Lignosulfonates Market Poised for Remarkable Expansion in Key Industries


Lignosulfonates are water-soluble anionic polymers derived from lignin, a natural polymer that is found in wood and other plant materials. They are commonly used as additives in a variety of industries, including construction, agriculture, and animal feed, due to their ability to improve the workability, strength, and water resistance of materials. Lignosulfonates are also used as dispersants, binders, and emulsifiers in various industrial processes. They are considered renewable and sustainable materials since they are derived from a byproduct of the pulp and paper industry. The global lignosulfonates market is expected to grow from USD 1.2 billion in 2022 to 1.4 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 3.6%.

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In the Sodium lignosulfonate segment, by product, the market accounted the highest share. Sodium lignosulfonates is used for a wide range of applications. It has great demand in the construction industry and agriculture industries. It exhibits strong anti-calcium, high temperature, and resistance to salt properties. Furthermore, Sodium lignosulfonate may be utilized as a pellet binder or as an additive in animal feed.

The concrete additives segment, by application, the market accounted the highest share. Concrete water reducer is one of the application fields of sodium lignosulfonate. Sodium lignosulfonate in concrete can improve concrete workability and significantly reduce the initial heat of hydration for cement hydration. It acts as a retarder and water reducer for concrete. It can also be mixed with early solidifying agents, retarding agents, antifreeze agents, pumping agents, etc.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness significant growth in the lignosulfonates market in the coming years. Lignosulfonates are used as a dispersant and binder in a wide range of applications, including construction, animal feed, and oil drilling.

The growth of the construction industry in countries such as China, India, and Indonesia is expected to be one of the major factors driving the demand for lignosulfonates in the region. In addition, the growing demand for animal feed additives and the increasing shale gas exploration activities in the region are also expected to boost the demand for lignosulfonates.

A good business environment and strict regulatory framework supporting sustainable operations is the major driving factor of the Lignosulfonates market in the region. The region is one of the major importers of lignosulfonate and its related products. It has various lignin manufacturers such as Borregard (Norway), Domsjo Fabriker (Sweden), and Burgo Group (Italy) which hold significant market share.

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The major players operating in the lignosulfonates market include Borregaard (Norway), RAYONIER ADVANCED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES LTD (US), Sappi (South Africa), Domsjö Fabriker AB (Sweden), Nippon Paper Industries USA, Ingevity (US), Burgo Group (Italy), Dallas Group of America, Inc. (US), GREEN AGROCHEM (China), TCI – Tokyo Chemical Industry (Japan), Tianjin Yeats Additive Co., Ltd. (China), Shenyang Xingzhenghe Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), Cardinal Chemicals Inc (India), Abelin Polymers (India), HENAN YULIN CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (China) and others