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Application Assessment of Carbon Fibers (TechVision)

Application Assessment of Carbon Fibers (TechVision)

The carbon fibers market is expected to grow significantly in the next 5 to 7 years primarily driven by the automotive sector due to regulatory pressure to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the weight of the vehicles. Presently, they are primarily used in the aerospace industry and in high-end cars manufactured by companies such as BMW and Lamborghini. However, high cost of carbon fibers hinders its wide scale adoption in high-volume applications. Therefore, key research focus is on the development of low-cost carbon fibers and low cost precursors, which can boost adoption not only in the automotive sector, but also in other high-volume industries such as rail, trucks, consumer durables, and even medical devices.

This research service titled, “Application Assessment of Carbon Fibers (TechVision)”, provides an overview of carbon fibers, its manufacturing process, the key technology and market drivers and challenges, and different application industries for carbon fibers. It also provides a detailed value chain analysis and and regional trends in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific along with key innovations across industries. The research service also includes a detailed analysis of low-cost fibers, typical price ranges of carbon fibers, and the manufacturing methods of low-cost carbon fibers along with a technology development and adoption roadmap across industries.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
      • Key Findings: Automotive is Expected to Drive Carbon Fibers Market in the Next Three Years
      • Key Findings: Low-cost Carbon Fibers Emerge as a Key Research Focus Area
  • Carbon Fibers - A Snapshot
    • Technology Snapshot: Carbon Fibers Known for Lightweighting Characteristics with High Strength and Stiffness Properties
    • Technology Snapshot: Carbon Fibers Are Conventionally Manufactured Using a Three-step Process
    • Key Drivers and Restraints: Regulations Act as a Key Driver While High Cost of Carbon Fibers is a Major Challenge for Large Scale Adoption
    • Industry Value Chain: Supply Chain Integration is Quite High in the Last Three Years
      • Key Stakeholders: Carbon Fiber Industry is Dominated by a Few Major Participants Who Hold around 85-90% of the Total Market Share
      • Key Stakeholders: Tier 1 Carbon Fiber Producers Have a Global Focus
    • Key Emerging Stakeholders: Most of the Emerging Companies Have a Regional Focus
  • Application Landscape of Carbon Fibers
    • Application Landscape: Carbon Fibers Have Adoption Potential in a Wide Array of Industries
    • Aerospace & Defense: Largest Application Sector with Regards to Carbon Fibers Consumption
    • Need for High-strength, Lightweight Materials Drive Adoption in Automotive Sector
    • Carbon Finds Increasing Use in Offshore Wind Energy
    • Carbon Fibers Expected to Have Immense Potential in Infrastructure Applications in Mid Term
    • Carbon Fiber Composite-based Pressure Vessels Have Significant Advantage over Metal Ones
    • Carbon Fibers Expected to Find Adoption in Consumer Goods and Healthcare Applications
  • Industry Overview
    • Regional Trends - North America is the Biggest Market for Carbon Fibers
      • Regional Trends - Key Research Focus Areas Are Recycling of Carbon Fibers and Developing Alternative Precursors
      • Regional Trends - Focus in Asia-Pacific towards Manufacturing High Performance Fibers
    • IP Landscape Analysis: The US Patent Office Has the Highest Number of Patent Filings
    • Market Potential: Development of Low Cost Precursors is Expected to Boost Market Revenues in Next Three Years
    • Partnerships and Joint Ventures Are Prominent in the Carbon Fiber Industry
  • Innovation Ecosystem
    • Key Disruptive Innovations - North America
    • Key Disruptive Innovations - Europe
    • Key Disruptive Innovations - Asia-Pacific
  • Hybrid Glass Carbon Fibers - An Overview
    • Hybrid Carbon Fibers Are Considered as Cost Effective Alternative for Carbon Fibers
    • Key Stakeholders: Acrylic Fiber Manufacturers Are Trying to Enter the Carbon Fiber Space
    • Key Innovations Are Focused on Developing Different Properties in Hybrid Composites for Various Applications
  • Low-cost Carbon Fibers - A Snapshot
    • More Than 50% of the Total Cost of Carbon Fiber Production is Attributed to the Cost of the Precursor
    • Stakeholders Utilize Varied Approaches to Reduce the Cost of Carbon Fibers
  • Carbon Fibers - Future Outlook
    • Research on Alternative Precursors and Recycling of Carbon Fibers Expected to Gain Momentum
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents - North America
    • Key Patents - North America and Europe
    • Key Patents - Europe
    • Key Patents - Asia-Pacific
  • Key Contacts

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