High-Performance Composites: United States

This report forecasts US high-performance composite (HPC) demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level and in pounds to 2020. Total demand in dollars and pounds is segmented by fiber in terms of: carbon fiber, S-glass fiber, aramid fiber, and other fibers. Total demand in dollars is also segmented by market as follows: aerospace, automotive and industrial, consumer, energy, defense and safety, and construction and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars and pounds is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology, regulatory factors, and demand by resin. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines fibers and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each fiber and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 32-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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