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United States and China; Top Producers of Carbon Nanotubes in the World

2017-02-11

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Studies carried out on 6432 products of Nanotechnology Products Database (NPD) show that the United States and China are the largest producers of carbon nanotubes in the world. However, Japan has produced the largest number of products in which carbon nanotubes have been used.

     Studies carried out on 6432 products of Nanotechnology Products Database (NPD) show that the USA and China are the largest producers of carbon nanotubes in the world. However, Japan has produced the largest number of products in which carbon nanotubes have been used.

     According to statistics on NPD, the USA and China are the largest producers of carbon nanotubes in the world. By the end of January 2017, a number of 430 products containing carbon nanotubes have been stored on NPD. The USA, China, and Turkey possess the first ranks by having a share of 34%, 32%, and 12% respectively in the production of carbon nanotube products. The next possessions belong to India, Germany, Belgium, Australia, and Taiwan.

     Companies active in this field produce various types of carbon nanotubes such as single-walled, double-walled, multi-walled, and also a combination of their mixture, and present them to the global market. These products are either in form of functionalized or without the presence of functional groups at lengths of 0.5-5 microns and diameters of 1-200 nm. Cheap Tubes Inc. has a share of 14% in the market, and it ranks first among the producers of carbon nanotubes. Grafen Chemical Industries Co. ranks second by having a share of 12%.

     In addition to producing carbon nanotube powder, many companies are active in the production of final products, in which carbon nanotubes have been used in order to create or to enhance specific properties. A number of 131 nanotechnology products among 6432 have used carbon nanotubes in their structures. Japanese companies are the major consumers (44%) of carbon nanotubes in commercialized products. England, China, the USA, and Poland are the next countries by having a share of 25%, 11%, 11%, and 4%, respectively.

 

Industrial Sector

Product Types

Enhanced Properties

Sports & Fitness

Badminton racket, tennis racket, squash racket, golf club, paddle, racket string

Strength, flexibility, toughness, roughness, maneuverability, light weight, reducing air resistance, controllability, decreasing impact vibration

Construction

Coatings, paints, primers

Durability, resistance to impact, abrasion, scratch, acid and alkaline, UV protection

Environment

Water filter, membrane, air pollution control sensors, air purifiers

Elimination of heavy ions, nitrates, chlorides, salts, and toxicants from water, antibacterial effect

Textile

Resins

Resistance to flame, abrasion, and scratch

Oil and Gas

Protecting coatings

Strength, resistance to corrosion

Electronics

Biological sensors

Increasing sensor efficiency

 

     Sports, construction, environment, textile, petroleum, and electronics are among industrial sectors where carbon nanotubes have been used.

 

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