lignin, Others; By Application: Macromolecules, Aromatic; Regional Analysis; Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Key Indicators for Demand; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Lignin Market Outlook

The global lignin market size reached about USD 1,033.62 million in 2023. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2024-2032 at a CAGR of 2.0% to reach nearly USD 1,235.40 million by 2032.

 

Lignin is an organic polymer that is significant in the formation of the cell wall in woods and barks owing to its rigidity and stability. It is typically comprised of coniferyl alcohol, sinapyl alcohol, and paracoumaryl alcohol, among others.

 

It plays a critical role in conducting water and nutrients in plant stems, as it is more hydrophobic compared to the hydrophilic polysaccharide components of plant cell walls. This property allows efficient water transport within plants. Lignin also confers mechanical strength to the plant, supporting it against gravity and environmental stresses. Moreover, it has antifungal properties, protecting plants from pathogens.

 

Lignin is an integral material employed in the papermaking process. It is often removed from wood pulp in paper production because it can weaken the paper and cause it to yellow over time. Traditionally, lignin has been used mainly as a fuel after being separated from cellulose in the papermaking process.

 

Global Lignin Market

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Lignin Market Segmentation

By product, the market is divided into:

  • Ligno-Sulphonates
  • Kraft Lignin
  • Organosolv Lignin
  • Others

 

Ligno-sulphonates hold the largest share in the market. The prominence of ligno-sulphonates in the market can be attributed to their wide range of applications, such as in cement and concrete manufacturing, where they are used as plasticisers.

 

Additionally, ligno-sulphonates find applications in various industries including plasterboard production, drilling fluid, carbon black, dyes, pesticides, and more. Their extensive use in construction and their effectiveness as dispersants and binders contribute to their dominant market position. This continued dominance is supported by their applications in various industries, including their use as intermediaries in the fusing of products and in the organic polymerisation process.

 

Global Lignin Market by Segment

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The market can be broadly categorised on the basis of its applications into:

  • Macromolecules
  • Aromatic

 

The segment encompassing macromolecules, which includes products like carbon fibres and bio-polymers, holds a significant lignin market share . The significance of macromolecules in the market is driven by their increasing use as portable materials in the construction and automotive sectors. The demand for lightweight materials like carbon fibres in these sectors, due to their durability and efficiency, has been a major factor contributing to the prominence of the macromolecule segment in the market.

 

On the other hand, the aromatics segment in the market also holds a notable share, with lignin being used as a precursor for the production of aromatic alcohols and other chemical compounds.

 

The report also covers the regional markets for lignin, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Global Lignin Market by Region

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Lignin Market Analysis

The market is a dynamic sector with several key factors influencing its growth and development. Lignin finds extensive use in various applications, including as a precursor in the manufacture of aromatics and macromolecules. It is used in products ranging from animal feed and concrete admixtures to dispersants, binders, and adhesives. Lignin-derived products like carbon fibres are gaining prominence in lightweight applications in the automotive and aerospace industries.

 

The market is driven by crucial lignin market trends such as increasing environmental awareness, the demand for sustainable and bio-based products, and technological advancements in lignin extraction and processing. Government support and policies play a crucial role in stimulating the market by providing incentives for research and encouraging the adoption of eco-friendly products.

 

Growing use of lignin as a sustainable energy source to aid the market growth

The rising demand for alternative sources of energy due to the growing concerns regarding climate change is aiding the market growth for lignin. As lignin is one of the most abundant organic materials, it can be deployed as biomass to provide energy in the chemical sector, providing further impetus to the market growth. Moreover, the introduction of new technologies to use lignin as an energy source while effectively separating woody biomass to increase the marketability of wood output are expected to augment the market growth. It is also deployed in the production of liquid wood, which can be used in steering wheel segments, mobile phone housings, and musical instruments, among others, therefore fuelling the lignin market demand.

 

Lignin is combined with various natural fibres, such as hemp and flax, to produce fibres that can remain stable at any temperature. It is also being increasingly used to meet the energy demands in ethanol distillation and biomass pre-treatment in biorefinery plants.

 

Development of new separation methods of lignin to bolster the growth of the market

Increasing research activities to develop new conversion methods for the separation of cellulose, lignin, and hemicellulose, among others, to enhance the functionality of constituents is significantly contributing to the growth of the market. Lignin can be converted to energy carriers, such as syngas, to be employed in high molecular mass applications, such as carbon fibres, wood adhesives, and polyurethane foams, which have been catalysing the lignin market growth.

 

In addition, lignin is extensively used in the production of polymer building blocks as well as monomers such as xylene, benzene, and toluene, among others. The potential use of lignin as a binder, owing to its binding and gluing properties in the construction sector is anticipated to fuel the growth of the lignin. As lignin contains phenylpropanoids, it is used as a substitute for petroleum-based derivatives in the production of products such as plastics, drugs, and paints, among others, which is providing further impetus to the market growth of lignin.

 

Regional Insights

Europe holds the largest share in the global market for lignin. This dominance is attributed to the region's strong focus on environmental awareness and sustainability, which aligns with the expanding emphasis on eco-friendly options globally. European countries have implemented strict laws to encourage the use of renewable resources and reduce carbon footprints, creating a favourable climate for the development of lignin-based solutions.

 

Significant investments in research and development, as well as collaborations involving businesses, academic institutions, and governments, have accelerated technological developments in lignin extraction and processing techniques. Europe's proactive approach to sustainability, technological advancements, and supportive legislation have made it a leader in lignin usage, driving innovation and market growth in lignin-based products and applications.

 

Key Players in the Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global lignin market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

 

  • Borregaard AS
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • The Dallas Group of America
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • The Lenzing Group
  • Others

 

The comprehensive report looks into the macro and micro aspects of the market. The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Product
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Product
  • Ligno-Sulphonates
  • Kraft Lignin
  • Organosolv Lignin
  • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Macromolecules
  • Aromatic
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Borregaard AS
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • The Dallas Group of America
  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
  • The Lenzing Group
  • Others

 

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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Lignin Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Lignin Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Lignin Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Lignin Market by Product
        8.4.1    Ligno-Sulphonates
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    Kraft Lignin
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.3    Organosolv Lignin
            8.4.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Lignin Market by Application
        8.5.1    Macromolecules
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    Aromatic
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.6    Global Lignin Market by Region
        8.6.1    North America
            8.6.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.2    Europe
            8.6.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.4    Latin America
            8.6.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.6.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
9    North America Lignin Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Canada
10    Europe Lignin Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Lignin Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Lignin Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Lignin Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Price Analysis
17    Competitive Landscape

    17.1    Market Structure
    17.2    Company Profiles
        17.2.1    Borregaard AS
            17.2.1.1    Company Overview
            17.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.1.4    Certifications
        17.2.2    Domtar Corporation
            17.2.2.1    Company Overview
            17.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.2.4    Certifications
        17.2.3    Aditya Birla Group
            17.2.3.1    Company Overview
            17.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.3.4    Certifications
        17.2.4    The Dallas Group of America
            17.2.4.1    Company Overview
            17.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.4.4    Certifications
        17.2.5    Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
            17.2.5.1    Company Overview
            17.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.5.4    Certifications
        17.2.6    The Lenzing Group
            17.2.6.1    Company Overview
            17.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            17.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            17.2.6.4    Certifications
        17.2.7    Others
18    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

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1    Manufacturing Process
    1.1    Overview
    1.2    Detailed Process Flow
    1.3    Operations Involved
2    Project Requirements and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location, and Site Development
    2.2    Construction
    2.3    Plant Machinery
    2.4    Cost of Raw Materials
    2.5    Packaging
    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Lignin Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Global Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Product (USD Million), 2018-2023
3.    Global Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Product (USD Million), 2024-2032
4.    Global Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2023
5.    Global Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2024-2032
6.    Global Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2023
7.    Global Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2024-2032
8.    North America Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
9.    North America Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
10.    Europe Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
11.    Europe Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
12.    Asia Pacific Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
13.    Asia Pacific Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
14.    Latin America Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
15.    Latin America Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
16.    Middle East and Africa Lignin Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2023
17.    Middle East and Africa Lignin Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2024-2032
18.    Global Lignin Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2023, the global lignin market attained a value of nearly USD 1,033.62 million.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach about USD 1,235.40 million by 2032.

The major drivers of the market include the growing use of lignin as an energy source, the introduction of new technologies to extract lignin, and the increasing use of lignin in the production of biomass.

The development of new separation methods and the use of lignin in the production of aromatic monomers are the key trends propelling the market demand.

The major regions in the market are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major products included in the market report are ligno-sulphonates, kraft lignin, and organosolv lignin, among others.

Macromolecules and aromatic are the significant applications of lignin.

The major players in the market are Borregaard AS, Domtar Corporation, Aditya Birla Group, The Dallas Group of America, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., and The Lenzing Group, among others.

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