The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 2021

The Global Market for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 2021

  • May 2021 •
  • 96 pages •
  • Report ID: 6071710 •
  • Format: PDF
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are one-atom-thick rolled-up graphene sheets, typically with diameters between 0.6 and 2.0 nm and lengths up to 500 mm. Owing to their unique structure, they exhibit excellent electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties including:

Incredible strength (they are 100 times stronger than steel at one sixth the weight);

Electrical conductivity as high as copper, but five times lighter;

Thermal conductivity as high as diamond (up to 1000oC);

Huge surface area;

Highest length-to-diameter ratio;


Thermal stability;


Chemical inertness (SWCNTs are compatible with almost all materials).

Due to these unique properties, SWCNTs have great potential for utilisation as a multi-functional additive and as the basis for creating new products with previously unattainable properties. And this can be achieved using a very low concentration of SWCNTs – starting from 0.01% of the total weight of the material.

However, SWCNTs have not been used in industry until recently owing to the absence of technology for their mass production and, as a consequence, their high price. This has recently charge due to improvements in manufacturing and capacity increases and they are finding wider application in thin-film transistors, fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, rubber, composites, coatings and more.

Report contents include:

Properties of SWCNTs.

Assessment of economic prospects of the market for SWCNTs

Market trends impacting the market for SWCNTs

Main applications and markets for SWCNTs. Markets covered include composites, coatings, rubber additives, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, construction materials, thermal interphase materials (TIM), plastics, electronics, power cables, adhesives and lubricants.

Demand for SWCNTs by market

SWCNT market demand forecast (tons), 2018-2030

Annual production capacity of the key SWCNT producers

In-depth SWCNT producer profiles. Producers profiled include Chasm Advanced Materials, Meijo Nano Carbon, Nanointegris, Nano-C, OCSiAl , Thomas Swan and Zeon Nano Technology.