Growth Opportunities in the Global Composites Industry
The future of the global composites market looks attractive, with opportunities in the transportation, construction, wind energy, pipe & tank, marine, consumer goods, electrical and electronic, aerospace and others. The global composite materials market is expected to reach an estimated $39.1 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022. The global composites end product market is expected to reach an estimated $113.2 billion by 2022. The major drivers for growth in this market are increasing demand for lightweight materials in the aerospace & defense and automotive industry; corrosion and chemical resistance materials demand in construction and pipe & tank industry; electrical resistivity and low flame retardant materials demand in E&E industry.
Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include development of low-cost carbon fibers, high performance glass fiber and shorter cycle time of resin system.