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Global Market and Applications for Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes

  • February 2009
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  • ION publishing Ltd
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  • 125 pages

Global Market and Applications for Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes is a 125 page report providing a comprehensive market assessment of industrial applications for carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. These nanomaterials provide exceptional properties that are currently being incorporated into products ranging from sporting goods to new batteries to pharmaceuticals.



Nanotubes and fullerenes already represent a significant niche market with global revenue exceeding US$300 million in 2008. Electronics and energy applications represent the next wave of potentially disruptive technologies that are beginning to impact the market. By 2015 it is predicted that the market will exceed US$4.6 billion.



This report provides a detailed in-depth assessment of:



- Key markets impacted including sporting goods, building and construction, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, energy and defence and electronics


- Market size for last 3 years and forecasted to 2013 by total revenues


- Production methods


- Key players and suppliers



- Supplier profiles and technology assessments

Table Of Contents

Global Market and Applications for Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes


1 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................7

1.1 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE....................................................................................... 14
1.1.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 14
1.1.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 15
1.1.3 Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 17
1.1.4 Networks ........................................................................................................................... 17
1.1.5 Companies....................................................................................................................... 18
1.2 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC .............................................................................. 20
1.2.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 21
1.2.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 21
1.2.3 Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 23
1.2.4 Networks ........................................................................................................................... 23
1.2.5 Companies....................................................................................................................... 24
1.3 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA........................................................................ 25
1.3.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 25
1.3.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 26
1.3.2.1 State initiatives........................................................................................................ 27
1.3.3 Centres and infrastructure ................................................................................................ 28
1.3.4 Networks in North America ............................................................................................... 31
1.3.5 Companies....................................................................................................................... 31
1.4 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA ............................................. 33
1.5 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA............................................... 33


2 COMMERCIALISING NANOTECHNOLOGY...................................................................34

2.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE...................................................................................................... 36
2.1.1 Suppliers ........................................................................................................................... 37
2.1.1.1 Materials ................................................................................................................. 37
2.1.1.2 Tools and instrumentation ...................................................................................... 38
2.1.1.3 Devices and system integration.............................................................................. 40
2.1.2 Buyers ............................................................................................................................... 40
2.1.3 New entrants ..................................................................................................................... 40
2.1.4 Substitution threats ........................................................................................................... 41
2.1.5 Competition ....................................................................................................................... 42
2.2 KEY CHALLENGES............................................................................................................... 42
2.2.1 TECHNICAL...................................................................................................................... 42
2.2.1.1 Understanding......................................................................................................... 42
2.2.1.2 Tools ....................................................................................................................... 43
2.2.2 MARKET ........................................................................................................................... 44
2.2.2.1 Hype........................................................................................................................ 44
2.2.2.2 Cost......................................................................................................................... 44
2.2.2.3 Production............................................................................................................... 45
2.2.2.4 Public Perception and Ethics.................................................................................. 47
2.2.3 REGULATION................................................................................................................... 48
2.3 MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS....................................................................................... 52
2.3.1 DRIVERS .......................................................................................................................... 53
2.3.2 TRENDS ........................................................................................................................... 55
2.3.2.1 Collaboration........................................................................................................... 55
2.3.2.2 First to market......................................................................................................... 55
2.3.2.3 Nanomaterials advantage....................................................................................... 56
2.3.2.4 Improved products .................................................................................................. 58
2.3.2.5 Decreasing cost of nanomaterials .......................................................................... 59
2.3.2.6 Autonomous systems ............................................................................................. 59


3 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBES AND FULLERENES ..............61

3.1 CARBON NANOTUBES ........................................................................................................ 63
3.2 PRODUCTION METHODS.................................................................................................... 64
3.3 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBES........................................................ 66
3.4 KEY PLAYERS....................................................................................................................... 69
3.4.1 Manufacturers and end users ........................................................................................... 69
3.4.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ................................................................................................... 70
3.4.3 Application developers...................................................................................................... 72
3.5 FULLERENES....................................................................................................................... 73
3.6 PRODUCTION METHODS.................................................................................................... 74
3.7 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FULLERENES ....................................................................... 75
3.8 KEY PLAYERS....................................................................................................................... 77
3.8.1 Manufacturers and end users ........................................................................................... 77
3.8.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ................................................................................................... 78
3.8.3 Application developers...................................................................................................... 79


4 COMPANY PROFILES .....................................................................................................80

4.1 Ahwahnee Technology, Inc.................................................................................................... 80
4.2 American Dye Source ............................................................................................................ 80
4.3 ApNano Materials Inc............................................................................................................. 81
4.4 Arkema.................................................................................................................................. 82
4.5 Baytubes (Bayer MaterialScience)......................................................................................... 83
4.6 BioNano International Singapore Pte. Ltd.............................................................................. 84
4.7 Biophan Technologies, Inc..................................................................................................... 84
4.8 Bucky USA ............................................................................................................................. 86
4.9 Carbolex Inc. .......................................................................................................................... 86
4.10 Carbon NTandF 21 .................................................................................................................... 87
4.11 Carbon Solutions Inc.............................................................................................................. 88
4.12 Catalytic Materials LLC .......................................................................................................... 89
4.13 Catalyx Nanotech Inc. ............................................................................................................ 89
4.14 Eikos Inc................................................................................................................................ 90
4.15 Frontier Carbon Corp. ............................................................................................................ 91
4.16 FutureCarbon GmbH.............................................................................................................. 91
4.17 Helix Material Solutions Inc.................................................................................................... 92
4.18 Honjo Chemical Corp. ............................................................................................................ 92
4.19 Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc. .................................................................................... 92
4.20 Innovations Unified Technologies .......................................................................................... 93
4.21 Luna Nanoworks .................................................................................................................... 94
4.22 Materials and Electrochemical Research (MER) Corporation ............................................... 95
4.23 Molecular Nanosystems Inc. .................................................................................................. 96
4.24 mPhase Technologies............................................................................................................ 97
4.25 MTR Ltd................................................................................................................................. 97
4.26 MysticMD Inc.......................................................................................................................... 98
4.27 Nanergy Inc............................................................................................................................ 98
4.28 Nano-C.................................................................................................................................. 99
4.29 Nanocs ................................................................................................................................ 100
4.30 Nanocarblab........................................................................................................................ 100
4.31 Nanocomposites Inc............................................................................................................. 100
4.32 NanoCompound GmbH........................................................................................................ 101
4.33 Nanocyl ............................................................................................................................... 102
4.34 NanoLab, Inc. ....................................................................................................................... 103
4.35 Nanoledge........................................................................................................................... 103
4.36 NanoNB Corp....................................................................................................................... 104
4.37 Nanoselect Inc...................................................................................................................... 104
4.38 Nanoshel .............................................................................................................................. 105
4.39 NanoTechLabs, Inc. ............................................................................................................. 105
4.40 Nantero, Inc.......................................................................................................................... 106
4.41 Nanothink ............................................................................................................................. 106
4.42 Natural Nano, Inc. ................................................................................................................ 107
4.43 N-Tec................................................................................................................................... 108
4.44 Raymor Industries, Inc. ........................................................................................................ 109
4.45 Seldon Laboratories LLC ..................................................................................................... 109
4.46 Shenzhen Nanotechnologies Co. Ltd. ................................................................................. 110
4.47 Solarno Inc ........................................................................................................................... 110
4.48 SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc...................................................................................... 110
4.49 Sun Nanotech Co., Ltd......................................................................................................... 111
4.50 TDA Research Inc................................................................................................................ 111
4.51 Term-USA ............................................................................................................................ 111
4.52 Thomas Swan and Co. ............................................................................................................ 112
4.53 Unidym Inc. .......................................................................................................................... 112
4.54 Xintek .................................................................................................................................. 113


5 GLOSSARY.....................................................................................................................114

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