Battery & Fuel Cell Materials

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Gains in demand will be driven in part by the motor vehicle industry’s increasing adoption of advanced energy storage technologies to meet government fuel efficiency mandates.

US demand to rise 4.3% annually through 2017

US demand for battery and fuel cell materials is expected to grow 4.3 percent annually through 2017 to $6.1 billion. Rising motor vehicle production, as well as the motor vehicle industry’s increasing adoption of advanced energy storage technologies to meet government fuel efficiency mandates, will support growth in battery materials demand, particularly for polymers and chemicals. Though growing from a much smaller base, fuel cell materials demand will rise at a rapid double-digit annual pace due to the increasing adoption of fuel cells in electrical generation and industrial/motive power applications. However, even faster advances will be limited by the fuel cell industry’s continuing efforts to reduce costs, including through the adoption of less expensive and more efficient material alternatives.

Motor vehicle batteries, fuel cells to be key material markets

The ongoing rebound in US motor vehicle production will stimulate volume growth in lead-acid battery shipments, which will be the primary driver of rising battery materials demand overall. However, the motor vehicle industry’s ongoing efforts to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency requirements will lead to the more widespread adoption of alternatives to the traditional flooded lead-acid battery. The impact of this transition will begin to be felt by the battery materials industry over the forecast period. The rising adoption of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles will help drive above average growth in polymer and chemical battery materials demand as vehicle manufacturers ramp up domestic production of these batteries to supply their North American operations. Additionally, the increasing adoption of start-stop ignition technology will lead to the expanded use of absorbed glass mat (AGM) lead-acid batteries, boosting demand for specialty materials such as glass fibers.

Robust global demand for fuel cells as alternatives in electricity generation and industrial and motive power applications will support the rapid expansion of the US fuel cell industry and drive double-digit annual growth in fuel cell materials demand through 2017. Even faster growth in fuel cell materials demand over the long term will reflect the penetration of fuel cells in motor vehicle and portable device applications. All materials types will benefit as technological advancements and the realization of economies of scale allow volume growth to exceed value-based gains. However, industry efforts to find alternative electrode catalyst materials will limit faster advances in fuel cell metals demand.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the $4.9 billion US battery and fuel cell material industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, with forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by type (e.g., metals, chemicals, polymers, carbon/graphite), function (e.g., active materials, current collectors, containers, electrolytes) and application (e.g., alkaline, primary lithium, zinc-air, lead-acid, rechargeable lithium, nickel-metal hydride, nickel-cadmium, fuel cells).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 35 industry players, including Exide Technologies, Eco-Bat Technologies and Doe Run Resources.

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  1. Battery & Fuel Cell Materials

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Economic Environment

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Durable Goods Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Battery Industry Overview

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        1. Table | BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 3.4.1 Primary Batteries

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          1. Table | PRIMARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 3.4.2 Secondary Batteries

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          1. Table | SECONDARY BATTERY SUPPLY & DEMAND

      5. 3.5 Fuel Cell Industry Overview

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        1. Table | FUEL CELL SHIPMENTS BY TYPE

      6. 3.6 Technology Trends

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        1. 3.6.1 Batteries

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          1. CHART II-1 BASIC BATTERY CONSTRUCTION

        2. 3.6.2 Fuel Cells

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          1. CHART II-2 BASIC FUEL CELL CONSTRUCTION

        3. 3.6.3 Battery & Fuel Cell Nanomaterials

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      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 3.7.1 Recycling

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        2. 3.7.2 Health & Safety

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    4. 4 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Type

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        1. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART III-1 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012

      3. 4.3 Demand by Function

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        1. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. CHART III-2 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012

      4. 4.4 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART III-3 BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2002-2022

    5. 5 BATTERY MATERIALS

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      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Demand by Type

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        1. Table | BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012

        3. 5.2.1 Metals

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          1. Table | METALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          2. Table | LEAD DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          3. Table | STEEL DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          4. Table | ANTIMONY DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          5. Table | ZINC DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          6. Table | OTHER METALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

        4. 5.2.2 Chemicals

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          1. Table | CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          2. Table | METALLIC CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

          3. Table | OTHER CHEMICALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

        5. 5.2.3 Polymers

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          1. Table | POLYMERS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

        6. 5.2.4 Carbon/Graphite

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          1. Table | CARBON/GRAPHITE DEMAND IN BATTERIES

        7. 5.2.5 Other Materials

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          1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN BATTERIES

      3. 5.3 Demand by Function

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        1. Table | BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. CHART IV-2 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012

        3. 5.3.1 Active Materials

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          1. Table | BATTERY ACTIVE MATERIALS DEMAND

        4. 5.3.2 Current Collectors

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          1. Table | BATTERY CURRENT COLLECTOR MATERIALS DEMAND

        5. 5.3.3 Containers

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          1. Table | BATTERY CONTAINER MATERIALS DEMAND

        6. 5.3.4 Electrolytes

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          1. Table | BATTERY ELECTROLYTE MATERIALS DEMAND

        7. 5.3.5 Performance Additives

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          1. Table | BATTERY PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE MATERIALS DEMAND

        8. 5.3.6 Separators

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          1. Table | BATTERY SEPARATOR MATERIALS DEMAND

        9. 5.3.7 Other Functions

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          1. Table | BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS

      4. 5.4 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART IV-3 BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012

        3. 5.4.1 Primary Batteries

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          1. Table | PRIMARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          2. Table | ALKALINE BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          3. Table | PRIMARY LITHIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          4. Table | ZINC-AIR BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          5. Table | OTHER PRIMARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

        4. 5.4.2 Secondary Batteries

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          1. Table | SECONDARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          2. Table | LEAD-ACID BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          3. Table | METALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

          4. Table | CHEMICALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

          5. Table | POLYMERS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

          6. Table | OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN LEAD-ACID BATTERIES

          7. Table | RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          8. Table | NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          9. Table | NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

          10. Table | OTHER SECONDARY BATTERY MATERIALS DEMAND

    6. 6 FUEL CELL MATERIALS

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      1. 6.1 General

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      2. 6.2 Demand by Type

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        1. Table | FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART V-1 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2012

        3. 6.2.1 Metals

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          1. Table | METALS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS

        4. 6.2.2 Ceramics

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          1. Table | CERAMICS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS

        5. 6.2.3 Polymers

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          1. Table | POLYMERS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS

        6. 6.2.4 Carbon/Graphite

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          1. Table | CARBON/GRAPHITE DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS

        7. 6.2.5 Chemicals & Other

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          1. Table | CHEMICALS & OTHER MATERIALS DEMAND IN FUEL CELLS

      3. 6.3 Demand by Function

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        1. Table | FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. CHART V-2 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2012

        3. 6.3.1 Catalysts

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          1. Table | FUEL CELL CATALYST MATERIALS DEMAND

        4. 6.3.2 Electrodes

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          1. Table | FUEL CELL ELECTRODE MATERIALS DEMAND

        5. 6.3.3 Electrolytes

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          1. Table | FUEL CELL ELECTROLYTE MATERIALS DEMAND

        6. 6.3.4 Plates

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          1. Table | FUEL CELL PLATE MATERIALS DEMAND

        7. 6.3.5 Other Functions

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          1. Table | FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS

      4. 6.4 Demand by Application

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        1. Table | FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION

        2. CHART V-3 FUEL CELL MATERIALS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2012

        3. 6.4.1 Solid-Oxide

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        4. 6.4.2 Proton-Exchange Membrane

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        5. 6.4.3 Molten Carbonate

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        6. 6.4.4 Phosphoric Acid

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        7. 6.4.5 Direct Methanol

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        8. 6.4.6 Other Applications

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    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | US BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012

      2. 7.2 Market Share

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        1. CHART VI-1 US BATTERY & FUEL CELL MATERIALS MARKET SHARE, 2012

      3. 7.3 Manufacturing

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        1. 7.3.1 Battery Materials

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        2. 7.3.2 Fuel Cell Materials

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      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 7.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 7.7 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.7.1 Ames Goldsmith Corporation

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        2. 7.7.2 AMETEK Incorporated

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        3. 7.7.3 Asbury Carbons Incorporated

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        4. 7.7.4 AvCarb LLC

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        5. 7.7.5 Ballard Power Systems Incorporated

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        6. 7.7.6 BASF SE

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        7. 7.7.7 Cabot Corporation

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        8. 7.7.8 Celanese Corporation

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        9. 7.7.9 Citadel Plastics Holdings Incorporated

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        10. 7.7.10 Doe Run Resources Corporation

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        11. 7.7.11 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

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        12. 7.7.12 East Penn Manufacturing Company Incorporated

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        13. 7.7.13 Eco-Bat Technologies Limited

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        14. 7.7.14 Eramet SA

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        15. 7.7.15 Exide Technologies

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        16. 7.7.16 FMC Corporation

          $140.00

        17. 7.7.17 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Incorporated

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        18. 7.7.18 Glencore Xstrata plc

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        19. 7.7.19 Gopher Resource LLC

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        20. 7.7.20 GrafTech International Limited

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        21. 7.7.21 Hammond Group Incorporated

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        22. 7.7.22 HC Starck GmbH

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        23. 7.7.23 Hollingsworth & Vose Company

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        24. 7.7.24 Horsehead Holding Corporation

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        25. 7.7.25 OM Group Incorporated

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        26. 7.7.26 Rockwood Holdings Incorporated

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        27. 7.7.27 Sanders Lead Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.7.28 Superior Graphite Company

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        29. 7.7.29 Tata Steel Limited

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        30. 7.7.30 3M Company

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        31. 7.7.31 Tosoh Corporation

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        32. 7.7.32 Tronox Limited

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        33. 7.7.33 Umicore SA/NV

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        34. 7.7.34 Vale SA

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        35. 7.7.35 Valmont Industries Incorporated

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      8. 7.8 Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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