How the carbon fiber market is doing in Covid-19 times
Chemical Fibers International vom 04.06.2021, S. 49 / LeaderCarbon fiber is an interesting chemical fiber. Much thinner than human hair, carbon fiber is strong, stiff, lightweight, chemically resistant and formable, making it a sought-after material for many applications. Most structural carbon fiber today is made from PAN (polyacrylonitrile) - which makes up > 95 % of the world′s carbon fiber. Most carbon fiber producers are parts of big global chemical companies. How did we get here? In 2019, global demand for carbon fiber totaled approx. 105,000 tons for a variety of industrial applications: wind energy 23 %, aerospace 20 %, sporting goods (incl. marine) 12 ...
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