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Battery & Fuel Cell Materials

Battery & Fuel Cell Materials

US demand to reach $6 billion in 2017
US demand for battery and fuel cell materials is expected to rise more than four percent annually through 2017 to $6.0 billion. Growing motor vehicle production, as well as the motor vehicle industry’s increasing adoption of advanced energy storage technologies to meet government fuel efficiency mandates, will support growth in battery material demand, particularly for polymers and chemicals. Though rising from a much smaller base, fuel cell material demand will rise at a rapid double-digit pace due to the increasing adoption of fuel cells in electrical generation and industrial/motive power applications. However, even faster gains will be limited by the fuel cell industry’s continuing efforts to reduce costs, including through the adoption of less expensive and more efficient alternatives.

Polymer & chemical materials to see above-average growth
The motor vehicle industry’s ongoing efforts to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency requirements through the more widespread adoption of alternatives to the traditional flooded lead-acid battery will begin to be felt by the battery material industry over the forecast period. The rising adoption of rechargeable lithiumion batteries in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles will help drive above average growth in polymer and chemical battery material demand as vehicle manufacturers ramp up domestic production of these batteries to supply their North American operations. In addition, the increasing adoption of startstop ignition technology will lead to the expanded usage of advanced glass mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries, boosting demand for more specialty materials such as glass fibers. More broadly, the ongoing rebound in US motor vehicle production will increase lead-acid battery shipments, which will be the primary driver of rising battery material demand overall.

Fuel cells to post doubledigit annual growth
Robust global demand for fuel cells as alternatives in electricity generation and industrial and motive power applications will support the rapid expansion of the US fuel cell industry, and drive doubledigit growth in fuel cell material demand through 2017. All material types will benefit, though industry efforts to find alternative electrode catalyst materials will limit faster advances in fuel cell metal demand. Even faster growth in fuel cell material demand over the long term will reflect the penetration of fuel cells in motor vehicle and portable device applications.

Performance additive, catalyst materials to pace gains
Among functional categories for battery and fuel cell materials, the most rapid gains will be for performance additive and catalyst materials, and for electrolytes. Growth will be driven by the ongoing need to improve battery durability and performance, as well as by surging demand for fuel cells, most of which use expensive platinum catalysts. Active materials and electrodes are the leading outlet for materials, but are expected to lag overall market increases in demand through 2017. Battery current collectors are expected to grow at the slowest pace of any function in the 2012-2017 period, as manufacturers continue to increase cost reduction efforts.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Durable Goods Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS
    • Battery Industry Overview
      • Table BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Primary Batteries
        • Table PRIMARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Secondary Batteries
        • Table SECONDARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Fuel Cell Industry Overview
      • Table FUEL CELL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
    • Technology Trends
      • Batteries
        • Table CHART II-1 BASIC BATTERY CONSTRUCTION
      • Fuel Cells
        • Table CHART II-2 BASIC FUEL CELL CONSTRUCTION
      • Battery & Fuel Cell Nanomaterials
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Recycling
      • Health & Safety
  • BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Type
      • Table BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012
    • Demand by Function
      • Table BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART III-2 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012
    • Demand by Application
      • Table BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART III-3 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2002-2022
  • BATTERY MATERIALS
    • General
    • Demand by Type
      • Table BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012
      • Metals
        • Table METALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table LEAD DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table STEEL DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table ANTIMONY DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table ZINC DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table OTHER METALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
      • Chemicals
        • Table CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table METALLIC CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
        • Table OTHER CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
      • Polymers
        • Table POLYMERS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
      • Carbon/Graphite
        • Table CARBON/GRAPHITE DEMAND IN BATTERIES
      • Other Materials
        • Table OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES
    • Demand by Function
      • Table BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART IV-2 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012
      • Active Materials
        • Table BATTERY ACTIVE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Current Collectors
        • Table BATTERY CURRENT COLLECTOR MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Containers
        • Table BATTERY CONTAINER MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Electrolytes
        • Table BATTERY ELECTROLYTE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Performance Additives
        • Table BATTERY PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Separators
        • Table BATTERY SEPARATOR MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Other Functions
        • Table BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS
    • Demand by Application
      • Table BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-3 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012
      • Primary Batteries
        • Table PRIMARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table ALKALINE BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table PRIMARY LITHIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table ZINC-AIR BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table OTHER PRIMARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Secondary Batteries
        • Table SECONDARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table LEAD-ACID BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table METALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
        • Table CHEMICALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
        • Table POLYMERS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
        • Table OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
        • Table RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
        • Table OTHER SECONDARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND
  • FUEL CELL MATERIALS
    • General
    • Demand by Type
      • Table FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART V-1 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012
      • Metals
        • Table METALS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS
      • Ceramics
        • Table CERAMICS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS
      • Polymers
        • Table POLYMERS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS
      • Carbon/Graphite
        • Table CARBON/GRAPHITE DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS
      • Chemicals & Other
        • Table CHEMICALS & OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS
    • Demand by Function
      • Table FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART V-2 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012
      • Catalysts
        • Table FUEL CELL CATALYST MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Electrodes
        • Table FUEL CELL ELECTRODE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Electrolytes
        • Table FUEL CELL ELECTROLYTE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Plates
        • Table FUEL CELL PLATE MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Other Functions
        • Table FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS
    • Demand by Application
      • Table FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Table CHART V-3 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012
      • Solid-Oxide
      • Proton-Exchange Membrane
      • Molten Carbonate
      • Phosphoric Acid
      • Direct Methanol
      • Other Applications
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2012
    • Manufacturing
      • Battery Materials
      • Fuel Cell Materials
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
      • Ames Goldsmith Corporation
      • AMETEK Incorporated
      • Asbury Carbons Incorporated
      • AvCarb LLC
      • Ballard Power Systems Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Cabot Corporation
      • Celanese Corporation
      • Citadel Plastics Holdings Incorporated
      • Doe Run Resources Corporation
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • East Penn Manufacturing Company Incorporated
      • Eco-Bat Technologies Limited
      • Eramet SA
      • Exide Technologies
      • FMC Corporation
      • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated
      • Glencore Xstrata plc
      • Gopher Resource LLC
      • GrafTech International Limited
      • Hammond Group Incorporated
      • HC Starck GmbH
      • Hollingsworth & Vose Company
      • Horsehead Holding Corporation
      • OM Group Incorporated
      • Rockwood Holdings Incorporated
      • Sanders Lead Company Incorporated
      • Superior Graphite Company
      • Tata Steel Limited
      • 3M Company
      • Tosoh Corporation
      • Tronox Limited
      • Umicore SA/NV
      • Vale SA
      • Valmont Industries Incorporated
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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