North America Carbon fiber Market Segmented by Product Type, End-Use Industry and Geography Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)
The North American carbon fibers market is estimated to be XX.XX kilotons in 2015, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX.XX to reach 28.82 kilotons by 2020. Carbon fibers are fibrous carbon material with specific modulus and tensile strength and are used primarily for reinforcing and modifying the functionality of composite materials. These fibers are created by heat treating micro graphite crystal structures made by fibrillation of acrylic resins or from oil/coal pitch. Carbon fibers have been around for a long time, however, their usage and consumption has significantly increased since the dawn of the 21stcentury.
Carbon fibers are produced in various types, through numerous technologies, and from different raw materials. In the North American carbon fibers market report, the following major product types were taken into consideration: pitch-based fibers, PAN-based fibers, and rayon-based fibers. PAN-based carbon fibers are estimated to account for the highest consumption in the North American market in 2015. This trend is expected to remain unchanged in the coming years, with PAN-based fibers finding usage in advance applications. The market has also been segmented on the basis of the fibers mechanical properties into high elastic modulus type (HM), intermediate elastic modulus type (IM), low elastic modulus type (LM), standard elastic modulus type (HT), and ultra high elastic modulus type (UHM).
Carbon fibers owing to their superior material characteristics such as excellent tensile strength, low density, and chemical inertness, have become an integral part of various applications in major industrial and commercial sectors. In the North American carbon fibers market report, the following major end-user sectors were taken into consideration: aerospace and defense, automotive, sporting goods, wind energy, construction and infrastructure, and others. The aerospace and defense end-user segment is estimated to account for the maximum consumption share (~30%) in the North America carbon fibers market in 2015.
Market Dynamics of the North American Carbon Fiber Market:
This market is driven by a number of factors, such as growing demand for green (fuel-efficient) vehicles, increasing use in aerospace industry, and usage in niche (emerging) applications. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as premium pricing of carbon fibers and their downstream products, which may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.
The reports regional analysis includes United States, Canada, Mexico, and the rest of North America. The US is the current leader in the regional and global market for carbon fibers consumption, which can be attributed to the high demand for the aforementioned product from the rapidly growing aerospace and defense sector in the country. The region is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX.XX% during the forecast period.
The increase in applications in automotive industry, vertical integration by manufacturers, and emphasis on R&D for reducing carbon fiber production costs will offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the North America carbon fibers market. The market for carbon fibers is dominated by large multinationals such as:
Toray Industries Inc
Zoltek Companies Inc.
Key Deliverables in the Study:
Analysis for the North American carbon fibers market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the North America carbon fibers market on a regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
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