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Carbon & Graphite Felt Market worth $871 million

Published: March 13, 2024

As per the recently published report by MarketsandMarkets™, The “Carbon & Graphite Felt Market by Product Type (Soft Felt and Rigid Felt), Raw Material type (PAN, Rayon, and Pitch), Type (Carbon Felt and Graphite Felt), Application (Furnace, Batteries, and Filters), and Region – Global Forecast 2029″, is estimated at USD 551 million in 2024 and is projected to reach USD 871 million by 2029, at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2024 to 2029. Carbon felts and graphite felts are non-woven fabrics that have been made from PAN, pitch, and Rayong-type raw materials. These non-woven fabric gets passed through various processes such as graphitizing, carbonizing, pressing, and mixing to form carbon & graphite felts.

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  • 318 Market data Tables
  • 53 Figures
  • 241 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Carbon & Graphite Felt Market – Global Forecast to 2029”

This report also provides a comprehensive analysis of the companies listed below:

Some of the major manufacturers actively operating in the carbon & graphite felt market are SGL Carbon (Germany), Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan), Mersen (France), Kureha Corporation (Japan), Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan), Chemshine Carbon Co., Ltd. (China),  Beijing Great Wall Co., Ltd. (China), CM Carbon Co., Ltd. (China), CFC Carbon Co., Ltd. (China), Gansu Haoshi Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd. (China), Sinotek Materials (China) and others.

Mergers & acquisitions, investments & expansions, partnerships & collaborations, and new product developments are some of the major strategies adopted by these key players to enhance their positions in the carbon & graphite felt market.

Recent Developments in the Carbon & Graphite Felt Market Industry

  1. In September 2021, SGL Carbon expanded and upgraded the production of soft felts. The company has invested some million euros into the additional carbonization facility located at its Meitingen site near Augsburg in Germany. This facility is now in regular operation.
  2. In August 2019, Toray Industries, Inc. announced a new line of fabric products and carbonized felt targeted at various energy storage applications. Zoltek’s new fabric materials and carbonized felt has been evaluated and qualified as a product of the choice for the battery electrode for redox flow and other new battery storage technologies.

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The PAN raw material segment accounted for the largest market share in 2023, in terms of value.

Based on the raw material, the carbon & graphite felt market has been segmented into rayon, PAN, and pitch type segments. Carbon & graphite felt are manufactured using these materials either by using graphitization or carbonization process high temperatures generally ranging from 3,632°F to 6,322°F. During the forecast years, the demand for PAN-based as well as rayon-based carbon & graphite felt is expected to grow at a significant growth rate due to high usage in various applications across the globe.

Based on the product type, the soft felt segment held the largest market share in 2023.

Based on the product type segment, the global carbon & graphite felt market has been segmented into soft felt and rigid felt. In 2023, a soft felt segment of carbon & graphite felt accounted for the largest market share in terms of volume and value. This high market share is attributed to high usage of soft carbon & graphite felt in multiple end-use areas such as vacuum furnaces, annealing furnaces, and graphitizing furnaces.

Asia Pacific region accounted for the largest share in 2023, in terms of value.

The global market for carbon & graphite felt has been studied in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America,m and the Middle East & Africa. In Asia Pacific, the high usage of carbon & graphite felt is driven by high usage in filters, batteries, furnaces, and many other applications. The growing renewable energy sector is driving the demand for carbon & graphite felt in the Asia Pacific region. The growing focus on emission control and energy-saving policies is further driving the growth of the carbon & graphite felt market in the region.

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