Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites demand in pounds. Total demand is segmented by resin in terms of: thermoset and thermoplastic. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: construction; motor vehicles; marine; computer and electronic; appliances; electrical equipment; wind; and other markets such as aerospace equipment, consumer durables, and medical devices.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

As defined in this report, reinforced plastics are combinations of polymer resins and reinforcing fibers, including short fibers, chopped fibers, and fabric reinforcements. Data in this report include the weight of the basic resins, the reinforcing fibers, and other fillers or additives. The words "fiber-reinforced plastic composites", "reinforced plastics", and "composites" are used synonymously. Both captive and merchant consumption are included in the data.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Code:
325211 Plastics Material and Resin Mfg

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