The global composites market is expected to reach USD 130.84 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for composites in various applications including transportation, aerospace & defense, electrical & electronics, wind energy, construction & infrastructure, pipes & tanks, and marine is expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. The development of these end-user application segments is projected to fuel the industry expansion further.
Electrical & electronics accounted for 16.4% of the global volume market share in 2015. These materials are being increasingly used in electrical & electronics owing to their high arc resistance properties and dielectric strength. Growing demand for electronic gadgets, particularly wearable electronics, is expected to augment growth.
Transportation was the largest application of composites and is projected to witness significant gains at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2016 to 2024. The increase in road networks, especially in Asia Pacific, is expected to result in stimulating the growth of the market over the forecast period.
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The glass fiber market was estimated at USD 41.88 billion in 2015 and is projected to dominate the global composites market over the forecast period. Owing to its weather-resistant, surface texture varieties and lightweight properties, the global market for GFRP is projected to account for the largest share. Key market players are investing in the production of glass fibers especially in emerging countries such as India, Brazil and China owing to the growing demand from various application industries such as automotive, aerospace & defense, wind energy, and transportation.
North America is expected to witness a significant growth at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2024 in terms of value. The automotive industry in this region has witnessed a significant growth in the recent years in terms of profitability and growth which has attributed to increasing the production of the auto sector. Furthermore, growing production of light commercial vehicles is expected to propel the growth of composites market over the forecast period.
Carbon fiber composites segment is supposed to create an avenue in the automotive industry owing to the high-value application and technological advancements. The segment accounted for 34.3% of the global market size in 2015. The major composites manufacturers are emphasizing on the expansion of production capacities and R&D activities to reduce the cost of CFRP.
Key industry players include Owens Corning, Toray Industries Inc., TenCate NV, SGL Carbon, Cytec Industries, Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, and Jushi Group Co. Ltd. These companies are focused on R&D activities to launch innovative products to strengthen their composites product portfolio and enhance their market presence.
Grand View Research has segmented the global composites market on the basis of product, resin type, manufacturing process, and application:
Global Composites Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2013 – 2024)
Carbon Fiber Composites
Glass Fiber Composites
Global Composites Resin Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2013 - 2024)
Global Composites Manufacturing Process Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2013 - 2024)
Filament Winding Process
Injection Molding Process
Compression Molding Process
Resin Transfer Molding Process
Global Composites Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2013 - 2024)
Aerospace & Defense
Electrical & Electronics
Construction & Infrastructure
Pipes & Tanks
Global Composites Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2013 - 2024)
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