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Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) - Market Research Report | Growth Forecast 2025

New research report on Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market, which is a detailed analysis of this business space inclusive of the trends, competitive landscape, and the market size. Encompassing one or more parameters among product analysis, application potential, and the regional growth landscape, Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) market also includes an in-depth study of the industry's competitive scenario.

Carboxymethyl cellulose (cellulose gum) perform a range of roles: as a thickening, soil anti-redisposition, binding, water retention and as protective colloid in various industries including food & beverage, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, pulp & paper, personal care, detergents & laundry, construction, textiles, etc. This market is expected to observe significant demand from oil & gas applications in the coming years. The product offers unique rheology controlling properties, prevents fungal growth and simplifies bore hole cleaning and drilling activities. In the recent years, water-based drilling fluids have been witnessing upsurge demand as environmentally sustainable substitute to the conventional oil-based systems, which in turn would propel CMC market by 2024.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose market will surpass USD 1.7 billion by 2024; according to a new research report.

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Cellulose gum involving purity above 95% contributed over 40% share in the year 2016. The massive share was attributed to robust demand for high purity CMC (above 99.5%) particularly from personal care and food & beverage applications.

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) - Market Research Report | Growth Forecast 2025
Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) - Market Research Report | Growth Forecast 2025

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Continuing trend towards consumption of low fat and low-calorie food will favor food additives including carboxymethyl cellulose demand as it helps lessening the fat content in foods. Once viewed as a high-income country problem, obesity and overweight have been rising in middle-income as well as low-income countries, mostly in the urban areas. Since 2000, the number of overweight children below 5 increased by around 50% in Africa. Such traits present brighter potential for CMC in food & beverage sector during the forecast timespan.

With over 15% share in 2016, pulp & paper sector is anticipated to be a substantial contributor to the global cellulose gum market. The product can be applied in a variety of converting operations on account of its thickening, suspending and adhesive properties. It reduces porosity, controls curl, enhances surface properties and has been desirable for size press, calendar waterbox, paper towel, etc. applications for surface treatment.

Carboxymethyl cellulose market is susceptible to the threat of substitution, as the product characteristics are replicated by various other cellulose ethers and hydrocolloids including: ethyl cellulose, guar gum, pectin, xanthum gum, etc.

North America carboxymethyl cellulose market will observe almost 4% CAGR gains throughout the forecast span. The gain will be mainly attributed to product demand from food & beverage sector for its usage as a fat replacer and food stabilizer. Obesity has been a grave public health issue in the region, on account of regular consumption of sugary beverages, sedentary lifestyle, food marketing and the consequent unhealthy snacking habits. CMC will have strong demand in the region amidst the surging risks of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and coronary heart diseases.

In 2016, CMC industry marked leading shares of: J.M. Huber Corp., Ashland, USK Kimya, Nippon Paper Industries, Akzo Nobel B.V., Lamberti S.p.A. Industry participants have been investing in new product development to gain a competitive edge. Cellulose gum industry observed a prominent capacity expansion by Huber under its subsidiary CP Kelco at its manufacturing plant in Finland in December 2012.

Carboxymethyl cellulose market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons & revenue in USD million from 2013 to 2024, for the following segments:

Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market Of Purity By End-user

o More than 95%

Food & beverage


Personal care

Oil & gas

Pulp & paper

Detergents & laundry


o 80% - 95%

Oil & gas

Pulp & paper

Detergents & laundry


o Less than 80%

Oil & gas

Pulp & paper

Detergents & laundry


Carboxymethyl Cellulose Market By End-user

o Food & beverage

o Pharmaceuticals

o Personal care

o Oil & gas

o Pulp & paper

o Detergents & laundry

o Others

Major Highlights from Table of contents are listed below for quick lookup into Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market report

Chapter 1. Competitive Landscape

  • Company market share
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Competitive analysis of key market players
  • Competitive analysis of other prominent vendors

Chapter 2. Company Profiles

  • Business Overview
  • Financial Data
  • Product portfolio
  • Strategic Outlook
  • SWOT Analysis

Chapter 3. Methodology & Scope

  • Methodology
  • Initial data exploration
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Statistical model and forecast
  • Industry insights and validation
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Scope
  • Definition
  • Methodology and forecast parameters
  • Data Sources

Chapter 4. Executive Summary

  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) industry 360º synopsis - 2025
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Business trends
  • Region trends

Chapter 5. Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) industry Insights

  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Industry segmentation
  • Industry landscape 2025
  • Industry Pitfalls and Challenges
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Market Growth potential analysis

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