Thermoplastic Composites Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Carbon Thermoplastic Composites Market Analysis Report is segmented by Resin Type (Polypropylene, Polyamide, Polyetheretherketone, and Other Resin Types), Fiber Type (Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, and Other Fiber Types), Product Type (Short-fiber Thermoplastic, Long-fiber Thermoplastic, Continuous-fiber Thermoplastic, and Glass Mat Thermoplastic), End-user Industry (Aerospace and Defense, Electrical and Electronics, Automotive, Construction, Medical, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts for thermoplastic composites in revenue (USD million) for all the above segments.

Thermoplastic Composites Market Size

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Thermoplastic Composites Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 4.68 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 5.99 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.06 %
Fastest Growing Market Middle East and Africa
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Thermoplastic Composites Market Analysis

The Thermoplastic Composites Market size is estimated at 4.68 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 5.99 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.06% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic, on a global scale, has forced automakers, wind turbine manufacturers, and aircraft manufacturers to shut down their operations, lowering the demand for composites in 2020. The pandemic impacted almost every aspect of the composites industry, from product demand to workforce development to the acceleration or deceleration of trends that were already underway when it struck. Customers and their own temporary production stop reduced the production levels, and demand reductions have all had a significant impact on production processes.

  • In the medium term, the major factors driving the market studied are the increasing demand from the construction industry and increasing investments in aerospace and defense applications.
  • On the flip side, the declining automotive industry and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to restrain the market growth.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest market share, and the region is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period.

Thermoplastic Composites Market Trends

Automotive Industry to Dominate the Market

  • Automotive is the major end-user industry of thermoplastic composites. The growing demand for producing lightweight and low CO2 emission vehicles is driving the demand for thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry.
  • Thermoplastic composites are known for their high toughness and lightweight characteristics. Automotive industries highly adopt glass mat thermoplastics for various uses.
  • The application areas of these composites in the automotive industry include seat frames, battery trays, bumper beams, load floors, front ends, valve covers, rocker panels, and under-engine covers.
  • According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), more than 85,016,728 motor vehicles were manufactured worldwide in 2022, an increase of 6% from a year earlier, indicating an increased demand for thermoplastic composites from thermoplastic composite-based automotive part manufacturing.
  • Additionally, America's automotive production grew by 10% Y-o-Y in 2022. Canada, Mexico, and the United States saw a production increase of 10%, with motor vehicle production reaching 12,28,735 units, 35,09,072 units, and 1,00,60,339 units, respectively. In the South American region, Colombia saw the greatest rise in Y-o-Y production, reaching 51,455 units, an increase of 26%. Argentina also saw a massive 24% increase, with production reaching 5,36,893 units.
  • Moreover, in 2022, US auto manufacturing companies announced a USD 13 billion investment in domestic EV manufacturing, more than triple the investment in 2020. Toyota announced a USD 2.5 billion investment in the Carolina manufacturing facility. Honda and LG Energy Solution announced a USD 4.4 billion joint venture for investments in EV and battery manufacturing. These factors are expected to ascend vehicle production, thereby benefiting the thermoplastic composites market.
  • In Europe, Germany is among the key manufacturer of vehicles. According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), Germany produced 441,990 units of vehicles in March 2023, a growth of 67% compared to the number of vehicles produced in the month of March in the previous year.
  • Thus, considering the growth trends and production of automobiles in different regions worldwide, the automotive industry is likely to dominate the market, which, in turn, is expected to enhance the demand for thermoplastic composites during the forecast period.
Thermoplastic Composites Market: Automotive Production, Million Units, Global, 2018-2022

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Region

  • China is the largest manufacturer and consumer of thermoplastic composites in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by India and Japan.
  • The use of thermoplastic composites in the automotive sector in the country is in high demand, owing to the advantage of producing a wide range of products that fit the industry's needs with precise quality. China is the world's biggest automobile market in terms of both production and sales. China's automotive market experienced positive growth in 2022 despite the impact of several negative factors, including the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a structural chip shortage, and local geopolitical conflicts.
  • According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), China has the largest automotive production base in the world, with a total vehicle production of 27 million units in 2022, registering an increase of 3.4% compared to 26 million units produced in the previous year.
  • According to official data, China's electronics sector recorded stable growth in 2022, supporting solid growth in terms of production and investment. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the value added of major enterprises in the sector increased by 7.6% over the same period in 2021, exceeding the value added of all industries by 4%. Thus, a significant boost in demand for electronic goods supports the demand for thermoplastic composites from the industry.
  • According to the International Trade Organization, China is the world's largest construction market and has the highest rate of urbanization globally. According to data from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Shanghai, by 2025, China is anticipated to build a city equivalent to 10 New York City's worth of city space since the 1990s.
  • The Chinese government is taking steps to tighten the economy. China's 14th Five-Year Plan includes a government-led effort to apply digital technology to the building and construction process. Furthermore, the construction industry is expected to account for 6% of the country's GDP by 2025. China's construction sector plays an increasingly important role in stimulating the economy and stabilizing employment.
  • According to aerospace company Airbus' press release in April 2023, over the next 20 years, China's air traffic is projected to grow at an annual rate of 5.3%, well above the global average of 3.6%. This would require 8,420 passengers and freighters by 2041, or more than 20% of the world's need for new aircraft over the next 20 years, around 39,500.
  • Hence, due to the reasons mentioned above, China is likely to drive the market's growth in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.
Thermoplastic Composites Market - Growth Rate by Region

Thermoplastic Composites Industry Overview

The global thermoplastic composites market is partially fragmented in nature, with several companies operating on both global and regional levels. Some of the major companies in the market include LANXESS, Solvay, BASF SE, Toray Industries Inc., and Arkema SA, among others.

Thermoplastic Composites Market Leaders


  2. Solvay

  3. BASF SE

  4. Toray Industries Inc.

  5. Arkema SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Thermoplastic Composites Market Concentration
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Thermoplastic Composites Market News

  • April 2023: LANXESS announced the launch of a joint venture with Advent International focused on engineering materials, which began operations on April 1, 2023. DSM's Engineering Materials segment and LANXESS's former High-Performance Materials business joined forces to establish the new joint venture. LANXESS owns around 40% of the joint venture, while Advent International owns approximately 60%.
  • April 2023: Solvay and GKN Aerospace announced the extension of their partnership agreement in which both companies will create a combined thermoplastic composites (TPC) roadmap to investigate innovative materials and production techniques for aircraft structures and jointly target future key high-rate programs. Furthermore, Solvay is expected to continue to be GKN Aerospace's preferred supplier of TPC materials. Solvay's PEKK composites and PEKK films help GKN Aerospace's TPC development initiatives.

Thermoplastic Composites Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand from the Automotive Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Rising Consumption in the Construction Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Raw Materials and Challenges to Form Thermoplastic Composites

      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 Buyers

      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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    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 Fiber Type

      1. 5.2.1 Glass Fiber

      2. 5.2.2 Carbon Fiber

      3. 5.2.3 Other Fiber Types

    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 Automotive

      4. 5.4.4 Construction

      5. 5.4.5 Medical

      6. 5.4.6 Other End-user Industries

    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. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%) **/Rank Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Arkema SA

      2. 6.4.2 AVANCO Group

      3. 6.4.3 Avient Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Celanese Corporation

      6. 6.4.6 Daicel Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 DSM

      8. 6.4.8 Hexcel Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 LANXESS

      10. 6.4.10 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      11. 6.4.11 Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 SABIC

      13. 6.4.13 SGL Carbon

      14. 6.4.14 Solvay

      15. 6.4.15 TechnoCompound GmbH

      16. 6.4.16 Toray Industries Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Wide Application Scope in the Healthcare Sector

    2. 7.2 Rising Demand from the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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Thermoplastic Composites Industry Segmentation

Thermoplastic composites usually consist of a fiber reinforcement with a thermoplastic resin. These materials are extensively used in the automotive, transportation, and construction industries.

The thermoplastic composites market is segmented by resin type, fiber type, product type, end-user industry, and geography. By resin type, the market is segmented into polypropylene, polyamide, polyetheretherketone, and other resin types. By fiber type, the market is segmented into glass fiber, carbon fiber, and other fiber types. By product type, the market is segmented into short fiber thermoplastic, long fiber thermoplastic, continuous fiber thermoplastic, and glass mat thermoplastic. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into aerospace and defense, electrical and electronics, automotive, construction, medical, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the thermoplastic composites market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, market sizing and forecasts are done in volume (kilotons).

Resin Type
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyamide (PA)
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
Other Resin Types
Fiber Type
Glass Fiber
Carbon Fiber
Other Fiber Types
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
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Thermoplastic Composites Market Research FAQs

The Thermoplastic Composites Market size is expected to reach 4.68 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.06% to reach 5.99 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Thermoplastic Composites Market size is expected to reach 4.68 million tons.

LANXESS, Solvay, BASF SE, Toray Industries Inc. and Arkema SA are the major companies operating in the Thermoplastic Composites Market.

Middle East and Africa is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Thermoplastic Composites Market.

In 2023, the Thermoplastic Composites Market size was estimated at 4.45 million tons. The report covers the Thermoplastic Composites Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Thermoplastic Composites Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Thermoplastic Composites Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)