Reportlinker Adds Emerging Carbon Fiber Applications: August 2009

Jan 07, 2010, 11:11 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Emerging Carbon Fiber Applications: August 2009

The carbon fiber industry has proven itself on the basis of high performance, low weight and excellent strength characteristics. The demand for carbon fiber has been steadily growing since the launch of fiber in the market around forty years ago and emerging and future applications is likely to drive the carbon fiber applications market.

As per the study, the new market for carbon fiber is consumer durables industry and the major market movers are mobile phones and laptop cases. High specific strength and resistance to chemical attack has lead to carbon fiber use in diverse applications. Carbon fiber components are cost effective, weight savings lead to cost reduction and durability leads to longer life. The carbon fiber market is growing with good rate. According to Lucintel Analyst, Navin Tamrakar: The key success factors for carbon fiber are joint development of new applications and entry in new markets like India and China.

According to Lucintel, carbon fiber cost, availability and component manufacturing technology are the greatest challenges in the industry. The carbon fiber component/structure processing technology is patented by few companies. It hampers the proliferation of carbon fiber applications. Long term supply agreements are also threat to the industry as they lock the opportunity for other players. One of the major threats is entry of new players. The expected carbon fiber production capacity is more than 3000 MTPA in 2010. There are some applications which are at the verge of commercialization. These applications will require a good amount of carbon fiber. There are few applications which are at prototype stage. They will require the joint development with the users or certain government organizations to make them commercialize.

This detailed 277 page research report contains Carbon Fiber Snapshot, Nuclear Centrifuge Rotor Tubes, Consumer Electronics, Offshore Oil and Gas Applications, Wind Energy, Automotive Applications, Construction Industry, High Pressure Tanks, Fuel Cell, Medical and Biomedical Applications, Commercial Aerospace, Recent and Future Applications and many other elements all of which can help you make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace.

Features of This Report:

To make informed business, investment, or strategic decisions, professionals need timely and accurate information. This is a vital reference guide for the carbon fiber producers, CFRP component manufacturers also the companies which are using alloys or metals but wants to switch for CFRP.

- Carbon fiber potential for emerging applications.

- Key application details with fully illustrated diagrams and pictures.

- Technology roadmap for each application.

- Growth drivers and challenges and their impact

- Market opportunities for various applications such as civil construction, automotive, consumer goods, wind blade, nuclear centrifuges and others.

- Size of the opportunity in a particular application.

- Key success factors for carbon fiber across each application

To order this report:

Fiber Industry: Emerging Carbon Fiber Applications: August 2009

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