Global High Performance Glass Fiber Market by End Use Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Sporting Goods, Automotive, Wind Energy, Electrical & Electronics, and Others), by Usage (Polymer Composites and Non-Polymer Composites), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World), Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2016 – 2021
This report, from Stratview Research, studies the global high performance glass fiber market over the period 2010 to 2021. The report provides detailed insights on the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
The Global High Performance Glass Fiber Market: Highlights
High performance fibers were developed for military applications during 1960’s and is known by various names, such as S glass in the USA, R glass in Europe, and T glass in Japan. It has a tensile strength of approximately 700 ksi and tensile modulus of up to 14 Msi. High performance glass fiber is 40% to 70% stronger than E glass fiber due to higher silica oxide, aluminum oxide and magnesium oxide content than E-glass fiber. The usage of high performance glass fibers is in very niche applications in aerospace & defense, automotive, sporting goods, wind energy, etc.
The high performance glass fiber market offers a healthy growth opportunity and is likely to grow at 9.3% CAGR during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. High specific strength and modulus than E-glass fiber and lower cost than other advanced fibers, such as carbon fiber make it a preferred material for high performance applications. Increasing automotive production, aerospace & defense deliveries, and increasing high performance fiber penetration in performance driven applications, such as helicopter blade and ballistic armor are the key growth drivers of the high performance fibers market.
Aerospace & defense is projected to remain the largest segment during the forecast period, propelled by increasing production rate of key aircraft, upcoming commercial and regional aircraft, and increasing production of military vehicles. Automotive industry is likely to exhibit the highest growth over the next five years. The prime growth driver of the market is the increasing penetration of advanced composites with the purpose to make the automobile lighter in weight to achieve the stringent government regulations, such as CAFÉ standards.
North America is projected to remain the largest market for high performance glass fiber over the next five years. The region is the manufacturing hub of the aerospace & defense industry with the presence of several small to large OEMs, tier players, and high performance glass fiber manufacturers. High performance glass fiber market in Asia-Pacific is relatively smaller but is likely to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Upcoming commercial & regional aircraft, increasing defense spending, the highest automotive production, the highest wind turbine installations, and the highest PCB production are the major growth drivers of the Asia-Pacific market.
The global high performance glass fiber market is highly consolidated with the presence of less than a dozen players. The key high performance glass fiber manufactures are AGY Holdings, Owens Corning, CPIC Fiber glass, Nittobo, and 3B Fiberglass. New product development, collaboration with customers, and long term contacts are the key strategies adopted by the key players to gain competitive edge in the market.
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This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights on the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:
Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
Market trend and forecast analysis
Market segment trend and forecast
Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
Key success factors
The global high performance glass fiber market is segmented into the following categories:
Global High Performance Glass Fiber Market by End Use Industry:
Aerospace and Defense
Electrical and Electronics
Global High Performance Glass Fiber Market by Form of Use:
Non Polymer Composites
Global High Performance Glass Fiber Market by Region:
Asia – Pacific
Rest of the World
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