There exists a wide variety of potential and existing applications for aramid prepregs. Some of the aramid prepreg applications are still in developmental stage whereas others are already industrialized and commercialized. Aramid prepregs are used in aerospace, defense, automotive, electrical, electronics and other industries. They are used wherever there is a requirement for high temperature-resistance and wear-resistance. Automotive forms the major segment in terms of revenue, as aramid fiber usage is high in this segment.
Market Dynamics of the Global Aramid Prepreg Market:
The major market drivers are the properties of high temperature resistance and abrasion resistance of aramid prepreg. It is also driven by a high demand from the automotive sector. The cost of the aramid fiber is little high for the large-scale wide spread usage. Autoclave, that is used to cure the components made from prepreg, and its maintenance costs add a high amount of the cost to the manufacturing of final components. These two factors may act as a deterrent in the global aramid prepress market.
Aramid prepregs are majorly used as a ballistic protector. Aramid fiber components are finding their usage ever increasing in defense, aviation and automotive applications where lightness and abrasion resistance is important. It is widely used as an asbestos substitute in the majority of automotive and aviation components like clutches, brake pads, tires etc.
The global aramid prepreg market has been segmented on the basis of resin type and industrial sector. Based on resin type the market is segmented into thermoplastic and thermosetting. Thermosetting forms the major market. Based on industry, the market is segmented into aerospace and defense, energy, automotive, leisure, electronics, and others. Defense occupies the major market share. Lightweight and stiff materials are very important in the defense industry for efficient operations. Cost not being a barrier, aramid prepregs are majorly used in making protection equipment in this industry.
The global aramid prepreg market has also been geographically segmented into APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA. In terms of consumption in 2015, Europe led the market with a share of around 27%. It was followed by North America and APAC. Defense and automotive form the major markets, as they use aramid prepergs for the manufacture of various components and protective wear. Europe uses aramid fiber in the production of vests, racing suits, tires etc.
Company profiles of the major players in global aramid prepreg market have also been discussed in this study, they are:
Analysis for the global aramid prepreg market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global aramid prepreg market on both global and regional scales.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Market Definition
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Regulatory Policies Analysis
3.4 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Force Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
3.5 Raw Material Analysis
3.6 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Use in Ballistic Protection
4.1.2 Increasing safety Equipment Sales
4.1.3 Usage as Asbestos Substitute in Tough Applications
4.2.1 Higher Cost than glass fibers
4.2.2 Autoclave and Maintenance Constraints
4.2.3 Lack of Awareness in Emerging Economies
4.3.1 High Research Spending
4.3.2 Rising Awareness in Society
4.3.3 Increasing Applications as ballistic protector
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Resin Type
5.2 By End-User Industry
5.2.1 Aerospace & Defence
6. Regional Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Nordic Countries
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.4 Rest of MEA
7. Technological Snapshot
7.1 Current Technologies
7.2 Upcoming Technologies
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.3 Vendor Market Share Analysis
8.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8.5 New Product Launches
9. Company Profiles
9.1 ACP Composites
9.2 Axiom Materials
9.3 Composite Holding Company
9.4 Composite Resources
9.5 Cytec Industries, Inc.
9.6 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
9.7 Gurit Holding Ag
9.8 Hexcel Corporation
9.9 Isola Group
9.11 Lingol Corporation
9.12 Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd.
9.13 NACCO Aerospace
9.15 Park Electrochemical Corp.
9.16 Royal Ten Cate N.V.
9.17 SGL Groupâ€”The Carbon Company
9.19 Teijin Limited
9.20 Toray Industries, Inc.
9.21 Ventec USA
9.22 Yokohama Aerospace
9.23 Zoltek Companies
9.24 Zyvex Technologies
10. Future Insights