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Thermoplastics Prepreg: Global Market

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  • 202 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 5570843

Report Scope




This report will cover the thermoplastic prepreg industry. Definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the global market are provided, followed by a detailed analysis of the regions, countries and applications. Furthermore, the on-going market trends, market growth drivers and challenges impeding the market are discussed.The market size and estimations will be provided in terms of revenue considering 2020 as base year, and market forecasts will be given from 2021 to 2026. The market size for regional (regions by end use) and country-level (countries by end use) will also be covered. The impact of COVID-19 is also considered while deriving market estimations.The primary difference between thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg is that thermoplastic prepregs are stable at room temperature, have increased toughness and better recyclability. The chemical properties of thermoset become permanently strengthened when exposed to heat. Once thermoset plastics are altered by exposure to heat, they cannot be remolded. Thermoplastics, on the other hand, can be reheated and remolded without changing their chemical makeup.Global markets, thermoplastic prepreg segments and growth forecasts through 2026 are offered. Sales value estimates are based on prices in the supply chain. Market-driving forces and industry structure are examined. International aspects are analyzed for all global regions and for types of thermoplastic prepreg. Profiles of major global manufacturers are presented.This report considers the impact of COVID-19. In 2020, the growth rate of manufacturing industries around the world was severely affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic halted progress in every regional economy. Various governments around the world are taking necessary measures to contain the economic slowdown.The thermoplastic prepreg market is further segmented by reinforcement type: glass fiber prepreg, carbon fiber prepreg and others (aramid, hybrid etc.). By end use, the market is segmented into aerospace and defense, automotive, wind energy, sports and recreation, and electronics, (including civil engineering, marine, etc.).

Report Includes


  • 83 data tables and 32 additional tables
  • An up-to-date analysis of the global markets for thermoplastics prepreg industry
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020 and 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Highlights of the upcoming market potential for thermoplastics prepregs, future trends and innovations, and areas of focus to forecast this market into various segments and sub-segments
  • Evaluation and forecast the global thermoplastics prepreg market size, and corresponding market share analysis by reinforcement type, application, end-use industry, and region
  • Discussion of the key market dynamics (DROs) for thermoplastics prepregs, technology updates, production process, industry value chain analysis, and COVID-19 implications on the progress of this market
  • Country specific data and market value analysis for the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Japan, China, India and South Korea, among others
  • Insight into recent industry structure, current competitive scenario, R&D activities, major growth strategies, and company value share analysis based on their segmental revenues
  • Latest information on recent developments in global market for composites and company strategic dashboard in the thermoplastic prepreg industry
  • Descriptive company profiles of the leading global players, including Gurit Holding AG, Hexcel Corp., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp., SGL Carbon, Solvay Group and Toray Industries, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market

What is the estimated value of the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market?

The Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market was estimated to be valued at $2.4 Billion in 2021.

What is the growth rate of the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market?

The growth rate of the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market is 7.5%, with an estimated value of $3.5 Billion by 2026.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market?

The Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market is estimated to be worth $3.5 Billion by 2026.

Who are the key companies in the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market?

Key companies in the Global Thermoplastics Prepreg Market include Barrday, Inc., C. Cramer, Weberei, GmbH U. Co. Kg, Ensinger GmbH, Gurit Holding AG, Hexcel Corp., Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S. (Axiom Materials), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp., Park Aerospace Corp. and Solvay Group.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Overview
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing this Study
  • Scope of this Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Research Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
  • Overview of Thermoplastic Prepreg Industry

Chapter 3 Market Trends
  • Industry Landscape
  • Prepreg Processing Methods
  • Future Trends
  • Upsurge in Penetration of Composites Prepreg in Electric Vehicles
  • Growing Interest in Recyclable Thermoplastic Composite Over Thermoset
  • Growing Usage of Composite in Urban Air Mobility Transport Systems
  • Sustainable Resin Manufacturing
  • Growth Drivers
  • Expanding Electronics Industry
  • Increasing Wind Power Generation Across the Globe
  • Growing Aerospace and Defense Sector
  • Prepreg Demand from Automotive Industry
  • Restraints
  • Volatile Polymer Prices
  • Availability of Substitute Thermoset Material
  • High Cost of Material
  • Regulatory Trends
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Supplier Power
  • Buyer Power
  • Threat of New Entrants
  • Threat of Substitutes
  • Industry Rivalry
  • Pestle Analysis
  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Chapter 4 Technology Background
  • Overview
  • Fillers
  • Polymers
  • Nanocomposites
  • Thermoplastics
  • Key Types of Thermoplastic Resins Used in Prepreg
  • Polyphenylene Sulfide (Pps)
  • Peek Resin
  • Polyethylene (Pe)
  • Polypropylene (Pp)
  • Polyether Imide (Pei)
  • Benefits of Thermoplastic Prepreg
  • Carbon Fiber Vs. Glass Fiber
  • Production Process
  • Layup (Wet/Hand Layup)
  • Prepreg Layup
  • Filament Winding
  • Pultrusion
  • Compression Molding
  • Resin Transfer Molding (Rtm)
  • Patent Analysis

Chapter 5 Industry Value Chain
  • Value Chain
  • Covid-19 Impact on Industry
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Wind Energy
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Raw Material Analysis
  • Glass Fibers
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Aramid Fibers
  • Pricing Analysis

Chapter 6 Vendor Matrix
  • List of Vendors
  • Brand Analysis
  • Major Stakeholders

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Reinforcement Type
  • Overview
  • Glass Fiber Prepreg
  • Carbon Fiber Prepreg
  • Others (Aramid, Hybrid, Etc.)

Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by End Use
  • Overview
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Space Vehicles
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Defense Aviation
  • Missiles
  • Automotive
  • Wind Energy
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Golf Clubs
  • Bicycles
  • Recreational Boating
  • Sport Fishing
  • Electronics
  • Others
  • Bridge Construction
  • Biocompatibility Applications
  • Pressure Vessels

Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by Region
  • Global Thermoplastic Prepreg Market
  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Chapter 10 Competitive Landscape
  • Company Market Share Analysis for Thermoplastic Prepreg
  • Vertical Integration
  • Global Strategic Alliances
  • Recent Developments in Global Market for Composites
  • Major Mergers, Acquisitions and New Product Development

Chapter 11 Company Profiles
  • Barrday, Inc.
  • C. Cramer, Weberei, GmbH U. Co. Kg
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Gurit Holding AG
  • Hexcel Corp.
  • Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S. (Axiom Materials)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
  • Park Aerospace Corp.
  • Solvay Group
  • Sgl Carbon
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.

Chapter 12 Appendix: Abbreviations
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, Through 2026
Table A: Thermoplastic Prepreg Applications
Table 1: Companies Entering the UAM (Urban Air Mobility) Transport Sector
Table 2: Global Military Expenditures, by the Top 10 Countries, 2020
Table 3: Number of New Vehicle Sales, by Selected Countries, 2018-2020
Table 4: Thermoplastic Prepreg Market Regulation, Standards and Framework
Table 5: Dimensions and Roll Weights of Thermoplastic Prepregs (TP)
Table 6: Thermoplastic Polymers Used in Composites
Table 7: Thermoplastic Prepreg Patents
Table 8: Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastics Resin Used in End-User Industry
Table 9: List of Raw Material Suppliers
Table 10: List of Product Suppliers
Table 11: Top Thermoplastic Prepreg Brands
Table 12: Top Stakeholders, Thermoplastic Prepreg Industry
Table 13: Temperature-Resistant Thermoplastics
Table 14: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 15: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 16: Properties of Glass-Reinforced Polyester
Table 17: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg Glass Fiber, by Region, Through 2026
Table 18: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg Glass Fiber, by Region, Through 2026
Table 19: Carbon Fiber Applications
Table 20: Tensile Modulus and Tensile Strength of Carbon Fiber
Table 21: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg Carbon Fiber, by Region, Through 2026
Table 22: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg Carbon Fiber, by Region, Through 2026
Table 23: Tensile Properties of Aramid Fiber
Table 24: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg Other Fibers, by Region, Through 2026
Table 25: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg Other Fibers, by Region, Through 2026
Table 26: Properties and Applications of Carbon Fiber Prepreg
Table 27: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 28: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 29: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Aerospace and Defense End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 30: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Aerospace and Defense End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 31: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Automotive End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 32: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Automotive End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 33: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Wind Energy End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 34: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Wind Energy End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 35: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Sports and Recreation End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 36: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Sports and Recreation End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 37: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Electronics End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 38: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Electronics End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 39: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Other Industries' End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 40: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Other Industries' End Use, by Region, Through 2026
Table 41: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, Through 2026
Table 42: Global Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, Through 2026
Table 43: North American Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, Through 2026
Table 44: North American Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 45: North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 46: North American Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 47: North American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 48: U.S. Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 49: U.S. Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 50: Canadian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 51: Canadian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 52: European Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, Through 2026
Table 53: European Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 54: European Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 55: European Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 56: European Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 57: German Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 58: German Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 59: French Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 60: French Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 61: U.K. Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 62: U.K. Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 63: Italian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 64: Italian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 65: Rest of the European Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 66: Rest of the European Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 67: Asia-Pacific Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, Through 2026
Table 68: Asia-Pacific Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 69: Asia-Pacific Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 70: Asia-Pacific Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 71: Asia-Pacific Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 72: Chinese Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 73: Chinese Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 74: Japanese Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 75: Japanese Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 76: Indian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 77: Indian Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End-Use, Through 2026
Table 78: South Korean Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 79: South Korean Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 80: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 81: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 82: Latin American Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 83: Latin American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 84: Latin American Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 85: Latin American Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 86: Middle East and African Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 87: Middle East and African Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Table 88: Middle East and African Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 89: Middle East and African Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, Through 2026
Table 90: Recent Developments in the Composites Market, 2018–2022
Table 91: Strategy Dashboard
Table 92: Barrday, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 93: C. Cramer, Weberei, GmbH & Co. KG: Product Portfolio
Table 94: Ensinger: Product Portfolio
Table 95: Gurit Holding AG: Company Financial Highlights, 2018–2020
Table 96: Gurit Holding AG: Product Portfolio
Table 97: Hexcel Corp.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019–2021
Table 98: Hexcel Corp.: Product Portfolio
Table 99: Kordsa Global: Company Financial Highlights, 2018–2020
Table 100: Kordsa: Product Portfolio
Table 101: Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings: Company Financial Highlights, 2019–2021
Table 102: Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings: Product Portfolio
Table 103: Park Aerospace Corp: Company Financial Highlights, 2019–2021
Table 104: Park Aerospace Corp.: Product Portfolio
Table 105: Solvay: Company Financial Highlights, 2018–2020
Table 106: Solvay: Product Portfolio
Table 107: SGL Carbon: Company Financial Highlights, 2018–2020
Table 108: SGL Carbon: Product Portfolio
Table 109: Teijin Ltd.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019–2021
Table 110: Teijin Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 111: Toray Industries, Inc.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019–2021
Table 112: Toray Industries, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 113: Abbreviations Used in This Report
List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, 2020-2026
Figure C: Data Source
Figure B: Thermoplastic Prepreg Properties
Figure A: Over-Molding Procedure
Figure D: Thermoplastic Prepreg Segments
Figure E: Thermoplastic Prepreg Applications in Primary Structures
Figure 1: Global Thermoplastic Prepreg Market, Projection and Trends, 2020-2026
Figure 2: Thermoplastic Prepreg Performance
Figure 3: Number of Global Electric Car Registrations, by Region/Country, 2020
Figure 4: Resin Manufacturing Trends
Figure 5: Market Dynamics
Figure 6: Global Consumer Electronics Market, 2019 and 2026
Figure 7: Share of Global New Wind Energy Installed Capacity, by Region, 2020
Figure 8: Trends in the Installation of New Wind Turbines, by Type, 2001-2020
Figure 9: Share of Global Offshore New Wind Energy Installation Base, by Country, 2020
Figure 10: Share of New Airplanes Demand Globally, by Region, 2014-2033
Figure 11: Polymer Price Index, Standard Thermoplastics, 2019 and 2020
Figure 12: Porter’s Five Forces Model
Figure 13: Plastic Performance
Figure 14: Curing and Forming Processes for Prepregs
Figure 15: Energy Intensity of Composite Manufacturing Techniques
Figure 16: Comparison Between Different Manufacturing Methods
Figure 17: Thermoplastic Prepreg Industry Value Chain
Figure 18: Synthesis of Carbon Fiber
Figure 19: Cost Analysis of Thermoplastic Resins Used in Carbon Fiber Intermediate Material
Figure 20: Thermoplastic Prepregs Price Trends, 2020-2026
Figure 21: Forms of UD Prepreg (Left) And Fabric Prepreg (Right)
Figure 22: Thermoplastic Prepreg Cross-Section
Figure 23: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020-2026
Figure 24: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 25: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 26: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Glass Fiber, by Region, 2020
Figure 27: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Glass Fiber, by Region, 2020
Figure 28: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Carbon Fiber, by Region, 2020
Figure 29: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Carbon Fiber, by Region, 2020
Figure 30: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Other Fibers, by Region, 2020
Figure 31: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg Other Fibers, by Region, 2020
Figure 32: Thermoplastic Prepreg Aerospace Applications
Figure 33: Global Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020-2026
Figure 34: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 35: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 36: Typical Applications of Prepreg in Aircraft
Figure 37: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Aerospace and Defense End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 38: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Aerospace and Defense End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 39: Typical Applications of Prepreg in Automobile
Figure 40: Carbon-Reinforced Prepreg Applications
Figure 41: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Automotive End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 42: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Automotive End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 43: Typical Application of Prepreg in Wind Turbines
Figure 44: Global Market Share of New Wind Energy Installation Base, by Country, 2020
Figure 45: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Wind Energy End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 46: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Wind Energy End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 47: Typical Application of Prepreg in Sports and Recreation
Figure 48: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Sports and Recreation End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 49: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Sports and Recreation End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 50: Global Electronics and IT Industry, Production/Composition Ratio Share, by Field, 2010 vs. 2020
Figure 51: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, Electronics End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 52: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Electronics End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 53: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Other Industries' End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 54: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg in Other Industries' End Use, by Region, 2020
Figure 55: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, 2020 and 2026
Figure 56: Global Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Region, 2020 and 2026
Figure 57: North American Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, 2020
Figure 58: North American Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 59: North American Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 60: North American Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 61: North American Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 62: European Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, 2020
Figure 63: European Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 64: European Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 65: European Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 66: European Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 67: Asia-Pacific Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Country, 2020
Figure 68: Asia-Pacific Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 69: Asia-Pacific Market Volume for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Figure 70: Asia-Pacific Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 71: Asia-Pacific Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 72: Chinese Market for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, Through 2026
Figure 73: Latin American Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 74: Latin American Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 75: Latin American Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 76: Middle East and African Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 77: Middle East and African Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Reinforcement Type, 2020
Figure 78: Middle East and African Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 79: Middle East and African Market Volume Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by End Use, 2020
Figure 80: Global Market Share for Thermoplastic Prepreg, by Company, 2020
Figure 81: Gurit Holding AG: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 82: Gurit Holding AG: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 83: Hexcel Corp.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 84: Hexcel Corp.: Revenue Share, by Application Segment, 2020
Figure 85: Hexcel Corp.: Revenue Share, by Country, 2020
Figure 86: Kordsa Global: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 87: Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 88: Park Aerospace Corp.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 89: Solvay: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 90: Solvay: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 91: SGL Carbon: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 92: SGL Carbon: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 93: SGL Carbon CFM Business: Revenue Share, by End-Use Industries, 2020
Figure 94: Teijin Ltd.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 95: Teijin Ltd.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020
Figure 96: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2020
Figure 97: Toray Industries, Inc.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2020

Executive Summary

A composite material formed from pre-impregnated fibers and a partially cured polymer matrix, combined with liquid rubbers or resins, is known as prepreg. Common resins for thermoplastic prepreg include PE, PET, PP, PEEK, PPS and PE. Prepregs have unique properties as they are cured under heat and pressures. They are generally provided in fabrics that are stitched or woven and unidirectional tapes. When heated, these materials become exceptionally strong and durable, while remaining extremely lightweight compared to traditional metallic solutions. Thermoplastic prepreg has numerous applications in the wind energy, automotive, petroleum production, aviation, marine, industrial, other transportation, medical (including x-ray), and sports and recreation sectors.

The prepreg matrix is made up of a hardener, resin and, in some situations, an accelerator. The resin will not react with the hardener if it is frozen at -20°C. If the cold chain is broken, the reaction begins, rendering the prepreg useless. There are also high-temperature prepregs that may be stored at room temperature for a period. These prepregs can only be cured in an autoclave at a high temperature.

In recent years, lightweight materials have gained economic importance in product design. Thermoplastic prepreg materials are employed in diverse areas, ranging from space shuttles to low-end refractory structures. The commercial application for advanced carbon fiber materials is based on their unique thermal and mechanical properties. Emerging applications such as wind energy, electronics (PCB) and civil infrastructure harness the superior properties of prepreg to lower service-life maintenance costs.

Companies Mentioned

  • Barrday, Inc.
  • C. Cramer, Weberei, GmbH U. Co. Kg
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Gurit Holding AG
  • Hexcel Corp.
  • Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S. (Axiom Materials)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
  • Park Aerospace Corp.
  • Sgl Carbon
  • Solvay Group
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.