Global Carbon Fibres Market Research Report - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast Till 2025

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  • June 2019
  • Value Market Research

Carbon fibres, also called as graphite fibres, are a material consisting and composed of carbon atoms. Several thousand carbon fibres are bundled together to form a tow, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric. The carbon fibre have properties that make them very useful such as high stiffness and tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance and temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. 

Carbon fibres are the strengthening element. Carbon fibres are used as Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) is a composite material, which finds applications in aerospace & defence, wind energy and automobile. It is also utilized for the production of industrial components used in the Electronic and Pharmaceutical industry. Strongest demands for carbon fibres come from aircraft & aerospace, wind energy, as well as from the automotive industry with optimized resin systems. Amongst the applications like composite materials, textiles, microelectrodes, catalysis and others, composite materials acquire the largest share.

Carbon fibres are used extensively in textile industries, which use polyacronitrile (PAN), rayon and pitch as precursors. The thread can be used to weave a carbon fibre filament fabric or cloth. The appearance of this fabric generally depends on the linear density of the yarn and the weave chosen. Carbon fibres are also used for fabrication of carbon fibres microelectrodes, which are then used in amperometer or fast-scan cyclic voltammeter for detection of biochemical signalling. Carbon fibres have found usage in catalysis in the making of synthetic gasoline.

Europe is among the foremost in the line to drive the CFRP market because of the increasing automotive and wind energy application. North America holds the largest market share in global CFRP market having found its application in its two major industries i.e. Aerospace and defense industry. The manufactures of different grade of carbon fibres include Toho Tenax, Cytec Industries, Formosa Plastics, Hexcel, Mitsubishi Rayon, SGL Carbon, Toray Industries and Zoltek.

Decision Databases is involved in providing research reports and company profiles in the global carbon fibres market in terms of revenue and output/volume. Market drivers, opportunities and restraints are thoroughly studied which influences the market. This study is further utilized for the overall analysis of the market. The carbon fibres market is segmented based on the global applications, geographic presence, by products and ingredients. We offer an inclusive category-specific market outlook. We provide access to a comprehensive collection of companies in the industry. The companies can strategize and execute business operations through our competitor analysis. Find the global industry analysis, market size, share, growth, and trends information in our carbon fibres profiles.
Carbon Fibres By Types:

  • PAN Based
  • Pitch Based
  • Others
Carbon Fibres By Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP):
  • Thermosetting
    • Epoxy resin
    • Polyester resin
    • Vinyl resin
  • Thermoplastic
    • Polyurethane
    • Polypropylene
Carbon Fibres By End-Users:
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Wind Energy
  • Automobile
  • Sports industry
  • Marine
  • Civil
  • Moulding & Compound
Carbon Fibres By Geography:
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • MEA
  • Carbon Fibres By Application :
    • Composite Materials
    • Textiles
    • Microelectrodes
    • Catalysis
    • Others
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Carbon Fibres: Carbon Fibres: Carbon fibres, alternatively graphite fibres or CF, is a material consisting of fibres about 5–10 μm in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms.

Other Related Terms And Report:
Lignin: It is a lignocellulosic biomass component found in large quantities in the world. It is fibrous complex chemical polymer of mono-lignols. They originate naturally in plant tissues as binding the cells, fibres and vessels and are the byproduct from cellulosic conversion process. In addition, this complex polymer helps in the photosynthesis process for plants.
Lignosulfonates: In the sulfite pulping process, the lignins are sulphonated so they become water soluble and thus can be separated from the insoluble cellulose. The soluble lignins are called lignosulfonates.
Kraft Lignin: Kraft lignins or sulphate lignins are present in a by-product stream of the Kraft pulping process known as black liquor. The commercial kraft lignins are generally sold in the sulphonated form or as lignin amines.

Toray to boost European processing capacity for carbon fiber
Toray Industries will invest some 5 billion yen ($45.7 million) over the next two years to ramp up processing capacity for carbon fiber composite materials in Europe. A second processing line will be added at German subsidiary Euro Advanced Carbon Fiber Composites within this year, with a third to be added in 2017. This will triple that company's capacity and enable an increase in supplies of carbon fiber composites to automakers such as Daimler, Porsche and BMW. Processing capacity will also be raised 40% within this year at Italian carbon fiber sheet manufacturers Composite Materials (Italy) and Delta Tech, both of which became part of the Toray group in 2015. Those two units manufacture "prepreg," or pre-impregnated, intermediate sheets of carbon fiber, 50-60% of which are sold to European automakers.
ELG Carbon fiber makes lightweight solutions an affordable reality
As the cost and supply of carbon remains a prohibitive factor for OEM’s, ELG Carbon fiber is presenting a range of recycled carbon products for use in automotive applications that offer significant weight savings at an affordable cost. ELG Carbon fiber has developed a recycling solution that converts manufacturing waste into premium products that can be incorporated into vehicle design. The company is currently working with a number of automotive OEM’s on a range of projects from the development of end-of-use recycling solutions for carbon fiber components and structures, to the demonstration of the economic and technical performance of recycled carbon fiber materials in lightweight vehicle applications.
Hexcel to unveil high-volume carbon fiber automotive part
Hexcel Reinforcements UK Ltd., a manufacturer of composite reinforcements, reports that it will display a composite structure manufactured for a British automotive OEM at the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials (GALM) Europe 2016 conference this month. The demonstrator part was developed using Hexcel's HiMax carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics specifically optimized for high-volume composites manufacturing processes. Hexcel Reinforcements UK created a non-crimp fabric that the company says features the optimum balance between drape, stability and permeability. Using an automotive-grade, standard-modulus, high-tow count carbon fiber, the company engineered a biaxial fabric with tailored stitch patterns. The high-drape HiMax reinforcement reportedly conforms to the complex mold geometry of the part, minimizing the defects typically seen with standard materials, while its permeability is optimized to enable the fast injection and cure times required for high-volume manufacturing.
Dow launches new carbon fiber bonding technique
Dow Automotive Systems has launched an injection bonding technique for BETAFORCE composite bonding adhesives. The company claims that this enables the wider application of carbon fiber parts in mixed-material assembly and thus supports manufacturers’ lightweight strategies, such as those at BMW Group with its recent BMW 7er series. Injection bonding can be used as a special process to bond carbon fiber parts to metal in side-frame applications along the roof. Here, the carbon-fiber part is used as an inlay in a metal housing running along the A-pillar into the roof and down the D-pillar. This ensures stability of the passenger compartment in the case of a side-pole impact or rollover, as well as increasing vehicle torsional stiffness while improving subsequent ride-handling and NVH at the lowest mass. The challenge of integrating such long carbon fiber composite parts is the management of the differential Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (CLTE) along the assembly as well as during the operative life of the vehicle. BETAFORCE technology helps address that challenge.
Kengo Kuma uses new carbon fiber composite to reinforce buildings against quakes
World-renowned architect, Kengo Kuma has used a unique thermoplastic carbon fiber composite technology for seismic reinforcement at a recent project in Japan. As part of his renovation the Komatsu Seiren Fabric Laboratory, Kuma draped the building’s exterior with the world’s first carbon fiber composite seismic reinforcement called Cabkoma Strand Rod. The rod is a carbon fiber composite covered in synthetic as well as inorganic fibres and finished with a thermoplastic resin. The new technology is considered the lightest seismic reinforcement in the world, weighing just 12kg for a 160 metre-long roll, and is easily transportable. Cabkoma is flexible and soft to touch unlike conventional reinforcing materials that are generally hard and heavy.
Cauden Introduces Exclusive Handmade Carbon Fiber Leather Money Clips with Direct and Expressive Design
Specializing in handmade special material-based accessories of the finest craftsmanship, Cauden is   announced the official worldwide launch of its first product ever, “The carbon fiber leather money clip.” Their new product “carbon fiber leather money clip” is incredibly light, weighing in just six grams. Available in eight colors, it is made out of 100% real carbon fiber sheets and the highest quality Italian vegetable leather. Not only it’s durable, its unique design makes it an outstandingly fashionable accessory.
CCDI Composites reveals carbon fiber torque tube assembly
CCDI Composites Inc. announced that it has designed and developed the carbon fiber torque tube for the manufacturer of a premier iconic American sports car. This driveline, say CCDI Composites, saves more than 30 lb compared to predecessor steel assembly. Additionally, the carbon fiber tube minimizes engine vibration propagation. The robust carbon fiber torque tube assembly includes an internal sleeve, needed to match coefficients of thermal expansion, plus a structural bonded joint. This combination of technologies is required to meet challenging loading conditions. CCDI collaborated with an industry leader in automotive power transmission products to jointly develop this solution to handle difficult bending loads, torsional loads and operating conditions.
Aston martin builds carbon fiber race-bred vantage GT8 for everyday roads
All Aston martin road cars posses some sporting DNA from their countless race wins in GT3 and GT4 categories, but the luxury brand’s ‘vantage GT8’ draws directly from that knowledge and passion to deliver something altogether more overt in looks and ability. Heavily influenced by the 2016 Aston martin ‘V8 vantage GTE’ racecar, the latest model is the lightest and most powerful ‘V8 vantage’, with a dramatically sculpted carbon fiber bodywork shaped by race-bred aerodynamics. Powered by a 4.7 litre V8 with a choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed ‘sportshift’ paddle shift transmission, the car is tuned for track-focused agility. Wide-bodied, the ‘V8 vantage GTE’ features extensive use of carbon fiber with the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills and rear diffuser all fashioned from the lightweight material.
Toyota concept vehicle features carbon fiber
Toyota’s concept vehicle, the Deep Orange 6, was, unveiled at the SAE International 2016 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit, MI. The car was developed and engineered by students from Clemson University and features TeXtreme carbon fabrics in its door panels, rear hatch, dashboard, and bumpers and cladding. TeXtreme’s proprietary production methods create an ultralight and ultrathin spread tow carbon fiber reinforcement. The technology has been used by Bauer Hockey, Prince Tennis, Cobra Puma Golf, and Bell Helmets, along with its use in Formula 1, NASCAR and the ORACLE TEAM USA America's Cup boat.





  • PAN Based
  • Pitch Based
  • Others

  • Thermosetting
    • Epoxy Resin
    • Polyester Resin
    • Vinyl Resin
  • Thermoplastic 
    • Polyurethane
    • Polypropylene

  • Aerospace & Defense 
  • Wind Energy 
  • Automobile
  • Sports industry
  • Marine
  • Civil
  • Moulding & Compound

  • North America 
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa


  • Toho Tenax
  • Cytec Industries
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Hexcel
  • Mitsubishi Rayon
  • SGL Carbon
  • Toray Industries
  • Zoltek

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