China Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market - Growth Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

China Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is segmented by Production Type (Hand Layup, Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Infusion Processing, Injection Molding and others) and by Application type (Structural Assembly, Powertrain Components, Interiors, Exteriors)

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2020-2025

Base Year:

2019

CAGR:

10 %

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Market Overview

The China Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 10 % during the forecast period, (2020-2025).

  • Carbon fiber composites offer improvement in structural, functional, or cosmetic properties. To make vehicles lighter, cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective, the leading carbon fiber suppliers respond to the needs and expectations of the vehicle OEMs, system suppliers, and customers. Many car companies, such as BMW, Audi, GM, Honda, and Polestar, have established agreements with carbon fiber material producers for mass production. They are investing in their processes to support low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing.
  • Currently, China has more than 40 automotive carbon fiber manufacturers. At the same time, Hengshen CoLtd and Zhongfu Shenying are the leading manufacturers of carbon fiber devices. Automotive Carbon Fiber is a booming industry mainly due to favorable national policies and improved market potentials, which have grasped many carbon fiber companies to reach out to demands for changing the automotive landscape in the country.
  • As of 2019, Zhongfu Shenying holds the largest carbon fiber capacity of over 8000 tons, while Hengshen C, Ltd is the nations first carbon fiber and composite materials enterprise on NEW OTCBB (Over the Counter Bulletin Board), with a complete industrial chain ranging from carbon fiber precursor to terminal composite.

Scope of the report

The China Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market covers the current and upcoming trends with recent technological developments. The report will provide a detailed analysis of various areas of the market by type, application and technology. The market share of significant automotive sensor manufacturing companies and country level analysis will be provided in the report.

Production Type
Hand Layup
Resin Transfer Molding
Vacuum Infusion Processing
Injection Molding
Others
Application Type
Structural Assembly
Powertrain Components
Interiors
Exteriors

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Adoption of Carbon Fiber for Greater Fuel Efficiency

Although automobiles have been around for more than a century, the material they are made of has mostly remained the same. It only since the past few decades that advanced materials ranging from aluminum and magnesium alloys to carbon fiber have made their way into mass-produced cars. Advanced materials such as carbon fiber are essential for boosting the fuel economy of modern cars all the while maintaining performance and safety. Since it takes lesser energy to accelerate a lighter object than a heavier one, lightweight materials offer great potential for increasing vehicle efficiency and fuel economy. A 10% reduction in the vehicle’s weight can transpire to a 6% to 8% increase in fuel economy.

BMW’s use of carbon fiber in its i3 model has considerably reduced the car’s weight. The company sells around 31,000 units of the i3 model in a year. BMW and its carbon fiber producing partner the SGL Group, have spent close to USD 1 billion in establishing the supply chain for the CFRP used in the i3 and i8. Audi is also using carbon fiber to produce the rear wall of the space-frame for its A8 sedan. Even from the supply side, carbon fiber manufacturers have been ramping up their production capacities, which will further help in the adoption of carbon fiber in automobiles.

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Electrical Cars Sales Will Drive the Market

Reducing the weight of electric vehicles has significant importance with the greater secondary cost savings associated. However, Composite materials will help to compensate for the extra weight of installing batteries and electrical engines. This allows manufacturers to not only focus on lighter batteries but the entire white body of the vehicle.

Many carbon fiber composites companies are offering a solution to reduce the weight of electric vehicles. For instance, Companies like Kordsa are offering new lightweight materials and engineering solutions to produce lightweight cars for future hybrid electrical cars as their sales are expected to boom in the future.

High cost of carbon fiber restricts the usage in high volume vehicles. Additionally, continuous availability and high cycle time remain the major challenges in the expansion of the industry.

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Competitive Landscape

The China Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is dominated with various international and regional players such as Jiangsu Hengshen, Jilin Tangu Carbon Fiber and Fangda Carbon New Material . Although to have the edge over its competitors, the major automotive carbon fiber manufacturing companies are making joint-ventures, partnerships to launch newer products.

In 2019, Beijing Kangde Xin Composite Material made improvements in the automotive carbon fiber composite market. It has established itself as the top carbon fiber components manufacturer for the new energy-efficient vehicles BJEV EC3, an all-electric car manufactured by BAIC Motor Electric Vehicle Co Ltd.

In 2018, Haiyuan Automatic Equipments Co Ltd. raised 86 million USD for R & D and production of carbon fiber body parts of new energy vehicles. It offers various technological advantages in stamping and molding.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Production Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hand Layup

      2. 5.1.2 Resin Transfer Molding

      3. 5.1.3 Vacuum Infusion Processing

      4. 5.1.4 Injection Molding

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 Application Type

      1. 5.2.1 Structural Assembly

      2. 5.2.2 Powertrain Components

      3. 5.2.3 Interiors

      4. 5.2.4 Exteriors

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Jiangsu Hengshen

      2. 6.2.2 Jilin Tangu Carbon

      3. 6.2.3 Fangda Carbon New Material

      4. 6.2.4 Jiangsu Kangde Xin Composite Material

      5. 6.2.5 Jilin Carbon

      6. 6.2.6 Beijing Kangde Xin Composite Material

      7. 6.2.7 Jiyan High-tech Fibers

      8. 6.2.8 Jiangsu Tianniao High Technology

      9. 6.2.9 Jiangsu Hangke Composite Materials Technology

      10. 6.2.10 Sinofibers Technology

      11. 6.2.11 Weihai Guangwei Composites

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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