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Nomex Honeycomb Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2026

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Nomex honeycomb is a lightweight, non-metallic, and strong fiber manufactured with aramid fiber saturated with heat resistant phenolic resin. The non-metallic fiber offers excellent heat resiliency, low density, and high strength-to-weight ratio. It is also priced low. Nomex is a characteristically fire resistant fiber that does not melt or drip when exposed to high temperatures. Nomex honeycomb fiber is used in clothing stitched for car racing drivers and track officials, military pilots, and industrial workers who are exposed to risk from fire and electricity. The honeycomb has an operating temperature from -230oC to 19000 C. Honeycomb is sandwiched between two skins, which can be carbon fiber, metal, fiberglass, or any other material. The carbon fiber skins are bonded on either side of the honeycomb. The resultant composite structure possesses extremely high strength and rigidity.

Based on the type of cell, the nomex honeycomb market can be segmented into standard cell honeycomb and flexible cell honeycomb. The standard cell honeycomb is made with the typical hexangular cell. Standard cell honeycomb is used in flat panel applications or applications that need to conform to a slight curve. The cell size is 3/16” and the density of honeycomb is 2 PCF. Flexible cell nomex honeycomb is made by rectangular cells, which allow the core to bend in one direction easily. It is ideally suited for structures with tight radial curves. It can be rolled for shipping. The cell size is 3/16” and the density of the honeycomb is 1.8 PCF. Increase in demand for materials with less weight yet high strength, heat resistance and chemical resistance properties, and stringent OHSE policies are the factors expected to drive the nomex honeycomb market in the near future.

Based on end-use application, the nomex honeycomb market can be segregated into aerospace industry (fighting jets), marine industry, industrial protective clothing industry (chemical resistant, heat resistant, fire resistant, and electric insulated clothing), and automotive industry. The utilization of nomex honeycomb composite in the aerospace industry and marine industry for the manufacture of hull leads to reduction in weight of the structure. This increases the speed and decreases fuel consumption. Nomex composite is used extensively in making clothing for industrial workers to prevent accidents from fire, chemicals, or electricity. It is also used in the automotive industry in the manufacture of tires, belts, automotive hoses, and other automotive components.

In terms of region, the nomex honeycomb market can be divided into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Asia. North America is expected to be an attractive market for nomex honeycomb due to its large defense budgets and stringent OHSE policies pertaining to safety of industrial workers. Europe is also anticipated to hold major share of the market owing to the extensive R&D activities in the defense sector and increase in industrialization in Germany and France.

Key players operating in the nomex honeycomb market are DuPont, Hexcel Corporation, The Gill Corporation, Advanced Honeycomb Technologies Corp, Plascore Inc., Honylite, TRB Lightweight Structures Limited, and Royal TenCate N. V.

DuPont is expected to be the leading player in the nomex honeycomb market due to its wide product portfolio. The company’s products are used in various applications, ranging from automotive to industrial protective clothing. DuPont also aims to work with garment manufacturers to make nomex PPE more durable and safer. It plans to expand the usage of nomex honeycomb to transformers, motors, and generators.

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