According to a research report by Stratview Research, the UD tape market is expected to move parallelly with the aerospace industry’s trajectory as the industry holds the lion’s share of the market. Our estimates suggest that the market is likely to take a nose-dive in 2020, followed by a steady path towards recovery in the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 3.1 billion in 2026.
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Based on the end-use industry type, Stratview Research has segmented the market as aerospace & defense, wind energy, consumer goods, automotive, oil & gas, and others. Aerospace & defense is anticipated to be preponderant in the market in the years to come. Despite taking a huge plunge in 2020, the segment’s market is expected to redeem itself with the fastest recuperation during the forecast period. With the growing penetration of composite materials in the aerospace & defense industry, there has been a greater urge for automation in the manufacturing processes in order to address the increasing demand. AFP and ATL processes are such technologies that can lay prepreg materials at a much faster rate than laying prepreg materials manually and have been efficacious in gaining consequential shares in the aerospace prepreg market. UD tapes (slit and UD tape) are the materials of choice for such manufacturing processes.
Based on fiber type, the market is segmented into carbon fiber prepreg, glass fiber prepreg, and other prepregs. Carbon fiber UD tape is likely to remain the growth engine of the market during the forecast period. Aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer goods, and wind energy are likely to remain the major markets for carbon fiber UD tapes in years to come; however, aerospace & defense to remain the biggest market. Both thermoset and thermoplastics are gaining momentum in carbon fiber UD tape.
In terms of region, North America is projected to remain the largest market during the forecast period. North America is the largest manufacturing hub of the aerospace industry, backed up by Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. The USA is estimated to remain the biggest demand generator of UD tape, not only in North America but also in the world. The country is the largest market for UD tapes in the aerospace & defense industry.
Leading Players Covered in the Unidirectional (UD) Tapes Market Report:
- BASF SE
- Celanese Corporation
- Evonik Industries AG
- Hexcel Corporation
- Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.
- SGL Carbon SE
- Solvay S.A.
- Teijin Limited
- Toray Industries, Inc.
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