1 INTRODUCTION 10

1.1 Unique properties 10

1.2 Advantages of SWCNTs over other carbon-based materials as conductive additives 14

1.3 Other types of carbon nanotubes and related materials 15

1.4 Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) gaining market traction 19

2 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES 20

2.1 Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) market 20

2.1.1 Global MWCNT market consumption 20

2.1.2 Production capacities in 2021 21

2.1.3 Applications 22

2.2 Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) market 27

2.2.1 Global SWCNT market consumption 27

2.2.2 Production capacities 28

3 SWCNT PRICING 29

4 MARKETS FOR SWCNTS 30

4.1 COMPOSITES 30

4.1.1 Market overview 31

4.1.2 Fiber-based polymer composite parts 32

4.1.2.1 Market assessment 32

4.1.2.2 Market demand for SWCNTs in thermosets and thermoplastics 33

4.1.3 Metal-matrix composites 34

4.1.3.1 Market assessment 34

4.1.3.2 Market demand for SWCNTs in metal-matrix composites 36

4.2 COATINGS 37

4.2.1 Market overview 37

4.2.2 Market assessment 38

4.2.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in coatings 39

4.3 RUBBER ADDITIVES 40

4.3.1 Tyres 40

4.3.1.1 Market overview 40

4.3.1.2 Market assessment 40

4.3.1.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in tyres 41

4.3.2 Rubber technical goods 42

4.3.2.1 Market overview 42

4.3.2.2 Market demand for SWCNTs in rubber technical goods 43

4.4 FUEL CELLS 44

4.4.1 Market overview 44

4.4.2 Market assessment 45

4.4.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in rubber technical goods 46

4.5 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 48

4.5.1 Cement 48

4.5.1.1 Market overview 48

4.5.1.2 Market assessment 48

4.5.1.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in cement 49

4.6 ANTI-STATIC PLASTICS 51

4.6.1 Market overview 51

4.6.2 Market assessment 51

4.6.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in anti-static plastics 52

4.7 TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS 54

4.7.1 Market overview 54

4.7.2 Market assessment 54

4.7.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in transparent conductive films 55

4.8 POWER CABLES 56

4.8.1 Market overview 56

4.8.2 Market assessment 56

4.8.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in power cables 57

4.9 ADHESIVES 58

4.9.1 Market overview 59

4.9.2 Market assessment 59

4.9.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in adhesives 60

4.10 LUBRICANTS 61

4.10.1 Market overview 62

4.10.2 Market assessment 62

4.10.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in lubricants 63

4.11 BATTERIES 65

4.11.1 Market overview 65

4.11.2 Market assessment 67

4.11.3 Market demand for SWCNTs in batteries 68

4.12 THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS 69

4.12.1 Market overview 69

4.13 SUPERCAPACITORS 70

4.13.1 Market overview 70

5 SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES COMPANY PROFILES 71 (14 COMPANY PROFILES)

6 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 92

7 REFERENCES 93


Tables

Table 1. Typical properties of SWCNT and MWCNT. 11

Table 2. Markets, benefits and applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. 12

Table 3. Comparison between single-walled carbon nanotubes and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. 14

Table 4. Comparison of carbon-based additives in terms of the main parameters influencing their value proposition as a conductive additive. 15

Table 5. Other types of carbon nanotubes. 15

Table 6. MWCNT market consumption (metric tons), 2018-2031. 20

Table 7. Annual production capacity of the key MWCNT producers in 2021 (MT). 22

Table 8. Applications of MWCNTs. 22

Table 9. SWCNT market demand forecast (metric tons), 2018-2031. 27

Table 10. Annual production capacity of SWCNT producers in 2021 (KG). 28

Table 11. SWCNTs pricing. 29

Table 12. Markets and applications for SWCNTs. 30

Table 13. Advanced composites, properties and materials. 30

Table 14. Market overview for SWCNTs in composites. 31

Table 15. Market and applications for SWCNTs in fiber-based composite parts. 32

Table 16. Potential market for SWCNT based products in thermosets based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030. 33

Table 17. Potential market for SWCNT based products in thermoplastics based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030, tons. 34

Table 18. Market and applications for SWCNTs in metal matrix composites. 34

Table 19. Potential market for SWCNT based products in metal-matrix composites based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030, tons. 36

Table 20. Market overview for SWCNTs in coatings. 37

Table 21. Market and applications for SWCNTs in coatings. 38

Table 22. Potential market for SWCNT based products in coatings based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030, tons. 39

Table 23. Market overview for SWCNTs in tyres. 40

Table 24. Market and applications for carbon nanotubes in tyres. 40

Table 25. Potential market for SWCNT based products in tyres based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030, tons. 41

Table 26. Market and applications for SWCNTs in rubber technical goods. 42

Table 27. Potential market for SWCNT based products in rubber technical goods based on penetration forecasts 2017-2030, tons. 43

Table 28. Electrical conductivity of different catalyst supports compared to carbon nanotubes. 44

Table 29. Market overview for SWCNTs in fuel cells 44

Table 30. Market and applications for SWCNTs in fuel cells. 45

Table 31. SWCNT market demand in fuel cells. 46

Table 32. Market and applications for carbon nanotubes in cement. 48

Table 33. Carbon nanotubes for cement. 49

Table 34. SWCNT market demand in cement. 49

Table 35. Market overview for SWCNTs in anti-static plastics. 51

Table 36. Market and applications for SWCNTs in anti-static plastics 51

Table 37. SWCNT market demand in anti-static plastics. 52

Table 38. Market overview for SWCNTs in transparent conductive films. 54

Table 39. Market and applications for SWCNTs in transparent conductive films. 54

Table 40. SWCNT market demand in transparent conductive films. 55

Table 41. Market overview for SWCNTs in power cables. 56

Table 42. Market and applications for SWCNTs in power cables. 56

Table 43. Potential market for SWCNTs conductive additives in power cables based on penetration forecasts 2017- 2030, tons. 57

Table 44. Applications and benefits of SWCTNs in adhesives. 58

Table 45. Market overview for SWCNTs in adhesives 59

Table 46. Market and applications for SWCNTs in adhesives. 59

Table 47. Potential market for SWCNTs in adhesives based on penetration forecasts 2017- 2030, tons. 60

Table 48. Nanomaterial lubricant products. 61

Table 49. Market overview for SWCNTs in lubricants. 62

Table 50. Market and applications for SWCNTs in lubricants. 62

Table 51. Potential market for SWCNTs in lubricants based on penetration forecasts 2017- 2030, tons. 64

Table 52. Market overview for SWCNTs in batteries. 65

Table 53. Market and applications for SWCNTs in batteries. 67

Table 54. Potential market for SWCNTs in batteries based on penetration forecasts 2017- 2030, tons. 68

Table 55. Application of SWCNTs in thermal interface materials. 69

Table 56. Application of SWCNTs in supercapacitors. 70

Table 57. Chasm SWCNT products. 71

Table 58. MEIJO eDIPS product. 78

Table 59. Thomas Swan SWCNT production. 85

Table 60. Ex-producers of SWCNTs. 90

Table 61. SWCNTs distributors. 90


Figures

Figure 1. Types of single-walled carbon nanotubes. 12

Figure 2. Double-walled carbon nanotube bundle cross-section micrograph and model. 16

Figure 3. TEM image of FWNTs. 16

Figure 4. Schematic representation of carbon nanohorns. 17

Figure 5. TEM image of carbon onion. 18

Figure 6. Schematic of Boron Nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). Alternating B and N atoms are shown in blue and red. 19

Figure 7. MWCNT market demand forecast (metric tons), 2018-2030. 21

Figure 8. Demand for MWCNT by application in 2020. 26

Figure 9. SWCNT market demand forecast (metric tons), 2018-2031. 27

Figure 10. Comparison of nanofillers with supplementary cementitious materials and aggregates in concrete. 48

Figure 11. Electrochemical performance of nanomaterials in LIBs. 65

Figure 12. Schematic of a fluidized bed reactor which is able to scale up the generation of SWNTs using the CoMoCAT process. 72

Figure 13. Carbon nanotube paint product. 77

Figure 14. HiPCO® Reactor. 81

Figure 15. Smell iX16 multi-channel gas detector chip. 83

Figure 16. The Smell Inspector. 84

Figure 17. Toray CNF printed RFID. 87