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Core Material for Composites Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 115 Pages
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4773615
The global core material for composites market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 8% during the forecast period. Increasing usage of composites in the aerospace industry and growing usage in wind energy domain are likely to be the driving factors for the market studied.
  • Factors, such as lack of economical manufacturing processes for bulk-volume applications and the market being highly capital intensive, are likely to hinder the growth of the market.
  • The emergence of PET foam and innovations aimed at lowering the costs of end products are likely to provide opportunities for the market to grow through the years to come.

Key Market Trends

Growing Usage in Aerospace and Defense Sector
  • Composite materials are widely used in the aerospace and defense sector. The industry is one of the first to use composite materials for an ever-increasing range of applications and remains at the technological forefront of composite development.
  • These materials are highly suitable for several interior and structural applications, demonstrating a unique combination of properties, combining excellent mechanical performance, JAR/FAR fire protection regulations from fire smoke, toxicity (FST), and heat release.
  • These composites are used in large structural components, in addition to interior and flooring parts in regional and non-commercial aircraft. These materials not only increase the durability but also reduce the overall cost. Some of the applications include panel structures, cargo, pallets and vessels, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
  • The global composites for the aerospace market is likely to project 33% growth, in terms of volume, over the next five years. The burgeoning demand for composites in the aerospace and defense sector is projected to boost the demand for core material for composites, during the forecast period.

United States to Dominate the North America Region
  • United States has the largest aerospace industry in the world, one of the largest automotive, marine, and construction markets, which is continuously expanding at a steady pace.
  • The total commercial aircraft fleet in the country is expected to reach 8,290 in 2038, owing to the growth in air cargo. Additionally, the US mainliner carrier fleet is expected to grow at an average rate of 45 aircraft per year, as the existing fleet is getting older.
  • Exports of aerospace components to countries, such as France, China, and Germany, along with robust consumer expenditure in the United States, is driving the manufacturing activities in the aerospace industry.
  • The United States is the second-largest producer of automotive, after China. Various automotive manufacturing companies are continuously investing in the country, amid threats from the government to increase levies on auto imports from Mexico.
  • The gradual growth of the commercial construction sector, primarily in office space construction, is likely to have a positive impact on the market studied. Additionally, the rise in home sales, coupled with the renovation of the existing houses, is boosting the demand for residential construction in the United States.
  • The country is also one of the major manufacturers of wind turbines. The top three wind turbine manufacturers, measured by the cumulative share of the US wind turbine fleet, are GE Renewable Energy, Vestas, and Siemens, with more than 75% of the share.
  • Such factors have led to a significant increase in demand for core material for composites in the country and are likely to continue to do so through the forecast period as well.

Competitive Landscape

The global core material for composites market is partially fragmented with the presence of many regional and global players. Some of the major players operating in the market studied include, Diab International AB, 3A Composites, and Gurit Holding AG, amongst others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Wind Energy Domain
4.1.2 Increasing Use of Composites in the Aerospace Industry
4.1.3 Emerging Applications in the Automotive Market
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Highly Capital-intensive Market
4.2.2 Lack of Economical Manufacturing Processes for Bulk-volume Applications
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Foam Core PVC Foam Polystyrene Foam Polyurethane Foam PMMA Foam SAN Co-polymer Foam Other Thermoplastics
5.1.2 Honeycomb Aluminum Honeycomb Nomex Honeycomb Thermoplastic Honeycomb
5.1.3 Wood Balsa Other Woods
5.2 End-user Industry
5.2.1 Aerospace and Defense
5.2.2 Marine
5.2.3 Construction
5.2.4 Wind Energy
5.2.5 Automotive
5.2.6 Consumer Goods
5.2.7 Other End-user Industries
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea ASEAN Countries Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share Analysis**
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 3A Composites
6.4.2 Armacell International SA
6.4.3 Changzhou Tiansheng New Materials Co. Ltd
6.4.4 Diab International AB
6.4.5 Euro-Composites SA
6.4.6 Evonik Industries AG
6.4.7 Gurit Holding AG
6.4.8 Hexcel Corporation
6.4.9 Plascore Incorporated
6.4.10 Saertex GmbH & Co.KG
6.4.11 The Gill Corporation
7.1 Emergence of PET Foam
7.2 Innovations Aimed at Lowering the Costs of End Products

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • 3A Composites
  • Armacell International SA
  • Changzhou Tiansheng New Materials Co. Ltd
  • Diab International AB
  • Euro-Composites SA
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Gurit Holding AG
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Plascore Incorporated
  • Saertex GmbH & Co.KG
  • The Gill Corporation