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 recently announced completion a 1,200 metric ton (MT) expansion of their CNT production capacity to 1,700 MT. At the end of 2020, Carbice Corporation raised $15 million to develop CNTs for thermal management in electronics. Cabot Corporation acquired Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN) for approximately $115 million.
Multi-walled carbon nanotube (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. 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 2020-2031.
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 135 companies. Companies profiled include LG Chem, MECHnano, C2CNT LLC, Huntsman Corporation, NovationSi, Zeon Corporation, Eden Innovations Ltd, Cabot Corporation, Carbice Corporation, NAWA Technologies, OCSiAl and many more.
Table 11. 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. 45
Table 12. Properties of carbon nanotubes. 48
Table 13. Properties of CNTs and comparable materials. 49
Table 14. Markets, benefits and applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. 52
Table 15. Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. 54
Table 16. Comparative properties of BNNTs and CNTs. 61
Table 17. Applications of BNNTs. 62
Table 18. Comparison of well-established approaches for CNT synthesis. 66
Table 19. SWCNT synthesis methods. 67
Table 20. Location of SWCNT patent filings 2008-2020. 77
Figure 52: Demand for carbon nanotubes in filtration (tons), 2018-2031. 200
Figure 53: Demand for carbon nanotubes in fuel cells (tons), 2018-2031. 208
Figure 54. Demand for carbon nanotubes in life sciences and medical (tons), 2018-2031. 222
Figure 55: CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray System. 223
Figure 56. Graphene medical biosensors for wound healing. 224
Figure 57: 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. 225
Figure 58: GraphWear wearable sweat sensor. 225
Figure 59: Demand for carbon nanotubes in lubricants (tons), 2018-2031. 233
Figure 60: Demand for carbon nanotubes in oil and gas (tons), 2018-2031. 239
Figure 61: Demand for carbon nanotubes in paints and coatings (tons), 2018-2031. 251
Figure 62. CSCNT Reinforced Prepreg. 253
Figure 63: Demand for carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics (tons), 2018-2031. 261
Figure 64: Suntech/TCNT nanotube frame module 262
Figure 65: Demand for carbon nanotubes in rubber and tires (tons), 2018-2031. 269
Figure 66: Demand for carbon nanotubes in sensors (tons), 2018-2031. 277
Figure 67: Demand for carbon nanotubes in textiles (tons), 2018-2031. 287
Figure 68: Demand for carbon nanotubes in supercapacitors (tons), 2018-2031. 293
Figure 69. Nawa's ultracapacitors. 295
Figure 70. AWN Nanotech water harvesting prototype. 306