Publication Month: Jan 2023 | Report Code: TIPRE00029802 | No. of Pages: 180 | Category: Chemicals and Materials | Status: Published
Composites are materials that consist of two or more chemically and physically different phases separated by a distinct interface. Most commercially produced composites use a polymer matrix material, often called a resin solution. Commonly used polymer matrices include polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, phenolic, polyimide, polyamide, polypropylene, and polyether ether ketone (PEEK). Low cost, easy processability, good chemical resistance, and low specific gravity are among the major advantages associated with polymer matrices.
The increasing uptake of composite resins in building & construction activities, and aerospace and military applications is contributing to the plastics for composites market growth. In addition, the demand for lightweight materials in vehicle manufacturing, to improve fuel efficiency, is another factor propelling the expansion of the market. Further, the rising demand for thermoplastic resins is contributing significantly to the overall plastic for composites market growth. Rigid fibers and more heat resistance, crack resistance, high strike resistance, and tough polymer matrix are the major characteristics of polymer composites that drive their popularity. Increasing investments in renewable energy generation are likely to trigger the demand for polymer composites over the coming years.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 23,337.24 Million in 2022|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 30,490.85 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 4.6% from 2022 to 2028|
|No. of Pages||180|
|No. of Tables||58|
|No. of Charts & Figures||81|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Type, and Technology|
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The composite resin is utilized in various applications, including construction and infrastructure, transportation, electrical & electronics, wind energy, pipelines and tanks, marine, and aerospace & military. Advanced materials are crucial for boosting the fuel economy of modern automobiles while ensuring safety and performance. Since it takes less energy to accelerate lighter objects than heavier ones, lightweight materials offer excellent potential for increasing vehicle efficiency. Therefore, high demand for composites from the automotive industry for the manufacturing of fuel-efficient, lightweight vehicles drives the plastics for composites market growth. End-use industries in emerging economies, such as China and India, are the major contributors to the rising demand for plastics for composites. The increasing need for lighter-weight materials to construct aviation components and parts has been another significant factor contributing to the growth of the plastics for composites market. Aircraft manufacturers are making efforts to enlarge primary thermoplastic structures in business jets and commercial aircraft. They have been the early adopters of long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.
Based on type, the plastics for composites market is segmented into thermoset (polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, polyurethane, and others) and thermoplastic (polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, and others). The thermoset segment held a larger share of the market in 2021. Thermoset is a popular polymer matrix material for fiber-reinforced composites. Common examples of thermosets include epoxies and polyesters. They are among the major types of matrix systems, specifically used in the aerospace industry. Thermoset matrix composites are more extensively used than thermoplastic matrix composites due to their lower viscosity at relatively low temperatures (less than 100°C), which better facilitates the resin/fiber wetting process. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the market for thermoset matrix components.
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Lanxess AG, Covestro AG, Celanese Corp, INEOS Group Holdings SA, Daicel Corp, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Solvay SA, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, and Arkema SA are among the key players operating in the plastics for composites market. The leading players adopt strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, and product launches to expand their geographic presence and consumer base. For instance, in June 2022, Lanxess AG launched a composite with polyamide 6 matrix based on “green” cyclohexane.
The "Plastics for Composites Market Analysis to 2028" is a specialized and in-depth study of the chemicals and materials industry, focusing on the plastics for composites market trend analysis. The report aims to provide an overview of the market with detailed segmentation. The plastics for composites market is segmented on the basis of type, technology, and geography. Based on the type, the market is segmented into thermoset (polyester, vinyl ester, epoxy, polyurethane, and others) and thermoplastic (polypropylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, and others). Based on technology, the market is segmented into injection molding, compression molding, pultrusion, resin infusion, and others. In terms of geography, the market is segmented into five main regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America. In 2021, Asia Pacific dominated the plastics for composites market. The region is expected to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. The automotive and construction industries in Asia Pacific are growing at a rapid pace. It is the most populated region in the world, and the region hosts one of the world's most rapidly developing construction industries. These factors contribute to a high demand for plastics for composites in Asia Pacific.