Reinforcement Materials Market Overview:
Global reinforcement materials market was valued at $13,020 million in 2015, growing with a CAGR of 8.4% to reach $22,826 million by 2022. Reinforcement materials form composites where a homogeneous matrix component is fortified by a robust additive that is usually fibrous in nature, but may have a woven or strand shape. The reactive injection and resin transfer molding processes for fiber reinforced composites has supplemented the growth rate for reinforced composites. However, it is still lower than the volume production achievable with metals or plastic. Sustainability and structural strength of reinforcement materials has made it ideal for use in automotive, consumer goods, marine products, construction, and others.
Breakdown of Primary Respondents
The reinforcement material composite is lighter in weight as compared to individual components, resulting in increased applications in the automotive, aerospace & defense, and construction industries. However, the high production cost of reinforcement materials could hamper the growth of global market. Technological advancements in the carbon and aramid fiber molding processes, specifically related to medical devices have created numerous growth opportunities for market players.
The reinforcement materials market is segmented by material type, end user, and geography. Based on material type, it is subsegmented into glass fiber (roving, woven roving, fabrics, CSM/CFM, chopped strand, and others), carbon fiber (woven fabric, thermoset UD prepreg, thermoset fabric prepreg, thermoplastic prepreg, raw fiber, and molding compounds), aramid fiber (para-aramid fiber, and meta-aramid fiber & others), natural fiber (hemp, flax, kenaf, jute, and others), and steel rebar. Key end user industries include construction, aerospace & defense, transportation, wind energy, consumer goods, industrial, marine, sporting goods, and others. Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Global Reinforcement Materials Market Segmentation
Top Investment Pockets
Based on material type, the market is subsegmented into glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid fiber, natural fiber, and steel rebar. The following figure represents the market attractiveness of different material types. Aramid fiber material is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period and has the highest potential for investment owing to its various applications and versatility in usage. However, carbon fibers is projected be the second most lucrative segment owing to the huge potential for applications in reinforced composites and lightweight materials for various industries.
Top Investment Pockets, By End User
Top Winning Strategies
Product launch & approval and expansion were the most commonly adopted strategies by market players to enhance their product portfolio and expand their geographic reach. Product launch & approval accounted for 39.8% of the total business strategies adopted by key market players. In addition, agreements and collaborations together accounted for around one-third of the total strategies adopted by major companies in the market.
Top Winning Strategies, 2010-2016 (%)
Asia-Pacific Market Analysis
High population in Asia-Pacific, increase in disposable income, and stable economic development fuel the growth of reinforcement materials industry. Emerging markets such as Indonesia and Korea are expected to show the highest increase in demand for carbon fiber reinforcement materials. Rise in reinforcement materials demand from Japan is projected to be considerable, owing to the sustained shift of manufacturing trend towards composites, and increase in exports resulting from capacity increases in other Asian countries.
Japan Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Material Market Size, 2014-2022 ($ Million)
Major companies have adopted agreement, product launches, and expansions to sustain the intense competition in this market. The key players profiled in the report include Toray Industries, Inc., Teijin Limited, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., Hyosung Corporation, Cytec Industries Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, BASF SE, Owens Corning, 3B-The Fiberglass Company, Jushi Group Co., Ltd., Bast Fiber LLC, AgroFiber SAS, NFC Fibers GmBh, and NJR Steel Holdings (PTY) Ltd.
Others players (not profiled in report) active in value chain include, Taishan Fiberglass, Inc., CPIC Brazil Glass Fiber Company Limited, Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., Hexcel Corp., SGL Group, Formosa Plastics Corp., PPG Industries, Inc., Kolon Industries, Inc., Saneco S.A., Euchora S.R.L.
KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS:
- This report provides an extensive analysis of the current trends and forecasts estimations and dynamics in the reinforcement materials industry.
- Competitive intelligence of leading manufacturers and distributors of reinforcement materials assists in understanding the competitive scenario across the geographies.
- Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrain the growth of the global reinforcement materials market share is provided in the report.
- Extensive analysis of the reinforcement materials industry is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the market framework.
- Key market players are profiled and their strategies are analyzed, which provide a competitive outlook of the market.
REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS MARKET KEY SEGMENTS
BY MATERIAL TYPE
- Glass Fiber
- Woven Roving
- Chopped Strand
- Carbon Fiber
- By Precursor
- Pitch, Rayon & Others
- By Fiber Type
- Woven Fabric
- Thermoset UD Prepreg
- Thermoset Fabric Prepreg
- Thermoplastic Prepreg
- Raw Fiber
- Molding Compounds
- By Precursor
- Aramid Fiber
- Para-Aramid Fiber
- Meta-Aramid Fiber & Others
- Natural Fiber
- Steel Rebar
BY END USER
- Aerospace & Defense
- Wind Energy
- Consumer Goods
- Sporting Goods
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA