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Carbon fibre reinforced plastic market to reach $17.73 billion by 2023.

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The Global Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Market is valued at $11.04 billion in 2017 and it is estimated to surpass $15.24 billion with a CAGR of 8.43% during 2018 to 2023.

Asia Pacific dominates the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market during forecast period

Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market with increasing adoption of CFRP in the automotive and aerospace industries due to its declining prices. China is the fastest growing region and is expected to reach $1.1 billion at 12.6% CAGR. This region accounts for a larger share of global wind energy production and has seen a rise in the wind energy capacity of installations.

Hence, the CFRP market in China focuses on the wind energy industry.

In Americas, aerospace and the defense industry are the primary markets in the US. CFRP products are used in Blackhawk helicopters, helmets, body armor, and other military applications such as rocket motor casing, satellites, and missiles.

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Defense is the dominant application in the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market due to large scale use of carbon fiber as well as use of high value materials. CFRP is used to manufacture specialty components for missile systems, radar panels, rocket motor casing, ballistics applications, and nuclear submarine propulsion systems.

M80 Stileto is the largest naval vessel in the US, built using carbon-fiber composites. The materials used in military composites include Kevlar, fiberglass and carbon fiber.

U.S. DOD aims to replace UH-60 Black Hawk with Bell Helicopter’s V-280 which incorporates carbon fibers in its wings, fuselage and tail. Other countries like Russia, India and Japan are increasingly using CFRP materials in Submarines, Jets, Sonar Domes and truck components.

U.S., Russia, U.K., India and China spend heavily on defense equipment and maintenance of army. The need for agility during sudden attacks and upgrading the defense technologies has led to the shift from conventional materials to fiber reinforced materials.

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Excerpts on Market Growth Factors 

Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is mostly utilized in myriad applications, despite the high price due to the performance factor. Industries such as aerospace and automobile have also utilized CFRP products in the recent past.

Automobile manufacturers have increased their capability of producing lightweight materials by using CFRP composites.

The Wind energy segment is expected to become an important sector for CFRP composites. The other industry verticals in the CFRP market have been seeing stagnant growth in developed economies.

However, wind energy generation has been witnessing a high growth as it adheres to new energy regulations.

Key players of the Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Market

Teijin dominates the Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Market followed by Toray and Cytec. Teijin produces advanced fibers such as aramid and Carbon fibers.

The company is working hard to expand its business further. It has provided a breakthrough in medical solutions.

Toray produces synthetic fibers such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic. PAN based CFRP is also produced by the company and is used in aerospace and other applications.

Cytec produces technologically advanced materials for aerospace industries.

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market report is segmented as below

Robust growth rates in automobile and aerospace sectors drive the demand for the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market in the coming years 

  1. A. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market By Type of Services
  2. 1. Thermosetting

1.1. Epoxy Resin

1.2. Polyester Resin

1.3. Vinyl Ester Resin

1.4. Phenolic

1.5. Polyimide Resins

1.6. Others

  1. 2. Thermoplastic

2.1. Polyether Ether Ketone (Peek)

2.2. Polypropylene

2.3. Nylon

2.4. Acrylic Resins

2.5. Polyamide Resins

2.6. Others

  1. B. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market By Application
  2. 1. Automobile
  3. 2. Industrial
  4. 3. Aviation and Aerospace
  5. 4. Marine
  6. 5. Defence
  7. 6. Electrical & Electronic
  8. 7. Medical
  9. 8. Sports Equipment
  10. 9. Wind Energy
  11. 10. Civil Engineering
  12. 11. Others
  13. C. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market By Geography (covers 11+ countries)
  1. D. Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Market By Entropy

Company Citied/ Interviewed

SGL CARBON SE (SGL GROUP)

TEIJIN LTD.

TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.

NIPPON CARBON CO. LTD.

MITSUBISHI RAYON CO. LTD.

FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION

CYTEC SOLVAY GROUP

DOWAKSA

GKN AEROSPACE

HEXCEL CORPORATION

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