Increasing Demand for Lightweight Materials in Various End-user Industries
The increasing demand for lightweight materials in various end-user industries, such as aerospace, defense, and marine industries is primarily driving the demand for honeycomb core materials in recent years. Weight is the most important consideration in the design and manufacture of heavier-than-air machines; researchers and scientists have been continuously striving to improve lift-to-weight ratio. Honeycomb core materials are widely used in marine industry due to its properties, such as fire retardant, flexible, and lightweight. The growing demand for lightweight materials in various industries; coupled with the growing demand from aerospace and marine industries is expected to drive the market through the forecast period.
Healthy Demand from Aerospace Sector
Aerospace is expected to be the largest market for honeycomb core materials during to forecast period, owing to the high demand for lightweight materials in aerospace sector. Core materials played a major role in weight reduction in both structural applications and components in aircrafts. The global aerospace industry is growing, as many countries have increased investments in new technologies. According to Boeing, the demand for new aircrafts is expected to reach more than 40,000 by 2036. The global aerospace deal activity volumes are ticking up, and a greater growth rate is expected in the near future. As the sector is growing, the demand for honeycomb core materials is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Growing Demand from Asia-Pacific Region
The growing demand for honeycomb core materials from Asia-Pacific region is mainly due to the developing countries in the region, such as China, India, and South Korea. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), the region carries approximately 1,214 million passengers and 20 million tons of cargo which is almost one-third of global passenger traffic and two-fifths of world air cargo traffic respectively. In addition with this, the passenger traffic is expected to increase up to 40% of global passenger traffic by 2036. Hence, the increasing demand for aircraft is expected to drive the demand for honeycomb core materials in the region during the forecast period.
Major Players: 3M, Sekisui Plastics Co. Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited, ConvaTec Inc., amongst others.
Key Developments in the Market
September 2018: Plascore, Inc. invested USD 6 million to expand its aerospace business in the city of Zeeland in Netherlands
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Report
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness- Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing Demand for Lightweight Materials
4.1.2 Improving Fuel Economy
4.2.1 Absorbance of Water and Moisture
4.2.2 Signifcant Cost of the Products
4.3.1 Ongoing Research on Manufacturing Honeycomb Sandwich Panels Using 3D Printers
4.3.2 3D Printing to Manufacture Honeycomb Panels
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.4 Others (Stainless Steel, Polypropylene, etc. )
5.2 By End-users
5.2.4 Others (Automotive, Furniture, etc.)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN countries
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.4 United Kingdom
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 United States
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 The Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 South Africa
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)
9.1 3A Composites Holding AG
9.2 3M Company
9.3 Benecor, Inc.
9.5 EconCore N.V.
9.6 Euro-Composites Corporation
9.7 Guangzhou Aloya Renoxbell Co. Ltd
9.8 Hexcel Corporation
9.9 Liming Honeycomb Composites Co. Ltd
9.10 Pacific Panels, Inc.
9.11 Plascore Inc.
9.12 Samia Canada, Inc.
9.13 Wabash National Corporation
9.14 The Gill Corporation
*List not Exhaustive
** Subject to availability on public Domain
- 3A Composites Holding AG
- 3M Company
- Benecor Inc.
- EconCore N.V.
- Euro-Composites Corporation
- Guangzhou Aloya Renoxbell Co. Ltd
- Hexcel Corporation
- Liming Honeycomb Composites Co. Ltd
- Pacific Panels Inc.
- Plascore Inc.
- Samia Canada Inc.
- Wabash National Corporation
- The Gill Corporation