Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites: United States

This report forecasts US fiber-reinforced plastic composites demand in pounds to 2020. Total demand is segmented by resin in terms of: thermoset polyester, other thermosets, nylon, thermoplastic polyester, other thermoplastics. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: construction, motor vehicles, electrical and electronic products, consumer durables, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an 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, competitive materials, regulatory factors, and fiber material demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines resins and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each resin and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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