The growth in the demand for fibreglass market in the US has attracted the leading regional manufacturers of Asia-Pacific and Europe to increase their emphasis on tapping the demand arising from the country for automotive application. Fibreglass is widely used for the various vehicle types especially for sports cars, camper vans and light commercial vehicles, SUVs, and other passenger cars.
The demand for automotive fibreglass in the US is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% by volume, during the forecast period. Presence of glass fiber substitutes such as carbon fiber, aramid pose a serious challenge to the growth of automotive fiberglass market. Tough competition from the regional players of Asia pacific like that of China and Japan has also been instrumental in affecting the growth of the players in the US market. On a positive note, the demand of lightweight, durable, heat resistant materials for automotive components would help to propel the growth of automotive fiberglass in the US market. Nevertheless, stringent emission norms in US, along with the technological advancement in the materials and manufacturing process are expected to create a major opportunity for growth of automotive fibreglass in the country.
Braj Binani Group, Saint Gobain Vetrotex, VFN fiberglass, US composites are some of the key players in the market. The market is segmented based on the production process type, and by application type. In a nutshell, automobile component manufacturers are focusing on collaborating with the top fiberglass manufacturers in order to produce durable, heat resistant and lightweight automotive components.
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1.1 Research Methodology
1.3 Report Description
2. KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.2 New Developments in R&D/ Latest Technologies
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Production Type (Growth, Trends and Forecasts)
5.1.1 Hand Layup
5.1.2 Resin Transfer Molding
5.1.3 Vacuum Infusion Processing
5.1.4 Injection Molding
5.1.5 Compression Molding
5.2 By Application Type (Market crackdown, trends and forecasts)
5.2.1 Structural Assembly
5.2.2 Power Train Components
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.2 Joint Ventures
6.3 New Product Launches
6.4 Most active companies in the past five years
6.5 Market Share Analysis
Fiber Glass Industries
Jiangsu Changhai Composite Materials Co., Ltd
Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited
Lintex International Company Ltd.
Molded Fiberglass Companies
Performance Composite Inc.
Plasti Comp Inc.
PPG Industries Inc.
Smart Material Corp.
ZCL Composites Inc.