THE CARBON FIBRE INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE 2011-2020
By Tony Roberts
ISBN 1 871677 64 5
from Materials Technology Publications
An in-depth market report and
evaluation of current markets and future supply and demand of the rapidly growing carbon fibre industry and its global markets. This is the ONLY market report available on the carbon fibre industry with forecasts through 2020, encompassing a crucial period in the industry's development. Between 2011 and 2020 the industry is forecast to have very high growth rates with production of 46,000 tonnes in 2011 to reach 140,000 tonnes by 2020.
The supply/demand forecasts to 2020 are provided through comprehensive statistical data backed by analysis of likely trends for both carbon fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs). The complex relationship between supply and demand is expertly considered by Tony Roberts, one of the world's leading market consultants in the carbon fibre industry.
The report features discussion of all the world's major carbon fibre manufacturers including new players in the industry and detailed information on plant capacities, production outputs, future expansion plans, product ranges and full financials. Backed by years of study of the carbon fibre industry in China, the author gives a full assessment of China's role in the next decade.
- Global sales of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs)forecast to reach $28.2 billion by 2015 and $48.7 billion by 2020
- The global demand for carbon fibre tow will grow from 46,000 tonnes in 2011 to 140,000 tonnes in 2020
- Sales of carbon fibre tow will increase from $1.6 billion in 2011 to $4.5 billion in 2020
- All carbon fibre tow types will grow by 45% by 2020
- The wind energy market will increase from 10,440 tonnes to 54,270 tonnes by 2020 and be 46% of total market
- Demand (by weight) in the aerospace/defense sector will grow from 7,694 tonnes to 18,462 tonnes by 2020
- Plant capacity will increase from 102,000 tonnes in 2011 to 129,000 tonnes in 2015 and potentially to 185,000 tonnes in 2020
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Anthony (Tony) Roberts has over 40 years’ experience in the carbon fibre and advanced composites industry sectors dating back to the 1970s and work at Courtaulds Grafil, Coventry, UK, a leading manufacturer of carbon fibres. That experice gave him a comprehensive understanding of the global markets for carbon fibre. In the 1990s he began work at Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd as Sales and Marketing Director for subsidiary companies Grafil Inc and Newport Adhesives and Composites Inc. Since 2005 Roberts has served as an independent consultant preparing numerous studies including two global reports published by Materials Technology Publications: The Carbon Fibre Industry: Global Strategic Market Evaluation (2006) and The Carbon Fibre Industry Worldwide (2008). Roberts has unique insight into the growing carbon fibre industry for developing regions, particularly China where he has spent extended periods as a consultant gathering data on manufacturers and evaluating market trends.
Established in 1985, Materials Technology Publications specialises in the publication of market reports within the area of industrial materials. Each report analyses the current and future prospects for specific industries and provides pertinent statistical data on production, growth rates, imports, exports, etc. Key companies are identified and their performances compared. The impact of advances in production methods and materials technology is also assessed.
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Topics covered within 400+ pages and 270+ tables:
Assessment of Aerospace Industry
Assessment of Wind Industry
Assessment of Automotice Industry
Trends in compressed natural gas (CNG) vessels
Trends is Sports and Leisure Uses
Analysis of Processing Routes