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Global Prepreg Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Prepreg Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Prepreg Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 8.94 USD Billion
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 23.77 USD Billion
Diagram CAGR %

Major Markets Players

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Global Prepreg Market, By Product (Glass Fiber Prepreg, Carbon Fiber Prepreg, and Aramid Fiber Prepreg), Resin Type (Thermoset Prepreg and Thermoplastic Prepreg), Weave Type (UD Prepreg and Fabric Prepreg), Manufacturing Process (Hot Melt and Solvent Dip), Fiber Reinforcement Type (Carbon Fiber Prepreg, Glass Fiber Prepreg, Aeamid Fiber Prepreg, and Other), Application (Aerospace and Defense, Wind Energy, Sporting Goods, Automotive, Electronics, and Others) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031.

Prepreg Market

Prepreg Market Analysis and Size

The prepreg market is experiencing significant growth, driven by increasing demand from aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods industries. The aerospace industry, in particular, is a major driver of market growth, with prepreg being widely used in aircraft components due to its lightweight and high-strength properties. In the automotive sector, there is a growing trend towards lightweight materials to improve fuel efficiency, leading to increased adoption of prepreg materials. The wind energy sector is also driving demand for prepreg, as it is used in manufacturing wind turbine blades.

The global prepreg market size was valued at USD 8.94 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 23.77 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2031. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016 - 2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Product (Glass Fiber Prepreg, Carbon Fiber Prepreg, and Aramid Fiber Prepreg), Resin Type (Thermoset Prepreg and Thermoplastic Prepreg), Weave Type (UD Prepreg and Fabric Prepreg), Manufacturing Process (Hot Melt and Solvent Dip), Fiber Reinforcement Type (Carbon Fiber Prepreg, Glass Fiber Prepreg, Aeamid Fiber Prepreg, and Other), Application (Aerospace and Defense, Wind Energy, Sporting Goods, Automotive, Electronics, and Others) 

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America

Market Players Covered

Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Teijin Limited (Japan), SGL Group (Germany), DSM (Netherlands), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Solvay (Belgium), Hexcel Corporation (U.S.), Toray Industries Inc,  (Japan) 3M (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Covestro AG (Germany), Dow (U.S.), Borealis AG (Austria), ZOLTEK (U.S.), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), PARK AEROSPACE CORP (U.S.), Gurit Services AG (Switzerland), Teijin Aramid B.V (Japan), and Axiom Materials (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  • Focus on Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Materials
  • Expansion of Infrastructure Development

Market Definition

Prepreg, short for "pre-impregnated," refers to a composite material made from a reinforcement material such as carbon fibers, fiberglass, or aramid fibers that are pre-impregnated with a thermosetting resin matrix, typically epoxy resin. The reinforcement material and resin are combined and partially cured, forming a partially cured, flexible sheet of tape. This partially cured material is then cut into various shapes and sizes and used to manufacture composite parts in aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods.

Prepreg Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Increasing Demand from Aerospace Industry 

Prepreg's lightweight nature is crucial for reducing the overall weight of aircraft, leading to improved fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. Its high-strength properties make it ideal for critical components such as wings, fuselage sections, and interior panels, ensuring structural integrity and safety. With the aerospace industry's continuous drive for innovation and efficiency, the demand for prepreg is expected to remain strong, which is driving market growth.

  • Growing Wind Energy Sector

Prepreg is crucial in manufacturing wind turbine blades, as they require materials that are lightweight yet highly durable to withstand the harsh environmental conditions and stresses, they encounter during operation. Prepreg materials offer the ideal combination of lightweight properties and high strength, making them well-suited for this application. The demand for renewable energy sources is rising globally, particularly in regions focusing on increasing their share of wind energy in the energy mix. The demand for prepreg materials is expected to grow with this increasing usage, which is boosting the market expansion.

Opportunities 

  • Focus on Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Materials

Prepreg materials are increasingly favored over traditional materials due to their eco-friendly properties. They offer several environmental benefits, such as a lower carbon footprint and reduced waste generation during manufacturing. The demand for environmentally friendly materials like prepreg is increasing with governments worldwide enforcing more stringent regulations on carbon emissions and choosing sustainable practices. This presents an opportunity for prepreg manufacturers to capitalize on the growing demand for sustainable solutions and expand their market presence.

  • Expansion of Infrastructure Development

Prepreg materials are increasingly being used in construction and civil engineering applications due to their high strength, durability, and lightweight properties. The demand for prepreg materials is increasing with governments and private investors investing in new infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, and buildings. In addition, adopting prepreg materials can help enhance the longevity and performance of infrastructure projects, leading to reduced maintenance costs and improved sustainability. The global expansion of infrastructure development, particularly in emerging economies, presents a significant opportunity for the market.

Restraints/Challenges

  • Supply Chain Disruptions

Disruptions such as natural disasters, geopolitical tensions, and global pandemics can lead to delays in production, shortages of key components, and logistical challenges. These disruptions impact manufacturers' capacity to fulfill demand and affect the overall cost and availability of prepreg materials. The market faces challenges related to supply chain disruptions, which can impact the availability of raw materials, production processes, and distribution networks.

  • Stringent Regulatory Standards and Environmental Regulations 

Certain chemicals and materials in prepreg production may be subject to regulatory restrictions and requirements. Manufacturers must ensure that their products meet these standards to avoid fines, penalties, and reputational damage. Keeping up with evolving regulations and standards can be challenging for market growth.

This prepreg market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the prepreg market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Recent Development

  • In 2022, Kordsa Incorporated strengthened its presence in Europe by acquiring a significant stake in Microtex Composites, focusing on composite technologies. This move aimed to reinforce its position in the region
  • In April 2022, Gurit Services AG Holding expanded its product portfolio in the wind energy market by acquiring a 60% stake in Fiberline Composites A/S, enhancing its offerings and market position
  • In May 2023, Hexcel Corporation inaugurated a new plant in Morocco for engineered core operations to meet the increasing demand for lightweight and advanced composite materials in the aerospace sector

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Apart from the standard report, we also offer in-depth analysis of the procurement level from forecasted shipping delays, distributor mapping by region, commodity analysis, production analysis, price mapping trends, sourcing, category performance analysis, supply chain risk management solutions, advanced benchmarking, and other services for procurement and strategic support.

Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

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Prepreg Market Scope

The prepreg market is segmented on the basis of product, resin type, weave type, manufacturing process, fiber reinforcement type, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Product

  • Glass Fiber Prepreg
  • Carbon Fiber Prepreg
  • Aramid Fiber Prepreg

 Resin Type

  • Thermoset Prepreg
  • Thermoplastic Prepreg

Weave Type

  • UD Prepreg
  • Fabric Prepreg

 Manufacturing Process

  • Hot Melt
  • Solvent Dip

Fiber Reinforcement Type

  • Carbon Fiber Prepreg
  • Glass Fiber Prepreg
  • Aramid Fiber Prepreg
  • Other

 Application

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Wind Energy
  • Sporting Goods
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Others

Prepreg Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The prepreg market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, product, resin type, weave type, manufacturing process, fiber reinforcement type, and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America.

North America is expected to dominate the market due to increased research and development activities and substantial demand. The region's aerospace industry expansion and the rising need for new-generation aircraft contribute to the growing demand for prepreg.

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing due to the increasing use of prepreg in various industries within developing nations in this region. Industries such as aerospace, automotive, and wind energy are expanding their applications of prepreg, leading to a surge in demand.  the region's strong manufacturing base and growing economy further support this, making it a key area for the market's growth.

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Prepreg Market Share Analysis

The prepreg market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.

Some of the major players operating in the prepreg market are:

  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Teijin Limited (Japan)
  • SGL Group (Germany)
  • DSM (Netherlands)
  • SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
  • Solvay (Belgium)
  • Hexcel Corporation (U.S.)
  • Toray Industries Inc., (Japan)
  • 3M (U.S.)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Covestro AG (Germany)
  • Dow (U.S.)
  • Borealis AG (Austria)
  • ZOLTEK (U.S.)
  • Celanese Corporation (U.S.)
  •  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  •  PARK AEROSPACE CORP (U.S.)
  •  Gurit Services AG (Switzerland)
  • Teijin Aramid B.V (Japan), Axiom Materials (U.S.)


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The prepreg market size will be worth USD 23.77 billion by 2031.
The growth rate of the prepreg market is 13%.
Increasing Demand from Aerospace Industry & Growing Wind Energy Sector are the growth drivers of the prepreg market.
Product, resin type, weave type, manufacturing process, fiber reinforcement type, and application are the factors on which the prepreg market research is based.
Major companies in the prepreg market are Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Teijin Limited (Japan), SGL Group (Germany), DSM (Netherlands), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Solvay (Belgium), Hexcel Corporation (U.S.), Toray Industries Inc, (Japan) 3M (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Covestro AG (Germany), Dow (U.S.), Borealis AG (Austria), ZOLTEK (U.S.), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), PARK AEROSPACE CORP (U.S.), Gurit Services AG (Switzerland), Teijin Aramid B.V (Japan), and Axiom Materials (U.S.).
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