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Composite Materials Testing Market

Due to the increased use of composites in industries such as wind energy, transportation, and aerospace and military as well as tight regulations placed on composite testing, the global composite testing market is likely to observe growth in the near future. Composites are employed in automobiles as well as the inside and exterior of airplanes due to their strength and greater performance. In order to preserve durability and assure safety, composites must comply with manufacturer's unique testing requirements as well as other stringent composite testing requirements. Due to their tremendous strength and better productivity, composites are becoming increasingly important in the exterior and interior structural applications of various transport vehicles and aeroplanes. To guarantee safety and longevity, these composites must meet demanding composites testing requirements as well as manufacturers' unique testing criteria. Growing demand of these materials across several end use industries is estimated to foster development of the global composite materials testing market in the near future.

The global composite materials testing market is expected to increase at a significant rate as composite materials are utilized in the designing of crucial components in sports automobiles, ships, sports equipment, and various high-performance applications. To guarantee safety and durability, the composite sector has been subjected to severe restrictions in order to meet with composite testing and manufacturers' proprietary testing requirements. In the forthcoming years, this aspect is projected to produce a favorable atmosphere for the growth of the global composite materials testing market.

Composite material testing is a process widely used in aircraft, automotive and spacecraft industries to determine the performance of composite materials. A composite material is defined as a material made up of two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties, which on combination, produces a material with characteristics different from the individual constituent components. Individual components remain distinct within the finished structure. Composite materials are commonly used in construction structures such as bridges, buildings, and storage tanks. They are also helpful in making structures for swimming pool panels, cultured marble sinks, racing car bodies, etc. However, the ideal and innovative usage of composite materials testing is in aircraft and spacecraft industries. They also offer high stiffness and strength compared to traditional materials. Composite materials are also ideal for attaining complex shapes without using high pressure tools. They provide high durability and are resistant to unfavorable environmental conditions such as exposure to UV rays, moisture, chemical attack, and temperature fluctuations.

Increase in usage of composite materials in aerospace and automotive industries and rise in production of commercial aircraft are the major factors driving the composite materials testing market. Additionally, rise in investments in R&D, increase in safety standards among various industries, and growth in demand for lightweight materials are boosting the composite materials testing market.

Lack of specific standardization in production technologies and issues pertaining to recyclability of used materials are some of the factors hampering the composite materials testing market.

Based on product type, the composite materials testing market can be segmented into ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites (thermoplastics and thermosets), continuous fiber composites, discontinuous fiber composites and others. Continuous fiber composites is a rapidly growing segment of the global composite materials testing market owing to their outstanding performance. Therefore, these composites are used in high-end applications such as aerospace & defense and transportation.

In terms of testing type, the composite materials testing market can be bifurcated into destructive and non-destructive. Destructive can be further classified into impact testing, compression testing, flexure testing, fatigue testing, and others. Non-destructive can be segregated into visual testing, ultrasonic testing, thermography, ultrasonic testing, shearography, radiography, and others. Non-destructive is expected to remain the dominant segment owing to its higher usage in wide range of applications in aerospace & defense, wind energy, and transportation industries.

Based on end-use application, the market can be split into aerospace & defense, building & construction, transportation, marine, wind energy, and others.

In terms of geography, the composite materials testing market can be classified into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Europe is a rapidly growing region of the global composite materials testing market owing to the presence of leading players in automotive and aerospace industries. The market in North America and Asia Pacific follows the market of Europe owing to the installation of manufacturing plants, increase in manufacturing of commercial and military aircraft, rise in wind turbine installations, and growth in demand for composite materials testing in industries such as construction, transportation, and marine in these regions.

Key players operating in the composite materials testing market include Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research, Inc., Composites Testing Laboratory Pvt. Ltd, Exova Group Plc, Element Materials Technology, Intertek Group Plc, Matrix Composites Inc., Instron Corporation, and Mistras Group, Inc. 

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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