In the global polymer market, Japan is a leading manufacturer rubber and carbon fibre. Rubber is a domestically important material for Japan’s automotive industry, an important pillar of the country’s economy. Not only is Japan one of the world’s largest consumer of rubber but most of its rubber is used for its tyre production, one of the main products exported.  

JATMA, Tyre Industry of Japan, 2018 (Japanese Website)

Carbon fibre composite materials are widely used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, building and civil engineering, electronics, industrial, medical and sports. Large-scale production of carbon fibre started in the 1970s in Japan. Since then, Japan has kept its place as a world leader in the industry and Japanese carbon fibre manufacturers are ranked number one in terms of quality and quantity produced. The biggest producer of carbon fibres in Japan is Toray Industries, which at the same time is also its leading producer globally. 

The Japan Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Association, 2019
Statista Leading carbon fiber manufacturers by production capacity in 2017, 2018

Table of Contents

  • Synthetic Rubber
  • Carbon Fibre
  • Expert Report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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