Global Carbon Fiber Market
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Understand How The Carbon Fiber Market Is Set To Grow In Through 2023-2032

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The global carbon fiber market is set to experience robust growth, evolving from $4.27 billion in 2022 to $4.69 billion in 2023, showcasing an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.9%. As we look ahead, the market is projected to reach a substantial $6.57 billion in 2027, reflecting a commendable CAGR of 8.8%. Let’s delve into the driving force behind this growth—the expanding automotive industry—and explore the pivotal role played by technological innovations in shaping the carbon fiber market.



Driving Forces: The Automotive Industry’s Impact

  1. Automotive Industry’s Scope: The automotive industry, encompassing design, development, manufacturing, and more, is a pivotal sector influencing the carbon fiber market.
  2. Carbon Fiber in Vehicles: Carbon fiber finds application in crafting lightweight, high-strength vehicle body parts and components, contributing to improved fuel efficiency, enhanced performance, and reduced vehicle weight.
  3. Sales Statistics: Notably, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), new vehicle sales witnessed an increase from 11,041 in 2020 to 11,741 in 2021, emphasizing the sector’s growth.
  4. Market Implication: The expanding automotive industry serves as a significant driver for the growth of the carbon fiber market.



Industry Leaders: Key Players Steering Progress

  1. Major Players: Leading entities in the carbon fiber market include Toray Industries, Solvay, Nippon Graphite Fiber, Teijin, Hexcel Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber, SGL Carbon, Zoltek Corporation, and others.
  2. Strategic Contributions: These companies play a crucial role in providing advanced carbon fiber solutions catering to the diverse needs of industries.


Innovation Unleashed: Asahi Kasei’s Recycling Technology

  1. Key Trend: Technological innovations stand out as a key trend gaining popularity in the carbon fiber market.
  2. Asahi Kasei’s Breakthrough: In December 2022, Asahi Kasei Corporation developed a recycling technology for high-quality, inexpensive carbon fiber.
  3. Recycling System: The innovative recycling system focuses on using recycled carbon fiber from automobiles to create new carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) or carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) for cars.
  4. Benefits: The technology enables the production of high-quality, reasonably priced CFRTP, promoting vehicle weight reduction and energy savings.


Segmentation Dynamics: Unveiling Market Categories

  1. Type Differentiation:
    • Virgin Fiber (VCF)
    • Recycled Carbon Fiber (RCF)
  2. Raw Material Variation:
    • Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
    • Petroleum Pitch
    • Rayon
  3. Tow Specification:
    • Large Tow
    • Small Tow
  4. Application Landscape:
    • Composite Materials
    • Textiles
    • Microelectrodes
    • Catalysis
  5. End-User Diversity:
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Automotive
    • Wind Energy
    • Pipes and Tanks
    • Sporting Goods
    • Other End-Users


Regional Influence: Western Europe at the Helm

  1. Dominant Region: In 2022, Western Europe emerged as the largest region in the carbon fiber market, indicating the region’s prominence in steering industry dynamics.
  2. Forecasted Growth: As we move forward, Western Europe is expected to maintain its stronghold and continue influencing the global carbon fiber market.


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The Carbon Fiber Global Market Report 2023  provides an overview of the carbon fiber market for the time series: historic years (2010 – 2021) and ten years forecast (2023 – 2032). The carbon fiber market forecast analyzes carbon fiber market size, carbon fiber market share, leading competitor and their market positions.



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