Global Carbon Fibers Markets, 2016-2018 & 2018-2025 - Deals, Mergers, Acquisitions and All Major News

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Carbon fiber (CF) is used as a reinforcement material in composites. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites, offer a higher strength-to-weight ratio and stiffness-to-weight ratio than many structural materials. Lightweight, high-strength, and high-stiffness composite materials are crucial for the development of an energy efficient transportation industry, enabling vastly improved power generation, new mechanisms for storing and transporting reduced carbon fuels, and enhancing renewable power production.

They are also increasingly used in wind turbines, aerospace (commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles), and pressure vessel industries for increased strength to weight and stiffness. Other markets are sports & leisure composites (skis and snowboards, bicycles and hockey sticks) and construction. Their demand in aviation and automotive industries is growing fast, especially in Asia.

Demand for CF will continue to grow, with global demand exceeding 77,000 tons in 2018 and growing to more than 150,000 tons by 2025. Combined global production capacity is currently more than 140,000 tons.

A number of producers have increased capacity in 2018, and Kangde (66,000 tons), Toray (62,000 tons) and SGL Group (49,000 tons) will greatly grow their capacity over the next few years. Other companies with expansion plans include Hexcel, DowAska and Hyosung. Toray purchased CF components manufacturer TenCate Advanced Composites Holding in March 2018 for $1 billion.

1 Executive Summary

1.1 The current market

1.2 Innovation in the carbon fiber market

1.3 Carbon fiber capacities

1.4 Capacity expansion in the near future

1.5 End user markets for CF

1.6 Global market size and revenues, 2015 to 2025

1.6.1 Carbon fiber demand

1.6.2 Global demand for carbon composites

1.7 Key market trends 2016 to 2018

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Scope of the report

2.1.1 Objective of the report

2.1.2 Methodology

3 Introduction

3.1 Carbon fiber: materials and manufacturing

3.1.1 Structure and properties

3.1.2 Composites

3.1.3 Types of carbon fibers

3.1.4 Matrix materials

3.1.5 Reinforcement materials

3.1.6 Semi-Finished Products

3.1.7 Manufacturing processes

3.1.8 Applications

4 The Carbon Fiber Industry

4.1 The market in 2017

4.2 The market in 2018

4.3 Growth to 2025

4.4 Markets for carbon fiber

4.4.1 Traditional markets

4.4.2 Growth markets

4.4.3 Pricing

4.5 Market Supply Chain

4.6 Market Drivers

4.7 Market Challenges

4.8 Competitive Landscape For Carbon-Based Additives With Nanomaterials

5 Carbon Fiber Market, By Applications

5.1 Automotive

5.2 Aerospace and aviation

5.3 Wind turbines

5.4 Sport and leisure equipment

5.5 Civil engineering

5.6 Compressed gas storage

5.7 Other

6 Carbon Fiber Market, By Region

6.1 Europe

6.2 North America

6.3 Asia-Pacific

6.3.1 Japan

6.3.2 China

7 Carbon Fiber Market Business Trends 2016 to 2018

8 Competitive Analysis

8.1 Key players

8.2 Market share analysis

9 Carbon Fiber Producer Profiles

10 References

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