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PUBLISHER: Ken Research Private Limited | PRODUCT CODE: 1163364

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PUBLISHER: Ken Research Private Limited | PRODUCT CODE: 1163364

Global Carbon Fiber Market Size, Segments, Outlook, and Revenue Forecast 2022-2028 by Raw Material, By Type, Tow Size, End-User Region

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Market Overview:

Carbon atoms make up the majority of carbon fibers, which have a diameter of 5 to 10 micrometers. High stiffness, good tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high-temperature tolerance, and minimal thermal expansion are only a few benefits of carbon fibers. Due to these qualities, carbon fiber is particularly common in the fields of motorsports, aircraft, civil engineering, military, and other competitive sports. They are relatively expensive compared to fibers similar to them, like glass or plastic fibers.

According to Ken Research Analysis, the Global Carbon Fiber Market was valued at ~US$ 3 billion in 2017. It is estimated to be ~US$ 4 billion by 2022 and is expected to reach a market size of ~US$ 7 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of ~10% during the forecast period (2022-2028) driven by rising demand from the aerospace and automotive industries.

Due to the increased need for electricity and increased cost-effectiveness, wind turbines are being built or planned with larger rotor diameters (energy cost). Due to their high strength, stiffness, and low density, carbon fiber-based composites play a significant role in wind turbines. They can be utilized to create rotor blade structures that are svelte, aerodynamically effective, and rigid enough to sustain high stresses. Wind turbine blades constructed of carbon fiber are 25% lighter than those made of conventional fiberglass.

Although manufacturers are concentrating on making inexpensive carbon fibers, mass production and commercialization will take some time. Carbon fiber prices must be reduced by mass production if they are to compete with PAN fibers. Due to its high price, carbon fiber's uses are currently limited.

Production declined as a result of COVID-19 across several industries, including the automobile, building, and aerospace sectors. The COVID-19 epidemic has had a significant negative impact on the worldwide automotive supply industry. The majority of the world's auto manufacturing and sales have abruptly stopped. Additionally, COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on the aerospace and defense sector, a significant end-user of the carbon fiber market, in 2020.

Scope of the Report

The Carbon Fiber Market is segmented by raw material, type, tow size, and end-user. In addition, the report also covers market size and forecasts for the four region's Carbon Fiber Markets. The revenue used to size and forecast the market for each segment is US$ billion.

By Raw Material

PAN-based

Pitch-based

By Type

Virgin carbon fiber

Recycled carbon fiber

By Tow Size

Small tow

Large tow

By End-User

Aerospace and Defense

Automotive

Wind Turbines

Sporting goods

Construction

Others

By Geography

North America (USA, Canada, Mexico)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Australia)

LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Leading Companies

Toray Industries, Inc.

Sgl Carbon

Teijin Limited.

Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

Hexcel Corporation

Solvay

Hyosung Advanced Materials.

Formosa Plastics Corporation

BASF SE

DowAksa

Key Trends by Market Segment

By Tow Size: Small towsegment held the largest market share in 2021, as small tow fibers have a high modulus and tensile strength, which makes them widely used in the aerospace sector. Typically, it refers to rovings with 24,000 (24K) or fewer strands.

Carbon fiber is made up of fibers that contain 92% carbon. A tow is created when several parallel filaments are gathered together. Small tow fibers are those with up to 24,000 strands.

Due to their high tensile strength and high modulus when used to create composites, which are employed in many applications, little tow fibers are widely used in the aerospace sector. When compared to large tow fibers, small tow fibers are more expensive.

By Raw Material: PAN-based segment held the largest market share in 2021 owing to it being more affordable and producing fiber of higher quality

Due to its affordability, high modulus, high tensile strength, and superior fiber quality, it is widely used in aerospace & military, automotive, and sporting goods applications.

As there is a growing need for carbon fiber with a higher strength-to-weight ratio, PAN precursor is frequently used because of its superior material qualities. The segment growth is also anticipated to be supported by PAN's lower cost when compared to pitch-based carbon fiber.

By Type: Recycled carbon fiber segment held the largest market share in 2021, the increased demand from the footwear sector is a major driver of market expansion.

Demand for lightweight materials is rising in the automotive, aerospace, and defense sectors, Due to its superior advantages like affordability, energy efficiency, lightweight, and environmental sustainability, recycled carbon fiber is being used more and more in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.

The demand for recycled carbon fibers is rising as a result of the increased environmental rules imposed by regulatory organizations like the European Union (EU) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon emissions.

By End-User: Aerospace and defensesegment held the largest market share in 2021, due to the increasing need for lightweight materials in Aerospace and Defense. Further expansion of the application base in the air transport sector is anticipated due to the aviation industry's rapid growth.

PAN-based and pitch-based carbon fibers are in significant demand for the production of commercial aircraft and satellites, respectively. Commercial aviation manufacturers have a significant need for PAN-based carbon fibers for next-generation aircraft to increase their fuel efficiency due to their low weight and corrosion resistance.

On the other hand, pitch-based carbon fibers are employed in the production of satellites to make antennas, space radiators, reflectors, heat sinks, and electronic casings, among other things, due to their high thermal conductivity.

By Geography: Europeheld the largest market share in 2021, strict laws and regulations aimed at decreasing environmental pollution, as well as ongoing initiatives in the European region, are likely to propel the market expansion.

With the successful introduction of the Airbus A320 series and the Eurofighter, the aerospace and defense sector in the region is at the forefront of innovation. Carbon fiber manufacturers have been able to enter this market in the region due to the low corporate income tax interest rate and expansion of the aerospace and defense industries in the area.

Automotive OEMs must adhere to strict guidelines set forth by the European Union Automotive Fuel Economy (UNEP) standard to reduce carbon emissions by adopting lightweight materials. Additionally, the EU decided to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 37.5% by 2030. As a result, the region now uses a lot of carbon fiber in electric vehicles. Offshore wind energy plants are widely spread, particularly in the UK and Germany.

Competitive Landscape

The Global Carbon Fiber Market is highly competitive with ~250 players which include globally diversified players, regional players, and country-niche players with their niche in the Carbon Fiber market.

County-niche players constitute ~45% of the total competitors, while the regional players are the second largest by type. Some of the major players in the market include Toray Industries, Inc., Sgl Carbon, Teijin Limited., Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc., Hexcel Corporation, Solvay, Hyosung Advanced Materials., Formosa Plastics Corporation, BASF SE, DowAksa and among others.

Recent Developments Related to Major Players

In February 2021, Teijin Limited unveiled two new brands of carbon fiber intermediate materials for sporting purposes, Tenax PW (power series) and Tenax BM (beam series). Tenax PW is a cutting-edge material of aircraft quality that, because of its excellent toughness and longevity, aids in maximizing power and speed.

In July 2020, Toray Industries, Inc. declared that it secured a contract with Lilium GmbH to provide carbon fiber and composite materials for the Lilium Jet. For clean, regional air mobility by 2025, Lilium is creating all-electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. To make cars like the Lilium Jet lighter, carbon fiber composite materials are essential.

In January 2020, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation bought c-m-p GmbH, a German carbon fiber prepreg maker, through its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Material, to strengthen its position in the carbon fiber and composite material markets.

Conclusion

The Global Carbon Fiber Market is forecasted to continue the growth that is witnessed since 2017, the market is probably being driven by rising demand from the aerospace and automotive industries. Over the forecast period, increased demand for automobiles is anticipated to cause an increase in the need for lightweight vehicles. During the projected period, it is anticipated that the demand for fuel-efficient automobiles and governmental restrictions on automotive emissions would be crucial factors. Though the market is highly competitive with ~250 players, few global players control the dominant market share and regional players also hold a significant market share.

Note: This is an On-Demand/Planned report, so the figures quoted here for a market size estimate, forecast, growth, segment share, and competitive landscape are based on initial findings and might vary slightly in the actual report. Also, any required customizations can be covered to the best feasible extent for Pre-booking clients, and the report delivered within a maximum of two working weeks.

Key Topics Covered in the Report

Snapshot of the Global Carbon Fiber Market

Industry Value Chain and Ecosystem Analysis

Market size and Segmentation of the Global Carbon Fiber Market

Historic Growth of the Overall Global Carbon Fiber Market and Segments

Competition Scenario of the Market and Key Developments of Competitors

Porter's 5 Forces Analysis of the Global Carbon Fiber Industry

Overview, Type Offerings, and Strengths & Weaknesses of Key Competitors

COVID-19 Impact on the Overall Global Carbon Fiber Market

Future Market Forecast and Growth Rates of the Total Global Carbon Fiber Market and by Segments

Market Size of Tow Size Segments with Historical CAGR and Future Forecasts

Analysis of Global Carbon Fibers in Major Regions

Major Type/Supply and Consumption/Demand Hubs within Each Region

Major Country-wise Historic and Future Market Growth Rates of the Total Market and Segments

Overview of Notable Emerging Competitor Companies within Each Major Region

Major Players Mentioned in the Report

Toray Industries, Inc.

Sgl Carbon

Teijin Limited.

Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

Hexcel Corporation

Solvay

Hyosung Advanced Materials.

Formosa Plastics Corporation

BASF SE

DowAksa

Notable Emerging Companies Mentioned in the Report

Nippon Graphite Fiber Co.

ZOLTEK Corporation

Gen 2 Carbon Limited

Carbon Fibre Tubes Ltd.

Sigmatex

Key Target Audience - Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

Carbon Fiber Companies

Carbon Fiber Association

Research & Development Institutes for Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Manufactures

Carbon Fiber Supplier

Carbon Fiber Raw Material Provider

Investment Banks Targeting Carbon Fiber Market

Fiber Composites Companies

Fiber Composites Providers

Fiber Composites Manufacturers

Fiber Composites Suppliers

Emerging and Startup Composites Companies in the Market

Government Departments of Polymers and Other Chemicals

Ministries and Departments of Paint & Coating

Ministries and Departments of Construction Materials

Importers and Distributors of Plastics and Composites

Chemicals Testing and Regulatory Authorities

Chemicals Research Institutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The Global Carbon Fiber Market is covered from 2017-2028 in this report, which includes a forecast for the period 2022-2028.

What is the Future Growth Rate of the Global Carbon Fiber Market?

The Global Carbon Fiber Market is expected to witness a CAGR of about 10% over the next six years.

What are the Key Factors Driving the Global Carbon Fiber Market?

It is predicted that the market would expand over the forecast period due to the rise in the use of carbon fiber for 3D printing due to the fabric's high strength and rigidity when compared to various bimetal materials.

Which is the Largest Raw Material Segment within the Global Carbon Fiber Market?

The PAN-based segment held the largest share of the Global Carbon Fiber Market in 2021 because it is more affordable and produces fiber of higher quality.

Who are the Key Players in the Global Carbon Fiber Market?

Toray Industries, Inc., Sgl Carbon, Teijin Limited., Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc., Hexcel Corporation, Solvay, Hyosung Advanced Materials., Formosa Plastics Corporation, BASF SE, DowAksa, and others are the major companies operating in Global Carbon Fiber Market.

Product Code: KRBR130

Table Of Contents

Scope:

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1 Highlights of Global Carbon Fiber Market Historic Growth & Forecast
  • 1.2 Highlights of Market Trends, Challenges, and Competition
  • 1.3 Highlights of Market Revenue Share by Segments

2. Market Overview and Key Trends Impacting Growth

  • 2.1 Global Carbon Fiber Market Taxonomy
  • 2.2 Industry Value Chain
  • 2.3 The Ecosystem of Major Entities in the Global Carbon Fiber Market
  • 2.4 Government Regulations & Developments
  • 2.5 Key Growth Drivers & Challenges Impacting the Market
  • 2.6 COVID-19 Impact on Global Carbon Fiber Market
  • 2.7 Total Global Carbon Fiber Market Historic Growth by Segment Type, 2017-2021

2.7.1 By Raw Material

2.7.2 By Type

2.7.3 By Tow Size

2.7.4 By End-User

  • 2.8 Total Global Carbon Fiber Market Historic & Forecast Growth, 2017-2028
  • 2.9 Key Takeaways

3. Total Global- Market Segmentation by Raw Material, Historic Growth, Outlook & Forecasts

  • 3.1 Market Definition - Segmentation by Raw Material
  • 3.2 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Raw Material, 2017-2028

3.2.1 PAN-based

3.2.2 Pitch-based

  • 3.3 Key Takeaways from Market Segmentation by Raw Material

4. Total Global- Market Segmentation by Type, Historic Growth, Outlook & Forecasts

  • 4.1 Market Definition - Segmentation by Type
  • 4.2 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Type, 2017-2028

4.2.1 Virgin Carbon Fiber

4.2.2 Recycled Carbon Fiber

  • 4.3 Key Takeaways from Market Segmentation by Type

5. Total Global- Market Segmentation by Tow Size, Historic Growth, Outlook & Forecasts

  • 5.1 Market Definition - Segmentation by Tow Size
  • 5.2 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Tow Size, 2017-2028

5.2.1 Small Tow

5.2.2 Large Tow

  • 5.3 Key Takeaways from Market Segmentation by Tow Size

6. Total Global- Market Segmentation by End-User, Historic Growth, Outlook & Forecasts

  • 6.1 Market Definition - Segmentation by End-User
  • 6.2 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by End-User, 2017-2028

6.2.1 Aerospace and Defense

6.2.2 Wind Turbines

6.2.3 Automotive

6.2.4 Sporting goods

6.2.5 Construction

6.2.6 Others

  • 6.3 Key Takeaways from Market Segmentation by End-User

7. Industry / Competition Analysis - Competitive Landscape

  • 7.1 Types of Players (Competitors) & Share of Competitors
  • 7.2 Porter's 5 Forces Analysis of Global Carbon Fiber Competitors
  • 7.3 Key Developments in the Global Carbon Fiber Sector Impacting Market Growth
  • 7.4 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market, 2021
  • 7.5 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market by Coverage of Raw Material Segments, 2021
  • 7.6 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market by Coverage of Type Segments, 2021
  • 7.7 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market by Coverage of Tow Size Segments, 2021
  • 7.8 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market by Coverage of End-User Segment, 2021
  • 7.9 Comparison of Leading Competitors within the Global Carbon Fiber Market by Coverage of Region, 2021
  • 7.10 Key Takeaways from Competitive Landscape

8. Key Competitor Profiles (Company Overview, Type Offerings, and Strengths & Weaknesses)

  • 8.1 Glanbia PLC
  • 8.2 Toray Industries, Inc.
  • 8.3 Sgl Carbon
  • 8.4 Teijin Limited.
  • 8.5 Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.
  • 8.6 Hexcel Corporation
  • 8.7 Solvay
  • 8.8 Hyosung Advanced Materials.
  • 8.9 Formosa Plastics Corporation
  • 8.10 BASF SE
  • 8.11 DowAksa

9. Geographic Analysis & Major Region Market Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts

  • 9.1 Major Region Comparison of Macroeconomic Factors
  • 9.2 Total Global- Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook and Forecasts by Geography, 2017-2028
  • 9.3 Major Region Market Analysis, Historic Growth, Outlook & Forecasts
  • 9.4 North America - Carbon Fiber Market Analysis

9.4.1 Major Production and Consumption Hubs in North America

9.4.2 Notable Emerging Carbon Fiber Companies in North America

9.4.3 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Raw Material, 2017-2028

9.4.4 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Type, 2017-2028

9.4.5 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Tow Size, 2017-2028

9.4.6 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by End-User, 2017-2028

9.4.7 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Major Countries, 2017-2028

USA

Canada

Mexico

  • 9.5 Europe - Carbon Fiber Market Analysis

9.5.1 Major Production and Consumption Hubs in Europe

9.5.2 Notable Emerging Carbon Fiber Companies in Europe

9.5.3 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Raw Material, 2017-2028

9.5.4 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Type, 2017-2028

9.5.5 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Tow Size, 2017-2028

9.5.6 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by End-User, 2017-2028

9.5.7 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Major Countries, 2017-2028

Germany

UK

France

Spain

Italy

Rest of Europe

  • 9.6 Asia-Pacific - Carbon Fiber Market Analysis

9.6.1 Major Production and Consumption Hubs in Asia-Pacific

9.6.2 Notable Emerging Carbon Fiber Companies in Asia-Pacific

9.6.3 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Raw Material, 2017-2028

9.6.4 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Type, 2017-2028

9.6.5 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Tow Size, 2017-2028

9.6.6 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by End-User, 2017-2028

9.6.7 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Major Countries, 2017-2028

China

Japan

South Korea

India

Indonesia

Australia

Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • 9.7 LAMEA - Carbon Fiber Market Analysis

9.7.1 Major Production and Consumption Hubs in LAMEA

9.7.2 Notable Emerging Carbon Fiber Companies in LAMEA

9.7.3 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Source, 2017-2028

9.7.4 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Type, 2017-2028

9.7.5 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Tow Size, 2017-2028

9.7.6 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by End-User, 2017-2028

9.7.7 Market Revenue Share, Historic Growth, Outlook, and Forecasts by Major Sub-Regions, 2017-2028

Latin America

Middle East

Africa

10. Industry Expert's Opinions/Perspectives

  • 10.1 Notable Statements/Quotes from Industry Experts and C-Level Executives on Current Status and Future Outlook of the Market

11. Analyst Recommendation

  • 11.1 Analyst Recommendations on Identified Major Opportunities and Potential Strategies to Gain from Opportunities

12. Appendix

  • 12.1 Research Methodology - Market Size Estimation, Forecast, and Sanity Check Approach
  • 12.2 Sample Discussion Guide

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