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The Global Market for Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements, Natural Fibers & Nanocomposites

The Global Market for Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements, Natural Fibers & Nanocomposites

The global reinforced plastic composite market will grow from 14.8 billion pounds in 2015 to about 17.6 billion pounds by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% for the period of 2015-2020.

This report provides:
An overview of the global market for reinforced plastic composites including resins, fillers, reinforcements, natural fibers & nanocomposites.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.
Segmentation of the major components of this market into its resin, technology, and applications components.
Coverage of relevant applications including automotive; construction/infrastructure including anti-corrosion and panel products; marine markets; aerospace; electronic parts/components; appliances; consumer products (sport and leisure, lawn/garden products, etc.); and a miscellaneous category.
Analysis of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
Profiles of major players in the industry.


SCOPE OF THE STUDY

This report covers both thermosets and thermoplastics that use reinforcements to increase their respective property profiles for 2014, 2015 and 2020. These fibrous reinforcements include all glass fiber variants, carbon, boron, ceramic, aramid and stainless steel fibers, and so forth.

There is some confusion as to the overlapping of the terms “reinforced plastics” and “composites.” According to several standard plastic dictionaries, these two terms are considered synonymous. However, one distinction between these two terms, cited by some within the industry, is that composites refer to those reinforced resins that can “support a load” or are “structurally reinforced.” This definition is also somewhat arbitrary since it is not clear what constitutes “supporting a load” or “structurally reinforced.”

Therefore, in this report, to simplify matters, the term “reinforced plastic composites” will be used to depict market sizes and forecasts. Since reinforcements are almost always based on fibers, the term “fiber-reinforced” is somewhat redundant and will not used unless it is a significant issue.

Within the text of the report, the terms “reinforced plastics” and/or “composites” will be used depending on the sources of information and BCC Research’s perception and analysis of these specific instances.

Readers should be aware that, in many instances, upgraded resins have been called both “reinforced” and/or “composites.” In addition, most resins being reinforced with what are called “advanced” reinforcements such as carbon fibers and aramid are most often termed “composites” especially in the construction, aerospace, auto and several other industries such as wind energy and anti-corrosion, among others.

Current and forecasted quantitative market estimates will be provided for all appropriate thermoset and thermoplastic reinforced composites by application, along with detailed descriptions of the major types of reinforcements. Furthermore, the volumes of products shown in the tables refer only to the estimated weight of the resins and exclude weights of reinforcements. The quantitative information contained in all data tables refers to the global market.

Applications in this report include automotive; construction/infrastructure, including other construction products, panels and bathroom products; anti-corrosion products; marine markets; aerospace (mostly aircraft); electronic parts/components; appliances; and consumer products such as medical devices, sport and leisure, and lawn/garden products as well as a miscellaneous market, which covers the power market and other transportation areas such as rail, wind energy products and others.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
STUDY GOALS
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 3 REINFORCEMENTS
OVERVIEW
NONFIBROUS
TALCS
Background
Grades
Applications
MICA
Background
Properties
Applications
Thermosets
Thermoplastics
WOLLASTONITE
Background
Applications
SILICAS
FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTICS
OVERVIEW
FIBER
FIBROUS MATERIALS
BACKGROUND
REINFORCEMENT TYPES
Overview
Mats
Woven Fabrics
Knitted Fabrics
Braids
Preforms
Glass Fiber Reinforcements
Overview
Production
Types of Fiberglass
Background
Types of Glass Fibers
Sizing
Microspheres
Background
Solid Microspheres
Hollow Microspheres
TABLE 1 ADVANTAGES OF SOLID GLASS MICROSPHERES
Applications
Glass Fiber Suppliers
TABLE 2 IMPORTANT GLASS FIBER SUPPLIERS
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Institute (FRPI)
New Developments
Evonik Introduces New Glass Fiber Compound
Carbon Fibers
Background
Manufacture
TABLE 3 LEADING GLOBAL CARBON FIBER PRODUCERS
Product Types
TABLE 4 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CARBON
COMPOSITES
Applications
Large Users of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
The Military
Commercial Aircraft
Automotive
Producers
End-of-Life Recycling
Recent Developments
Hexcel and Toray to Expand Carbon Fiber Production in Europe
Carbon Fiber Materials Introduced in North America
One of the World's Largest Carbon Fiber Plants Gets Bigger
Carbon Fibers Moves onto Large-Scale Auto Production
Avcorp Acquires SGL Division
Aramid Fibers
Background
Production
Properties/Characteristics
Usage
Ceramic Fibers
Background
Applications
Suppliers
A New Development
Ceramic-Matrix Composites (CMCs) Heat Up
Boron Fibers
Stainless Steel Fibers
Natural Fibers
Background
How Much Fiber to Use
Types of Natural Fibers
Overview
Flax Fibers
Jute Fibers
Kenaf Fibers
Hemp Fibers
Degradation Temperatures of Natural Fibers
Global Cultivation of Selected Natural Fibers
TABLE 5 KEY NATURAL FIBERS AND MAJOR CULTIVATION AREAS
Processing
Comparison with Glass Fibers
Cellulose Fibers
Pricing
Review of Possible Stumbling Blocks to Natural Fiber Reinforcements
Automotive Applications
Other Potential Applications
Some Recent Developments
Ford Planning to Use Natural Fiber-Reinforced Resins
Composite Panel Systems uses Natural Fiber
Ford Plans to Use Wheat Straw-Reinforced Plastics
Kenaf Fiber-Reinforced Unsaturated Polyesters
Market Estimates and Forecasts
POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES
BACKGROUND
CHARACTERISTICS
BENEFITS
MECHANICAL ASPECTS
DISADVANTAGES OF NANOSIZED ADDITIONS
PROCESSES
EARLY WORK WITH PLASTICS
APPLICATIONS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Carbon Nanotubes Take the Load in Composites
CARBON NANOTUBES
OVERVIEW
POTENTIAL USE IN PLASTICS
A NEW DEVELOPMENT
NANOCOMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
TABLE 6 KEY NANOCOMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
CHAPTER 4 REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES
BACKGROUND
THERMOSETS
OVERVIEW
TABLE 7 SELECTED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND PROPERTIES OF REINFORCED THERMOSET COMPOSITES
PROCESSING
Background
Hand Lay-Up
Spray-Up
Pultrusion
Filament Winding
Reinforced Reaction Injection Molding (RRIM)
SHEET MOLDING COMPOUNDS (SMC)
Background
Advantages
SMC Process Choices
SMC Formulations
TABLE 8 TYPICAL SMC FORMULATIONS (WEIGHT PERCENT)
Technology
Advantages
SMC Compounders
TABLE 9 KEY SMC PRODUCERS
Markets
Other Process Challenges
Use of Nanoparticles
Applications
New Developments
Direct Process for Mixing and Molding SMC
SMC Products for Mass Transit
A New SMC Center
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS (BMC)
Overview
Background
Technology
Advantages
Applications
BMC Compounders
THERMOPLASTICS
BACKGROUND
REINFORCEMENT DETAILS
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Infusable Thermoplastics Made via In-Situ Polymerization
Commingled Carbon Thermoplastic Yarns
Chopped Carbon Fiber/Thermoplastic Prepreg
Thermoplastic Composites Save Time and Labor on Small Crucial Parts
European Thermoplastic Composites Usage Increasing
COMMODITY THERMOPLASTICS
Background
Polypropylene
Background
Properties
Applications
Upgraded Polypropylene
Reinforced Polypropylenes
Overview
High-Impact Grades
Long Glass-Fiber Polypropylene
Reinforced Polypropylene Products
TABLE 10 TRADE NAMES OF KEY FIBER-REINFORCED
POLYPROPYLENE
New Reinforced Polypropylene Products
Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites
Borealis
Cellulose Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene
Producers
TABLE 11 KEY GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES (BILLION POUNDS/YEAR)
Recent Developments
Biofiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites
Long-Glass Polypropylene Improves Impact at Lower Cost
RTP Introduces Cellulose Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene
Composites
Polyethylenes
Background
Need for Additives
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Overview
Background
Processing of HDPE
Producers
TABLE 12 LEADING GLOBAL HDPE PRODUCERS (BILLION LBS/YEAR)
Reinforced Polyethylenes
Some Details on Commercial Reinforced HDPE Composites
Lignocellulosic Filler/Recycled HDPE Composites Effect on Filler
Type
Flax Fiber-Reinforced Polyethylenes
Cellulose Fiber HDPE Composites
Recent Developments
Coconut Fiber-Reinforced HDPE
Polyamide Fiber-Reinforced HDPE
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 13 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMMODITY THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 15 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION
POUNDS)
POLYSTYRENE
General Purpose Polystyrene
High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
Background
Properties
Applications
Recent Styrenic Polymer Producer Changes
Global Market Players and Industry Leaders
Processing
Overview
TABLE 16 FABRICATION METHODS AND USES FOR POLYSTYRENE
Polystyrene Composite Products
Extruded Polystyrene Foam Composite Panels
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 17 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYSTYRENE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS)
Background
Properties
Processing
Grades
Production
Reinforced ABS Applications
Examples of Reinforced ABS Products
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 18 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED ABS COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
STYRENE MALEIC ANHYDRIDE (SMA)
Background
Reinforced SMA Composites
Specific Examples of Specific Reinforced Grades
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED SMA COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
STYRENE-ACRYLONITRILE COPOLYMERS (SAN)
Overview
Properties
Producers
Reinforced SAN Composite Products
ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS (ETPS)
Background
Polyamides
Background
Properties
Processing
Alloying/Blending of Polyamides
Applications
Major Types
Polyamide 66
Polyamide 6
Producers and Capacities
TABLE 20 KEY GLOBAL POLYAMIDE RESIN PRODUCERS
Capacity Additions and Other Changes
DSM Increases Capacity for New Polyamides
Arkema Increases Production of Rilsan Polyamides
Ube Begins Polyamide Production in South America
DuPont Goes Ahead with Asian Polyamide Expansion Plans
Lanxess Plans New Polyamide Plant
Evonik to Build Polyamide 12 Plants in Asia and Europe
Rhodia Ups Polyamide Production
Arkema Increases Polyamide Capacities in Asia
BASF Expands Polyamide Capacity
Reinforced Polyamide Composites
Examples of Commercial Reinforced Polyamide Composites
TABLE 21 SELECTED EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT REINFORCED POLYAMIDE COMPOSITES
New Developments
Thermoformed Polyamide for Marine Applications
Glass-Filled Thermoformed Polyamide
Polyamide Photovoltaic Mounting Systems
Polyamides Provides Needed Requirements for Ball Bearings
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 22 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYAMIDE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYAMIDE COMPOSITES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
Background
Properties
Applications
Reinforced PBT Products
TABLE 24 KEY REINFORCED PBT COMPOSITES BY TRADE NAME
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Overview
Glycol Modified PET Polyester (PETG)
Engineering-Grade PET
Reinforced PET
Examples of Reinforced PET Products
TABLE 25 KEY REINFORCED PET COMPOSITES BY TRADE NAME
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 26 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTER COMPOSITES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Polycarbonates
Background
General Grades
Impact of Bisphenol A on Polycarbonate Usage
Processing
Properties
Property Advantages and Disadvantages
Brief Review of Applications
Polymer Alloys/Blends
Major Polycarbonate Producers
TABLE 28 SELECTED MAJOR POLYCARBONATE PRODUCERS AND
TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS
Reinforced Polycarbonates
TABLE 29 SELECTED COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT REINFORCED POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITES BY TRADE NAME AND SUPPLIER
Recent Development
Bayer Reinforced Polycarbonates Have Lighter, Thinner Laptops
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 30 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Polyacetals
Background
Grades
Properties
Processing
Producers
TABLE 31 KEY GLOBAL POLYACETAL TRADE-NAMED PRODUCTS
AND PRODUCERS
Typical Applications
TABLE 32 TYPICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLYACETALS
Examples of Polyacetal Reinforced Products
Examples of Reinforced Polyactals
Long Glass-Reinforced Polyacetals
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 33 GLOBAL REINFORCED POLYACETAL COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Polyphenylene Sulfides (PPS)
Background
Properties
Advantages and Disadvantages
Producers
Applications
PPS Reinforced Products
TABLE 34 KEY REINFORCED POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE COMPOSITE PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 35 GLOBAL REINFORCED POLYPHENYLENE SULFIDE COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Developments
Blowmolded PPS for High-Temperature Auto Applications
Chevron Phillips Product Line Expansion
Celanese's Fortron Reinforced Grades
Polyimides/PEI/PAI
Properties
Polyetherimides (PEIs)
Background
Properties
Producers
Applications
Polyamides/-imides
Overview
Properties
Applications
Key Polyimide Products and Producers
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 36 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYIMIDE COMPOSITES, BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Polyimide Developments
Braid-Reinforced Polyimide Tubing
Carbon-Fiber PEI Replaces Aluminum
Liquid Crystal Polymers
Background
Properties
Applications
Background
Electronic/Electrical
LCP Reinforced Products
Producers
TABLE 37 KEY GLOBAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER PRODUCERS AND ESTIMATED CAPACITIES
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 38 GLOBAL REINFORCED LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Developments and Products
DuPont Zenite 7130 BK LCP Glass Reinforced Liquid Crystal
Polymer
Polysulfones
Background
Types of Polysulfones
Grades
Further Application Details
Polysulfone Producers and Trade-named Products
Reinforced Polysulfone Products
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 39 GLOBAL REINFORCED POLYSULFONE COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
A New Development
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polysulfone-A New Implant Material
Polymer Alloys/Blends
Background
PC/ABS
Background
Grades and Properties
Applications
Reinforced Grades
PPO/HIPS
Background
Properties and Advantages
Grades
Processing
Specific Applications of Reinforced Noryl Grades
Other Applications
PPO/Polyamides
Background and Properties
Grades and Applications
PC/PBT
Background
Properties
Applications
PC/PET
Other Polymer Alloys/Blends
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 40 GLOBAL REINFORCED POLYMER ALLOYS/BLENDS COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Products and Developments of Polymer Alloys/Blends
PBT/ASA Low Warpage Resins
OTHER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS
Polyketones
Background
Properties
Polyketone Composites
Applications
Producers
New PEEK Products and Developments
Reinforced Polyketone Polymer Compositions
Customized High-Performance Polyketones
Kadel Polyketones
PEEK Masterbatches
Carbon-Fiber PEEK Compounds
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 41 GLOBAL MARKET FOR OTHER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
MARKET SUMMARY FOR REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS/COMPOSITES
TABLE 42 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 5 OTHER IMPORTANT GROUPINGS OF REINFORCED
PLASTICS/COMPOSITES
OVERVIEW
GLASS MAT THERMOPLASTICS (GMTS)
OVERVIEW
BACKGROUND
TECHNOLOGY
APPLICATIONS
MARKET SIZE
LONG FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS (LFRTS)
BACKGROUND
OTHER FACTORS
PROCESSING
PROPERTIES
BENEFITS
LIMITATIONS
RESIN MATRICES
SUPPLIERS
SUMMARY
CELSTRAN'S PRODUCTS
IMPORTANT GLOBAL PLAYERS IN LFRTS
MARKET SIZE
TABLE 43 GLOBAL LFRT DEMAND BY INDUSTRY (%)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Production of LFRT Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics via Pultrusion
Increased Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Automotive Usage
Very Long Fibers
Celstran Long Fiber Advantages
Other Auto Advances with LFRTs
New Polypropylene LFRT for Automotive Parts
THERMOSET RESINS
OVERVIEW
FIBER-REINFORCED GRADES
OUTLOOK
GENERAL PROPERTIES
TABLE 44 REINFORCED THERMOSET PLASTIC COMPOSITE PROPERTIES AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
UNSATURATED POLYESTERS
Background
Ingredients of Unsaturated Polyester Formulations
TABLE 45 KEY INGREDIENTS OF UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN
FORMULATIONS IN DESCENDING ORDER OF COMMERCIAL USE
Types of Unsaturated Polyesters
Applications
Overview
Construction/Infrastructure
Bathroom Products
Corrosion-Resistant Products
Marine Products
Transportation
Other Applications
Nonreinforced Unsaturated Polyesters
Examples of Commercial Reinforced Unsaturated Polyesters
TABLE 46 KEY COMMERCIAL REINFORCED UNSATURATED
POLYESTERS COMPOSITE TRADE NAMES AND SUPPLIERS
Recent Developments
Characterization and Synthesis of Graphene-Based Unsaturated
Polyester Composites
Unsaturated Polyester Composites Reinforced with Peach Palm
Mixing Organic Peroxides into Composite Materials
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 47 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED UNSATURATED POLYESTER COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 48 GLOBAL MARKET OF UNSATURATED POLYESTER COMPOSITE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
VINYL ESTERS
Background
Technologies
Properties
Characteristics
Applications
Differences between Unsaturated Polyesters and Vinyl Esters
Commercially Important Reinforced Vinyl Esters
TABLE 49 KEY COMMERCIAL REINFORCED VINYL ESTER COMPOSITES AND SUPPLIERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 50 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED VINYL ESTER COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
New Developments/Products
Styrene-Free Vinyl Hybrids
Epoxy Vinyl Ethers Used for Carbon Fiber Composites
EPOXY RESINS
Background
Chemistry
Chemical Epoxy Types
Technology
Epoxy Systems
Background
Nonmolded
Laminating Systems
Molded Epoxies
Epoxy Composites
Other Applications
Manufacturing Methods
Making Epoxy Composites Recyclable by Design
Prepreg Compression Molding
Snap Cures via Epoxy Systems
Epoxy, BMI Fabric Prepreg "Tiles"
Advanced Epoxy Composites
Other Applications
Manufacturing Methods
Key Reinforced Epoxy Resin Trade-Named Products
New Developments
Dow Develops an Advanced Epoxy for Composite Uses
Carbon Fiber, Prepreg, Epoxy Resin
Two Component Epoxy for Aerospace Applications
New Epoxy for Automated Fiber Placement
Dow Chemical Shortens Time for Epoxy Cures
Epoxy, BMI Fabric Prepreg Tiles
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 51 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED EPOXY COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
PHENOLICS
Background
Technology
Grades
Molding Compounds
Applications
Composite Usage
Examples of Reinforced Phenolic Grades
Recent Developments
Phenolics Move into Mass Transit
Reinforced Phenolic Nano-Composites
Phenolic Armoring Prepreg
Fire-Safe Phenolic Composite Marine Products
Reinforced Phenolic Resin Suppliers
TABLE 52 KEY REINFORCED PHENOLIC COMPOSITES TRADE NAMES AND SUPPLIERS
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 53 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PHENOLIC COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
POLYURETHANES
Overview
Background
Polyureas
RIM Products
RRIM Products
SRIM Products
Competing Products
Advantages
Reinforced Polyurethane Products
More about Polyurethane Composites in the Automotive Industry
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 54 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED POLYURETHANE COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Recent Developments
Structural Polyurethanes
Pultruded Polyurethane Pallets
A Lighter Alternative to Plywood
MISCELLANEOUS FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOSETS
Diallyl Phthalate (DAP)
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)
Cyanate Esters
Polybutadiene Resins
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED OTHER THERMOSET COMPOSITES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
MARKET SUMMARY OF REINFORCED THERMOSET COMPOSITES
TABLE 56 GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY OF REINFORCED THERMOSET COMPOSITES BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
MARKET SUMMARY OF REINFORCED PLASTICS BY RESIN
TABLE 57 GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY OF REINFORCED THERMOSET COMPOSITES BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 58 GLOBAL COMPOSITE RESIN MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2020 (BILLION POUNDS)
CHAPTER 6 APPLICATIONS
OVERVIEW
AUTOMOTIVE
BACKGROUND
CAFE ISSUES
Overview
Another Important Automotive Survey on Composites
COMPARATIVE AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS
TABLE 59 EXPECTED TOTAL AUTOMOTIVE CONSUMPTION BY MATERIAL, THROUGH 2020 (%)
RECENT VOLKSWAGEN DISCLOSURE
AUTOMOTIVE UNDER-THE-HOOD SEGMENT
Overview
Background
Key Factors of the UTH Resin Market
TABLE 60 SELECTED AUTOMOTIVE UNDER-THE-HOOD REINFORCED RESIN COMPOSITES BY PART
Overview of Electronic Components
Material Usage
Expanded Use of Encapsulated Components
Switches/Sockets
Ignition Components
Bobbins/Connectors
Plastic Rocker Covers
Catalytic Converters
Valve Covers
Intake Manifolds
Reservoirs
Heating/Air-Conditioning Equipment
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 61 GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE AUTOMOTIVE UTH MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIORS
Use of Reinforced Plastics Composites
Body Panels
Horizontal vs. Vertical Body Panels (Steel vs. SMC)
General Decision Factors for Body Panels
Carbon-Fiber SMC
Need for Class A Finishes
Other SMC Competition
Other Considerations
Paint-Free SMCs?
Fenders
Background
Thermoplastics in Fenders
Bumper Systems
Background
Bumper Systems and Products
Side Molding/Trim
Radiator/Grilles
Overall Usage of Resins in Exterior Auto Parts
TABLE 62 RESINS USED FOR SPECIFIC EXTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
A Recent Development
Carbon Fiber Body Panels: Class A Paint?
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 63 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR MARKET, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS
Background
Overview of Specific Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Auto Interior Applications
TABLE 64 RESINS USED FOR SPECIFIC INTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE PARTS
Seat-Related Auto Interior Parts
Background
Front Seat Bases
Front Seat Shells
Front Seat Backs
Rear Seats
Child Safety Seats
Rear Seat Backs
Tough Resins Needed for Airbag Doors
Instrument Panels
Overview
Instrument Panel Structures
Knee Bolsters
Background
Resins Used
Consoles
Headliners
Overview
Resin Usage
Flooring
Package Shelves/Trays
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 65 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES IN AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
TABLE 66 GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS OF REINFORCED PLASTICS COMPOSITES IN AUTOMOTIVE
BASF Program to Manufacture Semi-finished Auto Composites
Automotive Carbon Fiber: Looking for Moderation
Fiber Sizing for Automotive Composites
Composites Leaf Springs: Saving Weight in Production Suspension
Systems
Composite Engine Piston Cylinder Housings
Composite Air Brakes
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic in Mass-Production Cars
Carbon Fiber Springs
Questions of Economic Viability of Carbon Fiber Composites in Autos
Are Large Automakers Being Too Cautious?
New Group to Foster Use of Composites in Autos
New Continuous-Fiber Laminate Overmolding Compound for Automotive Uses
Dow Automotive Opens Several Composite Centers
Composite Car Floors
Rice-Hull Reinforced Plastics in Trucks
Composites Reduce Wheel Weight
Reinforced Polyamides Used for Front-End Carrier
Polyamides Polyester Replace SMC in Modular Trucks
What about Engine Design Changes?
Lightweight Suspension Systems
Fiber-Reinforced Plastics Seeing Increased Use in Engine Parts
Composite Future for Cylinder Housings
FUEL CELLS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Background
Possible Future Scenario
Types of Fuel Cells and Components
Materials and Processes
What Does the Future Hold?
TABLE 67 FUEL CELL PRODUCERS
Recent Developments
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Electrocatalyst Approaches and Challenges for Automotive Fuel Cells
A Recent Development
CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE
BACKGROUND
OVERVIEW
ADVANTAGES OF REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES IN CONSTRUCTION
INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATIONS
Structural Shapes
Pre-Engineered Structural Systems
SOME BARRIERS TO REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE USAGE
ADVANTAGES OF REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES
ROADBLOCKS
INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR
Jacketing
Concrete Reinforcement
Background
Rebars/PlateBonding
Concrete Highway Pavement
BRIDGES
Overview
Bridge Cables from Composites
Domestic Scenario
Other Scenarios
Recent Developments
Composite Advantage Develops New Wear Surfaces for Bridges
Progress in Building Codes
Composite Pontoons Used on Floating Bridge
European Project
U.S. Project
BATHROOM PRODUCTS
Overview
Development of Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastics in Bathrooms
PANELS
Overview
Natural Fibers for Panels
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 68 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Composites UK Launches Construction Sector Group (CSG)
Replacing Stainless Steel
Storing Water Underground
ANTI-CORROSION MARKETS
BACKGROUND
USE OF REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES
RESURGENCE IN CORROSION-RESISTANT COMPOSITES
EXAMPLE OF INDUSTRIES IMPACTED BY CORROSION-UNDERGROUND
STORAGE TANKS
FURTHER DETAILS ON FACILITIES USING REINFORCED PLASTIC
COMPOSITES FOR ANTI-CORROSION
Chemical Water Treatment Plants
Chemical Plants
Markets
Key Products
Other Applications for Anticorrosion Products
An Example of an Important Standard
Chinese Activities
Plasticon's Anti-Corrosion Composites
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 69 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES ANTI-CORROSION MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Polynt Anti-Corrosion Products
Marine Anti-Corrosion Products in China
ASTM C582
MARINE MARKETS
OVERVIEW
MATERIALS
Glass
Carbon
Aramid
Epoxy/Vinyl Ester
TRENDS IN MARINE COMPOSITES
MARINE REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
MARKET SIZE
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 70 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MARINE PRODUCTS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Aston Martin Produces a Carbon Fiber Powerboat
Yacht Building Composites
ELECTRONICS
OVERVIEW
MARKETS
GROWTH
TECHNOLOGIES
REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES MOVE AHEAD IN ELECTRONICS PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS (PCBS)
Background
Physical Composition
Types of Rigid Boards
Assembly Technologies
E-Glass Suppliers
Issues Facing Plastics Usage
PCB Substrates
TABLE 71 IMPORTANT TECHNICAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING PCB SUBSTRATE MATERIALS
Rigid PCBs
Background
Standard FR-4 Epoxy Resin
Types of Reinforcements
EPOXIES
Overview
Important Epoxy Grades and Producers
POLYURETHANE RIM PRODUCTS
Overview
RRIM Products
SRIM Products
Additional Details
Applications
Key Polyurethane Suppliers
PHENOLICS ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
Overview
Producers
REINFORCED UNSATURATED POLYESTERS
THERMOPLASTICS
Overview
Reinforced Polyamides
Background
Electric/Electronic Applications
Reinforced Polyesters
PBT Usage
PET Electronic Products
Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
Polyimides
Polycarbonates
Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs)
Polysulfones
Polymer Alloys/Blends
MARKET ESTIMATE AND FORECASTS
TABLE 72 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES ELECTRONICS MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
CHANGES IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURE THAT COULD IMPACT REINFORCED COMPOSITE RESIN CHOICES
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Epoxy Resin Composition, Prepreg, Fiber Reinforced Composites for
Electrical or Electronic Equipment
Resin for Electronics
Structural and Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotube Epoxy Resins
Recycling of Comminuted Glass-Fiber Reinforced Resin from Electronic
Waste
Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
APPLIANCES
BACKGROUND
APPLIANCE CATEGORIES
KEY APPLICATIONS OF PLASTICS IN APPLIANCES
TABLE 73 SELECTED MAJOR APPLICATIONS FOR POLYMERS IN APPLIANCES
FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC USAGE
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 74 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE APPLIANCE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Chinese Fiber Reinforced Appliance Parts
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Orthotic Appliances
AEROSPACE
OVERVIEW
BACKGROUND
MILITARY AIRCRAFT
INTERIOR AIRCRAFT PARTS
COMPOSITION OF REINFORCED AIRCRAFT PLASTIC PARTS
MATERIAL USAGE
Overview
Aramid Fiber Composites
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH FUSELAGE COMPONENTS
COMPOSITE SUPPLIERS
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 75 GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE AEROSPACE MARKET BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
TenCate Supplies Molded Parts to Helicopter Program
Largest Civil Aircraft Composite Parts
Ascent Aerospace to Produce Largest-ever Wing Skin Tool for Boeing
New Process Allows for Quick Composite Repair
Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Composite Fuselage for Bell V-280
Weight Reduction with Carbon Fiber Door
Composites in Commercial Aircraft Engines are Increasing
The Aircraft of the Future?
CONSUMER PRODUCTS
BACKGROUND
MEDICAL DEVICES
Status of the Healthcare Industry
Overall Plastic Usage
Polymers Used
Commodity Thermoplastics
Engineering Resins
Thermoset Resins
Orthopedic Implants and Prostheses
Recent Developments
Reinforced Medical Tubing
Reinforced Clear PVC Tubing Polyester Braid
Carbon Fibers Used for Foot Prosthetics
New Composite Bone Implant Approved
Composite Lumbar Spacer Implant Developed
Surgical Seals
SPORTS/RECREATION EQUIPMENT
Background
General Resin Usage
Skis and Other Winter Sports Equipment
Recreation Boards
Bicycles
Specific Reinforced Plastics Products Used in Sports and Recreation
Products
A Recent Development
LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT
Overview
Resin Usage
Market Estimates and Forecasts
TABLE 76 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE CONSUMER PRODUCTS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
Ridan Composites
POWER MARKET
Overview
Distribution/Utility Poles
Cross Arms
Summary of Benefits Derived from Composites in the Power Market
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Composite Manhole Covers
Designing Pressure Vessels for Seawater Desalination Plants
OTHER TRANSPORTATION MARKETS
Overview
Rail Applications
Background
Monorails
Composites Being Used for Railroad Interiors
Phenolic Composite Usage in Mass Transit
Recent Development
Eurorail Standards Cause Changes
WIND ENERGY PRODUCTS
Background
Technology
Opportunities and Limits
Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture
Building Larger Blades to Increase Share of the Wind May Not be the
Best Option
New Developments
Brazil Leads South American Wind Energy Market
European 2015 Offshore Mid-Year Growth Tops Previous Full-Year
Record
Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market Said to be Increasing Rapidly
OILFIELD-RELATED APPLICATIONS
WATER DESALINATION
REINFORCED PLASTICS IN-GROUND TANKS
NASA's Composite Cryogenic Tank Passes Pressurized Temperature
Tests
MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS
Background
MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
TABLE 77 GLOBAL REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MISCELLANEOUS MARKETS BY RESIN, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
SUMMARY OF REINFORCED PLASTICS APPLICATIONS MARKET
TABLE 78 GLOBAL MARKET FOR REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 (MILLION POUNDS)
OBSERVATIONS AND ISSUES CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL
REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MARKET
COMPOSITES INDUSTRY STILL FACES SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES
OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COMPOSITES MARKET
New Composites Processing Enterprise
SGL and BASF Develop Cost-effective Composites
Bayer Material Science Buys Composite Materials Specialist
Core Molding Technologies Moves into Long Fiber Composites
NASA and Large Aerospace Companies Join Forces to Develop
Lightweight Composites
Curing Composites Using Carbon Nanotube Film
Composite Molding Times Reduced
Prepreg Compression Molding Makes Commercial Debut
Dow Introduced Polyurethane for Pultrusion of Composites
New TenCate Composites
Composites Tackle Concussions
CHAPTER 7 ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECYCLING ISSUES
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES
BRIEF SUMMARY
WEIGHT REDUCTION
LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
RECYCLING
OVERVIEW
SPECIAL CONCERNS
DO REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITES REQUIRE A BETTER SOLUTION FOR THEIR END-LIFE?
EFFORTS IN THERMOSET RECYCLING
Background
Pyrolysis
Glass Separation
Grinding
Carbon-Fiber Recycling
COMPOSITES CAN BE RECYCLED
COMPOSITE STRUCTURE END-OF-LIFE ISSUES
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Recycling Center Promotes New Life for Scrap Carbon Fiber
Carbon Recycling Coming to the Forefront in Europe
DSM Composite Resins' Recycling Technologies for Composites
Making Epoxy Composites Recyclable by Design
CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES
ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC.
ALBANY ENGINEERED COMPOSITES
AOC LLC
ASHLAND SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS INC.
THE COMPOSITES GROUP
CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS
COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS (CCP)
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES
DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA
FERRO CORP.
GEORGIA-PACIFIC CHEMICALS LLC
GLASFORMS INC.
GURIT SERVICES AG
HANWHA AZDEL SPECIALTIES
HAYSITE REINFORCED PLASTICS
HEXCEL CORP.
HEXION
IDI COMPOSITES INTERNATIONAL
INTERPLASTIC CORP.
KRINGLAN COMPOSITES AG
LNP ENGINEERING PLASTICS
OWENS CORNING
PLASAN CARBON COMPOSITES
QUADRANT PLASTIC COMPOSITES
REICHHOLD CHEMICAL
RTP COMPANY
SAERTEX GMBH & COMPANY
SGL CARBON GROUP
TEIJIN, LIMITED
TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.
CHAPTER 9 ACRONYMS
CHAPTER 10 GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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