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

GBI Research
Published Date » 2013-03-26
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Carbon Fiber Global Market to 2020 - Despite Price Concerns, Industrial Applications, Aerospace and Consumer Goods Drive Future Demand

“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.
Table Of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 4
1.2 List of Figures 5

2 Executive Summary 8
2.1 Global Carbon Fiber Market Expected to Grow during the Forecast Period at a CAGR of 4.4% 8
2.2 Asia Continues to Drive Global Carbon Fiber Demand 8
2.3 End-use Segment Demand for Carbon Fiber in 2012 Led by Industrial Applications 9
2.4 High Price of Carbon Fibers Affecting Potential Market Growth 10

3 Introduction 11
3.1 GBI Report Coverage 12
3.2 Definition of Carbon Fiber 13
3.3 Types of Carbon Fiber 13
3.3.1 Carbon Fiber Types by Raw Material 13
3.3.2 Carbon Fiber Types by Mechanical Properties 14
3.3.3 Carbon Fiber Types by Secondary Processing 15
3.4 Carbon Fiber's Special Features and its Characterizing Performances 16
3.5 History of Carbon Fiber 20
3.6 Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Process 21
3.7 Carbon Fiber Cost Analysis 26
3.8 Carbon Fiber Value Chain Overview 29

4 Global Carbon Fiber Market 34
4.1 Global Carbon Fiber Market Overview 34
4.2 Global Carbon Fiber Market Drivers 36
4.2.1 The Growth of the Aircraft Applications Market to Drive Demand for Carbon Fiber Composites 36
4.2.2 Demand for More Fuel-efficient Automobiles to Drive Carbon Fiber Demand 37
4.2.3 Growth from Wind Turbine Market to Drive Carbon Fiber Demand in the Future 37
4.2.4 Increase Usage of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods Applications to Drive the Market 40
4.2.5 An Increase in Consumption and Market Growth in Asia will Boost Carbon Fiber Demand 40
4.3 Global Carbon Fiber Market Restraints 40
4.3.1 High Price of Carbon Fibers Affecting Potential Market Growth 40
4.3.2 High Capital Costs and Technical Expertise Requirements Act as Entry Barriers 40
4.3.3 Narrow Range of Competitors and Customers Could Impede Market Growth 41
4.4 Global Carbon Fiber Demand and Value Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 41
4.5 Global Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2005–2020 43
4.5.1 Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use, 2011 45
4.6 Global Carbon Fiber Demand for Industrial Goods by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 47
4.6.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from Industrial Applications by End-use, 2011 49
4.7 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from the Aerospace Industry by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 51
4.7.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand from Aerospace Industry by End-use, 2011 53
4.8 Global Carbon Fiber Demand for Consumer Goods Sector by End-use, Forecasts to 2020 55
4.8.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand Share from Consumer Goods by End-use, 2011 56

5 Carbon Fiber Regional Markets 59
5.1 Global Carbon Fiber Demand by Region and Forecasts to 2020 59
5.2 Global Carbon Fiber Demand Share Analysis by Region, and Forecasts to 2020 61
5.3 Regional Carbon Fiber Demand by Demand by End-use, 2011 63
5.3.1 America Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 65
5.3.2 Europe Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 66
5.3.3 Japan Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 67
5.3.4 Asia-Pacific Carbon Fiber Demand by End-use, 2011 68

6 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity 70
6.1 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 70
6.2 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity by Type Analysis, Forecasts to 2020 72
6.3 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity by Company, Forecasts to 2020 75
6.4 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Share by Company for 2011 78
6.5 Global Carbon Fiber Capacity Share by Country for 2011 80

7 Appendix 83
7.1 Abbreviations 83
7.2 Market Definitions 84
7.3 Bibliography 84
7.4 Methodology 87
7.4.1 Coverage 87
7.4.2 Secondary Research 87
7.4.3 Primary Research 88
7.4.4 Expert Panel Validation 88
7.5 Contact Us 88
7.6 Disclaimer 89

List of Tables


Table 1: Carbon Fiber, Types by Mechanical Properties 15
Table 2: Carbon Fiber, Characteristics and Applications 19
Table 3: Carbon Fiber, Products and Usage 25
Table 4: Carbon Fiber, Global, Standard Manufacturing Process Costs ($/lb), 2011 27
Table 5: Carbon Fiber, Prepreg Value Chain Analysis by Applications 33
Table 6: Carbon Fiber, Potential Markets and Needs 35
Table 7: Wind Energy Market, Installed Capacity and Forecasts (GW), 2011–2016 39
Table 8: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Volume and Value (Tons and $bn), 2005–2020 43
Table 9: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 45
Table 10: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 46
Table 11: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 49
Table 12: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 51
Table 13: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 53
Table 14: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 55
Table 15: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 56
Table 16: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 58
Table 17: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Share Analysis by Geographical Regions (tons), 2005–2020 61
Table 18: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by Region (Tons), 2012 and 2020 62
Table 19: Carbon Fiber, Regional, Demand by End-use (tons), 2011 64
Table 20: Carbon Fiber, America, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 66
Table 21: Carbon Fiber, Europe, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 67
Table 22: Carbon Fiber, Japan, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 68
Table 23: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 69
Table 24: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity (tons), 2005–2020 72
Table 25: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Type (tons), 2005–2020 75
Table 26: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Company (tons), 2005–2020 78
Table 27: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Company (%), 2011 80
Table 28: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Country (tons), 2011 82

List of Figures


Figure 1: Carbon Fiber Global Demand by Volume (Tons), 2005–2020 7
Figure 2: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Share Analysis by Geographical Region (%), 2012 8
Figure 3: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use Segment (%), 2012 9
Figure 4: Carbon Fiber, Microstructure 10
Figure 5: Carbon Fiber, Type by Mechanical Properties 14
Figure 6: Carbon Fiber, Types by Secondary Processing 15
Figure 7: Carbon Fiber, Relative Mechanical Strength 16
Figure 8: Carbon Fiber, Relative Fatigue Strength 17
Figure 9: Carbon Fiber, Relative Thermal Characteristics 17
Figure 10: Carbon Fiber, History and Market Evolution 20
Figure 11: Carbon Fiber, PAN-based Manufacturing Process 21
Figure 12: Carbon Fiber, Pitch-based Manufacturing Process 22
Figure 13: Carbon fiber, Rayon-based Manufacturing Process 23
Figure 14: Carbon Fiber, Cost Break-up 25
Figure 15: Carbon Fiber, Global, Standard Manufacturing Process Costs (%), 2011 26
Figure 16: Comparison of Carbon Fiber vs. Steel Manufacturing Costs 27
Figure 17: Carbon Fiber, Value Chain Overview 29
Figure 18: Carbon Fiber, Sales System Overview 30
Figure 19: Carbon Fiber, Prepreg Value Chain Analysis by Applications 31
Figure 20: Carbon Fiber, Aerospace Demand Forecast (ton/year), 2005–2025 35
Figure 21: Wind Energy Market, Installed Capacity and Forecasts (GW), 2011–2016 37
Figure 22: Blade Mass vs. Blade Length for Carbon Fiber, ( Kg per blade) 38
Figure 23: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Volume and Value (Tons and $bn), 2005–2020 41
Figure 24: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 43
Figure 25: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 45
Figure 26: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 47
Figure 27: Carbon Fiber, Global, Industrial Applications Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 49
Figure 28: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 51
Figure 29: Carbon Fiber, Global, Aerospace Industry Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 53
Figure 30: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand by End-use (tons), 2005–2020 55
Figure 31: Carbon Fiber, Global, Consumer Goods Demand Share by End-use (%), 2011 56
Figure 32: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand Share Analysis by Geographical Regions (tons), 2005–2020 59
Figure 33: Carbon Fiber, Global, Demand by Region (%), 2012 and 2020 61
Figure 34: Carbon Fiber, Regional, Demand by End-use (tons), 2011 63
Figure 35: Carbon Fiber, America, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 64
Figure 36: Carbon Fiber, Europe, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 65
Figure 37: Carbon Fiber, Japan, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 67
Figure 38: Carbon Fiber, Asia-Pacific, Demand by End-use (%), 2011 68
Figure 39: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity (tons), 2005–2020 70
Figure 40: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Type (tons), 2005–2020 73
Figure 41: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity by Company (tons), 2005–2020 75
Figure 42: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Company (%), 2011 78
Figure 43: Carbon Fiber, Global, Capacity Share by Country (%), 2011 80

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