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The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes: Technologies, Production, End User Markets and Opportunities Analysis, 2015-2025

The Global Market for Carbon Nanotubes: Technologies, Production, End User Markets and Opportunities Analysis, 2015-2025

The carbon nanotubes market

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been attracted huge attention over the past two decades, based on their extraordinary physical and chemical properties that are a result of their intrinsic nano-sized one-dimensional nature. Once the most promising of all nanomaterials, CNTs face stiff competition in conductive applications from graphene and other 2D materials and in mechanically enhanced composites from nanocellulose. However, after considerable research efforts, numerous multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs)-enhanced products are commercially available. Super-aligned CNT arrays, films and yarns have found applications in consumer electronics, batteries, polymer composites, aerospace, sensors, heaters, filters and biomedicine. Large-scale industrial production of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has been initiated, promising new market opportunities in transparent conductive films, transistors, sensors and memory devices. SWNTs are regarded as one of the most promising candidates to utilized as building blocks in next generation electronics.

WHAT DOES THE REPORT INCLUDE?

Comprehensive quantitative data and forecasts for the global carbon nanotubes market to 2025
Qualitative insight and perspective on the current market and future trends in end user markets
End user market analysis and technology timelines
Financial estimates for the markets carbon nanotubes will impact
Tables and figures illustrating carbon nanotubes market size
Full company profiles of carbon nanotubes producers and application developers including technology descriptions and end user markets targeted


1 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 Exceptional properties
2.2 Products and applications
2.3 Threat from the graphene market
2.4 Production
2.4.1 Multi-walled nanotube (MWNT) production
2.4.2 Single-walled nanotube (SWNT) production
2.5 Global demand for carbon nanotubes
2.5.1 Current products
2.5.2 Future products
2.6 Market drivers and trends
2.6.1 Electronics
2.6.1.1 EMI/RFI shielding
2.6.1.2 Transparent conductive film
2.6.1.3 Silicon replacement
2.6.2 Electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries
2.7 Market and production challenges
2.7.1 Safety issues
2.7.2 Dispersion
2.7.3 Synthesis and supply quality
2.7.4 Cost
2.7.5 Competition from other materials
3 INTRODUCTION
3.1 Properties of nanomaterials
3.2 Categorization
3.3 CARBON NANOTUBES
3.3.1 Multi-walled nanotubes (MWNT)
3.3.2 Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT)
3.3.2.1 Single-chirality
3.3.3 Double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs)
3.3.4 Few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs)
3.3.5 Carbon Nanohorns (CNHs)
3.3.6 Fullerenes
3.3.7 Boron Nitride nanotubes (BNNTs)
3.4 Properties
3.5 Applications of carbon nanotubes
3.5.1 High volume applications
3.5.2 Low volume applications
3.5.3 Novel applications
3.6 Comparison with graphene
3.6.1 Cost and production
3.6.2 Carbon nanotube-graphene hybrids
3.7 Other 2D Materials
3.7.1 Phosphorene
3.7.1.1 Properties
3.7.1.2 Applications
3.7.1.3 Recent research news
3.7.2 Silicene
3.7.2.1 Properties
3.7.2.2 Applications
3.7.2.3 Recent research news
3.7.3 Molybdenum disulfide
3.7.3.1 Properties
3.7.3.2 Applications
3.7.3.3 Recent research news
3.7.4 Hexagonal boron nitride
3.7.4.1 Properties
3.7.4.2 Applications
3.7.4.3 Recent research news
3.7.5 Germanene
3.7.5.1 Properties
3.7.5.2 Applications
3.7.5.3 Recent research news
3.7.6 Graphdiyne
3.7.6.1 Properties
3.7.6.2 Applications
3.7.7 Graphane
3.7.7.1 Properties
3.7.7.2 Applications
3.7.8 Stanene/tinene
3.7.8.1 Properties
3.7.8.2 Applications
3.7.9 Tungsten diselenide
3.7.9.1 Properties
3.7.9.2 Applications
3.7.10 Rhenium disulphide
3.7.10.1 Properties
3.7.10.2 Applications
4 CARBON NANOTUBE SYNTHESIS
4.1 Arc discharge synthesis
4.2 Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
4.3 Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD)
4.4 High-pressure carbon monoxide synthesis
4.4.1.1 High Pressure CO (HiPco)
4.4.2 CoMoCAT
4.5 Flame synthesis
4.6 Laser ablation synthesis
4.7 Silane solution method
5 CARBON NANOTUBES MARKET STRUCTURE
6 REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
6.1 Standards
6.2 Environmental, health and safety regulation
6.2.1 Europe
6.2.2 United States
6.2.3 Asia
6.3 Workplace exposure
7 CARBON NANOTUBES PATENTS
8 CARBON NANOTUBES TECHNOLOGY READINESS
LEVEL
9 CARBON NANOTUBES END USER MARKET SEGMENT
ANALYSIS
9.1 Production volumes 2010-2025
9.1.1 Regional demand for carbon nanotubes
9.1.1.1 Japan
9.1.1.2 China
9.1.2 Main carbon nanotubes producers
9.1.3 SWNT production
9.1.3.1 OCSiAl
9.1.3.2 FGV Cambridge Nanosystems
9.1.3.3 Zeon Corporation
9.1.4 Price of carbon nanotubes-MWNTs, SWNTs and FWNTs
9.1.5 Market penetration opportunity in key applications
9.2 Carbon nanotubes industry news 2013-2015
9.3 Carbon nanotubes producers and production capacities
9.4 ELECTRONICS
9.4.1 MAIN APPLICATIONS
9.4.2 TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS AND DISPLAYS
9.4.2.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.4.2.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.4.2.3 Properties and applications
9.4.2.4 CHALLENGES
9.4.2.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.4.3 CONDUCTIVE INKS
9.4.3.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.4.3.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.4.3.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.4.3.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.4.4 INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
9.4.4.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.4.4.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.4.4.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.4.4.4 CHALLENGES
9.4.4.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.4.5 MEMORY DEVICES
9.4.5.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.4.5.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.4.5.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.4.5.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.4.5.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.5 POLYMER COMPOSITES
9.5.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.5.1.1 Improved performance
9.5.1.2 Multi-functionality
9.5.1.3 Growth in wind energy market
9.5.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.5.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.5.3.1 Electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic
interference (EMI) shielding
9.5.3.2 Wind turbines
9.5.3.3 Construction
9.5.3.4 Sporting goods
9.5.3.5 Ballistic protection
9.5.3.6 Wire and cable
9.5.3.7 Heat management
9.5.3.8 Elastomers and rubber
9.5.4 CHALLENGES
9.5.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.6 AEROSPACE
9.6.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.6.1.1 Safety
9.6.1.2 Reduced fuel consumption and costs
9.6.1.3 Increased durability
9.6.1.4 Multi-functionality
9.6.1.5 Need for new de-icing solutions
9.6.1.6 Weight reduction
9.6.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.6.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.6.3.1 Composites
9.6.3.2 Coatings
9.6.3.3 Sensors
9.6.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.7 AUTOMOTIVE
9.7.1 MARKET DRIVER AND TRENDS
9.7.1.1 Environmental
9.7.1.2 Safety
9.7.1.3 Lightweighting
9.7.1.4 Cost
9.7.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.7.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.7.3.1 Composites
9.7.3.2 Lithium-ion batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles
9.7.3.3 Coatings
9.7.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.8 BIOMEDICAL & HEALTHCARE
9.8.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.8.1.1 Improved drug delivery for cancer therapy
9.8.1.2 Shortcomings of chemotherapies
9.8.1.3 Biocompatibility of medical implants
9.8.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.8.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.8.3.1 Cancer therapy
9.8.3.2 Medical implants
9.8.3.3 Biosensors
9.8.3.4 Medical imaging
9.8.3.5 Tissue engineering
9.8.4 CHALLENGES
9.8.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.9 COATINGS
9.9.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.9.1.1 Sustainability and regulation
9.9.1.2 Cost of corrosion
9.9.1.3 Improved hygiene
9.9.1.4 Cost of weather-related damage
9.9.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.9.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.9.3.1 Anti-static coatings
9.9.3.2 Anti-corrosion coatings
9.9.3.3 Anti-microbial
9.9.3.4 Anti-icing
9.9.3.5 Heat protection
9.9.3.6 Anti-fouling
9.9.3.7 Wear-resistance
9.9.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.10 FILTRATION AND SEPARATION
9.10.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.10.1.1 Need for improved membrane technology
9.10.1.2 Water shortage and population growth
9.10.1.3 Contamination
9.10.1.4 Cost
9.10.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.10.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICTIONS
9.10.4 CHALLENGES
9.10.4.1 Uniform pore size and distribution
9.10.4.2 Reducing pore size for improved desalination
9.10.4.3 Difficulties of CNT growth
9.10.4.4 Cost
9.10.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.11 ENERGY STORAGE, CONVERSION AND EXPLORATION
9.11.1 BATTERIES
9.11.1.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.11.1.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.11.1.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.11.1.4 CHALLENGES
9.11.2 SUPERCAPACITORS
9.11.2.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.11.2.2 Problems with activated carbon
9.11.2.3 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.11.2.4 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.11.3 PHOTOVOLTAICS
9.11.3.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.11.3.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.11.3.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.11.4 FUEL CELLS
9.11.4.1 MARKET DRIVERS
9.11.4.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.11.4.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.11.5 OIL AND GAS
9.11.5.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.11.5.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.11.5.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.11.6 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.12 SENSORS
9.12.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.12.1.1 Increased power and performance with reduced cost
9.12.1.2 Enhanced sensitivity
9.12.1.3 Replacing silver electrodes
9.12.1.4 Growth in the home diagnostics and point of care
market
9.12.1.5 Improved thermal stability
9.12.1.6 Environmental conditions
9.12.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.12.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.12.3.1 Electrochemical and gas sensors
9.12.3.2 Pressure sensors
9.12.3.3 Biosensors
9.12.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.13 3D PRINTING
9.13.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.13.1.1 Improved materials at lower cost
9.13.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.13.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.13.4 CHALLENGES
9.13.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.14 ADHESIVES
9.14.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.14.1.1 Thermal management in electronics
9.14.1.2 Environmental sustainability
9.14.1.3 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.14.2 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.14.3 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.15 LUBRICANTS
9.15.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.15.1.1 Cost effective alternatives
9.15.1.2 Need for higher-performing lubricants for fuel efficiency
9.15.1.3 Environmental concerns
9.15.2 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
9.15.3 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.15.4 CHALLENGES
9.15.5 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
9.16 TEXTILES
9.16.1 MARKET DRIVERS AND TRENDS
9.16.1.1 Growth in the wearable electronics market
9.16.2 PROPERTIES AND APPLICATONS
9.16.2.1 Wearable electronics
9.16.2.2 Superhydrophobic coatings
9.16.2.3 Conductive coatings
9.16.2.4 Flame retardant textiles
9.16.3 MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
9.16.4 PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
10 CARBON NANOTUBES PRODUCERS AND PRODUCT
DEVELOPERS
TABLES AND FIGURES
Table 1: Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
Figure 1: Molecular structures of SWNT and MWNT
Table 2: Carbon nanotubes target markets-Applications, stage of
commercialization and potential addressable market size.
Table 3: Annual production capacity of MWNT and SWNT
producers.
Table 4: SWNT producers production capacities 2014.
Figure 2: Production capacities for SWNTs in kilograms, 2005-
2014.
Table 5: Global production of carbon nanotubes, 2010-2025 in
tons/year. Base year for projections is 2014.
Figure 3: Global production of carbon nanotubes, 2010-2025 in
tons/year. Base year for projections is 2014.
Table 6: Categorization of nanomaterials.
Figure 4: Conceptual diagram of single-walled carbon nanotube
(SWNT) (A) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) (B)
showing typical dimensions of length, width, and separation
distance between graphene layers in MWNTs
Figure 5: Schematic of single-walled carbon nanotube.
Table 7: Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes
(SWCNT) (A) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Figure 6: Double-walled carbon nanotube bundle cross-section
micrograph and model.
Figure 7: Schematic representation of carbon nanohorns.
Figure 8: Fullerene schematic.
Figure 9: Schematic of Boron Nitride nanotubes (BNNTs).
Alternating B and N atoms are shown in blue and red.
Table 8: Properties of carbon nanotubes.
Figure 10: Graphene can be rolled up into a carbon nanotube,
wrapped into a fullerene, and stacked into graphite.
Table 9: Comparative properties of carbon materials.
Table 10: Comparative properties of graphene with nanoclays and
carbon nanotubes.
Figure 11: Phosphorene structure.
Table 11: Recent phosphorene research news.
Figure 12: Silicene structure.
Table 12: Recent silicene research news.
Figure 13: Structure of 2D molybdenum disulfide.
Figure 14: Atomic force microscopy image of a representative
MoS2 thin-film transistor.
Figure 15: Schematic of the molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) thin-film
sensor with the deposited molecules that create additional charge.
Table 13: Recent Molybdenum disulfide research news.
Figure 16: Structure of hexagonal boron nitride.
Table 14: Recent hexagonal boron nitride research news.
Figure 17: Schematic of germanane.
Table 15: Recent germanane research news.
Figure 18: Graphdiyne structure.
Figure 19: Schematic of Graphane crystal.
Figure 20: Crystal structure for stanene.
Figure 21: Schematic of tungsten diselenide.
Figure 22: Schematic of a monolayer of rhenium disulphide.
Table 16: Comparative analysis of graphene and other 2-D
nanomaterials.
Figure 23: Schematic representation of methods used for carbon
nanotube synthesis (a) Arc discharge (b) Chemical vapor
deposition (c) Laser ablation (d) hydrocarbon flames.
Table 17: SWNT synthesis methods.
Figure 24: Arc discharge process for CNTs.
Figure 25: Schematic of thermal-CVD method.
Figure 26: Schematic of plasma-CVD method.
Figure 27: CoMoCAT® process.
Figure 28: Schematic for flame synthesis of carbon nanotubes (a)
premixed flame (b) counter-flow diffusion flame (c) co-flow
diffusion flame (d) inverse diffusion flame.
Figure 29: Schematic of laser ablation synthesis.
Table 18: Carbon nanotubes market structure.
Figure 30: CNT patents filed 2000-2014.
Figure 31: Patent distribution of CNT application areas to 2014.
Figure 32: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for Carbon
Nanotubes.
Table 19: Global production of carbon nanotubes, 2010-2025 in
tons/year. Base year for projections is 2014.
Figure 33: Regional demand for CNTs utilized in transparent
conductive films and displays.
Figure 34: Regional demand for CNTs utilized in batteries.
Figure 35: Regional demand for CNTs utilized in Polymer
reinforcement.
Table 20: Typical carbon nanotubes prices.
Table 19: Market penetration and volume estimates (tons) for
carbon nanotubes in key applications.
Table 22: Annual production capacity of main carbon nanotubes
producers.
Table 23: Carbon nanotubes in the electronics and photonics
market-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable
market size.
Table 24: Comparison of ITO replacements.
Figure 36: CNT transparent conductive film formed on glass and
schematic diagram of its structure.
Table 25: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
transparent conductive films and displays.
Table 26: Comparative properties of conductive inks.
Figure 37: Nanotube inks
Table 27: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
conductive inks.
Figure 38: Thin film transistor incorporating CNTs.
Table 28: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
integrated circuits.
Figure 39: Stretchable CNT memory and logic devices for
wearable electronics.
Figure 40: Carbon nanotubes NRAM chip.
Figure 41: SEM image of the deposited film (or fabric) of crossed
nanotubes that can be either touching or slightly separated
depending on their position.
Figure 42: Schematic of NRAM.
Figure 43: Schematic of NRAM cell.
Table 29: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
memory devices.
Table 30: Carbon nanotubes in the polymer composites marketapplications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market
size.
Table 31: Addressable market size for carbon nanotubes
composites.
Table 32: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the composites industry.
Table 33: Carbon nanotubes in the aerospace market-applications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market size.
Table 34: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the aerospace industry.
Table 35: Carbon nanotubes in the automotive marketapplications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market
size.
Table 36: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the automotive industry.
Table 37: Carbon nanotubes in the biomedical and healthcare
markets-applications, stage of commercialization and addressable
market size.
Table 38: CNTs in life sciences and biomedicine.
Figure 44: Schematic representation of functionalized fullerene (A)
and carbon nanotube (B) for drug delivery in cancer therapy.
Table 39: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the medical and healthcare industry.
Figure 45: Global Paints and Coatings Market, share by end user
market.
Table 40: Carbon nanotubes in the coatings market-applications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market size.
Table 41: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the coatings industry.
Table 42: Carbon nanotubes in the filtration market-applications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market size.
Table 43: Comparison of CNT membranes with other membrane
technologies.
Table 44: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the filtration industry.
Table 45: Carbon nanotubes in the energy market-Applications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market size.
Figure 46: Nano Lithium X Battery.
Table 46: Properties of carbon materials in high-performance
supercapacitors.
Figure 47: CNT nanotube frame module.
Table 47: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the energy industry.
Table 48: Carbon nanotubes in the sensors market-applications,
stage of commercialization and addressable market size.
Figure 48: First generation point of care diagnostics.
Table 49: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the sensors industry.
Figure 49: 3D Printed tweezers incorporating Carbon Nanotube
Filament.
Table 50: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the 3D printing industry.
Table 51: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the adhesives industry.
Table 52: Applications of carbon nanotubes in lubricants.
Table 53: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the lubricants industry.
Table 54: Desirable functional properties for the textiles industry
afforded by the use of nanomaterials.
Figure 50: Schematic illustration of the SWCNT-based electronic
devices as a wearable array platform.
Table 55: Carbon nanotubes product and application developers in
the textiles industry.

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