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Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market by Type (Cellulose Diacetate, Cellulose Triacetate), By Application (Cigarette Filters, Fabrics, Film, Molded Plastics, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market by Type (Cellulose Diacetate, Cellulose Triacetate), By Application (Cigarette Filters, Fabrics, Film, Molded Plastics, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 139456 3300 Chemical & Material 377 233 Pages 4.9 (37)

Market Overview:

The global cellulose acetate (CA) market is expected to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2018-2030. Cellulose diacetate is the most commonly used type of CA and is projected to hold the largest share in terms of revenue in 2018. The demand for cellulose triacetate is increasing owing to its properties such as high clarity, stiffness, and heat resistance which are beneficial for various applications such as cigarette filters, fabrics, films etc. Asia Pacific accounted for the majority share in 2017 and it is projected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period due to rising demand from countries such as China and India.

Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Cellulose acetate (CA) is a type of cellulose, a natural polymer made from repeating glucose units. It is used to make films and plastics, including cigarette filters and food packaging.

Cellulose Diacetate:

Cellulose diacetate (CDA) is a cellulose ester. Cellulose diacetate is manufactured by the reaction of cellobiOSE, an acetylated form of cellulose with sulfuric acid and acetic acid. CDA has an acetyl group that can be modified to any degree using chemical modification techniques such as carbamoyl or p-nitrophenol; it can also be removed completely if desired.

Cellulose Triacetate:

Cellulose triacetate (CAT) is a cellulose ether manufactured by chemical modification. It is used as an intermediate in the production of CA and other cellulose ethers. Cellulose triacetate has an acetyl group, which can be removed to produce CA or another sugar derivative such as xylitol or mannitol.


Application Insights:

Cigarette filters was the largest application segment in 2016 and is projected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Growing cigarette smoking globally coupled with stringent regulations regarding tobacco products are expected to drive demand for cigarette filters, which, in turn, will fuel market growth.

Fabrics is another key application segment of cellulose acetate and is anticipated to witness high consumption owing to its increasing applications in clothing industry including sportswear and casual wear. Rising consumer disposable income levels coupled with changing lifestyle has created a positive impact on product demand worldwide.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region accounts for a major share of cellulose acetate production owing to low manufacturing cost as compared to other regions. Moreover, increasing demand from various end-use industries such as packaging, automotive, and construction will drive industry growth over the coming years.

The Asia Pacific was followed by Europe in terms of revenue generation in 2017 due to high consumption of cigarettes coupled with growing application scope from several end-use industries such as construction and automotive. However, Latin America is anticipated to witness significant growth rate during the forecast period on account rising disposable income coupled with changing consumer preferences towards luxury lifestyle products manufactured using sustainable materials such as cellulose triacetate or bio-based polymers including PLA (polylactic acid). This factor will further boost product demand over the next eight years.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from end-use industries such as packaging, automotive and construction is expected to drive the growth of cellulose acetate market over the forecast period.
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of cellulose acetate among consumers is projected to propel market growth.
  • Growing demand for lightweight and environment-friendly materials is anticipated to fuel the growth of cellulose acetate market in near future.
  • Technological advancements in production process are likely to offer new opportunities for players operating in this market over the forecast period .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Research Report

By Type

Cellulose Diacetate, Cellulose Triacetate

By Application

Cigarette Filters, Fabrics, Film, Molded Plastics, Others

By Companies

Celanese, Celanese-CNTC, Daicel, Solvay(Blackstone), Daicel-CNTC, Sichuan Push Acetati, Eastman

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Report Segments:

The global Cellulose Acetate (CA) market is segmented on the basis of:


Cellulose Diacetate, Cellulose Triacetate

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Cigarette Filters, Fabrics, Film, Molded Plastics, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Celanese
  2. Celanese-CNTC
  3. Daicel
  4. Solvay(Blackstone)
  5. Daicel-CNTC
  6. Sichuan Push Acetati
  7. Eastman

Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Overview

Highlights of The Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Cellulose Diacetate
    2. Cellulose Triacetate
  1. By Application:

    1. Cigarette Filters
    2. Fabrics
    3. Film
    4. Molded Plastics
    5. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Cellulose acetate is a type of plastic that is made from cellulose, which is a natural fiber. Cellulose acetate can be used to make products such as cups, plates, and other food containers.

Some of the major companies in the cellulose acetate (ca) market are Celanese, Celanese-CNTC, Daicel, Solvay(Blackstone), Daicel-CNTC, Sichuan Push Acetati, Eastman.

The cellulose acetate (ca) market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.1%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      5.3.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Cigarette Filters
      6.3.2. Fabrics
      6.3.3. Film
      6.3.4. Molded Plastics
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Cigarette Filters
      9.4.2. Fabrics
      9.4.3. Film
      9.4.4. Molded Plastics
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      9.7.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Cigarette Filters
      10.4.2. Fabrics
      10.4.3. Film
      10.4.4. Molded Plastics
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      10.7.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Cigarette Filters
      11.4.2. Fabrics
      11.4.3. Film
      11.4.4. Molded Plastics
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      11.7.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   11.8. Basis Point Share (PS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Cigarette Filters
      12.4.2. Fabrics
      12.4.3. Film
      12.4.4. Molded Plastics
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      12.7.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Cigarette Filters
      13.4.2. Fabrics
      13.4.3. Film
      13.4.4. Molded Plastics
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Cellulose Diacetate
      13.7.2. Cellulose Triacetate
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Cellulose Acetate (CA) Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Cellulose Acetate (CA) Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Celanese Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Celanese-CNTC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Daicel Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Solvay(Blackstone) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Daicel-CNTC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Sichuan Push Acetati Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Eastman Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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