Market Research Report - 213475
The Global market for Carbon Nanotubes to 2025
|Published by||Future Markets, Inc.|
|Published||Content info||265 Pages|
Once the most promising of all nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) face stiff competition in conductive applications from graphene and other 2D materials and in composites from nanocellulose. However, after considerable research efforts, real CNT products are coming to the market. Transparent conductors (TCs), battery additives and transistors represent the most promising markets for CNTs. CNTs are widely viewed as viable candidates as alternatives to indium tin oxide (ITO) in TCs and SWNTs are a leading candidate to replace silicon in transistors.
First generation multi-walled nanotubes (MWNT) products include composite additives for automotive parts, sporting goods, boat hulls and water filter membranes. Super-aligned carbon nanotube arrays, films and yarns have found begun to find application in consumer electronics, batteries, sensors, heaters, filters, the chemical industry, and biomedical applications. Recent applications include CNT TEM grids and CNT touch panels. Limited-volume applications are as scanning probe tips, in drug delivery research, thermal management and biosensors (mainly for R& D purposes). Single-walled nanotube (SWNT) products are expected to hit the market over the next 1-2 years. In May 2014, OCSiAl and Zeon Corporation both announced plans to significantly increase SWNT production, and applications such as SWNT super-capacitors and composites are anticipated. Advances in CNT synthesis, purification and chemical modification are enabling integration of CNTs in thin-film electronics and large-area coatings.