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Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS OD4649 | Dec 2016

Reinforced strength: The industry will thrive as downstream manufacturing demand rises

IBISWorld’s Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Downstream manufacturers will increase purchases of carbon fiber as production rises
  • The recent appreciation in the dollar has hurt the competitiveness of domestic operators
  • The commercial aerospace and defense industries will remain the largest markets for industry products
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for carbon fiber on an organic basis has grown significantly during the past decade and is likely to continue growing robustly over the next decade, benefitting the Carbon Fiber and Graphene Manufacturing industry. Carbon fiber is primarily used in aerospace applications due to its high cost compared with steel and aluminum, which discourages manufacturers from using it in more mainstream industrial applications. Currently, graphene is still an emerging technology, accounting for a negligible portion of industry revenue. However, several companies are racing to develop and patent graphene applications, which could potentially revolutionize the industry in the coming years... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Concentration in the industry is high, with the top four operators controlling an estimated 67.4% of the market in 2016. The industry is concentrated due to its capital-intensive nature, the high level of technical expertise required to manufacture carbon fiber and its precursors and the large-scale nature of the majority of end-users of carbon fiber. Indeed, the industry's primary domestic market – commercial aviation and aerospace – is dominated by only a handful of companies; these aerospace manufacturers prefer to deal with larger, vertically integrated carbon fiber manufacturers that have the capacity to meet their custom specifications and demanding turnaround requirements.

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Additional Insights for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry are

  • Obtaining and maintaining patent protection
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Federal funding for defense in the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures graphene, carbon fiber and other advanced carbon-based materials. The main product made by this industry is PAN-based carbon fiber, which is then used to make carbon fiber composites that have excellent strength-to-weight ratios and durability. Key applications for these products include aerospace, automotive, alternative energy and high-tech electronics. Graphene remains an experimental material with limited, if any, commercial applications

    Industry Products
    PAN-based carbon fiber for prepregsPAN-based carbon fiber for other usesPitch-based carbon fiber and other productsGraphene
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing grapheneManufacturing carbon fiber

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Federal funding for defense
  • External competition
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Rapidly rising demand
  • Industry globalization
  • Constrained profitability
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong demand from key markets
  • Continued product development
  • Table: Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Space Vehicle & Missile Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • PAN-based carbon fiber for prepregs
  • PAN-based carbon fiber for other uses
  • Pitch-based carbon fiber and other products
  • Graphene
  • Chart: Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Aerospace, space and defense
  • Industrial and automotive
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hexcel Corporation
    Cytec Industries of the US
    Toray Group
  • Table: Hexcel Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Cytec Industries of the US - financial performance
  • Table: Toray Group - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Carbon Fiber & Graphene Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Global demand for carbon fiber in metric tons (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Carbon Fiber
  • A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material.
  • Carbon Nanotube
  • A fullerene having a cylindrical or toroidal configuration.
  • Graphene
  • A sheet of carbon atoms bound together with double electron bonds in a thin film only one atom thick.
  • Precursor
  • The raw material that carbon fibers are made out of. The two primary precursors used are polyacrylonitrile precursors and petroleum-based pitch precursors.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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