Braided Composites Market: Introduction

  • Braiding is a conventional textile manufacturing technique, which involves interlacing of three or more yarns in a defined pattern. Applications of braided textiles include un-reinforced tows, for example, shoelaces or ropes. Intended for composite materials, braiding offers process automation, low material waste, improved damage tolerance, and high material throughput. Braided composites are tougher, stronger, and more tolerant to damage as compared to the same structures produced from metals or composites by using the conventional methods. Braiding enables uniform fiber orientations for complex geometries shapes, which is highly advantageous in terms of consistency and quality. In addition, level of automation in the braiding technology allows process improvements, which reduces costs and improves throughput speed.
  • Braided composites are produced in a variety of forms to fit wide range of shapes or spaces and serve a large number of functions. Furthermore, braided forms include hybrid braids, hybrid yarns, sleeves, unidirectional and non-crimp braids, flat tapes, and tubular tapes as well as bi-axial, tri-axial, 1/1 diamond, and 2/2 regular braids.

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Key Drivers of Global Braided Composites Market

  • Increase in adoption of braided composites, owing to rise in government regulations and awareness among manufacturers regarding various advantages offered by this material, is a key factor boosting the global braided composites market. In addition, rise in investments by private organizations as well as governments in the aerospace & defense industry, especially for production of advanced aircraft is boosting the demand for braided composites. This is another major factor expected to drive the global braided composites market in the near future. In addition, increase in the demand for private and commercial aircraft in developed as well as developing economies is another factor anticipated to boost the global braided composites market during the forecast period.
  • Increase in the production of next-generation aircraft, including A350XWB; rising demand for lightweight components with an objective to reduce carbon emissions or to enhance fuel efficiency; rise in concerns regarding reduction in the level of VOC emissions; and enhanced performance offered by braided components are key factors driving the demand for braided composites. Furthermore, braiding makes composite parts damage tolerant, stronger, and stiffer. In addition, this technology is easy to use. By using the braiding technology, parts with superior performance can be manufactured in a cost-effective manner. Moreover, minimal scrap rate and low VOC emissions are boosting the adoption of this technology in several industries.

Rise in Demand for Braided Composites for Industrial Application

  • Based on fiber type, the global braided composites market can be divided into carbon, fiberglass, ceramics, and thermoplastics. The carbon segment is anticipated to account for a major share of the global market, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period. Carbon is widely utilized, owing to high strength offered by carbon fiber.
  • In terms of architecture type, the global braided composites market can be classified into biaxial, triaxial, and others. In terms of revenue, the biaxial segment is expected to hold a major share of the global market during the forecast period.
  • In terms of application, the global braided composites market can be classified into aerospace & defense, automotive, sporting goods, and others. In terms of revenue, the aerospace & defense segment is expected to hold a major share of the global market during the forecast period. Low emission of VOCs and supportive government regulations for adoption of braided composites in the aerospace & defense industry are major factors fueling the segment.

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Europe a Key Market for Braided Composites

  • In terms of region, the global braided composites market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • In terms of revenue, Europe is expected to account for a significant share of the global braided composites market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increase in the number of government initiatives for the adoption of materials with low VOC emissions in the region. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to increasing production of luxury and hybrid cars and rising usage of composites in the region.

Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Market

  • Key players are consistently focusing on the development of enhanced-quality braided composites with the objective to improve their product offerings and gain a competitive edge in the global braided composites market

Key Manufacturers Operating in Global Market:

  • Airbus Group
  • BMW Group
  • GKN Aerospace Services Limited
  • Highland Industries Inc.
  • GE Aviation
  • Albany International Corp
  • Munich Composites GmbH
  • Revolution Composites LLC
  • Sigma Precision Components Ltd.

Global Braided Composites Market: Research Scope

Global Braided Composites Market, by Fiber Type

  • Carbon
  • Fiberglass
  • Ceramics
  • Thermoplastics

Global Braided Composites Market, by Architecture Type

  • Biaxial
  • Triaxial
  • Others

Global Braided Composites Market, by Application

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Sporting Goods
  • Others

Global Braided Composites Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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