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The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2017

Over the next five years the global carbon fiber market is forecast to have an annual growth rate of 17%, reaching 118,600 tonnes, with an estimated market value of $7.3 billion by 2017. From 2012-20 the market for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) is projected to grow 16% annually and the industrial sector is forecast to become the primary growth market.

2nd July 2012

Innovation in Textiles
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Report summary

Over the next five years the global carbon fiber market is forecast to have an annual growth rate of 17%, reaching 118,600 tonnes, with an estimated market value of $7.3 billion by 2017.

From 2012-20 the market for carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) is projected to grow 16% annually and the industrial sector is forecast to become the primary growth market.

The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2017: global market forecasts provide a complete overview of global carbon fiber markets today and to 2017. With markets broken down by end use, type and region, along with analysis of cutting edge technologies, this report is essential reading to keep your business ahead of the competition.

What do you get?

  • Analysis of key drivers and cutting-edge technologies shaping the carbon fibre market
  • Quantitative carbon fiber market forecasts to 2017
  • Exclusive information about materials, processes and manufacturing technologies
  • Global markets broken down by end use, carbon fiber type and region

Methodology

Smithers Apex's comprehensive primary market research yields revenue estimates for the major global markets. Research based on secondary sources such as technical reviews and close industry observation corroborates and augments the findings.

Smithers Apex's industry expertise provides an assessment of the industry in terms of manufacturing process technology, raw material and supply chain factors, application innovation, regulatory impacts and cultural influences on geographic market differences. The research methodology provides reliable, detailed market data, trends and projections to 2017 for the global carbon fibre market.

Find out about

  • Global markets broken down by end use, type and region
  • The latest cutting-edge technologies and drivers shaping the future of the industry
  • The future of carbon fibres, with strategic market forecasts to 2017 and expert analysis

How will this market intelligence report benefit you?

  • Find out about key areas for growth and the shift of focus on the use of carbon fibre in manufacturing and the industrial sector
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the latest, cutting-edge technology developments, including resin transfer moulding, advanced fiber placements and robotic assembly
  • Use quantitative forecasts to 2017 to plan your business strategy with confidence

Who should buy this report?

  • Carbon fiber suppliers and composite manufacturers
  • CF feedstock suppliers
  • Carbon fiber processors and equipment suppliers
  • Those in the aerospace, wind energy, transportation and civil engineering sectors
  • Consultants and analysts

What's included in the price?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Buy this report

‘The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2017’

Publisher: Smithers Apex Market Intelligence

Published May 2012

Price: £3,950.00

Innovation in Textiles’ readers can get 10% discount on the list price of this report. Please email [email protected] for further details and instructions on how to buy this report.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Development of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP)

Introduction and methodology

Report scope

  • Carbon fiber industry
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Market by end use
  • Market by fiber type
  • Market by region

Methodology

The carbon fiber industry

  • Introduction
  • Growth of an industry
  • Precursors and resin matrices

Cuting-edge technology developments

Introduction

Carbon fiber production

Carbon fiber materials

Carbon fiber composites design software

Carbon fiber processes and manufacturing technology

Intermediate processing key technologies

  • Textiles: fabrics and braiding
  • Prepregs
  • Carbon fiber molding compounds (CFMC) and adhesives

Direct conversion

  • Filament winding
  • Automated fiber placement (AFP)
  • Automated tape laying placement (ATL)
  • Pultrusion

Compression moulding

Resin transfer moulding (RTM)

Vacuum-assisted resin transfer moulding (VARTM)

Trim and drilling automation including water jets

Non destruct inspection and testing (NDI/NDT) five axial capability and CMMs

Out-of-the-autoclave (OAA) vs ovens vs VARTM vs autoclave vs RTM

Carbon fiber market by end use

Aircraft, aerospace and defence

  • Commercial aircraft
  • Regional aircraft
  • Business jet aircraft
  • Military aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles/unmanned aerial systems/unmanned combat aerial vehicles
  • Space
  • Missiles
  • Jet engines
  • Marine defense

Industrial

  • Wind energy
  • Automotive
  • Production methods
  • Demand
  • Developments
  • Rail transportation and vehicles
  • Civil engineering
  • Rebar, grids and wraps
  • Bridges
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Pressure vessels and high-pressure tanks
  • Medical
  • Nuclear centrifuges and flywheels

Sports and leisure

  • Golf equipment
  • Racquets
  • Ski poles and snow boards
  • Fishing rods
  • Bicycles
  • Marine
  • Musical instruments

Carbon fiber market by type

PAN- and pitch-based carbon fiber

Carbon fiber capacity and demand

Carbon fiber to prepreg

Carbon fiber market by region

Regional distribution of carbon fiber capacities

Regional demand for carbon fiber

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Europe

Buy this report

‘The Future of Carbon Fiber to 2017’

Publisher: Smithers Apex Market Intelligence

Published May 2012

Price: £3,950.00

Innovation in Textiles’ readers can get 10% discount on the list price of this report. Please email [email protected] for further details and instructions on how to buy this report.

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