Carbon Fiber Global Market to 2020 – Despite Price Concerns, Industrial Applications, Aerospace and Consumer Goods Drive Future Demand

Published: April 2013
No. of Pages: 73
   

Carbon Fiber Global Market to 2020 - Despite Price Concerns, Industrial Applications, Aerospace and Consumer Goods Drive Future Demand” is an in-depth report from GBI Research, which is focused on the demand side of the global carbon fiber industry. The report provides the reader with detailed analysis and forecasts of the major economic and market trends affecting global carbon fiber demand in the major regions of the world. It also provides analysis and description of the major drivers and restraints affecting carbon fiber demand in each region. Global carbon fiber demand is assessed in terms of end-user segments, prices and the competitive landscape, at both the regional and national level. Overall, the report presents a comprehensive analysis of the global carbon fiber market, covering all major parameters.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.

Scope

  • Drivers, restraints and challenges affecting the growth of the carbon fiber market for all major regions -  Asia-Pacific, Europe, America, and Japan.
  • Demand volume and value forecasts for the global carbon fiber market from 2005 to 2020.
  • Demand by end-use volume forecasts for the global carbon fiber market from 2005 to 2020.
  • Global carbon fiber demand for industrial goods by end-use and forecasts to 2020.
  • Global carbon fiber demand for aerospace applications by end-use and forecasts to 2020.
  • Global carbon fiber demand for consumer goods by end-use and forecasts to 2020.
  • Global carbon fiber demand by region and forecasts to 2020.
  • Regional carbon fiber demand and demand shares by end-use for 2012.
  • Global carbon fiber capacity analysis and forecasts to 2020
  • Global carbon fiber capacity by type analysis and Forecasts to 2020
  • Global carbon fiber capacity by company and Forecasts to 2020
  • Global carbon fiber capacity share by company for 2011.
  • Global carbon fiber capacity share by country for 2011.

Reasons to buy

  • Understand regional market dynamics through detailed demand and capacity forecasts, end-use data and competitive landscape analysis.
  • Understand the drivers and resistors shaping the current and potential future markets.
  • Identify key growth markets for products from validated, regional data and analysis.
  • Identify emerging markets and investment opportunities in both general and niche markets.
  • Evaluate opportunities in emerging markets to quantify potential returns on investment.
  • Develop custom strategies armed with validated historic and forecast data, combined with detailed growth opportunities analysis.
  • Make better-informed decisions based on insights and in-depth analysis of market landscapes and the factors shaping them.
  • Benchmark different geographies by the historic and forecast growth of demand, capacity and end-use of carbon fiber.
  • Refine business strategies with a fuller understanding of the trends and developments shaping your markets.
  • Gain knowledge regarding the market share of each of the major producers in the market in different regions of the world.

Carbon Fiber Global Market to 2020 – Despite Price Concerns, Industrial Applications, Aerospace and Consumer Goods Drive Future Demand

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 6
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 8

2 Introduction 9
2.1 Definition of Carbon Fiber 9
2.2 Types of Carbon Fiber 10
2.2.1 Carbon Fiber Types by Raw Material 10
2.2.2 Carbon Fiber Types by Mechanical Properties 10
2.2.3 Carbon Fiber Types by Secondary Processing 12
2.3 Carbon Fiber's Special Features and its Characterizing Performances 12
2.4 History of Carbon Fiber 15
2.5 Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Process 17
2.6 Carbon Fiber Cost Analysis 21
2.7 Carbon Fiber Value Chain Overview 24

3 Global Carbon Fiber Market 27
3.1 Global Carbon Fiber Market Overview 27
3.2 Global Carbon Fiber Market Drivers 29
3.2.1 The Growth of the Aircraft Applications Market to Drive Demand for Carbon Fiber Composites 29
3.2.2 Demand for More Fuel-efficient Automobiles to Drive Carbon Fiber Demand 30
3.2.3 Growth from Wind Turbine Market to Drive Carbon Fiber Demand in the Future 30
3.2.4 Increase Usage of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods Applications to Drive the Market 32
3.2.5 An Increase in Consumption and Market Growth in Asia will Boost Carbon Fiber Demand 32
3.3 Global Carbon Fiber Market Restraints 33
3.3.1 High Price of Carbon Fibers Affecting Potential Market Growth 33
3.3.2 High Capital Costs and Technical Expertise Requirements Act as Entry Barriers 33
3.3.3 Narrow Range of Competitors and Customers Could Impede Market Growth 33
3.4 Global Carbon Fiber Demand and Value Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 34
3.5 Global Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2005–2020 36
3.5.1 Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use, 2011 38
3.6 Global Carbon Fiber Demand for Industrial Goods by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 39
3.6.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from Industrial Applications by End-use, 2011 41
3.7 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from the Aerospace Industry by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 43
3.7.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from Aerospace Industry by End-use, 2011 44
3.8 Global Carbon Fiber Demand for Consumer Goods Sector by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 46
3.8.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand Share from Consumer Goods by End-use, 2011 47

4 Carbon Fiber Regional Markets 49
4.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand by Region and Forecasts to 2020 49
4.2 Global Carbon Fiber Demand Share Analysis by Region, and Forecasts to 2020 51
4.3 Regional Carbon Fiber Demand by Demand by End-use, 2011 52
4.3.1 America Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 53
4.3.2 Europe Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 54
4.3.3 Japan Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 55
4.3.4 Asia-Pacific Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 56

5 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity 58
5.1 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 58
5.2 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity by Type Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 60
5.3 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity by Company, Forecasts to 2020 63
5.4 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Share by Company for 2011 65
5.5 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Share by Country for 2011 66

6 Appendix 69
6.1 Abbreviations 69
6.2 Market Definitions 70
6.3 Bibliography 70
6.4 Methodology 72
6.4.1 Coverage 72
6.4.2 Secondary Research 72
6.4.3 Primary Research 72
6.4.4 Expert Panel Validation 73
6.5 Contact Us 73
6.6 Disclaimer 73

List of Tables

Table 1: Carbon Fiber, Types by Mechanical Properties 11
Table 2: Carbon Fiber, Characteristics and Applications 15
Table 3: Carbon Fiber, Products and Usage 20
Table 4: Carbon Fiber, Global, Standard Manufacturing Process Costs ($/lb), 2011 22
Table 5: Carbon Fiber, Prepreg Value Chain Analysis by Applications 26
Table 6: Carbon Fiber, Potential Markets and Needs 28
Table 7: Wind Energy Market, Installed Capacity and Forecasts (GW), 2011–2016 31
Table 8: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Volume and Value (Tons and $bn), 2005–2020 35
Table 9: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 37
Table 10: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 38
Table 11: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 41
Table 12: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 42
Table 13: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 44
Table 14: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 45
Table 15: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 47
Table 16: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 48
Table 17: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Share Analysis by Geographical Regions (tons), 2005–2020 50
Table 18: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by Region (Tons), 2012 and 2020 51
Table 19: Carbon Fiber, Regional, Demand by End-use (tons), 2011 53
Table 20: Carbon Fiber, America, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 54
Table 21: Carbon Fiber, Europe, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 55
Table 22: Carbon Fiber, Japan, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 56
Table 23: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 57
Table 24: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity (tons), 2005–2020 59
Table 25: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Type (tons), 2005–2020 62
Table 26: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Company (tons), 2005–2020 64
Table 27: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Company (%), 2011 66
Table 28: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Country (tons), 2011 68

List of Figures

Figure 1: Carbon Fiber, Microstructure 9
Figure 2: Carbon Fiber, Type by Mechanical Properties 11
Figure 3: Carbon Fiber, Types by Secondary Processing 12
Figure 4: Carbon Fiber, Relative Mechanical Strength 13
Figure 5: Carbon Fiber, Relative Fatigue Strength 13
Figure 6: Carbon Fiber, Relative Thermal Characteristics 14
Figure 7: Carbon Fiber, History and Market Evolution 16
Figure 8: Carbon Fiber, PAN-based Manufacturing Process 17
Figure 9: Carbon Fiber, Pitch-based Manufacturing Process 18
Figure 10: Carbon fiber, Rayon-based Manufacturing Process 19
Figure 11: Carbon Fiber, Cost Break-up 21
Figure 12: Carbon Fiber, Global, Standard Manufacturing Process Costs (%), 2011 22
Figure 13: Comparison of Carbon Fiber vs. Steel Manufacturing Costs 23
Figure 14: Carbon Fiber, Value Chain Overview 24
Figure 15: Carbon Fiber, Sales System Overview 25
Figure 16: Carbon Fiber, Prepreg Value Chain Analysis by Applications 26
Figure 17: Carbon Fiber, Aerospace Demand Forecast (ton/year), 2005–2025 29
Figure 18: Wind Energy Market, Installed Capacity and Forecasts (GW), 2011–2016 31
Figure 19: Blade Mass vs. Blade Length for Carbon Fiber, ( Kg per blade) 32
Figure 20: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Volume and Value (Tons and $bn), 2005–2020 34
Figure 21: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 36
Figure 22: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 38
Figure 23: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 40
Figure 24: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 42
Figure 25: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 43
Figure 26: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 45
Figure 27: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 46
Figure 28: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 47
Figure 29: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Share Analysis by Geographical Regions (tons), 2005–2020 49
Figure 30: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by Region (%), 2012 and 2020 51
Figure 31: Carbon Fiber, Regional, Demand by End-use (tons), 2011 52
Figure 32: Carbon Fiber, America, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 53
Figure 33: Carbon Fiber, Europe, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 54
Figure 34: Carbon Fiber, Japan, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 55
Figure 35: Carbon Fiber, Asia-Pacific, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 56
Figure 36: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity (tons), 2005–2020 58
Figure 37: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Type (tons), 2005–2020 61
Figure 38: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Company (tons), 2005–2020 63
Figure 39: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Company (%), 2011 65
Figure 40: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Country (%), 2011 67

Published By: GBI Research
Product Code: GBI Research1409


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