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Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Type (Carbon Paper and Carbon Cloth); By Application (Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell and Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell) Market Growth, Future Prospects, Post COVID-19 Scenario 2020 - 2028

The gas diffusion layer is a key element of the membrane electrode assembly. Gas diffusion layer is basically an electrically and thermally conductive porous layer that stands between the catalyst layer and the flow field plate in the cell. Hydrogen and oxygen diffuse through the gas diffusion layer to the catalyst layer at the anode and cathode respectively, for the electrochemical reactions to take place. Various types of hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer are carbon paper gas diffusion layers and carbon cloth gas diffusion layers. Carbon paper gas diffusion layers tend to be narrow and fragile as compared to carbon cloth gas diffusion layers. Carbon cloth gas diffusion layers are the more flexible and are usually quite mechanically robust, but are also the thickest. Gas diffusion layer plays a key part that identifies performance of hydrogen fuel cell.
 
Moreover, hydrogen fuel cells are similar to batteries in that they produce electricity without emission or combustion. Compared to conventional gasoline vehicles, fuel cell vehicles can even decrease carbon dioxide by up to half if the hydrogen is manufactured by natural gas and by 90%, if the hydrogen is manufactured by renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Hydrogen fuel cells are efficient, clean, reliable and quite source of power. Apart from this, hydrogen fuel cell is majorly used in stationary power generation, portable power, niche markets, and transportation. As hydrogen is high in energy and produces almost zero pollution, it is used as fuel to drive space shuttle as well as rockets into orbit. It provides DC voltage that can be used to power motors and run any number of electrical appliances. Some of the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells are it operate silently, a lot more efficient, and has longer operating time. Hydrogen fuel cells are largely used in numerous applications, thereby driving the demand for hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market. The demand for hydrogen fuel cells is rising due to the increasing government initiatives to reduce carbon emission, and leads to the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market.
 
Some of the key players in the global hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market are Toray Industries, INC., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SGL Carbon SE, AvCarb LLC, CeTech Co., Ltd., Freudenberg SE, Teijin Limited, FuelCellsEtc, The Chemours Company and Spectracarb (Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC).
 
Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Type

Based on type, the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market is segmented into the following:
  • Carbon Paper
  • Carbon Cloth
Report Parameters Details of Parameter
Considered year for estimation 2021
Historical data 2015 – 2020
Forecast period covered 2021 – 2028
Segments covered Product Types, Applications, End-Users, Regions, Top Companies and more.
Top companies Toray Industries, INC., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SGL Carbon SE, AvCarb LLC, CeTech Co., Ltd., Freudenberg SE, Teijin Limited, FuelCellsEtc, The Chemours Company and Spectracarb (Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC).
By type Carbon Paper, Carbon Cloth
By application Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell, Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell
Region covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and more

Below graph provides a comparative analysis of the value contribution for each of the segment for the years 2020 and 2028:

Global Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Value Share, By Type, 2019 & 2028(% Value)


In 2020, the carbon paper segment led the overall hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market in terms of market value accounting for over 65% of the global market. The carbon paper is widely adopted as a gas diffusion backing which works as Gas Diffusion Layers (GDL) for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) and Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM). The carbon paper also allows the passage of gases and carbon matrix in the carbon paper severs as thermal and electric conductor. Moreover, the carbon paper also used as suitable gas distributor for catalyst layer and utilized as a controller for water at cathode side of the fuel cell. Furthermore, carbon papers have various features such as corrosion resistance, high conductivity, low cost, high gas permeability and smooth surface, hence they are widely used in different end-use industries. In addition, carbon paper segment is expected to witness higher market share in the forecast period.
 
Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Application

Based on application, the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market is segmented into the following:
  • Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell
  • Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell
Below graph provides a comparative analysis of the value contribution for each of the segment for the years 2020 and 2028:

Global Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Value Share, By Application, 2019 & 2028(% Value)


In 2020, the hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell segment led the overall hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market in terms of market value accounting for over 64% of the global market. The hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell are designed to enhance and optimize the competency of different portable applications and other stationary fuel cell applications. The hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell can be used in lower temperature in between 20 to 80°C and it also has distinct polymer electrolyte membrane that allows the proton to transport via membrane and at the same time maintains comprehensive separation of the reactant fluids. In addition, hydrocarbon fuel cell segment is expected to witness higher market share in the forecast period, as it operates at high temperature and it can exploit the advantage of other fuel cells when their operating temperature is increased.
 
Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Geography

Based on geography, the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market is segmented into following:
  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
Below graph provides a comparative analysis of the value contribution for each of the segment for the years 2020 and 2028:

Global Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Value Share, By Region, 2019 & 2028(% Value)


In 2020, Asia Pacific held the largest share in the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market because developing countries in Asia Pacific region such as India and China are experiencing dynamic changes owing to rapid expansion of various industries. In Asia Pacific, China is the largest country across the world in terms of production and consumption of hydrogen fuel cells, whereas, China was second country across the world which has most fuel cell vehicles on the road, while Japan had 3,600 hydrogen cars on the road. Apart from this, public-private partnerships are the important factor fuelling the growth of the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market in China. In addition, the government in Japan has announced a zero-emission goal and is considered as one of highest fuel cell cars manufacturing country according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Moreover, Japan government is also taking initiatives such as implementation of renewable fuelling stations are the key factors swelling the hydrogen fuel cell gas diffusion layer market.
Chapter 1 Preface
        1.1 Report Description
                1.1.1 Aim of the Report
                1.1.2 Report Target Audience
                1.1.3 Report Offering
        1.2 Research Scope
        1.3 Research Methodology
                1.3.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
                1.3.2 Phase II – Primary Research
                1.3.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
                1.3.4 Assumptions
                1.3.5 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
        2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market
        2.2 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Type
        2.3 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Application
        2.4 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Geography

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
        3.1 Product and Market Insights
                3.1.1 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value and Growth, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Y-o-Y %)
        3.2 Market Dynamics
                3.2.1 Growth Drivers
                3.2.2 Market Restraints
                3.2.3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
                3.2.4 COVID-19 Impact
        3.3 Attractive Investment Proposition
        3.4 Competitive Analysis
                3.4.1 Competitive Landscape in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market

Chapter 4 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type
        4.1 Overview
        4.2 Carbon Paper
                4.2.1 Global Carbon Paper Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
        4.3 Carbon Cloth
                4.3.1 Global Carbon Cloth Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)

Chapter 5 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application
        5.1 Overview
        5.2 Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell
                5.2.1 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value for Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
        5.3 Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell
                5.3.1 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value for Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis
        6.1 Overview
        6.2 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type, 2018 – 2028
                6.2.1 Market Analysis
        6.3 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application, 2018 – 2028
                6.3.1 Market Analysis
        6.4 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028
                6.4.1 Market Analysis
                6.4.2 U.S.
                6.4.3 Canada

Chapter 7 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis
        7.1 Overview
        7.2 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type, 2018 – 2028
                7.2.1 Market Analysis
        7.3 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application, 2018 – 2028
                7.3.1 Market Analysis
        7.4 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028
                7.4.1 Market Analysis
                7.4.2 UK
                7.4.3 Germany
                7.4.4 France
                7.4.5 Rest of Europe

Chapter 8 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis
        8.1 Overview
        8.2 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type, 2018 – 2028
                8.2.1 Market Analysis
        8.3 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application, 2018 – 2028
                8.3.1 Market Analysis
        8.4 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028
                8.4.1 Market Analysis
                8.4.2 China
                8.4.3 Japan
                8.4.4 India
                8.4.5 Rest of Asia Pacific

Chapter 9 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis
        9.1 Overview
        9.2 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type, 2018 – 2028
                9.2.1 Market Analysis
        9.3 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application, 2018 – 2028
                9.3.1 Market Analysis
        9.4 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028
                9.4.1 Market Analysis
                9.4.2 Mexico
                9.4.3 Brazil
                9.4.4 Rest of Latin America

Chapter 10 Middle East and Africa (MEA) Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis
        10.1 Overview
        10.2 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Type, 2018 – 2028
                10.2.1 Market Analysis
        10.3 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Application, 2018 – 2028
                10.3.1 Market Analysis
        10.4 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Analysis, By Country, 2018 – 2028
                10.4.1 Market Analysis
                10.4.2 GCC Countries
                10.4.3 South Africa
                10.4.4 Rest of MEA

Chapter 11 Company Profiles
        11.1 Toray Industries, INC.
                11.1.1 Toray Industries, INC.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.2 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
                11.2.1 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.3 SGL Carbon SE
                11.3.1 SGL Carbon SE: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.4 AvCarb LLC
                11.4.1 AvCarb LLC: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.5 CeTech Co., Ltd.
                11.5.1 CeTech Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.6 Freudenberg SE
                11.6.1 Freudenberg SE: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.7 Teijin Limited
                11.7.1 Teijin Limited: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.8 FuelCellsEtc
                11.8.1 FuelCellsEtc: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.9 The Chemours Company
                11.9.1 The Chemours Company: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
        11.10 Spectracarb (Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC)
                11.10.1 Spectracarb (Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC): Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
 

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 2 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 3 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Type, 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 4 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Application, 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market, By Geography, 2020 (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value and Growth, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn) (Y-o-Y %)
FIG. 7 Attractive Investment Proposition
FIG. 8 Market Positioning of Key Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Providers, 2020
FIG. 9 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value Share, By Type, 2020 & 2028 (% Value)
FIG. 1 Global Carbon Paper Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 2 Global Carbon Cloth Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 3 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value Share, By Application, 2020 & 2028 (% Value)
FIG. 4 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value for Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 5 Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value for Hydrocarbon Fuel Cell, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 6 U.S. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 7 Canada Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 8 UK Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 9 Germany Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 10 France Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 11 Rest of Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 12 China Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 13 Japan Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 14 India Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 15 Rest of Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 16 Mexico Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 17 Brazil Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 18 Rest of Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 19 GCC Countries Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 20 South Africa Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
FIG. 21 Rest of MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, 2018 – 2028, (US$ Mn)
 

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market
TABLE 2 Impact Pointers
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 4 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Type, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 5 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Application, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 6 North America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Country, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 7 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Type, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 8 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Application, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 9 Europe Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Country, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 10 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Type, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 11 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Application, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 12 Asia Pacific Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Country, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 13 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Type, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 14 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Application, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 15 Latin America Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Country, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 16 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Type, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 17 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Application, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 18 MEA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Market Value, By Country, 2018 – 2028
TABLE 19 Toray Industries, INC.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 20 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 21 SGL Carbon SE: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 22 AvCarb LLC: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 23 CeTech Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 24 Freudenberg SE: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 25 Teijin Limited: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 26 FuelCellsEtc: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 27 The Chemours Company: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
TABLE 28 Spectracarb (Engineered Fibers Technology, LLC): Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent News and Announcements)
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