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High Performance Composites

High Performance Composites

Growth in the high performance composites market will total 5.3 percent annually through 2020 in value terms. Gains will be propelled by demand from the automotive and wind energy segments. The aerospace market, which drove much of the industry’s growth over the last decade, will see a significant slowdown.

This report segments the high performance composites fiber, markets, and resin. Data is provided in million pounds and million dollars.

High performance composites fiber types include:
Carbon
S-Glass
Aramid
Other

Of these fibers, carbon fiber will remain the largest product type in the high performance composites market. It will also be the fastest growing fiber through 2020, driven by growing demand from automotive and industrial as well as energy markets for its light weight and strength.

Major markets for high performance composites include:
Aerospace
Automotive & Industrial
Consumer
Energy
Defense & Safety

Aerospace was the leading outlet in 2015. Automotive and industrial markets will show the most rapid growth in demand through 2020, driven by demand for pressure vessels and light-weighting for improved fuel efficiency in automobiles.

The US high performance composites industry ranges from smaller, privately held firms to divisions of large, multinational conglomerates. The industry has seen a number of notable acquisitions and divestitures in recent years. Leading suppliers include Cytec, GKN Aerospace, Hexcel, Mitsubishi Rayon, Royal Ten Cate, SGL Carbon, Solvay, Spirit Aerosystems, Teijin, and Toray.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Plastic Composites Outlook
      • Table PLASTIC COMPOSITES DEMAND
    • Technology
      • Composites Overview
        • Table CHART II-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE PRODUCTION FLOWCHART
      • Composite Processing
    • Competitive Materials
    • Regulatory Issues
    • Recycling
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART II-2 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND, 2005-2015
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE PRICING
    • Foreign Trade
    • International Activity
      • Table WORLD HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART II-3 WORLD HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY REGION, 2015
  • FIBERS
    • General
      • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • Table CHART III-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER, 2015
    • Fiber Materials
      • Table FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Table CHART III-2 FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES, 2015
    • Carbon Fiber
      • Materials
        • Table CARBON FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES BY SIZE & PROCESS
      • Producers
        • Table CARBON FIBER CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015
        • Table CHART III-3 CARBON FIBER CAPACITY SHARE BY COMPANY, 2015
        • Table RECENT & PLANNED US CARBON FIBER CAPACITY EXPANSIONS
      • Composites
        • Table CARBON FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • S-Glass
      • Materials
        • Table S-GLASS FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Producers
      • Composites
        • Table S-GLASS FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Aramid
      • Materials
        • Table ARAMID FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Producers
      • Composites
        • Table ARAMID FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Fibers
      • Materials
        • Table OTHER FIBER DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Producers
      • Composites
        • Table OTHER FIBER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2005-2025
    • Aerospace
      • Aerospace Industry Outlook
        • Table AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • High Performance Composite Demand
        • Table AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-2 AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY SECTOR, 2005-2025
        • Table COMMERCIAL AIRLINER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
        • Table MILITARY AIRCRAFT HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AEROSPACE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
    • Automotive & Industrial
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE & INDUSTRIAL MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Industrial
        • Table INDUSTRIAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
      • Pressure Vessels
        • Table PRESSURE VESSEL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
    • Energy
      • Table ENERGY MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Wind Turbines
        • Table WIND ENERGY INDICATORS
        • Table WIND ENERGY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • Oil & Gas
        • Table OIL & GAS DRILLING INDICATORS
        • Table OIL & GAS HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
    • Defense & Safety
      • Government & Defense Spending Outlook
        • Table GOVERNMENT & DEFENSE EXPENDITURES
      • High Performance Composite Demand
        • Table DEFENSE & SAFETY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
    • Consumer
      • Table CONSUMER MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Sporting Goods
        • Table SPORTING GOODS SHIPMENTS
        • Table SPORTING GOODS HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • Marine
        • Table RECREATIONAL BOATING SHIPMENTS
        • Table MARINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • Medical
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCT & EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table MEDICAL HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE SHIPMENTS BY FIBER
    • Construction & Other
      • Table CONSTRUCTION & OTHER MARKETS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
      • Construction
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
        • Table CONSTRUCTION HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
      • All Other
        • Table ALL OTHER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY FIBER
  • RESINS
    • General
      • Table HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART V-1 HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY RESIN, 2015
    • Epoxy
      • Table EPOXY HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Thermoplastics
      • Table THERMOPLASTIC HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Phenolic Resins
      • Table PHENOLIC RESIN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Polyester
      • Table POLYESTER HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DEMAND
    • Other Resins
      • Table OTHER RESIN DEMAND IN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE INDUSTRY SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
      • Table CHART VI-1 US HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE & RELATED SALES, 2015
    • Market Share
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

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