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Lignin Market

Lignin Market Size and Segmentation by Product (Low purity lignin, Lignosulphonates, Kraft lignin, Others) By Application (Macromolecules, Aromatics) by Regions and Global Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/C&M/1285 | May 2022 | Region: Global | 125 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

Lignin Market is evaluated at USD 1.01 billion in 2022 and expected to reach USD 1.21 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 2.3% over the forecast period 2023-2030. Lignin is an organic compound produced naturally by woody plants like shrubs and trees, as well as algal species like seaweed and red algae. It strengthens and stiffens cell walls by acting as a natural binder in plant cellulose fibers. Lignin has a number of advantages, including illness prevention, antioxidants, sustainability, and widespread availability, all of which will help drive market expansion. Lignin is the world's second most abundant plant-derived polymer, and it's employed as an additive, a dispersion, and a binder, among other things. Due to an increase in robust growth in the animal feed additives market, the worldwide lignin market is likely to see again in sales over the next five years. Additionally, expanded commercial applications in animal feed additives, agriculture, industrial cleaners and water treatment, oil field chemicals, industrial binders, battery additives, and a variety of other industries are expected to boost sales in the future years.

Lignin Market Revenue Graph

Market Dynamics:


  • Increasing demand in animal feed industry as a natural additive

  • Increasing demand for carbon fibers 

  • High demand in polyurethane foams


  • Lack of awareness.

  • Animals face a barrier to nutrient digestion.


  • Increasing investment in the aircraft industry.

  • Increasing use of naturally derived raw materials


  • Technological limitations

  • Lack of consumer awareness

Impact of Covid-19:

The global lignin market is negatively affected by the rapid spread of coronavirus. Manufacturers from lignin market are taking efforts to recover from the losses from COVID-19 by adopting a strategic approach. The strong presence of manufacturers operating in the lignin market is driving the demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Top market players in the global lignin market are focusing on generating profitable avenues during the pandemic through product innovation activities. The increase in production and demand for concrete additive is expected to be a key driver of the global lignin market. Growing applications of lignin as dye stuff, animal feed, and concrete additive are projected to drive the global market in the upcoming years. The rising demand for lignin as an organic additive is expected to drive the global lignin market during the forecast period. During the projected period, the global lignin market is expected to be driven by increased demand for lignin as an organic additive.

Kay players:

Domsjö Fabriker AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., MeadWestvaco Corporation, Borregaard LignoTech, Domtar Corporation., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Changzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Co Ltd., UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Tembec, Inc.

Market Segmentation:

By Product

  • Low purity lignin

  • Lignosulphonates

  • Kraft lignin

  • Others

By Application

  • Macromolecules

  • Aromatics

Lignin Market Segment Pie Chart

Regional Analysis:

Europe is seeing a large rise in lignin biorefinery production capacity, which will boost product availability. Growing demand for biochemical feedstocks is being seen in mature economies in the region, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and France, as well as technological breakthroughs in biotechnological extraction techniques. Furthermore, the use of lignin in specialised applications such as animal feed, vanillin, phenol, cleaning chemicals, and micronutrients is increasing in the region, which would boost market growth.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


Lignin Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1.01 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 1.21 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 2.3% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Product (Low purity lignin, Lignosulphonates, Kraft lignin, Others)
• By Application (Macromolecules, Aromatics)
• By Downstream Potential (Vanillin, Carbon fiber, Phenol, BTX) Application (Concrete Additive, Animal Feed, Dye Stuff, Cosmetics, Absorbents)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Domsjö Fabriker AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., MeadWestvaco Corporation, Borregaard LignoTech, Domtar Corporation., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Changzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Co Ltd., UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Tembec, Inc.
DRIVERS • Increasing demand in animal feed industry as a natural additive
• Increasing demand for carbon fibers
• High demand in polyurethane foams
RESTRAINTS • Lack of awareness.
• Animals face a barrier to nutrient digestion.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.

Ans: The fast spread of coronavirus has a negative impact on the global lignin market. Manufacturers in the lignin sector are using a strategic approach to recoup from the losses caused by COVID-19. The substantial presence of lignin manufacturers is fueling demand in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. During the pandemic, top industry participants in the global lignin market are focused on product innovation to create profitable avenues. A growth in production and demand for concrete additives is expected to drive the worldwide lignin market. The usage of lignin as a dye, animal feed, and concrete additive is likely to drive the global market for lignin in the coming years.


Ans: Domsjö Fabriker AB, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., MeadWestvaco Corporation, Borregaard LignoTech, Domtar Corporation., Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Changzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. And UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Tembec, Inc.  are the major key players of Lignin Market.


Ans: Increasing investment in the aircraft industry and Increase use of naturally derived raw materials are the opportunity for Lignin Market.


Ans: Global Lignin Market Size was valued at USD 0.99 billion in 2021, and expected to reach USD 1.16 billion by 2028, and grow at a CAGR of 2.3 % over the forecast period 2022-2028.


Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Lignin Market Segment, By Product

8.1 Low purity lignin

8.2 Lignosulphonates

8.3 Kraft lignin

8.4 Others


9. Global Lignin Market Segment, By Application

9.1 Macromolecules

9.2 Aromatics


10. Regional Analysis

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 USA

10.2.2 Canada

10.2.3 Mexico

10.3 Europe

10.3.1 Germany

10.3.2 UK

10.3.3 France

10.3.4 Italy

10.3.5 Spain

10.3.6 The Netherlands

10.3.7 Rest of Europe

10.4 Asia-Pacific

10.4.1 Japan

10.4.2 South Korea

10.4.3 China

10.4.4 India

10.4.5 Australia

10.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.5 The Middle East & Africa

10.5.1 Israel

10.5.2 UAE

10.5.3 South Africa

10.5.4 Rest

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1 Brazil


10.6.3 Rest of Latin America


11. Company Profile

11.1 Domsjö Fabriker AB

11.1.1 Financial

11.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

11.1.3 SWOT Analysis

11.1.4 The SNS view

11.2 Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

11.3 Changzhou Shanfeng Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

11.4 MeadWestvaco Corporation

11.5 UPM-Kymmene Corporation

11.6 Borregaard LignoTech

11.7 Tembec, Inc.

11.8 Domtar Corporation


13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmark

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


14. Conclusion

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