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Table 2: Worldwide production capacities PAN-based carbon fibre Nameplate capacity (metric tonnes) "Small tow" 1K/3K/6K/ 12K/24K Toray Group Brand name 2007 13,900 2008 17,900 2009 18,900 2010 20,900 Torayca Toray Japan Soficar France CFA USA 6,900 3,400 3,600 Tenax 3,700 3,400 2,000 8,100 9,100 7,300 5,200 5,400 11,800 8,300 5,200 5,400 13,500 10,300 5,200 5,400 13,500 Toho Tenax Co. Ltd Japan (T.T.J) Europe (T.T.E) USA (T.T.A) Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd (MRC) 6,400 3,400 2,000 8,100 6,400 5,100 2,000 8,100 6,400 5,100 2,000 10,100 Japan Grafil USA Europe (SGL) Formosa Plastics Group Taiwan Hexcel Pyrofil Grafil Tairyfil HexTow 5,400 2,200 500 2,950 3,250 5,400 2,200 500 6,150 3,900 5,400 2,200 500 8,750 4,750 7,400 2,200 500 8,750 5,800 USA Spain Cytec Engineered Materials USA Dalian Xingke Carbon Fiber Co., Ltd China Aksa Turkey 3,250 0 Thornel Aksaca 39,200 27,440 1,900 0 0 3,250 650 2,000 360 0 4,100 650 2,000 360 750 5,150 650 3,000 760 1,500 Total "small tow" Output Coef. 0.7 "Large tow" above 24K/48K, 80K/320K … ZOLTEK Group 50,210 35,147 8,000 57,110 39,977 13,000 64,310 45,017 13,500 Panex Hungary USA Mexico 7,000 7,000 4,000 2,000 Sigrafil C 2,700 3,700 6,000 7,000 4,000 2,500 6,000 SGL GROUP Europe USA Total "large tow" Output Coef. 0.9 "Small tow" +"Large tow" Total nameplate capacities Total output 1,700 1,000 9,700 2,700 1,000 11,700 4,000 2,000 19,000 4,000 2,000 19,500 8,730 48,900 36,170 10,530 61,910 45,677 17,100 76,110 57,057 17,550 83,810 62 567 leading position. A significant part of large-tow carbon fibre production is devoted to chopped-fibre applications. engineering, satellites, and rollers, among others. Investments in pitch-based carbon fibre production are limited, compared to those devoted to PAN-based carbon fibre (Table 3). Table 3: Worldwide production capacities Pitch-based carbon fibre. Nameplate capacity (tonnes) 2008 Granoc Dialed Thornel 180 1,000 400 1,580 2010 180 1,250 400 1,830 Integration More and more carbon-fibre suppliers are also offering conventional fabrics, multiaxial fabrics (NCF), prepregs (fabrics and/or tapes) and, in some cases, composite parts. Nippon Graphite Fiber Cooperation (NGF) Mitsuibishi Plastics, Inc. Cytec Total Pitch Pitch Pitch Pitch Conclusion The year 2009 will go down as a difficult one for all composite industry players, especially for manufacturers of glass and carbon reinforcement fibres. Investing in Pitch-based carbon fibre Pitch-based carbon fibre is used in specific applications such as civil production is costly and takes a long time to produce results. However, composites are more than ever the best solution to save weight and CO2 emissions. No51 September 2009 / jec composites magazine 19

JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009

Cover
Editorial
Contents
NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies
 - Agenda of events
 - JEC Show Asia 2009
 - Companies
BUSINESS
 - Market survey
 - Trends
 - Niche market
 - Human capital
FEATURE - MARINE
 - Process
 - Company
 - Prepreg
 - Nano-composites
 - Application
USERS’ PLATFORM
 - Composites in the world
 - Successful partners
 - Application
KNOW-HOW
 - Gelcoat
 - SMC
 - Bonding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - Cover
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - Editorial
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - NEWS WORLDWIDE - Companies
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Agenda of events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - JEC Show Asia 2009
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Companies
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - BUSINESS
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Market survey
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Trends
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Niche market
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Human capital
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - FEATURE - MARINE
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Process
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Company
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Prepreg
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Nano-composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Application
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - USERS’ PLATFORM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Composites in the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Successful partners
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Application
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - KNOW-HOW
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Gelcoat
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - SMC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 - 54
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #51 - September 2009 -  - Bonding
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