High Performance Composites

The demand landscape for high performance compos- ites will shift yet again over the forecast period. High performance composites are becoming more wide- spread and attracting new companies, thus becoming less expensive.

Market penetration

High performance composites have continued to penetrate more and more markets, starting off years ago in niche, high-priced outlets such as aerospace and luxury sports cars. Now they are used widely in technologies that are transforming the way people live their lives, such as being included in wind turbines and gas tanks in alternative fuel-powered motor vehicles. In addition, government and industry are partnering to expedite technological advancement and affordability.

Wind energy & pressure vessels support gains

Though the large aerospace market propelled gains in the past, it will be the wind energy and pressure vessel markets that support gains into the forecast period. Without any major new aircraft, demand for high performance composites in the aerospace market will decelerate, though it will be supported by the ramp-up in deliveries of F-35 fighter jets.

The wind market will be supported by a production credit allowing producers and investors to make longer-term plans and invest with less uncertainty about market subsidies, and pressure vessels will find in- creased usage as lightweight storage containers for motor vehicles employing alternative fuel systems.

Partnerships driving costs down for motor vehicle composites

Widespread adoption of high performance composites in the motor vehicle segment -- long a primary goal of the carbon fiber industry –- has still not been accomplished. High performance composites are still more expensive and too slow to process to be utilized widely in the mass market models that are manufactured on today’s assembly lines. However, government and industry are working together to bring costs down substantially, in part to meet aggressive future fuel efficiency standards.

Study coverage

High Performance Composites presents historical demand data for 2005, 2010 and 2015, plus forecasts for 2020 and 2025 by fiber type (carbon fiber, s-glass, aramid, other), market (aerospace, automotive and industrial, energy, defense and safety, consumer, construction, other) and resin (epoxy, thermoplastic, polyester, phenolic resin, other). The study also considers market environment factors, assesses the industry structure and evaluates company market share.

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  1. High Performance Composites

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $285.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $367.00

      1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $4,598.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $157.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

        $449.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

        $239.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $652.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Plastic Composites Outlook

        $340.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC COMPOSITES DEMAND

      6. 3.6 Technology

        $703.00

        1. 3.6.1 Composites Overview

          $294.00

          1. CHART II-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE PRODUCTION FLOWCHART

        2. 3.6.2 Composite Processing

          $359.00

      7. 3.7 Competitive Materials

        $219.00

      8. 3.8 Regulatory Issues

        $314.00

      9. 3.9 Recycling

        $196.00

      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

        $329.00

        1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-2 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND, 2005-2015

      11. 3.11 Pricing Trends

        $304.00

        1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE PRICING

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $289.00

      13. 3.13 International Activity

        $407.00

        1. Table | WORLD HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART II-3 WORLD HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY REGION, 2015

    4. 4 FIBERS

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      1. 4.1 General

        $224.00

        1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        2. CHART III-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER, 2015

      2. 4.2 Fiber Materials

        $295.00

        1. Table | FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. CHART III-2 FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES, 2015

      3. 4.3 Carbon Fiber

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        1. 4.3.1 Materials

          $372.00

          1. Table | CARBON FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES BY SIZE & PROCESS

        2. 4.3.2 Producers

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          1. Table | CARBON FIBER CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

          2. CHART III-3 CARBON FIBER CAPACITY SHARE BY COMPANY, 2015

          3. Table | RECENT & PLANNED US CARBON FIBER CAPACITY EXPANSIONS

        3. 4.3.3 Composites

          $418.00

          1. Table | CARBON FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 4.4 S-Glass

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        1. 4.4.1 Materials

          $206.00

          1. Table | S-GLASS FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 4.4.2 Producers

          $149.00

        3. 4.4.3 Composites

          $324.00

          1. Table | S-GLASS FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 4.5 Aramid

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        1. 4.5.1 Materials

          $259.00

          1. Table | ARAMID FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 4.5.2 Producers

          $155.00

        3. 4.5.3 Composites

          $343.00

          1. Table | ARAMID FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      6. 4.6 Other Fibers

        $647.00

        1. 4.6.1 Materials

          $280.00

          1. Table | OTHER FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 4.6.2 Producers

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        3. 4.6.3 Composites

          $171.00

          1. Table | OTHER FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 General

        $398.00

        1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2005-2025

      2. 5.2 Aerospace

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        1. 5.2.1 Aerospace Industry Outlook

          $180.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.2.2 High Performance Composite Demand

          $1,371.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

          2. CHART IV-2 AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY SECTOR, 2005-2025

          3. Table | COMMERCIAL AIRLINER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

          4. Table | MILITARY AIRCRAFT HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

          5. Table | OTHER AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Automotive & Industrial

        $1,585.00

        1. Table | AUTOMOTIVE & INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 5.3.1 Industrial

          $254.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

        3. 5.3.2 Pressure Vessels

          $259.00

          1. Table | PRESSURE VESSEL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        4. 5.3.3 Motor Vehicles

          $851.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

      4. 5.4 Energy

        $1,233.00

        1. Table | ENERGY MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 5.4.1 Wind Turbines

          $648.00

          1. Table | WIND ENERGY INDICATORS

          2. Table | WIND ENERGY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        3. 5.4.2 Oil & Gas

          $436.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS DRILLING INDICATORS

          2. Table | OIL & GAS HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

      5. 5.5 Defense & Safety

        $629.00

        1. 5.5.1 Government & Defense Spending Outlook

          $209.00

          1. Table | GOVERNMENT & DEFENSE EXPENDITURES

        2. 5.5.2 High Performance Composite Demand

          $359.00

          1. Table | DEFENSE & SAFETY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Consumer

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        1. Table | CONSUMER MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 5.6.1 Sporting Goods

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          1. Table | SPORTING GOODS SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | SPORTING GOODS HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        3. 5.6.2 Marine

          $382.00

          1. Table | RECREATIONAL BOATING SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MARINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        4. 5.6.3 Medical

          $535.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MEDICAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE SHIPMENTS BY FIBER

      7. 5.7 Construction & Other

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        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION & OTHER MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES

        2. 5.7.1 Construction

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          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

        3. 5.7.2 All Other

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          1. Table | ALL OTHER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER

    6. 6 RESINS

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      1. 6.1 General

        $234.00

        1. Table | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY RESIN

        2. CHART V-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY RESIN, 2015

      2. 6.2 Epoxy

        $257.00

        1. Table | EPOXY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      3. 6.3 Thermoplastics

        $325.00

        1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      4. 6.4 Phenolic Resins

        $196.00

        1. Table | PHENOLIC RESIN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET

      5. 6.5 Polyester

        $247.00

        1. Table | POLYESTER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Other Resins

        $266.00

        1. Table | OTHER RESIN DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES BY MARKET

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $2,524.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $267.00

        1. Table | US HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE INDUSTRY SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

        2. CHART VI-1 US HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE & RELATED SALES, 2015

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $604.00

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $377.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $265.00

      5. 7.5 Research & Development

        $268.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $234.00

      7. 7.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $508.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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