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Published Date: 2015-02-26Number of Pages: 120

Advanced Polymer Composites Market (Raw Material - Resin (Epoxy Resin, Phenolic Resin, Polyester Resin, and Polyacrylic Resin) and Fiber (Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, Aramid Fiber, and Boron Fiber and Kevlar Fiber) End User - Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Energy, Aerospace and Aviation, Consumer Goods, Marine, and Building and Construction and Industrial Application - Auto Parts, Conductors, Tanks and Pipes, Boat Building, Aviation Parts, Wind Blades, and Sports Goods) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Global Advanced Polymer Composites Market: Snapshot

Advanced polymer composites could be mainly used in applications that require high material strength capacities. Superior structural rigidity, high durability, good material strength, and better functional characteristics differentiate advanced polymer composites from regular composites. The rising demand for advanced polymer composites is expected to be mainly led by the growth of the global aerospace sector and increasing wind turbine installations across the world. The increasing need for large commercial aircrafts is also expected to boost the market growth of advanced polymer composites in the coming years.

The global advanced polymer composites market is estimated to reach a US$12.12 bn by 2020.

Varied Properties of Advanced Polymer Composites to Escalate Application in Aerospace

Glass fibers are prognosticated to account as a major product segment of the world advanced polymer composites market. These fibers are excessively used in a wide range of applications such as wind turbine, aerospace, and automotive. They could also account for a larger share in the global production of advanced polymer composites. This demand for glass fibers is predicted to rise considerably because of the elevating need for non-conventional energy resources such as wind. S-glass and E-glass fibers are primarily used in the production of wind blades of wind turbines. A switch to non-conventional energy resources such as wind energy and ensuing rise in the number of the installations of wind turbines are projected to be crucial drivers for glass fiber-based advanced polymer composites in the foreseeable future.

The aerospace sector had accounted for an impressive share of the market revenue for advanced polymer composites in the past that helped it to shape as a larger end-use sector. Various aircraft parts such as elaborators, engine nacelles, floor beams, ailerons, main landing gears, and rudders are usually made using advanced polymer composites. Properties such as high stiffness, specific strength, and excellent abrasion and fatigue resistance are envisaged to boost the application of advanced polymer composites in the aerospace sector.

Due to surging environmental concerns, various aircraft manufacturers are manufacturing fuel-efficient aircrafts with the application of advanced polymer composites. These composites are highly functional, showcase favorable material properties, and are lightweight. Thus, the use of such composites could be preferred in the production of aircrafts and their different parts.

Expected Aerospace and Automotive Growth to Propel Development in Asia Pacific

North America and Europe are prophesied to be important market contributors for advanced polymer composites in the near future. North America had accounted for a considerable market share in the recent past. This growth is envisaged to be mainly down to the fact that the customer base for automotive was substantial, which could significantly contribute to market development. North America also has considerable wind power generation setups, which could help in boosting the growth of the market. In addition to this, there is an increasing prevalence of customers opting for luxury boats such as yachts, which may lend a helping hand to the growth of the global advanced polymer composites market.

However, leading players of the advanced polymer composites market are foreseen to concentrate on expanding their business in Asia Pacific because of the rising demand for advanced polymer composites in the region. Besides this, the expected growth of the aerospace and automotive sector is anticipated to boost the world advanced polymer composites market.

Key players of the worldwide advanced polymer composites market could include Arkema SA, BASF SE, Cytec Industries, Hexcel Corporation, and Koninklijke Ten Cate NV. Some of these players could be involved in strategic business activities such as mergers and acquisitions in order to enhance their global presence.

Demand for advanced polymer composites is primarily led by growth in aerospace and wind energy industries across the globe. North America dominates the global market for advanced polymer composites. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates, and forecasts demand for advanced polymer composites on a global and regional level for a six-year period from 2014 to 2020. The study also provides information on restraints, drivers, and opportunities along with their impact on the overall market during the forecast period. The report segments the market based on applications and regions and offers estimates and forecasts for each segment. 
The study analyzes the product value chain, from feedstock to end-use. It also evaluates the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which analyzes the degree of competition by considering factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, and threat from substitute products and new entrants. The report includes a detailed competitive landscape of the advanced polymer composites market.
Prices of advanced polymer composites vary across regions. Pricing for each application varies according to region while estimating and forecasting market revenue on the global basis as different end-users use different types of products. Regional average price has been considered while breaking down the market by end application in each region. Size of the global advanced polymer composites market has been presented in terms of revenue. Market revenue is represented in US$ Mn. Market numbers are provided based on product types, applications and end-user industries for the global as well as regional market. Both domestic and captive sales of advanced polymer composites have been considered. Market numbers are provided based on product types along with market size and forecast for each major product type in the context of the global as well as regional markets. Numbers provided in the report are derived based on demand for advanced polymer composites in various end-user industries across various regions. All prices have been considered as FOB prices. Market revenue has been calculated based on sales and consumption trends. All US$ exchange rates are as of 2013. Prices have been kept constant throughout the forecast period for calculating the market size.
Market estimates for this study are based on revenues derived through regional pricing trends. Prices of commonly utilized grades of advanced polymer composites have been considered, and customized product pricing has not been included. Market data for each segment is based on production volumes and corresponding revenues. Prices considered for calculation of revenue are average regional prices obtained through primary quotes from numerous regional suppliers, distributors, and direct-selling regional producers, based on manufacturer feedback and application requirement. We have used the bottom-up approach by considering individual application segments and integrating these to arrive at the global market. Product segments have been further bifurcated using the top-down approach to derive the regional product market consumption. The study covers manufacturers of advanced polymer composites. We have not included unorganized sectors of the market due to lack of secondary or primary data on this segment.
The report provides a decisive view on the advanced polymer composites market by segmenting it based on applications, end-users, and regions. Based on applications, the market has been segmented into conductors, auto parts, tanks & pipes, aviation parts, boat building, wind blades, and others (including sports goods). Application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends, and the market has been estimated from 2014 to 2020. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
Leading manufacturers profiled in the report include Arkema SA, BASF SE, Hexcel Corporation, Cytec Industries Inc., Koninklijke Ten Cate nv, SGL Carbon SE, Solvay S.A., TPI Composites Inc. and Owens Corning Corporation. These companies are profiled in detail with features such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
Global Advanced Polymer Composites Market – Raw Material Analysis
  • Resin
    • Epoxy resin
    • Phenolic resin
    • Polyester resin
    • Others (including polyacrylic resin)
  • Fiber
    • Carbon
    • Glass
    • Aramid
    • Others (including boron and Kevlar)
Global Advanced Polymer Composites Market – Application Analysis
  • Conductors
  • Auto parts
  • Tanks & pipes
  • Aviation parts 
  • Boat building 
  • Wind blades
  • Others (including sports goods)
Global Advanced Polymer Composites Market – End-user Analysis
  • Electrical & electronics
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Aerospace & aviation
  • Consumer goods
  • Marine
  • Others (including building & construction and industrial)
Global Advanced Polymer Composites Market - Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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