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Carbon Brush Market

Carbon Brush Market

Carbon Brush Market By Product Type (General Graphite, Metal Graphite, Carbon Graphite, Electro Graphite, Silver Graphite, Resin- Bonded Graphite), Sales Channel (OEM, Aftermarket) & Region - Forecast 2022-2029

Carbon Brush Market Outlook : 2022 - 2029

[257 Pages Report] Sales in the global carbon brush market are slated to top US$ 2.7 Bn in 2022. Expanding at a healthy 3.8% CAGR, the market size is projected to total US$ 3.6 Bn by 2029.



Carbon Brush Market Estimated Size 2022

US$ 2.7 Bn 

Carbon Brush Market Value-based CAGR (2022-2029)


Carbon Brush Market Size in Projected 2029

US$ 3.6 Bn

Easy availability of customized carbon brushes based on hard tops, plates, terminals, shunts, seating, bevels, dimensions, and similar other features is anticipated to propel the sales in the market. Also, increasing usage of electric motor brushes as electrical conductors in generators is set to drive the market over the forthcoming years.

The choice of a carbon brush is a critical factor as its performance has a significant impact on the operation of the rotating machine. It also plays an important role in sending the electrical current between rotating and motionless parts by sliding contact.

2014 - 2021 Carbon Brush Market Outlook In Comparison To 2022 - 2029 Growth Forecast

The carbon brush market is expected to register a 3.8% CAGR between 2022 and 2029, up from the 3.5% CAGR recorded during 2014-2021.

In the initial days, brushes were made of wire, however, these tended to wear away the commutator, which caused run-time issues. Later, the utilization of graphite in these brushes enabled a uniform shift of current between the commutator segments.

Besides this, the usage of special additives in these brushes helped in providing lubrication to the graphite and the connection. These were gradually made available in various types depending on specific operational needs.

Carbon brushes help in lowering the damage to motors or generators by carrying the current back and forth between various parts. These are easily replaceable and are designed to wear away for protecting the overall machinery. Thus, carbon motor brushes are expected to showcase high demand from various industries, especially in emerging economies in the forthcoming years. 

How Is The Automotive Industry Playing A Vital Role In Boosting The Carbon Brush Market?

Increasing demand for carbon motors brushes from the automotive industry is anticipated to drive the market. The industry requires brushes for auxiliary and small DC motors, as well as for alternators and starters.

The ongoing technological advancement in this industry is expected to boost sales of pressed to size (PTS) brushes, mainly in copper graphite. These are also available for usage in all kinds of buses, trucks, motorcycles, and passenger cars, mostly in developing countries.

As per the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in 2020, approximately 53,598,846 passenger cars were sold across the globe, while 63,730,387 were sold in 2019. These numbers are projected to surge in the forthcoming years, thereby spurring the demand for carbon motor brushes.

Further, rising adoption of automotive carbon brushes to supply the current to the wire coil in an alternator is estimated to drive the market. Coupled with this, the usage of small and specially designed carbon brushes in contacts for airbags and steering wheels would accelerate the growth in the market.

Country - Wise Insights

Why is the China Carbon Brush Market Witnessing Higher Demand?

Rapid expansion of the automotive industry in China is anticipated to drive the growth in the market over the forthcoming years. As per FMI, East Asia carbon brush market is expected to account for around 28.6% of the total market share in 2022.

In January 2022, for instance, the International Trade Administration published a report which states that China is considered to be the world’s largest vehicle market in terms of both manufacturing output and annual sales. By 2025, the domestic production is likely to reach 35 million vehicles in this country, which is projected to drive the demand for automotive carbon brushes over the forecast period.

Which Factors are Driving the U.S. Carbon Brush Market?

Ongoing development of grinder brushes, electrical brushes, motor brushes, and drill motor brushes by numerous reputed manufacturers is estimated to propel sales in the U.S. market. North America carbon brush market is likely to account for 25.7% of the total market share in 2022, finds FMI.

Further, favorable government regulations are encouraging companies in the U.S. to broaden their presence by setting up production plants in other countries, which is expected to augment growth of the market. In addition to this, the availability of Bosch GSB 180-Li carbon brush Dewalt DW705 brushes, and Makita grinder brushes in the U.S. is likely to propel the growth.

How is the U.K. Carbon Brush Market Faring?

Increasing usage of carbon brushes in household appliances, such as office and gardening equipment and power tools is expected to boost sales in the U.K. The Europe carbon brush market is projected to account for 21.9% of the total market share in 2022, predicts FMI.

Washing and drying machines, hair and hand dryers, and vacuum cleaner turbines are some of the most common applications of carbon brushes and these are usually smaller than their automotive or industrial counterparts. Besides, surging usage of micro-carbon brushes in audio or video equipment, electric razors, and toys is set to drive the market in the U.K.

Category - Wise Insights

Which is the Leading Product Type in the Carbon Brush Market?

“Controlled Filming Quality of Graphite Carbon Brushes to Propel their Demand”

Based on product type, the graphite carbon segment is expected to dominate the market in the forthcoming years. These brushes are layered with resin and graphite for forming a layered brush material.

Besides this, these brushes have excellent riding and controlled filming qualities on both slip rings and commutators. These also have fast filming properties which are very beneficial for protecting the slip ring or commutator amid operation in contaminated atmospheres.

They have high density and low absorption features, which make them crucial in lowering the commutator threading found in such atmospheres. Backed by the aforementioned properties, the graphite carbon segment is anticipated to showcase rapid growth over the forecast period.

Which is the Dominant Application of Carbon Brushes?

“Need to Prevent Arcing is Anticipated to Boost Demand for Carbon Motor Brushes”

By application, the motor segment is likely to lead the carbon brush market owing to high demand for DC motors from various industries worldwide. Electric motor brushes with high resistivity help in preventing arcing at the interface between the commutator and brush in DC motors.

Also, it aids in reversing the direction of current flowing through the rotor winding for providing torque in the same direction in every half cycle throughout the rotation. The rotor current is thus supplied through carbon brushes that are fixed to the stator. These factors are likely to bolster the growth of this segment through 2029.

Which Sales Channel is set to Exhibit the Highest Growth in Carbon Brush Market?

“Expansion of the Electronics Industry to Surge Popularity of OEMs”

In terms of sales channel, the OEM segment is projected to account for a lion’s share in the carbon brush market by 2029. The elasticity and low friction coefficient of carbon brushes is likely to drive the segment’s growth and provide a launch pad for OEMs to mature and prosper in the market.

The ongoing expansion of the electronics industry is also expected to play a vital role in augmenting the growth of this segment. As per IBEF, for instance, the Indian electronics manufacturing is anticipated to reach US$ 300 billion from 2024-2025. This number is set to surge in the other countries, thereby boosting the demand for components, such as carbon brush from OEMs.

Which End Use Segment is Likely to Dominate the Carbon Brush Market?

“Rising Adoption of Electric Motor Brushes to Aid Growth of Industrial Application Segment”

Based on end use, the industrial application segment is expected to remain at the forefront in the carbon brush market over the forecast period. Growth is attributable to the rising adoption of automation in a wide range of industries, such as aerospace, construction, and chemical.

It would further drive the demand for industrial machinery and electrical components, such as carbon brush. Apart from that, surging need to maximize productivity in manufacturing and service industries worldwide is anticipated to drive the usage of electric motor brushes, which, in turn, would fuel the growth.

Competition Landscape

Key players operating in the carbon brush market are focusing on participating in mergers and acquisitions to expand their pre-existing product portfolios. Meanwhile, some of the other players are engaging in partnerships, joint ventures, and manufacturing capacity expansions to broaden their geographic presence, as well as to attract more customers worldwide. For instance:

  • In March 2019, Schunk Xycarb Technology, a long-standing supplier of Silicon Carbide (SiC) coated graphite susceptors headquartered in the Netherlands, opened its new office and factory facilities in Helmond. The company aims to strengthen its presence in the solar, opto-electronics, and semiconductor markets. At the same time, it is focusing on opening new investment avenues to expand its capabilities in the novel site.
  • In May 2018, Mersen, a leading provider of electrical power and advanced materials based in France, signed a purchase agreement to acquire FTCap, which specializes in the production and development of capacitors. With this acquisition, the former would be able to expand its current line of laminated bus bars, cooling devices, and high-speed fuses to capacitors. Besides, it would help the company to strengthen its position in the power electronics market.

Scope Of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

Units for Volume and US$ Bn for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East & Africa.

Key Countries Covered

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic, Russia, Poland, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, GCC countries, North Africa, South Africa, others.

Key Market Segments Covered

Product Type, Application, Sales Channel, End Use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • Mersen SA
  • Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Schunk GmbH
  • Pelican Carbon Brush Pvt. Ltd.
  • Aupac Co., Ltd.
  • Helwig Carbon Products Inc.
  • Assam Carbon Products Limited
  • Naeem Carbon & Industrial Products LLP
  • Phynyx Industrial Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • National Carbon Brush Products


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Carbon Brush Market By Category

Product Type :

  • General Graphite
  • Metal Graphite
  • Carbon Graphite
  • Electro Graphite
  • Silver Graphite
  • Resin- Bonded Graphite
  • Others (Impregnated)

Application :

  • Motor
  • Generator & Alternator
  • Current & Signal transmission
  • Grounding Devices
  • Others

Sales Channel :

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

End Use :

  • Automotive
  • Electrical Hand Tools
  • Industrial Application
  • Household Appliances
  • Security & Defense
  • Petrochemical
  • Energy
  • Healthcare

Region :

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Oceania
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the global carbon brush market size?

The global carbon brush market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 2.7 Bn in 2022.
The global carbon brush market grew at a healthy 3.5% CAGR between 2014 and 2021.
Rising demand for passenger cars and the introduction of novel and innovative products are key trends boosting the sales of carbon brush.
Morgan Advanced Materials, Mersen SA, Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Schunk GmbH, Pelican Carbon Brush Pvt. Ltd, and Aupac Co., Ltd are some of the leading players present in the global carbon brush market.
The carbon brush market in North America is anticipated to account for 25.7% of the share in 2022.
The Europe carbon brush market is projected to account for 21.9% of the share in the forecast period.

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