Global and China Carbon Fiber Industry Report, 2014-2017

Global and China Carbon Fiber Industry Report, 2014-2017

Carbon fiber is the new-generation reinforced fiber, mainly used in the fields of aerospace, industry, sports and leisure. In 2014, the global industrial applications like natural gas, wind power and automobiles showed the largest demand for carbon fiber, 64% or so.

In 2014, the global carbon fiber capacity totaled approximately 130 kt, mainly contributed by Japan, Europe and the U.S.. The world's top five companies -- Toray, Teijin, Mitsubishi Rayon, Germany SGL and Formosa Plastics shared 60% of the global carbon fiber capacity together.

Due to excellent performance, the market demand for carbon fiber has been strong. The global carbon fiber demand amounted to 70kt or more in 2014. Specifically, the demand from automotive lightweight grows faster, which attracts many companies to get involved in this field. SGL and BMW cooperate to make use of carbon fiber materials in the body structure of BMW i3 and i8. Toyota will use Toray’s carbon fiber for Mirai fuel cell vehicles.

In 2014, China carbon fiber industry took shape, the T300 carbon fiber made in China partially replaced the imported one, and T700 and T800 technologies made breakthroughs. However, the Chinese producers hold backward technologies and pay high production costs; coupled with the declining international carbon fiber price in recent three years, Chinese carbon fiber enterprises are confronted with operating difficulties with a low operating rate. In 2014, China's output of carbon fiber only reached about 3kt, and the self-sufficiency rate was less than 20%.

In 2014, there were more than 30 Chinese carbon fiber manufacturers, but only Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Material and Zhongfu Shenying Carbon Fiber achieved the respective output of above 1 kt, while the carbon fiber devices of some enterprises were in a shutdown state. At present, China’s planned / ongoing carbon fiber capacity hits 30 kt or more, but Chinese carbon fiber companies will delay or cancel some projects under greater pressure incurred by foreign competitors.

Despite China's low output growth rate, the demand for carbon fiber grows quickly and may ascend at the expected growth rate of more than 20% during 2015-2017. The favorable national policies and huge market potentials have prompted a number of listed companies to step in the field of carbon fiber, such as Kingfa, Fangda Carbon, Beijing Urban Construction, Hebang, Kangdexin and so forth.

The report mainly covers the followings:

Supply and demand, competition pattern, price analysis and development trend of the global carbon fiber industry;
Supply and demand, competition pattern, import and export, price analysis and development trend of Chinese carbon fiber industry;
Operation and carbon fiber business of nine overseas carbon fiber manufacturers;
Operation, carbon fiber business and development trend of eight carbon fiber manufacturers as well as the developments of 28 carbon fiber producers in Mainland China.

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1 Overview of Carbon Fiber
1.1 Definition and Properties
1.2 Technological Process
1.3 Classification
1.4 Application
2 Global Carbon Fiber Market
2.1 Status Quo
2.2 Supply and Demand
2.2.1 Supply
2.2.2 Demand
2.3 Competition Pattern
2.4 Price
3 Chinese Carbon Fiber Market
3.1 Status Quo
3.2 Supply and Demand
3.2.1 Supply
3.2.2 Demand
3.3 Import and Export
3.3.1 Carbon Fiber
3.3.2 Other Carbon Fiber Products
3.4 Price
4 Key Overseas Companies
4.1 Toray
4.1.1 Profile
4.1.2 Operation
4.1.3 Operation of Carbon Fiber Division
4.1.4 Carbon Fiber Business
4.1.5 Business in China
4.2 Zoltek
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Operation
4.2.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.2.4 Development of Carbon Fiber Business
4.3 Teijin
4.3.1 Profile
4.3.2 Operation
4.3.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.3.4 Business in China
4.4 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
4.4.1 Profile
4.4.2 Operation
4.4.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.5 Kureha
4.5.1 Profile
4.5.2 Operation
4.5.3 Operation of Advanced Materials Division
4.5.4 Carbon Fiber Business
4.6 Hexcel
4.6.1 Profile
4.6.2 Operation
4.6.3 Revenue Structure
4.6.4 Carbon Fiber Business
4.7 CYTEC
4.7.1 Profile
4.7.2 Operation
4.7.3 Operation of Engineering Materials Division
4.7.4 Carbon Fiber Business
4.8 SGL
4.8.1 Profile
4.8.2 Operation
4.8.3 Operation of Carbon Fiber and Composite Materials Division
4.8.4 Carbon Fiber Business
4.9 Formosa Plastics
4.9.1 Profile
4.9.2 Operation
4.9.3 Carbon Fiber Business Operation
4.9.4 Carbon Fiber Output and Sales Volume
5 Key Enterprises in Mainland China
5.1 Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd.
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 Revenue Structure
5.1.4 Gross Margin
5.1.5 Customers
5.1.6 Carbon Fiber Business
5.1.7 Forecast and Prospect
5.2 Jilin Qifeng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 Revenue Structure
5.2.4 Gross Margin
5.2.5 Output and Sales Volume
5.2.6 Selling Price
5.2.7 Carbon Fiber Business
5.2.8 Forecast and Prospect
5.3 Kingfa
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 Carbon Fiber Business
5.4 Fangda Carbon
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 Carbon Fiber Business
5.5 Beijing Urban Construction
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 Carbon Fiber Business
5.6 Swan Fiber
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 Carbon Fiber Business
5.7 Ningxia Dayuan Chemical Co., Ltd.
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Operation
5.7.3 Revenue Structure
5.7.4 Gross Margin
5.7.5 Customers
5.7.6 Carbon Fiber Business
5.7.7 Forecast and Prospect
5.8 Jiangsu Tianniao
5.8.1 Profile
5.8.2 Operation
5.8.3 Revenue Structure
5.8.4 Gross Margin
5.8.5 Carbon Fiber Business
5.9 Other Manufacturers
5.9.1 Zhongfu Shenying Carbon Fiber
5.9.2 Shanxi Hengtian
5.9.3 Weihai Tuozhan
5.9.4 PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical
5.9.5 Anshan Sinocarb
5.9.6 Jiangsu Hengshen Fiber Material
5.9.7 Anhui Xinfeng
5.9.8 Tianshun Chemical
5.9.9 Handan Silicon Valley (HSVC)
5.9.10 HNEC Yongmei Carbon Fiber
5.9.11 Shenyang Zhongheng New Materials
5.9.12 Sichuan Xinwanxing Carbon Fiber Composites
5.9.13 Xi'an Carbon Materials
5.9.14 Zhejiang Juxin Carbon Fiber
5.9.15 Anhui Shouwen
5.9.16 Gansu Haoshi
5.9.17 Sinofibers Technology
5.9.18 Dalian Xingke
5.10 Proposed and Ongoing Projects
5.10.1 Shanghai Petrochemical
5.10.2 Ordos Yaxin Carbon Fiber
5.10.3 Shanxi Hongte
5.10.4 Shandong Xintian
5.10.5 Xinjiang Chuangyue
5.10.6 Dalian Guorui
5.10.7 Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group
5.10.8 Bluestar Weibang
5.10.9 Hebang
5.10.10 Kangdexin
6 Summary and Forecast
6.1 Summary
6.2 Forecast for Supply and Demand
6.2.1 Global Market
6.2.2 Chinese Market

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