US demand for battery and fuel cell materials will rise 4.4 percent annually through 2011. Growth will be driven by rising production of high-performance batteries (e.g., lithium, Ni-MH) and a nearly fivefold jump in fuel cell demand. Metals will stay the leading material while polymers and carbon/graphite lead gains.
This study analyzes the US battery and fuel cell material industry. It presents historical demand data (1996, 2001, 2006) and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by type (e.g., metals, chemicals, polymers, carbon/graphite, silica, ceramics); function (e.g., active materials, current collectors, containers, performance additives, separators, electrolytes, catalysts, electrodes); and application.
The study considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 38 major players including Exide Technologies, Doe Run Resources, RSR, Thomas Steel Strip, East Penn Manufacturing, Sanders Lead, Xstrata, and Tronox.