Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)
is purified, partially depolymerized cellulose prepared by treating alpha-cellulose, obtained as a pulp from fibrous plant material, with mineral acids as cellulose is abundant in plants. MCC can also be made from fungi, algae, bacteria. It can be used as a texturizer, anti-caking agent, bulking agent during food production. MCC is also used in pharmaceutical industry. MCC is given to patients in the form of tablets, capsules, sachets and pallets. MCC is also used in cosmetics industry as texturizer and thickening agent.The global Industrial gases for plastics and rubber industry market
has been analyzed with respect to different parameters such as demand, supply, end-users and providers of industrial gases. This report on MCC market is categorized by types and application. There are two types of MCC sold in market wood based and non-wood based. Based on applications MCC market has been segmented into pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverages and many others. It is estimated that the pharmaceutical industry is generating more revenue among the others. The forecast period for this report is taken as 2016 - 2021.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. Americas is the largest market revenue holder with U.S. leading the charge followed by Canada. Europe is estimated to show significant growth in the forecast period. Developing pharmaceutical companies in Europe is going to be the driving factor for the rise.In 2015 the microcrystalline cellulose market was dominated by five major companies, namely:
These companies have significant presence in the transparent plastics market with good customer base:
- DFE Pharma (Germany)
- FMC Corporation (U.S.)
- E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Companies (U.S.)
- Tembec Inc. (Canada)
- Blanver Farmoquimica Ltd (Brazil).
- J. RETTENMAIER & SÖHNE GmbH + Co KG (Germany)
- Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)
- Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. (U.S.)
- Mingtai Chemical Co. Ltd (Taiwan)
- Pharmatrans Sanaq AG (Switzerland).