Dissolving Pulp Market

Dissolving Pulp Market Analysis By Manufacturing Process (Acetylation, Etherification, Nitration, Xanthation, Others), By Raw Material (wood pulp, cotton linters, bamboo), By End-use (Textiles, Cigarette Filters, Food additives, Cosmetics & Personal Care, Others) - Global Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Dissolving Pulp market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Dissolving Pulp Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global dissolving pulp market is valued at USD 5563.60 Million in the year 2022. This market is anticipated to cross a valuation of USD 7623.47 Million by end of the year 2032. The industry size is anticipated to record a CAGR of 3.2 % in the forecast period which is 2022-2032.

There is a noticeable demand for dissolving pulp owing to the rising focus on environmental sustainability. There is an abundant amount of natural cellulose polymers which is making it work for the pulp and paper industry. The manufacturers are paying attention to the pulping process to include natural substitutes for synthetic options in pulp production. Dissolving pulp, also known as cellulose, is being produced in huge quantities due to its wide applicability in textile, cigarette, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, and other industries.

Various characteristics of dissolving pulp, such as high cellulose percentage, alkali solubility, a high degree of polymerization, and low hemicellulose content, make it quite suitable for a wide range of applications. High cellulose content dissolving pulp is used in textiles and industrial products, including rayon staples, acetates, tire cords, and other products.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022 A)

USD 5563.60 Million

Base Year for Estimation


Forecast duration for this research


Forecasted Market value (2032 F)

USD 7623.47 Million

Global Market Growth rate (2022-2032 E)

CAGR of 3.2%

Key Companies Profiled

  • Sappi Limited
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials
  • Bracell Limited
  • Neucel Specialty Cellulose
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Jilin Shixian Paper Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd.
  • Fujian Qingshan Paper Industry Co., Ltd.

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Impelling Factors for Demand in the Dissolving Pulp products

Dissolving pulp can be cast into a film, regenerate into a sponge, or spun into textile fiber. The derivation of dissolving pulp without dissolution can also produce an array of products. High purity gives dissolving pulp its trademark whiteness, which makes it suitable for paper products, including vulcanized fiber and filter paper. On acid hydrolysis, dissolving pulp mechanically disintegrates into a fine precipitate, which can be used as a filler for various polymers. Overall, the global dissolving pulp sector is projected to witness positive growth during the forecast period.

Dissolving Vs kraft pulp

The dissolving pulp is mainly produced from the pulpwood in the procedure which is low yielding up to 30-35% of wood. This makes up about two third of pulp production. This process is an advanced version of the Kraft process where acid is added and hydrolysis is performed to remove hemicelluloses The derivatization and solubilization of cellulose are responsible for distinction among manufacturers of dissolving pulp. Kraft pulping is widely preferred by paper manufacturers due to its use by various virgin fiber plant sources.

The globally growing demand for sustainably renewable natural products is expected to create numerous opportunities for the growth of the market during the forecast period. Easy availability and high sustainability offered by dissolving pulp are expected to further push the growth of the global market.

Extensive use of dissolving pulp in the textile industry is also projected to fuel the growth of the global market during the forecast period. Dissolving pulp is considered as a potential substitute for cotton, which is likely to fuel the growth of the global dissolving pulp arcade.

The growing cigarette industry and the growing use of dissolving pulp as a filter in cigarettes will prove to be a key factors driving the growth of the global dissolving pulp market. Increasing use of dissolving pulp in cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, and other industries will also contribute to the growth of the global dissolving pulp arcade in the near future. However, the shift of paper-grade pulp producers towards the production of dissolving pulp might lead to the threat of overcapacity of dissolving pulp. Thus it can affect the pricing and is expected to hamper the growth of the global dissolving pulp.

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Restraints Faced by Dissolving Pulp Manufacturers

The manufacturers of the dissolving pulp industry facing issues out of deforestation leading to gaps in supplies of wood material. About 26% of landfills are contributed from paper industry waste. The amount of water and energy required in the process of pulp-making is another issue associated with paper manufacturers. Air pollution and the high amount of waste produced during the process is an issue that needs to tackle by manufacturers. Owing rising carbon footprint concerns manufacturers shifting from synthetic to natural products in pulp processing.

The global dissolving pulp attracts a high demand for the use of packaging products. The requirement for this dissolving pulp has influenced the paper market industries. The environmental regulations of the paper and pulp sector may act as a significant restraint for the dissolving pulp market.

However, new technologies and innovations in the pulp industries are projected to witness growth in the writing paper market. Manufacturers are focusing on new technologies which impact the quality of the writing paper market. Furthermore, as digital technology increases, there will be growth in writing work on the screen, which may affect the growth of the dissolving pulp market.

Segment Wise Insights

The acetylation process in pulp-making is widely applicable due to its effectivity in the disruption of hydrogen bonding that tends to dominate cellulose characteristics. These esters are soluble after this process and can be further moulded into films and fibers.

Softwood pulp is majorly used as an excellent raw material in the paper industry. Manufacturers find softwood pulp useful in coated paper, Offset paper, and map paper. The majority of wood pulp is used in the paper industry with suitable variations. The linters are required in the manufacturing of the low-absorbent cotton mattress.

“Cotton linters are dominantly used in the textile industry”

The cotton linters are widely used in the manufacturing of fiber used in the formation of yarn, garments, and non-woven industrial textiles. The seedcake produced in the process is used in animal feeds and the production of peptone. The use of cotton stalks is done in particle boards and the pulp industry.

Manufacturers are investing in research on waste management. The alternative way in which cotton linter waste is used is in the growth of mushrooms. Cotton ginning finds application in livestock feeds and extruded products. Owing to rising sustainability in the textile industry the cotton linters are likely to notice higher demand in the forecast period.

Dissolving Pulp Market: Regional Outlook

“India and China in Asia Pacific are dominant markets for dissolving pulp”

The global market is projected to be dominated by the Asia Pacific Excluding Japan as this region is the largest producer and consumer of dissolving pulp. The demand in the APEJ region will mainly come from the textile and cigarette industries. China and India are the biggest dissolving pulp producers and consumers in the APEJ region.

“North America to be the largest supplier of pulp for textile industry”

North America is the next largest producer and supplier of dissolving pulp owing to growing demand from textile and other industries. The North American region is closely followed by Western Europe in terms of value and volume. The Middle East and Africa region is also a significant shareholder in the dissolving pulp and is projected to witness positive growth during the forecast period. South Africa is the largest producer of dissolving pulp in this region as the world’s largest dissolving pulp mill is located in South Africa.

Competitive Landscape

The paper and pulp industry is gaining worldwide attention from manufacturers due to rising awareness among vendors for sustainability in pulp processing. The industry is highly competitive having the dominance of certain brands. These brands are achieving loyalty on the basis of safety and innovation features.

Companies in the field of pulp and paper products have to focus on revising pricing policies as there are many brands entering into similar production. Customers have easier access to similar products due to the penetration of E-commerce which increases the chances of customers deciding on product buying action on the basis of extensive marketing is another strategy used by leading companies.

Dissolving Pulp Market: Segmentation

  • By Manufacturing Process :

    • Acetylation
    • Etherification
    • Nitration
    • Xanthation
    • Others
  • By Raw Material :

    • Wood Pulp
      • Softwood Pulp
      • Hardwood Pulp
    • Cotton linters
    • Bamboo
  • By End-use :

    • Textiles
    • Cigarette Filters
    • Food additives
    • Cosmetics & Personal Care
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Paint
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the anticipated market share in Dissolving Pulp Market?

This market is anticipated to cross a valuation of USD 7623.47 Million by end of the year 2032.

What is current market estimation for Market?

The global market is valued at USD 5563.60 Million in the year 2022.

What is the projected CAGR for the forecast duration?

The market size is anticipated to record a CAGR of 3.2 in the forecast period which is 2022-2032.

Who are the prominent market players in the Dissolving Pulp Market?

Key dissolving pulp brands are- • Sappi Limited • Rayonier Advanced Materials • LENZING AG • NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. • Bracell Limited

Which pulp is reigning in the textile industry?

Cotton linters are commonly used in the textile industry for the manufacturing of yarns and fibers.

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