The global carbon nanotubes market is growing rapidly, driven by demand for conductive materials for applications in electronics and batteries for electric vehicles. LG Chem has increased production in 2021 and has committed multi-billion dollars in funding to new battery tech.
Multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) powders, arrays, sheets, flakes, films and yarns have found applications in consumer electronics, power cables, ESD resins, batteries, polymer composites, coatings, aerospace, sensors, heaters, filters and biomedicine. Large-scale industrial production of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) has been initiated, promising new market opportunities in rubber, coatings, transparent conductive films, transistors, sensors and memory devices.
Global production capacities for MWCNTS and SWCNTs, historical and forecast to 2031.
Industry activity and product news 2020-2021.
Analysis of other carbon nanotube related materials including Double-walled carbon nanotubes, Vertically aligned CNTs (VACNTs), Few-walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs), Carbon nanohorns (CNH), Boron Nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) and carbon nanofibers.
Market analysis of carbon nanotubes in batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, 3D printing, rubber, automotive and aerospace composites, packaging, electronics, adhesives, thermal management, construction materials, filters, biomedicine, lubricants, oil & gas, paints & coatings, solar cells, sensors, rubber, textiles and cables.
Analysis of synthesis methods. Analysis of carbon nanotubes synthesis from carbon capture, biomass and recycled materials.
Profiles of more than 140 companies. Companies profiled include LG Chem, MECHnano, Capital Power Corporation, Somalytics, Huntsman Corporation, NovationSi, Zeon Corporation, Eden Innovations Ltd, Cabot Corporation, Carbice Corporation, NAWA Technologies, OCSiAl and many more.
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 25
1.1 The global market for carbon nanotubes in 2021 26
1.1.1 Demand for Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) increasing 27
Table 7. Annual production capacity of SWCNT producers in 2021 (MT). 40
Table 8. Carbon nanotubes market challenges. 43
Table 9. 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. 44
Table 10. Properties of carbon nanotubes. 48
Table 11. Properties of CNTs and comparable materials. 49
Table 12. Markets, benefits and applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. 52
Table 13. Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. 54
Table 14. Comparative properties of BNNTs and CNTs. 61
Table 15. Applications of BNNTs. 62
Table 16. Comparison of well-established approaches for CNT synthesis. 66
Table 17. SWCNT synthesis methods. 67
Table 18. Location of SWCNT patent filings 2008-2020. 77
Figure 50: Demand for carbon nanotubes in filtration (tons), 2018-2031. 204
Figure 51: Demand for carbon nanotubes in fuel cells (tons), 2018-2031. 213
Figure 52. Demand for carbon nanotubes in life sciences and medical (tons), 2018-2031. 227
Figure 53. CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System. 228
Figure 54. Graphene medical biosensors for wound healing. 229
Figure 55: 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. 230
Figure 56: GraphWear wearable sweat sensor. 230
Figure 57: Demand for carbon nanotubes in lubricants (tons), 2018-2031. 238
Figure 58. Demand for carbon nanotubes in oil and gas (tons), 2018-2031. 245
Figure 59. Demand for carbon nanotubes in paints and coatings (tons), 2018-2031. 256
Figure 60. CSCNT Reinforced Prepreg. 258
Figure 61: Demand for carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics (tons), 2018-2031. 266
Figure 62: Suntech/TCNT nanotube frame module 267
Figure 63: Demand for carbon nanotubes in rubber and tires (tons), 2018-2031. 274
Figure 64: Demand for carbon nanotubes in sensors (tons), 2018-2031. 282
Figure 65: Demand for carbon nanotubes in textiles (tons), 2018-2031. 292
Figure 66: Demand for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2031. 299
Figure 67. Nawa's ultracapacitors. 300
Figure 68. AWN Nanotech water harvesting prototype. 311