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Advanced Composites Market by Fiber Type (Carbon, S-Glass, Aramid), Resin Type (Thermosetting, Thermoplastic), Manufacturing Process (Filament Winding, Injection Molding, Pultrusion), End-use Industry, Region - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2017
Report Code: CH 3641

 

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The advanced composites market is projected to grow from USD 21.05 Billion in 2016 to USD 38.41 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.89% between 2017 and 2022. The use of advanced composites is becoming crucial in the aerospace & defense, marine, sporting goods, transportation, and wind energy industries, owing to the high strength and reduced weight offered by advanecd composites. Furthermore, manufacturers of advanced composites are undertaking supply agreements with various end-use industries to secure their positions in the advanced composites market. In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of the advanced composites market have been mentioned below:

  • Base Year – 2016
  • Estimated Year – 2017
  • Projected Year – 2022
  • Forecast Period – 2017 to 2022

2016 has been considered the base year to profile various companies in this report. For companies wherein information was unavailable for the base year, the year prior to it has been considered.

Objectives of the Study

  • To analyze and forecast the size of the advanced composites market, in terms of volume (kilotons) and value (USD million)
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the advanced composites market
  • To define, describe, and forecast the advanced composites market on the basis of fiber type, resin type, manufacturing process, end-use industry, and region
  • To analyze and forecast the advanced composites market for five major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa (MEA), Latin America, and their key countries
  • To strategically analyze the composites market with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution of various submarkets to the overall market
  • To strategically profile the key players operating in the advanced composites market and analyze their core competencies
  • To analyze competitive developments, such as investments & expansions, new product launches, and agreements of the key players operating in the advanced composites market
  • To analyze the opportunities and competitive landscape for the stakeholders and market leaders in the advanced composites market

Various secondary sources, such as such as Factiva, Hoovers, Manta, and others have been referred to understand and gain insights on the advanced composites market. Experts from top composite companies have been interviewed to verify and collect critical information and to assess trends in the advanced composites market during the forecast period. The top-down, bottom-up, and data triangulation approaches have been implemented to calculate the exact values of the overall parent and individual market sizes.

Advanced Composites Market

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The advanced composites market has a diversified and established ecosystem of its upstream players, such as raw material suppliers and downstream stakeholders, which include advanced composites manufacturers, advanced composites vendors, end users, and government organizations. Since 2000, most of the leading players in the advanced composites market have adopted backward and forward integration to strengthen their positions in the market. Owens Corning, Teijin Limited, Toray Industries, Inc., SGL Group, Solvay, Hexcel Corporation, and Gurit are some of the leading players operating in the advanced composites market.

Target Audience

  • Manufacturers of Advanced Composites
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Distributors & Suppliers of Advanced Composites
  • End-use Industries
  • Industry Associations
  • Investment Research Firms

“This study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments they need to focus upon during the next two to five years, to prioritize their efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the advanced composites market as follows:

Advanced Composites Market, by Fiber Type:

  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Aramid Fiber Composites
  • S-Glass Fiber Composites
  • Other Fiber Composites

Advanced Composites Market, by Resin Type:

  • Advanced Thermosetting Composites
  • Advanced Thermoplastic Composites

Advanced Composites Market, by Manufacturing Process:

  • Hand layup/ Spray Layup
  • AFP/ATL
  • Filament Winding
  • Injection Molding
  • Pultrusion
  • Compression Molding
  • RTM/VARTM
  • Others

Advanced Composites Market, by End-use Industry:

  • Transportation
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Wind Energy
  • Sporting Goods
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Pipes & Tanks
  • Medical
  • Marine
  • Others

Advanced Composites Market, by Region

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

Available Customizations

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the specific needs of the companies. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix that gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the North America advanced composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Europe advanced composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Asia Pacific advanced composites market
  • Further breakdown of the Middle East & Africa advanced composites market
  • Further breakdown of the South America advanced composites market

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiles of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Methodology
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Advanced Composites Market
    4.2 Advanced Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process
    4.3 Advanced Composites Market, By Key End-Use Industry and Region
    4.4 Advanced Composites Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2017 vs 2022
    4.5 Advanced Composites Market Growth, By Country

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Evolution
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Demand of Carbon Fiber and S-Glass Fiber Composites in Aerospace & Defense Industry
                    5.3.1.2 Increase in Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
                    5.3.1.3 Focus on Production of Electricity From Renewable Sources
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 High Cost of Advanced Composites
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Penetration of Carbon Fiber Composites in New End-Use Industries Such as Civil Engineering, Medical, and Pipes & Tanks
                    5.3.3.2 Growing Demand From Emerging Markets
                    5.3.3.3 Reduction of Carbon Fibers Cost
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Producing Low-Cost Advanced Composites
                    5.3.4.2 Recycling Advanced Composites
    5.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           5.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 Macro Economic Overview and Key Trends (Page No. - 48)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Trends and Forecast of GDP
    6.3 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Composite Materials Demand
    6.4 Trends in Wind Energy Industry
    6.5 Trends in Aerospace Industry
    6.6 Trends of Automotive Industry

7 Advanced Composites Market, By Fiber Type (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Carbon Fiber Composites
    7.3 Aramid Fiber Composites
    7.4 S-Glass Composites
    7.5 Other Composites

8 Advanced Composite Market, By Resin Type (Page No. - 66)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Advanced Thermosetting Composites
           8.2.1 Polyester Resin
           8.2.2 Vinyl Ester Resin
           8.2.3 Epoxy Resin
           8.2.4 Polyurethane Resin
           8.2.5 Phenolic
           8.2.6 Others
    8.3 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites
           8.3.1 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
           8.3.2 Polyetherimide (PEI)
           8.3.3 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
           8.3.4 Others

9 Advanced Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process (Page No. - 74)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 AFP/ATL
    9.3 Compression Molding Process
    9.4 Hand Layup/Spray Layup Process
    9.5 Resin Transfer Molding Process
    9.6 Filament Winding Process
    9.7 Injection Molding Process
    9.8 Pultrusion Process
    9.9 Others

10 Advanced Composites Market, By End-Use Industry (Page No. - 85)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Aerospace & Defense
     10.3 Wind Energy
     10.4 Transportation
     10.5 Sporting Goods
     10.6 Pipes & Tanks
     10.7 Marine
     10.8 Civil Engineering
     10.9 Electrical & Electronics
     10.10 Medical
     10.11 Others

11 Advanced Composites Market, By Region (Page No. - 103)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 North America
             11.2.1 U.S.
             11.2.2 Canada
             11.2.3 Mexico
     11.3 Europe
             11.3.1 Germany
             11.3.2 France
             11.3.3 U.K.
             11.3.4 Italy
             11.3.5 Austria
             11.3.6 Netherlands
             11.3.7 Poland
             11.3.8 Sweden
             11.3.9 Spain
             11.3.10 Russia
             11.3.11 Turkey
     11.4 Asia-Pacific
             11.4.1 China
             11.4.2 Japan
             11.4.3 India
             11.4.4 South Korea
             11.4.5 Australia & New Zealand
             11.4.6 Malaysia
             11.4.7 Singapore
     11.5 Middle East & Africa
             11.5.1 UAE
             11.5.2 Israel
             11.5.3 South Africa
     11.6 South America
             11.6.1 Brazil
             11.6.2 Argentina

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 127)

     12.1 Market Share Analysis
             12.1.1 Toray Industries, Inc.
             12.1.2 Teijin Limited
             12.1.3 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 129)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Scorecard of Product Offering, Scorecard of Business Strategy, and New Product Launch)
     13.1 Toray Industries, Inc.
     13.2 Recent Developments
     13.3 Teijin Limited
     13.4 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
     13.5 SGL Group
     13.6 Koninklijke Ten Cate BV.
     13.7 Huntsman International, LLC.
     13.8 Solvay
     13.9 Hexcel Corporation
     13.10 Hexion
     13.11 E. I. Du Pont Nemours & Co.
     13.12 Owens Corning
     13.13 Other Players
             13.13.1 BASF SE
             13.13.2 Gurit
             13.13.3 AGY
             13.13.4 Dowaksa
             13.13.5 Honeywell International Inc.
             13.13.6 Advanced Composites Inc.
             13.13.7 Renegade Materials Corporation
             13.13.8 Kineco-Kaman
             13.13.9 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
             13.13.10 Gaffco Ballistics
             13.13.11 Nippon Graphite Fiber Co., Ltd.
             13.13.12 Plasan Carbon Composites, Inc.
             13.13.13 Quantum Composites
             13.13.14 Hyosung

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14 Appendix (Page No. - 173)
     14.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     14.2 Discussion Guide
     14.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     14.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     14.5 Available Customizations
     14.6 Related Reports
     14.7 Author Details


List of Tables (85 Tables)

Table 1 Eu: New Passenger Vehicles Co2 Emissions By Manufacturer and Corresponding 2015 and 2020 Targets (G/Km)
Table 2 Production Cost Structure With Current Technology, 2016
Table 3 Trends and Forecast of GDP, 2017–2022 (USD Billion)
Table 4 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Composite Materials Demand, 2016
Table 5 Wind Energy Installation, MW (2015–2016)
Table 6 Market for New Airplanes, 2016
Table 7 Automotive Production, Million Units (2011–2016)
Table 8 Applications of Advance Fiber Composites in Aerospace & Defense End-Use Industry
Table 9 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2017–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Fiber Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Aramid Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 15 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 S-Glass Fiber Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Other Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Other Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Properties of Resins: Thermosetting vs Thermoplastic Resins
Table 20 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Resin Type, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 22 Advanced Thermosetting Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Advanced Thermosetting Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 24 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Manufacturing Process, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 28 AFP/ATL Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 AFP/ATL Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Compression Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 32 Hand Layup/Spray Layup Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 Hand Layup/Spray Layup Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 34 RTM/VARTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 RTM/VARTM Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 37 Filament Winding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 38 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 Injection Molding Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Pultrusion Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Other Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Other Process Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Advanced Composites Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Advanced Composites Market Size, By End-Use Industry, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Demand for New Airplanes, By Region, 2016–2035
Table 47 Advanced Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Advanced Composites Market Size in Aerospace & Defense End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 49 Europe: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2016 (MW)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: Annual Wind Energy Installations, 2016 (MW)
Table 51 Advanced Composites Market Size in Wind Energy End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Advanced Composites Market Size in Wind Energy End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 53 Advanced Composites Market Size in Transportation End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Advanced Composites Market Size in Transportation End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 55 Advanced Composites Market Size in Sporting Goods End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Advanced Composites Market Size in Sporting Goods End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 57 Advanced Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Advanced Composites Market Size in Pipes & Tanks End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Advanced Composites Market Size in Marine End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Advanced Composites Market Size in Marine End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Advanced Composites Market Size in Civil Engineering End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Advanced Composites Market Size in Civil Engineering End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 63 Advanced Composites Market Size in Electrical & Electronics End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 Advanced Composites Market Size in Electrical & Electronics End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 65 Composites Market Size in Medical End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Composites Market Size in Medical End-Use Industry, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Advanced Composites Market Size in Other End-Use Industries, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Advanced Composites Market Size in Other End-Use Industries, By Region, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 70 Advanced Composites Market Size, By Region, 2015–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 North America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 72 North America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 U.S.: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016, (MW)
Table 74 Europe: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 75 Europe: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 76 Germany: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (MW)
Table 77 Asia-Pacific: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 78 Asia-Pacific: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 79 China: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (MW)
Table 80 India: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (MW)
Table 81 MEA: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 82 MEA: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 83 South America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 84 South America: Advanced Composites Market Size, By Country, 2015–2022 (Kiloton)
Table 85 Brazil: New Wind Energy Installations, 2010–2016 (MW)


List of Figures (48 Figures)

Figure 1 Advanced Composites Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Advanced Composites Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Carbon Fiber Segment Dominates Overall Advanced Composites Market
Figure 6 Aerospace & Defense End-Use Industry Set to Drive Advanced Composites Market, 2017–2022
Figure 7 AFP/ATL Process to Register Highest CAGR in Advanced Composites Market Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 8 Europe is Projected to Register Highest CAGR Between 2017 and 2022
Figure 9 Emerging Economies Offer Lucrative Opportunities in the Market
Figure 10 AFP/ATL Manufacturing Processes Set to Drive Advanced Composites Market, 2017–2022
Figure 11 North America Dominates Global Advanced Composites Market
Figure 12 Aerospace & Defense to Dominate Advanced Composites Market
Figure 13 France to Be Fastest Growing Market, 2017–2022
Figure 14 Fast Development of Advanced Composites for Industry Applications
Figure 15 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities & Challenges in the Advanced Composites Market
Figure 16 Advanced Composites Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17 Trends and Forecast of GDP, 2017–2022 (USD Billion)
Figure 18 Per Capita GDP vs Per Capita Advanced Composite Materials Demand
Figure 19 Wind Energy Installed Capacity, MW (2014–2015)
Figure 20 Trends of New Airplane Deliveries, By Region, 2016
Figure 21 Automotive Production in Key Countries, Million Units (2015 vs 2016)
Figure 22 Carbon Fiber Composites to Lead the Advanced Composites Market, 2017 Vs.2022
Figure 23 North America to Dominate the Carbon Fiber Composites Market
Figure 24 North America to Dominate S-Glass Fiber Composites Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 25 Advanced Thermosetting Composite to Dominate the Market, 2017 vs 2022
Figure 26 North America to Dominate Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Market, 2017 vs 2022
Figure 27 AFP/ATL Manufacturing Process to Dominate Advanced Composites Market
Figure 28 Aerospace & Defense to Lead Advanced Composites Market
Figure 29 North America to Drive Advanced Composites Market in Aerospace & Defense End-Use Industry
Figure 30 North America to Dominate Advanced Composites Market in Transportation End-Use Industry
Figure 31 North America to Dominate Advanced Composites Market in Civil Engineering End-Use Industry
Figure 32 France to Be the Fastest Growing in the Global Advanced Composites Market
Figure 33 North America Market Snapshot: U.S. - Most Lucrative Market in North America
Figure 34 France: Fastest-Growing Advanced Composites Market in Europe
Figure 35 China Dominates Advanced Composites Market in Asia-Pacific
Figure 36 Aerospace & Defense to Be the Fastest-Growing Application for Advanced Composites Market in South America (2017–2022)
Figure 37 Market Share of Key Players, 2016
Figure 38 Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Teijin Limited: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 SGL Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Koninklijke Ten Cate BV.: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Huntsman International, LLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Solvay: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Hexcel Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 Hexion: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 E. I. Du Pont Nemours & Co.: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Owens Corning: Company Snapshot

The advanced composites market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 22.91 Billion in 2017 to USD 38.41 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.89% between 2017 and 2022. The growth of the advanced composites market can be attributed to increased use of advanced composites in the aerospace & defense, sporting goods, and transportation industries, as these offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and increased heat resistance. Moreover, these are lightweight, which increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles manufactured using advanced composites and also provides structural stability.

The advanced composites market has been segmented based on fiber type, resin type, manufacturing process, end-use industry, and region.

Among manufacturing processes, the AFP/ATL manufacturing process segment led the advanced composites market in 2016 both, in terms of value as well as volume. Growth of this segment of the market is attributed to the ease of manufacturing complex structures which is not possible in any other manufacturing process.

North America is the largest consumer of advanced composites across the globe in terms of value and volume. The growth of the North America advanced composites market is driven by the increasing consumption of advanced composites in various applications such as aerospace & defense, wind energy, and transportation. The US is the largest consumer of advanced composites globally, in terms of value and volume and is expected to strengthen its position further during the forecast period. The growth of the US advanced composites market is attributed to the establishment of a number of new carbon fiber production plants in the country and increased investments by various Europe-based companies dealing in the aerospace & defense, transportation, and wind energy industries.

Among fiber types, the carbon fiber composites segment is projected to lead the advanced composites market in terms of value and volume during the forecast period, as carbon fiber composites are lightweight and strong and are therefore used in a wide range of applications in various industries.

Among resin types, the advanced thermoplastic composites segment accounted for the largest share in the advanced composites market in terms of value as well as volume in 2016. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed to increased use of advanced thermoplastic composites in the aerospace & defense, transportation, sporting goods, and many other end-use industries. Advanced thermosetting composites are also used in various other industries. These do not expand under high-heat and moist conditions, making them suitable for highly corrosive and high-temperature applications.

Based on end-use industry, the advanced composites market has been segmented into aerospace & defense, transportation, wind energy, civil engineering, pipes & tanks, sporting goods, marine, medical, electrical & electronics, and others. Among these, the largest market is the aerospace & defense industry, which is expected to grow at a high CAGR due to the properties offered by advanced composites in terms of shape stability, high strength, excellent damage resistance, and high longitudinal stiffness.

Advanced Composites Market

The aerospace & defense industry is the largest market, but transportation is the fastest- growing  market due to the mass production of parts using advanced composites.

The high cost of raw materials required to manufacture advanced composites acts as a barrier to the growth of the advanced composites market across the globe. However, companies are adopting various organic and inorganic strategies to enable a strong foothold in the advanced composites market. Toray Industries, Inc. , Teijin Limited,  Owens Corning , and Hexcel Corporation are a few major manufacturers of advanced composites across the globe. These companies have been able to hold leading positions in the advanced composites market by tapping various regional markets. They have undertaken expansions & investments and agreements to accommodate the increased demand for advanced composites from various industries across the globe as well as enhance their market shares and customer bases.

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