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Global Cellulose Acetate Industry

  • March 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Cellulose Acetate in Metric Tons by the following Applications: Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film & Sheet Castings, Molding & Extrusion, Surface Coatings, and Inks & Reprographic Formulations. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 13 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Celanese Corporation
Daicel Corporation
Eastman Chemical Company
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
Solvay Acetow GmbH

Table Of Contents

Global Cellulose Acetate Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Cellulose Acetate: A Prelude II-1
Recession in Retrospect II-1
Outlook II-2

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-3
China - The Bellwether and Growth Engine for Global Cellulose
Acetate Market II-3
Mono Cellulose Acetate Filters Dominate Cigarette Filters Market II-3
Table 1: Worldwide Filter Utilization by Type of Filter
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Usage Volumes for Cellulose
Acetate, Polypropylene Filters, and Special Filters (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Acetate Tow Remains the Mainstay for CA Producers amid Falling
Cigarette Sales II-4
Table 2: Worldwide Cigarettes Retail Volume Sales in Million
Sticks by Geographic Region (2014) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: Worldwide Cigarette Production (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Production Volume by Countries (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: Tobacco Smoking Prevalence for Select Countries
(2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Manufactured
Cigarettes Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for China National Tobacco Corporation, Philip Morris
International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco
International, Imperial Tobacco and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Technological Advancements Expand Scope of CA beyond
Cigarettes Market II-7
Advance Biotech Applications II-8
Pharmaceutical Coating Processes II-8
Select Pharmaceuticals Containing Cellulose Acetate II-8
Resurgent Shipments of LCD TVs Boosts Demand for Tri-Acetyl
Cellulose II-9
Electrospun CA Fibers with Fluorescent Nanoparticles
Developed for Anti-Counterfeiting Applications II-9
Cellulose Acetate Fibers with C-dots also Suitable as pH-
sensors II-10
Novel Cellulose Acetate Membranes Developed for Reverse
Osmosis Treatment Plants II-10
Researchers Develop Ultra Filtration Membranes Using CA Base
Polymer with Activated Carbon Modifier II-11
Cellulose Acetate Membranes - Important Component of
Electrophoresis II-12
Bioplastics: A Niche Market II-12
Solvay's Ocalio - A Highly Promising Cellulose Acetate Based
Biopolymer for Injection Molding Applications II-13
Modified Cellulose Acetate Foams - Suitable Alternatives for
Replacing Oil-based Polymer Foam II-13
Properties of Select Plasticizers Suitable for External
Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate II-14

3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-15
Overview II-15
Table 6: Leading Global Acetate Tow Producers (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity for Celanese,
Daicel, Eastman, Solvay/Rhodia, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
An Overview of Operations for Select Leading Players II-16
Eastman II-16
Eastman's Cellulose Acetate Product Portfolio II-16
Celanese Corporation II-17
Solvay SA II-18

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-19
The Origin of Cellulose Acetate II-19
Production of Cellulose Acetate II-19
Raw Materials II-19
Production Process II-19
Cellulose Acetate Fibers II-20
Cellulose Acetate Filter Tow II-20
Characteristics of Cellulose Acetate II-20
A Versatile Polymer: End-Use Applications of Cellulose Acetate II-20
Cigarette Filters II-21
Fabrics II-21
Films II-21
Separation Technology II-21
Extrusion and Molded Goods and Plastics II-22
Specialty Applications II-22
Cellulose Acetate in Anti-Microbial and Flame Resistant Fabric II-22
Cellulose Triacetate Electrodes Reduce Salicylate Interference II-22
Degradation of Cellulose Acetate II-22
Cellulose Acetate Degradation in Films II-23

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-24
Solvay Acetow Unveils Novel Bio-plastic Ocalio II-24
Celanese Introduces Clarifoil Anti-fog Film II-24
Filtrona Filter Products Introduces Cigarette Filter with
Colored Cellulose Acetate Thread II-24
Clarifoil® Unveils Cellulose Acetate Films II-24
Clarifoil® Unveils Clareflect™ Lamination Film II-24

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-25
Georgia-Pacific Takes Over Buckeye Technologies II-25
Eastman Kodak to Cease In-House Cellulose Acetate Manufacturing II-25
Rhodia Acetow Changes Name to Solvay Acetow II-25
Daicel and Mitsubishi Rayon Establish Toyama Filter Tow II-25
Rhodia Acetow Inks Agreement with Roquette Freres II-25
Celanese Ceases Tow and Flake Manufacture at UK Facility II-25
Celanese to Invest in Giles County Facility II-25

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-26
Celanese Corporation (US) II-26
Daicel Corporation (Japan) II-26
Eastman Chemical Company (US) II-27
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-28
Solvay Acetow GmbH (Germany) II-28

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-29
Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 8: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 9: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31
Analysis by Application II-32
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Cigarette Filter Tow by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Table 11: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in
Cigarette Filter Tow by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Cigarette Filter Tow by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Textile Fibers by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 14: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in
Textile Fibers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Textile Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Photographic Film by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 17: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in
Photographic Film by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 18: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Photographic Film by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Film and Sheet Castings by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 20: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in Film and
Sheet Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 21: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Film and Sheet Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Molding and Extrusion by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 23: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in
Molding and Extrusion by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Molding and Extrusion by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Surface Coatings by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 26: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in
Surface Coatings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Surface Coatings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate in Inks and Reprographic Formulations by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 29: World Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate in Inks and
Reprographic Formulations by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate in
Inks and Reprographic Formulations by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Cellulose Acetate Market: An Overview III-1
Cigarette Market Overview III-1
Cigarette Sales Battered by Rising Taxation and Mounting
Regulations III-1
Table 31: US Tax Per Pack of 20 Cigarette Sticks by State:
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Cigarette Smoking Statistics in US III-4
US Trade Scenario for Cellulose Acetate III-4
Table 32: US Exports of Non-Plasticized Cellulose Acetates
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 33: US Imports of Non-Plasticized Cellulose Acetates
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 34: US Exports of Plasticized Cellulose Acetates
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 35: US Imports of Plasticized Cellulose Acetates
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Country of
Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 36: US Exports of Cellulose Acetates and Chemical
Derivatives (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 37: US Imports of Cellulose Acetates and Chemical
Derivatives (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Product Launch III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Select Players III-8
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 38: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 39: US Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 40: US 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

2. CANADA III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Outlook III-13
Cigarette Consumption Trend - An Overview III-13
Cigarette Consumption by Gender III-13
Cigarette consumption by Age III-13
Cigarette consumption by Education III-14
Cellulose Acetate Trade Scenario in Canada III-14
Table 41: Canadian Exports of Non-Plasticized Cellulose
Acetates (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 42: Canadian Imports of Non-Plasticized Cellulose
Acetates (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 43: Canadian Exports of Plasticized Cellulose
Acetates (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 44: Canadian Imports of Plasticized Cellulose
Acetates (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 45: Canadian Exports of Cellulose Acetates and Chemical
Derivatives (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 46: Canadian Imports of Cellulose Acetates and Chemical
Derivatives (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 47: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 48: Canadian Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 49: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

3. JAPAN III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
TAC Films in Demand III-20
Strategic Corporate Development III-20
Select Players III-20
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 50: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 51: Japanese Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 52: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4. EUROPE III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
Gloomy Outlook for European Cigarettes Market III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 53: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Cellulose Acetate by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 54: European Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 55: European 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 56: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 57: European Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 58: European 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4a. FRANCE III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Outlook III-32
A Peek into Cigarettes Market in France III-32
Strategic Corporate Development III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 59: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 60: French Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 61: French 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4b. GERMANY III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Cigarette Market Overview III-36
Cigarette Sales to Continue Weak Streak III-36
Solvay Acetow Gmbh - A Key German Ca Manufacturer III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 62: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 63: German Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 64: German 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4c. ITALY III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Outlook III-41
Cigarette Market Overview III-41
Illegal Cigarette Sales Surge as Taxes and Prices Increase III-41
High Product Prices Catalyze Consumer Migration to
Alternatives Products III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 65: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 66: Italian Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 67: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Outlook III-45
Cigarette Market Overview III-45
Consumers Continue to Opt for Budget Options III-45
Product Launches III-45
Strategic Corporate Development III-46
Clarifoil Uk - A Key Manufacturer III-46
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 68: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 69: UK Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 70: UK 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

4e. SPAIN III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Outlook III-50
Cigarette Market Overview III-50
Spanish Cigarette Market Heads Southward III-50
Economic Downturn Drives Migration to Cheaper Products III-50
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 71: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 72: Spanish Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 73: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. RUSSIA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Outlook III-55
Russian Cigarette Market - An Overview III-55
Government Implements Strict Anti-Smoking Rules III-55
Government Hikes Taxes on Cigarettes to Curb Usage III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 74: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 75: Russian Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 76: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Outlook III-60
Product Launch III-60
Strategic Corporate Development III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 77: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette
Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet
Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 78: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile
Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 79: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Outlook III-64
Asia-Pacific Cigarette Market - An Overview III-64
Table 80: Tobacco Smoking Prevalence for Select Countries
in Asia-Pacific (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 81: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Geographic Region - China
and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 82: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate
by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 83: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose
Acetate by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 84: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette
Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet
Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 86: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

5a. CHINA III-72
A.Market Analysis III-72
Outlook III-72
Cigarette Market in China III-72
Smoking Prevalence in China III-72
Chinese Cigarette Consumption Continues to Rise III-73
Table 87: Leading Players in the Chinese Cigarette Market
by Volume (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
CNTC Chuanyu, CNTC Henan, CNTC Hunan, CNTC Shandong, CNTC
Shanghai, CNTC Yunnan, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-73
Select Key Chinese Manufacturers III-73
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 88: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow,
Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings,
Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 89: Chinese Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate by
Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 90: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film,
Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings
and Inks and Reprographic Formulations Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-78
A.Market Analysis III-78
Outlook III-78
Overview of Cigarette Market In Select Countries III-78
Bangladesh III-78
Lower Excise Taxes Make Cigarettes Cheaper in Bangladesh III-78
India III-79
Indian Manufacturers to Tackle Weaker Volume Sales with
Smaller Cigarettes III-79
Table 91: Impact of Union Budget on Cigarette Prices in
India (2014): Average Pre-budget and Post-budget Retail
Price Per Pack for Select Brands (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 92: Leading Players in the Indian Cigarettes Market
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Godfrey
Philips India, ITC, VST Industries and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Indonesia III-80
Tax Hikes and Regulations to Disrupt Market Landscape III-80
Table 93: Indonesian Cigarettes Market by Product type
(2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Sigaret
Kretek Mesin (SKM), Sigaret Kretek Tangan (SKT), and
Sigaret Putih Mesin (SPM) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-81
Malaysia III-82
Smoking Prevalence in Malaysian Youth is on a Surge III-82
The Philippines III-82
New Tax Structure Upsets Market Dynamics, Spurs Illicit
Cigarette Sales III-82
Table 94: Philippines Cigarette Demand by Source (2014):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for
Locally-manufactured Illicit Cigarettes,
Locally-manufactured Legal Cigarettes,
Overseas-manufactured Illicit Cigarettes, and
Overseas-manufactured Legal Cigarettes (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83
South Korea III-83
Overall Retail Volume Declines in South Korea III-83
South Korean Manufacturers Innovate to Attract Customers
Attaining Legal Age III-83
B.Market Analytics III-84
Table 95: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Geographic Region - South
Korea, Indonesia and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 96: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cellulose
Acetate by Geographic Region - South Korea, Indonesia and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 97: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Cellulose Acetate by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for South Korea, Indonesia
and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 98: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette
Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet
Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 99: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile
Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 100: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for
Cellulose Acetate by Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-90
A.Market Analysis III-90
Outlook III-90
Cigarette Smoking on the Rise in the Middle East III-90
B.Market Analytics III-91
Table 101: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette
Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet
Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 102: Middle East Historic Review for Cellulose Acetate
by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 103: Middle East 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

7. LATIN AMERICA III-94
A.Market Analysis III-94
Outlook III-94
A Peek into Cigarette Market in Select Countries III-94
Tobacco Consumption in Argentina on the Decline III-94
Prospects for Cigarette Volume Growth Bleak in Brazil III-94
Unrelenting Government's Efforts to Curb Smoking Prevalence
in Chile III-95
Cigarette Sales take a Nose Dive in Colombia III-95
B.Market Analytics III-96
Table 104: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Cellulose Acetate by Application - Cigarette
Filter Tow, Textile Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet
Castings, Molding and Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and
Reprographic Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 105: Latin American Historic Review for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile
Fibers, Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 106: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Cellulose
Acetate by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cigarette Filter Tow, Textile Fibers,
Photographic Film, Film and Sheet Castings, Molding and
Extrusion, Surface Coatings and Inks and Reprographic
Formulations Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 13 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 17)

The United States (3)
Japan (3)
Europe (2)
- Germany (1)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)
Latin America (1)
Africa (1)

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