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The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Owing to impressive mechanical, structural and electronic properties, single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are widely researched, and among the variety of semiconducting nanomaterials that have been discovered over the past two decades, remain uniquely well suited for applications in high-performance electronics, sensors and other devices.

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, and superior to graphene for a number of applications. However, the most advanced opportunities demand the ability to form perfectly aligned, horizontal arrays of purely semiconducting, chemically pristine SWNTs.

SWNTs possess many unique properties, which are advantageous for a wide variety of applications, including stretchable electronics. They have exceptionally high Young’s modulus of elasticity and tensile strength, and are the strongest known material. The porosity and specific surface area of SWNT films are very large, and they possess high transparency and flexibility. In addition, SWNTs can withstand extremely high currents making them an ideal replacement for copper and aluminium in fast-integrated charge/discharge circuits.

The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 2017-2027 is a comprehensive analysis of the market and commercial opportunities for these advanced materials. For long considered too expensive for wide application, recent production developments have greatly reduced the price of SWNTs. There are now significant market opportunities in sectors such as batteries, supercapacitors, polymers, rubber and plastics for high volume materials production demand.

Report contents include:
Global production capacities
Current and future products.
Market drivers, trends and challenges, by target markets.
In-depth market assessment of opportunities for single-walled carbon nanotubes including potential revenues, pricing, most likely applications and market challenges.
Precise analysis of opportunities by applications.
In-depth company profiles, include products, capacities, and commercial activities.
Predictions for key growth areas and opportunities.

Companies profiled in the report include KH Chemicals, Zeon Corporation, OCSiAl and Thomas Swan plus 52 other single-walled carbon nanotubes producers and product developers.


  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET OPPORTUNITY RATING SYSTEM
    • MARKET CHALLENGES RATING SYSTEM
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Market summary for single-walled carbon nanotubes-Selling grade particle diameter, usage, advantages, average price/ton, high volume applications, low volume applications and novel applications.
    • EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTIES
      • Table Properties of CNTs and comparable materials.
    • PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in order of opportunity from high to low.
    • COMPETITION FROM THE GRAPHENE MARKET
    • PRODUCTION
      • Table SWNT producer's production capacities 2015.
    • FUTURE PRODUCTS
    • MARKET AND PRODUCTION CHALLENGES
      • SAFETY ISSUES
      • DISPERSION
      • SYNTHESIS AND SUPPLY QUALITY
      • COST
      • COMPETITION FROM OTHER MATERIALS
  • CARBON NANOTUBES
    • MULTI-WALLED NANOTUBES (MWNT)
    • SINGLE-WALL CARBON NANOTUBES (SWNT)
      • SINGLE-CHIRALITY
        • Table Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
    • DOUBLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES (DWNT)
    • CARBON NANOHORNS (CNHS)
    • CARBON ONIONS
    • FULLERENES
    • BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBES (BNNTS)
    • PROPERTIES
      • Table Properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
  • COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GRAPHENE AND SINGLEWALLED CARBON NANOTUBES
    • COMPARATIVE PROPERTIES
      • Table Comparative properties of carbon materials.
    • CARBON NANOTUBE-GRAPHENE HYBRIDS
    • COMPETITIVE MARKET ANALYSIS OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES AND GRAPHENE
      • Table Competitive analysis of SWNTs and graphene by application area and potential impact by 2025.
  • CARBON NANOTUBE SYNTHESIS
    • Table SWNT synthesis methods.
    • ARC DISCHARGE SYNTHESIS
    • CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD)
    • PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (PECVD)
    • HIGH-PRESSURE CARBON MONOXIDE SYNTHESIS
      • HIGH PRESSURE CO (HIPCO)
      • COMOCAT
    • FLAME SYNTHESIS
    • LASER ABLATION SYNTHESIS
    • SILANE SOLUTION METHOD
  • SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES MARKET STRUCTURE
    • Table Single-walled carbon nanotubes market structure.
  • SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES END USER MARKET SEGMENT ANALYSIS
    • PRODUCTION VOLUMES IN METRIC TONS, 2010-2025
    • SWNT PRODUCER PRODUCTION CAPACITIES
      • Table SWNT producer's production capacities 2016.
    • PRICE OF CARBON NANOTUBES-MWNTS, SWNTS AND FWNTS
      • MWNTS
      • SWNTS
        • Table Example SWNT prices.
  • APPLICATIONS OF SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES
    • Table Markets, benefits and applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.
  • ADHESIVES
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in adhesives.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in adhesives.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SWNTS
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in adhesives.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in supercapacitors.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the adhesives market.
  • AEROSPACE
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in aerospace.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in aerospace.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SWNTS
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in aerospace.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in aerospace.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the aerospace market.
  • AUTOMOTIVE
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in automotive.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in automotive.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SWNTS
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in automotive.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in the automotive market.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the automotive market.
  • LIFE SCIENCES AND MEDICAL
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in the life sciences and medical market.
    • APPLICATONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table SWNTs in the life sciences and medical market.
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in life sciences and medical.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SWNTS
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in life sciences and medical.
      • Table Potential addressable market for smart textiles and wearables in medical and healthcare.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in life sciences and medical.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in life sciences and medical.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the life sciences and medical.
  • COMPOSITES INCLUDING THERMOPLASTICS AND RUBBER
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in composites.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in composites.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in composites.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in composites.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in composites.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the composites market.
  • ELECTRONICS
    • FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS AND CONDUCTIVE FILMS
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in flexible electronics and conductive films.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in flexible electronics and conductive films.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in flexible electronics and conductive films.
        • Table Global market for wearables, 2014-2021, units and US$.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in flexible electronics and conductive films.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in flexible electronics and conductive films.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the flexible electronics and conductive films market.
    • TRANSISTORS, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND OTHER COMPONENTS
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in transistors, integrated circuits and other components.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in transistors, integrated circuits and other components.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in transistors, integrated circuits and other components.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in transistors, integrated circuits and other components.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in the transistors, integrated circuits and other components market.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the transistors, integrated circuits and other components market.
    • MEMORY DEVICES
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in memory devices.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in memory devices.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in memory devices.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in memory devices.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in the memory devices market.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the memory devices market.
    • PHOTONICS
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in photonics.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in photonics.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in photonics.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the photonics market.
  • ENERGY
    • BATTERIES
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in batteries.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in batteries.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in batteries.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in batteries.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Market challenges in SWNT batteries.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the batteries market.
    • SUPERCAPACITORS
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in supercapacitors.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in supercapacitors.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in batteries.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in supercapacitors.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Market challenges in supercapacitors.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the supercapacitors market.
    • PHOTOVOLTAICS
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in photovoltaics.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in photovoltaics.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in photovoltaics.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Market challenges for SWNTs in solar.
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the solar market.
    • FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN STORAGE
      • MARKET DRIVERS
        • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in fuel cells and hydrogen storage.
      • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
        • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in fuel cells and hydrogen storage.
        • Table Electrical conductivity of different catalyst supports compared to carbon nanotubes.
      • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
        • Table Market size for SWNTs in fuel cells and hydrogen storage.
        • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in fuel cells and hydrogen storage.
      • MARKET CHALLENGES
        • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the fuel cells and hydrogen storage market.
  • FILTRATION
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in filtration.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in filtration and separation.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in filtration.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in filtration.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges for SWNTs in filtration.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the filtration market.
  • LUBRICANTS
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in lubricants.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in lubricants.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in lubricants.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in lubricants.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the lubricants market.
  • SENSORS
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in sensors.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in sensors.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in sensors.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in sensors.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges for SWNTs in sensors.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the sensors market.
  • SMART TEXTILES AND APPAREL
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Types of smart textiles.
      • Table Smart textile products.
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in smart textiles and apparel.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in textiles and apparel.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Global market for smart clothing and apparel, 2014-2021, units and revenues (US$).
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in smart textiles and apparel.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Applications and commercialization challenges for SWNTs in smart textiles and apparel.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the smart textiles and apparel market.
  • CONDUCTIVE INKS
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in conductive inks.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Comparative properties of conductive inks.
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in conductive inks.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in conductive inks.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges for SWNTs in conductive inks.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the conductive inks market.
  • 3D PRINTING
    • MARKET DRIVERS
      • Table Market drivers for use of SWNTs in 3D printing.
    • APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF SWNTS
      • Table Applications and benefits of SWNTs in 3D printing.
    • MARKET SIZE AND OPPORTUNITY
      • Table Market size for SWNTs in 3D printing.
      • Table Market opportunity assessment for SWNTs in 3D printing.
    • MARKET CHALLENGES
      • Table Market challenges for SWNTs in 3D printing.
      • Table Market challenges rating for SWNTs in the 3D printing market.
  • CARBON NANOTUBES PRODUCERS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPERS
    • ALPHA NANO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    • ANEEVE NANOTECHNOLOGIES LLC
    • ARRY NANO
    • BREWER SCIENCE
    • BUCKY USA
    • CARBON NANO MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    • CARBONICS, INC.
    • CARBON SOLUTIONS, INC.
    • CHEAPTUBES, INC.
    • CHASM ADVANCED MATERIALS
    • CHENGDU ORGANIC CHEMICALS CO., LTD./TIMES NANO
    • DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    • EIKOS, INC.
    • ENSYSCE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    • FUJI PIGMENT CO., LTD.
    • FUJIKURA LTD.
    • FUJITSU LABORATORIES
    • HANWHA NANOTECH CO., LTD.
    • HEJI, INC.
    • HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    • HYCARB, INC.
    • IBM CORPORATION
    • KEMIX PTY LTD.
    • KH CHEMICALS, CO. LTD.
    • KLEAN INDUSTRIES INC.
    • LINDE ELECTRONICS
    • MEIJO NANO CARBON
    • MKNANO
    • NANO ENGINEERED APPLICATIONS, INC.
    • NANO-C
    • NANOCS
    • NANOMIX, INC.
    • NANOSHEL LLC
    • NANOSOLUTION CO., LTD.
    • NANOSTRUCTURED & AMORPHOUS MATERIALS, INC.
    • NANOTECHLABS, INC.
    • NANOTHINK SA
    • NANTERO, INC.
    • NIPPON CHEMI-CON CORPORATION
    • OCSIAL
    • PLASMACHEM
    • RAYMOR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • SIGMA ALDRICH
    • SKYSPRING NANOMATERIALS, INC.
    • STANFORD MATERIALS
    • SUN INNOVATIONS
    • TEXAS BIOCHEMICALS, INC.
    • THOMAS SWAN & CO., LTD.
    • TOP NANOSYS
    • TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    • TOKYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • TOYO TANSO CO., LTD.
    • XINNANO MATERIALS, INC.
    • XP NANO MATERIAL CO. LTD.
    • ZEON CORPORATION/ZEON NANOTECHNOLOGY CP., LTD.
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