Thermoplastic Composites Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2019 - 2024)

The market is segmented by Fiber Type (Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, and Others), by Resin Type (Polypropylene, Polyamide, Polyetheretherketone, and Others), Product Type (Short-fiber Thermoplastic, Long-fiber Thermoplastic, Continuous-fiber Thermoplastic, and Glass Mat Thermoplastic), End-user Industry (Aerospace and Defense, Electrical and Electronics, Transportation, Construction, and Industrial), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

Thermoplastic Composites Market - Market Summary
Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

North America

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The market for thermoplastic composites is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5.29% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market studied is the increasing demand from the transportation sector. However, challenges to form composites from fiber reinforcements are likely to restrain the market.

  • Increasing investments in aerospace and defense applications are also likely to boost the demand for during the forecast period.
  • Growing usage in the Asia-Pacific region to act as an opportunity for the market growth in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest market share in 2018 and is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The thermoplastic composites market report includes:

Resin Type
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyamide (PA)
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
Other Resin Types
Fibre Type
Glass Fiber
Carbon Fiber
Product Type
Short-fiber Thermoplastic (SFT)
Long-fiber Thermoplastic (LFT)
Continuous-fiber Thermoplastic (CFT)
Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT)
End-user Industry
Aerospace and Defense
Electrical and Electronics
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of the Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Key Market Trends

Transportation industry to Dominate the Market

  • Transportation is the major end-user industry of the thermoplastic composites. The growing demand for producing light-weight and less co2 emission vehicles are driving the demand for thermoplastic composites in the transportation industry.
  • It is expected that, by 2020, the carbon emissions cap for new cars in the European Union will drop from 130 grams to 95 grams per kilometer. To achieve this target, car manufacturers are designing lighter vehicles by replacing metal with composites to make them light, tough, and recyclable.
  • In 2019, Clemson University (Clemson, SC, US) Composites Center and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) announced a 4-year project to manufacture a 100% recyclable carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic door.
  • The demand for automotive, across the world, in the upcoming years, is expected to depend heavily on the results of Brexit and international trade war. In 2018, the global automotive production declined by 1.1% over the previous year.
  • However, the automotive demand in Asian countries, like India, Japan, and South-east Asian countries, is likely to witness positive growth in the coming years.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the transportation industry is likely to dominate the market.
Thermoplastic Composites Market - Segmentation

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North America to Witness the Highest Growth Rate

  • The electronics industry in the United States is growing at a steady rate. Additionally, with companies continuously investing in the country’s electronics industry, the market will continue to grow, thereby increasing the consumption of thermoplastic composites in the United States.
  • The United States is the second-largest producer of automobiles in the world. The production of automobiles in the country had recorded a robust growth till 2016. After growing at 3.8% in 2015, the growth had decreased by 8.13% in 2017, due to the excess inventory and low demand for passenger cars. However, in 2018, the total production of automobiles in the country had registered a growth of 1.1% YoY over 2017, reaching a total of 1,13,14,705 vehicles.
  • The construction industry in the United States had witnessed rapid growth over the past few years, as a result of increased private sector spending on residential construction. The residential construction, in 2016 and 2017, had increased YoY, by 10.52% and 10.58%, respectively. Residential construction in the country is projected to have a growth of almost 6% during the forecast period (2019-2024), due to an increase in the construction of single and multiple family housing in the country.
  • Canada’s construction industry is the second largest in the North American region, and is also expected to improve and grow at a decent pace through 2024. Canada's commercial and residential construction is witnessing a significant growth rate, majorly driven by government initiatives and rising immigration in the country, thus, affecting new constructions.
  • Hence, owing to the above-mentioned reasons, North America region is expected to witness the highest growth rate
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Competitive Landscape

The thermoplastic composites market is concentrated, with the top five players accounting for around 35% of the market share in 2018. The major players of the market include BASF, Arkema, Toray, Lanxess, and Solvay.

Major Players

  1. BASF SE
  2. Lanxess
  3. Arkema
  4. Solvay

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

Thermoplastic Composites Market - Market Concentration

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Transportation Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Investments in Aerospace and Defense Applications

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Challenges to Form Composites from Fiber Reinforcement

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters 5 Force 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 Polypropylene (PP)

      2. 5.1.2 Polyamide (PA)

      3. 5.1.3 Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

      4. 5.1.4 Other Resin Types

    2. 5.2 Fibre Type

      1. 5.2.1 Glass Fiber

      2. 5.2.2 Carbon Fiber

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 Product Type

      1. 5.3.1 Short-fiber Thermoplastic (SFT)

      2. 5.3.2 Long-fiber Thermoplastic (LFT)

      3. 5.3.3 Continuous-fiber Thermoplastic (CFT)

      4. 5.3.4 Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT)

    4. 5.4 End-user Industry

      1. 5.4.1 Aerospace and Defense

      2. 5.4.2 Electrical and Electronics

      3. 5.4.3 Transportation

      4. 5.4.4 Construction

      5. 5.4.5 Industrial

      6. 5.4.6 Others

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. France

        3. United Kingdom

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of the Europe

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, 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 Arkema Group

      2. 6.4.2 AVANCO Group

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Celanese Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Daicel Polymer Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

      7. 6.4.7 DuPont de Nemours

      8. 6.4.8 Hexcel Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Koninklijke DSM NV

      10. 6.4.10 Lanxess

      11. 6.4.11 Polyone Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 SABIC

      13. 6.4.13 SGL Group

      14. 6.4.14 Solvay SA

      15. 6.4.15 Technocompound GmbH

      16. 6.4.16 Teijin Limited

      17. 6.4.17 The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Group of Companies

      18. 6.4.18 Toray Industries Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Usage in the Asia-Pacific Region

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