The Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) Market is forecast to grow from USD 298.1 Million in 2020 to USD 520.7 Million by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.3%, during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by the increasing demand from innumerable applications, such as laminating resins, epoxy resins, cashew cements and rubber compounding resins, foundry chemicals and other industrial applications.

The cashew shell is used to extract cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL), a major cashew industry by-product. The nut is inside a shell about 1/8 inch thick, a soft honeycomb structure that contains a dark reddish brown viscous liquid. It is called the liquid cashew nut shell, which is the cashew nut per carp fluid.

According to RND, the global Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) Market revenue is expected to expand at a XX% CAGR and reach USD XX billion between 2021 and 2028. Key factors driving global market revenue growth are rapid growth in the materials and chemical industry, increasing usage of perfumes, soaps and wide range of raw materials across various sectors such as healthcare and pharmaceutical, food and beverage, agriculture and paper. Based on type, the type 1 segment is expected to register highest revenue growth during the forecast period owing to rising awareness about green energy, and increasing adoption of eco-friendly and biodegradable products.

Asia Pacific is expected to register fastest revenue CAGR between 2021 and 2028. Rapid revenue growth is attributed to factors such as increasing investments in research and development activities, rapidly growing industrial sector and building and construction sector and high demand for raw material across various sectors.

Further key findings from the report suggest

  • The Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) Market is forecasted to grow from USD 298.1 Million in 2020 to USD 520.7 Million by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.3%, during the forecast period. The market is primarily driven by the increasing demand from a variety of applications, such as laminating resins, epoxy resins, cashew cements and rubber compounding resins, foundry chemicals and other industrial applications.
  • The market for paint and varnishes is expected to reach USD 54.0 Million in 2028, at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period. It is widely known that paint/varnish manufacturers are adding CNSL resin to synthetics to control properties and reduce costs. Its anti-microbial, acid-resistant and rust-proof properties are well known and are used to protect the boat hulls from the bottom. Its outlets are limited to anticorrosion primers, black enamels, and marine paints, among others due to its dark color.
  • The market for corrosion industry is estimated to reach USD 8.2 Million in 2028, at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. Corrosion factors are increasing due to different types of pollution. Prevention of corrosion is therefore of paramount importance in daily activities. This oil is available as a by-product in abundance from the cashew industry. CNSL is treated and polymerized to produce resins that act as good materials for coating. These resins are used in protective coverings that are anti-corrosive.
  • The market for North America is expected to reach USD 171.2 Million in 2028, at a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period. Compared to cashews grown in tropical regions, North American cashews contain less selenium. Most of the regional cashew demand comes from the U.S. and Canada. Because the region is not producing cashew as a major crop, the countries here are meeting their market demand from Africa, Brazil, and India. The U.S. continues to be the largest buyer of CNSL produced in India, and Brazil is another major exporter supplying the U.S.