The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2017

Smithers Apex provides an in-depth overview of the carbon fiber industry future in this market size report to 2017. Learn more here

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 11 May 2012
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 97
Forecast range: 2012-2017
  • From 2012-20 the market for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) is projected to grow 16% annually and the industrial sector is forecast to become the primary growth market
  • Carbon fiber market report provides a complete overview of global carbon fiber markets today and to 2017
  • With markets broken down by end use, type and region, along with analysis of cutting edge technologies, this report is essential reading to keep your business ahead of the competition.

Description

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • Analysis of key drivers and cutting-edge technologies shaping the carbon fibre market
  • Quantitative carbon fiber industry forecasts to 2017
  • Exclusive information about materials, processes and manufacturing technologies
  • Global markets broken down by end use, carbon fiber type and region

METHODOLOGY

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 2017 for the global carbon fiber market.

FIND OUT ABOUT

  • 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 2017 and expert analysis

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Find out about key areas for growth and the shift of focus on the use of carbon fiber in manufacturing and the industrial sector
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the latest, cutting-edge technology developments, including resin transfer moulding, advanced fiber placements and robotic assembly
  • Use quantitative forecasts to 2017 to plan your business strategy with confidence

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Carbon fiber suppliers and composite manufacturers
  • CF feedstock suppliers
  • Carbon fiber processors and equipement suppliers
  • Those in the aerospace, wind energy, transportation and civil engineering sectors
  • Consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

  • Development of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP)

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY 

REPORT SCOPE 

  • Carbon fiber industry
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Market by end use
  • Market by fiber type
  • Market by region

METHODOLOGY 

THE CARBON FIBER INDUSTRY 

  • Introduction
  • Growth of an industry
  • Precursors and resin matrices

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

INTRODUCTION 

CARBON FIBER PRODUCTION 

CARBON FIBER MATERIALS 

CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES DESIGN SOFTWARE

CARBON FIBER PROCESSES AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING KEY TECHNOLOGIES

  • Textiles: fabrics and braiding
  • Prepregs
  • Carbon fiber molding compounds (CFMC) and adhesives

DIRECT CONVERSION 

  • Filament winding
  • Automated fiber placement (AFP)
  • Automated tape laying placement (ATL)
  • Pultrusion

COMPRESSION MOLDING

RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING (RTM)

VACCUM-ASSITED RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING (VARTM)

TRIM AND DRILLING AUTOMATION INCLUDING WATER JETS

NON DESTRUCT INSPECTION AND TESTING (NDI/NDT) FIVE AXIAL CAPABILITY AND CMMS

OUT-OF-THE-AUTOCLAVE (OAA) vs OVENS vs VARTM vs AUTOCLAVE vs RTM

CARBON FIBER MARKET BY END-USE

AIRCRAFT, AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE

  • Commercial aircraft
  • Regional aircraft
  • Business jet aircraft
  • Military aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles/unmanned aerial systems/unmanned combat aerial vehicles
  • Space
  • Missiles
  • Jet engines
  • Marine defense

INDUSTRIAL

  • Wind energy
  • Automotive
  • Production methods
  • Demand
  • Developments
  • Rail transportation and vehicles
  • Civil engineering
  • Rebar, grids and wraps
  • Bridges
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Pressure vessels and high-pressure tanks
  • Medical
  • Nuclear centrifuges and flywheels

SPORTS AND LEISURE

  • Golf equipment
  • Racquets
  • Ski poles and snow boards
  • Fishing rods
  • Bicycles
  • Marine
  • Musical instruments

CARBON FIBER MARKET BY TYPE

  • PAN- and pitch-based carbon fiber
  • Carbon fiber capacity and demand
  • Carbon fiber to prepreg
  • Carbon fiber market by region
  • Regional distribution of carbon fiber capacities

REGIONAL DEMAND FOR CARBON FIBER

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Europe

Tables and Figures

  • Global carbon fiber market, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Global carbon fiber market, 2010-17 ($ billion)
  • Carbon fiber demand in industrial sector by processing method, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Historical overview of carbon fiber supply, capacity and price
  • Carbon fiber demand by type, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • PAN- and pitch-based carbon fiber capacity, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber capacity vs demand, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand by market sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Illustration of carbon fiber used in prepegs and then in end-use applications
  • Carbon fiber nameplate capacity by region, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand by sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber markets and applications
  • Carbon fiber demand by production process, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber market by precursor fiber material, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber market by region, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Types of thermoset and thermoplastic resins
  • Carbon fiber market by precursor fiber material, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Intermediate and composite production technologies
  • RTM processes vs composite prepregs
  • Carbon fiber demand in the aircraft, aerospace and defense sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Commercial aircraft delivery (units) and projected CFRP demand (tonnes), 2011-17
  • Key commercial aircraft estimated value on net orders and deliveries for 2011
  • Regional jets by seat range, CFRP usage, entry and production orders
  • Military aircraft and CFRP content (%)
  • Carbon fiber demand for military and commercial helicopters, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand in JASSM missile and space programmes, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand in the military marine sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand in wind turbine blade market, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Summary of key manufacturing processes using CFRP for automobile production
  • Carbon fiber demand in the automoti ve market, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand in the civil engineering sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)
  • Carbon fiber demand in the pressure vessel and high-pressure storage tank sector, 2010-17 (tonnes)