Reportlinker Adds Global Carbon & Graphite Industry

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Carbon & Graphite Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p090594/Global-Carbon--Graphite-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon & Graphite in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Carbon & Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, & Graphite Electrodes), and Other Carbon & Graphite Products (C&G Automotive Brushes, C&G Industrial Brushes & Contacts, C&G Brush Plates, C&G Fibers, C&G Products For Electrical Uses, C&G Products For Mechanical Uses, C&G Products For Aerospace Uses, and C&G Products For Other Uses). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 206 companies including many key and niche players such as Cabot Corporation, Carbone Lorraine, Evonik Degussa GmbH, GrafTech International Ltd., HEG Ltd., Hexcel Corporation, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., Grafil, Inc., Morgan Crucible Company Plc, Morgan Industrial Carbon, Nippon Carbon Co Ltd., SGL Carbon, Showa Denko Carbon K.K, Showa Denko Carbon Inc., Superior Graphite Co., Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax America, Inc., Tokai Carbon Co Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc., and Zoltek Companies, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CARBON & GRAPHITE MCP-2034

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes 4

Carbon Electrodes 4

Graphite Electrodes 4

2. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW 5

Introduction 5

Market Snapshots 5

Graphite Industry: A Global Scenario 6

Table 1: World Graphite Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Reserves in Major Countries-China, Czech

Republic, India, Mexico and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 6

Production Scenario 7

Table 2: World Graphite Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Mine Production by Major Countries-China, India,

Brazil, North Korea, Canada and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Table 3: Global Graphite Market (2005-2009): Annual

Production in Metric Tons by Leading Producers - China,

India, Brazil, North Korea, Canada, Mexico, Ukraine, Sri

Lanka, Madagascar, Czech Republic and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Current and Future Analysis 8

Regional Market Analysis 8

Segmental Analysis 8

C&G Automotive Brushes 8

C&G Industrial Brushes and Contacts 8

C&G Brush Plates 9

C&G Fibers 9

C&G Products for Electrical Uses 9

C&G Products for Mechanical Uses 9

Performance of Carbon and Graphite Industries in the Past 10

Carbon and Graphite Market Prospects Heavily Tied to End-Use

Industries 10

Key Carbon Fiber Players Boosting Production Capacity 10

Table 4: Leading Players in the Global Carbon Fiber Market

(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Toray,

Toho Tenax, Mitsubishi Rayon, Taiwan Plastics, Hexcel,

Cytec, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Asian Countries - Prime Growth Areas 11

Shift towards Asian Countries 11

Developed Regions Exhibit Grim Outlook 12

Major End-Use Industries 12

Raw-Material Intensive 12

Demand to Increase in Specialized End-Use Segments 12

Global Activated Carbon Market 12

Table 5: World Activated Carbon Market (2005 & 2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Country/

Region - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13

Restructuring of the Graphite Electrode Industry 13

A Sneak into Global Carbon Credit and Emissions Market 13

Challenges Loom Over Carbon Trading Market 14

Regulatory Environment 14

Kyoto Protocol-A Initiative to Minimize the Impact of Carbon

Emissions on Environment 14

3. TRENDS & ISSUES 15

Environmental Applications Spur Growth 15

Demand for Carbon Fiber Soars 15

Shift towards Granular Activated Carbon 15

Highly Pure Form of Graphite Gaining Prominence 15

Novel Purification Techniques and Processing Procedures

BoostNatural Graphite Applications 15

China Boosting Graphite Production 16

New Developmental Applications Drive the Market for Heavy-Tow

Carbon Fibers 16

Advance Applications Drive Growth 16

Fuel Cells - Offering High Growth Potential 16

Pressure from Environmental Groups 17

Graphite Electrode Pricing Trends 17

4. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 18

Market Overview of Carbon Black 18

Table 6: World Carbon Black Market (2007): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Annual Volume Consumption by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and

Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 18

Carbon Fiber Market Scenario 18

Table 7: World Market for Carbon Fiber (2005): Consumption in

Metric Tons by Geographic Region for US, Japan, Europe and

Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19

Table 8: World Market for Carbon Fiber (2005): Consumption in

Metric Tons by End-Use Application for Industrial, Aerospace

and Sports Materials (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19

Table 9: World Market for PAN-Based (£ 24K) Carbon Fiber

(2004): Annual Production Capacity in Metric Tons for Toray

Industries, Toho Tenax, Mitsubishi Rayon, SOFICAR, Hexcel,

Cytec, Tenax Fibers, Formosa Plastics, Toray Carbon Fibers

and Grafil (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 20

Table 10: World Market for PAN-Based (>24K) Carbon Fiber

(2004): Annual Production Capacity in Metric Tons for Toho

Carbon Fibers, Zoltek, SGL Technic, Carbon Fiber Technology,

Toray Industries and Ballard Material Products (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 20

Table 11: World Market for MESO Pitch-Based Carbon Fiber

(2004): Annual Production Capacity in Metric Tons for

Mitsubishi Chemical, Cytec and Nippon Graphite (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 21

Graphite Electrodes Production 21

Table 12: Regular/HP Grade Graphite Electrodes Market

Worldwide (2005): Annual Production Capacity in Metric Tons

by Major Countries - China, Russia and Ukraine/ Romania

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 21

Table 13: UHP Grade Graphite Electrodes Market Worldwide

(2005): Annual Production Capacity in Metric Tons by Leading

Players for Graftech International, SGL Carbon, HEG Ltd.,

Graphite India and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 22

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 23

Carbon 23

Properties and Isotopes of Carbon 23

Carbon Compounds 23

Carbon Crystallized from Gas-Fired Process 23

Carbon: Serving the Requirements of Varied Industries 24

Electrical Use of Carbon 24

High-Performance Fibers 24

Carbon Fibers 24

Properties 25

Used with Resins 25

Production 25

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-Based Carbon Fibers 26

Oxidative stabilization 26

Carbonization 26

Graphitization 26

Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers 26

Production Stages 26

Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers 26

Production Stages 26

Classification of Carbon Fibers 27

Classification based on properties of carbon fiber: 27

Classification based on precursor fiber materials: 27

Classification based on heat treatment temperature: 28

Applications of Carbon Fiber 28

Emerging Applications of Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers 28

PAN-Based Carbon Fiber: Steady End-Use Demand 28

Carbon/Carbon Composites: A Part of Carbon Fiber 28

Manufacturing Process 29

Carbon/Carbon Composites Extended Applications 29

Chemical Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites 29

Carbon Matrix Composites (CMC) 30

End-Uses 30

Ballistic Protection Cars 30

Brake Discs 30

Engineered Items 30

Body Armour 30

Merits of Automotive CMC 30

Carbon & Graphite Brushes 31

Carbon Brushes 31

Carbon and Carbon-Graphite Brushes 31

Electro-Graphitic Brushes 31

Natural Graphite Brushes 32

Properties and Applications of Brushes by Type 32

Industry-Wide Applications of Carbon Products 32

Carbon Black 33

Historic Perspective 33

Types of Carbon Black 33

Characterization of Carbon Black 34

Graphite 35

Physical Features 35

Applications/Uses 35

Graphite: One of the Three Forms of Carbon 36

Open Pits and Underground Mines Sources of Graphite 36

End-Use Applications of Graphite 36

Energy Applications of Graphite 36

Expandable Graphite Applications 37

Classification of Graphite 37

Impervious Carbon and Graphite 38

Resin Impregnates Used in Impervious Graphite 38

Applications of Impervious Graphite 38

Artificial Graphite 39

Beneficiation Process 39

Fullerenes 39

Advanced Synthetic Graphite Products 39

Primary Products 40

Machined Specialty Products 40

Grades of Synthetic Graphite 40

ATJ 40

PGW and PGX 40

CS and SLX 40

Expandable or Flexible Graphite 40

Application in Fire Retardants 40

Natural Graphite 41

End-uses of Graphite Specialties 41

Graphite Recycling 41

Graphalloy Contacts 41

Applications of Carbon & Graphite 42

Unique Characteristics of Carbon-Graphite Composites 43

6. PRODUCT SEGMENT ANALYSIS 44

Carbon and Graphite Electrodes 44

Carbon Electrodes 44

Carbon Electrodes Applications 44

Graphite Electrodes 45

Table 14: Standard Properties of Graphite Electrodes (Values

taken at room temperature) 45

Graphite Electrodes Primarily Used in Steel Industry 45

Electric Arc Furnace 46

Application in Fuel Cells 46

Basic Components of Fuel Cells Stack 46

Grades of Graphite Electrodes 46

Production Process of Graphite Electrodes 46

Forming: 47

Baking: 47

Impregnation: 47

Rebaking: 47

Graphitizing: 47

Machining: 47

Other Carbon and Graphite Products 48

Mechanical and Electrical Carbon and Graphite Product Clientele 48

7. AN OVERVIEW OF END-USE APPLICATIONS 50

Carbon and Graphite: Varied Applications 50

Industrial End Uses 50

End Use Industries 50

Table 15: World Carbon Black Market (2006): Percentage Share

Breakdown of End-Use Tires, Rubber Products, Plastics, Ink,

Paints & Coatings and Other Applications (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 16: World Specialty Graphite Market (2005): Percentage

Share Breakdown by End-Use Industry - Semiconductor, Tool

Manufacturing, Metals, High Temperature Processes,

Chemicals, Automotive and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 51

Refractories 51

Special Refractories 52

Semiconductor Industry 52

Aluminum Extrusion and Casting 52

Aluminum Production Scenario 53

Aerospace Industry 53

Industry Structure and Organization 53

Aerobatics and Aircraft Design: A Brief Preview 54

Chemical Industry 54

Glass Industry 54

Ferrous and Non Ferrous Foundries 54

Nuclear Industry 55

Fused Quartz, Silica and Borosilicate Glass Industry 55

Electrical Rotating Machinery 55

High Temperature Furnaces 55

Heat Loss in Furnaces 55

Machining Capabilities 55

Sporting Goods Industry 56

Carbon Fibers in In-line Skates 56

Technology in Tennis 56

Graphite Being Used to Manufacture Racquets 56

Graphite Composites in Hockey Sticks 57

New Sporting Products Using Carbon 57

Two-Piece Golf Balls & Graphite Shafts 57

Automotive Industry 57

Increasing Globalization in the Auto Industry 57

Environmental Friendly Vehicles: Future Generation Vehicles 58

Rubber Industry 58

Synthetic Rubber Types 58

Steel Industry 58

Iron and Steel 59

Categorization of Steel Industry 59

Primary Steel Producers: Target Volume Purchasers 59

Intermediate Steel Producers: Serve as Outsource Processors 59

Specialized Service Centers: Focus on Value-Added Products 59

General Service Centers: Warehousers & Distributors 60

Friction Materials 60

Metal Forming 60

Powder Metal 60

Scenario In Steel Industry 60

Carbon Steel 61

Pencil Industry 61

Trends in the Industry 61

Blurring of Categories and Customers 61

Writing and Marking Instruments: Key Segment in the Office

Supplies Market 61

Characteristic Features of the Office Supplies Market: 61

Multiple Choices 61

Silicon Industry 62

Submerged Arc Furnace 62

Industrial Electrochemical Application 62

Construction Industry 62

Use in Concrete 62

Lubricant Industry 63

Diamond and Graphite: A Comparison 63

Morphological Differences: 63

8. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 64

Japanese Researchers Develop Carbon Brush with Metal Coating 64

US Researchers Develop a Method to Grow Carbon Thin Films 64

Japanese Researchers Develop Carbon Fiber 64

German Researchers Develop Expandable Graphite Intercalation

Compounds Method 64

US Researchers Develop Graphite Sheet Material 64

US Researchers Develop Methods to Produce Graphite 65

Japanese Researcher Develops Metal Graphite Brush 65

Japanese Researchers Invent Process to Produce Artificial

Graphite 65

University of Manchester Develops Carbon Nanosheets 65

US Researchers Invent Graphite Composites 66

9. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 67

Showa Denko Introduces a New Grade of Graphite 67

Metallized Carbon Introduces M-400 and M-106 Carbon-Graphite

Materials 67

China Carbon Graphite Group Introduces Fine Grain Graphite Rods 67

Showa Denko Unveils New Carbon Separators 67

Kaneka Introduces Graphite Sheet with High Thermal Conductivity 68

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 69

GrafTech International Acquires C/G Electrodes and Seadrift Coke 69

BMW Enters Into Joint Venture with SGL 69

Graphit Kropfmuhl Enters into Joint Venture with Extrativa 69

Cytec Engineered Materials and Mitsubishi Rayon Enter into

Collaboration 69

China Carbon Signs LoI to Purchase Chiyu Carbon Graphite Limited 70

Calgon Carbon Obtains Four FLUEPAC Activated Carbon Contracts 70

Hanfeng Evergreen to be Exclusive China Distributor for

CarbonPower 70

Carbone Lorraine Group Obtains Contract for Seawater Filters

from the State Government of Victoria 70

Carbone Lorraine Takes Over Calcarb 71

Helwig Carbon Acquire Electrical Carbon Operation of SGL Carbon 71

Trading Emissions to Collaborate with Leaf Clean Energy 71

Zoltek Inks Agreement with Global Blade Technologies 71

Industrial Technology Research Institute Enters into

Partnership with Spirit Aero Systems 71

Origin Energy Enters Into Agreement with Carbon Conscious 72

Graphite Sales and Superior Graphite Enter into Joint Venture 72

Cabot Expands Production Capacity 72

Brembo Signs Joint Venture Agreement with SGL Group 72

HTC Purenergy Acquires Carbon Rx 73

HRE Performance Wheels Inks Partnership Agreement with Dymag

Racing 73

SGL Group to Manufacture Specialty Carbon Products 73

Goltens Dubai Inks Memorandum of Understanding with Brodrene 73

GrafTech International Receives License from Touchstone

Research for Carbon Foam Tooling Patents 74

SKion Takes Over Equity Interest in SGL Carbon SE 74

AMG Invest Takes Over Outstanding Interest in Graphit 74

Kropfmuhl 74

GS Caltex Enters into Joint Venture with Nippon Oil to

Establish Carbon Plant 74

Hyperion Catalysis International Inks Supply and Licensing

Agreement with Showa Denko 74

Metals USA Holdings Acquires VR Laser 75

SGL to Construct Production Facility for Specialty Carbon

Products 75

Nippon Graphite Fiber to Complete Installation of Novel

Manufacturing Line for Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers 75

ADA-ES Names Crowfoot Development as ADA Carbon Solutions 75

Bayer MaterialScience to Establish Production Facility for

Carbon Nanotubes 76

Airbus Signs Contract with Chinese Partners to Create JV for

A350 and A320 Aircrraft 76

Awabi Acquires CarbonDesk 76

Showa Denko Produces VGCFTM-X- a Novel Grade of Carbon Nanotube 76

Iran Constructs First Carbon-Silicium Manufacturing Facility

in Middle East 76

C-Lock Technology Takes Over Carbon Credit 77

Mozambican Province Signs MoU with Timcal Graphite to Resume

Graphite Production 77

Mitsubishi Rayon Establishes MITSUBISHI RAYON 77

Benteler-SGL-Automotive-Composite Takes Over Fischer Composite 77

HITCO Carbon Composite Enters into Strategic Agreement with

Denel Saab 78

Entegris Acquires Poco Graphite 78

Enable IPC Takes Over Controlling Interest in SolRayo 78

AnaeCo Plans Joint Venture to Reduce Carbon Emission 79

Freestone Partners Takes Over Sunbelt Steel Texas 79

Carbon2Green Completes Reverse Takeover with Laurent Venture

Capital 79

Viterra Inks Supply Agreement with ENMAX Energy 79

Bayer MaterialScience and Brenntag Schweizerhall Sign Agreement 79

Carbone Lorraine Acquires Majority Stake in Calcarb 79

Carbone Lorraine Acquires Xianda 80

Carbone Lorraine Enters into Contracts 80

GrafTech International Acquires Stake in Seadrift Coke from

Falcon Mezzanine 80

Hexcel Enters into Carbon Fiber Supply Contract with Airbus 81

Hexcel Sets Up Carbon Fiber Facility 81

SGL Group Constructs Graphitized Cathode Facility 81

Toray to Set Up Production and Development Base for CFRP 82

Globe Specialty Metals Purchases Majority Interest in Ningxia

Yongvey Coal 82

Ningxia Yonvey Coal Industry Enters into Joint Venture 82

Emerald Hilton Purchases Carbon Black Dispersions Business of

Wolstenholme 82

Unidym and Samsung Electronics Sign Second Agreement 82

CSMG Technologies Takes Over Carbon Capture Technologies 83

Angstron Materials Purchases Manufacturing Facility 83

Johnson Controls, Saft Advanced Power Enters into

Collaboration with Maxwell Technologies 83

Carbon Products Hi-tech Technologies Enters into Joint Venture

with ECS 84

Ontario Graphite Acquires Graphite Assets of iCarbon 84

GDF Suez Inks Carbon Trading Contracts with China Guodian 84

Lockheed Martin Takes Over Business Division of Nantero 84

Sinosteel Takes Over Stake in Jilin Carbon 84

Arabian Oil, Mitsubishi Materials, JFE Engineering and

Mitsubishi to Acquire Stake in Japan CCS 85

ArcelorMittal Purchases Coke Facility from Koppers 85

Sherritt International Collaborates with Norvit 85

Thermo Fisher Scientific Takes Over FIBERLite Centrifuge 85

Arcelormittal to form Joint Venture with Hunan Valin Steel

Tube & Wire And Hunan Valin 85

Graphite India to Increase Graphite Electrode Capacity At

Durgapur 86

Teijin Takes Over GH Craft 86

HEG to Increase Capacity at Mandideep Graphite Plant 86

Toray Industries, Mitsubishi Rayon and Teijin to Jointly

Manufacture Recycled Carbon Fiber 86

Phillips Carbon Black to Collaborate with Vietnam National

Chemical Company 86

Philips Carbon Black Signs Agreement with Danang Rubber, Sao

Vang Rubber and Casumina 86

Goldplat Extends Agreement with Anglogold Ashanti 87

SGL to Establish New Plant 87

CECA to Purchase the Activated Carbon and Regeneration

Business of SNF Italia 87

Mechel Acquires Ductil Steel 87

Century Aluminum Inks Agreement with Guangxi Pingguo

Qiangqiang Carbon 87

Continental Carbon India to Establish New Production Plants 88

Reliance Steel and Aluminium Sells Encore Coils Business Unit

to Samuel Son 88

EcoloCap Solutions Inks Service Agreement with United Best

Technology 88

SGL Carbon Forms a Joint Venture with Benteler Automotive 88

EESTech Acquires Rights to Purenergy CO2 Capture System 89

Blue Source Takes Over Baseline Emissions Management 89

Unidym Expands Manufacturing Operations 89

ACC Resources Enters into a Supply Agreement with IMI

Industrial Minerals 89

iCarbon to Divest its Graphite Assets 90

Cabot Closes Carbon Black Production Plant in Virginia 90

SGL Group to Expand Malaysian Site into a Fully Integrated

Graphitized Hub 90

11. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 91

Cabot to Expand Carbon Black Production Capacity 91

Mitsubishi Rayon Launches New Carbon Fiber PYROFIL Series 91

SGL Group Enters into JV with Benteler 91

SGL Group Acquires epo GmbH 91

SGL Group to Establish New Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Plant

in Scotland 91

Zoltek Signs Long-Term Carbon Fiber Agreement with DeWind 92

Evonik Acquires Outstanding Stake in Degussa Engineered Carbons 92

Columbian Chemicals Acquires Shandong Haihua Carbon Black 92

Symmetry Holdings Acquires Novamerican Steel 92

Ashmore Energy Acquires Additional Stake in Gas Transboliviano 92

Siemens Water Technologies Acquires Envirotrol 92

Woodside Capital Partners Acquires Assets of Hamilton Specialty 92

Keystone Consolidated Industries Acquires CaluMetals 93

Arrowhead Research Acquires Carbon Nanotechnologies 93

SGL Carbon Acquires Stake in Carbon Fiber Technology 93

SGL Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Shanxi Quanhai Graphite 93

SGL Carbon to Increase Carbon Fiber Capacity 93

SGL Carbon Bags Dreamliner Contract 93

Nippon Carbon to Begin Mass Production of Large Graphite

Electrodes 93

Toyo Tanso to Increase Isotropic Graphite Capacity 94

SGL Carbon to Increase Capacity of Graphitized Cathode 94

SGL Carbon to Start a New Distribution Centre 94

Showa Denko to Increase Graphite Electrode Capacity 94

SGL Carbon to Setup Plant in Malaysia 94

TIMCAL Acquires Stake in Chinese Firm 94

Tokai Carbon Buys Major Stake in CIP Group 95

Ibiden Invests in Equipment Upgrade Project 95

12. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 96

Cabot Corporation (US) 96

Carbone Lorraine (France) 96

Evonik Degussa GmbH (Germany) 97

GrafTech International Ltd. (US) 97

HEG Ltd. (India) 99

Hexcel Corporation (US) 99

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) 99

Grafil, Inc. (US) 99

Morgan Crucible Company Plc (UK) 100

Morgan Industrial Carbon (Australia) 100

Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) 101

SGL Carbon (Germany) 101

Showa Denko K.K (Japan) 101

Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. (US) 102

Superior Graphite Co. (US) 102

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. (Japan) 102

Toho Tenax America, Inc. (US) 103

Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) 103

Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) 104

Zoltek Companies, Inc. (US) 104

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 105

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite by Geographic Region-US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 18: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 106

Table 19: World 11-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes by Geographic Region- US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 21: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 22: World 11-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 110

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes by Product Segment- Carbon

Electrodes and Graphite Electrodes Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 24: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Product Segment- Carbon Electrodes and Graphite

Electrodes Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Table 25: World 11-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Carbon Electrodes and Graphite Electrodes Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 112

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Electrodes by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 27: World Historic Review for Carbon Electrodes by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 114

Table 28: World 11-Year Perspective for Carbon Electrodes by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Graphite Electrodes by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 30: World Historic Review for Graphite Electrodes by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 117

Table 31: World 11-Year Perspective for Graphite Electrodes by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Other Carbon & Graphite Products by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 33: World Historic Review for Other Carbon & Graphite

Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 34: World 11-Year Perspective for Other Carbon &

Graphite Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 121

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Other Carbon & Graphite Products by Product Segment - C&G

Automotive Brushes, C&G Industrial Brushes & Contacts, C&G

Brush Plates, C&G Fibers, C&G Products for Electrical Uses,

C&G Products for Mechanical Uses, C&G Products for Aerospace

Uses, and C&G Products for Other Uses Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 36: World Historic Review for Other Carbon & Graphite

Products by Product Segment - C&G Automotive Brushes, C&G

Industrial Brushes & Contacts, C&G Brush Plates, C&G Fibers,

C&G Products for Electrical Uses, C&G Products for Mechanical

Uses, C&G Products for Aerospace Uses, and C&G Products for

Other Uses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 37: World 11-Year Perspective for Other Carbon &

Graphite Products by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for C&G Automotive Brushes, C&G Industrial

Brushes & Contacts, C&G Brush Plates, C&G Fibers, C&G Products

for Electrical Uses, C&G Products for Mechanical Uses, C&G

Products for Aerospace Uses, and C&G Products for Other Uses

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 124

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Automotive Brushes by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 39: World Historic Review for C&G Automotive Brushes by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 40: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Automotive Brushes

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Industrial Brushes & Contacts by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 42: World Historic Review for C&G Industrial Brushes &

Contacts by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 43: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Industrial Brushes &

Contacts by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 130

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Brush Plates by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 45: World Historic Review for C&G Brush Plates by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 132

Table 46: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Brush Plates by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Fibers by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 48: World Historic Review for C&G Fibers by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 49: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Fibers by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010

and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Products for Electrical Uses by Geographic Region- US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 51: World Historic Review for C&G Products for

Electrical Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 52: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Products for

Electrical Uses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Products for Mechanical Uses by Geographic Region- US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 54: World Historic Review for C&G Products for

Mechanical Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 55: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Products for

Mechanical Uses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 142

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Products for Aerospace Uses by Geographic Region- US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2007 through

2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 57: World Historic Review for C&G Products for Aerospace

Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 58: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Products for

Aerospace Uses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for C&G

Products for Other Uses by Geographic Region- US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 60: World Historic Review for C&G Products for Other

Uses by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 61: World 11-Year Perspective for C&G Products for Other

Uses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

14. THE UNITED STATES 149

A.Market Analysis 149

Market Outlook 149

Carbon Black Market 149

Table 62: US Carbon Black Market (2008): Annual Production

of Select Players-Sid Richardson Carbon, Evonik, Cabot

Corp, Continental Carbon and Columbian Chemicals

(Production in Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 149

Graphite Overview 150

Table 63: US Graphite Market (2008): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Sales by End-Use for Refractories,

Steel Making, Brake Linings and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Consumption and Import and Export Market: Historic Review 150

Natural Graphite Consumption 150

Table 64: Consumption of Natural Graphite in the US

(2000-2005) (Volume in Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Graphite Trade 151

Table 65: Imports and Exports Volume of Natural Graphite

in US (2000-2005) (In Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 152

Table 66: Imports and Exports Value of Natural Graphite in

US (2000-2005) (In US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 152

Exports of Natural and Synthetic Graphite 153

Table 67: Natural and Synthetic Graphite Market in US

(2004 & 2005): Exports by Country - France, Canada, Japan,

United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, China, Mexico, Brazil,

Hong Kong, Netherlands, Taiwan and Others (Volume in

Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 68: Natural Graphite Market in US (2004 & 2005):

Exports by Country - United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong,

Canada, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Brazil,

Netherlands, China, France and Others (Volume in Metric

Tons; Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 154

Table 69: Synthetic Graphite Market in US (2004 & 2005):

Exports by Country - France, Canada, Japan, Republic of

Korea, China, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Netherlands,

Taiwan, Hong Kong and Others (Volume in Metric Tons; Value

in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Imports of Natural Graphite 156

Table 70: Natural Graphite Market in the US (2004 & 2005):

Imports by Country - China, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Sri

Lanka, Japan, Madagascar, United Kingdom, Germany, India

and Others (Volume in Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 71: Crystalline Flake and Flake Dust Graphite Market

in US (2004 & 2005): Imports by Country - China, Canada,

Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, India, Germany, United Kingdom

and Others (Volume in Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand) 157

Table 72: Amorphous Graphite Market in US (2004 & 2005):

Imports by Country -China, Japan and Mexico (Volume in

Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand) 157

Table 73: Other Natural Crude; High-Purity; Expandable

Graphite Market in US (2004 & 2005): Imports by Country-

Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Brazil and

Others (Volume in Metric Tons; Value in US$ Thousand)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 74: Graphite Electrodes Market in US (2004 & 2005):

Imports by Country -Mexico, Japan, China, Canada, Germany,

Brazil and Others (Volume in Metric Tons; Value in US$

Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

End Uses 159

Market Trends 160

Graphite Prices 161

Technological Developments in Graphite 161

Graphite Refractory in the US 161

Table 75: Natural Graphite Market in the US (2005):

Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales by End-Use -

Steelmaking, Refractories, Brake linings, Foundries,

Rubber, Powdered metals and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 162

Table 76: US Market for Synthetic Graphite Applications

(2004 & 2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value

Shipments by End-Use - Electrodes, Cloth and Fibers,

High-Modulus Fibers, Unmachined Graphite Shapes and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 77: US Consumption of Crystalline and Amorphous

(2005): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by

End-Use Application - Brake linings, Refractories,

Foundries, Rubber, Powdered Metals and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Carbon and Graphite in Battery and Fuel Cell Materials Market 164

Overview of Carbon Black Market 165

Table 78: Carbon Black Market in the US: Demand Trends

2004-2006(In Million Metric Tons) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 165

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