Pultrusion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Pultrusion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : March, 2019 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Pultrusion Market Introduction

Pultrusion is a process of manufacturing composite material profiles having constant cross sections and physical or material properties tailored to specific end-use requirements. The word pultrusion is the portmanteau of words ‘pull’ and ‘extrusion’. The process of pultrusion involves pulling the reinforcement materials like fibers or braided strands through a heated stationary die.

Pultruded composites are being used commonly across a vast range of end-use industries, including transportation, construction, electrical, and chemical industries. Manufacturers in the pultrusion market are introducing pultruded composites with advanced properties to suit requirements of a specific end-use applications, to gain momentum in the pultrusion market.

Pultrusion Market – Notable Developments

Strongwell Corporation, Werner Company, Exel Composites, Teel Plastics, Glasforms Inc., Bedford Reinforced Plastics, Fiber-Line Inc., Jiangsu Jiuding New Material Co., Tecton Engineering and Construction LLC, Faigle Kunstsoffe GmbH, Creative Pultrusion, Diversified Structural Composites, and JAMCO Corporation, are among the leading players in the pultrusion market.

  • Strongwell Corp., a U.S.-based player in the pultrusion market, recently entered a distribution agreement with Pipespain S.L., a Spanish company, for distribution of the company’s pultruded fiberglass grating products including DURADEK®, DURAGRID®, SAFRAIL™ Fiberglass Handrail Systems, and EXTREN® fiberglass structural shapes and plate. With this agreement, the company is aiming to establish a strong presence in Spain and Portugal to capitalize on offshore, marine, oil and gas, and chemical markets across these countries.
  • PolyOne Corporation, a leading plastic material and resin manufacturing company, announced that it will acquire PlastiComp, LLC, a leading manufacturer of long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. PlastiComp recently started its second pultrusion line for manufacturing long-carbon-fiber-reinforced composites, and the PolyOne is aiming to expand its advanced composites portfolio with this investment.
  • Exel Composites – another leading player in the pultrusion market – announced in July 2018 that it has partnered with Ziebel – a Norwegian distributor of fiber optics – to develop a fiber optic-embedded carbon composite rod with the help of the expertise of Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) in pultrusion technology. Exel Composites acquired DSC in April 2018 to leverage DSC’s expertise in pultrusion technologies to complement its existing growth strategies.

Pultrusion Market Dynamics

Growing Demand for Lightweight and Durable Materials to Withstand Harsh Environment Triggers Pultrusion Market Growth

Most industry players across the manufacturing sector are spurning heavy weight metal components to improve the performance characteristics of end products. Manufacturers are willing to experiment with innovative materials to explore possibilities to improve material properties of the product, and thereby, plastics and pultruded composites have been gaining popularity among them since past few years.

Leading players in the pultrusion market are introducing pultruded composites with excellent physical properties, such as heat resistance, corrosion resistance, flexibility, dielectric properties, and high strength-to-weight ratios to suit changing requirements of end-users. Thereby, the demand for flexible plastic materials with excellent performance characteristics that can withstand extreme environments is increasing, triggering growth of the pultrusion market.

High Initial Costs vis-à-vis the Pultrusion Process Create Barriers to Entry for Small Businesses in the Pultrusion Market

Though the pultrusion market is witnessing rapid growth with a widening range of its end-user industries, the need for high initial investments is creating challenges for pultrusion market players to offer competitive prices. The production costs and initial investments associated with pultruded composites are higher than its competitive materials, and this is one of the main challenges faced by players in the pultrusion market. Fabrication costs and material handling guides are the primary expenses of manufacturers in the pultrusion market and thereby, initial investments remain high in the pultrusion market. This creates major barriers to entry for new entrants in the pultrusion market.

Pultrusion Market Players Eye Lucrative Opportunities in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is undergoing transformations in terms of the types of materials used in various automotive parts. The lightweighting trend is spreading rapidly across the automotive industry, creating numerous lucrative opportunities for players in the pultrusion market. Pultrusion is one of the most cost-effective method of manufacturing composite parts used as important automotive components.

Leading players in the pultrusion market are offering tailored pultrusions suitable for automotive applications, including chassis rails, roof beams, door intrusion beams, and front-end support systems. With the leading manufacturers in the pultrusion market launching innovative pultruded resins for manufacturing various automotive parts, which can ultimately replace metal components, pultrusion market is expected to witness positive growth in the upcoming years.

Pultrusion Market Segmentation

Based on the types of fibers, the pultrusion market is segmented into

  • Carbon Fiber Composites
  • Glass Fiber Composites 
  • Other

Based on the attribute types, the pultrusion market is segmented into

  • Corrosion
  • Non-Corrosion

Based on the types of resins, the pultrusion market is segmented into

  • Epoxy Composites
  • Polyester Composites
  • Phenolic Composites
  • Vinlyester Composites
  • Other

Based on its applications, the pultrusion market is segmented into

  • Electric Insulators
  • Window Profiles
  • Ladder Rails
  • Rebar
  • Sound Barriers
  • Cable Trays
  • Grating
  • Road Markers
  • Sporting Goods
  • Utility Poles
  • Structural Shapes
  • Tool Handles
  • Decking
  • Antennas
  • Transportation
  • Others

Based on the end-use industries, the pultrusion market is segmented into

  • Electrical
  • Infrastructure
  • Chemical
  • Consumer Goods
  • Building and Construction 
  • Transportation
  • Cooling Tower
  • Other

The study presents reliable qualitative and quantitative insights into:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand chain of the market
  • Market valuation (revenue and/or volume)
  • Key trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Forces defining present and estimated future state of the competitive landscape
  • Technological developments
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

The vast market research data included in the study is the result of extensive primary and secondary research activities. Surveys, personal interviews, and inputs from industry experts form the crux of primary research activities and data collected from trade journals, industry databases, and reputable paid sources form the basis of secondary research. The report also includes a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market, with the help of information collected from market participants operating across key sectors of the market value chain. A separate analysis of macro- and micro-economic aspects, regulations, and trends influencing the overall development of the market is also included in the report.

Highlights of the report:

  • A detailed analysis of key segments of the market
  • Recent developments in the market’s competitive landscape
  • Detailed analysis of market segments up to second or third level of segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected future valuation of the market in terms of revenue and/or volume
  • Key business strategies adopted by influential market vendors
  • Outline of the regulatory framework surrounding and governing numerous aspects of the market
  • Growth opportunities in emerging and established markets
  • Recommendations to market players to stay ahead of the competition

Note: Immense care has been taken to present data with the highest levels of accuracy in all TMRResearch reports. Nevertheless, recent developments related to market/vendor landscape may take time to reflect in the analysis.

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