Carbon Seal Rings Market Size & Share, by Product Type (O-Rings, T-Seals & S-Seals, V-Ring Packaging, Dry Gas Seals, Lip Seals, Metal Bellow Seals); End User (Chemical & Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Marine & Shipbuilding, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, General Manufacturing) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Oct 17, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Carbon Seal Rings Market size is expected to surpass USD 6 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of carbon seal rings was USD 3 Billion. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising adoption of advanced manufacturing processes. Two processes of advanced manufacturing, including 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD), are been utilized for the production of more advanced and personalized models of carbon seal rings. As manufacturers begin to seek to boost production in manufacturing 3D printing is becoming growing in popularity in the aerospace, automotive, medical device, and other industries that rely on complex pieces to build final products. In the world, around 87% of businesses expect their utilization of 3D printing to more than double, and nearly 40% predict it to rise fivefold or more.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of carbon seal rings include the increasing production of carbon graphite. The total worldwide graphite manufacturing in 2022 is expected to be around 1 million metric tonnes. This figure shows an increase of around 15% over the previous year. With the growing production of graphite, the availability of high-quality carbon in the market improves the manufacturing of carbon seal rings. Moreover, the abundant supply of carbon graphite has resulted in the production of carbon seal rings much cheaper. This makes the final product more cost-effective and increases its adoption across various industries.

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Carbon Seal Rings Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Need for Sealing Solutions in Several Industries – The manufacturing of efficient seals has increased over the years owing to the growing demand for seals from various industries, such as oil & gas, construction, mining, food & beverage, marine, energy & power, manufacturing, aerospace, and others. The seals perform assorted functions in different industries and are a small but crucial part of all these industries. Sealing products are designed to function well in the temperatures, pressures, chemical environment problems, and mechanical stresses encountered in any industry.
  • Growing Production of Automobiles – Owing to the unique feature of carbon seal rings, they are utilized in the automotive industry for several applications, including engine seals, transmission seals, axle seals, air conditioning compressors, and others. Carbon seal rings are used in several components of engines, such as shaft seals, and piston rings. It helps in maintaining proper compression and prevents the leaks of oil and gas, which in turn contributes to the higher efficiency of engines. Moreover, these seal rings are employed in power steering systems to seal hydraulic fluid which enables smooth and responsive steering control.
  • Rising Demand for Sustainable Solutions- Owing to rising concern for the environment by both consumers and businesses. This has increased the demand for sustainable solutions, Carbon seal rings are one of the most ecologically friendly solutions when compared to traditional sealing materials since they are produced from fully recyclable and renewable materials. According to 2022 research of 850 companies worldwide, more than 80% planned to boost their spending in sustainability. In addition to protecting the environment, many businesses believe that minimizing their environmental footprint will provide them with monetary advantages in the future. Moreover, companies that are concerned about environmental sustainability are bringing about changes at all levels in a range of methods and at varying paces. From product changes to commitments and offsets, manufacturers are making changes.


  • Presence of Other Seal Rings in the Market- Carbon seal rings face competition from several other traditional materials, such as traditional metallic seals, ceramics, and polymer seals. Ceramide seals, including alumina, and silicon carbide, provide retardancy to wear and tear, and corrosion and have great durability. They are also preferred for application in high-temperature and abrasive environments. Furthermore, the new generation seals, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) seals are also expected to give tough competition to carbon seal rings owing to their excellent chemical resistance and low friction. They are highly employed in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries.
  • Risk of Wear and Tear of Carbon Material and Erosion
  • Lack of Compatibility of Caron Seals with all Types of Gases and Fluids.

Carbon Seal Rings Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 3 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 6 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Carbon Seal Rings Segmentation

End User (Chemical & Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Marine & Shipbuilding, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, General Manufacturing)

The oil & gas segment in the carbon seal rings market is estimated to gain the largest revenue share of about 30% in the year 2036. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the increasing demand for oil and gas in the world. World oil demand is at an all-time high, fueled by surging Chinese petrochemical activity, increased summer air travel, and higher use of oil in the power sector. Global oil demand is expected to rise by 2.2 million barrels per day to 102.2 million barrels per day in 2023, with China accounting for more than 70% of the increase. The higher production of oil and gas will also increase the demand for equipment and machinery in the sector. Carbon seal rings are an important part of the oil and gas sector and are mainly employed in the equipment that is used in exploration, refining, production, and the process of distribution.

Product Type (O-Rings, T-Seals & S-Seals, V-Ring Packaging, Dry Gas Seals, Lip Seals, Metal Bellow Seals)

Carbon seal rings market from the O-rings segment is expected to garner a significant share of around 30% in the year 2036. Seals are an essential component of several structures because they help to limit or eliminate leaks. They can take numerous shapes, with O-rings being a popular type utilized in a variety of industries. O-rings are normally round and come in a variety of thicknesses and materials to satisfy a variety of application needs. Moreover, the sealing technology supplier has seen significant growth in recent years for its O-ring products. 

Our in-depth analysis of the global carbon seal rings market includes the following segments:

                               Product Type

  • O-Rings
  • T-Seals & S-Seals
  • V-Ring Packaging
  • Dry Gas Seals
  • Lip Seals
  • Metal Bellow Seals

                                End User

  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Marine & Shipbuilding
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • General Manufacturing

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Carbon Seal Rings Industry- Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The carbon seal rings market in North America is projected to hold 33% of the revenue share by 2036. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising investment in the recovery of natural gas including liquified petroleum gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) tank. In 2022, 1 major onshore natural gas project began in the United States in Alaska LNG liquefaction and the other commences in the Cameron LNG liquefaction plant, both these plants began their commercial operation in the third quarter of 2020. The several properties of carbon seal rings, such as tolerance to high temperature, better durability, and anti-corrosive properties make them best suitable for a range of applications in the industry. Furthermore, the region is also focusing heavily on the research and development of new materials which is further expected to augment the market growth in North America.

European Market Statistics

The Europe carbon seal rings market is estimated to account for 28% of the revenue share by 2036. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increasing investment in the future of offshore oil wells, this will increase the demand for more equipment that employs carbon seal rings to prevent leaking and provide heat resistance during operations. Over the last ten years, the European Union and the private sector have committed more than USD 3.5 billion to maritime energy research and pilot projects.

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Companies Dominating the Carbon Seal Rings Landscape

    • Trelleborg AB
      • Company Overview
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      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • EagleBurgmann
    • James Walker & Co.
    • Freudenberg Group
    • TREM Engineering SC
    • Durlon
    • Sealmatic
    • Arai Seisajusho Co., Ltd.
    • Ergoseal, Inc.
    • Stein Seal

In the News

  • Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, the leading provider of sealing solutions for aerospace applications has announced to become the largest supplier of aircraft window seals in the world with the acquisition of a major facility in Seattle, Washington, United States. The acquisition has expanded the aerospace capabilities of Trelleborg. Moreover, the purchased plant also produces O-Rings, gaskets, and molded parts, principally for the aerospace industry, as well as window seals for major original equipment manufacturers.
  • EagleBurgmann has announced the launch of CobaDGS, the first mechanical seal for compressors with zero emissions. It is a nitrogen-supplied dry gas seal that can withstand high pressure, making it useful for gas network operators' compressors. An additional supply unit can be installed to create nitrogen on-site, reducing shipping expenses. The newly designed CobaDGS totally eliminates leakage in turbo compressors, both while in operation and at rest.  The use of this technique at natural gas compressor stations almost completely eliminates all methane emissions.

Author Credits:  Rushikesh, Richa Gupta

  • Report ID: 5320
  • Published Date: Oct 17, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing demand for seals across various industries and rising demand for automobiles and its parts are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market size of carbon seal rings is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Trelleborg AB, EagleBurgmann, James Walker & Co., Freudenberg Group, TREM Engineering SC, Durlon, Sealmatic, Arai Seisajusho Co., Ltd., Ergoseal, Inc., and Stein Seal.

The oil & gas segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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