HOME Top Market Reports Advanced Composites Market by Type (Carbon, S-Glass, Aramid), by Manufacturing Process, by Resin Type (Thermoplastics and Thermosetting), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Wind, Sporting Goods, Pipe & Tanks, Construction, Marine), and by Region Global Forecast to 2020

Advanced Composites Market by Type (Carbon, S-Glass, Aramid), by Manufacturing Process, by Resin Type (Thermoplastics and Thermosetting), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Wind, Sporting Goods, Pipe & Tanks, Construction, Marine), and by Region Global Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: August 2015
Report Code: CH 3641

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The advanced composites end market in terms of value is expected to reach around USD 24.9 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2015 and 2020

Over the last five to ten years advanced composite materials have been the dominant emerging materials. Apart from its traditional applications in aerospace & defense, wind, and automotive, the volume and number of applications of advanced composite materials have grown steadily, penetrating and conquering new markets persistently. Modern advanced composites materials establish a significant proportion of the engineered materials market in niche applications such as CNG tanks, sports goods and healthcare. Composites and advanced composites have already recognized for their worth as reduced weight materials with high strength and stiffness but the only current challenge is to make them cost effective.

The development of newer polymer resin matrix materials and high performance reinforcement fibers such as S-glass fiber, carbon fiber and aramid fiber helped to penetrate the materials market in manufacturing advanced composite structure which witnessed a steady expansion in uses and volume. The technology development and increased volume has resulted in an expected reduction in costs. With the help of government support the research institutes and leading OEM manufacturer working to commercialize advanced composites at lower cost in near future. MAI Carbon Cluster Management GmbH (Germany) has partnered with BMW AG (Germany), with support from the German federal government and business and research institutions, is working on a carbon fiber manufacturing technology.  These efforts could reduce the cost of advanced composites. Such efforts are taken in account and it is estimated that the prices of carbon fiber, aramid fiber and other advanced fibers are going to decrease in coming five years and which will help to drive the advanced composites market in new area of applications for its commercial usage.

Traditionally advanced composites such as carbon fiber composites and S-glass composites are widely used in aerospace & defense, wind and automotive industry and now increasing their area of applications in sporting goods, marine, construction, healthcare and oil & gas applications. Because of high strength and stiffness of S-glass in comparison with traditional materials such as steel and aluminum and are easily available and low cost compare to carbon fiber it is experiencing high demand from defense & aerospace industry for ballistic applications.

This report also includes the leading manufacturer’s profiles such as Cytec Industries (U.S.), Tencate (The Netherlands), Owens Corning (U.S.), E.I. Dupont Nemours (U.S.), Toray Industries (Japan), AGY Holdings Corporation (U.S.), SGL- Group (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Formosa Plastic Corporation (Taiwan), Teijin Ltd. (Japan) etc. The companies in this market need to compete with each other with respect to prices and a wide product range with an advanced technology in order to meet the market requirements.

The report analyzes the advanced composites market in various applications and covers the market demand with respective regions. The report also provides a market overview for the advanced composites. This report is useful for fiber manufacturers, composites manufactures, intermediate manufacturer, structural parts manufacturer, Original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and end user industries like aerospace & defense, automotive, sporting goods, wind, construction, pipe & tanks, marine and others which are involved in the value chain of advanced composites.

  1. Advanced Composites Market, By Type
    • Introduction
    • liCarbon Composites
    • S-Glass Composites
    • Aramid Composites
    • Other composites (Basalt, Ceramic composites etc)
  2. Advanced Composites Market, By Resin Type
    • Thermoplastics
    • Thermoset
  3. Advanced Composites Market, By Manufacturing Processes
    • Introduction
    • Layup process/Open mold (Hand lay-up, Spray-up)
    • Compression Molding (SMC, BMC)
    • RTM/VARTM
    • Filament Winding
    • Injection Molding
    • Pultrusion
  4. Advanced Composites Market, By Applications
    • Introduction
    • Aerospace Defense
    • Wind
    • Automotive
    • Sporting Goods
    • Pipe Tanks
    • Marine
    • Construction
    • Others (Oil Gas, Healthcare)
  5. Advanced Composites Market, By Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Rest of the World

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Methodology
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Market Size
           2.2.2 List of Secondary Sources
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Market Share Estimation
           2.4.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.4.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.4.2.1 Key Industry Insights
    2.5 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Advanced Composites Market Size (Value) By 2020
    4.2 Advanced Composites Market–Manufacturing Processes
    4.3 Advanced Composites Market, By Key Application
    4.4 U.S. and China Account for Major Share of the Advanced Composites Market By Volume in 2014
    4.5 Advanced Composites Application Market Share (Value)
    4.6 Application Industry Growth Matrix

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Segmentation
           5.3.1 By Fiber Type
           5.3.2 By Manufacturing Process
           5.3.3 By Resin Type
           5.3.4 By Application
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Use of Carbon Fiber and S-Glass Composites in the Aerospace Industry
                    5.4.1.2 Increase in Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
                    5.4.1.3 Focus on Production of Electricity From Renewable Sources
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 High Cost of Advanced Composites
                    5.4.2.2 No Major Breakthrough From Research
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Potential Opportunities in New Applications
                    5.4.3.2 Growing Demand of S-Glass Fiber Composites From Defense Industry
                    5.4.3.3 Growing Demand From Emerging Markets
           5.4.4 Challenge
                    5.4.4.1 To Produce Low-Cost Advanced Composites

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Raw Material Analysis
           6.3.1 Raw Material Analysis of S-Glass Fiber Composites
           6.3.2 Raw Material Analysis of Carbon Fiber Composites
           6.3.3 Raw Material Analysis of Aramid Fiber Composites
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Advanced Composites Market, By Fiber Type (Page No. - 57)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Carbon Fiber Composites
    7.3 S-Glass Composites
    7.4 Aramid Fiber Composites
    7.5 Other Composites

8 Advanced Composite Market, By Resin Type (Page No. - 70)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Thermosetting Advanced Composite
    8.3 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites

9 Advanced Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process (Page No. - 77)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Lay-Up Process
    9.3 Compression Molding Process
    9.4 Resin Transfer Molding Process
    9.5 Filament Winding Process
    9.6 Injection Molding Process
    9.7 Pultrusion Process

10 Advanced Composites Market, By Application (Page No. - 87)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Aerospace & Defense
     10.3 Wind Energy
     10.4 Automotive
     10.5 Sporting Goods
     10.6 Pipes & Tanks
     10.7 Marine
     10.8 Construction
     10.9 Other Applications

11 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 103)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
     11.3 Europe
     11.4 Asia-Pacific
     11.5 Rest of the World

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 113)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Competitive Situation & Trends
     12.3 Investments & Expansions
     12.4 Partnerships & Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
     12.5 New Product Launches
     12.6 Acquisitions

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 120)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     13.1 Introduction
     13.3 Tencate
     13.4 Owens Corning
     13.5 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
     13.6 Toray Industries
     13.7 Plasan Carbon Composites
     13.8 AGY Holdings Corp.
     13.9 SGL-Group
     13.10 Huntsman Corporation
     13.11 Momentive Performance Materials Inc
     13.12 Formosa Plastics Corporation
     13.13 Teijin Limited

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

14 Appendix (Page No. - 154)
     14.1 Other Developments
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     14.4 Available Customizations
     14.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (81 Tables)

Table 1 Advanced Composites Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013–2020
Table 2 Eu: New Passenger Vehicles Co2 Emissions By Manufacturer & Corresponding 2015 and 2020 Targets (G/Km)
Table 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Table 4 Production Cost Structure With Current Technology, 2013
Table 5 Impact Analysis of Restraints
Table 6 Application Areas of Advance Fibers Composites in Aerospace Industries
Table 7 Impact Analysis of Opportunities
Table 8 Impact Analysis of Challenge
Table 9 Applications of Advance Fiber Composites in the Aerospace Industry
Table 10 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 12 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 14 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 16 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 18 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 20 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, Byapplication, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Other Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Other Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Properties of Resins: Thermosetting vs Thermoplastic Resins
Table 27 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Advanced Thermosetting Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 Thermosetting Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 31 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 33 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 35 Lay-Up Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Lay-Up Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 37 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 39 RTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 RTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 41 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 43 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 45 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 47 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Application Industry, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Demand for New Airplanes, By Region, 2014–2033
Table 49 Advanced Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Advanced Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 51 Advanced Composites Market Size in Wind Energy Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Advanced Composites Market Size in Wind Energy Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Advanced Composites Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Advanced Composites Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Advanced Composites Market Size in Sporting Goods Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Advanced Composites Market Size in Sporting Goods Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Advanced Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Advanced Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Advanced Composites Market Size in Marine Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Advanced Composites Market Size in Marine Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Advanced Composites Market Size in Construction Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Advanced Composites Market Size in Construction Application, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 63 Advanced Composites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Advanced Composites Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 65 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 67 North America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 North America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Europe: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Europe: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Asia-Pacific: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Asia-Pacific: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 73 RoW: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 RoW: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Table 75 Investments & Expansions, 2014–2015
Table 76 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures & Collaborations, 2014–2015
Table 77 New Product Launches, 2014–2015
Table 78 Acquisitions, 2013–2014
Table 79 Tencate: Products & Their Applications:
Table 80 Plasan Carbon Composites: Products & Their Applications
Table 81 Formosa Plastics: Products & Their Applications:


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 Advanced Composites Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Advanced Composites Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 6 Aerospace & Defense Market Set To Drive the Composites Market, 2015–2020
Figure 7 North America Dominated the Advanced Composites Market, By Volume, 2014
Figure 8 Layup Process is Preferable Used for Advanced Composites
Figure 9 Attractive Opportunities in the Composites Market, 2015–2020
Figure 10 Layup is Set To Drive the Advanced Composites Market, 2015–2020
Figure 11 North America Dominates the Global Advanced Composites Application Market
Figure 12 U.S. and China Account for Around 60% of the Advanced Composites Market
Figure 13 Aerospace & Defense Sector Projected To Dominate the Advanced Composites Market in North America
Figure 14 Aerospace & Defense is Expected To Grow at the Highest Rate, 2015–2020
Figure 15 Fast Development of Advanced Composites for Industry Applications
Figure 16 Advanced Composites Market, By Fiber Type
Figure 17 Advanced Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process
Figure 18 Advanced Composites Market, By Resin Type
Figure 19 Advanced Composites Market, By Application
Figure 20 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities & Challenges in the Advanced Composites Market
Figure 21 Value Chain Analysis: Maximum Value is Added During Advanced Composite Design & Composite Processing Phase
Figure 22 Raw Material Analysis of Carbon Fiber Composites
Figure 23 Raw Material Analysis of Aramid Fiber Composites
Figure 24 Porter’s Five Forces: Intensity of Rivalry is High Due To Presence of Few Players
Figure 25 Aerospace & Defense To Outpace Other Markets in Growth, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 26 North America is Set To Dominate the S-Glass Fiber Composites Market
Figure 27 Advanced Thermosetting Composite Dominates the Market, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 28 North America is the Largest Market for Thermoplastic Advanced Composites, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 29 Lay-Up Manufacturing Process To Dominate the Advanced Composites Market for 2015-2020
Figure 30 RTM Process To Witness the Highest Growth in Asia-Pacific During 2015-2020
Figure 31 North America To Drive the Advanced Composites Market for Injection Molding Process in 2015-2020
Figure 32 Sporting Goods is Leading To Outpace Other Markets, in Terms of Growth, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 33 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Application Industry, 2013–2020 (Kiloton)
Figure 34 North America Expected To Drive the Advanced Composites Market in the Aerospace & Defense Industry, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 35 Asia-Pacific is Expected To Drive the Advanced Composites Market in the Automotive Industry, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 36 U.S. Dominates the North American Advanced Composites Market for the Year 2014
Figure 37 Germany is Expected To Drive the Advanced Composites Market in Europe for the Year 2014
Figure 38 To Meet the Growing Demand of Advanced Composites, Leading Companies Increased Their Production Capacities and Established New Plants 2011–2015
Figure 39 Agreement for Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures is the Major Strategy Adopted By Leading Players Between 2011 and 2015
Figure 40 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 41 Cytec Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Cytec Industries: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Tencate: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Owens Corning: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Owens Corning: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 E. I. Dupont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Toray Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Toray Industries: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 AGY Holdings Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 SGL-Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 SGL-Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Huntsman Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Momentive Performance Materials: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Formosa Plastics Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 56 Teijin Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Teijin Limited : SWOT Analysis

The advanced composites end market in terms of value is expected to reach around USD 24.9 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2015 and 2020.

The global advanced composites market has witnessed a strong growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to continue in the coming years. High demand for advanced composites from various end-use industries from the developed economies, such as the U.S., Germany, France, Russia, China, and Japan is the key driver according to the current market dynamics. Also, such demand is backed by new industrial applications. The upcoming technological advancements, bio-raw material developments, and innovative techniques developed for the use of advanced composites will be the key influencing factors for the global market, with increased emphasis on the current cost and their applications.

Currently, North America is the largest consumer of advanced composites. Among all the countries in this region, the U.S. and Canada are important consumers of advanced composites. The U.S accounted for the largest share in the regional market, in terms of volume, in 2014. The market size, in terms of volume, is comparatively low in the RoW, but the market is estimated to grow between 2015 and 2020 as the demand from Brazil, South Africa, and the Middle East countries continue to grow.

Advanced composites can be classified on the basis of types, such as carbon composites, S-glass composites, and aramid composites. The advanced composites market is mainly dominated by carbon composites, and S-glass composites. Carbon composites are widely used in commercial applications such as aerospace & defense, wind, and automotive. S-glass composites are traditionally used in the aerospace & defense industry for ballistic applications. Advanced composites are now used in different applications due to their physical and mechanical properties such as light weight; high mechanical strength, thermal chemical stability, recyclability dimensional stability, heat resistance, good optical clarity. Aerospace & defense, wind and automotive are the major industries where the use of advanced composite continues to increase as technology for its commercialization developing at good rate. Weight savings, fuel economy and other performance benefits will fuel the growth of advanced composite consumption in automotive sector. While need for alternative sources of energy is increasing the demand from wind application market.

North America and Europe regions are the most active markets in terms of strategic initiatives, owing to their emerging and mature market demands, respectively. The superior end-user industry growth, amplified local manufacturing, and increased number of domestic players in vertical market segments, such as industrial applications. Aerospace & defense, wind and automotive application industries in these regions can be the important drivers in terms of consumption of the advanced composites.

The important advanced composites manufacturers include Cytec Industries (U.S.), Tencate (The Netherlands), Owens Corning (U.S.), E.I. Dupont Nemours (U.S.), Toray Industries (Japan), Plasan carbon Composites (U.S.), AGY Holdings Corporation (U.S.), SGL- Group (Germany), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Formosa Plastic Corporation (Taiwan), Teijin Ltd. (Japan). The companies in this market need to compete with each other with respect to prices and a wide product range with an advanced technology in order to meet the market requirements.

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