Lyocell Fiber Market size was over USD 850 million in 2016 and is anticipated to witness growth at a CAGR of around 8% from 2017 to 2024 owing to its extensive usage in various end-use industries including home textiles, apparels, and medical equipment. The rapid development in the healthcare industry and growing awareness of using sterilized products coupled with the increasing popularity of biodegradable fibers is likely to drive the global market.
The population has been continuously rising over the past few years. The rising per capita income of the people in Asia Pacific has fueled the textile and apparels industry growth. Robust economic growth has noticeably escalated the textiles demand. The increasing demand along with ongoing innovations in the textile manufacturing will drive the global lyocell fiber market in coming years.
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The product possesses high strength, especially in wet state. It has high durability and doesn’t shrink, which makes it a preferred choice for home textiles and apparels. It can easily blend with other fibers and can be dyed to provide desirable decorative effects. The product fibrillates under certain conditions which imparts aesthetics to the fabric.
The product manufacturing involves a closed loop process, wherein solvents and chemicals employed can be used again. The eco-friendly manufacturing process is also a major factor that will propel the lyocell fiber market growth. The chemicals used in the manufacturing process do not pose a threat to the environment as they are used in small quantities.
|Lyocell Fiber Market Size in 2016:||850 Million (USD)|
|Forecast Period:||2017 to 2024|
|Forecast Period 2017 to 2024 CAGR:||8%|
|2024 Value Projection:||1.5 Billion (USD)|
|Historical Data for:||2013 to 2016|
|No. of Pages:||110|
|Tables, Charts & Figures:||154|
|Segments covered:||Product, Application and Region|
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The staple fiber has several applications in towels, denim, casual wear, etc. It can be easily separated into fibrils. Cross-linked fiber has low fibrillation capacity, which makes it resistant to regeneration process, thus, making it unsuitable feedstock for the processes.
The cross-linked fiber is not easily biodegradable, owing to its low fibrillation property. Landfill, composting and incineration can be used to decompose the fiber. Cross-linked fibers can be used in many filter applications and gives a silkier texture than the staple fiber. The major applications of cross-linked fiber are in jersey fabric, woven fabric, and knitwear.
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The market is segmented on the basis of applications into apparels, home textiles, surgical products, baby diapers, automotive filters and others such as vehicle carpeting, cigarette filters, etc. The apparels segment has dominated the market and will continue to do so over the forecast period, owing to the desirable properties such as softness and absorbent qualities. In 2016, the apparels segment accounted for more than half of the global lyocell fiber market. This segment has significantly contributed to the economies of the countries with the aid of online retail.
Apparels segment is followed by home textiles, which include bed sheets, drapes, curtains, and carpets. This segment had more than 20% share of the overall lyocell fiber market in 2016. The product is used in several medical accessories such as absorbent pad, wound-contact layer, elastic and non-elastic bandages, compression bandages, gauze dressing and wipes used in the operation theatre.
The product is used in non-woven apparels such as baby diapers, surgical swabs, and filtration applications, as it has better moisture absorbency than its substitutes. It also finds application in dehumidification sheets and a precursor for carbon fiber. In automotive sector, the product is used for seat covers, battery separators, etc.
The regional analysis has been carried out for North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific held a market value of over USD 550 million in 2016 and is estimated to grow with the rising trend. Lyocell fiber market demand has been triggered by growing textiles industry and improved living standards.
With increasing apparel exports, the manufacturers in the U.S. have designed new strategies to compete in the industry. Mexico represents a significant market for textiles. Several apparel brands have expanded their business in Mexico which will augment the product demand. The lyocell fiber market demand is anticipated to increase in Europe, owing to the presence of numerous textile industries in France, Germany, and UK.
are some of the major companies in the lyocell fiber industry.
A low degree of backward integration characterizes the industry ecosystem as apparel manufacturers often tend to manufacture their own fibers. Also, the fiber producers such as Lenzing AG manufacture raw materials for product manufacturing.
Lyocell fiber has been a milestone in the evolution of eco-friendly and sustainable textiles. It is man-made fiber derived from wood pulp. It is a cellulosic fiber manufactured by the process of solvent spinning. The cellulose is a natural polymer which is found in the cells of the plants. For lyocell fiber production, cellulose is derived from hardwood trees. Other ingredients involved in the production include water, solvent and a finishing agent. The product imparts excellent luster and color depth to fabrics. The increasing demand for superior quality garments will positively influence the lyocell fiber market revenue.
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