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Basalt Fiber Market - Forecast (2022 - 2027)

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  • 121 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • IndustryARC
  • ID: 5616224
The Basalt Fiber Market size is forecast to reach $429 million by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 11.2% during 2022-2027. Basalt fiber is gaining popularity owing to its excellent properties, such as thermal and cold resistance, tensile strength, and chemical resistance to corrosion compared to Fiberglass and other FRP products. It is also environmentally friendly and easily recyclable. Low energy consumption, low cost of basalt, and associated process equipment, high durability and resulting fiber strength, increased demand for high chemical-resistant fibers are driving the market growth of basalt fiber. Recent research studies have led to the advent of new types of basalt, increase the energy efficiency of equipment, and promote the use of associated petroleum gas for melting basalt rocks. These factors are expected to create lucrative opportunities for market players during the forecast period.

Basalt Fiber Market Report Coverage

The report: “Basalt Fiber Market- Forecast (2022-2027)” covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Basalt Fiber Industry.
  • By Form: Continuous Basalt Fiber and Discrete Basalt Fiber.
  • By Type: Chopped Fiber, Continuous Filaments, Roves, Ropes, Tapes, Mats and others.
  • By Composite Processing Method: Pultrusion, Prepregs, Compression Molding, Hand Layup, Resin Molding, Vacuum Infusion, Spray Gun, Resin Film Infusion (RFI), Filament Winding and others.
  • By End Use Industry: Construction & Infrastructure, Automotive & Transportation, Electrical & Electronics, Wind Energy, Marine and others.
  • By Geography: North America, South America, Europe, APAC, and RoW.

Key Takeaways

  • Asia Pacific dominates the basalt fiber market, owing to the increasing demand from the automotive & transportation industries. According to OICA, the production of light commercial vehicles has augmented by 10.2 % in 2018 in the APAC region.
  • Increased use of basalt fiber in nuclear applications is likely to increase the demand for basalt fiber. Basalt fiber does not absorb nuclear radiation. This makes it suitable for use in the processing and transport of radioactive materials used in nuclear power plants. Thus, the demand for basalt fiber in nuclear applications is high.
  • There is huge potential for basalt fiber in marine, aerospace & defense, sporting goods, and wind applications. However, due to a lack of clarity regarding the applications of basalt fiber, glass fiber is still the preferred.
  • Furthermore, operations in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, construction and others are being significantly affected due to the COVID-19 epidemic, as most of the countries have issued “stay at home guidance” i.e., lockdown. And it is expected that the outbreak of COVID-19 will be seen in the whole year of 2020, and a few months in 2021. Therefore, this factor is expected to limit basalt market growth.

Basalt Fiber Market Segment Analysis - By Form

Continuous basalt fibers held the largest share in the basalt fiber market in 2019, owning to the growing demand from the construction & infrastructure sector. Continuous basal fibers have characteristics such as inferior efficiency, higher tensile strength, and excellent mechanical properties. Also, it is eco-friendly, which makes them suitable for various applications, such as reinforcing nets, pipes, containers, electrical insulation materials, basalt plastic products, and others. Additionally, they offer higher strength than steel which makes them the preferred material in the construction industry.

Basalt Fiber Market Segment Analysis - By End Use Industry

The construction & infrastructure segment held the largest share in the basalt fiber market in 2019 and is growing at a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period, owning to increased application of basalt fiber in the construction & infrastructure segment due to its high strength, non-corrosive properties, environmentally friendly properties, good compatibility with concrete, and easy mixing at high concentration. Basalt fiber provides higher mechanical strength that is required for construction in extreme conditions. Rising construction activities in various regions owing to population growth, rising income, and government initiatives in several countries to develop better infrastructure will boost the demand for the basalt fiber market.

Basalt Fiber Market Segment Analysis - By Geography

APAC held the largest share in the basalt fiber market up to 32% in 2019, owning to growth in construction projects and rising automotive production in the region. In 2018, according to OICA, the automotive production in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand has increased up to 5174645, 1343714, 564800, and 2167694 i.e., 8.0%, 10.3%, 12.2%, and 9.0% higher than the previous year due to rising per capita income of the individuals which further led to the massive demand for basalt fiber in the APAC region. According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), China is the world’s largest vehicle market and the Chinese government is expecting that automobile production will reach 35 million by 2025. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, over 27 million vehicles were sold in 2018 in the country. In 2019, China government invested 1.9 billion in 13 public housing projects. Furthermore, construction projects such as ‘100 smart cities’ and ‘Housing for All by 2022’ in India are influencing basalt fiber market growth. Thus, increasing construction activities and automation production is anticipated to propel the Basalt Fiber market in the APAC region during the forecast period.

Basalt Fiber Market Drivers

Increase in demand for noncorrosive materials from the construction industry

In the construction industry, demand for non-corrosive materials is increasing as it helps to minimize costs and increase the life of the structure produced using them. One of these developments is the use of corrosion-free basalt fiber composite bars as reinforcement for concrete. Basalt composites are non-corrosive, consist of 80% fiber, and have three times the tensile strength of the steel bar often used in building structure. The basalt fibers impart strength to the rebar while the resin holds the fibers firmly. Compared to steel rebar, basalt fiber reinforced plastic greatly increases the life of civil engineering structures where corrosion is a major factor. Therefore, the use of basalt fiber has increased in the construction industry. In 2019, China announced to invest of $142 billion in 26 infrastructure projects. In addition, according to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India plans to spend US$ 1.4 trillion on infrastructure in the next five years. In addition, the United States is witnessing noticeable investment in residential construction, and the trend is expected to remain the same in the near future. For instance, according to the U.S Census bureau, in January 2020 value of construction put in place in residential and nonresidential construction increased to $567,555 million and $470,986 million from $546,532 million and $466,436 million in December 2019. Mexico is also witnessing high housing demand, therefore attracting noticeable investment into construction. For instance, In January 2019, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) granted a local currency financing program to the Mexican company Procsa up to 150 million Mexican pesos ($7.8 million), in order to financing for land acquisition, development, and commercialization of housing for low and middle-income families in the country. Therefore, the growth in construction projects and investments is will drive basalt fiber market growth.

Basalt Fiber Market Challenges

Difficulty in promotion of basalt fiber

In the fiber and structural composites business, basalt fiber is a relatively new material. The price of basalt fibers is significantly higher than that of S-glass, aramid, or carbon fiber, but less than that of E-glass. The cost of production should decline in the coming years as global production rises. In the production of basalt fiber, there are some technical difficulties that make it difficult for the product to compete with other matured products. There are a number of advantages of basalt fiber over conventional glass fiber; however, it is not recommended by the governments and no initiatives have been taken by other agencies to promote this industry. Therefore, these factors are limiting basalt fiber market growth.

The emergence of COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus has disrupted the supply chain and postponed the deliveries of raw materials, due to lockdown and shortages of staff. Industries are shuttered all around the world. A decrease in purchasing capital of people has a direct impact on the automotive, construction and aviation industries, which in turn lowered the demand for basalt fiber and hampered the growth of the market. According to the Society of India Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicle sales declined by 51% to 143,014 units in March 2020 whereas the sales of commercial vehicles crashed by 88% to 13,027 units. Also, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has estimated that global airline passenger revenue will drop by $314 billion in 2020, a 55% decline compared to 2019.

Basalt Fiber Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Basalt Fiber Market. In 2019, the market of Basalt Fiber Market has been consolidated by the top five players accounting for xx% of the share. Major players in the Basalt Fiber market includes Basaltex NV, Sudaglass Fiber Technology Inc., Kamenny Vek, Zhejiang GBF Basalt Fiber Co., Ltd, Technobasalt Invest LLC, Shanxi Basalt Fiber Technology Co., Ltd, JiangSu TianLong Continuous Basalt Fiber High-tech Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Green Materials Vally New Material T&D Co., Ltd, Mafic SA, and Mineral 7 CJSC, among others.

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Table of Contents

1. Basalt Fiber Market- Market Overview
1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Basalt Fiber Market- Executive Summary
2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2 Key Trends by Form
2.3 Key Trends by Type
2.4 Key Trends by Composite Processing Method
2.5 Key Trends by End Use Industry
2.6 Key Trends by Geography
3. Basalt Fiber Market- Landscape
3.1 Comparative analysis
3.1.1 Market Share Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.2 Product Benchmarking- Top Companies
3.1.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.4 Patent Analysis- Top Companies
3.1.5 Pricing Analysis
4. Basalt Fiber Market- Market Forces
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Constraints
4.3 Market Opportunities
4.4 Porters five force model
4.4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3 Threat of new entrants
4.4.4 Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5 Threat of substitutes
5. Basalt Fiber Market -Strategic analysis
5.1 Value chain analysis
5.2 Opportunities analysis
5.3 Market life cycle
5.4 Suppliers and distributors Analysis
6. Basalt Fiber Market- By Form (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
6.1 Continuous Basalt Fiber
6.2 Discrete Basalt Fiber
7. Basalt Fiber Market- By Type (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
7.1 Chopped Fiber
7.2 Continuous Filaments
7.3 Roves
7.4 Ropes
7.5 Tapes
7.6 Mats
7.7 Others
8. Basalt Fiber Market- By Composite Processing Method (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
8.1 Pultrusion
8.2 Prepregs
8.3 Compression Molding
8.4 Hand Layup
8.5 Resin Molding
8.6 Vacuum Infusion
8.7 Spray Gun
8.8 Resin Film Infusion (RFI)
8.9 Filament Winding
8.10 Others
9. Basalt Fiber Market- By End Use Industry (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1 Construction & Infrastructure
9.2 Automotive & Transportation
9.3 Electrical & Electronics
9.4 Wind Energy
9.5 Marine
9.6 Others
10. Basalt Fiber Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.1 North America
10.1.1 U.S.
10.1.2 Canada
10.1.3 Mexico
10.2 South America
10.2.1 Brazil
10.2.2 Argentina
10.2.3 Colombia
10.2.4 Rest of South America
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 U.K
10.3.2 Germany
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Russia
10.3.7 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 China
10.4.2 India
10.4.3 Japan
10.4.4 Taiwan
10.4.5 South Korea
10.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 ROW
10.5.1 Middle East Saudi Arabia UAE Rest of Middle East
10.5.2 Africa South Africa Nigeria Rest of Africa
11. Basalt Fiber Market- Entropy
11.1 New Product Launches
11.2 M&A’s, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Basalt Fiber Market Company Analysis
12.1 Market Share, Company Revenue, Products, M&A, Developments
12.2 Company 1
12.3 Company 2
12.4 Company 3
12.5 Company 4
12.6 Company 5
12.7 Company 6
12.8 Company 7
12.9 Company 8
12.10 Company 9
12.11 Company 10 and more