Carbon and Graphite - Global Strategic Business Report - Forecast to 2018

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Dublin, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4v9q2x/carbon_and) has announced the addition of the "Carbon and Graphite - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon and Graphite in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Carbon & Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, & Graphite Electrodes), and Other Carbon & Graphite Products (C&G Automotive Brushes, C&G Industrial Brushes & Contacts, C&G Brush Plates, C&G Fibers, C&G Products For Electrical Uses, C&G Products For Mechanical Uses, C&G Products For Aerospace Uses, and C&G Products For Other Uses). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Cabot Corporation
  • Mersen
  • GrafTech International Ltd.
  • HEG Ltd.
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
  • Grafil Inc.
  • Morgan Crucible Company Plc
  • Morgan AM&T
  • Nippon Carbon Co Ltd.
  • Orion Engineered Carbons LLC
  • SGL Carbon SE
  • Showa Denko K.K
  • Showa Denko Carbon Inc.
  • Superior Graphite Co.
  • Toho Tenax Co. Ltd.
  • Toho Tenax America Inc.
  • Tokai Carbon Co Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Zoltek Companies Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction, Methodology & Product DefinitionsONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Carbon & Graphite Electrodes I-4
  • Carbon Electrodes I-4
  • Graphite Electrodes I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW II-1

  • Introduction II-1
  • Market Snapshots II-1
  • Current and Future Analysis II-2
  • Regional Market Analysis II-2
  • Segmental Analysis II-2
  • C&G Automotive Brushes II-2
  • C&G Industrial Brushes and Contacts II-2
  • C&G Brush Plates II-2
  • C&G Fibers II-3
  • C&G Products for Electrical Uses II-3
  • C&G Products for Mechanical Uses II-3
  • The Global Carbon and Graphite Market In and Out of Recession II-3
  • Graphite Demand Shoots Up Post Recession II-4
  • Carbon and Graphite Market Prospects Heavily Tied to End-Use Industries II-4
  • Performance of Carbon and Graphite Industries in the Past II-5
  • The Global Graphite Market II-5
  • Asia-Pacific - the Global Graphite Hub II-6
  • China - the Natural Graphite Game Changer II-6
  • Li-ion Technology to Spear Head Growth for Natural Graphite II-8
  • Graphite Electrodes Growth Largely Dependent on the Steel Industry II-9
  • Short Supply of Graphite in Future ? - A Pertinent Question II-9
  • Growing Domestic Demand for Natural Graphite in China II-10
  • Graphite Prices on the Rise due to Supply Side Constraints II-10
  • Varieties II-11
  • Other Key Graphite Statistics II-11
  • Carbon Black Market to Reap Major Gains from Tire Sector II-12
  • Carbon Black Market - Mainstay of Developing Economies In Asia II-12
  • Shift towards Asian Countries II-13
  • Developed Regions Exhibit Grim Outlook II-13
  • Major End-Use Industries II-14
  • Raw-Material Intensive II-14
  • Demand to Increase in Specialized End-Use Segments II-14
  • Special Blacks to Advance Rapidly II-14
  • Competition II-15
  • Global Carbon Fiber Market II-15
  • Demand for Carbon Fiber Soars II-15
  • Evolution of Carbon Fiber Applications over the Past Four Decades II-16
  • Increasing Demand for Light Weight Vehicles Push Demand For Carbon Fiber II-16
  • The Dominance of Japan and US in the Carbon Fiber Market II-16
  • Key Carbon Fiber Players Boosting Production Capacity II-17
  • Global Activated Carbon Market II-18
  • Global Carbon Credit and Emissions Market II-19
  • All-time Low Carbon Prices Shrink Value Trade in 2011 II-19
  • Challenges Loom over Carbon Trading Market II-19
  • Impact of the Recent Recession on the Market II-20
  • Regulatory Environment II-20
  • Kyoto Protocol-A Initiative to Minimize the Impact of Carbon Emissions on Environment II-20

2. TRENDS & ISSUES II-21

  • Environmental Applications Spur Growth II-21
  • Shift towards Granular Activated Carbon II-21
  • Highly Pure Form of Graphite Gaining Prominence II-21
  • Novel Purification Techniques and Processing Procedures Boost Natural Graphite Applications II-21
  • New Developmental Applications Drive the Market for Heavy-Tow Carbon Fibers II-21
  • Advanced Applications Drive Growth II-22
  • Fuel Cells - Offering High Growth Potential II-22
  • Pressure from Environmental Groups II-22
  • Graphite Electrode Pricing Trends II-22

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-23

  • Carbon II-23
  • Properties and Isotopes of Carbon II-23
  • Carbon Compounds II-23
  • Carbon Crystallized from Gas-Fired Process II-23
  • Carbon: Serving the Requirements of Varied Industries II-24
  • Electrical Use of Carbon II-24
  • High-Performance Fibers II-24
  • Carbon Fibers II-24
  • Properties II-25
  • Used with Resins II-25
  • Production II-25
  • Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-Based Carbon Fibers II-25
  • Oxidative stabilization II-25
  • Carbonization II-25
  • Graphitization II-26
  • Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers II-26
  • Production Stages II-26
  • Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-26
  • Production Stages II-26
  • Classification of Carbon Fibers II-27
  • Classification based on properties of carbon fiber: II-27
  • Classification based on precursor fiber materials: II-27
  • Classification based on heat treatment temperature: II-27
  • Applications of Carbon Fiber II-27
  • Emerging Applications of Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-28
  • PAN-Based Carbon Fiber: Steady End-Use Demand II-28
  • Carbon/Carbon Composites: A Part of Carbon Fiber II-28
  • Manufacturing Process II-28
  • Carbon/Carbon Composites Extended Applications II-29
  • Chemical Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites II-29
  • Carbon Matrix Composites (CMC) II-29
  • End-Uses II-29
  • Ballistic Protection Cars II-29
  • Brake Discs II-30
  • Engineered Items II-30
  • Body Armour II-30
  • Merits of Automotive CMC II-30
  • Carbon & Graphite Brushes II-30
  • Carbon Brushes II-30
  • Carbon and Carbon-Graphite Brushes II-31
  • Electro-Graphitic Brushes II-31
  • Natural Graphite Brushes II-31
  • Properties and Applications of Brushes by Type II-31
  • Industry-Wide Applications of Carbon Products II-32
  • Carbon Black II-33
  • Historic Perspective II-33
  • Types of Carbon Black II-33
  • Characterization of Carbon Black II-33
  • Graphite II-34
  • Physical Features II-34
  • Applications/Uses II-35
  • Graphite: One of the Three Forms of Carbon II-35
  • Open Pits and Underground Mines Sources of Graphite II-35
  • End-Use Applications of Graphite II-36
  • Energy Applications of Graphite II-36
  • Expandable Graphite Applications II-36
  • Classification of Graphite II-37
  • Impervious Carbon and Graphite II-37
  • Resin Impregnates Used in Impervious Graphite II-37
  • Applications of Impervious Graphite II-37
  • Artificial Graphite II-38
  • Beneficiation Process II-38
  • Fullerenes II-38
  • Advanced Synthetic Graphite Products II-38
  • Primary Products II-39
  • Machined Specialty Products II-39
  • Grades of Synthetic Graphite II-39
  • ATJ II-39
  • PGW and PGX II-39
  • CS and SLX II-39
  • Expandable or Flexible Graphite II-39
  • Application in Fire Retardants II-39
  • Natural Graphite II-40
  • End-uses of Graphite Specialties II-40
  • Graphite Recycling II-40
  • Graphalloy Contacts II-40
  • Applications of Carbon & Graphite II-41
  • Unique Characteristics of Carbon-Graphite Composites II-42

4. PRODUCT SEGMENT ANALYSIS II-43

  • Carbon and Graphite Electrodes II-43
  • Carbon Electrodes II-43
  • Carbon Electrodes Applications II-43
  • Graphite Electrodes II-44
  • Graphite Electrodes Primarily Used in Steel Industry II-44
  • Electric Arc Furnace II-45
  • Application in Fuel Cells II-45
  • Basic Components of Fuel Cells Stack II-45
  • Grades of Graphite Electrodes II-45
  • Production Process of Graphite Electrodes II-45
  • Forming: II-46
  • Baking: II-46
  • Impregnation: II-46
  • Rebaking: II-46
  • Graphitizing: II-46
  • Machining: II-46
  • Other Carbon and Graphite Products II-46
  • Automotive Brushes Lose Sheen with Increasing Adoption of Brushless Motors II-47
  • Mechanical and Electrical Carbon and Graphite Product Clientele II-48

5. AN OVERVIEW OF END-USE APPLICATIONS II-49

  • Carbon and Graphite: Varied Applications II-49
  • Industrial End Uses II-49
  • End Use Industries II-49
  • Refractories II-50
  • Special Refractories II-51
  • Semiconductor Industry II-51
  • Aluminum Extrusion and Casting II-51
  • Aluminum Production Scenario II-51
  • Aerospace Industry II-52
  • Industry Structure and Organization II-52
  • Aerobatics and Aircraft Design: A Brief Preview II-52
  • Chemical Industry II-53
  • Glass Industry II-53
  • Ferrous and Non Ferrous Foundries II-53
  • Nuclear Industry II-53
  • Fused Quartz, Silica and Borosilicate Glass Industry II-53
  • Electrical Rotating Machinery II-54
  • High Temperature Furnaces II-54
  • Heat Loss in Furnaces II-54
  • Machining Capabilities II-54
  • Sporting Goods Industry II-55
  • Carbon Fibers in In-line Skates II-55
  • Technology in Tennis II-55
  • Graphite Being Used to Manufacture Racquets II-55
  • Graphite Composites in Hockey Sticks II-55
  • New Sporting Products Using Carbon II-55
  • Two-Piece Golf Balls & Graphite Shafts II-56
  • Automotive Industry II-56
  • Increasing Globalization in the Auto Industry II-56
  • Environmental Friendly Vehicles: Future Generation Vehicles II-56
  • Rubber Industry II-56
  • Synthetic Rubber Types II-57
  • Steel Industry II-57
  • Iron and Steel II-57
  • Categorization of Steel Industry II-57
  • Primary Steel Producers: Target Volume Purchasers II-58
  • Intermediate Steel Producers: Serve as Outsource Processors II-58
  • Specialized Service Centers: Focus on Value-Added Products II-58
  • General Service Centers: Warehousers & Distributors II-58
  • Friction Materials II-58
  • Metal Forming II-58
  • Powder Metal II-58
  • Scenario In Steel Industry II-59
  • Carbon Steel II-59
  • Pencil Industry II-59
  • Trends in the Industry II-59
  • Blurring of Categories and Customers II-59
  • Writing and Marking Instruments: Key Segment in the Office Supplies Market II-60
  • Characteristic Features of the Office Supplies Market: II-60
  • Multiple Choices II-60
  • Silicon Industry II-60
  • Submerged Arc Furnace II-60
  • Industrial Electrochemical Application II-60
  • Construction Industry II-61
  • Use in Concrete II-61
  • Lubricant Industry II-61
  • Diamond and Graphite: A Comparison II-61
  • Morphological Differences: II-61

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-62

  • Kemrock Industries Launches JAITEC Brand Industrial Grade Carbon Products II-62
  • Showa Denko Introduces a New Grade of Graphite II-62
  • Metallized Carbon Introduces M-400 and M-106 Carbon-Graphite Materials II-62
  • China Carbon Graphite Group Introduces Fine Grain Graphite Rods II-62
  • Showa Denko Unveils New Carbon Separators II-63
  • Kaneka Introduces Graphite Sheet with High Thermal Conductivity II-63

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-64

  • Global Metals Exploration to Take Over Hatua Resources II-64
  • Cabot Corporation to Take Over Activated Carbon Supplier Norit N.V II-64
  • Bolero Resources to Take Over Asbury Mining Graphite Mine from Uragold Bay Resources II-65
  • Bravura Ventures Acquires Graphite Properties in Canada II-65
  • Shield Gold to Take Over Multiple Mining Claims in Canada II-65
  • New Destiny Mining to Take Over Three Graphite Properties in Canada II-65
  • Galaxy Capital Takes Over Laurier Graphite Property in Canada II-65
  • Cavan Ventures Takes Over Two Graphite Projects in Canada II-66
  • Standard Graphite Inks Definitive Agreement to Take Over Mousseau East Deposit Resource II-66
  • Terra Firma Resources Inks Mineral Property Option Agreement with Standard Graphite II-66
  • Galaxy Capital Inks Agreement to Snap Up Sun Graphite Property in Canada II-66
  • Big North Capital Inks Agreement to Acquire Brougham and Griffith Graphite Properties II-67
  • Olympic Resources and Zimtu Capital Ink Agreement II-67
  • SGL Group to Take Over Majority Interest in Fibras Sintéticas de Portugal from Negofor II-67
  • Toray Industries Acquires Société des Fibres de Carbone from Arkema II-67
  • Velocity Minerals to Take Over Three Graphite Properties in Canada II-68
  • SGL Inks Long-Term Graphite Electrode Supply Agreement with ArcelorMittal II-68
  • Zoltek Collaborates with Magna Exteriors and Interiors to Produce EpicBlendSMC EB CFS-Z II-68
  • The Linde Group Selects SGL Group as an Exclusive Carbon Supplier II-68
  • Showa Denko Inks Agreement to Acquire Stake in Sinosteel Sichuan II-69
  • Government of Tamilnadu Inks MoUs with Phillips Carbon Black II-69
  • Cabot Corp and Risun Chemicals Company to Build New Carbon Black Plant in China II-69
  • Cabot Corporation to Set Up a Carbon Black JV with Risun Chemicals in China II-69
  • The Morgan Crucible Company Acquires Changsha Hairong New Materials II-70
  • GrafTech International Takes Over Fiber Materials II-70
  • Orocan Resource to Acquire Graphite Properties in Quebec, Canada II-70
  • MEGA Graphite and Chotanagpur Graphite Industries to Establish a JV II-70
  • Toray Industries and Daimler to Form Joint Venture II-71
  • POSCO Group and Tokai Carbon to Enter into Production and Sales Joint Venture II-71
  • SGL Group Inks Contract with a Chinese Silicon Company II-72
  • Toray Industries Collaborates with Toray Advanced Materials Korea II-72
  • Toray to Continue Expansion of Production Plant for Carbon Fiber at Ehime Facility II-72
  • Showa Denko Group to Commence Volume Production of SDXTM Carbon-Coated Aluminum Foils II-73
  • Taekwang Industrial to Commence Carbon Fiber Production II-73
  • General Motors to Collaborate with Teijin II-73
  • Teijin to Establish Pilot Production Facility for CFRTP Components in Japan II-74
  • Showa Denko to Increase Graphite Electrode Production Capacity II-74
  • China Carbon Graphite Group Establishes New Graphite Electrode Production Plant II-74
  • Cabot Procures Order for Emperor® 1800 Carbon Black Pigment from Halsan Paint & Color II-75
  • Cabot to Expand Global Carbon Black Manufacturing Capacity II-75
  • HEG to Invest in Increasing Production Capacity of Graphite Plant II-76
  • Sanxi Sanjia Group to Build New Carbon Electrode Plant II-76
  • SGL Group Bags Contract from The Carbon Company II-76
  • Showa Denko to Increase Graphite Electrode Manufacturing Capacity II-76
  • Shanxi Jinghua Carbon to Invest in UHP Graphite Electrode Project II-77
  • Evonik Industries Divests Carbon Black Business to Rhône Capital and Triton Partners II-77

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-78

  • Calgon Carbon to Take Over Calgon Mitsubishi Chemical II-78
  • GrafTech International Acquires Micron Research II-78
  • Aditya Birla Group Acquires Minority Stake in Alexandria Carbon Black Company II-78
  • Showa Denko Establishes VGCFTM-X Facility II-78
  • Toray Industries and EADS Ink Supply Agreement for Carbon Fiber Prepreg II-79
  • Woongjin Chemical to Establish Carbon Fiber Production Line II-79
  • Extrativa and Graphit Kropfmuehl to Set Up Natural Graphite JV in Brazil II-79
  • C/G Electrodes Selects Infor ERP SyteLine and Advanced Planning and Scheduling Module from Infor II-80
  • Toho Tenax Introduces Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) Utilizing Carbon Fiber Fabric for Fuel Cells II-80
  • GrafTech International Acquires C/G Electrodes and Seadrift Coke II-80
  • BMW Enters Into Joint Venture with SGL II-81
  • Graphit Kropfmuhl Enters into Joint Venture with Extrativa II-81
  • Cytec Engineered Materials and Mitsubishi Rayon Enter into Collaboration II-81
  • China Carbon Signs LoI to Purchase Chiyu Carbon Graphite Limited II-81
  • Calgon Carbon Obtains Four FLUEPAC Activated Carbon Contracts II-81
  • Hanfeng Evergreen to be Exclusive China Distributor for CarbonPower II-82
  • Carbone Lorraine Group Obtains Contract for Seawater Filters from the State Government of Victoria II-82
  • Carbone Lorraine Takes Over Calcarb II-82
  • Helwig Carbon Acquire Electrical Carbon Operation of SGL Carbon II-82
  • Trading Emissions to Collaborate with Leaf Clean Energy II-83
  • Zoltek Inks Agreement with Global Blade Technologies II-83
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute Enters into Partnership with Spirit Aero Systems II-83
  • Origin Energy Enters Into Agreement with Carbon Conscious II-83
  • Graphite Sales and Superior Graphite Enter into Joint Venture II-83
  • Cabot Expands Production Capacity II-83
  • Brembo Signs Joint Venture Agreement with SGL Group II-84
  • HTC Purenergy Acquires Carbon Rx II-84
  • HRE Performance Wheels Inks Partnership Agreement with Dymag Racing II-84
  • SGL Group to Manufacture Specialty Carbon Products II-85
  • Goltens Dubai Inks Memorandum of Understanding with Brodrene II-85
  • GrafTech International Receives License from Touchstone Research for Carbon Foam Tooling Patents II-85
  • SKion Takes Over Equity Interest in SGL Carbon SE II-85
  • AMG Invest Takes Over Outstanding Interest in Graphit Kropfmühl II-85
  • GS Caltex Enters into Joint Venture with Nippon Oil to Establish Carbon Plant II-85
  • Hyperion Catalysis International Inks Supply and Licensing Agreement with Showa Denko II-86
  • Metals USA Holdings Acquires VR Laser II-86
  • SGL to Construct Production Facility for Specialty Carbon Products II-86
  • Nippon Graphite Fiber to Complete Installation of Novel Manufacturing Line for Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-86
  • ADA-ES Names Crowfoot Development as ADA Carbon Solutions II-86
  • Bayer MaterialScience to Establish Production Facility for Carbon Nanotubes II-87
  • Airbus Signs Contract with Chinese Partners to Create JV for A350 and A320 Aircrraft II-87
  • Awabi Acquires CarbonDesk II-87
  • Showa Denko Produces VGCFTM-X- a Novel Grade of Carbon Nanotube II-87
  • Iran Constructs First Carbon-Silicium Manufacturing Facility in Middle East II-87
  • C-Lock Technology Takes Over Carbon Credit II-88
  • Mozambican Province Signs MoU with Timcal Graphite to Resume Graphite Production II-88
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Establishes MITSUBISHI RAYON II-88
  • Benteler-SGL-Automotive-Composite Takes Over Fischer Composite II-88
  • HITCO Carbon Composite Enters into Strategic Agreement with Denel Saab II-89

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-90

  • Cabot Corporation (US) II-90
  • Mersen (France) II-90
  • GrafTech International Ltd. (US) II-91
  • HEG Ltd. (India) II-92
  • Hexcel Corporation (US) II-92
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-92
  • Grafil, Inc. (US) II-92
  • Morgan Crucible Company Plc (UK) II-93
  • Morgan AM&T (Australia) II-93
  • Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-93
  • Orion Engineered Carbons LLC (US) II-94
  • SGL Carbon SE (Germany) II-94
  • Showa Denko K.K (Japan) II-94
  • Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. (US) II-95
  • Superior Graphite Co. (US) II-95
  • Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-95
  • Toho Tenax America, Inc. (US) II-96
  • Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-96
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) II-97
  • Zoltek Companies, Inc. (US) II-97

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-98

III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. LATIN AMERICA

7. REST OF WORLD

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 202 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (265)

  • The United States (48)
  • Canada (6)
  • Japan (24)
  • Europe (83)
  • - France (7)
  • - Germany (10)
  • - The United Kingdom (14)
  • - Italy (4)
  • - Spain (3)
  • - Rest of Europe (45)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (93)
  • Latin America (7)
  • Africa (4)

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