The Future of Carbon Fibre to 2021

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 31 Oct 2016
Product format: Hard Copy, Digital Copy
Number of pages: 191
Number of tables: 54
Number of figures: 50
Forecast range: 2016-2021

The consumption of carbon fibre is fragmented across multiple end use applications. It is driven by a combination of drivers: for simplicity these are broken down into aerospace and defence, sports and leisure goods, and industrial applications. The key driver behind all markets is the potential weight savings of using carbon fibres, followed by its performance.

Mathew Hartley report author

 Key Findings:

  • The carbon fiber market is forecast to grow at 12% to 2021, to reach around 132,000 tonnes of production
  • The market is being driven largely by a combination of drivers in the aerospace and defence, sports and leisure and industrial segments
  • The most important sub-segments are aerospace and defence, sport and leisure, wind turbines, pressure vessels and automotive
  • The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2021 provides analysis of the key technology, market and consumer trends driving the development of the carbon fiber market
  • The report includes quantitative market data and forecasts to 2021, segmented by end use and geography, as well as details of major suppliers, and opportunities and threats for companies across the carbon fiber value chain.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • Analysis of key drivers and cutting-edge technologies shaping the carbon fiber market
  • Exclusive information about materials, processes and manufacturing technologies
  • Global markets broken down by end use, carbon fiber type and region.

What methodology is used?

Smithers Apex's comprehensive primary market research yields revenue estimates for the major global markets. Research based on secondary sources such as technical reviews and close industry observation corroborates and augments the findings.

Smithers Apex's industry expertise provides an assessment of the industry in terms of manufacturing process technology, raw material and supply chain factors, application innovation, regulatory impacts and cultural influences on geographic market differences. The research methodology provides reliable, detailed market data, trends and projections to 2021 for the global carbon fiber market.

What will you discover?

  • Global markets broken down by end use, type and region
  • The latest cutting-edge technologies and drivers shaping the carbon fiber future
  • The future of carbon fibers, with strategic market forecasts to 2021 and expert analysis.

Who should buy this report?

  • Carbon fiber suppliers and reinforced composite manufacturers
  • Carbon fiber feedstock suppliers
  • Carbon fiber processors and equipment suppliers
  • Users in the aerospace, wind energy, transportation and civil engineering sectors
  • Consultants and analysts.

Tables and Figures

Contents 

List of figures 

List of tables 

Executive summary 

1. Introduction and methodology

  • Report Scope
  • Report Objective
  • Methodology
  • List of Definitions
    • Areal Weight
    • Bale
    • Carbon fibre
    • Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
    • Composites
    • Carbon Fibre Reinforced polymer
    • Continuous tow
    • Empennage
    • Glass fibre reinforced aluminium laminates (GLARE)
    • Glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP)
    • Isotropic pitch-based carbon fibre
    • Large tow carbon fibres
    • Modulus of elasticity
    • Nacelle
    • PAN-based carbon fibre
    • Pitch-based carbon fibre
    • Pre-impregnated product (prepreg)
    • Precursor
    • Rayon-based carbon fibre
    • Small tow products
    • Thermoplastics and thermosets
    • Tow sizes
    • Un-isotropic pitch-based carbon fibre

2. The Carbon Fiber Industry Overview

  • Introduction
  • Carbon Fiber Structure, Properties and nomenclature
  • Structure
  • Properties
  • Nomenclature
    • PAN
    • Pitch
    • Rayon
    • Tow
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Heat Treatment
    • T Number

3. Carbon Fiber Feedstocks

  • Feedstock Overview
    • Polyacrylontrile carbon fibre (PAN CF)
    • Pitch based carbon fibre
    • Alternative carbon Fibre Precursors
    • Feedstock Developments

4. Cutting Edge Developments

  • Cutting Edge Developments
  • Conventional Technology
    • Acrylic
    • Pitch
    • Cellulosic
    • Polyacrylontrile
    • Pitch
    • Rayon
    • Others
  • Developments
    • Feedstock
    • Synthesis
    • Surface Treatment
    • Application
    • Thermosets and Thermoplastics
    • Recycling
    • Conclusions

5. Carbon Fiber Market Drivers and Challenges

  • Carbon Fiber Market Drivers
    • Aerospace and Defence
    • Wind Energy
    • Sports and Leisure
    • Automotive
      • Rail Transport and Vehicles
    • Pressure Vessels
    • Oil and Gas
    • Civil Engineering
    • Others 
  • Restructuring
  • Competition

6. Carbon Fiber Market by End Use Applications

  • Applications Overview
    • Carbon Fiber Materials
      • Materials
    • Aerospace and Defence
      • Military
      • Marine Defence
    • Automotive
    • Wind Energy
    • Other Energy
    • Sports and Leisure
      • Fishing Rods
      • Bicycles
      • Racket Sports
      • Skis and Snowboards
      • Other Sporting and Leisure Applications
    • Pressure Vessels
    • Construction and Infrastructure
      • Rebars, Grids and Wraps
      • Bridges
    • Oils and Gas
    • Marine Industry
    • Medical
    • Nuclear
    • Miscellaneous

7. Carbon Fiber Market by Geography

  • Carbon Fiber Market Overview
    • Global Demand
    • Global Supply
    • Global Supply, Demand and Trade Balance
  • Carbon Fiber Market by Region
    • Africa and Middle East
      • Africa Demand
      • Africa Supply
      • Africa Supply, Demand and Trade
      • Middle East Demand
      • Middle East Supply
      • Middle East Supply, Demand and Trade
    • Asia Pacific
      • Asia Pacific Demand
      • Asia Pacific Supply
      • Asia Pacific Supply, Demand and Trade
        • China Demand
        • China Supply
        • Taiwan Supply
        • China Supply, Demand and Trade
        • India Demand
        • India Supply
        • India Supplu, Demand and Trade
        • South korea Demand
        • South Korea Supply
        • South Korea Supply, Demand and Trade
        • Japan Demand
        • Japan Supply
        • Japan Supply, Demand and Trade
        • Rest of Asia Pacific Demand
        • Australia Demand
        • Rest of Asia Pacific Supply
        • Australia Supply
        • Rest of Asia Pacific Supply, Demand and Trade Balance
      • Central and Eastern Europe
        • Central and Eastern Europe European Demand
        • Central and Eastern Europe European Supply
        • Central and Eastern Europe European Supply, Demand and Trade
      • North America
        • North American Demand
        • North American Supply
        • North American Supply, Demand and Trade
      • South America
        • South American Demand
        • South American Supply
        • South American Supply, Demand and Trade
      • Western Europe
      • Western European Demand
      • Western European Supply
      • Western European Supply, Demand and Trade

8. Selected Company Profiles

  • ASKA
  • Carbon Nexus
  • Cytec
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Hexcel
  • Jilin Qifeng Chemical Fibre
  • Mitsibushi
  • Nippon Graphite Fibre Corporation
  • SGL Carbon
  • Sinosteel Jilin Carbon
  • Toho Tenax, Teijin
  • Toray
  • Soficar
  • Zoltek
  • ZhingFu ShenYing

9. Opportunities and Future Outlook

Tables and Figures

List of Figures:

  • Figure 1 Carbon Fibre Demand by Application Sector, 2015, 68100 tons.
  • Figure 2 Carbon Fibre Demand by Application time series, thousand tons.
  • Figure 3 Top 5 Carbon Fibre Producers,2015,  total 144 thousand tons.
  • Figure 4 Carbon Fibre Production by Precursor, 2015, 147 thousand tons.
  • Figure 5 Carbon Fibre Production Capacity by tow size, thousand tons.
  • Figure 6 Isotropic and Mesophase Pitch based Carbon Fibre Capacity, 2015, total 4760 tons.
  • Figure 7 Carbon Fibre Capacity Additions by Region, thousand tons.
  • Figure 8 Global Carbon Fibre Supply, Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, thousand tons.
  • Figure 9 Decision Process and Methodology for Carbon Fibre Market Data Collection and Forecast
  • FIGURE 10.
  • Figure 11 Lattice Structure of Carbon Fibre.
  • Figure 12 Graphite structure formed by planes of carbon atoms in hexagonal lattice held by weak van der Waals forces between parallel planes.
  • Figure 13 Carbon Fibre Capacity based on Feedstock 2015, total 147000 tons.
  • Figure 14 Isotropic and Mesophase Pitch based Carbon Fibre Capacity, 2015, total 4760 tons.
  • Figure 15 Large and Small Tow Carbon Fibre Capacity, 2011 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021 
  • Figure 16 Simplified Carbon Fibre Value Chain.
  • Figure 17 Process Flow for PAN based carbon fibre production.
  • Figure 18 Stabilisation or oxidation of PAN.
  • Figure 19 Carbonization of stabilized PAN..
  • Figure 20 Schematic Representation of a carbon fibre surface treatment and washing process.
  • Figure 21 Drying, sizing and Winding process.
  • Figure 22 Estimated Cash Costs of Production for Standard PAN Carbon Fibre over time, historical, 2015 estimate and forecast to 2021, USGC Crude 2015 basis, 3000 ton per year output, 2.5 m wide.
  • Figure 23 Global Cumulative wind capacity and capacity addition per year
  • Figure 24 Natural Gas Vehicles Sales, 2000 - 2012, Millions of Units.
  • Figure 25 Global Carbon Fibre Demand by Application, 2015, (68100 tons)
  • Figure 26 Aerospace & Defence Demand by Region, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021 
  • Figure 27 Automotive applications by Region.
  • Figure 28   Wind Energy Carbon Fibre Demand by Region.
  • Figure 29 Sports & Leisure Carbon Fibre Demand by Region.
  • Figure 30 Natural Gas Vehicles by Region.
  • Figure 31 Carbon Fibre Demand for Pressure Vessels by Region.
  • Figure 32 Carbon Fibre Demand for Civil Engineering Applications by Region.
  • Figure 33 Global Carbon Fibre Demand 2007, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, by Region, Thousand tons 
  • Figure 34 Top 5 carbon fibre consumers 2015.
  • Figure 35 Carbon Fibre Demand by Sector time series, thousand tons.
  • Figure 36 Top 10 Carbon fibre Producers, historical and announced expansions/closures to 2021 
  • Figure 37 Capacity Additions by Region, thousand tons.
  • Figure 38 Capacity Additions by Country, thousand tons.
  • Figure 39 Small Tow Capacity by Region.
  • Figure 40 PAN Carbon Fibre Capacity Large tow and Small tow, thousand tons.
  • Figure 41  Pitch based Carbon Fibre Capacity, Thousand Tons.
  • Figure 42 Top 10 Carbon Fibre Producing Countries 2011 (total 96 thousand tons)
  • Figure 43 Top 10 Carbon Fibre Producing Countries 2015, thousand tons (total 166 thousand tons)
  • Figure 44 Capacity by Region, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, thousand tons 
  • Figure 45 Top 10 Carbon Fibre Producing Countries in 2021, (Total 198 thousand tons)
  • Figure 46 Global Carbon Fibre Trade by Region, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast top 2021, thousand tons.
  • Figure 47 Global Carbon Fibre Supply, Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, thousand tons.
  • Figure 48Western Europe Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Figure 49 Specification of some Formosa Carbon Fibres.
  • Figure 50 Level of integration within a selection of carbon fibre producers 

List of Tables:

  • Table 1  Carbon Fibre Demand by Region and Selected Country, 2011 historical – 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 2 Global Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • TABLE 1.1.
  • Table 4  Comparison of carbon fibre with steel and other reinforcements.
  • Table 5 Properties of a selection of commercial carbon fibres.
  • Table 6 Comparison of selected Properties of Pitch and PAN based Carbon Fibres.
  • Table 7 Properties of Carbon Fibres derived from Different Precursors.
  • Table 8 Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fibres.
  • Table 9 Precursor Characteristics on carbonisation.
  • Table 2 Selected Properties of Zoltek PX35, textile PAN carbon fibre.
  • Table 10 Selected properties of carbon fibres produced from different precursors.
  • Table 11 Selection of military applications and estimate of carbon fibre reinforced plastic in the composition 
  • Table 12 Automotive Carbon Fibre Demand by Region, thousand tons.
  • Table 13 Wind Energy Carbon Fibre Demand by Region, thousand tons.
  • Table 14 Sports and Leisure Carbon Fibre Demand by Region, thousand tons.
  • Table 15 Carbon Fibre Demand for Pressure Vessels by Region, thousand tons.
  • Table 16 Global Carbon Fibre Demand by Region, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, thousand tons.
  • Table 17 Carbon Fibre Demand by Application, 2011 - 2016 estimate and forecast to 2021, thousand tons 
  • Table 18 Global Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 19 African Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 20 Africa Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons. 22
  • Table 21 Middle East Carbon Fibre Demand by Application, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 22 Middle East Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 23 Middle East Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 24 Asia Pacific Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 25 Asia Pacific Carbon Fibre Supply, Demand and Trade balance, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 26 China Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 27 China Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 28 Taiwan Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 29 China Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 30 Indian Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 31 India Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 32 Indian Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 33 South Korean Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 34 South Korea Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 35 South Korea Carbon Fibre Supply Demand And Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Table 36 Japan Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 37 Japan Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 38 Japan Carbon Fibre Supply Demand And Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Table 39 Rest of Asia Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 40 Rest of Asia Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 41 Rest of Asia Carbon Fibre Supply, Demand and Trade Balance, thousand tons.
  • Table 42 Central and Eastern Europe Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 43 Central and Eastern Europe Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 44 Central and Eastern Europe Carbon Fibre Supply Demand and Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons.
  • Table 45 North American Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 46 North American Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 47 North American Carbon Fibre Supply Demand And Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Table 48 South American Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 49 South American Carbon Fibre Supply Demand And Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Table 50 Western Europe Carbon Fibre Demand, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, thousand tons 
  • Table 51 Western European Carbon Fibre Capacity Table, thousand tons.
  • Table 52 Africa Carbon Fibre Supply Demand And Trade, 2011 historical, 2016 estimate and 2021 forecast, Thousand tons.
  • Table 53 Level of integration within a selection of carbon fibre producers.