Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Latin Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is Segmented by Production Type (Hand Layup, Resin Transfer Molding, Vacuum Infusion Processing, Injection Molding) and by Application type (Structural Assembly, Power train Components, Interiors, Exteriors).

Market Snapshot

latin automotive carbon fiber composites market
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >8 %
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Market Overview

The Latin Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 8 % during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • A higher market dynamic is being created by the OEMs and their supply chain to achieve greater efficiency and longer life-cycle value. The newer applications of the composites material in Brazil and penetration in new areas are crucial to the industry's future growth.
  • Traditionally, countries like Brazil and Mexico had a strong manufacturing base with a higher per capita income. As a production hub in entire Latin America, Brazil today has a strong presence worldwide.
  • Carbon fiber composites offer improvement in structural, functional, or cosmetic properties making vehicles lighter, cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective, the leading carbon fiber suppliers respond to the needs and expectations of the vehicle OEMs, system suppliers, and customers.
  • Many car companies, such as BMW, Audi, GM, Honda, and Polestar, have established agreements with carbon fiber material producers for mass production. They are investing in their processes to support low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing.

Scope of the report

The Latin Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market covers the current and upcoming trends with recent technological developments. The report will provide a detailed analysis of various areas of the market by type, application and technology. The market share of significant automotive sensor manufacturing companies and country level analysis will be provided in the report.

Production Type
Hand Layup
Resin Transfer Molding
Vacuum Infusion Processing
Injection Molding
Application type
Structural Assembly
Powertrain Components
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

Electrical Cars Sales Will Drive the Carbon Fiber Automotive Market

Reducing the weight of electric vehicles has significant importance with the greater secondary cost savings associated. However, Composite materials will help to compensate for the extra weight of installing batteries and electrical engines. This allows manufacturers to not only focus on lighter batteries but the entire white body of the vehicle.

For instance, in 2019 the BMW Group has selected SGL Carbon to produce a cover component for battery enclosures. This substantial multi-year order will include creating an innovative glass-fiber-based cover plate for the battery housing for usage in the future plug-in hybrid model of BMW Group.

Many carbon fiber composites companies are offering a solution to reduce the weight of electric vehicles. For instance, Companies like Kordsa are offering new lightweight materials and engineering solutions to produce lightweight cars for future hybrid electrical cars as their sales are expected to boom in the future.

High cost of carbon fiber restricts the usage in high volume vehicles. Additionally, continuous availability and high cycle time remain the major challenges in the expansion of the industry.

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Brazil is leading the Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Market

Brazil has the largest carbon fiber composites industry in the Latin America region. The recovery of the automotive industry and increased urbanization have resulted in the growth of the region's automotive fiber composites market. However, the country is again seeing a down since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the automotive industry is expected to make a comeback by 2021, promoting sales for automotive carbon fiber composites in the Latin America region.

Brazil's automotive carbon composite industry is characterized by small and large companies such as Elekeiroz, Embrapol, Cromitec, and Fiacbras, ranging in molding, fabrication, and materials suppliers. Brazil has a well-established manufacturing location in the center of Latin America, where goods can be easily exported to neighboring nations as raw materials or finished products needed for automotive fiber carbon composites.

Additionally, low per-capita helps the demand for automotive carbon composites consumption in the Latin region. The rise in the automotive industry in Brazil has resulted in a significant demand for carbon composites manufacturers to reach the need for various customers in the Latin America region.

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Competitive Landscape

The Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is dominated with various international and regional players such as Reichhold, Ashland, Toray, Owens Corning and Teijin. Although to have the edge over its competitors, the major automotive carbon fiber manufacturing companies are making joint-ventures, partnerships to launch newer products.

  • In 2018, UK based Shimtech Industries Ltd. expanded its composites division, in Mexico. The company works on carbon fiber component fabrication ranging aerospace to the automotive industry. Its primary assembly facility is situated in Hermosillo, Sonora.
  • In 2019, Toray Industries confirmed the development of its latest automotive carbon fiber composite with an improved cost-performance ratio. A new carbonization facility will be set up in 2020 for mass production at the Mexican plant of its US subsidiary Zoltek.

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 Porters Five Force 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 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

    2. 5.2 Application type

      1. 5.2.1 Structural Assembly

      2. 5.2.2 Powertrain Components

      3. 5.2.3 Interiors

      4. 5.2.4 Exteriors

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Argentina

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Latin America


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Reichhold

      2. 6.2.2 Toray

      3. 6.2.3 Owens Corning

      4. 6.2.4 Teijin

      5. 6.2.5 Huntsman

      6. 6.2.6 MRC, Zoltek

      7. 6.2.7 Azko Nobel

      8. 6.2.8 3M.

      9. 6.2.9 Mitsubishi Rayon

      10. 6.2.10 Formosa Plastics


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market is growing at a CAGR of >8% over the next 5 years.

Reichhold, Toray Industries, Owens Corning , Teijin Inc., 3M are the major companies operating in Latin America Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites Market.

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