Published December 3 2020, 402 pages, 175 tables, 87 figures
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-enhanced products are commercially available in variety of markets. MWCNT powders, arrays, sheets, flakes, films and yarns have found applications in consumer electronics, power cables, batteries, polymer composites, coatings, aerospace, sensors, heaters, filters and biomedicine.
The market for MWCNTs has until the last year witnessed a decline in large-scale production; however there still remains global demand of >2000-2500 tons per annum with increased demand over the past 12 months in composites, automotive and aerospace applications and especially as battery additives in Asia. MWCNTs are used as conductive agents in lithium ion secondary batteries, with demand increasing greatly in markets for EVs and PHEVs. The use of carbon nanotubes as anode-conductive additives allows for reduction in the use of conductive materials by around 30 percent and increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries. LG Chem has recently announced plans to increase production capacity from 500 to 1,700 tons per annum to meet battery market demands and Cabot Corporation has acquired Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN) for approximately $115 million. Several start-ups have received multi-million financing in 2020, including recent $15 million investment in US-based Carbice Corp.
Large-scale industrial production of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) has been initiated, promising new market opportunities in transparent conductive films, transistors, sensors and memory devices. Market volume for SWCNTs will increase in the coming years due to multi-volume production methods coming on stream and reduction in price. This will allow for penetration in high volume markets such as polymer composites, conductive coatings, antistatic coatings, rubber and tires, batteries, construction materials, asphalt, power cables and plastics.
Global production capacities for MWCNTS and SWCNTs, historical and forecast to 2030.
Unique market assessment tools to assess the viability of graphene, by market, and application.
Assessment of carbon nanotubes by market including applications, key benefits, market megatrends, market drivers for carbon nanotubes, technology drawbacks, competing materials, potential consumption of nanotubes to 2030 and main players.
Market drivers, trends and challenges, by target markets.
In-depth market assessment of opportunities for carbon nanotubes including potential revenues, pricing, most likely applications and market challenges.
Market analysis-Carbon nanotubes in:
Aerospace and aviation.
Electronics (Flexible electronics, conductive films and displays; conductive inks; transistors, integrated circuites; memory devices; photonics)
Energy storage, conversion and exploration (Batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, fuel cells and hydrogen storage)
Filtration and separation.
Life sciences and medical.
Oil and gas.
Rubber and tires.
Smart textiles and apparel.
Thermal interface materials (TIM)
Analysis of opportunities, by applications.
Full list of technology collaborations, strategic partnerships, and M&As in the global carbon nanotubes market.
In-depth company profiles of over 100 producers and product developers.
Predictions for key growth areas and opportunities.
Analysis of the market for boron nitride nantotubes.
In-depth profiles of carbon nanotubes producers including products, production capacities, manufacturing methods, collaborations, licensing, customers and target markets. Companies profiled include Arkema, BNNT LLC, C2CNT LLC, Carbonics, Inc., DexMat, Inc., OCSIAL, Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd., GSI Creos Corporation, Koatsu Gas Kogyo Co. Ltd., Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., LG Chem, Murata Machinery Ltd., Toray Industries, Inc., Zeon Corporation and many more.
Detailed forecasts for key growth areas, opportunities and demand.
Market impact of COVID-19 pandemic on CNTs market, by end user industry.
Table 12. Assessment of impact from COVID-19 by end user market. Key: Low, little impact and market will continue to grow. Medium, market impacted to some degree affecting growth prospects over next 1-2 years. High: Market significantly impacted. 43
Table 13: Properties of carbon nanotubes. 47
Table 14: Markets, benefits and applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. 50
Table 15: Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. 52
Table 16. Comparative properties of BNNTs and CNTs. 59
Table 17. Applications of BNNTs. 60
Table 18. Comparison of well-established approaches for CNT synthesis. 62
Table 19: SWCNT synthesis methods. 63
Table 20. Location of SWCNT patent filings 2008-2019. 69
Figure 53: Demand for carbon nanotubes in filtration (tons), 2018-2030. 190
Figure 54: Demand for carbon nanotubes in fuel cells (tons), 2018-2030. 198
Figure 55: Demand for carbon nanotubes in life sciences and medical (tons), 2018-2030. 212
Figure 56: CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System. 213
Figure 57. Graphene medical biosensors for wound healing. 214
Figure 58: Graphene Frontiers’ Six™ chemical sensors consists of a field effect transistor (FET) with a graphene channel. Receptor molecules, such as DNA, are attached directly to the graphene channel. 215
Figure 59: GraphWear wearable sweat sensor. 215
Figure 60: Demand for carbon nanotubes in lubricants (tons), 2018-2030. 223
Figure 61: Demand for carbon nanotubes in oil and gas (tons), 2018-2030. 229
Figure 62: Demand for carbon nanotubes in paints and coatings (tons), 2018-2030. 240
Figure 63. CSCNT Reinforced Prepreg. 242
Figure 64: Demand for carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics (tons), 2018-2030. 249
Figure 65: Suntech/TCNT nanotube frame module 250
Figure 66: Demand for carbon nanotubes in rubber and tires (tons), 2018-2030. 256
Figure 67: Demand for carbon nanotubes in sensors (tons), 2018-2030. 265
Figure 68: Demand for carbon nanotubes in textiles (tons), 2018-2030. 274
Figure 69: Demand for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2030. 280
Figure 70. Nawa's ultracapacitors. 282
Figure 71. AWN Nanotech water harvesting prototype. 293