Advanced Carbon Materials Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Carbon Fibers, Special Graphite, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Carbon Foams, and Others), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Sports, Automotive, Construction, Energy, and Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Advanced Carbon Materials Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >11 %

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Market Overview

The market for advanced carbon materials is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market are the rising demand of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in the construction industry and increasing focus toward lightweight composites from the automotive and aviation industry. However, high cost of carbon fiber composites and wastage in the production of finished products are likely to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • Special graphite dominated the market, but carbon fibers, projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, will takeover special graphite to become the largest product type, over the forecast period.
  • Production of avanced carbon materials from bio-waste is anticipated to provide numerous opportunities over the forecast period.
  • North America dominated the market with the largest consumption, followed closely by Asia-Pacific. However, Asia-Pacific is likely to register the highest CAGR through the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The global advanced carbon materials market report includes:

Product Type
Carbon Fibers
Special Graphite
Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon Foams (Includes Carbon Nanofoams)
Others (Fullerenes, Diamond-like Carbon (DLC), Nanocrystalline Diamond (NCD))
Aerospace & Defence
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Special Graphite to Dominate the Market

  • Special graphite is used for applications, such as manufacturing of silicon semiconductor, LED chips, lithium-ion batteries, production of polysilicons, in dies and crucibles for continuous casting, and automotive vacuum pumps, among many others.
  • Among the majorly used types of special grpahtie, viz. extruded graphite, isotropic graphite, and molded graphite, isotropic graphite is the most widely used type owing to its high temperature and shock resistance.
  • New legislations in China, European Union, Japan, and Korea have either required flame retardants in building codes, or banned brominated and asbestos-based fire retardants. The addition of expandable graphite to ordinary insulation foam or cement results in materials with flame retardant properties. Expandable graphite is the preferred flame retardant, and the industry considers this as an environmentally friendly solution to the problem.
  • Category 1 flame retardant building materials, which involve 5% expandable graphite in their manufacturing, are employed for single floor and lower quality buildings. The use of expandable graphite is increasing in flame retardant building materials (up to category 4), which involve 50% expandable graphite in their manufacturing, and are instrumental in multi-floored buildings and sky scrapers.
  • In addition, recently, developed anodes made from Titanium Oxide (TiO2) are able to provide safer solution and better charging speed over graphite materials. While TiO2 clearly has several key advantages over graphite as an anode material, TiO2 pricing is expected to remain higher than graphite for the foreseeable future.
  • Hence, the demand for special graphite materials is projected to exhibit a steady growth in near future.
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North America Region to Dominate the Market

North America accounted for the largest share of the market, with the United States alone consuming a share of around 24% of the global market. United States is the world’s largest and most powerful economy. With the growing demand for various advanced materials (such as carbon fibers, carbon nanotubes, graphene, special graphite, carbon foams, nanocrystalline diamond (NCD), diamond-like-carbon (DLC), and fullerenes) in different end-user industries, including aerospace and defence, electronics, automotive, and energy, among others, is expected to propel the demand for advanced carbon materials at high rates through the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The global advanced carbon materials market is not dominated by a single player, as different players are involved in the manufacturing of different products. The different product types include carbon fibers, special graphite, carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon foams, and fullereness, among others. The market for different products is dominated by different players, making the overall market fragmented by product and competitiveness, along with providing numerous opportunities for manufacturers involved in production of one product to venture into another.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Demand for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic in the Construction Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Technological Advancements in Carbon Nanotubes

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High-cost of Carbon Fiber Composites

      2. 4.2.2 Wastage in the Production of Finished Products

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Carbon Fibers

      2. 5.1.2 Special Graphite

      3. 5.1.3 Carbon Nanotubes

      4. 5.1.4 Graphene

      5. 5.1.5 Carbon Foams (Includes Carbon Nanofoams)

      6. 5.1.6 Others (Fullerenes, Diamond-like Carbon (DLC), Nanocrystalline Diamond (NCD))

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace & Defence

      2. 5.2.2 Electronics

      3. 5.2.3 Sports

      4. 5.2.4 Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Construction

      6. 5.2.6 Energy

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Arkema Group

      2. 6.4.2 Arry International Group Limited

      3. 6.4.3 CFOAM LLC

      4. 6.4.4 FutureCarbon Materials GmbH

      5. 6.4.5 Formosa Plastics Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Global Graphene Group

      7. 6.4.7 GrafTech International

      8. 6.4.8 Graphenea

      9. 6.4.9 Graphite India Limited

      10. 6.4.10 Grupo Antolin

      11. 6.4.11 Grupo Graphenano

      12. 6.4.12 Haydale Graphene Industries plc

      13. 6.4.13 Hexcel Corporation

      14. 6.4.14 Hyperion Catalysis International

      15. 6.4.15 Jiangsu Cnano Technology

      16. 6.4.16 Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

      17. 6.4.17 Ningbo Morsh Technology'

      18. 6.4.18 Nano-C

      19. 6.4.19 Nanocyl SA

      20. 6.4.20 Nippon Graphite Fiber Co. Ltd

      21. 6.4.21 Perpetuus Advanced Materials PLC

      22. 6.4.22 Poco Graphite, Inc.

      23. 6.4.23 SGL Carbon SE

      24. 6.4.24 Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co. Ltd

      25. 6.4.25 Showa Deno KK

      26. 6.4.26 Solvay

      27. 6.4.27 Teijin Limited

      28. 6.4.28 The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co. Ltd

      29. 6.4.29 Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd

      30. 6.4.30 Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd

      31. 6.4.31 Toray Industries, Inc.

      32. 6.4.32 Toyo Tanso Co. Ltd

      33. 6.4.33 XGSciences

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Production of Advanced Carbon Materials from Biowaste

    2. 7.2 Potential Uses in Energy Sector

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Advanced Carbon Materials Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Advanced Carbon Materials Market is growing at a CAGR of >11% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Toray Industries Inc., Toyo Tanso Co. Ltd, Global Graphene Group, SGL Carbon SE, Showa Denko KK are the major companies operating in Advanced Carbon Materials Market.

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