Composites are becoming increasingly important in many different industries.
The need to save energy is fuelling the increase of composites in aerospace
sector, and in the automotive sector. The necessity to diversify away from
traditional sources of energy is increasing demand for wind energy, another
sector important for composites demand. Composites are also sought after in
sectors dealing with corrosion and construction, as they are strong, resistant
to damage and easy to install. The composites market has bright prospects
ahead and as a consequence, Visiongain has determined that the value of the
global composites market in 2012 will reach $62.6bn.
Glass fibre composites are the most popular due to their cheap price and ease
of manufacturing, and will remain as the largest submarket (both in volume and
value) of composites throughout the forecast period. Carbon fibre composites
are expensive, but favoured in demanding applications such as the aerospace
and automotive industries. Strong growth prospects are forecasted as increased
energy prices push manufacturers to save costs through using innovative
materials. Aramid fibre composites are in demand in security and
high-vibration applications, and it is predicted that new uses for aramid
fibre will be developed over the forecast period. Other fibre composites and
hybrids are forecasted to grow strongly, as sophisticated and purpose-built
composites will become necessary for new applications.
In the North American, European and other developed markets around the world
composites are becoming more complex, and increasingly high-value. While the
current economic conditions are reducing investment in many industries,
composites sales are expected to remain robust, and increase considerably once
economic conditions improve. Emerging and developing markets in the Middle
East, Africa, Asia and South America have a robust demand for composites as
well. Many industries in these countries are taking their first forays into
using composites - as a consequence the composites demand in these regions is
forecasted to be high. Over the long term as the industries in these regions
develop and require more sophisticated composites, the global composites
demand is forecasted to accelerate.
The report contains 115 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in
order to explain developing trends within the composites market. Visiongain
provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the
global composites market, as well as for 4 submarkets of the composites market
(glass fibre composites, carbon fibre composites, aramid fibre composites,
other fibre / hybrid composites). In addition, 17 leading national composites
markets are forecast and analysed by Visiongain over the period 2012-2022. The
report also provides profiles of 17 leading companies operating within the
market, and includes 3 exclusive interviews with principal composites
companies, providing expert insight alongside Visiongain analysis.
Unique Selling Points
Comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the composites market from
Analysis and forecasting informed by extensive expert consultation with
industry leaders. You will be able to read full transcripts of interviews from
3 leading companies involved within the composites market.
115 tables, charts and graphs that quantify, analyse and forecast the
changing dynamics of the composites market between 2012-2022.
Forecasts and analysis for the global composites market between 2012-2022
Forecasts and analysis for 4 composites submarkets by fibre type from
Forecasts and analysis for 17 leading national composites markets, as well
as rest of the world figures and projections for the period 2012-2022
Analysis of the forces that influence and characterise the composites
Profiles of 17 leading companies operating within the composites market.
This report has been compiled by combining information obtained from a very
wide and rich mixture of primary and secondary research sources, producing a
broad industry overview. Visiongain sought opinions from leading figures in
the composites market to underpin the analysis of market drivers and
restraints. The study draws on a diverse range of official corporate and
governmental announcements, media reports, policy documents, industry
statements and expert opinion as a basis for discussing and predicting
developments in the composites market between 2012 and 2022. Visiongain
considers that this methodology results in an accurate, objective mixture of
analyses and forecasts.?
Why you should buy The Composites Market 2012-2022: Glass Fibre, Carbon Fibre & Aramid Fibre
You will gain an understanding of the composites market and learn how it
will evolve over the next decade, with detailed global sales forecasts from
2012 to 2022.
You will receive national sales forecasts for the 17 largest composites
markets for 2012-2022, and gain insight into the specific market drivers and
restraints in each national market.
The forecasts and analysis are underpinned by extensive expert
consultation. Transcripts of three original interviews are included within the
report with expert insight from:
DSM composite Resins; manufacturer and developer of resins for
A composite reinforcement manufacturer,
You will be able to study 116 tables, charts and graphs quantifying the
composites market in detail over the period 2012-2022.
You will gain knowledge of who the leading players are within the
You will receive a SWOT analysis for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities
and threats to the composites market from 2012 onwards.
You will be able to understand the future prospects for different
composites and the market prospects in different world regions
What is the structure of the report?
Chapter 1 is an executive summary
Chapter 2 introduces composites markets. It discusses what composites are,
what the differences between different types of matrices and fibres are, and
in what kind of applications the different kinds of composites are used.
Chapter 3 introduces the global market for composites and analyses
geographical trends in the global composites markets.
Chapter 4 analyses and forecasts the growth of the composites submarkets by
fibre type - glass fibre composites, carbon fibre composites, aramid fibre
composites and other fibre / hybrid composites markets.
Chapter 5 discusses and forecasts the growth of the 17 leading national
markets in the global composites industry.
Chapter 6 identifies and examines the major issues affecting composites
markets. The chapter includes a SWOT analysis of the composites markets,
discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the
composites markets. The chapter explains the impact of phenomena such as
increased energy prices, recycling initiatives and renewable energy demand.
Chapter 7 includes three full transcripts of exclusive visiongain interviews
with leading companies in the global composites industry. This interview
includes insight into the key developments and market growth potential of
Chapter 8 identifies and discusses the leading companies in the composites
market and provides key information on these companies.
Chapter 9 is a summary of the report, highlighting central conclusions and
data from visiongain's research and analysis.
Chapter 10 provides a glossary for the reader.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Composites Market Overview
1.2 Benefits of this Report
1.3 Highlights of this Report
1.4 Whom is the Report for?
1.6 Overview of the Report
1.7 The Global Composites Market 2012-2022
1.8 The Leading National Composites Markets 2012-2022
1.9 Composites Submarkets by Fibre Type 2012-2022
2. Introduction to the Composites Market
2.1 Definition of the Composites Market
2.2 What Are Composites?
2.2.1 What Are Composites Used In?
2.3.4 Other Common Fibres
2.4.1 Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC)
2.4.2 Metal Matrix Composite (MMC)
2.4.3 Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
2.6 Composites Industry Participants
3. Global Composites Market 2012-2022
3.1 Global Composites Market Forecast 2012-2022
3.2 Geographical Analysis of the Global Composites Market
3.2.1 Europe: Composites Market Analysis
3.2.2 North America: Composites Market Analysis
3.2.3 Latin America: Composites Market Analysis
3.2.4 Asia-Pacific: Composites Market Analysis
3.2.5 Middle East and Africa: Composites Market Analysis
4. Sub-Markets of the Composites Market by Fibre Type