Product Code: 51858
The long-fiber thermoplastics market is expected to register a CAGR over 9%, during the forecast period. The market is driven by the increase in demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. High processing and manufacturing costs are expected to hinder the growth of the market.
- An increase in demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is expected to drive the demand for the market, during the forecast period.
- Increasing the use of long-fiber thermoplastics in new applications is projected to act as an opportunity for the market, in the future.
Key Market Trends
Increasing Demand for Long-fiber Thermoplastics in Automotive Production
- Long-fiber thermoplastics have gained popularity among thermoplastics matrix composites, mainly due to significant technological developments in the automotive industries.
- Long-fiber thermoplastics are used in the automotive industry, in order to reduce the overall weight of an automobile and gain fuel efficiency, to meet various regulations by EPA and other government authorities.
- Long-fiber thermoplastics are used in both interior and exterior applications. The most common applications include powertrain, under-hood, and body components, such as upper front end, service panel, and battery cooling box, door module, wheel cover, latch bracket, sun roof components, seat handle, seat back, and air inlet components, among others.
- Furthermore, long-fiber thermoplastics provide high strength, freedom of design, and have dimensional stability. Thereby, they have gradually become an integral part of the automotive industry.
- With long-fiber thermoplastics expected to replace conventional materials in the aforementioned industry, its usage is expected to grow in the coming years. Moreover, the rising demand for automobiles is estimated to positively impact the demand for long-fiber thermoplastics, during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific Region to Experience Healthy Growth
- Asia-Pacific has been projected to experience healthy growth in the long-fiber thermoplastics market, owing to major developing nations, such as China, India, and the ASEAN countries.
- China is one of the largest producers and consumers of long-fiber thermoplastics in the region. In China, the consumption of long-fiber thermoplastics had increased drastically in the recent past, due to growing population, increasing urbanization, and substitution of many metals by suitable long-fiber thermoplastics in variable applications.
- The long-fiber thermoplastics are used to manufacture various products employed in the packaging, automotive, and many other sectors. The demand for long-fiber thermoplastics is increasing from various end-user sectors, including electrical and electronics, aerospace, automotive, buildings and construction, sporting equipment, and others.
- The abundant availability of raw materials and low cost of production are estimated to drive the demand for long-fiber thermoplastics in the Asia-Pacific region, during the forecast period.
The long-fiber thermoplastics market is partially fragmented. Key players in the market include Celanese Corporation, PolyOne Corporation, RTP Company, Solay, and LANXESS, amongst others.
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Table of Contents
- 1.1 Study Assumptions
- 1.2 Scope of the Study
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 MARKET DYNAMICS
- 4.1 Drivers
- 4.1.1 Increase in Demand for Fuel-efficient Vehicles
- 4.1.2 Other Drivers
- 4.2 Restraints
- 4.2.1 High Processing and Manufacturing Costs
- 4.2.2 Other Restraints
- 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
- 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
- 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
- 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
- 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
- 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
- 4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION
- 5.1 Resin Type
- 5.1.1 Polypropylene
- 5.1.2 Polyamide
- 5.1.3 Polybutylene Terephthalate
- 5.1.4 Others
- 5.2 End-user Industry
- 5.2.1 Automotive
- 5.2.2 Aerospace
- 5.2.3 Electrical & Electronics
- 5.2.4 Buildings & Construction
- 5.2.5 Sporting Equipment
- 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries
- 5.3 Geography
- 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific
- 126.96.36.199 China
- 188.8.131.52 India
- 184.108.40.206 Japan
- 220.127.116.11 South Korea
- 18.104.22.168 Rest of Asia-Pacific
- 5.3.2 North America
- 22.214.171.124 United States
- 126.96.36.199 Canada
- 188.8.131.52 Mexico
- 5.3.3 Europe
- 184.108.40.206 Germany
- 220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
- 18.104.22.168 France
- 22.214.171.124 Italy
- 126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
- 5.3.4 South America
- 188.8.131.52 Brazil
- 184.108.40.206 Argentina
- 220.127.116.11 Rest of South America
- 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa
- 18.104.22.168 Saudi Arabia
- 22.214.171.124 South Africa
- 126.96.36.199 Rest of Middle East & Africa
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
- 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
- 6.2 Market Share/ Ranking Analysis**
- 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
- 6.4 Company Profiles
- 6.4.1 Asahi Kasei Corporation
- 6.4.2 Celanese Corporation
- 6.4.3 Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
- 6.4.4 Daicel Polymer Ltd.
- 6.4.5 Dieffenbacher GmbH
- 6.4.6 Hanwha Azdel
- 6.4.7 LANXESS
- 6.4.8 PlastiComp Inc.
- 6.4.9 PolyOne Corporation
- 6.4.10 PPG Industries Inc.
- 6.4.11 the Quadrant group of companies
- 6.4.12 RTP Company
- 6.4.13 SABIC
- 6.4.14 SBHPP
- 6.4.15 SGL CARBON SE
- 6.4.16 Solvay
- 6.4.17 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd
- 6.4.18 TechnoCompound GmbH (Polymer Group)
7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
- 7.1 Increasing Use of Long-fiber Thermoplastics in New Applications
- 7.2 Other Opportunities