Global and China Carbon Fiber Industry Report, 2009-2010
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Currently, the technology and production of carbon fiber worldwide is still under the control of Japan and the USA owing to the complicated production process, high technical content, and the politically restricted introduction of technologies and equipment. There are now less than 20 countries and regions that can realize the industrialization of carbon fiber and no more than 12 enterprises that are capable of mass-production around the globe. Toray (Japan), Toho Tenax (Japan), Zoltek (USA), and Mitsubishi Rayon (Japan) rank the global Top 4 manufacturers by the capacity of carbon fiber, accounting for 23.4%, 17.1%, 14.3% and 10.3% respectively of the global total capacity, while Chinese enterprises occupy only 4.3%.

Capacity Percentage of Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Worldwide, 2009 (Based on the Capacity of Carbon Fiber Tow)
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Source: ResearchInChina

Globally, the production of carbon fiber is mostly dominated by PAN-based carbon fiber, the capacity of which in 2009 accounted for 96% or so of the global total capacity of carbon fiber. Japan’s Toray, Toho Tenax, and Mitsubishi Rayon are mainly engaged in the production of small-tow (≤24K) PAN-based carbon fiber, amounting to 70.5% of the global total capacity of small-tow carbon fiber in 2009; while America’s Zoltek mainly deals with large-tow (>24K) PAN-based carbon fiber and its capacity took 49.1% of the global total capacity of large-tow carbon fiber in 2009.

The entire market of pitch-based carbon fiber is not so big but rather centralized in production. Japan’s Kureha enjoyed the highest capacity of pitch-based carbon fiber by 1.45 kilotons in 2009, approximating 65% market share, followed by America’s Cytec of about 17.9%.

China has taken the industrialization of carbon fiber technology as a strategic task, however, the overall level is far behind that of the developed countries and the entire industry is still at the stage of initial development. Along with the breakthroughs in carbon fiber industrialized technologies, the successively released policies for carbon fiber industry development, and the stimulation of the huge gap between supply and demand in domestic market, China has launched a lot of research projects concerning carbon fiber and kiloton industrialization projects. Up to the end of 2009, China had formed the annual capacity of 7.81 kiloton PAN precursor and 3.31 kiloton carbon fiber, but the actual output of carbon fiber was just over 900 tons with the import dependency ratio as high as 83.9%.

Till June 2010, the capacity of carbon fiber projects planned to be built or under construction in China recorded 60 kilotons or so, hereinto, the capacity of the projects planned to go into operation at the end of 2010 (including those went into operation before June 2010) exceeded 7 kilotons. Nevertheless, only a small number of projects can successfully go into operation and realize stable production now that there is a lack of core industrialization technology with independent intellectual property rights in Chinese carbon fiber industry, but this heralds the development opportunity of the carbon fiber industry in China.  

This report lays emphasis on the current development, supply & demand, competition pattern, price trend as well as the development trend of global and China carbon fiber industry. Moreover, it also casts light on the operation and development of 18 manufacturers worldwide such as Japan’s Toray, Toho Tenax, and Mitsubishi Rayon, America’s Zoltek, and China’s ZhongFu ShenYing.  

Take Toray ranking world’s No.1 in terms of overall competitiveness of carbon fiber as an example. Its revenue of carbon fiber business mainly stems from aviation & spaceflight, industry and sports fields, occupying 44.2%, 36.7% and 19.1% respectively of the total revenue of carbon fiber business in FY2009. The economic crisis led to the postponed orders from aviation and sports fields for carbon fiber, and the revenue and operating profit of Toray’s carbon fiber business both plunged in FY2009, of which, the former fell to JPY50.7 billion, down 28% from the prior year, and the latter registered JPY6.2 billion, down 26.2% from a year earlier.

Revenue and Operating Profit of Toray’s Carbon Fiber Business, FY2008-FY2009 (Unit: JPY bn)
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Source: Annals of Toray, ResearchInChina

Along with the rapid recovery of global carbon fiber market, Toray accelerates to perform the carbon fiber prepreg supply contract with Boeing B787 and respectively signs carbon fiber supply contract with EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, the parent company of Airbus SAS) and Daimler in 2010. Meanwhile, Toray is continuously expanding its capacity of carbon fiber in order to meet the market demand of carbon fiber for aviation and industry in the future. According to its schedule, the annual capacity of carbon fiber of Toray will hit 25 kilotons and the market share will reach 38% by the end of 2010. In addition, on April 22, 2010, Toray announced that it would take 11 years to fulfill the carbon fiber investment plan of KRW480 billion in South Korea via Toray Saehan, its subsidiary in South Korea.
1 Related Concepts to Carbon Fiber 
1.1 Definition and Property 
1.2 Process Flow
1.3 Classification 
1.4 Application 

2 Overview of Global Carbon Fiber Market 
2.1 Current Development 
2.2 Competition Pattern 
2.3 Supply & Demand 
2.3.1 Supply 
2.3.2 Demand 
2.4 Price Trend 
2.5 Major Countries and Regions 
2.6 Development Trend 
2.6.1 Weakened Monopoly of Global Carbon Fiber Technology & Accelerated Expansion of Capacity 
2.6.2 Increasingly Intensified Cooperation of Global Carbon Fiber Industry 
2.6.3 Continuously Rising Proportion of Global Industrial Carbon Fiber 
2.7 Influences from Related Industries 
2.7.1 Aviation & Spaceflight 
2.7.2 Wind Power Industry 
2.7.3 Automobile Industry 
2.7.4 Sports & Leisure

3 Overview of China Carbon Fiber Market 
3.1 Current Development 
3.2 Supply & Demand 
3.2.1 Supply 
3.2.2 Demand 
3.3 Import & Export 
3.3.1 Import 
3.3.2 Export 
3.4 Price Trend 
3.5 Market Development in 2009 and 2010 
3.5.1 Jilin Province Launched Key Business Invitation Projects of Carbon Fiber 
3.5.2 Kiloton Carbon Fiber Projects and Carbon Fiber Production Bases Started Construction in Succession
3.6 Development Trend & Outlook 
3.6.1 National Policy 
3.6.2 Supply & Demand Market

4 Global & China Major Enterprises of Carbon Fiber 
4.1 Toray 
4.1.1 Profile 
4.1.2 Operation 
4.1.3 Carbon Fiber Business 
4.1.4 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business 
4.2 Teijin 
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Operation 
4.2.3 Carbon Fiber Business 
4.2.4 Carbon Fiber and Its Products 
4.2.5 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business
4.3 Mitsubishi Rayon 
4.3.1 Profile 
4.3.2 Operation 
4.3.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.3.4 Carbon Fiber and Its Products
4.3.5 Carbon Fiber Business Expansion 
4.4 Kureha
4.4.1 Profile 
4.4.2 Operation 
4.4.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.4.4 Carbon Fiber Business Expansion
4.5 Hexcel
4.5.1 Profile 
4.5.2 Operation 
4.5.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.5.4 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business
4.6 Zoltek
4.6.1 Profile 
4.6.2 Operation 
4.6.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.6.4 Carbon Fiber Products 
4.6.5 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business
4.7 Cytec 
4.7.1 Profile 
4.7.2 Operation 
4.7.3 Carbon Fiber and Its Composite Business 
4.7.4 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business
4.8 SGL
4.8.1 Profile 
4.8.2 Operation 
4.8.3 Carbon Fiber and Its Composite Business
4.8.4 Development Outlook of Carbon Fiber Related Business
4.9 Formosa Plastics Corporation
4.9.1 Profile 
4.9.2 Operation 
4.9.3 Carbon Fiber Business
4.9.4 Carbon Fiber Business Expansion
4.10 ZhongFu ShenYing Carbon Fiber Limited Liability Company  
4.10.1 Profile 
4.10.2 Carbon Fiber Products 
4.10.3 Operation 
4.10.4 Development Outlook & Construction of Carbon Fiber Business
4.11 Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. 
4.11.1 Profile 
4.11.2 Operation 
4.11.3 Carbon Fiber Business 
4.11.4 Construction of Carbon Fiber Project
4.12 Jilin Qifeng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd.
4.12.1 Profile 
4.12.2 Operation 
4.12.3 Development Outlook & Advantage of Carbon Fiber Business 
4.13 Jiaxing Sino-Dia Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd. 
4.13.1 Profile 
4.13.2 Operation 
4.13.3 Carbon Fiber and Its Products 
4.13.4 Development of Carbon Fiber and Its Products Business 
4.14 Jilin Jiyan High-tech Fibers Co., Ltd. 
4.14.1 Profile 
4.14.2 Operation 
4.14.3 Development & Outlook of Carbon Fiber Business 
4.15 Shanxi Hengtian New Textile Fiber Tech Co., Ltd. 
4.15.1 Profile 
4.15.2 Operation 
4.15.3 Development of Carbon Fiber Business 
4.16 Weihai Tuozhan Fiber Co., Ltd.  
4.16.1 Profile 
4.16.2 Carbon Fiber Products 
4.16.3 Operation 
4.17 CNPC Jilin Chemical Group Company 
4.17.1 Profile 
4.17.2 Development of Carbon Fiber Business
4.18 Anshan Sinocarb Carbon Fibers Co., Ltd.
4.18.1 Profile 
4.18.2 Operation 
4.18.3 Carbon Fiber Products 
4.19 Development of Other Carbon Fiber Manufacturers in China 
Process Flow of PAN-based Carbon Fiber  
Classification of Carbon Fiber Products by Strand Number of Every Single Tow  
Classification of Carbon Fiber by Mechanical Property
Categories and Major Applications of Carbon Fiber and Its Composites  
Concrete Application of Deep-Processed Carbon Fiber Composites  
Capacity Percentage of Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Worldwide, 2009 (Based on the Capacity of Carbon Fiber Tow) 
Capacity Percentage of Global Small-tow (≤24K) PAN-based Carbon Fiber Manufacturers, 2009
Capacity Percentage of Global Large-tow (>24K) PAN-based Carbon Fiber Manufacturers, 2009 
Capacity Percentage of Global Pitch-based Carbon Fiber, 2009 
Capacity & Growth Rate of Global Carbon Fiber, 2006-2009 
Demand & Growth Rate of Global Carbon Fiber, 2003-2009 
Consumption Structure of Carbon Fiber (by Region) Worldwide, 1997-2007 
Proportions for Top 3 Application Fields of Global Carbon Fiber, 1985-2009 
Average Price of Global ST Carbon Fiber, 1985-2010 
Market Size and Structure of Global Carbon Fiber, 2006 vs. 2010 
Proportions for Top 3 Application Fields of Global Carbon Fiber, 2010-2015E 
Proportion of Composite Application Amount in Major Airbuses, 1980-2015E 
Global Manufacturers of Wind Turbine Blade Made of Carbon Fiber  
Capacity & Growth Rate of China Carbon Fiber, 2008-2010 
Demand of Carbon Fiber in China, 2006-2009 
Carbon Fiber Consumption Structure in China, 2009 
Import Volume,  Sum & Unit Price of China Carbon Fiber and Its Products, 2005-2010H1 
Importing Countries (Regions) and Import Volume of China-made Carbon Fiber and Its Products,  2008-2010H1 
Export Volume, Sum & Unit Price of China Carbon Fiber and Its Products, 2005-2010H1 
Export Countries (Regions) and Export Volume of China-made Carbon Fiber & Its Products, 2008-2010H1  
Quotations of Major Carbon Fiber Suppliers in China, Aug. 2010 
Key Business Invitation Orientations & Planning of Jilin National Carbon Fiber High & New Tech Industrialization Base 
Business Invitation Projects in Chongqing of Jilin National Carbon Fiber High & New Tech Industrialization Base, 2010 
Proportions for Carbon Fiber Consumption in Three Major Application Fields, 2015E 
Installed Capacity of Wind Power in China, 2000-2010 
Revenue & Operating Profit of Toray, FY2007-FY2009 
Revenue Structure of Toray (by Sector), FY2009 
Net Sales & Operating Profit of Toray’s Carbon Fiber Business, FY2008-FY2009 
Revenue of Toray’s Carbon Fiber Business (by Company), FY2008-FY2009 
Operating Profit of Toray’s Carbon Fiber Business (by Company), FY2008-FY2009 
Revenue of Toray’s Carbon Fiber Business (by Sector), FY2008-FY2009 
Revenue, Operating Profit and Operating Margin of Teijin, FY2005-FY2009    
Revenue Structure of Teijin (by Sector), FY2009 
Revenue Structure of Teijin (by Region), FY2009 
Subordinated Carbon Fiber Companies of Teijin  
Revenue, Operating Profit and Operating Margin of Synthetic Fiber Business of Teijin, FY2007-FY2009 
Synthetic Fiber R&D Expenditure of Teijin, FY2005-FY2009 
Carbon Fiber Product Category and Performance of Toho Tenax
Short Fiber Product Category and Performance of Toho Tenax  
Carbon Fiber Weaved Cloth Category and Performance of Toho Tenax 
Nickel-plated Carbon Fiber Products and Performance of Toho Tenax 
Revenue and Net Income of Mitsubishi Rayon, FY2007-FY2009 
Revenue of Mitsubishi Rayon (by Sector), FY2008-FY2009 
R&D Expenditure and Growth Rate of Mitsubishi Rayon, FY2007-FY2009 
Subordinated Carbon Fiber Companies of Mitsubishi Rayon 
Revenue & Operating Profit of Carbon Fiber and Its Composite Business of Mitsubishi Rayon, FY2007-FY2009 
Revenue of Carbon Fiber and Its Composite Business of Mitsubishi Rayon (by Region), FY2008-FY2009 
R&D Expenditure of Carbon Fiber & Its Composites and the Proportion in Total R&D Expenditure of Mitsubishi Rayon, FY2007-FY2008 
Carbon Fiber Product Category and Performance of Grafil 
Pyrofil? Carbon Fiber Category and Performance of Grafil 
Precision Cut Carbon Fiber Category and Performance of Grafil 
New PAN-based Carbon Fiber – P330 Series of Grafil 
Milled Carbon Fiber Performance of Grafil 
Revenue & Net Income of Kureha, FY2007-FY2009 
Revenue of Kureha (by Sector), FY2009 
R&D Expenditure and Growth Rate of Kureha, FY2007-FY2009 
Revenue & Growth Rate of Carbon Fiber Business of Kureha, FY2008-FY2010 
KRECA Silver/Yarn Carbon Fiber Performance of Kureha Chemicals Shanghai Co., Ltd.  
Revenue & Net Income of Hexcel, 2007-2009 
Revenue Structure of Hexcel (by Sector), 2007-2009 
Revenue Structure of Hexcel (by Region), 2007-2009 
Revenue of National Defense & Spaceflight Business of Hexcel, 2004-2009 
Client Structure of Business Aviation of Hexcel, 2009 
Revenue of Business Aviation of Hexcel, 2004-2009 
Application Proportion of Hexcel’s Composites in Every Single Airplane, 2009 vs. 2013 
Revenue of Hexcel, 2004-2009 
Operating Income of ACM (Joint Venture), 2007-2009 
Revenue Structure of Zoltek (by Product), 2008-2009 
Revenue & Operating Profit of Zoltek, 2008-2009 
Revenue & Operating Profit of Carbon Fiber Business of Zoltek, 2008-2009 
Revenue & Operating Profit of Carbon Fiber Preoxidized Yarn and Special Carbon Fiber of Zoltek, 2008-2009 
Performance of Zoltek Panex 35 Carbon Fiber Tow
Performance of Zoltek Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Prepreg Tape 
Revenue & Net Income of Cytec, 2007-2009 
Revenue Structure of Cytec (by Product), 2009 
Revenue Structure of Cytec (by Region), 2009 
Revenue Structure of Cytec (by Sector), 2009 
Revenue & Growth Rate of Cytec, 2007-2009 
Carbon Fiber Consumption Structure of Cytec, 2009 
Revenue & EBITDA of SGL, 2008-2009 
Revenue Structure of SGL (by Region), 2009 
Revenue of SGL (by Sector), 2009 
Revenue & Growth of Carbon Fiber Business of SGL, 2006-2009 
Operating Income & Gross Profit of Formosa Plastics Corporation, FY2005-FY2009 
Operating Income Structure of Formosa Plastics Corporation (by Sector), FY2009 
Carbon Fiber Capacity, Output and Sales Volume of Formosa Plastics Corporation, 2007-2009 
Revenue of Carbon Fiber Business of Formosa Plastics Corporation, 2007-2009 
Major Products of ZhongFu ShenYing
Major Operating Indices of ZhongFu ShenYing, 2008 
Operating Income & Net Income of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd., 2007-2009 
Operating Income Structure of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. (by Product), 2009 
Carbon Fiber Performance of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. 
Plain Woven Carbon Fiber Cloth Performance of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. 
Carbon Felt Performance of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd. 
Operating Income & Operating Profit of Carbon Fiber Business of Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd., 2008-2009 
Operating Income & Operating Profit of Jilin Qifeng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., 2006-2009 
Sales Volume & Revenue of Major Products of Jilin Qifeng Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd., 2009 
Operating Income & Operating Cost of Carbon Fiber and Its Products Business of Jiaxing Sino-Dia Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd., 2008-2010 
Carbon Fiber Prepreg Products of Jiaxing Sino-Dia Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd.  
Major Operating Indices of Jilin Jiyan High-tech Fibers Co., Ltd., 2008 
Major Operating Indices of Shanxi Hengtian New Textile Fiber Tech Co., Ltd., 2007-2008 
Carbon Fiber Products of Weihai Tuozhan Fiber Co., Ltd.
Major Operating Indices of Weihai Tuozhan Fiber Co., Ltd., 2008 
Major Operating Indices of Anshan Sinocarb Carbon Fibers Co., Ltd., 2008 
Carbon Fiber and Its Composites of Anshan Sinocarb Carbon Fibers Co., Ltd. 

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