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AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2021-2026

  • ID: 5411628
  • Report
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 94 Pages
  • Stratview Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus Group SE
  • AVEL robotics SAS
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Faurecia SE
  • Leonardo S.p.A.

Market Highlights

Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Layup (ATL) are the processes that use numerically controlled machines to lay a single or multiple layers of composites in the form of fabrics or tows onto a mold in order to give certain shapes to form a part or structure. These are generally used to manufacture large components in the aircraft industry such as fuselage sections, wings, and nose cone.

These automated manufacturing processes come with multiple advantages such as fast speed of material deposition, in terms of fibers or tapes, depending upon the structure as well as the technology opted to produce the components, as these processes are less labor intensive, which means they do not depend much on the operator and are efficient in manufacturing larger components.

The incessant growth in the demand for AFP/ATL composites was ceased by the Covid-19 in 2020, causing severe changes in the demand in the near term. In numbers, the AFP/ATL composites market logged a massive decline of –33.9% in 2020, creating a lag of at least five years in the market.

However, the long-term market outlook is still salubrious, backed by strong fundamentals, especially huge order backlogs of Boeing and Airbus, assuring continuous production of at least 7 years at the current production rates. Furthermore, there has been a paradigm shift from traditional heavyweight materials to advanced composite materials in the wake of their countless advantages including lightweight, excellent strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, etc. In the long run, the global AFP/ATL composites market is subjected to grow at a promising CAGR of 10.8% to reach US$ 3.1 Billion in 2026.

Segments' Analysis


AFP/ATL Composites Market Share by Resin Type

Based on the resin type, the AFP/ATL composites market is segmented as thermoset composites and thermoplastic composites. Thermoset composites are expected to remain the most dominant material type in the market during the forecast period, whereas thermoplastic composite is expected to experience faster growth during the same period. All major aircraft AFP/ATL composite applications, such as fuselage and wings, are manufactured using carbon epoxy composites. Also, thermoset composites are widely used in key automotive applications such as roof, bumper, body frame, and enclosures for a battery pack.

AFP/ATL Composites Market Share by Automation Type

Based on the automation type, the market is segmented as AFP composites and ATL composites. AFP composite is expected to remain the larger and the faster-growing segment of the market during the forecast period. AFP achieves greater precision over ATL and fulfills flexible part design requirements as well as can be an effective technique for shorter course placements.

Regional Analysis

In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for AFP/ATL composites during the forecast period. B787, F-35, B737 Max, and A220 are the growth engines of the region’s demand for AFP/ATL composites. The upcoming aircraft variant; B777x, is likely to add new revenue pockets to the region’s market. Key players in the region are Spirit AeroSystems, The Boeing Company, Northrup Grumman, etc.

Europe is expected to remain the second-largest market during the forecast period. The region is the largest AFP/ATL composites market for the automotive category. Presence of a large number of high-end auto OEMs coupled with high penetration of carbon composites is the prime factor, driving the region’s market.

Key Players

The market for AFP/ATL composites is gradually consolidating with the leading companies are engaged in M&A activities. Also, private equity firms are keenly investing in the industry by acquiring mid-to small-sized companies. For instance, Spirit AeroSystems acquired the select assets of Bombardier Aerostructures and aftermarket service businesses in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Casablanca, Morocco, and Dallas, the United States. Along with the acquisition of these three sites, the company also acquired the complete work package for the A220 wing manufacturing process and technology.

The supply chain of this market comprises several nodes including raw material suppliers, prepreg manufacturers, AFP/ATL composite part manufacturers, distributors, and OEMs. The following are the key players in the AFP/ATL composites market.
  • Airbus Group SE
  • AVEL robotics SAS
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Faurecia
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Leonardo S.p. A.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Premium Aerotech GmbH
  • Spirit AeroSystems
Development of systems with greater layup rate, expansion in untapped and growing markets, and execution of mergers & acquisitions are the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Research Methodology

This strategic assessment report, from the publisher, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s AFP/ATL composites market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. After a continuous interest in our aircraft AFP/ATL composites market report from the industry stakeholders, we have tried to further accentuate our research scope to the AFP/ATL composites market in order to provide the most crystal-clear picture of the market. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with the publisher’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 20 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

Report Features

This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:
  • Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis.
  • Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis.
  • Market trend and forecast analysis.
  • Market segment trend and forecast.
  • Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, Product portfolio, New Product Launches, etc.
  • Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities.
  • Emerging trends.
  • Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players.
  • Key success factors.
The AFP/ATL composites market is segmented into the following categories.

AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast by Resin Type


Thermoset Composites (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
By Resin Type (High-Temperature Composites, Epoxy Composites, and Others)
By Fiber Type (Glass Composites, Carbon Composites, and Aramid Composites)
By Application Type (Aircraft, Automotive, and Others)
Thermoplastic Composites (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
By Resin Type (PPS, PEEK, and Others)
By Fiber Type (Carbon Composites and Glass Composites)
By Application Type (Aircraft and Others)

AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Automation Type


AFP Composites (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
ATL Composites (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)

AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Region


North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe)
Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: Japan, China, Singapore, and Rest of Asia-Pacific)
Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Others)
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus Group SE
  • AVEL robotics SAS
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Faurecia SE
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
1. Executive Summary

2. Market Environment Analysis

2.1. Penetration of AFP/ATL Composites in the Total Composites Industry in 2020 (Value Basis)
2.2. Market Segment Share in 2020
2.3. Supply Chain Analysis
2.4. Industry Life Cycle Analysis
2.5. Market Drivers
2.6. Market Challenges

3. AFP/ATL Composites Market – The COVID-19 Impact Assessment

3.1. Pre-COVID vs Post-COVID Assessment
3.2. Key Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the AFP/ATL Composites Market
3.3. COVID-19 Status in Major Countries

4. Market Assessment

4.1. AFP/ATL Composites Market Assessment (2015-2026) (US$ Million and Million Lbs.)
4.1.1. By Resin Type Assessment (Thermoplastic Composites and Thermoset Composites)
4.1.2. By Automation Type (AFP Composites and ATL Composites)
4.1.3. By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW)
4.1.4. By Countries (10+ Top Major Countries)
4.2. AFP/ATL Thermoplastic Composites Market Assessment (2015-2026) (US$ Million and Million Lbs.)
4.2.1. By Resin Type Assessment (PPS, PEEK, and Others)
4.2.2. By Fiber Type (Carbon Composites and Glass Composites)
4.2.3. By Application Type (Aircraft and Others)
4.3. AFP/ATL Thermoset Composites Market Assessment (2015-2026) (US$ Million and Million Lbs.)
4.3.1. By Resin Type Assessment (High-Temperature Composites, Epoxy Composites, and Others)
4.3.2. By Fiber Type (Glass Composites, Carbon Composites, and Others)
4.3.3. By Application Type (Aircraft, Automotive, and Others)

5. Competitive Analysis

5.1. Market Share Analysis
5.2. Regional Competitive Landscape
5.3. Major Players, their Product Portfolio, and Competitive Advantages
5.4. Mapping of Major Players by Automation Type
5.5. Geographical Presence
5.6. New Product Launches
5.7. Strategic Alliances: Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, etc.
5.8. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.9. Strategic Growth Opportunities

6. Strategic Growth Opportunities

6.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis
6.1.1. Market Attractiveness by Resin Type
6.1.2. Market Attractiveness by Automation Type
6.1.3. Market Attractiveness by Region
6.1.4. Market Attractiveness by Country
6.2. Emerging Trends
6.3. Growth Matrix Analysis
6.4. Strategic Implications
6.5. Key Success Factors (KSFs)

7. Company Profile of Key Players (Alphabetically Arranged)

7.1. Airbus Group SE
7.2. AVEL robotics SAS
7.3. The Boeing Company
7.4. Bombardier Inc.
7.5. Collins Aerospace
7.6. Faurecia SE
7.7. GKN Aerospace (Melrose Industries)
7.8. Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
7.9. Leonardo S.p.A.
7.10. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
7.11. Premium Aerotech GmbH
7.12. Spirit AeroSystems
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • Airbus Group SE
  • AVEL robotics SAS
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Faurecia SE
  • GKN Aerospace (Melrose Industries)
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Premium Aero
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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