Nanocellulose: Packaging Applications and Markets

Paper is the most sustainable packaging material, and a new generation of biobased materials can help it provide more of the qualities that consumers demand.

Nanocellulose describes a class of high-tech engineered materials made from plant fiber. These materials can enhance strength and barrier properties in paper and paperboard, resulting in biobased and biodegradable packaging that’s stronger, lighter and less expensive.

Stora Enso, BillerudKorsnäs, and other industry giants have already committed to expanding their use of nanocellulose in packaging. This first-ever study is a primer on how these and other investments – in production and R&D – could disrupt the massive global market for product packaging. Nanocellulose: Packaging Applications and Markets provides a valuable look inside this emerging technology, and its potential impact on every business that produces or purchases packaging.

This new study from Fasrmarkets and emerging-materials authority Jack Miller gives you:
  • A primer on nanocellulose that explains how it’s made and used
  • An overview of packaging uses for key materials including CNC, CNF, and MFC
  • Profiles of top players in the industry, providing details on investments and projects
Dig deeper with actionable analysis of nanocellulose applications for:
  • Cartonboard
  • Containerboard
  • Bag, Wrapping, and Specialty Packaging Papers
  • Potential Combinations with Plastic, Metal and Glass
See where the industry stands, and where it’s headed with:
  • Insights from current leaders in nanocellulose development
  • Projections for future volumes and pricing
Proprietary insight from Jack Miller – an industry authority on emerging bio-based materialsJack Miller, author of Nanocellulose: Packaging Applications and Markets, is Founder and Principal Consultant of BioBased Markets, previously known as Market-Intell LLC. For the past seven years, his focus has been on marketing and business development for emerging materials such as nanocellulose and lignin.

Jack has more than forty years of experience in market research and marketing strategy related to paper and paperboard, and previously held positions with Domtar including Director of Market Intelligence and Regional Sales Manager. He served as Business Development Consultant with CelluForce, Inc., from 2011 to 2013, and was Consulting Manager, Global Nanocellulose Sales, American Process, Inc., in 2014 and 2015. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Sweetwater Energy, a biorefinery company. Jack is the author of two previous Fastmarkets studies in 2014 and 2017, and developed two studies of nanocellulose for industry trade association TAPPI in 2017 and 2018.


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