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September 10, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

World Carbon Fibers Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon Fibers in Metric Tons. The market for ‘Carbon Fiber’ is analyzed by the following end-use segments: Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2006 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for this market. The report profiles 61 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Cytec Industries, Inc., Hexcel Corp., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Grafil, Inc., SGL Carbon Group, Teijin Ltd., Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax America, Inc., Toray Industries, Inc., Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc., and Zoltek Companies, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CARBON FIBERS

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT MCP-1827

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

Outlook II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-1

2. Trends and Issues II-3

Carbon Fiber – An Inevitable Material in Defense and Aerospace

Applications II-3

Carbon Fiber Set to Replace Steel in Automotives II-3

Industry Poorly Equipped to Serve Automotive Needs II-4

The FreedomCAR Program to Boost Carbon Fiber Demand II-4

Consumption of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods – Current Scenario II-5

Sports Goods Manufacturers Haunted by Big Buyers II-5

Golf Clubs – A Key Fiber Consumer II-5

Racquets – Second Largest Category II-5

Snowboards and Skis – Smaller Segment II-6

Fishing Rods – Maximum User of Fiber Properties II-6

MEMS Applications – The Latest Avenue for Carbon Fiber II-6

Carbon Fiber Recycling – Rising Expectations II-7

3. Competitive Landscape II-8

Table 1: Global Market for Carbon Fibers (2008): Competitive

Scenario for Major Players – Toray Industries, Inc., Teijin

Ltd., and Mitsubishi Rayon Co. II-8

A Peek into Production Lines II-10

Table 2: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Toray (2009 (E)):

Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons by

Subsidiary (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 3: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Toho Group (2008 &

2009 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons

by Subsidiary (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 4: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Mitsubishi Rayon

Group (2009 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand

Metric Tons by Location (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 5: Carbon Fibers Production Lines of Zoltek Companies,

Inc. (2008 & 2009 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Million

Pounds by Location (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 6: Carbon Fibers Production Base of SGL Group (2009 (E)

& 2012 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric

Tons by Location (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 7: Global Carbon Fibers Market (2008 (E)): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Production in Thousand Metric Tons by

Country/Region – Japan, USA, Europe, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

4. Product Overview II-13

Introduction II-13

Definition II-13

Characteristics II-13

Handling Measures and Safety Precautions II-14

Emergency Care-Taking Measures II-14

Storing Carbon Fibers II-14

Shipping Carbon Fibers II-14

Disposal of Carbon Fibers II-15

History of Carbon Fibers II-15

Classification of Carbon Fibers II-15

Based on Precursor Material II-15

PAN-Based Carbon Fiber II-15

Production Process II-15

Pitch-Based Carbon Fiber II-16

Rayon-Based Carbon Fiber II-16

Based on Form II-16

Conventional/Small Tow II-16

Large Tow II-16

A Brief Description of Attributes and Applications of Carbon

Fiber II-16

End-Use Applications of Carbon Fibers II-17

Aerospace and Defense II-17

Select Applications of Carbon Fiber Composites in Aircraft II-17

Table 8: Consumption Pattern of Carbon Fiber in Select

Aircraft Model for 2008 II-18

Sports Goods II-18

Use of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods II-18

Industrial Applications II-18

General Industrial Machinery II-18

Energy-Related II-19

Transport Machinery II-19

Infrastructure-Related II-19

Table 9: Global Carbon Fiber Market (2009 (E)): Percentage

Breakdown of Consumption in Industrial Applications by

End-Use – General Industrial Machinery, Energy-Related,

Transport-Machinery, Infrastructure-Related, and Other

Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

5. Technological Developments II-20

Quatro Composites Introduces Structural Optimization

Technology for Carbon Fibers II-20

Texas-Based Researchers Produce Fiber Using Single-Wall Carbon

Nanotubes II-20

PlastiComp Compounds Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics II-20

Japanese Research Team Develops Carbon Fiber Size-Adjusting Agent II-20

Japanese Team Comes Up with Catalytic Metal Supportive Carbon

Fiber II-20

Carbon Fiber Electrode Substrate for Electrochemical Cells II-21

Composite Containing Reinforcing Fibers from German Researchers II-21

Goodyear Launches Fiber Based Tyre II-21

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-22

Hexcel Develops New Prepreg II-22

Aldila Releases Latest VooDoo Shaft II-22

Fujitsu Introduces New Nano-Scale Carbon Composite II-22

Victrex Rolls Out New Carbon Fibers II-22

Mitsubishi Rayon Develops New Small Tow Fiber II-22

NEC Rolls Out New Bioplastic II-23

Goodyear Introduces Unique Carbon Fiber Based CVT II-23

Invibio Unleashes Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK-OPTIMA Polymer II-23

Wujiang Shengfang Introduces Carbon Fiber Polyester Fabric II-23

Ecarboy Rolls Out Carbon Fiber Grill Cover II-23

Dymag Develops Carbon Fiber Wheels for Cars II-23

Topmix International Rolls Out Carbon Fiber Spoiler Kit II-23

7. Recent Industry Activity II-24

Chomarat Buys Hexcel’s Stake in Techfab II-24

SGL Carbon Takes Over Majority Interest in Abeking II-24

Thermo Fisher Acquires FIBERLite Centrifuge II-24

Teijin to Buy Majority Stake in GH Craft II-24

Japanese Carbon Fiber Majors to Establish Joint Venture II-25

Boeing Forms Composite Recycling Joint Venture with Alenia II-25

Quatro Inks Partnership Deal with Insitu II-25

Mitsubishi and Teijin Tie-Up to Manufacture Automotive-Grade

Carbon Fiber Materials II-25

Toray Joins Hands with Auto Majors to Develop Automotive-Grade

Carbon Fibers II-25

Hexcel Bags Contract from Airbus II-26

Cytec to Expand Carbon Fiber Production Capacities II-26

Toray to Expand Production Capacity II-26

Kureha to Invest in Carbon Fiber Output Expansion II-26

Makino to Expand Aircraft Machine Tool Business II-27

Atomenergoprom Establishes Dedicated Carbon Fiber Unit II-27

Toray Inaugurates New R&D Center II-27

Mitsubishi Plastics to Develop Thermoplastics and Carbon Fiber

Composites II-27

Reliance Plans to Foray into Carbon Fibers Market II-27

Tokai Buys Controlling Interest in CIP II-28

Carbon Company Takes Over epo II-28

Zoltek Acquires Carbon Fiber Plant in Mexico II-28

SGL Agrees to Buy Aldila’s Stake in Carbon Fiber Technology II-29

Lenzing Creates Carbon Fibers Primary Materials Joint Venture II-29

Alliant Techsystems and Hexcel to Support USEC II-29

Zoltek and Vestas Renew Supply Deal II-29

Zoltek Signs Exclusive Carbon Fiber Supply Deal with DeWind II-29

Boeing to Extend Contract with Toray II-29

Quatro to Expand Northwest Iowa Plant II-30

SGL Plans to Expand Carbon Fiber Capacity II-30

Toray to Increase Production Capacity II-30

Toho Tenax to Expand Capacity II-30

Mitsubishi Rayon to Enlarge Capacity II-30

Hexcel to Expand Carbon Fiber Production Capacity II-30

Toray to Create Dedicated Carbon Fiber Automotive Parts Unit II-31

Chinese Companies Establish Carbon Fiber Venture II-31

Robot-Racing to Develop Carbon Fiber Roof Assembly for

DiMora’s Natalia SL 2 II-31

Plasan Acquires Vermont Composites II-31

Kureha Acquires TTSM II-31

Toray Bags Boeing Supply Contract II-31

Goodrich Bags Carbon Brakes and Wheels Deal from Boeing II-32

Showa Denko to Increase Carbon Nanofiber Production II-32

Toho Tenax to Enhance Production Capacity II-32

Zoltek to Upgrade Budapest Factory II-32

Kureha to Expand Pitch-Derived Carbon Fiber Capacity II-32

Grafil Increases Production II-32

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-33

Cytec Industries, Inc. (USA) II-33

Hexcel Corp. (USA) II-33

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-33

Grafil, Inc. (USA) II-34

SGL Carbon Group (Germany) II-34

Teijin Ltd. (Japan) II-34

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-34

Toho Tenax America, Inc. (USA) II-35

Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) II-35

Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc. (USA) II-35

Zoltek Companies, Inc. (USA) II-35

9. Global Market Perspective II-37

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Fibers by Geographic Region/Country – US, Japan,

Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 11: World Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers by

Geographic Region/Country – US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in Metric Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers by

Geographic Region/Country – Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for

Years 1999, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Fibers in Aerospace and Defense by Geographic

Region/Country – US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 14: World Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers in

Aerospace and Defense by Geographic Region/Country – US,

Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

1996 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers in

Aerospace and Defense by Geographic Region/Country -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe,

and Rest of World Markets for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Fibers in Sports Goods by Geographic Region/ Country -

US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 17: World Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers in Sports

Goods by Geographic Region/Country – US, Japan, Europe, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers in

Sports Goods by Geographic Region/Country – Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of

World Markets for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Fibers in Industrial Applications by Geographic

Region/Country – US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 20: World Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers in

Industrial Applications by Geographic Region/Country – US,

Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

1996 through 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers in

Industrial Applications by Geographic Region/Country -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe,

and Rest of World Markets for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Current and Future Analysis III-1

Carbon Fiber – The Most Preferred Material by the US Defense III-1

The FreedomCAR Program to Boost Carbon Fiber Demand III-1

Table 22: US Market for Carbon Fibers in Sports Goods

(2008): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Category -

Fishing Rods, Golf Clubs, Rackets, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 23: US Market for Carbon Fibers in Industrial

Applications (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by

Category – Compounding, Civil Engineering, Oil Exploration,

Pressure Vessels, Surface Transport, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 24: US Market for Carbon Fibers in Aerospace &

Defense Applications (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Demand

in by Category – Aircraft, Engines, Helicopter, Military,

Rockets, Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Technological Developments III-3

Product Launches/Developments III-4

Strategic Corporate Developments III-4

Key Players III-8

B.Market Analytics III-11

Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Fibers by End-Use Segment – Aerospace and Defense,

Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications with Annual Sales

Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 26: US Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers by End-Use

Segment – Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and

Industrial Applications with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 27: US 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers by

End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial

Applications for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

2. Japan III-13

A.Market Analysis III-13

Current and Future Analysis III-13

A Peek into Production Capacities of Major Players III-13

Table 28: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Toray (2009

(E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons by

Subsidiary (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 29: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Toho Group (2008 &

2009 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand Metric

Tons by Subsidiary (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 30: Carbon Fibers Production Base of Mitsubishi Rayon

Group (2009 (E)): Annual Production Capacity in Thousand

Metric Tons by Location (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-14

Technological Developments III-14

Product Launches/Developments III-15

Strategic Corporate Developments III-15

Key Players III-18

B.Market Analytics III-20

Table 31: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon Fibers by End-Use Segment – Aerospace and

Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications with

Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 32: Japanese Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers by

End-Use Segment – Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and

Industrial Applications with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 33: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers by

End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial

Applications for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

3. Europe III-22

A.Market Analysis III-22

Current and Future Analysis III-22

Technological Developments III-22

Strategic Corporate Developments III-22

SGL Carbon Group (Germany) – A Key Player III-25

B.Market Analytics III-25

Table 34: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon Fibers by End-Use Segment – Aerospace and

Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications with

Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 35: European Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers by

End-Use Segment – Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and

Industrial Applications with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 36: European 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Fibers by

End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial

Applications for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4. Rest of World III-27

A.Market Analysis III-27

Current and Future Analysis III-27

China III-27

Overview III-27

R&D Lacks Bite III-27

Government’s Initiative III-27

Product Launch/Development III-28

Strategic Corporate Developments III-28

Key Players III-28

B.Market Analytics III-29

Table 37: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Carbon Fibers by End-Use Segment – Aerospace

and Defense, Sports Goods, and Industrial Applications with

Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 38: Rest of World Historic Analysis for Carbon Fibers

by End-Use Segment – Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods,

and Industrial Applications with Annual Sales Figures in

Metric Tons for Years 1996 through 2005 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 39: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon

Fibers by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Aerospace and Defense, Sports Goods, and

Industrial Applications for Years 1999, 2009 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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