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The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes to 2024

Once the most promising of all nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are in danger of being usurped in conductive applications by graphene and in composites by nanocellulose. However, CNTs are likely to remain competitive. Transparent conductors and transistors represent the most potentially lucrative medium-long term markets. CNTs are widely viewed as viable candidates as alternatives to ITO in transparent conductors. Production capacities for CNTs have been scaled up considerably over the last few years and currently exceed several thousand tons per year. Companies such as CNano and Arkema can produce hundreds of tons of nanotubes per year. Prices of Multi-walled Nanotubes (MWNT) now range from $45-100 per kg, depending on quality, with Chinese manufacturers offering MWNTs at lower prices. Single-walled Nanotubes (SWNT) are currently too expensive for widespread application but are expected to make a significant impact in electronics applications by 2020, and price has decreased as production capabilities have improved. As well as their expected impact in electronics, they are also promising candidates in anti-bacterial and medical applications.

This 233 page report maps the current and future market for carbon nanotubes and includes:

  • Market revenue estimates for carbon nanotubes to 2024
  • Products and applications
  • End user markets including in-depth analysis of transparent conductive thin film, displays, composites, coatings, batteries, biomedicine, supercapacitors, adhesives, filtration, catalysts, textiles and sensors.
  • Company profiles including product descriptions, types of CNTs produced, markets and contact details.

Table of Contents

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2 REPORT METHODOLOGY

3 INTRODUCTION

  • Types
  • Properties
  • Advantages
  • Materials
  • Production methods

4 APPLICATIONS

  • High volume applications
  • Low volume applications
  • Novel applications

5 PRODUCTION METHODS

6 PRODUCTION VOLUMES AND GLOBAL DEMAND 2010-2024

  • Markets
  • Regional demand
  • Prices

7 COMPETING AGAINST GRAPHENE

8 2-D NANOMATERIALS

9 INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2014

10 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

  • Li-ion batteries
  • CNT anodes
  • CNT cathodes
  • Supercapacitors
  • Fuel cells
  • Thermoelectricity
  • Photovoltaics
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

11 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE AEROSPACE SECTOR

  • Aerospace composites
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Aerospace sensors
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

12 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

  • Automotive composites
  • Automotive coatings
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

13 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE BIOMEDICAL SECTOR

  • Medical implants
  • Drug delivery
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

14 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE COATINGS SECTOR

  • Anti-corrosion coatings
  • Conductive coatings
  • Anti-bacterial coatings
  • Anti-bacterial coatings
  • Anti-icing coatings
  • Anti-fouling coatings
  • Flame-retardant coatings
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

15 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE COMPOSITES SECTOR

  • Polymer reinforcement
  • Construction
  • Military
  • Wind turbines
  • Sporting goods
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

16 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE ELECTRONICS SECTOR

  • Transparent conductors
  • Conductive inks
  • Transistors and integrated circuits
  • Memory devices
  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Research and development news 2013-2014
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

17 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE SENSORS SECTOR

  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

18 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE ADHESIVES SECTOR

  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

19 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE FILTRATION SECTOR

  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

20 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE CATALYSTS SECTOR

  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Current global market size for target markets
  • Product developers

21 CARBON NANOTUBES IN THE TEXTILES SECTOR

  • Market drivers
  • Applications and estimated time to market
  • Stage of development
  • Product developers

22 PRODUCER PROFILES

TABLES & FIGURES

  • Table 1: Market summary for carbon nanotubes-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, market challenges, market estimates, global consumption, main applications
  • Table 2: SWNTs-Markets, applications and current global market
  • Table 3: MWNTs-Markets, applications and current global market
  • Figure 1: Conceptual diagram of SWNTs and MWNTs
  • Figure 2: Double-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Figure 3: Schematic of carbon nanohorns
  • Table 4: Comparative properties of graphene with nanoclays and CNTs
  • Table 5: Annual demand for carbon nanotubes, tons, conservative and optimistic estimates
  • Table 6: Carbon nanotube prices
  • Table 7: Annual production capacities of main carbon nanotube producers
  • Figure 4: Silicene schematic
  • Figure 5: STM image of silicene
  • Figure 6: Graphdiyne structure
  • Figure 7: Schematic of graphdiyne hydrogen membrane
  • Figure 8: Structure of 2D molybdenum disulfide
  • Figure 9: Schematic of molybdenum disulfide incorporated into an electronics circuit
  • Figure 10: Schematic of molybdenum disulfide microchip
  • Figure 11: Graphane schematic
  • Figure 12: Germanane schematic
  • Table 8: Addressable global market size for CNTs in batteries
  • Figure 13: Nano-lithium battery
  • Table 9: Global revenue estimates for the energy market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 10: Global revenue estimates for the aerospace and aviation market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 11: Global revenue estimates for the automotive market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 12: Global revenue estimates for the medical and life sciences market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 13: Global revenue estimates for the coatings market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 14: Global revenue estimates for the composites market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 15: Properties of materials for transparent conducting films
  • Table 16: Global revenue estimates for the electronics market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 17: Global revenue estimates for the sensors market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 18: Global revenue estimates for the adhesives market impacted by CNTs
  • Table 19: Global revenue estimates for the catalysts market impacted by CNTs
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