Armor Materials Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 – 2024)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Metal and Alloy, Ceramic and Composite, Para-aramid Fiber, Ultra-high-molecular-weight Polyethylene and Other Product Types (Including Fiber Glass, etc.)), Application (Aerospace, Body Armor, Civil Armor, Marine Armor and Vehicle Armor), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, Middle-East & Africa).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

North America

Largest Market:

North America

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The armor materials market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.81% during the forecast period, 2019 - 2024. 

  • Increasing homeland security concerns are expected to drive the demand for the market during the forecast period.
  • High cost of production of defense products is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Increasing defense budget is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The armor materials market report includes:

Product Type
Metal and Alloy
Ceramic and Composite
Para-aramid Fiber
Ultra-high-molecular-weight Polyethylene
Other Product Types (Including Fiber Glass, etc.)
Body Armor
Civil Armor
Marine Armor
Vehicle Armor
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Body Armors Application Expected to Lead the Market

  • Homeland security concerns have made it necessary for all countries to have well-trained defense forces. Requirement for army training is increasing owing to the increasing bilateral tensions between the nations.
  • For homeland security, soldiers are meant to fight, for which they require weapons, vehicles, and body shields to protect them.
  • During wars, soldiers have to wear body armor and carry weapons, such as guns, grenades, etc. Hence, these are to be made available to military personnel during wars. Every year, more individuals join the army, creating a further demand for armors and weapons.
  • Increasing terrorist attack threats, such as the ISIS attack in some of the countries of Middle East are leading to an increase in counter terrorist operations and preventive measures. 
  • Countries across the globe invest heavily in maintaining the sufficient supply of all such goods in anticipation of war. Armor materials are used extensively to produce body armors, weapon armors, armored vehicles, tankers, etc. Hence, the demand for armor materials is driven considerably by the increasing homeland security concerns.

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North America to Dominate the Market

  • The North American region dominated the global market share in 2018.
  • The United States is one of the largest consumers of armor materials globally. This is majorly owing to the rising homeland security concerns due to terrorism. The United States was the largest military spending nation with the largest military forces globally. 
  • There are emerging geopolitical and bilateral tensions between the major nations. Furthermore, the increasing terrorist activities lead to the increasing procurement of armor materials to manufacture defense equipment. 
  • These factors will drive the demand for armor materials in North America over the forecast period.

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Competitive Landscape

The armor materials market is partially consolidated. Key players in the armor materials market include DowDuPont, Teijin Limited, Koninklijke Ten Cate BV, Morgan Advanced Materials, and Honeywell International Inc.

Major Players

  1. DowDuPont Inc.
  2. Teijin Limited
  3. Koninklijke Ten Cate BV
  4. Morgan Advanced Materials
  5. Honeywell International Inc.

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Development of Body Armor and Advanced Weapons

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Homeland Security Concerns

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost Of Production Of Defense Products

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Technological Snapshot

    7. 4.7 Patent Analysis

    8. 4.8 Product Manufacturing Standards


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Metal and Alloy

      2. 5.1.2 Ceramic and Composite

      3. 5.1.3 Para-aramid Fiber

      4. 5.1.4 Ultra-high-molecular-weight Polyethylene

      5. 5.1.5 Other Product Types (Including Fiber Glass, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace

      2. 5.2.2 Body Armor

      3. 5.2.3 Civil Armor

      4. 5.2.4 Marine Armor

      5. 5.2.5 Vehicle Armor

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Mexico

        3. Canada

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Colaborations and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 Armor Designs Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Armorsource LLC

      4. 6.4.4 ATI

      5. 6.4.5 CeramTec GmbH

      6. 6.4.6 DowDupont Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Honeywell International Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 HYOSUNG

      9. 6.4.9 JPS Composite Materials

      10. 6.4.10 Koninklijke Ten Cate BV

      11. 6.4.11 Morgan Advanced Materials

      12. 6.4.12 PPG Industries Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 Royal DSM NV

      14. 6.4.14 Safeguard Armor LLC

      15. 6.4.15 Saint-Gobain

      16. 6.4.16 SCHUNK GmbH

      17. 6.4.17 Tata Steel

      18. 6.4.18 Teijin Aramid BV

      19. 6.4.19 Coorstek Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Defense Budget

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