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Global Natural Fiber Composites Market 2017-2021

Global Natural Fiber Composites Market 2017-2021

About Natural Fiber Composites

Composites are materials that are made by combining two or more materials having different chemical and physical properties. The composites exhibit different and superior properties over the materials used. Natural fibers are derived from plants and animals. These fibers can be made into filaments, threads, or ropes. Natural fibers are used in polymer composites mainly due to their environment-friendly properties. The demand for NFCs is growing due to their formability, abundance, renewability, cost-effectiveness, and environment-friendly features.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global natural fiber composites market to grow at a CAGR of 11.33% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global natural fiber composites market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Natural Fiber Composites Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • FlexForm Technologies
  • PolyOne
  • TECNARO
  • UPM
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
Other prominent vendors
  • A B COMPOSITES
  • Aqvacomp Oy
  • Bcomp
  • DowDuPont
  • GreenCore Composites
  • GreenGran
  • Plasthill Oy
  • Procotex Corporation
  • Sunstrand
Market driver
  • Regulations and demand for environment-friendly composites
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Water absorption by natural fibers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Innovation in automotive industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Natural Fiber Composites Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global natural fiber composites market: FlexForm Technologies, PolyOne, TECNARO, UPM, and Weyerhaeuser Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: A B COMPOSITES, Aqvacomp Oy, Bcomp, DowDuPont, GreenCore Composites, GreenGran, Plasthill Oy, Procotex Corporation, and Sunstrand.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is innovation in automotive industry. The automotive industry is growing at the highest CAGR in the global NFCs market. The reasons behind the growth of the automotive industry are the increasing population and the increase in disposable income of individuals. People demand more innovation in cars, be it in terms of style, comfort, or features.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is regulations and demand for environment-friendly composites. Currently, the demand for fiber-reinforced (glass and carbon fibers) composites is quite high. These fiber-reinforced composites find applications in a number of end-use industries. However, the challenge associated with these is that they are expensive and are not environment-friendly. These fibers are non-renewable and non-recyclable. Glass fibers are commonly used in the polymer matrix. Although the use of glass fibers is high in composites, there are some problems associated with them.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is water absorption by natural fibers. The natural fibers can absorb moisture from the air, as they are in direct contact with the environment. This absorption results in the deformation of the surface of the composites, as the surface becomes swollen and voids are created on it. This deformation results in less strength and the weight of the composite increases. One of the advantages of using NFCs is their lightweight, and due to the absorption of water, this advantage is nullified. If the water absorption results in a 20% increase in the weight of the composite, the lightweight advantage gets nullified.

Companies Mentioned

FlexForm Technologies, PolyOne, TECNARO, UPM, Weyerhaeuser Company, A B COMPOSITES, Aqvacomp Oy, Bcomp, DowDuPont, GreenCore Composites, GreenGran, Plasthill Oy, Procotex Corporation, and Sunstrand.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Classification of composites based on matrix material
      • Table The process cycle of global NFCs market
      • Table Some manufacturing processes of NFCs
  • Market landscape
    • Global NFCs market
      • Table Global NFCs market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global NFCs market by type
      • Table Global NFCs market by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global NFCs market by type 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global NFCs market by wood fiber
      • Table Global NFCs market by wood fiber 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market by wood fiber 2016-2021
    • Global NFCs market by non-wood fiber
      • Table Global NFCs market by non-wood fiber 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market by non-wood fiber 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Global NFCs market by end-user
      • Table Global NFCs market by end-user 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global NFCs market by end-user 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global NFCs market for building and construction
      • Table Global NFCs market for building and construction 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market for building and construction 2016-2021
    • Global NFCs market for automotive
      • Table Global NFCs market for automotive 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market for automotive 2016-2021
    • Global NFCs market for electrical and electronics
      • Table Global NFCs market for electrical and electronics 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market for electrical and electronics 2016-2021
    • Global NFCs market for other end-users
      • Table Global NFCs market for other end-users 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global NFCs market for other end-users 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global NFCs market by geography
      • Table Global NFCs market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global NFCs market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • NFCs market in Americas
      • Table NFCs market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: NFCs market in Americas 2016-2021
    • NFCs market in APAC
      • Table NFCs market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: NFCs market in APAC 2016-2021
    • NFCs market in EMEA
      • Table NFCs market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: NFCs market in EMEA 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Tensile strength of different types of fibers
  • Market trends
    • Innovation in automotive industry
    • Advances in adhesives and binder industry
    • Emergence of lightweight technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • FlexForm Technologies
      • Table FlexForm Technologies: Applications in transportation and office systems
      • Table FlexForm Technologies: Products used in transportation
      • Table FlexForm Technologies: Products used in office systems
    • PolyOne
      • Table PolyOne: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table PolyOne: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table PolyOne: Featured products under advanced composite solutions
    • TECNARO
      • Table TECNARO: Product groups
      • Table TECNARO: Processing
    • UPM
      • Table UPM: Businesses by industry
      • Table UPM: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table UPM: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Weyerhaeuser Company
      • Table Weyerhaeuser Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Weyerhaeuser Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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