Advanced Structural Carbon Products: Fibers, Foams & Composites

 Published On: Jan, 2016 |    No of Pages: 194 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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The U.S. market for advanced structural carbon materials totaled $2.3 billion in 2014. The market should reach over $2.4 billion in 2015 and $3.3 billion in 2020, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

-An overview of the market for advanced structural carbon products, defined in this report to include all types of carbon fibers, carbon foams, monolithic structural graphite, carbon-reinforced carbon composites, and certain graphene materials.
-Analyses of market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
-Evaluations of current consumption and future demand for these materials for the United States and other major geographic markets.
-Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
-Discussion of trends in technology and the impact of governmental regulations.
-Profiles of major players in the market.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The overall goal of this study is to provide a comprehensive understanding of advances in structural carbon materials manufacturing, their commercial applications, and worldwide markets. For the purposes of this report, these materials are defined to include all types of carbon fibers, carbon foams, monolithic structural graphite, carbon-reinforced carbon composites and certain graphene materials.

Specific objectives of the study include describing the major types of structural carbon materials, including key physical and chemical properties, raw materials and manufacturing processes. Commercial applications in which these materials are used will be discussed.

Present consumption and future demand for these materials will be evaluated for the United States and other major geographical markets. Trends in technology will be analyzed and forecasted. The impact of governmental regulations will be assessed. The dynamics of the structural carbons industry will be outlined along with profiles of key manufacturers.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

This study is an update of an earlier BCC report that was published in 2013. 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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Over the next half-decade, significant change will take place in global structural carbon products and applications. Technological advances in improving structure-property relationships of advanced carbon materials and breakthroughs in the manufacturing processes, resulting in lower costs, will lead to novel applications. This study analyzes the driving forces that will shape the structural carbons industry over next few years.

Consequently, the information presented in this study should be useful to:

-Members of the financial community who must understand, assess and rate the effect of forthcoming changes in the structural carbons industry based upon the financial performance of the companies active in this market segment.
-Chief executive officers who must effectively manage the assets of their company so as to benefit from forthcoming changes in the structural carbons industry.
-Directors of planning who must incorporate anticipated changes in the structural carbons industry into corporate planning documents.
-Directors of manufacturing who must implement new structural carbons technology and products into their operations.
Directors of engineering, research and development who must incorporate the latest in structural carbons technology and products into their designs and projects.
-Decision makers at major structural carbons consumers, such as the Department of Defense contractors involved in aerospace and aircraft manufacturing.
-Executives at companies engaged in developing competitive materials and technologies such as other reinforcement fibers such as Kevlar or composites manufactured with other matrix materials such as ceramics or metal.

SCOPE OF REPORT

This report covers technological, economic and business conditions in the structural carbons industry. Although this report is primarily a study of the U.S. market, analysis, forecasts are also provided for global markets. 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 2020. The driving forces in the industry and the structure of the industry are also examined. International aspects of the structural carbons industry are discussed with respect to all the geographic regions and type of structural carbon material. Lastly, brief profiles of the major manufacturers are presented.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

The report’s findings and conclusions are based on information gathered from a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including vendors, users, and engineering and consulting firms. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases to produce the projections contained in this report.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2014. With 2014 as a baseline, market projections were developed for 2015 to 2020. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among industry sources, combined with BCC’s understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : U.S. MARKET FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY USER SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : U.S. MARKET FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: INDUSTRY AND MARKETS OVERVIEW 6 $278
UNITED STATES MARKET
GLOBAL MARKETS
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Chapter- 4: TECHNICAL OVERVIEW 74 $3430
INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS
IMPORTANCE OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
CARBON FIBERS
CARBON FOAMS
STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE
CARBON-CARBON STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES
GRAPHENE

Chapter- 5: COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS 68 $3152
CARBON FIBER APPLICATIONS
CARBON FOAM APPLICATIONS
STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE APPLICATIONS
CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES APPLICATIONS
STRUCTURAL GRAPHENE APPLICATIONS
MARKETS FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBONS

Chapter- 6: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND MARKET DRIVERS 14 $649
MARKETS FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS
MARKET DRIVERS
COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES IN THE STRUCTURAL CARBONS INDUSTRY

Chapter- 7: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS ANALYSIS 3 $139
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ANALYSIS
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT TRENDS

Chapter- 8: INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF STRUCTURAL CARBONS BUSINESS 3 $139
Table 35 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS BY TYPE, 2014
Figure 19 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS BY TYPE, 2014
Table 36 : GLOBAL STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020

Chapter- 9: PROFILES OF MANUFACTURERS 20 $927
U.S. MANUFACTURERS
INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURERS

List of Tables

Summary Table : U.S. MARKET FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY USER SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : DEPENDENCE OF CARBON FIBER PROPERTIES ON RAW MATERIALS
Table 2 : STRUCTURAL 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 : U.S. SPACE VEHICLE MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 13 : U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : U.S. MISSILE SHIPMENTS, THROUGH- 2020
Table 15 : DELIVERIES OF LARGE U.S.-MADE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 16 : CONSUMPTION OF CARBON-FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES IN U.S.-MADE COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS
Table 17 : U.S. WIND POWER CAPACITY, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : U.S. PRODUCTION OF WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES, THROUGH 2020
Table 19 : U.S. MARKET FOR CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE GOLF CLUBS, THROUGH 2020
Table 20 : U.S. SHIPMENTS OF CARBON FIBER FISHING RODS, THROUGH-2020
Table 21 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF CARBON FIBERS BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : U.S. MARKET FOR CARBON FIBERS BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 23 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF CARBON FOAM, THROUGH 2020
Table 24 : U.S. CARBON FOAM MARKET BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : TYPICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GRAPHITE BEARINGS
Table 26 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : U.S. MARKET FOR STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 28 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 29 : U.S. MARKET FOR CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : POSSIBLE TYPES OF GRAPHENE COMPOSITES AND THEIR PROPERTIES
Table 31 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF STRUCTURAL GRAPHENE BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 32 : U.S. CONSUMPTION OF STRUCTURAL CARBONS BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : U.S. MARKET FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 34 : PATENTS ISSUED TO LEADING MANUFACTURES IN STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY, 1996-SEPTEMBER, 2015
Table 35 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS BY TYPE, 2014
Table 36 : GLOBAL STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020

List of Figures

Summary Figure : U.S. MARKET FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY USER SEGMENT, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : U.S. MARKET FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBONS BY TYPE, 2014
Figure 2 : PROJECTED GROWTH RATE IN U.S. STRUCTURAL CARBONS MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 3 : GLOBAL ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS MARKET BY TYPE, 2014
Figure 4 : GLOBAL STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014
Figure 5 : SCHEMATIC OF MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE
Figure 6 : CRYSTALLINE STRUCTURE OF GRAPHITE
Figure 7 : REPRESENTATION OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Figure 8 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON FIBER BY INDUSTRY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 9 : U.S. MARKET SHARE FOR CARBON FIBER BY INDUSTRY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 10 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON FOAM BY INDUSTRY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 11 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE BY INDUSTRY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 12 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES BY INDUSTRY, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 13 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF STRUCTURAL CARBONS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 14 : U.S. MARKET SHARE FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON PRODUCTS BY TYPE, 2014 VS. 2020
Figure 15 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON FIBER BY LEADING SUPPLIERS, 2014
Figure 16 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON FOAM BY LEADING SUPPLIERS, 2014
Figure 17 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF STRUCTURAL GRAPHITE BY LEADING SUPPLIERS, 2014
Figure 18 : U.S. CONSUMPTION SHARE OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES BY LEADING SUPPLIERS, 2014
Figure 19 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR STRUCTURAL CARBON MATERIALS BY TYPE, 2014

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