The global composites market size was accounted at US$ 88.34 billion in 2019 and projected to surpass around US$ 160 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2020 to 2027.
Some of the main influencing factors of composites market include proliferating requirement for lightweight materials in the defense, automotive and aerospace sector, rising demand for chemical and corrosion resistance materials in pipe & tank and construction field. Furthermore, augmented need for high flame retardant and electrical resistivity materials in electronics and electrical sector fuels the growth of composites market. Escalated development of cost effective carbon fibers, rapid cure resin system and improved performance glass fiber are some of the evolving trends that are positively affecting composites market dynamics.
Among different product type segmentation, in 2019, glass fiber appeared as prominent segment and amounted for around 62% revenue share of the total market. This tremendous growth is attributed to its large requirement demand in construction, electronics and electrical, wind energy and transportation sector. Glass fiber also names as fiberglass, is prepared from fine fibers of glass. It provides improved properties like lightweight, high durability, high strength and weather-resistant among others. Such superior qualities propel their demand in countless application sectors.
End use Insights
The outlook of the global composites market seems eye-catching with alluring prospects in numerous end-use sectors such as wind energy, electrical and electronics, construction, pipe & tank, marine, transportation, consumer goods, and aerospace among others. Transportation sector that includes commercial vehicles, coaches, buses and automobiles, is projected emerge as one of the major U.S. markets in during coming few years. At present several prominent vehicle manufacturers are spending in composite materials technology in order to decrease weight and address the targets of authorized carbon emission reduction.
Composites also find great demand in construction industry. It finds application in GFRP include paneling, shower stalls, bathrooms, windows and doors. Growth of construction sector is mainly compelled by low mortgage rates, continuous surge in employment, and reducing house price inflation.
In 2019, among various resins type segment of global composites market, thermosetting resin segment lead the market with over 70% revenue share. This considerable growth is attributed to climbing demand in aerospace, transportation and defense sector. Thermoset composite is typically based on glass, carbon, aramid fibers, and commonly combined with resins such as vinyl esters, epoxies, phenolics, cyanate esters, polyesters, and polyimides. Thermoplastics are non-toxic in nature, weldable, recyclable for other processes, and have augmented toughness and are less expensive. A comprehensive range of thermoplastic resins are employed in composites including PET, PVC and polypropylene. Thermoplastics resins are preferably utilized on account of their improved impact resistance and capacity to reform than thermosetting resins.
Manufacturing process Insights
Out of various manufacturing process involved in the global composites market, layup manufacturing process emerge as leading process with around 34% share of the total revenue generated in 2019. This method is very frequently employed for manufacturing of composite. This process includes insertion of layers of composite fiber in an order with the help of matrix of resin and hardener. Then layup is permitted to cool at room temperature. At present, rising production of boats, wind turbine blades and architectural moldings is expected to spur substantially the demand of layup process segment.
The composites sector is an economic force that energies the American economy. This industry contributes around USD 22 billion to the U.S. economy annually. Further, as per 2016 UK Composites Strategy, the UK composites product market with nearby 1500 British companies engaged was assessed at around Euro 2.3 billion in 2015, and is projected to reach around Euro 12 billion by 2030.
Asia Pacific dominated the global composite market in 2019, with around 45% revenue share of the overall market. This dominance is due to proliferating demand from different end-use sectors of major countries such as Japan, India and China. Governments of various nations such as Canada, Japan, the U.S., South Korea, China, India Mexico, and Brazil have suggested greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for light commercial vehicles/light trucks and passenger vehicles. These suggested regulations in these nations are likely to support the requirement for composites from the automotive segment.
Key Companies & Market Share Insights
Multiple initiatives including research and development, technology innovations, partnerships, acquisitions, and merger in order to produce economical and lightweight composite products have been commenced by many prominent players. Some of the significant players in the composites market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
This research report includes complete assessment of the market with the help of extensive qualitative and quantitative insights, and projections regarding the market. This report offers breakdown of market into prospective and niche sectors. Further, this research study calculates market revenue and its growth trend at global, regional, and country from 2016 to 2027. This report includes market segmentation and its revenue estimation by classifying it on the basis of product, resin, end use, manufacturing process and region as follows:
By Product Type
By Resin Type
By Manufacturing Process Type
By End Use Type
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