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Lyocell Fiber Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Product (Staple Fiber, Cross-linked Fiber), and Application (Apparels, Home Textiles, Surgical Products, Baby Diapers, Automotive Filters), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI1822
  • Published Date: Jul 2017
  • Report Format: PDF

Lyocell Fiber Market Size

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.

Lyocell Fiber Market Outlook

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 Analysis

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.

Lyocell Fiber Market by Application

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.

Lyocell Fiber Market Share

  • Lenzing AG
  • Acegreen Eco-Material Technology Co., Ltd
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Baoding Swan Fiber Co. Ltd
  • Nien Foun Fiber
  • Chonbang Co., Ltd
  • Weiqiao Textile Company Limited
  • Zhejiang Yaojiang Industrial Group
  • China Populus Textile Ltd
  • Great Duksan
  • Qingdao Textiles Group Fiber Technology Co., Ltd
  • Smartfiber AG
  •  Acelon Chemicals 
  • Fiber Corporation

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.

Industry Background

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.

Lyocell fiber market report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2024, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Staple fiber
  • Cross-linked fiber

By Application

  • Apparels
  • Home textiles
  • Surgical products
  • Baby diapers
  • Automotive filters
  • Others (Vehicle carpeting, cigarette filters, etc.)

The above information has been provided for the following regions/countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • GCC
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market revenue from lyocell fibers is slated to reach 1.5 billion by 2024 and is expected to strike a CAGR of 8% from 2016 to 2024.

Industry share of staple fibers is anticipated to capture a significant revenue up to 2024 owing to increasing utility in towels, denim, and casual wear.

The lyocell fibers market share from the apparels application segment held a significant revenue share and will see expansion due to the rapidly rising economic conditions and online retail platforms.

Asia Pacific had reached more than USD 550 million in 2016 and will grow owing to the booming textiles sector and improved living standards in the region.

Lyocell Fiber Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2016
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 154
  • Countries covered: 17
  • Pages: 110
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