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Global Markets and Technologies for Carbon Nanotubes

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  • Region: Global
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The Global Market for CNT is Projected to reach $167.9 million in 2015 and $670.6 million in 2019, with a CAGR of 33.4% from 2014 to 2019
The global market for CNT primary grades was $158.6 million in 2014. This market is projected to reach $167.9 million in 2015 and $670.6 million in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.4% from 2014 to 2019.

This report provides:

- An overview of the global markets and technologies for carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
- Information on the history, production methodology, and unique properties of various forms of CNTs.
- Emphasis on major application challenges CNTs face.
- Examination of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Assessments of the latest progress and the technical readiness of major application sectors including composites, electronics, energy storage, membranes, sensors, and other applications.
- An extensive search/analysis of U.S. issued and pending patents (along with Canadian, European and WPTO databases where there is no USPTO presence.
- Details concerning the competitive landscape and the industry's structure, as well as profiles of major players in the carbon nanotube industry.

Scope Of Report

Following the Introduction and Executive Summary chapters, this updated report is then divided into nine major chapters as described below.

Chapter Three, Technology Overview, defines CNTs, outlines their history, describes the production methodology, identifies the unique properties of various forms of CNTs and emphasizes the major application challenges.

Chapter Four, Patent Analysis, provides an extensive search/analysis of U.S. issued and pending patents (along with Canadian, European, and World Patent & Trademark Office databases where there is no USPTO presence) and a collation of the main technical/application sectors and identifies the most active organizations—U.S. and foreign—driving CNT technology.

Chapter Five, Industry Structure and Competitive Analysis, identifies current producers, progress in continuous production scale-up, and market segmentation, and provides industry profiles of the major players.

Chapter Six, Markets by Application, represents the body of the report, assessing the latest progress and technical readiness in the major application sectors of composites, electronics, energy storage, membranes, sensors and other applications.

Chapter Seven, Global Market Analysis, estimates five-year potential revenues of all notable CNT producers.

Chapter Eight, North American Market Analysis, estimates five-year potential revenues of U.S. and Canadian CNT producers.

Chapter Nine, European Market Analysis, estimates five-year potential revenues of European CNT producers.

Chapter Ten, Asian Market Analysis, estimates five-year potential revenues of Asian CNT producers.

Chapter Eleven, Market Pull: Prognosis for Global CNT Applications, identifies the most promising applications realizable based on the leading proponents, technical readiness and market interest.

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1: Introduction
- Motivation
- Objectives And Purpose Of This Report
- Scope Of Report
- Contribution Of The Study And Target Audience
- Methodology And Sources Of Information
- Author's Credentials
- Related Research Reports
- Research Website
- Disclaimer

2: Executive Summary
- Table Summary : Global Market For Cnt Primary Grades Based On Committed Production Estimates, Through 2019
- Figure Summary : Global Market For Cnt Primary Grades Based On Committed Production Estimates, 2014-2019

3: Technology Overview
- What Are Cnts?
- A Brief History Of Nanotubes
- Comparison Of Carbon Compounds
- Properties Of Cnts
- Applications Of Cnts
- Other Types Of Nanotube Compounds
- Nanotube Production
- Purification And Product Quality Control
- Cnt Application Integration
- Cnt Growth And Device Fabrication
- Other Form Factors
- Refrences

4: Patent Analysis
- Rationale And Methodology
- U.S. Patents Issued
- U.S. Patents Pending
- Challenges In Patenting Nanotechnology
- Refrences

5: Industry Structure And Competitive Analysis
- Overview
- Industry Structure
- Nanotube Producers
- Company Profiles: Large U.S. Corporations
- Company Profiles: Large Foreign Corporations
- Challenges And Issues Facing The Cnt Industry
- Nanotechnology Risks And Regulatory Control
- Refrences

6: Markets By Application
- Composites
- Electronic Applications
- Energy Conversion And Storage
- Membranes: Filtration And Separation Media
- Sensors
- Oil Recovery
- Refrences

7: Global Market Analysis
- Technology Push
- Market Pull

8: North American Market Analysis
- Cnt Commercial Production And Estimated Sales Revenues

9: European Market Analysis
- Cnt Commercial Production And Estimated Sales Revenues

10: Asian Market Analysis
- Cnt Commercial Production And Estimated Sales Revenues

11: Market Pull: Prognosis For Global Cnt Applications
- Polymer Composites
- Market Prospects For Cnts In Other Matrix Composites
- Market Prospects For Cnts In Electronic Applications
- Market Prospects For Cnts In Energy Applications
- Market Prospects For Cnts In Other Applications
- Refrences

12: Appendix
- Acronyms And Abbreviations
- Units

List Of Tables

- Summary Table : Global Market For Cnt Primary Grades Based On Committed Production Estimates, Through 2019
- Table 1 : Chronology Of Some Cnt Landmark Developments, 1953-2015
- Table 2 : Some Comparative Properties Of Carbon Allotropes
- Table 3 : Some Characteristic Properties Of Cnts
- Table 4 : Comparative Properties Of Different Cnts And Cfs
- Table 5 : Diverse Range Of Industrial Applications For Cnts
- Table 6 : Some Examples Of Optimum Forms Of Cnts Required For Different Applications
- Table 7 : Properties And Applications Of Some Inorganic Nanotubes
- Table 8 : Comparison Of The Most Common Types Of Cnt Batch Production Technologies
- Table 9 : Synthetic Process Factors Affecting Cnt Growth
- Table 10 : Comparative Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cnt Processes
- Table 11 : Comparison Of Swnt Continuous Production Technologies
- Table 12 : Common Cnt Chemical Purification Processes, Outcomes And Disadvantages
- Table 13 : Historical Developments In Separation, Purification, Capping, And Uncapping Of Cnts Based On U.S. Patents
- Table 14 : Leading U.S. Research Organizations Spearheading Cnt Synthesis And Applications Development
- Table 15 : Recent Developments In Chemical Functionalization Of Cnts And Possible Applications
- Table 16 : Exemplary U.S. Patents Relating To Cnt Chemical Functionalization
- Table 17 : Organizations Offering Surface Functionalized Cnt Dispersions And Their Applications
- Table 18 : Notable Developments In Sorting Electronic-Grade Cnts
- Table 19 : Exemplary U.S. Patents Relating To Self-Assembly And Organization Of Cnts
- Table 20 : Recent Developments In Cnt Scalable Device Integration
- Table 21 : Exemplary U.S. Patents Relating To The Use Of Cnts As Nanotemplates
- Table 22 : Recent Research Developments In Other Cnt Variants
- Table 23 : Industrial Sectors And Exemplary Applications Emerging From Issued U.S. Cnt Patents, 1994-2009
- Table 24 : Leading Small U.S. Businesses With Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, 2012-2014
- Table 25 : Other Small U.S. Businesses With Multiple Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, 2012-2014
- Table 26 : Leading Large U.S. Businesses With Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, 2012-2014
- Table 27 : Other Large U.S. Businesses With Multiple Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, 2012-2014
- Table 28 : Leading U.S. Academic Institutions With Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, Jan. 3, 2012, To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 29 : U.S. Government And Other Research Institutions With Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 30 : Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications For Leading Japanese Organizations, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 31 : Leading Korean, Taiwanese And Chinese Organizations With U.S. Cnt Issued And Pending Patent Applications, Jan. 3, 2012, To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 32 : Cnt Issued And Pending Patents For Leading Organizations In European And Other Countries, Jan. 3, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 33 : Influential Players Involved In Large-Scale Cnt Production And Market Exploitation
- Table 34 : Influential Players Involved In Small-Scale Cnt Production And/Or Specialized Market Exploitation
- Table 35 : Market Segmentation Of Cnt Industry
- Table 36 : Historic Developments In Commercializing Bayer Materialscience Mwnts
- Table 37 : Swent's Latest Commercial Cnt Developments, 2009-2015
- Table 38 : Unidym's Commercial Business Developments, 2010-2011
- Table 39 : Recent Developments In Specialized Cnt Market Exploitation
- Table 40 : Zyvex Technologies'[ Commercial Developments In Cnt-Polymer Composites, 2007-2014
- Table 41 : Large U.S. Corporations Leading In U.S. Cnt Patent Activity
- Table 42 : Exemplary Companies Leading The Cnt Industry Evolution
- Table 43 : Diversity In Cnt Consumer Market Products
- Table 44 : Competitive Material Alternatives To Cnts For Certain Applications
- Table 45 : Progress In Identifying And Resolving Cnt Toxicological Behavior, 2005-2007
- Table 46 : Progress In Identifying And Resolving Cnt Toxicological Behavior, 2007-2011
- Table 47 : Progress In Identifying And Resolving Cnt Toxicological Behavior, 2012-2014
- Table 48 : Mechanical Properties Of Cnts Compared With Other Fibers
- Table 49 : Possible Applications Of Cnt Composites
- Table 50 : Properties Endowed Of Cnt Composites
- Table 51 : Mechanical Property Enhancements In Various Cnt Composites
- Table 52 : Enhancements Claimed In Various Cnt Ceramic Systems
- Table 53 : Some Examples Of Cnt-Metal Composites
- Table 54 : Examples Of Cnt-Polymer Composite Matrix Systems Amenable To Commercial Processing And Application
- Table 55 : Some Examples Of Cnt-Polymer Composites
- Table 56 : Various Processing Strategies Used To Manufacture Polymer-Cnt Composites
- Table 57 : Ultimate Mechanical Properties Of Polymer-Cnt Composites
- Table 58 : Key Properties Controlling Ultimate Reinforcing And Conductivity Potential Of Swnts In A Polymer Matrix
- Table 59 : Polymer Composite Cnt Products Currently Manufactured Or Under Commercial Development
- Table 60 : Leading Companies Involved In The Commercial Development Of Cnt-Polymer Composites
- Table 61 : Most Active Companies According To Cnt-Polymer Composite U.S. Patents, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 62 : Other Active Organizations According To U.S. Cnt-Polymer Composite Patents, 2007 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 63 : Examples Of Ready-To-Mold Hyperion Automotive Mwnt-Resin Compounds
- Table 64 : Comparative Performance Of Hyperion Conductive Automotive Mwnt-Resin Compounds
- Table 65 : Properties And Improvements Of Mwnts
- Table 66 : Classification Of Conductive Molded Plastics Based On Filler Loading And Electrical Properties
- Table 67 : Applications Of Mwnts In Electrostatically Dissipative Plastic Auto Components
- Table 68 : Advances In Improvement Of Strength And Conductivity Of Polymer-Cnt Composites, 2007-2009
- Table 69 : Developments In Aerospace Cf Composites Industry
- Table 70 : Electronic Applications Of Mwnts In Molded Plastic Electronic Components
- Table 71 : Cnt Composite Companies Attracting Military And Civilian Applications Development
- Table 72 : Future Space Applications For Cnts
- Table 73 : Sporting Goods Prototypes Based On Mwnt-Plastic Composites
- Table 74 : Recent Patent Activity In Cnt Dry Adhesive Systems*
- Table 75 : Organizations Exploring Cnt-Based Or Other Carbon-Based Inks And Smart Coatings
- Table 76 : Comparative Property Performance Of Conductive Transparent Composite Coatings
- Table 77 : Top 10 U.S. Organizations Leading The Electronics Sector With Cnt Patents, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 78 : Leading Asian And European Organizations Holding Electronics Cnt Patents, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 79 : Key Cnt Properties Attracting Future Electronic Applications
- Table 80 : Organizations Involved In Cnt Electronic Thermal Management Applications
- Table 81 : Leading Companies With Cntfet Patent Interest
- Table 82 : Advantages Of A Cnt As A Cold Fe Cathode
- Table 83 : Advantages Of Fe Displays Over Lcds
- Table 84 : Major Factors Dictating Emergence Of Cnt-Based Technology In Fpd Marketplace
- Table 85 : Leading U.S. Organizations Involved In U.S. Cnt Fed-Display Patent Activity, 2000 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 86 : Leading Foreign Countries Involved In U.S. Cnt Fed-Display Patent Activity, 2000 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 87 : Major Players And Organizations/Companies Involved In Cnt-Fed History And Development
- Table 88 : Organizations Actively Involved In Cnt-Fed Prototypes, 2000-2010
- Table 89 : Advantages And Challenges Of Motorola’S Cnt-Based Fed Compared With Existent Fpd Technologies
- Table 90 : Examples Of Other Fed Applications
- Table 91 : Advantages Of Fe-Cnt Fluorescent White Light Source Over Conventional Lamps
- Table 92 : Rationalizing Cnt Synthesis With End-Use Fe Performance Requirements
- Table 93 : Organizations With U.S. Patent Activity Relating To Cnt-Based Fe Light Sources, 2007-2009
- Table 94 : Leading Organizations Involved In The Application Of Cnts In Flexible Electronics And Displays
- Table 95 : Attractive Properties Of Cnts For Memory Device Applications
- Table 96 : Leading Commercial Players In Cnt Memory Initiatives Based On U.S. Patents, 1997 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 97 : Recent Developments In Other Applications Of Cnts Used In Electronic Devices
- Table 98 : Recent Developments In Cnt-Based Lithium-Ion And Other Battery Technology, 2012-2014
- Table 99 : Leading Players In Cnt-Based Battery Technology According To U.S. Patent Activity, 2004 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 100 : Attractive Properties Of Cnts Used In Fuel-Cell Applications
- Table 101 : Key Properties Affecting Fuel-Cell Performance
- Table 102 : Leading Organizations Patenting U.S. Cnt Fuel-Cell Enhancements, 2002 To Dec. 30, 2006
- Table 103 : Patent Activity In Cnt-Based Fuel-Cell Applications Among U.S. Organizations, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 104 : Patent Activity In U.S. Cnt-Based Fuel-Cell Applications Among Foreign Organizations, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 105 : Early Patent Activity In U.S. Cnt-Based Hydrogen Storage Applications, 1997 To April 2006
- Table 106 : Leading U.S. And Foreign Patent Activity In U.S. Cnt-Based Hydrogen Storage Applications, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 107 : Performance Comparison Of Energy Storage Devices
- Table 108 : Advantages Of Supercapacitor Electrical Storage Devices Compared With Batteries
- Table 109 : Comparative Performance Of Batteries Versus Capacitors
- Table 110 : Recent Developments In Cnt-Based Supercapacitors, 2012-2014
- Table 111 : U.S. Patent Activity In U.S. Cnt-Based Edl Capacitors And Applications, 1997 To Dec. 30, 2006
- Table 112 : Leading Organizations Involved In U.S. Cnt-Based Edl Capacitor Patent Activity, 2007 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Table 113 : Academic Research Activities In Cnt-Based Solar Cells
- Table 114 : Recent Developments In Cnt-Based Solar Cells, 2010-2012
- Table 115 : Recent Developments In Cnt-Based Solar Cells, 2012-2014
- Table 116 : Cnt Patent Activity In Solar Cell Applications, 1997-Dec. 30, 2006
- Table 117 : Patent Activity Leaders In Cnt-Based Solar Cell Applications, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 118 : Patent Activity In U.S. Cnt-Based Applications Used In Other Energy Conversion Systems, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 119 : Attractive Properties Of Cnts As Separation Membranes
- Table 120 : Organizations With U.S. Patent Activity In Cnt Membranes, Filtration, And Separation Media, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 121 : Research And Commercial Prototype Developments Of Various Cnt-Based Membrane Separation Technologies
- Table 122 : Types Of Cnt Sensors
- Table 123 : Recent Types Of Cnt Biosensor Systems
- Table 124 : Key Properties Of Cnts Exploited In Sensor Applications
- Table 125 : Leading Organizations Involved In U.S. Cnt-Sensor Patent Activity, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 126 : Potential Uses Of Cnts In The Biomedical Area
- Table 127 : Research Developments In Cnt Biomedical Applications, Prior To 2007
- Table 128 : Research Developments In Cnt Biomedical Applications, 2007-2009
- Table 129 : Research Developments In Cnt Biomedical Applications, 2010-2011
- Table 130 : U.S. Patent Activity Leaders In Cnt Catalyst Supports, 2007 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 131 : Applications Of Cnts In Photocatalytic Systems
- Table 132 : U.S. CNT Patent Activity Involving Actuators, Instruments And Manipulators, 2009 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 133 : U.S. Patent Activity In Cnt Enhancements In Oil Recovery, 2010 To Dec. 29, 2011
- Table 134 : Leading Organizations Involved In Various Cnt-Based Security Applications
- Table 135 : Global Mwnts Tier 1 Companies Market By Capacity And Revenue, Through 2019
- Table 136 : Global Swnts Tier 1 Companies Market By Capacity And Revenue, Through 2019
- Table 137 : Global Fwnts Tier 1 Companies Market By Capacity And Revenue, Through 2019
- Table 138 : Commercial Prototype Developments In Cnt-Polymer Composites
- Table 139 : Commercial Prototype Developments In Other Matrix Composites
- Table 140 : Commercial Prototype Developments In Electronics
- Table 141 : Commercial Prototype Developments In Energy
- Table 142 : Commercial Prototype Developments In Other Applications
- Table 143 : U.S. Commodity-Grade Mwnts Tier 1 Companies Market, Through 2019
- Table 144 : Annual Production Commitment And Revenues For U.S. Specialty-Grade Mwnts Tier 1 Company Swent, Through 2019
- Table 145 : Annual Production Commitment And Revenues Of North American Commercial Swnt Producers Tier 1 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 146 : Annual Production Commitment And Revenues For U.S. Specialty-Grade Fwnts Tier 1 Company Swent, Through 2019
- Table 147 : European Production Commitment And Revenues Of Commercial Mwnts Tier 1 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 148 : European Annual Production Commitment And Revenues For Commercial Swnts And Nanobuds Tier 1 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 149 : Japanese Annual Commercial Production Commitment And Revenues For Mwnts Tier 1 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 150 : Unconfirmed Annual Production Commitment Of Commercial Mwnts Tier 2 Asian Companies, Through 2019
- Table 151 : Unconfirmed Asian Commercial Swnt Production Commitment Tier 2 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 152 : Potential Asian Commercial Fwnt Production Commitment Tier 2 Companies, Through 2019
- Table 153 : Pros And Cons For Cnt Fe Display Market

List Of Figures

- Summary Figure : Global Market For Cnt Primary Grades Based On Committed Production Estimates, 2014-2019
- Figure 1 : Formation Of A Swnt Structure
- Figure 2 : CNT Structures
- Figure 3 : CNT Patents Issued, 1994-2014
- Figure 4 : Application Sectors Derived From U.S. Cnt Issued Patents, 1994-2004
- Figure 5 : Application Sectors Derived From U.S. Cnt Issued Patents, 2007 To June 30, 2009
- Figure 6 : Application Sectors Derived From U.S. Cnt Issued Patents, 2012-2014
- Figure 7 : U.S. And Foreign Cnt Patents Issued By Application Sectors, 1994-2002
- Figure 8 : U.S. And Foreign Cnt Patents Issued By Application Sector, 2003-2004
- Figure 9 : U.S. And Foreign Cnt Patents Issued By Application Sector, 2007 To June 30, 2009
- Figure 10 : U.S. Versus Asian Cnt Patents Issued, 1994-2004
- Figure 11 : European And Other Countries With U.S. Cnt Issued Patents, 1994-2004
- Figure 12 : Asian Countries With U.S. Cnt Patents Issued, 2007 To June 30, 2009
- Figure 13 : European And Other Countries With U.S. Cnt Patents Issued, 2007 To June 30, 2009
- Figure 14 : Asian Countries With U.S. Cnt Patents Issued, 2010-2011
- Figure 15 : European And Other Countries With U.S. Cnt Patents Issued, 2010-2011
- Figure 16 : U.S. Versus Foreign Assigned Cnt Issued Patents, 1994-2014
- Figure 17 : Leading U.S. Assignee States With U.S. Cnt Issued Patents, Jan. 3, 2012 To Dec. 30, 2014
- Figure 18 : Growth In U.S. Patents Filed, 2001 To Dec. 30, 2014
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