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The U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products: Fibers, Foams and Composites

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  • 230 Pages
  • November 2018
  • Region: United States
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 4700409

Report Scope

This report covers technological, economic and business conditions in the structural carbons industry. Included in this report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the structural carbons industry and their areas of application.

The U.S. market is presented by type of structural carbons along with growth forecasts through 2023. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation. The driving forces in the industry and the structure of the industry are also examined.

The structural carbons industry is discussed with respect to type of structural carbon material. Finally, brief profiles of the major manufacturers are presented.

Report Includes:


  • 29 data tables and 54 additional tables
  • An overview of the U.S. market for advanced structural carbon products
  • Coverage of key physical and chemical properties, raw materials and manufacturing processes
  • Characterization and quantification of market potential for advanced structural carbon products by type, end user and application industry
  • Evaluation of competitive strategies in the structural carbons industry
  • Discussion of intellectual properties and technology trends
  • Comprehensive company profiles of the major players within the industry, including Advanced composites Inc., Boeing Co., General Motors Co., Hexcel Corp., and Honeywell International, Inc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Study and Objectives
  • Reason for Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Scope of the Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports



Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
  • U.S. Market
  • Research and Technology Trends
  • Industry Structure



Chapter 4 Technical Overview
  • Introduction to Advanced Structural Carbon Products
  • Importance of Mechanical Properties
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Raw Materials for Carbon Fibers
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Carbon Fiber Product Forms
  • Recent Developments in Manufacturing Technologies
  • Manufacturers of Pan-Based Fibers
  • Manufacturers of Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers
  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Carbon Foams
  • Raw Materials
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Recent Trends in Carbon Foam Technology
  • Manufacturers of Carbon Foams
  • Structure of Graphite
  • Types and Manufacturing of Graphite Materials
  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Carbon-Carbon Structural Composites
  • Types of Structural Composite Materials
  • Carbon-Reinforced Carbon Matrix Composites
  • Differences Between Graphite and Carbon-Carbon Composites
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Reinforcement Architecture
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Structure and Property Relationship
  • Oxidation Protection for Carbon-Carbon Composites
  • Technology Trends
  • Graphene
  • Properties
  • Raw Materials and Production Processes



Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Commercial Application
  • Introduction to Commercial Applications
  • Carbon Fiber Application
  • Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Ground Transport
  • Industrial Applications
  • Wind Energy
  • Sporting Goods
  • Infrastructure
  • Thermal Management
  • Other Applications
  • Carbon Fiber Market Growth
  • Carbon Foam Applications
  • Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Ground Transportation
  • Industrial Applications
  • Energy
  • Other Applications
  • Carbon Foam Market Growth
  • Structural Graphite Applications
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Ground Transportation
  • Industrial Applications
  • Energy
  • Structural Graphite Market Growth
  • Carbon-Carbon Composites Applications
  • Aerospace
  • Ground Transportation
  • Industrial Applications
  • Energy
  • Other Applications
  • Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Growth
  • Structural Graphene Applications
  • Industrial Applications
  • Energy
  • Other Applications
  • Structural Graphene Market growth
  • Markets for Advanced Structural Carbons
  • U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products, by Region



Chapter 6 Industry Structure and Market Drivers
  • Markets for Structural Carbon Materials
  • Manufacturers of Structural Carbons
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Carbon Foams
  • Structural Graphite
  • Carbon-Carbon Composites
  • SWOT Analysis of Structural Carbons Industry
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
  • Market Drivers
  • Economic Factors
  • Legal and Regulatory Factors
  • Industry Factors



Chapter 7 Competitive Strategies and Technology Trends
  • Competitive Strategies Used in the Structural Carbons Industry
  • New Business Development
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Vertical Integration
  • Global Strategic Alliances
  • Intellectual Property Analysis
  • Technology Development Trends



Chapter 8 Company Profiles
U.S. Manufacturers
  • Advanced Carbon Technologies, Inc.
  • Advanced Composites, Inc.
  • Aerospace Composite Products Co.
  • Albany Engineered Composites
  • Applied Sciences, Inc.
  • Asbury Carbons
  • Boeing Co.
  • Carbon Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc.
  • Chomarat North America
  • Cytec Solvay Group
  • Fiber Materials, Inc.
  • General Motors Co.
  • Graphite Metallizing Corp.
  • Graphite Sales, Inc.
  • Graftech International
  • Graphtec Corp.
  • Helwig Carbon Products, Inc.
  • Hexcel Corp.
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Kirkwood Holding, Inc.
  • MER Corp.
  • Minerals Technologies, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber And Composites, Inc.
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • Poco Graphite, Inc.
  • Roc Carbon Co.
  • Schunk Graphite Technologies Llc
  • SGL Group
  • Sioux Manufacturing Corp.
  • Spencer Composites Corp.
  • St. Marys Carbon
  • Superior Graphite
  • Toho Tenax America, Inc.
  • Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.
  • Touchstone Research Laboratory
  • TPI Composites
  • Ultramet, Inc.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • V2 Composites, Inc.
  • Zoltek Corp.
  • International Manufacturers
  • Anaori Carbon Co. Ltd.
  • Atlas Composite Technologies
  • Graphenea
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Mersen Group
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
  • Nippon Graphite Fiber Co. Ltd.
  • Toho Tenax Co. Ltd.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.



  • Chapter 9 Appendix: List of Abbreviations
    List of Tables
    Summary Table: The U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 1: Dependence of Carbon Fiber Properties on Raw Materials
    Table 2: Structure-Property Relationships for Carbon Fibers Derived from Various Precursors
    Table 3: Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
    Table 4: Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Metal Composites
    Table 5: Properties of Pitch Raw Materials Used for Carbon Foam Manufacturing
    Table 6: Physical Properties of Pitch-Derived Carbon Foams
    Table 7: Physical Properties of Graphite Materials
    Table 8: Advantages and Disadvantages of Carbon-Carbon Composites
    Table 9: Comparison of Physical Properties of Graphite and Carbon-Carbon Composites
    Table 10: Comparison of Carbon-Carbon Composites Properties Manufactured, by Various Processing Routes
    Table 11: Properties and Applications of Carbon Fibers
    Table 12: The U.S. Military Aircraft Market, 2015 and 2016
    Table 13: Cumulative U.S. Wind Capacity, 2010-2018
    Table 14: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Volume, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 15: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Volume Share, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 16: The U.S. Market for Carbon Fibers, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 17: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 18: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Volume, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 19: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Volume Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 20: The U.S. Market for Carbon Foam, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 21: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 22: Typical Applications of Graphite Bearings
    Table 23: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Volume, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 24: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Volume Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 25: The U.S. Market for Structural Graphite, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 26: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 27: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Volume, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 28: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Volume Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 29: The U.S. Market for Carbon-Carbon Composites, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 30: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Table 31: Possible Types of Graphene Composites and Their Properties
    Table 32: The U.S. Market for Structural Graphene, by End-User, Through 2023
    Table 33: The U.S. Structural Carbons Market Volume, by Material Type, Through 2023
    Table 34: The U.S. Structural Carbons Market Volume Shares, by Material Type, 2017 and 2023
    Table 35: The U.S. Market for Structural Carbons, by Material Type, Through 2023
    Table 36: The U.S. Structural Carbon Products Market Shares, by Material Type, 2017 and 2023
    Table 37: The U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products Market, by Region, Through 2023
    Table 38: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Volume Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Table 39: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Table 40: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Table 41: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Table 42: Products: Advanced Composites, Inc.
    Table 43: Developments: Chomarat North America, 2016-2018
    Table 44: Developments: Cytec Solvay Group, 2017-2018
    Table 45: Products: Fiber Materials, Inc.
    Table 46: Products: GrafTech International
    Table 47: Products: Hexcel Corp.
    Table 48: Developments: Hexcel Corp., 2018
    Table 49: Products: Honeywell International Inc.
    Table 50: Developments: Honeywell International, Inc., 2010-2017
    Table 51: Products: Mer Corp.
    Table 52: Products: Minerals Technologies, Inc.
    Table 53: Products: Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.
    Table 54: Developments: Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc., 2014-2017
    Table 55: Products: Morgan Advanced Materials
    Table 56: Developments: Morgan Advanced Materials, 2016-2018
    Table 57: Products: Poco Graphite, Inc.
    Table 58: Products: Schunk Graphite Technology LLC
    Table 59: Products: SGL Group
    Table 60: Developments: SGL Group, 2018
    Table 61: Products: Sioux Manufacturing Corp.
    Table 62: Industries Served: Spencer Composites Corp.
    Table 63: Products: St. Marys Carbon
    Table 64: Products: Superior Graphite Co.
    Table 65: Products: Toho Tenax America, Inc.
    Table 66: Products: Touchstone Research Laboratory
    Table 67: Industries: TPI Composites
    Table 68: Materials: Ultramet, Inc.
    Table 69: Products: UTC Aerospace Systems
    Table 70: Products: V2 Composites, Inc.
    Table 71: Products: Zoltek Corp.
    Table 72: Products: Anaori Carbon Co. Ltd.
    Table 73: Sectors: Atlas Composite Technologies
    Table 74: Products: Grupo Antolin
    Table 75: Products: Mersen Group
    Table 76: Developments: Mersen Group, 2018
    Table 77: Products: Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
    Table 78: Products: Nippon Graphite Fiber Co. Ltd.
    Table 79: Products: Toho Tenax Co. Ltd.
    Table 80: Developments: Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., 2018
    Table 81: Products: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Table 82: Abbreviations Used in the U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products
    List of Figures
    Summary Figure: The U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products, by End-User, 2017-2023
    Figure 1: The U.S. Advanced Structural Carbons Market Share, by Type, 2017
    Figure 2: Projected Compound Annual Growth Rate of the U.S. Market for Structural Carbons, by Type, 2018-2023
    Figure 3: Schematic of Manufacturing Process of Synthetic Graphite
    Figure 4: Crystalline Structure of Graphite
    Figure 5: Representation of Carbon-Carbon Composite Manufacturing Process
    Figure 6: The U.S Market for Lightweight Materials in Aviation Industry Application, by Material Type, 2010 and 2030
    Figure 7: The U.S Market for Lightweight Materials in Wind Energy Application, by Material Type, 2010 and 2030
    Figure 8: The U.S Market for Lightweight Materials in Automotive Application, by Material Type, 2010 and 2030
    Figure 9: The U.S. Space Vehicle Market, 2017-2023
    Figure 10: The U.S. Missile Shipments, 2017-2023
    Figure 11: The U.S. Shipments of Carbon Fiber Fishing Rods, 2017-2023
    Figure 12: The U.S. Market Volume Shares for Carbon Fiber, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 13: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 14: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Volume Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 15: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 16: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 17: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 18: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Volume Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 19: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Shares, by End-User, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 20: The U.S. Structural Carbons Market Volume Shares, by Material Type, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 21: The U.S. Structural Carbon Products Market Shares, by Material Type, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 22: The U.S. Market for Advanced Structural Carbon Products Market, by Region, 2017 and 2023
    Figure 23: The U.S. Carbon Fiber Market Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Figure 24: The U.S. Carbon Foam Market Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Figure 25: The U.S. Structural Graphite Market Shares of Leading Suppliers, 2017
    Figure 26: The U.S. Carbon-Carbon Composites Market Volume Share of Leading Suppliers, 2017

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    Executive Summary

    Summary

    The advanced structural carbon products market has witnessed boom and bust cycles. These state makes it tough for fiber manufacturers to forecast capacity needs.

    The aerospace and defense segment is the largest U.S. market for structural carbon materials as shown in the summary table below. Industrial applications such as corrosion-resistant chemical process equipment and refractories make up the second-largest market segment. Unlike aerospace and defense, which chiefly uses carbon fibers and carbon-carbon composites, structural graphite is the dominant structural carbon material in the industrial segment.

    Energy applications are the third-largest market for structural carbon materials. The energy market consists mainly of carbon fiber for wind turbine blades and graphite for use in fuel cells, nuclear power plants and hydrogen storage media.

    Scope of the Report

    This report covers technological, economic and business conditions in the structural carbons industry. Included in this report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the structural carbons industry and their areas of application.

    The U.S. market is presented by type of structural carbons along with growth forecasts through 2023. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation. The driving forces in the industry and the structure of the industry are also examined.

    The structural carbons industry is discussed with respect to type of structural carbon material. Finally, brief profiles of the major manufacturers are presented.

    Reason for Doing This Study

    This study is an update of a 2016 report. The structural carbon materials industry and markets have continued to develop in the two years since the previous edition was published.

    The structural carbon materials industry serves mature markets such as defense and aerospace, with a wide variety of products satisfying the requirements of well-established applications. However, continuous technical innovations and efforts to make structural carbon technologies available for new applications (at affordable prices) are leading to the development of new markets.

    Corporations in the structural carbons industry need to understand the significance of these trends to manage their enterprise and resources effectively. Users of structural carbons must also understand the effect of these changes in order to select the most cost-effective option among newly available products and technologies prior to committing significant capital resources.

    Companies Mentioned

    • Advanced Carbon Technologies, Inc.
    • Advanced Composites, Inc.
    • Aerospace Composite Products Co.
    • Albany Engineered Composites
    • Anaori Carbon Co. Ltd.
    • Applied Sciences, Inc.
    • Asbury Carbons
    • Atlas Composite Technologies
    • Boeing Co.
    • Carbon Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    • Chomarat North America
    • Cytec Solvay Group
    • Fiber Materials, Inc.
    • General Motors Co.
    • Graftech International
    • Graphenea
    • Graphite Metallizing Corp.
    • Graphite Sales, Inc.
    • Graphtec Corp.
    • Grupo Antolin
    • Helwig Carbon Products, Inc.
    • Hexcel Corp.
    • Honeywell International, Inc.
    • Kirkwood Holding, Inc.
    • MER Corp.
    • Mersen Group
    • Minerals Technologies, Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber And Composites, Inc.
    • Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
    • Morgan Advanced Materials
    • Nippon Graphite Fiber Co. Ltd.
    • Poco Graphite, Inc.
    • Roc Carbon Co.
    • Schunk Graphite Technologies Llc
    • SGL Group
    • Sioux Manufacturing Corp.
    • Spencer Composites Corp.
    • St. Mary's Carbon
    • Superior Graphite
    • Toho Tenax America, Inc.
    • Toho Tenax Co. Ltd.
    • Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc.
    • Toray Industries, Inc.
    • Touchstone Research Laboratory
    • TPI Composites
    • Ultramet, Inc.
    • UTC Aerospace Systems
    • V2 Composites, Inc.
    • Zoltek Corp.