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Carbon Fibers

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Industry structure and dynamics 12
Introduction 13
Manufacturing processes 15
Rayon-based carbon fibers 15
PAN-based carbon fibers 16
Pitch-based carbon fibers 17
Processing of carbon fibers 17
Continuous-fiber composites 18
Tape laying 18
Filament winding 19
Pultrusion 19
Sheet molding 19
Honeycomb construction –19
Chopped fibers 20
Nonpolymeric matrices 20
Environmental issues 21
Supply and demand by region 22
United States 22
Producing companies 22
AvCarb (formerly Ballard) 23
Cytec Carbon Fibers LLC (under Solvay) 23
DowAksa 23
Hexcel 23
Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites 24
SGL Composites LLC 24
Teijin Carbon America, Inc. 24
Toray Composite Materials America, Inc. 24
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 26
Industrial, wind, automotive/transportation, and other commercial applications 27
Pressure vessels 28
Wind, oil, gas 29
Automotive 31
Civil engineering 33
Electrical/electronic 34
Drive shafts/machinery 34
Marine 35
Other 36
Aircraft and aerospace applications 36
Military aircraft 37
Large commercial aircraft 38
Regional, business, and personal aircraft 42
Helicopters 42
Aircraft engines and brakes 43
Tooling 44
Missiles and spacecraft 44
Sporting goods/recreation 45
Price 47
Trade 48
Imports 48
Exports 48
Mexico 49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Central and South America 50
Salient statistics 50
Consumption50
Western Europe 51
Producing companies 51
Production 55
Consumption 56
Industrial, wind, automotive/transportation, and other commercial applications 57
Aircraft and aerospace applications 59
Sporting goods/recreation 60
Price60
Trade61
Central and Eastern Europe 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 64
Trade65
Middle East and Africa 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Japan 70
Producing companies 70
Toray Industries 71
Teijin Carbon Fibers Business 72
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation 72
Nippon Graphite Fiber 73
Kureha Corporation 74
Osaka Gas Chemicals 74
Production 74
Consumption 75
Industrial, automotive/transportation and other commercial applications 77
Aircraft and aerospace applications 78
Sporting goods/recreation 79
Price 79
Trade80
China 81
Introduction 81
Producing companies 82
Salient statistics 87
Production 88
Consumption 88
Industrial 88
Transportation applications 88
Renewable energy 90
Civil engineering 91
Sporting goods/recreation 91
Aircraft/aerospace 92
Commercial aviation 92
Military aviation 93
Projected use of carbon fiber in aviation 93
Price 94
Trade94
Other Asia 94
Producing companies 94
India 95
South Korea 95
Taiwan 96
Thailand 96
Production 96
Consumption 96
Trade99
Additional resources 100
Revisions 101
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