Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composite Market is segmented by Production Type (Hand Layup, Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Infusion Processing, Injection Molding, and Compression Molding), and by Application Type (Structural Assembly, Power Train Components, Interior, Exterior, and Others)

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Size

Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: > 6 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Analysis

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composite Market is expected to register a CAGR of 6%, during the forecast period.

  • There has been rising interest toward thermoplastic polymer composites since the past few years, owing to several advantages of these materials, including high volume processability, recyclability, superior damage tolerance, and fracture toughness, and ability to produce complex shapes.
  • These composites found applications in different modes of transportation, from cars to underground trains. Among thermoplastic composites, long-fiber thermoplastics (LFTs) are being extensively used in the transportation sector.
  • The automotive industry was impacted due to high fuel prices. Furthermore, in the transportation industry, vehicle OEMs and suppliers use thermoplastic composites to reduce vehicle mass. Due to stringent emission regulations, automotive manufacturers are focusing on reducing the weight of the vehicle, as it helps in saving a noticeable amount of carbon dioxide emissions. A 10-kilogram weight reduction is estimated to reduce 1 gram of carbon dioxide per kilometer.

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Industry Segmentation

The Canada automotive thermoplastic polymer composite market covers the latest trends and technological development and provides analysis on the market demand by production type, application type, and market share of major thermoplastic polymer composite manufacturing companies across Canada.

By Production Type
Hand Layup
Resin Transfer Molding
Vacuum Infusion Processing
Injection Molding
Compression Molding
By Application Type
Structural Assembly
Power-train Components
Other Application Types

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Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market according to our research experts:

Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT) is Expected to Grow with a Fast Pace

Glass mat thermoplastic sheets were first introduced in 1970. Considering the cost-related mechanical performance criteria, GMT composites are located between injection moldable, discontinues (long or short) glass-fiber-reinforced composites, and advanced thermoplastic with various fiber architecture.

They offer various benefits, such as

  • Design freedom: Production of complex parts by integrating several functions elements
  • Low density.
  • Easy Recycling
  • High innovation potential, in terms of production and ecological demands.
  • High productivity

Although GMTs are available in various polymer matrices is dominated by propylene-based composites, due to their low price. These are well capable of competing with other structure materials, primarily in conditions where temperature lesser than 110°C are maintained.

Glass mat thermoplastic composites are witnessing demand from the composite market. They are easy to use, with superior mechanical performance.

  • Mercedes-Benz selected two grades of glass mat-reinforced thermoplastic material, which are supplied by the Swiss material producer, Quadrant Plastic Composites. These materials are used for manufacturing the innovative front-end module, which was designed for its S-class series luxury coupe. The new front-end module weighs only 3.4 kg, while the previous model used to weigh 5 kg.

Innovations and greater market penetration are expected to drive the demand for glass mat thermoplastic composites during the forecast period.

key market trend 1

Transportation Sector to Drive the Market

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standard forced manufacturers in the automobile industry to develop vehicle designs that incorporated high-performance light-weight materials. The weight of an automobile has a direct impact on driving dynamics, fuel consumption, and agility. A 10% reduction in vehicle weights results in approximately 5-7% rise in fuel savings

The rising focus on minimizing carbon emission and enhancement of fuel economy, primarily by reducing the weight of a vehicle, are driving the demand for thermoplastics composites.

Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) is one of the primary materials that can address the rising concerns regarding a vehicle’s weight. In combination with metals, CFRTP composites will be a part of a multi-material approach when designing the car of the future. These materials are developed and assembled with recyclability and sustainability in mind. In addition, the automotive industry standards will serve to align methods for characterizing the performance of CFRTP composites.

The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation. As companies explore various options to address the future needs, collaboration has proven to be an effective way to discover the new growth avenues, will leveraging risk. The preferred approach is collaboration with strategic players throughout the value chain.

For instance, DuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers choose to advance through collaborative networks, while actively participating in consortia, including IACMI (Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation) and AZL (Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production), where standardization is addressed, along with collaborative teams that are focusing on demonstrating the production methods of cost-effective CFRTP composites, especially for high-volume applications

In 2019, SABIC announced a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective, and recyclable vehicle panels, primarily by using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite, at JEC World 2019. This innovative technology, which has designed to replace traditional panels made of metal and thermoset material for interior and exterior automotive applications, will soon be commercialized in the bulkhead of a light commercial vehicle (LCV)

key market trend 2

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Industry Overview

The Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market is consolidated with only a few companies dominating the market. Some of the major players in the market are 3B-Fiberglass, Base Group, BASF, BMW, Cytec Industries, Inc., amongst others.

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Leaders

  1. 3B-Fiberglass

  2. Base Group

  3. BASF SE

  4. Gurit Holding

  5. Solvay SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Production Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hand Layup

      2. 5.1.2 Resin Transfer Molding

      3. 5.1.3 Vacuum Infusion Processing

      4. 5.1.4 Injection Molding

      5. 5.1.5 Compression Molding

    2. 5.2 By Application Type

      1. 5.2.1 Structural Assembly

      2. 5.2.2 Power-train Components

      3. 5.2.3 Interior

      4. 5.2.4 Exterior

      5. 5.2.5 Other Application Types


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Solvay Group

      2. 6.2.2 3B-Fiberglass (Braj Binani Group)

      3. 6.2.3 Cytec Industries Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 Arkema Group

      5. 6.2.5 Celanese Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Daicel Polymer Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 DuPont de Nemours

      8. 6.2.8 Hexcel Corporation

      9. 6.2.9 Technocompound GmbH

      10. 6.2.10 Polyone Corporation

      11. 6.2.11 Base Group

      12. 6.2.12 Gurit Holding

      13. 6.2.13 BASF SE


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Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market Research FAQs

The Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

3B-Fiberglass, Base Group, BASF SE, Gurit Holding, Solvay SA are the major companies operating in Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Market.

Canada Automotive Thermoplastic Polymer Composites Industry Report

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