Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Market by Fiber, Product and Market in the US, 13th Edition

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Construction Activity, Emerging Applications Fueling FRP Composites Market

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Gains will be driven by ongoing expansion in the largest market, construction, wherein key applications, including windows and doors, bathroom components, and panels will benefit from fiber-reinforced plastic composites’ superior chemical resistance and lightweight strength. Those properties and others such as heat resistance and design flexibility will contribute to FRP composites growth in motor vehicles. Additional advances will be the result of general economic growth and continued market penetration of FRP composite materials.

Key Findings in the Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Study:

FRP Composites Growing in Construction, Wind Energy, & Aerospace Markets

Growth of FRP Composites in the construction market, which is the largest market for the materials and accounts for nearly one-third of demand, will advance at the most rapid rate through the forecast period. Much of this growth can be attributed to continued strength in residential building construction, resulting in above average growth for windows and doors and bathroom components such as bathtubs and showers. Motor vehicles, the next largest market, will also grow at a solid rate, on account of growing use of FRP composites in automobiles, especially in medium and heavy duty vehicles. Mature markets such as consumer durables and electrical and electronic are expected to increase at a below average rate, while niche applications such as wind energy and aerospace are anticipated to expand at rapid rates.

Thermosets Important in Construction, Thermoplastics in Motor Vehicles

Thermosets account for over half of the resin used in fiber-reinforced plastic composites and are expected to maintain that advantage over thermoplastics through the forecast period. This is largely attributable to polyester’s dominance as the resin of choice in the construction market, where it commands a nearly seventy percent market share. On account of this, growth in demand for polyester will be the strongest for all thermosets. Other thermosets will experience the strongest growth in wind energy and aerospace markets. Thermoplastics will also see growing usage in wind energy markets, but the bulk of gains will come from motor vehicles, where they are employed for their diversity of functional properties in automobile interiors, exteriors, and underhood applications, in products based on nylon and polypropylene, for example, the two largest thermoplastic markets for FRP composites. Overall, thermoplastics growth will be restrained by lack of familiarity with the products among composites producers.

High-Value Carbon Fiber Reinforcements Growing from a Small Base

Glass fibers so overwhelmingly dominate the market on a volume basis, that all other fibers combined represent only a small fraction of the market. By value, on the other hand, carbon fiber and other fibers, including aramid, represent a substantial share of fiber demand, on account of their higher prices on a per pound basis. Carbon fiber is expected to see the strongest growth because of its use in aerospace and other developing industrial applications.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by fiber (glass, carbon & other), product (thermoset polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester, other thermosets, nylon, thermoplastic polyester, polypropylene, styrenics, polycarbonate, other thermoplastics), and market (construction, motor vehicles, electrical & electronic, consumer durables, marine, wind energy, aerospace, other markets). The study also evaluates company market share and competitive analysis on industry competitors including AGY, AOC, Hexcel, Hexion, Owens Corning, PPG, Reichhold, Solvay, Strongwell, and Toray.

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  1. Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Market by Fiber, Product and Market in the US, 13th Edition

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand by Type & Market

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

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        1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | Population & Households

      4. 3.4 Consumer Income & Spending

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        1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures

      5. 3.5 Motor Vehicle Outlook

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        1. Table | Motor Vehicle Indicators

      6. 3.6 Construction Outlook

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        1. Table | Construction Expenditures

      7. 3.7 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments

      8. 3.8 Electrical & Electronic Equipment Outlook

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        1. Table | Electrical & Electronic Equipment Shipments

      9. 3.9 Recreational Boating Outlook

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        1. Table | Recreational Boat Shipments

      10. 3.10 Plastic Resin Outlook

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        1. Table | Plastic Resin Supply & Demand

      11. 3.11 Competitive Materials

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      12. 3.12 Processing Methods

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      13. 3.13 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Market, 2005-2015

        2. Chart 2-1 | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2015

      14. 3.14 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Pricing

      15. 3.15 Regulatory Factors

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      16. 3.16 Recycling

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      17. 3.17 International Activity

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    4. 4 FIBERS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | Fiber Materials Demand in Composites

        2. Chart 3-1 | Fiber Materials Volume Demand in Composites by Type, 2015

        3. Chart 3-2 | Fiber Materials Value Demand in Composites by Type, 2015

        4. Chart 3-3 | Fiber Materials Value Demand in Composites, 2005-2025

      2. 4.2 Glass Fibers

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        1. Table | Glass Fibers Demand in Composites

      3. 4.3 Carbon & Other Fibers

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        1. Table | Carbon & Other Fibers Demand in Composites by Type

        2. 4.3.1 Carbon Fibers

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        3. 4.3.2 Aramid Fibers

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        4. 4.3.3 All Other

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    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. Table | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand by Type

        2. Chart 4-1 | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand by Type, 2015

      2. 5.2 Thermoset Composites

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        1. Table | Thermoset Composites Demand by Resin

        2. Chart 4-2 | Thermoset Composites Demand by Resin, 2005-2025

        3. 5.2.1 Polyester

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          1. Table | Thermoset Polyester Composites Demand by Market

        4. 5.2.2 Vinyl Ester

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          1. Table | Vinyl Ester Composites Demand by Market

        5. 5.2.3 Epoxy

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          1. Table | Epoxy Composites Demand by Market

        6. 5.2.4 Other Thermoset Composites

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          1. Table | Other Thermoset Composites Demand by Market

      3. 5.3 Thermoplastic Composites

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        1. Table | Thermoplastic Composites Demand by Resin

        2. Chart 4-3 | Thermoplastic Composites Demand by Resin, 2015

        3. 5.3.1 Nylon

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          1. Table | Nylon Composites Demand by Market

        4. 5.3.2 Thermoplastic Polyester

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          1. Table | Thermoplastic Polyester Composites Demand by Market

        5. 5.3.3 Polypropylene

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          1. Table | Propylene Composites Demand by Market

        6. 5.3.4 Styrenics

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          1. Table | Styrenics Composites Demand by Market

        7. 5.3.5 Polycarbonate

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          1. Table | Polycarbonate Composites Demand by Market

        8. 5.3.6 Other Thermoplastic Composites

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          1. Table | Other Thermoplastic Composites Demand by Market

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings

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        1. Table | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand by Market

        2. Chart 5-1 | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand by Market, 2015

      2. 6.2 Construction

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        1. 6.2.1 Market Outlook

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        2. 6.2.2 Resins

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          1. Table | Construction Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

          2. Table | Selected Composite Resins in Construction by Characteristics & Application

        3. 6.2.3 Applications

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          1. Table | Construction Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Application

          2. Chart 5-2 | Bathroom Components: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2020

          3. Chart 5-3 | Windows & Doors: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2020

          4. Chart 5-4 | Pipe: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2020

          5. Table | Selected Fiberglass Pipe Resins by Characteristics & Application

          6. Chart 5-5 | Fiberglass Pipe Applications by Industry

          7. Table | Fiberglass Pipe Producers in the US

          8. Chart 5-6 | Panels: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2020

          9. Table | Reinforced Plastic Panel Producers in the US

          10. Chart 5-7 | Tanks & Other: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand, 2005-2020

      3. 6.3 Motor Vehicles

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        1. 6.3.1 Market Outlook

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        2. 6.3.2 Resins

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

          2. Chart 5-8 | Motor Vehicle Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin, 2015

          3. Table | Selected Thermoset Composites in Motor Vehicles by Characteristics & Application

          4. Table | Selected Thermoplastic Composites in Motor Vehicles by Characteristics & Application

        3. 6.3.3 Producers

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          1. Table | Selected Motor Vehicle FRP Composites by Customer & Application

        4. 6.3.4 Applications

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Application

        5. 6.3.5 Vehicle Types

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Vehicle Type

      4. 6.4 Electrical & Electronic

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        1. 6.4.1 Resins

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          1. Table | Electrical & Electronic Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

        2. 6.4.2 Applications

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          1. Table | Electrical & Electronic Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Application

          2. Table | Computer & Electronic Products: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand

          3. Chart 5-9 | Electronic Components Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2020

          4. Chart 5-10 | Electronic Laminates Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2020

          5. Chart 5-11 | Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites in Other Applications in Electrical & Electronic Markets, 2005-2020

          6. Table | Electrical Equipment: Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Demand

          7. Chart 5-12 | Electrical Equipment Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2020

      5. 6.5 Consumer Durables

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        1. 6.5.1 Market Outlook

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        2. 6.5.2 Resins

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          1. Table | Consumer Durables Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

        3. 6.5.3 Applications

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          1. Table | Selected Composite Resins in Consumer Durables by Application

          2. Chart 5-13 | Appliances Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2020

          3. Chart 5-14 | Other Consumer Durables Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2020

      6. 6.6 Marine

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        1. Table | Marine Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

      7. 6.7 Wind Energy

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        1. Chart 5-15 | Wind Energy Demand for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2005-2015

        2. Table | Wind Energy Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

      8. 6.8 Aerospace

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        1. Table | Aerospace & Aircraft Market for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

      9. 6.9 Other Markets

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        1. Table | Other Markets for Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites by Resin

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Chart 6-1 | Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Industry Flowchart

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Industry Sales by Company, 2015

      3. 7.3 Market Share

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        1. Chart 6-2 | US Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites Market Leaders, 2015

      4. 7.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 7.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 7.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 7.7 Research & Development

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      8. 7.8 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Selected FRP Composites by Customer & Application

      9. 7.9 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      10. 7.10 List of Industry Participants

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