Cellulose Sponge Market Research, 2031
The global cellulose sponge market was valued at $1.6 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $2.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2022 to 2031.
Cellulose is the primary structural fiber in a plant's cell walls. This organic compound is present in almost all plants and is one of the most abundant fibers on the planet. Cellulose sponge exhibits in both natural and synthetic form. It has good absorbing capacity and it is resistant to chemical, temperature, and others. Cellulose has many uses, including making sponges and cellulose wipes or dishcloths, and others, it is widely used in the packaging, medical, cosmetics, chemical, automotive, and other end-use industries.
Rapid increase in population in both developed and developing economies, rise in import and export of various cosmetics and skincare products, up-gradation in technology, and increased focus on the cosmetic sector has increased the demand for cellulose sponge where various different shapes of cellulose sponge have been used for cleaning, removing, and applying skin care products. Owing to its high absorption rate and resistance to chemical and heat are expected to make consumers more linear toward purchasing cellulose sponge product. These factors act as a key driver responsible for the growth of cellulose sponge market.
Cellulose sponges are made of natural materials due to which it is more prone to absorbing food particles and germs. Because of their nature of soaking things up, cellulose sponges are tend to trap bacteria due to which it is very important to disinfect and replace sponges regularly, especially those used in the kitchen. In addition, low shelf life period, and complex manufacturing process will make it time consuming and tedious process for cellulose sponge. These factors together are expected to hamper the growth of cellulose sponge in the market.
The growth of the cellulose sponge market is driven by rise in urbanization, increase in disposable income, and growth in chemical and petrochemical industry has surged the demand for cellulose sponge. The cellulose sponge are gaining popularity in the chemical sector due to tis, bio degradability, non-toxic, and bio renewable properties. Cellulose sponge has great absorption capacity owing to which it is used for cleaning of oil spills, and cleaning of chemical laboratories, and others. These factors are predicted to contribute to the market growth and are anticipated to offer new opportunities in the global cellulose sponge market.
The global cellulose sponge market analysis is done on the basis of type, end-use industry, and region. Depending upon type, it is divided into natural cellulose sponge and synthetic cellulose sponge. On the basis of end-use industry, it is classified into automotive, chemical, cosmetics, medical, packaging, plastic processing, and others. Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The major companies profiled in this report include 3M Company, Americo Manufacturing, Armaly Sponge Company, Corazzi Fiber S.r.l., Fiama, Industrial Commercial Supply, Kalle GmbH, Marian, Inc., Sponge Technology Corp. LLC, Spontex, Suvic Products Limited, The Indestructible Bruske Brush, UC Sponge Co., Ltd., Vileda, and WITPFoam.
The Asia-Pacific cellulose sponge market size is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period and accounted for 24% share in the global market. The region is showcasing high potential growth owing to the increase in the medical sector where cellulose sponge has been used predominantly. It is mainly used as a compression bandage and pop-up plasters during blood sampling process. Its absorption ability and compression attributes is escalating the demand for cellulose sponges in the medical sector. The medical industry has accounted for one of the fastest-growing sectors in Japan owing to rise in R&D activities, advancements in technology in medicine, and others.
In 2021, the synthetic cellulose sponge segment was the largest revenue generator, and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. The demand for synthetic sponges is expected to witness rise owing to their low-cost production and alternative substitute for the expensive natural sponge. Furthermore, the synthetic polyester sponge is a cost-effective, absorbent, strong, durable material that is resistant to harsher cleaning chemicals, oil, and grease it is widely used in household appliances, industrial, and automotive sectors for washing and cleaning purposes, and others. This is anticipated to increase the demand for synthetic cellulose sponges in industrial applications. Moreover, synthetic cellulose sponge is chemical resistant, has high elasticity, is flexible, and can be used for all types of masonry, painting, texturing as well as general cleaning projects. These characteristics also make this type of sponge the obvious choice for all general home, auto, and marine applications. This is expected to act as one of the key drivers responsible for the growth of synthetic cellulose sponges during the forecast period.
By end-use industry, the automotive segment dominated the global market in 2021, and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. An increase in the transport and logistics activities has led to the growth of the automotive sector where cellulose sponges are widely used for cleaning interior and exterior of vehicles, and cleaning accessories. This is projected to drive the growth of the cellulose sponge market. Cellulose sponges are extensively used in automotive applications. However, the demand for cellulose sponges is increasing as compared to plastic sponges owing to the increasing demand for carbon footprint and rising awareness towards reducing the emissions generated by the cellulose sponges manufacturing industries. Since the cellulose sponges are made of natural materials that are derived from plants, they don’t cause any harm to the environment or emit poisonous gases such as CO2 when burnt or buried. Moreover, rise in middle-class income and the young population has led to an increase in the trend for personal vehicles, which propels the demand for cellulose sponge in the growing automotive sector.
Key Benefits For Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the cellulose sponge market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing cellulose sponge market opportunities.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the cellulose sponge market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global cellulose sponge market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
Cellulose Sponge Market Report Highlights
By End-use Industry
Key Market Players
3M Company, Marian Inc., Americo Manufacturing, Armaly Sponge Company, Suvic Products Limited, Spontex, Industrial Commercial Supply, Vileda, Fiama, The Indestructible Bruske Brush, WITPFoam, UC Sponge Co. Ltd., Corazzi Fiber S.r.l., Kalle GmbH, Sponge Technology Corp. LLC
According to CXOs of leading companies, the global cellulose sponge market is expected to exhibit high growth potential. Cellulose sponges are of natural origin, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and biodegradable; owing to these properties they are extensively used in chemical, cosmetics, automotive, packaging and other end-use sectors.
In addition, cellulose sponges have excellent absorption capacity and it is resistant to chemical and temperature properties and has been used predominantly in medical, cosmetics, packaging, printing processing, and many others, which is expected to surge the demand for cellulose sponge in upcoming years. Furthermore, the non-toxic property of cellulose sponge enables the consumers to use them in the cosmetics industry for removing, applying, and cleaning of skin care products. The CXOs further added that sustained economic growth and the development of the cosmetics and automotive sector have surged the popularity of cellulose sponge