Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Future Markets, Date of Publication: Sep 17, 2019, 62 Pages

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are one-atom-thick rolled-up graphene sheets, typically with diameters between 0.6 and 2.0 nm and lengths up to 500 mm.

The most remarkable properties of nanotubes are found in SWCNTs:

  • Incredible strength (they are 100 times stronger than steel at one sixth the weight);
  • Electrical conductivity as high as copper, but five times lighter;
  • Thermal conductivity as high as diamond (up to 1000oC);
  • Huge surface area;
  • Highest length-to-diameter ratio;
  • Flexibility;
  • Thermal stability;
  • Lightweight;
  • Chemical inertness (SWCNTs are compatible with almost all materials).

Due to these unique properties, SWCNTs have great potential for utilisation as a multi-functional additive and as the basis for creating new products with previously unattainable properties. They improve the specific features of most known materials. And this can be achieved using a very low concentration of SWCNTs – starting from 0.01% of the total weight of the material. The market has grown significantly in volume over the past two years with companies such as OCSiAl announcing large capacity increases.

Single-walled carbon nanotubes are vastly superior to multiwall ones in terms of their specific properties. While a SWCNT is a rolled-up graphene sheet, a MWCNT is a rolled-up graphite sheet. Their properties and impact on materials differ just as graphene properties differ from graphite properties. MWCNTs only become efficient at concentrations which are 20 to 100 higher than the concentrations of SWCNTs. MWCNTs cannot be used in applications where colour or transparency are important.

However, SWCNTs have not been used in industry until recently owing to the absence of technology for their mass production and, as a consequence, their high price. This has recently charge due to improvements in manufacturing and capacity increases/

Report contents include:

  • Properties of SWCNTs
  • Patent analysis
  • Assessment of economic prospects of the market for SWCNTs
  • Market trends impacting the market for SWCNTs
  • Main applications and markets for SWCNTs. Markets covered include composites, coatings, rubber additives, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, construction materials, thermal interphase materials (TIM),  plastics, electronics, power cables, adhesives and lubricants.
  • Demand for SWCNTs by market
  • The competitive landscape for carbon-based additives
  • Market segmentation by producer
  • SWCNT market demand forecast (tons), 2018-2030
  • The annual production capacity of the key SWCNT producers
  • In-depth SWCNT producer profiles. Producers profiled include Chasm Advanced Materials, Meijo Nano Carbon, Nanointegris, Nano-C, OCSiAl, Thomas Swan and Zeon Nano Technology.

Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

1 Introduction
1.1. Single-walled carbon nanotubes properties
1.1 Advantages of SWCNTs over other carbon-based additives

2 Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Patents

3 The Global Market For Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
3.1 Multi-walled carbon nanotubes market
3.2 Single-walled carbon nanotubes market
3.3 Market trends in SWCNTs
3.4 Key players competitive analysis
3.4.1 Producer capacities and pricing

4 Markets And Applications For SWCNTs
4.1 Global SWCNT Demand By Application
4.2 Composites
4.2.1 Fiber-based polymer composite parts Applications SWCNT market demand
4.2.2 Metal-matrix composites Applications SWCNT market demand
4.3 Coatings
4.3.1 Applications
4.3.2 SWCNT market demand
4.4 Rubber Additives
4.4.1 Tyres Applications SWCNT market demand
4.4.2 Rubber technical goods Applications SWCNT market demand
4.5 Batteries
4.5.1 Applications
4.5.2 SWCNT market demand
4.6 Fuel Cells
4.6.1 Applications
4.6.2 SWCNT market demand
4.7 Supercapacitors
4.7.1 Applications
4.7.2 SWCNT market demand
4.8 Construction Materials
4.8.1 Cement Applications SWCNT market demand
4.8.2 Asphalt bitumen Applications SWCNT market demand
4.8.3 Ultra-high-performance concrete Applications SWCNT market demand
4.9 Thermal Interphase Materials (TIM)
4.9.1 Applications
4.9.2 SWCNT market demand
4.10 Plastics
4.10.1 Applications
4.10.2 SWCNT market demand
4.11 Electronics
4.11.1 Transparent conductive films Applications SWCNT market demand
4.12 Power Cables
4.12.1 Applications
4.12.2 SWCNT market demand
4.13 Adhesives
4.13.1 Applications
4.13.2 SWCNT market demand
4.14 Lubricants
4.14.1 Applications
4.14.2 SWCNT market demand

5 Company Profiles

6 References
List of Tables
Table 1. Typical properties of SWCNT and MWCNT
Table 2. Comparison of carbon-based additives in terms of the main parameters influencing their value proposition as a conductive additive
Table 3. Main SWCNT patent assignees
Table 4. Location of SWCNT patent filings 2008-2018
Table 5. MWCNT market demand forecast (tons), 2018-2030
Table 6. The annual production capacity of the key MWCNT producers in 2018
Table 7. SWCNT market demand forecast (tons), 2018-2030
Table 8. The annual production capacity of the key SWCNT producers in 2018
Table 9. Market trends impacting the market for SWCNTs
Table 10. SWCNT producers capacities and prices
Table 11. Comparative analysis of SWCNT producers
Table 12. Consumption of SWCNTs
Table 13. Global SWCNT demand by application
Table 14. SWCNT market demand in fibre-based polymer composites
Table 15. SWCNT market demand in Metal-matrix composites
Table 16. SWCNT market demand in coatings
Table 17. SWCNT market demand in tyres
Table 18. SWCNT market demand in rubber additives
Table 19. SWCNT market demand in batteries
Table 20. SWCNT market demand in fuel cells
Table 21. SWCNT market demand in supercapacitors
Table 22. SWCNT market demand in cement
Table 23. SWCNT market demand in asphalt bitumen
Table 24. SWCNT market demand in asphalt bitumen
Table 25. SWCNT market demand in thermal interface materials
Table 26. SWCNT market demand in plastics
Table 27. SWCNT market demand in transparent conductive films
Table 28. SWCNT market demand in power cables
Table 29. SWCNT market demand in adhesives
Table 30. SWCNT market demand in lubricants

List of Figures
Figure 1. Types of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Figure 2. SWCNT patent applications 2001-2018
Figure 3. Demand for MWCNT by application in 2018
Figure 4. SWCNT production capacity by producer in 2018 (tons)
Figure 5. SWCNT sales volume by producer in 2018

Date of Publication:
Sep 17, 2019
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