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The Global market for Carbon Nanotubes to 2025

Carbon nanotubes market

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.

Carbon nanotubes products

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.

Report contents include:

  • Carbon nanotubes market developments 2013-2015
  • ENERGY: Carbon nanotubes market in energy applications, including market drivers, stage of commercialization and product developers.
  • AEROSPACE: Carbon nanotubes market in aerospace applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • AUTOMOTIVE: Carbon nanotubes market in automotive applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • BIOMEDICAL: Carbon nanotubes market in biomedica applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • COATINGS: Carbon nanotubes market in coatings applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • COMPOSITES: Carbon nanotubes market in composites applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • ELECTRONICS: Carbon nanotubes market in electronics applications market, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • SENSORS: Carbon nanotubes market in sensors applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • FILTRATION: Carbon nanotubes market in filtration applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • ADHESIVES: Carbon nanotubes market in adhesives applications including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • CATALYSTS: Carbon nanotubes market in catalysts applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • TEXTILES: Carbon nanotubes market in textiles applications, including technology roadmap, applications and companies.
  • COMPANIES Producers, application developers and OEMs in the carbon nanotubes market. Profiles include Arkema, Nanocyl, Showa Denko, SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc., Thomas Swan and many more.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. REPORT METHODOLOGY

3. INTRODUCTION

  • Multi-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Double-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Carbon nanohorns

4. APPLICATIONS

  • High volume applications
  • Low volume applications
  • Novel applications
  • CNT composites
  • CNT coatings
  • Transparent conductive films

5. PRODUCTION METHODS

6. PRODUCTION VOLUMES

  • Market demands
  • Regional demand
  • SWNT production
  • Prices

7. NANOTUBES vs. GRAPHENE

8. OTHER 2D MATERIALS

9. NANOTUBES INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS 2013-2015

10. CNTs IN THE ENERGY MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Li-ion batteries
  • Photovoltaics
  • Fuel cells
  • Supercapacitors
  • Oil & Gas
  • Product and application developers

11. CNTs IN THE AEROSPACE MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Composites
  • Coatings
  • Product and application developers

12. CNTs IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Composites
  • Coatings
  • Product and application developers

13. CNTs IN THE MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE MARKETS

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Drug delivery
  • Medical implants
  • Bioimaging
  • Product and application developers

14. CNTs IN THE COATINGS MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Anti-corrosion coatings
  • Anti-bacterial coatings
  • ESD and EMI coatings
  • Anti-icing coatings
  • Anti-fouling coatings
  • Flame retardant coatings
  • Product and application developers

15. CNTs IN THE COMPOSITES MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Construction
  • Military
  • Sporting goods
  • Wind turbines
  • Product and application developers

16. CNTs IN THE ELECTRONICS MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Transparent conductive films
  • Conductive inks
  • Field-effect transistors/CMOS transistors
  • Memory devices
  • Product and application developers

17. CNTs IN THE SENSORS MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Target markets
  • Biosensors
  • Chemical sensors
  • Product and application developers

18. CNTs IN THE FILTRATION MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Water filtration
  • Gas separation
  • Product and application developers

19. CNTs IN THE ADHESIVES MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Product and application developers

20. CNTs IN THE CATALYSTS MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Product and application developers

21. CNTs IN THE TEXTILES MARKET

  • Market drivers
  • Relevant CNT properties
  • Product and application developers

22. PRODUCERS, APPLICATION DEVELOPERS AND OEM PROFILES

TABLES & FIGURES

  • Table 1: Applications of carbon nanotubes at varying stages of commercial development
  • Table 2: Market summary for carbon nanotubes
  • Table 3: SWNTs-Markets, applications and current global market
  • Table 4: MWNTs-Markets, applications and current global market
  • Figure 1: Conceptual diagram of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) (A) and multi-walled carbon nano- tubes (MWNT) (B) showing typical dimensions of length, width, and separation distance between graphene layers in MWNTs
  • Figure 2: Double-walled carbon nanotube bundle cross-section micrograph and model
  • Table 5: Properties of carbon nanotubes
  • Figure 3: Schematic representation of carbon nanohorns.
  • Table 6: Comparative properties of graphene with nanoclays and carbon nanotubes
  • Table 7: Carbon nanotubes production methods
  • Table 8: Annual demand for carbon nanotubes, tons, conservative and optimistic estimates
  • Table 9: Carbon nanotube prices
  • Table 10: Annual production capacity of main carbon nanotubes producers
  • Table 11: Properties of carbon materials
  • Figure 4: Graphene can be rolledup into a carbon nanotube, wrapped into a fullerene, and stacked into graphite.
  • Table 12: Comparative properties of graphene with nanoclays and carbon nanotubes
  • Figure 5: Phosphorene structure.
  • Table 13: Comparative analysis of graphene and other 2-D nanomaterials
  • Figure 6: Silicene structure
  • Figure 7: Structure of 2D molybdenum disulfide
  • Figure 8: Atomic force microscopy image of a representative MoS2 thin-film transistor
  • Figure 9: Schematic of the molybdenum disul- fide (MoS2) thin-film sensor with the deposited molecules that create additional charge.
  • Figure 10: Molybdenum disulfide sheets to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
  • Figure 11: Schematic cross-section view of atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide contacted by graphene, and encapsulated between layers of insulating hexagonal boron nitride
  • Figure 12: Structure of hexagonal boron nitride
  • Figure 13: Periodic arrays of cone-shaped hex- agonal boron nitride (hBN) nanoantennas
  • Figure 14: Schematic of germanane
  • Figure 15: Graphdiyne structure
  • Figure 16: Schematic of Graphane crystal
  • Figure 17: Crystal structure for stanene (2D-Sn)
  • Table 14: Comparison of properties of WSe2 and MoS2
  • Figure 18: Schematic of tungsten diselenide
  • Figure 19: Schematic of a monolayer of rhenium disulphide
  • Table 15: CNTs in the energy market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Figure 20: Nano Lithium X Battery
  • Table 16: CNTs in the aerospace market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 17: CNTs in the automotive market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 18: CNTs in the medicine and healthcare market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 19: CNTs in the coatings market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 20: CNTs in the composites market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 21: CNTS in the electronics market-applications, applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Figure 21: Nanotube inks (Nanointegris).
  • Figure 22: CNT transparent conductive film formed on glass and schematic diagram of its structure.
  • Figure 23: Thin film transistor incorporating CNTs (Toray).
  • Table 22: CNTs in the sensors market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 23: CNTs in the filtration market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 24: CNTs in the adhesives market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable market size
  • Table 25: Carbon nanotubes market supply chain
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