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

  • Published: April 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 73 Pages
  • GBI Research

“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.
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1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

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

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

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

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

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

1.1 List of Tables

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

1.2 List of Figures

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

Wind Energy Blowing Life into Global Carbon Fiber Industry

After years of steady but unimpressive growth, the global carbon fiber industry is finally set for a boom in revenue, thanks to burgeoning demand from the wind energy market, says the latest report from business intelligence company GBI Research.

According to the firm's latest release*, global carbon fiber demand will hit 153,700 tons in 2020, climbing from 52,500 tons in 2012 – an massive increase of 193% in just eight years.

Wind energy – a vital segment of the rapidly expanding renewable energy market – will be the key driver of the carbon fiber industry, says GBI Research. Currently, wind turbine blades constructed from Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) dominate the industry landscape, but due to their greater rigidity, lower weight and reduced cost, producers are making the move to carbon fiber alternatives.

Considering this shift in manufacturing materials, combined with the increasing deployment of wind farms across the world, GBI Research forecasts carbon fiber demand for the wind energy industry to jump from 12,270 tons in 2011 to 67,400 tons in 2020, making it the single largest carbon fiber end user segment by some margin.

Demand from the aerospace industry is also expected demonstrate significant growth in the near future, although from a lower base figure. Thanks to the increased use of carbon fiber composites in aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, GBI Research anticipates aerospace industry demand for the material to climb at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 11.8% from 7,200 tons in 2012 to 19,700 tons in 2020.

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

This 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, and also gives analysis and descriptions of the major drivers and restraints affecting carbon fiber demand in each region.

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

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