Automotive Carbon Fiber Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)
|出版商||Mordor Intelligence LLP||商品編碼||635767|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 60 Pages
|汽車用碳纖維複合材料的全球市場:成長率，趨勢及預測(2018年∼2023年) Automotive Carbon Fiber Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)|
|出版日期: 2019年06月01日||內容資訊: 英文 60 Pages||
全球汽車用碳纖維複合材料市場，預計從2018年開始2023年的在預測期間內以近15％的年複合成長率成長。碳纖維複合材料輕量且高強度，為汽車的性能改善而設計。其也改善結構性，功能性或美的特性。為了製作更輕量，更清潔，更安全，更有成本效益的車輛，主要的碳纖維複合材料供應商，回應車輛OEM，系統供應商，及客戶的需求與期待。 BMW，奧迪，GM等很多汽車企業，為了大量生產與碳纖維複合材料生產者締結契約，投資低成本的碳纖維複合材料製造支援的流程。BMW 使用碳纖維於「i」系列，削減250-350公斤(550-770磅)的重量，提高燃油消耗率。這些汽車的需求，預計預測期間內持續增加。 Apple未來的電動車BMW 將採用i3碳纖維車體。再加上現今的輕量碳纖維零件的平均成本，是120-130美元/ kg。這估計佔材料25-30％，製造佔殘餘部分(70-75％)。許多有力的研究機關，碳纖維製造商，及OEM致力於削減輕量車輛的量產週期與原料費。
The global automotive carbon fiber market is expected to register a CAGR of close to 11%, during the forecast period, 2019-2024.
Carbon fiber is a light-weight material and has high-strength characteristics that can be designed for enhanced performance in automotive applications. They offer improvement in structural, functional, or cosmetic properties. To make vehicles lighter, cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective, the leading carbon fiber suppliers are responding 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, and are investing in their processes to support low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing.
Among applications, the exterior segment is expected to lead the market of automotive carbon fiber in terms of value and volume. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed to the increased demand from manufacturers to produce several exterior parts, such as fenders, hoods, bumper beams, and deck lids of vehicles. Adopting carbon fiber increases the durability of vehicles, thereby ensuring a long life cycle of the parts and vehicle. The exterior parts of vehicles manufactured from composites also offer high stiffness, thereby, resulting in minimum damage to occupants in case of accidents.
The Asia Pacific is expected to be the market leader followed by North America and Europe. Within the Asia Pacific, Japan and China are poised to be the two largest markets. Europe is expected to be the fastest growing market due to the presence of many car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Koenigsegg, Pagani, etc. who use a lot of carbon fiber in manufacturing their cars.
The global automotive carbon fiber market has been segmented by application type, and geography.
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.
With the enactment of stringent emission norms and fuel economy standards in the European region, automobile manufacturers in Germany, Italy, and France such as BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, etc. have started using carbon fiber composites in the manufacturing of their vehicles.
Companies are trying to invent new parts made of carbon fiber that can reduce the total weight of the vehicle to a great extent. The application of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been widely adopted for the production of automotive bodies, particularly in hyper-car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
The demand for carbon fiber is expected to increase during the forecast period, as companies are forming new partnerships and launching new carbon fiber technologies for the manufacturing of automotive components, in turn aiding in driving the growth of automotive carbon fiber in the European market. Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive part manufacturers, announced that it was joining the leading cluster MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites, based at the Augsburg Innovation Park, Germany, to develop manufacturing processes capable of reaching automotive cycle times for the mass production of carbon fiber and composite parts.
The automotive carbon fiber market is a consolidated one. The top 10 players account for most of the market share. The major companies in the carbon fiber market include Hexcel Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites Inc., SGL Carbon SE, Teijin Limited, and Toray Industries Inc. Toray is expected to be the market leader since its acquisition of Zoltek in 2014.