Global revenues for nanofiber-enabled products were an estimated US$382.1
million in 2011, growing to around $852.3 million by 2017. Main markets for
polymer nanofibers are in air and water filtration, composites and textiles.
Polymeric nanofibers account for the main bulk of the current revenues for
nanofibers, finding application across a number of sectors. Alumina nanofibers
are mainly used in filtration applications. Carbon nanofibers are beginning to
find application across a raft of industries including electronics (heat
management, EMI shielding, conductors), composites (polymers, resins, glass,
ceramics, plastics), energy (batteries, catalysts and fuel cells) and medicine
and life sciences (drug delivery, tissue engineering, implants) and carbon
nanofibers represent the fastest growing market for nanofibers, especially in
Li-Ion battery applications. Cellulose nanofibers are also beginning to make
an impact in composites and electronics applications.
Leading players in the market include Ahlstrom, Dupont, Donaldson,
Hollingsworth & Vose, Johns Manville, Kuraray, Mitsubishi Rayon, Teijin and
Toray. Innovative up and coming companies involved in both the production and
application of nanofibers include Elmarco, Fiberio Technology Corporation,
Finetex and Nanoval. Leading application developers include NEC and Asahi
Kasei. This fully revised and updated this 59-page market study includes:
- Technology description by nanofiber types and production methods
- End user demand for nanofibers, by nanofiber type, forecast to 2017
- Markets for nanocellulose, including aerospace and aviation, composites,
electronics and photonics, energy, automotive, filtration, medicine and life
sciences and textiles
- Commercialization timelines to 2017, by nanofiber type
- Producer, research centre and application developer profiles
Table of Contents
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 NANOFIBERS OVERVIEW
- 3.1 ALUMINA NANOFIBERS
- 3.2 POLYMER NANOFIBERS
- 3.3 CARBON NANOFIBERS
- 3.4 CELLULOSE NANOFIBERS
4 MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS
- 4.1 Aerospace and aviation
- 4.2 Composites
- 4.3 Electronics and photonics
- 4.4 Energy
- 4.5 Automotive
- 4.6 Filtration
- 4.7 Medicine and life sciences
- 4.8 Textiles
5 PRODUCER AND APPLICATION DEVELOPER PROFILES
- 5.1 Ahlstrom Corporation
- 5.2 ANF Development
- 5.3 Argonide Corporation
- 5.4 Asahi Kasei Corporation
- 5.5 Biomers
- 5.6 Borregaard Chemcell
- 5.7 C-Polymers GmbH
- 5.8 Carbon NT&F 21
- 5.9 Catalytic Materials LLC
- 5.10 Catalyx Nanotech, Inc.
- 5.11 Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 5.12 Clearbridge Nanomedics
- 5.13 Daicel Chemical Ltd.
- 5.14 Donaldson Company, Inc.
- 5.15 Dreamweaver International, Inc.
- 5.16 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
- 5.17 Electrovac AG
- 5.18 Elmarco s.r.o.
- 5.19 Espin Technologies, Inc.
- 5.20 Esfil Tehno AS
- 5.21 FibeRio Technology Corporation
- 5.22 Finetex Technology
- 5.23 Finnish Centre for Nanocellulosic Technologies
- 5.24 Future Carbon GmbH
- 5.25 Grupo Antolin
- 5.26 Hemcon Medical Technologies, Inc.
- 5.27 Hills, Inc.
- 5.28 Hollingsworth and Vose Company
- 5.29 Irema-Filter GmbH
- 5.30 Japan Vilene Company Ltd.
- 5.31 J. Rettenmaier & Sohne GmbH
- 5.32 Johns Manville
- 5.33 Kertak Nanotechnology
- 5.34 Kuraray Co., Ltd.
- 5.35 Mecc Co. Ltd
- 5.36 Metpro Corporation
- 5.37 Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
- 5.38 Nanocrete Technologies
- 5.39 Nanofiber Solutions
- 5.40 NanoMas Technologies, Inc.
- 5.41 Nano-Porous Solutions Limited
- 5.42 NanoTechLabs, Inc.
- 5.43 Nanoval GmbH & Co. KG
- 5.44 NEC Corporation
- 5.45 Nitto Denko
- 5.46 Oji Paper
- 5.47 Paper and Fiber Research Institute (PFI)
- 5.48 PIDC International
- 5.49 Polynew, Inc.
- 5.50 Pyrograf Products, Inc.
- 5.51 Shenzhen Nanotech Port Co., Ltd.
- 5.52 Showa Denko
- 5.53 SNS NanoFiber Technology, LLC
- 5.54 Stora Enso Ltd
- 5.55 Teijin Fibers Ltd.
- 5.56 Toray Industries
- 5.57 US Forest Service/University of Maine
- 5.58 US Global Nanospace, Inc.
- 5.59 UPM-Kymmene Ltd.
- 5.60 Verso Paper
- 5.61 Xanofi
- 5.62 Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
TABLES & FIGURES
- Table 1: Main nanofiber producers and application developers and nanofiber
- Figure 1: Revenues for nanofiber enabled products, 2011, by nanofiber
types (Based on estimated company revenues from nanofiber enabled products),
- Figure 2: Nanofiber revenues 2011-2017, conservative forecast
- Table 2: Nanofiber revenues 2011-2017, conservative forecast
- Table 3: Market summary nanofibers
- Table 4: Nanofibers types, properties and applications
- Table 5: Nanofiber Modification technology/process
- Table 6: Nanofibers fabrication methods
- Figure 3: Demand for alumina nanofibers, by end user market, 2011
- Figure 4: Demand for polymer nanofibers, by end user market, 2011
- Table 7: Commercialization timeline for alumina nanofibers, 2010-2019
- Table 8: Commercialization timeline for polymer nanofibers, 2010-2019
- Figure 5: Demand for carbon nanofibers, by end user market, 2011
- Table 9: Commercialization timeline for carbon nanofibers, 2010-2019
- Figure 6: Demand for cellulose nanofibers by end user market, 2012
- Table 10: Commercialization timeline for cellulose nanofibers, 2010-2019
- Figure 7: Revenues for nanofibers in the aerospace and aviation industry
2011, conservative estimate
- Figure 8: Revenues for nanofibers in the composites industry 2011,
- Figure 9: Revenues for nanofibers in the electronics industry 2011,
- Figure 10: Revenues for nanofibers in the energy industry 2011,
- Figure 11: Revenues for nanofibers in the automotive industry 2011,
- Figure 12: Revenues for nanofibers in the filtration industry 2011,
- Figure 13: Revenues for nanofibers in the medical and life sciences
industry 2011, conservative estimate
- Figure 14: Revenues for nanofibers in the textiles industry 2011,