Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Resin Type (Polyester, Vinyl Ester, Epoxy, Polyurethane, and Other Resin Types), Process (Manual Process, Compression Molding, Continuous Process, and Injection Molding), End-User Industry (Energy, Automotive, Marine, Construction and Infrastructure, Electrical and Electronics, Aerospace and Defense, and Other End-User Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for glass fiber reinforced polymer is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. major factors driving the market studied growing construction activities in the Middle East & Africa

  • Increasing Application in Marine Industry and Rising Demand for Wind Energy Composites is likely to act as an opportunity for the market.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption in a country such as India, China, etc.

Scope of the Report

The glass fiber reinforced polymer market report includes:

Resin Type
Vinyl Ester
Other Resin Types (PEEK Resin, Phenolic Resin, etc.)
Manual Process
Compression Molding
Sheet Molding Compound Process
Glass Mat Thermoplastic Process
Continuous Process
Injection Molding
End-User Industry
Construction and Infrastructure
Electrical and Electronics
Aerospace and Defense
Other End-User Industries (Healthcare, Consumer Goods)
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Construction and Infrastructure Industry

  • Glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) is widely used in the construction industry for non-structural elements, such as facade, panels, piping, and channels.
  • The Asia-Pacific region has become an attractive market for the investors, owing to the presence of a number of emerging economies, such as India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and others in the region. Owing to strong economic growth, domestic companies have been expanding their business. Along with this, foreign companies have been entering these markets to take advantage of the prevailing opportunities. This has created demand for commercial construction, such as offices, production houses, buildings, warehouses, etc., leading to an increase in the construction activities in these countries.
  • In India, the demand for offices and residential spaces has been driving the growth of the construction sector. “The Smart City Project” is one of the noticeable examples, under which, 100 smart cities are planned to be developed across the country.
  • The Middle East & African construction sector has been witnessing strong growth, which is majorly fuelled by the Middle East government’s efforts to develop non-oil sectors.
  • The Dubai Expo 2020, which is set to take place over the six-month period between October 2020 and April 2021, is estimated to attract more than 25 million tourists. This is expected to drive the demand for paints and coatings in Dubai. Additionally, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar (2022) is anticipated to provide significant demand for the market studied.
  • Under the Vision 2030 economic-transformation plan, the Saudi Arabian government has initiated numerous infrastructure projects. These projects majorly cover projects related to power, water, hydrocarbons, construction, road, rail, seaport, and airport sectors 
  • Hence, such projected growth in the industry is expected to lead to an increase in demand for glass fiber reinforced polymer.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market Key Trends

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Region

  • China stands to be the largest producer in the global automotive industry. Moreover, it is one of the largest producers of electronics.
  • Furthermore, the total automotive production declined, in 2018. On the brighter side, light commercial vehicle production increased by 12.6% in 2018 over 2017.
  • Automotive production in China is expected to increase further during the forecast period, due to rising demand for SUVs, lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the popularity of electric vehicles.
  • Currently, China is majorly focusing on increasing the production and sale of electric vehicles in the country. For this purpose, the country has planned to increase the production of electric vehicles (EVs) to 2 million a year by 2020, and 7 million a year by 2025. The target, if achieved will increase the share of electric vehicles to 20% of total new car production for China by 2025.
  • Additionally, the government has been focusing on infrastructure development, which has been driving the construction activities in the country. China’s transport ministry and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) planned to invest USD 724 billion for constructing 303 key transportation projects, which include railways, highways, waterways, airports, and urban rail.
  • The country has also been focusing on increasing its wind power capacity, which is projected to add to the demand for the GFRP market. In November 2016, the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) announced the target of increasing its grid-connected wind power capacity to 210 GW, by the end of 2020.
  • Hence, all such aforementioned activities in the country is projected to drive the demand for the GFRP market in the country, during the forecast period.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market Growth by Region

Competitive Landscape

The glass fiber reinforced polymer market is partially fragmented. Some of the major players include BASF SE, Advanced Composites Inc., PPG Industries Inc., Reliance Industries Ltd, and Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd., among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Construction Activities in Middle East & Africa

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Recyclability Issues

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Resin Type

      1. 5.1.1 Polyester

      2. 5.1.2 Vinyl Ester

      3. 5.1.3 Epoxy

      4. 5.1.4 Polyurethane

      5. 5.1.5 Other Resin Types (PEEK Resin, Phenolic Resin, etc.)

    2. 5.2 Process

      1. 5.2.1 Manual Process

      2. 5.2.2 Compression Molding

        1. Sheet Molding Compound Process

        2. Glass Mat Thermoplastic Process

      3. 5.2.3 Continuous Process

      4. 5.2.4 Injection Molding

    3. 5.3 End-User Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Energy

      2. 5.3.2 Automotive

      3. 5.3.3 Marine

      4. 5.3.4 Construction and Infrastructure

      5. 5.3.5 Electrical and Electronics

      6. 5.3.6 Aerospace and Defense

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-User Industries (Healthcare, Consumer Goods)

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/ Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Advanced Composites Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 BGF Industries Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Braj Binani Group

      5. 6.4.5 Celanese Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 China Beihai Fiberglass Co. Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 China Jushi Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Chongqing Polycomp International Corp. (CPIC)

      9. 6.4.9 Jiangsu Jiuding New Materials Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Johns Manville

      11. 6.4.11 Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd.

      12. 6.4.12 Owens Corning

      13. 6.4.13 PPG Industries Inc.

      14. 6.4.14 Quantum Composites

      15. 6.4.15 Reliance Industries Ltd

      16. 6.4.16 SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Application in Marine Industry

    2. 7.2 Rising Demand for Wind Energy Composites

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

BASF SE, Advanced Composites Inc., PPG Industries Inc, Reliance Industries Ltd, Nippon Electric Glass Co.,Ltd. are the major companies operating in Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Market.

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