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US Natural Polymers Industry

7 Pharmaceutical Supply & Demand 50

8 Medical Demand for Natural Polymers

by Application & Product 52

9 Oil & Gas Production 62

10 Oilfield Demand for Natural Polymers by Product 64

11 Cosmetic & Toiletry Supply & Demand 73

12 Cosmetic & Toiletry Demand for Natural Polymers 78

13 Paint & Printing Ink Indicators 81

14 Paint & Ink Demand for Natural Polymers 83

15 Building Construction Expenditures 86

16 Construction Demand for Natural Polymers 89

17 Adhesive Shipments 91

18 Adhesive Demand for Natural Polymers 93

19 Packaging Supply & Demand 96

20 Packaging Demand for Natural Polymers

by Application & Product 98

21 Film Demand for Natural Polymers 100

22 Loose-Fill Packaging Demand for Natural Polymers 103

23 Thermoformed Product Demand for Natural Polymers 105

24 Foodservice & Other Applications for Natural Polymers 108

25 Textile Mill Product Shipments 109

26 Textile Demand for Natural Polymers 112

27 Other Markets for Natural Polymers 114 SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Natural Polymer Demand by Type 116

2 Cellulose Ether Demand 119

3 Methyl Cellulose Demand 121

4 Microcrystalline Cellulose Demand 127

5 Carboxymethyl Cellulose Demand 130

6 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Demand 135

7 Other Cellulose Ether Demand 141

8 Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand 142

9 Xanthan Gum Demand 145

10 Starch Derivative Demand 152

11 Polylactic Acid Demand 158

12 Hyaluronic Acid Demand 164

13 Other Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand 170

14 Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand 172

15 Guar Gum Demand 174

16 Gum Arabic Demand 181

17 Other Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand 187

18 Protein-Based Polymer Demand 188

19 Collagen Demand 189

20 Other Protein-Based Polymer Demand 195

21 Marine Polymer Demand 196

22 Alginate Demand 198

23 Carrageenan Demand 203

24 Other Marine Polymer Demand 210

25 Other Natural Polymer Demand 211 SECTION V -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Natural Polymer Sales by Company, 2011 218

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 227

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