India Cellulose Ether market demand stood at 29 Thousand Tonnes in FY2021 and is forecast to reach 45.45 Thousand Tonnes by FY2030, growing at a healthy CAGR of 5.12% until FY2030. Cellulose Ether is the powder produced by the chemical treatment of short cotton fiber or wood fiber and then reacting them with etherifying agents such as Chlorinated Ethylene and Chlorinated Propylene. Cellulose Ether is a water-soluble polymer, which acts as binders, thickeners, stabilizers, film formers, and rheology modifiers. Rising investments in infrastructure activities and the growing urban housing sector are broadening the opportunities for the Cellulose Ether market. Infrastructure projects across the country such as the expansion of airports, smart city projects, construction of buildings and offices, etc. are boosting the demand for Cellulose Ether and its derivatives in the domestic market. Moreover, emerging applications such as marine coatings, paper, textile, automotive, etc., are further propelling the growth of the Cellulose Ether market. The market for Cellulose Ether and its derivatives has been segmented into product type, end-use, and region. Based on product type, the Cellulose Ether market has been categorized into Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Ether, Methyl Cellulose Ether, Ethyl Cellulose Ether, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose Ether, and Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose Ether. Out of the above-mentioned types, Carboxy Methyl Cellulose Ether is dominating currently the market of Cellulose Ether owing to its applications in fast-growing industries such as pharmaceuticals and food & beverages in addition to revival in oilfield activities. However, Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose Ether is anticipated to be the fastest-growing product type during the forecast period, backed by high growth in the end-use industries including pharmaceuticals, construction, and oil drilling.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in FY2020, the world economy was disrupted. The market was affected drastically, and production and manufacturing units were shut down. Furthermore, the major market players intentionally halted the production keeping their employee’s health and wellness in mind. With imposed new regulations of the COVID-19 and proper precautions, the market is anticipated to regain its growth in the years to come. The pandemic is slowly being subsided and the effects are tried to be overcome by various methods. Once the market regains the full function of its production unit, the market is bound to show robust growth in the forecast period.
Some of the major players operating in the India Cellulose Ether market are Ashland India Private Limited, E I DuPont India Pvt Ltd, Cp Kelco, Shin-Etsu Chemical Tylose India Private Limited, AkzoNobel India Limited, etc.
To extract data for the India Cellulose Ether market, primary research surveys were conducted with Cellulose Ether manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, and end-users. While interviewing, the respondents were also inquired about their competitors. Through this technique, ChemAnalyst was able to include manufacturers that could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. Moreover, ChemAnalyst analyzed various end-user segments and projected a positive outlook for the India Cellulose Ether market over the coming years.


Years Considered for this Report:
Historical Years: FY2015 – FY2020
Base Year: FY2021
Estimated Year: FY2022
Forecast Period: FY2023– FY2030
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Objective of the Study:

  • The primary objective of the study was to evaluate and forecast Cellulose Ether capacity, production, demand, inventory, and the demand-supply gap in India.
  • To categorize Cellulose Ether demand based on end use, type, region, and sales channel.
  • To study trade dynamics and company share in India Cellulose Ether market.
  • To identify major customers of Cellulose Ether in India.
  • To evaluate and forecast Cellulose Ether pricing by type in India Cellulose Ether market.
  • To identify and profile major companies operating in the India Cellulose Ether market.
  • To identify major news, deals, and expansion plans in the India Cellulose Ether market.



ChemAnalyst calculated Cellulose Ether demand in India by analyzing the historical data and demand forecast was carried out considering Monochloroacetic Acid prices and consumption in end-use industries. ChemAnalyst sourced these values from industry experts and company representatives and externally validated them through analyzing historical sales data of respective manufacturers to arrive at the overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, association reports, annual reports, etc., were also studied by ChemAnalyst.
Key Target Audience:

  • Cellulose Ether manufacturers and other stakeholders
  • Organizations, forums, and alliances related to Cellulose Ether distribution
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policymakers
  • Market research organizations and consulting companies


The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders, such as Cellulose Ether manufacturers, distributors, and policymakers. The report also provides useful insights about which market segments should be targeted over the coming years to strategize investments and capitalize on growth opportunities.
Report Scope:
In this report, the India Cellulose Ether market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:
Market, by End Use: Pharmaceutical, Construction, Paints, Cement & Others
Market, by Application: Emulsion Paints, Adhesives, Personal Care, Food Ingredient and Construction
Market, by Sales Channel: Direct/Institutional Sales, Retail Sales, Other Channel Sales
Market, by Region: North, West, East, and South

With the given market data, ChemAnalyst offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs.