Tow Prepreg Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 - 2029

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Tow Prepreg Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 - 2029

Status : July, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Tow Prepreg Market: Introduction

Tow prepreg is a fiber bundle made by preimpregnating resin to alter the properties of the fiber. There are three types of resin used to impregnate the tow, of which epoxy resin grabs major share due to its availability and ease of handling used for impregnating the tow. Tow Prepreg is a recent trend in the market that possesses enhanced properties such as light weight, temperature resistant and high durability. With the increase in demand for durablility of the fuselage for sustaining exceptionally high pressures at high altitudes, demand for tow prepreg has also witnessed an uptick. Further, increasing use of tow prepreg in the rocket motor cases and missile systems due to its high tensile strength to expand the demand of tow prepreg. Tow Prepreg market is expanding at almost a double digit CAGR over the forecast period of 2019-2029 due to its increasing use in various sectors such as automobile, defense, and aerospace sectors. Moreover, increase in demand for tow prepreg products sheds light on its weight which is 80% lighter than steel, makes it more attractive in exotic car manufacturing business. In 2019, Hanyang University developed carbon prepreg which shall replace the automotive engine bracket and the fast curing process of Tow prepreg developed by TORAYCA has exceptional formability and high mechanical properties. Tow Prepreg coating by Hyundai has found substantial reduction of weight compared to conventional coating. Significant changes and advancements in the production technology of tow prepreg to enhance its properties such as high tensile strength, durability, heat resistant, etc., are brightening the market. Initiatives by companies such as Toray, Hyundai, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, etc. are increasing level of competition amongst the players and also implicate the demand from the end-use industry such as defense, automobile and aerospace sectors. Increasing use of tow prepreg in the oil & gas sector to augment at a rapid rate due to its niche applications.

Increasing Use of Tow Prepreg in Niche Applications Shall Fortify the Automotive and Aerospace Industry

Increasing use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) in the automobile industry is increasing the demand for tow prepreg. Properties such as higher tensile strength, heat resistance etc. have gained traction in the manufacturing of automotive parts. Turnaround of the aerospace industry towards lightweight fuselage is propelling the demand of tow prepreg.  Based on fiber type, carbon fiber grabs 80% of the market share followed by the glass fiber. The automobile sector grabs around 15% of the market share and is expected to grow at a moderate CAGR in the forecast period 2019-2029. According to Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC), Oakridge National Laboratory, Europe is expected to have a higher carbon fiber demand share of around 43% by 2020 and the global demand share of carbon fiber in the aerospace sector is around 25%.

Segmentation analysis of Tow Prepreg Market

The tow prepreg market is bifurcated into five major segments:  Fiber Type, Resin Type, application by end use and region.

On the basis of Fiber type, the global tow prepreg market is divided into:

  • Carbon
  • Glass
  • Aramid
  • Thermoplastic

On the basis of resins, the global tow prepreg market is divided into:

  • Epoxy
  • Phenolic
  • Others

On the basis of application, the global tow prepreg market is divided into:

  • Rocket motor cases
  • Fuselage
  • Automobile parts
  • Pressure vessels
  • Sports goods
  • Others 

On the basis of end use industry, the global tow prepreg market is divided into:

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Oil & gas
  • Automobile
  • Sports
  • Others

Tow Prepreg Market: Regional Outlook

Europe is expected to grab the major portion of the market share in 2019 in terms of demand of Tow prepreg. Countries such as Germany, Italy and Switzerland are fast growing  markets in aerospace and automobile industry thus necessitates the utilization of tow prepreg for market domination. Initiatives such “Carbon Fiber & Advanced High Performance Cluster (CFPC)” by European Commission aims to develop carbon fiber products to foster the demand of tow prepreg. Followed by Europe, North America region is flourishing at a rapid rate in utilization of tow prepreg in manufacturing pressure vessels and turbine blades. Followed by North America, South Asia and Oceania is growing at a grace CAGR, India is one of the key emerging markets in tow prepreg market due to its diversified automotive market.

Key players of Tow Prepreg Market

Prominent players in the global tow prepreg market are SGL carbon, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, TCR composites, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Hexcel Corporation, Toray Inc, Arisawa manufacturing, Porcher Industries Designs, Red Composites Ltd. Teijin Ltd and  Vitech Composites. Tow Prepreg market consists of diversified global and regional players with global vendors ruling the market.

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the tow prepreg market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The tow prepreg market report provides analysis and information, according to market segments such as fiber type, resin type, application and end use.

The tow prepreg Market Report Covers Exhaustive Analysis On:

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Market Size & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain

The tow prepreg report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The tow prepreg report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The tow prepreg report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

The Tow Prepreg Market Report Highlights:

  • A Detailed overview of the parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

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

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.