Glass Fiber Market Global Analysis and Industry Share to 2027

Glass Fiber Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Fiber Type (E/ECR-Glass Fiber, S-Glass Fiber, C-Glass Fiber , and Others), Product Type (Single-End Roving, Multi-End Roving, Woven Roving, and Others ), Application (Marine, Transportation, Aerospace, Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Consumer Goods, and Others ), and Manufacturing Process (Hand Lay Up, Spray Up, Prepreg Lay Up, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Resin Infusion, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00012669
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 194
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The glass fiber market was valued at US$ 14,193.55 million in 2019 and is projected to be worth US$ 19,837.62 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2020 to 2027.

Glass fiber is a material consisting of extremely fine filaments of glass that are combined in yarn and woven into fabrics. It is made by blending and melting silica (SiO2), limestone, and soda ash in a three-stage furnace, extruding the molten glass through a bushing in the bottom of the forehearth and then cooling the filaments with water. Glass fibers possess excellent corrosion resistance, higher stiffness and strength, and high tensile strength along with high-temperature tolerance and durability. These fibers find their application in end-use industries such as automotive, construction, marine, wind energy, and aerospace & defense. However, the challenges of the production process, cost-intensive nature of new technologies and low profit margins of glass fiber are limiting the market growth.

In 2019, Asia Pacific contributed to the largest share in the global glass fiber market APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market for glass fibers in the coming years. With the growth of transportation, construction, electrical & electronics, aerospace, and other industries, the demand for glass fiber has substantially gone up in the region. Construction industry is among the major consumers of glass fibers. Rapid infrastructural development in emerging markets such as India and China is driving the demand for advanced glass fibers. For instance, Indian government has made tremendous efforts to improve residential and transport infrastructure. According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in in the construction development sector and infrastructure activities stood at US$ 25.78 billion and US$ 17.22 billion, between April 2000 and September 2020, respectively. Continuous investments in the infrastructure development are going to largely boost the consumption of glass fiber. In addition, Glass fibers are also used in marine, wing energy, and consumer goods industry, these industries are also experiencing high investment from government and thus supporting the growth of glass fibers market in region.

COVID-19 first began in Wuhan (China) during December 2019 and since then it has spread at a fast pace across the globe. As of March 2021, the US, India, Brazil, Russia, France, the UK, Turkey, Italy, and Spain are some of the worst affected countries in terms confirmed cases and reported deaths. The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting economies and industries in various countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. In addition to this, the global travel bans imposed by countries in Europe, Asia, and North America are affecting the business collaborations and partnerships opportunities. All these factors are anticipated to affect the chemicals and materials industry in a negative manner, thus act as restraining factor for the growth of glass fiber market.

Geographic Overview of Glass Fiber Market

Geographic Overview of Glass Fiber Market
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Market Insights

Growing Demand for Glass Fibers from Construction Industry

Glass fibers are used for insulation, surface coating, cladding, and roofing raw material in the construction sector. They are inexpensive and possess mechanical properties such as stiffness, flexibility, transparency, resistance to chemical outbreak and inertness approximately equal to other fibers, including polymers and carbon fibers. Glass fibers are used in glass fiber reinforced concrete, which is utilized in the construction of walls, fireplace surrounds, foundations, cladding, vanity tops, and concrete countertops. It is mainly used in exterior building facade wall panels and as architectural precast concrete. Glass fibers act as the main carrier providing high tensile strength and making the concrete flexible and resistant to cracking. Alkali-resistant glass fibers (ARGF) are widely used in construction materials. ARGFs significantly improve the tensile strength, flexural toughness, modulus of rupture, and wearing resistance of concrete. Such concrete is used for crack prevention, thus, finds wide applications in the construction sector.

Rapid development of the global construction industry is expected to increase the demand for glass fibers. New construction of residential buildings in developed countries such as the US is supporting the demand for glass fibers. For instance, according to the US Census Bureau, in March 2020, the total residential housing units in the US authorized by building permits were at an annual rate of 1,353,000 representing 5% growth over March 2019. Apart from this, strong economic growth of emerging markets, such as China and India, is resulting into robust infrastructural development. These countries are experiencing an increase in construction of new buildings; maintenance and repairs, remodeling, or renovating of existing structures; on-site assembly of precut; construction of temporary buildings; and installation of specialized building utilities such as elevators and escalators. All these factors are anticipated to create consistent demand for glass fibers in the construction industry.

Fiber Type Insights

Based on fiber type, global glass fiber market is segmented intoE/ECR-Glass Fiber, S-Glass Fiber, C-Glass Fiber, and Others. The E/ECR-Glass Fiber segment led the glass fiber market with the highest market share in 2019. E-glass is an electronic glass and is one of the leading types of glass fibers with properties such as high-strength, good insulation, water-resistance, and corrosion resistance. E-glass fibers are the most extensively used of all fibrous reinforcements and fiber-reinforced composites due to their reasonable cost, low elastic moduli and early development than other glass fibers. On the other hand, ECR glass is like E-glass but without fluorine and boron. ECR glass fibers are environmentally friendly, excellent acid-resistance, water-resistance, temperature resistance, and alkali-resistance. Besides, ECR Glass fiber has excellent dielectric strength, lower electrical leakage, and greater surface resistance. ECR glass fiber, which is manufactured under ASTM-D578-1999 standard since January 2005, is suitable for all e-glass applications, apart from transparent FRP(Fibre-Reinforced Plastic) panel applications. The extensive use of E/ECR glass fiber in cars, electronics, and electronic appliances is expected to drive the segment growth during the forecast period.

Global Glass Fiber Market, By Fiber Type – 2019 and 2027

Global Glass Fiber Market, By Fiber Type – 2019 and 2027
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Product Type Insights

Based on product type, global glass fiber market is segmented intosingle-end roving, multi-end roving, woven roving, and others. The others segment led the global glass fiber market in 2019. The others segment includes Fabrics, CSM, CFM, DUCS, CS, OptiSpray Roving, Cem-FILRoving.Direct Roving, and others. OptiSpray Roving represents a compelling solution for fabricators, which want to save time and resin while enhancing product performance. Cem-FIL Roving is an alkali resistant glass fiber assembled roving produced for use in manufacturing glass fiber reinforced concrete composites by the simultaneous spray method. Cem-FILRoving offers advantages such as alkali resistant glass, good unwinding, easy chopping, and high split efficiency, perfect for use with complex profiles and great mechanical performance. Manufacturers such as Owens Corning offer OptiSpray F Roving, Cem-FILRoving 5325, Cem-FILRoving 62.4, Cem-FIL Roving 62/70. Saint-Gobain Vetrotex offers Direct Roving, which is a splice-free single-end roving made of E-Glass and suitable for multiple textile technologies.

Application Insights

Based on application, global glass fiber market is segmented intomarine, transportation, aerospace, construction, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, and others

The Transportation segment led the global glass fiber market in 2019. The glass fiber is used in the transportation industry, such as roof panels, doors, windows, cooling ventilators, luggage bins, seats, and headrest back panels. The glass fiber has a higher strength-to-weight ratio, which is an essential factor in manufacturing automobiles. These factors are anticipated to propel the growth of the glass fiber market in the transportation industry during the forecast period.

Manufacturing Process Insights

Based on manufacturing process, global glass fiber market is segmented into hand lay up, spray up, prepreg lay up, injection molding, compression molding, resin infusion, and others. The Others segment led the global glass fiber market in 2019. Others segment includes pultrusion, centrifugal casting, hybrid injection-molding/thermoforming, and others. Pultrusion is a low-cost, simple, continuous process, which has been used for decades with glass fiber and polyester resins. Still, in recent times the process also has found application in advanced composites applications. Pultrusion produces smooth finished parts that usually do not require post-processing.  In the centrifugal casting method, epoxy or vinyl ester resin is infused into a 150G centrifugally spinning mold, penetrating the woven fabric wrapped around the mold’s interior surface. 

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Glass Fiber Market: Strategic Insights

Glass Fiber Market

  • CAGR (2019 - 2027)
    4.3%
  • Market Size 2019
    US$ 14.19 Billion
  • Market Size 2027
    US$ 19.84 Billion

Market Dynamics

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Key Players

  • Johns Manville
  • Jushi Co., Ltd.
  • Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC)
  • Goa Glass Fiber Ltd
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Vetrotex
  • Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.
  • Taishan Fiberglass Inc
  • Taiwan Glass Group

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Fiber Type
  • E/ECR-Glass Fiber
  • S-Glass Fiber
  • C-Glass Fiber
  • Others
Product Type
  • Single-End Roving
  • Multi-End Roving
  • Woven Roving
  • Others
Application
  • Marine
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others
Manufacturing Process
  • Hand Lay Up
  • Spray Up
  • Prepreg Lay Up
  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Resin Infusion
  • Others
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Johns Manville; Jushi Co., Ltd.; Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC); Goa Glass Fiber Ltd; Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd; Saint-Gobain Vetrotex; Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.; Taishan Fiberglass Inc; Taiwan Glass Group; and Owens Corning are among the major market players operating in the glass fiber market. These companies offer their products worldwide, which helps them in catering to a wider customer base. These major players in the market are highly focused on the development of high quality and innovative products to fulfill the customer’s requirements. Over the past few years, the companies operating in the market have realized the immense potential pertaining to the glass fiber market and were highly involved in strategies such as mergers & acquisition and product launch. For instance, For Instance, in 2020, Jushi launched E9 ultra-high-modulus glass fiber for the promotion of the development of lightweight wind turbine blades.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the global glass fiber market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the global glass fiber market from 2017 to 2027
  • Estimation of the demand for glass fiber across various industries
  • PEST analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry to predict market growth
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario and the demand for glass fiber
  • Market trends and outlook coupled with factors driving and restraining the growth of the glass fiber market
  • Decision-making process by understanding strategies that underpin commercial interest with regard to global glass fiber market growth
  • Glass fiber market size at various nodes of market
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the global glass fiber market as well as its dynamics in the industry
  • Glass fiber market size in various regions with promising growth opportunities

Global Glass Fiber Market, by Fiber Type

  • E/ECR-Glass Fiber
  • S-Glass Fiber
  • C-Glass Fiber
  • Others

Global Glass Fiber Market, by Product Type

  • Single-End Roving
  • Multi-End Roving
  • Woven Roving
  • Others

Global Glass Fiber Market, by Application


  • Marine
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

Global Glass Fiber Market, by Manufacturing Process


  • Hand Lay Up
  • Spray Up
  • Prepreg Lay Up
  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Resin Infusion
  • Others

Company Profiles

  • Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC)
  • Johns Manville
  • China Jushi Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd.
  • Owens Corning
  • SAINT GOBAIN S.A.
  • Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.
  • Taishan Fiberglass Inc.(CTG)
  • Taiwan Glass Group
  • Goa Glass Fibre Limited

Glass Fiber Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2019 US$ 14.19 Billion
Market Size by 2027 US$ 19.84 Billion
Global CAGR (2019 - 2027) 4.3%
Historical Data 2017-2018
Forecast period 2020-2027
Segments Covered By Fiber Type
  • E/ECR-Glass Fiber
  • S-Glass Fiber
  • C-Glass Fiber
  • Others
By Product Type
  • Single-End Roving
  • Multi-End Roving
  • Woven Roving
  • Others
By Application
  • Marine
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others
By Manufacturing Process
  • Hand Lay Up
  • Spray Up
  • Prepreg Lay Up
  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Resin Infusion
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Johns Manville
  • Jushi Co., Ltd.
  • Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC)
  • Goa Glass Fiber Ltd
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Vetrotex
  • Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.
  • Taishan Fiberglass Inc
  • Taiwan Glass Group
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    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Fiber Type , Product Type , Application , and Manufacturing Process

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Can you list some of the major players operating in the global glass fiber market?

    The key players providing glass fibers are Johns Manville; Jushi Co., Ltd.; Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC); Goa Glass Fiber Ltd; Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd; Saint-Gobain Vetrotex; Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.; Taishan Fiberglass Inc; Taiwan Glass Group; and Owens Corning among others

    Which region held the largest share of the global glass fiber market?

    In 2019 , the pressure vessel composite materials market was dominated by Asia Pacific. With the growth of transportation, construction, electrical & electronics, aerospace, and other industries, the demand for glass fiber has substantially gone up in the region. Construction industry is among the major consumers of glass fibers. Rapid infrastructural development in emerging markets such as India and China is driving the demand for advanced glass fibers. In addition, Glass fibers are also used in marine, wing energy and consumer goods industry, these industries are also experiencing high investment from government and thus supporting the growth of glass fibers market in region.

    Based on fiber type, why E/ECR-glass fiber segment accounted for the largest share in the global glass fiber market?

    In 2019, The E/ECR-glass fiber segment accounted for a larger share of the global glass fiber market. E-glass is among the leading types of glass fibers with properties such as high-strength, good insulation, water-resistance, and corrosion resistance. It is extensively used in aerospace, marine, and industrial applications. Apart from this, E-glass finds vast applications in automotive & transport, construction, wind energy and pipes & tanks due to its beneficial characteristics and low-cost. ECR-glass fiber also called electronic glass fiber has a high mechanical strength, good waterproofing ratio and electrical acidic and alkali corrosion resistance as compared to E-glass fiber. It is used in transparent GRP panel applications. Growing demand from various end-use industries has spurred the growth of this segment during the forecast period.

    The List of Companies - Global Glass Fibers Market

    1. Johns Manville
    2. Jushi Co., Ltd.
    3. Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC)
    4. Goa Glass Fiber Ltd
    5. Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd
    6. Saint-Gobain Vetrotex
    7. Sichuan Weibo New Material Group Co., Ltd.
    8. Taishan Fiberglass Inc
    9. Taiwan Glass Group
    10. Owens Corning

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