The global carbon fiber market is projected to reach USD 8.00 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 10.8%, from 2016 to 2026.
Carbon fiber offers excellent strength, is light weight, has low specific gravity, excellent modulus of elasticity, high corrosion resistance, and high moldability, among others. Thus, the use of carbon fiber based composites is increasing in various end-use industries such as, aerospace & defense, automotive, wind energy, and others. The growing need for light weight & strong alternative materials in the aerospace & automotive industries is one of the major drivers for the carbon fiber market.
The global carbon fiber market is segmented into, end-user industry type, product type, raw material type, form, and region. The aerospace & defense end-use application has been estimated to have the largest market share in terms of value & volume in 2016. This is due to the established and proven applications of carbon fiber based composite parts in aircraft applications. The automobile market is projected to grow at a higher rate due to the acceptance of carbon fiber based composites in sports and luxury cars.
The carbon fiber market, by raw material is segmented into, pan-based, pitch-based, and rayon-based carbon fiber. Pan-based carbon fiber holds the largest market share both, in terms of value & volume, due to its high yield and better processing properties. Carbon fibers are used in composite and non-composite forms in various applications. The composite segment led the global carbon fiber market by form in 2016.
North America is projected to be the largest and the fastest-growing region in the carbon fiber market during the forecast period. This is due to the presence of large aircraft manufacturing & defense companies in the region. The high prices of carbon fiber and insufficient production capacities are restraining market growth.
The high price of carbon fiber is acting as a major restraint in its usage in the automotive end-user industry. It is presently used in racing cars and some high-end sports cars. If the cost of carbon fiber lowers, it will be used on a much larger scale in automobiles.
- Bluestar Fibers Company Ltd
- Carbon Mods
- Cytec Industries Inc.
- Formosa Plastic Corporation
- Hexcel Corporation
- Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited
- Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
- Nippon Graphite Fiber Corporation
- OJSC Svetlogorskkhimvolokno
- SGL Group
- Taekwang Industries Co Ltd.
- Tejin Limited
- Toray Industries Inc.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights
5 Market Overview
6 Macro Economic Overview and Key Trends
7 Carbon Fiber Market, by Raw Material
8 Carbon Fiber Market, by Product Type
9 Carbon Fiber Market, by Form
10 Carbon Fiber Market, by End-Use Industry
11 Regional Analysis
12 Competitive Landscape
13 Company Profiles
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