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Chemical Economics Handbook

Carbon Fibers

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary6
Industry structure and dynamics11
Introduction12
manufacturing processes14
Rayon-based carbon fibers14
PAN-based carbon fibers15
Pitch-based carbon fibers16
Processing of carbon fibers16
Continuous-fiber composites17
Tape laying17
Filament winding17
Pultrusion18
Sheet molding18
Honeycomb construction18
Chopped fibers18
Nonpolymeric matrices19
environmental issues20
Supply and demand by region21
United States21
Producing companies21
Salient statistics23
Consumption24
Industrial, wind, automotive/transportation and other commercial applications25
Pressure vessels26
Wind, oil, gas26
Automotive28
Civil engineering30
Electrical/electronic30
Drive shafts/machinery30
Marine30
Other31
Aircraft and aerospace applications32
Military aircraft32
Large commercial aircraft34
Regional, business, and personal aircraft36
Helicopters37
Aircraft engines and brakes38
Tooling38
Missiles and spacecraft39
Sporting goods/recreation39
Price41
Trade41
Imports41
Exports42
Mexico43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics43
Central and South America43
Salient statistics43
Consumption44
Western Europe44
Producing companies44
Production47
Consumption47
Industrial, wind, automotive/transportation, and other commercial applications48
Aircraft and aerospace applications49
Sporting goods/recreation50
Price51
Trade51
Central and Eastern Europe52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics53
Consumption53
Trade54
Middle East and Africa55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics56
Consumption56
Japan57
Producing companies57
Toray Industries58
Toho Tenax58
Mitsubishi Rayon59
Nippon Graphite Fiber60
Kureha Corporation60
Osaka Gas Chemicals60
Production60
Consumption61
Industrial, automotive/transportation and other commercial applications63
Aircraft and aerospace applications63
Sporting goods/recreation64
Price64
Trade64
China65
Introduction65
Producing companies66
Salient statistics69
Production70
Consumption71
Industrial71
Automotive applications71
Renewable energy73
Civil engineering74
Sporting goods/recreation74
Aircraft/aerospace74
Commercial aviation75
Military aviation76
Projected carbon fiber use in aviation77
Price77
Trade77
Other Asia77
Producing companies77
India78
South Korea78
Taiwan79
Thailand79
Production79
Consumption79
Trade81
Bibliography82

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