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Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets

Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastics: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for glass fiber reinforced plastics will grow from $31.4 billion in 2014 to nearly $44.4 billion by 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% between 2014 and 2019.

This report provides:

An overview the global markets and technologies for glass-fiber reinforced plastics.

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.

Information on end uses and applications for these materials including things such as storage tanks, house building materials, pipes, and corrosion resistant equipment; and applications including marine, transportation, electromagnetic neutrality, consumer goods, and aerospace & defense applications.

Breakdowns of the market by major types of glass fiber reinforced plastic, by major region, and by application.

Discussion covering suppliers of glass fiber reinforced plastic based on market share, product types, and geography.


The scope of this report is broad and covers many different applications of glass fiber reinforced plastic used globally in various types of applications. The market is broken down by applications of glass fiber reinforced plastic and by region. Revenue forecasts from 2014 to 2019 are given for each major type of glass fiber reinforced plastic by application and by region.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players in each of the regional markets for glass fiber reinforced plastic. It explains the major market drivers of the global glass fiber reinforced plastic industry, the current trends within the industry, major industry challenges, and the regional dynamics of the global glass fiber reinforced plastic market. The report concludes with a special focus on the supplier landscape. It includes detailed profiles of the major vendors in the glass fiber reinforced plastic industry globally, and discusses the market share of the major players by region.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYSTS' CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL FORECAST FOR THE GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION, 2013-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
DEFINITION
GLASS FIBER
GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC
THERMOSETTING RESIN
MAJOR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR GFRP
FIBERGLASS HAND LAY-UP OPERATION
SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND (SMC)
GLASS MAT THERMOPLASTIC (GMT)
PULTRUSION PROCESS
TABLE 1 RAW MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF GFRP BY APPLICATION (%)
APPLICATIONS OF GFRP
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
TANKS AND VESSELS
ADVANTAGES OF FIBER REINFORCED POLYMERS
DISADVANTAGES OF FRP MATERIALS
CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL MARKET FOR GLASS FIBER AND GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC
GLOBAL FORECAST FOR THE GLASS FIBER MARKET
GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER BY REGION
TABLE 2 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 3 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER VOLUME BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER VOLUME BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
GLOBAL FORECAST FOR THE GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET
GLOBAL FORECAST FOR THE GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 4 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 5 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY END
APPLICATION
TABLE 6 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 7 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
GLOBAL MARKET FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC
USED IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS BY REGION
TABLE 8 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 10 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 14 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 18 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN STORAGE TANK AND PIPE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN STORAGE TANK AND PIPE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 19 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN STORAGE TANK AND PIPE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN STORAGE TANK AND PIPE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN MARINE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC USED IN MARINE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN MARINE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME USED IN MARINE APPLICATIONS BY REGION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
CHAPTER 5 DRIVERS AND RESTRAINTS
GROWTH OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL AUTO PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2010-2013 (%)
FIGURE 22 CHINA AND WORLD AUTO PRODUCTION, 2008-2013 (MILLIONS)
FIGURE 23 SALE OF PASSENGER CARS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, 2008-2013 (%)
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
TABLE 22 REVENUE AND OPERATING PROFITS OF TOP 10 A &D COMPANIES, 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 24 NEW AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES, 2014-2033 (% OF UNITS)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC FLOW, THROUGH 2033 (BILLION RPKS)
FIGURE 25 NEW AIRCRAFT FLEET, 2013 AND 2033 (% OF UNITS)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL MILITARY EXPENDITURES BY REGION, THROUGH 2013 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL MILITARY EXPENDITURES BY REGION, 2013 (%)
TABLE 25 SALE OF PASSENGER AND FREIGHTER AIRCRAFT, THROUGH 2033 (UNITS)
RECOVERY OF GLOBAL ECONOMY
TABLE 26 GLOBAL GDP GROWTH RATE, 2008-2013 (CONSTANT PRICE) (%)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL GDP GROWTH RATE, 2014-2018 (CONSTANT PRICE) (%)
TABLE 28 U.S. GDP GROWTH RATE, 2014-2018 (CONSTANT PRICE) (%)
TABLE 29 CHINA GDP GROWTH RATE, 2014-2018 (CONSTANT PRICE) (%)
TABLE 30 INDIA GDP GROWTH RATE, 2014-2018 (CONSTANT PRICE) (%)
WIND TURBINES
FIGURE 27 GLOBAL WIND ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY (GIGAWATTS)
FIGURE 28 COUNTRY-WISE NEW INSTALLED WIND CAPACITY, H1 2014 (%)
FIGURE 29 TOP 10 COUNTRIES FOR INSTALLED WIND CAPACITY AS OF JUNE
(MEGAWATTS)
INFRASTRUCTURE
BOAT BUILDING
TABLE 31 NUMBER OF YACHT PROJECTS BY LENGTH, 2009-2014 (UNITS)
TABLE 32 TOP 10 YACHT-BUILDING NATIONS, 2013
STORAGE TANKS AND PIPES
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT, 2013 (%)
TABLE 33 THE U.S. CONSTRUCTION MARKET, 2010-2013 ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION SPENDING BY REGION, 2020 (%)
TABLE 34 KEY DRIVERS FOR THE BUILDING SECTOR, 2010-2050
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND CHANGING REGULATIONS
RISING RAW MATERIAL COST
FIGURE 32 RAW MATERIAL COMPOSITION OF FLAT GLASS, 2013 (%)
FIGURE 33 SODA ASH OUTPUT IN THE U.S., 2007-2012 (MILLION TONS)
FIGURE 34 SODA ASH OUTPUT IN CHINA, 2009-2012 (MILLION TONS/YEAR)
CHAPTER 6 SUPPLIER LANDSCAPE AND COMPANY PROFILES
ABAHSAIN FIBERGLASS M.E., WL.L.
ADVANCED GLASSFIBER YARNS (AGY) LLC
TABLE 35 ADVANCED GLASS FIBER YARNS (AGY) LLC’S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2012 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 35 ADVANCED GLASS FIBER YARNS (AGY) LLC'S REVENUE BY REGION, 2011 AND 2012 (%)
FIGURE 36 ADVANCED GLASS FIBER YARNS (AGY) LLC'S REVENUE BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2011 AND 2012 (%)
ASAHI GLASS CO. LTD.
TABLE 36 AGC'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2012 ($ MILLIONS)
ATLANTA FIBERGLASS, USA
AUGUSTA FIBERGLASS
BGF INDUSTRIES INC.
BINANI 3B-THE FIBREGLASS COMPANY
CAM ELYAF SAN A.S.
CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD.
TABLE 37 CENTRAL GLASS CO. LTD.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
CHANGZHOU TIANMA GROUP
CHEMPOSITE INC.
CHENGDU CHANG YUAN SHUN CO. LTD.
CHINA FIBERGLASS CO. LTD.
TABLE 38 CHINA FIBERGLASS CO. LTD.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
CHONGQING POLYCOMP INTERNATIONAL CORP.
CRANE COMPOSITES INC.
DENALI INC.
DIBA FIBERGLASS CO.
ENDURO COMPOSITES
FIBER GLASS INDUSTRIES INC.
FIBEREX GLASS CORP.
FIBERGRATE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES INC.
GUARDIAN FIBERGLASS
TABLE 39 GUARDIAN’S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
HEXCEL CORP.
TABLE 40 HEXCEL CORP.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
HOBAS ENGINEERING GMBH
JINWU GLASS FIBER CO. LTD.
JOHNS MANVILLE
JUSHI GROUP CO. LTD.
KCC CORP.
TABLE 41 KCC CORP.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
MCCLARIN PLASTICS INC.
MOLDED FIBER GLASS COMPANIES
NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO. LTD.
TABLE 42 NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO. LTD.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS)
NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO. LTD.
TABLE 43 NSG'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
NITTO BOSEKI CO. LTD.
TABLE 44 NITTO BOSEKI CO. LTD.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
OWENS CORNING
TABLE 45 OWENS CORNING'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
PASIA FIBER CO. LTD.
TABLE 46 PASIA FIBER CO. LTD.'S GLASS FIBER PRODUCTS
PD FIBREGLASS GROUP
PPG INDUSTRIES
TABLE 47 PPG INDUSTRIES' FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
RPS COMPOSITES INC.
SAERTEX GROUP
SAINT-GOBAIN VETROTEX
TABLE 48 SAINT-GOBAIN VETROTEX FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
SHAANXI HUATEK FIBERGLASS MATERIAL GROUP CO. LTD.
SINOMA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
TAISHAN FIBERGLASS INC.
TAIWAN GLASS INDUSTRIAL CORP.
TABLE 49 TGI'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
TECHNOL
TEXAS FIBERGLASS GROUP
TWIGA FIBERGLASS LTD.
ZCL COMPOSITES INC.
TABLE 50 ZCL COMPOSITES INC.'S FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 37 ZCL COMPOSITES INC.'S REVENUE BY REGION, 2012 AND 2013 (%)
FIGURE 38 ZCL COMPOSITES INC.'S REVENUE BY SEGMENT, 2012 AND 2013 (%)
CHAPTER 7 SPECIAL FOCUS ON CHINA
TABLE 51 CHINA FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 39 CHINA FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 52 CHINA FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 40 CHINA FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
CHAPTER 8 SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE U.S.
TABLE 53 U.S. FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 41 U.S. FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC MARKET BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)
TABLE 54 U.S. FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 (THOUSAND TONS)
FIGURE 42 U.S. FORECAST FOR GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC VOLUME BY END APPLICATION, 2014 AND 2019 (%)

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