News Article | May 24, 2017
NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p02989006/Global-Glass-Fiber-Market.html The global glass fiber market is expected to reach an estimated $9.4 billion by 2022 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2017 to 2022 The major driver for market growth is the rise in demand for glass composite-made products, including bathtubs, pipes, tanks, printed circuit boards, wind blades, and automotive parts. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the glass fiber industry, include cost optimization and performance enhancement of glass fibers. Other trends include the increased presence of Chinese companies in Europe and in the Middle Eastern through increasing plant capacity, mergers, and acquisitions. A total of 139 figures / charts and 101 tables are provided in this 235-page report to help in your business decisions. The study includes glass fiber market size and forecast for the global glass fiber market through 2022 by product type, application, and region, as follows: Glass Fiber Market by Application Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): • Marine • Transportation • Pipe and Tank • Aerospace • Construction • Electrical and Electronics • Consumer Goods • Wind Energy • Others Glass Fiber Market by Manufacturing Process (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011 - 2022): • Hand lay up • Spray up • Resin infusion • Pultrusion • Injection molding • Compression molding • Prepreg lay up • Others Glass Fiber Market by Product Type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2016): • Single end roving • Multi end roving • Woven roving • Fabrics • CSM • CFM • DUCS • CS • Others Glass Fiber Market by Region (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): • North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • The Rest of the World Glass Fiber Market by Country (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): • USA • Canada • Mexico • Germany • France • Italy • Spain • UK • China • India • Japan • Taiwan • Brazil Glass fiber companies profiled in this market include Owens Corning, Jushi, Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (CPIC), PPG Fiber Glass, and Taishan Fiberglass Inc. are among the major suppliers of the glass fiber market. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that the segments of wind energy and construction are expected to show average growth during the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. Within the global glass fiber market, transportation is expected to remain the largest market by value and volume consumption. Government regulations, such as CAFE Standards in the US and carbon emission targets in Europe, are putting pressure on OEMs to incorporate lightweight materials to curb the overall vehicle weight, and this is the key driver for glass fiber in the transportation industry. Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest region by value and volume and is also expected to experience the highest growth over the forecast period because of growth in construction, transportation, and the electrical and electronics segments. Growing economy, growth in population, and urbanization are the major forces that drive the construction segment, especially in China and India. Some of the features of "Growth Opportunities in the Global Glass Fiber Market 2017 2022: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis" include: • Market size estimates: Global glass fiber market size estimation in terms of value ($M) and volume (M lbs.) shipment. • Trend and forecast analysis: Market trend (2011-2016) and forecast (2017-2022) by segments and region. • Segmentation analysis: Global glass fiber market size by various applications such as material, flow structure, vehicle, end user in terms of value and volume shipment. • Regional analysis: Global glass fiber market breakdown by key regions such as North America, Europe, and Asia & Rest of World. • Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different application, manufacturing process, product, country of global glass fiber market. • Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape of automotive radiator in the global glass fiber market. • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter's Five Forces model. This report answers following 11 key questions: Q.1. What are some of the most promising, high-growth areas in the global glass fiber market by application (marine, transportation, pipe and tank, aerospace, construction, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, wind energy, and others), product type (single end roving, multi end roving, woven roving, fabrics, CSM, CFM, DUCS, and CS), manufacturing process (hand lay up, spray up, resin infusion, pultrusion, injection molding, compression molding, prepreg layups, and others), country (the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, and Brazil), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World)? Q.2.Which product segments will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.3.Which region will grow at a faster pace and why? Q.4.What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges in the glass fiber market? Q.5.What are the business risks and competitive threats in glass fiber market? Q.6.What are emerging trends in glass fiber market and the reasons behind them? Q.7.What are some changing demands of customers in the glass fiber market? Q.8.What are the new developments in the glass fiber market and which companies are leading these developments? Q.9.Who are the major players in glass fiber market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth? Q.10. What are some of the competitive products in glass fiber market and how great of a threat do they pose for loss of market share through product substitution? Q.11. What M & A activities by the glass fiber suppliers have transpired in the last 5 years in glass fiber market and how have they affected the industry? Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p02989006/Global-Glass-Fiber-Market.html About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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News Article | May 4, 2017
Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include cost optimization and performance enhancement of glass fibers. Other trends include the increased presence of Chinese companies in Europe and in the Middle Eastern through increasing plant capacity, mergers, and acquisitions. Owens Corning, Jushi, Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (CPIC), PPG Fiber Glass, and Taishan Fiberglass Inc. are among the major suppliers of the glass fiber market. The study includes a forecast for the global glass fiber market by product type, application, and region, as follows: By application type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): By manufacturing process (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011 - 2022): By product type (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2016): Glass fiber market by region (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): By country (Value ($M) and Volume (M lbs) shipment analysis for 2011- 2022): For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or click on this link http://www.lucintel.com/glass_fiber_market_2017_2022.aspx or email@example.com. About Lucintel Lucintel, the premier global management consulting and market research firm, creates winning strategies for growth. It offers market assessments, competitive analysis, opportunity analysis, growth consulting, M&A, and due diligence services to executives and key decision-makers in a variety of industries. For further information, visit www.lucintel.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-global-glass-fiber-market-is-expected-to-reach-94-billion-by-2022-300451455.html
News Article | January 2, 2017
Since 1960, the U.S. composites industry has grown 25 times, whereas the steel industry has only grown 1.5 times and the aluminum industry is three times larger, according to market research firm Lucintel. That’s good news for composites, but to understand the growth – and ensure it continues in the future – it’s important to dig deeper into the numbers and break down the industry into segments. In this year’s annual State of the Industry report, Composites Manufacturing magazine asked several industry experts to share insight in key areas – glass fiber, carbon fiber, aerospace and automotive. We also got a report on the European market to highlight the global impact of composites. In 2016, the U.S. composite materials market grew by 3.7 percent to reach $8 billion in value. It is expected to reach $10.6 billion by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent. Major drivers in the market include increased demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, growth in new construction, upgrade of old infrastructures and increased demand for wind energy. As more original equipment manufacturers utilize composites in various applications, the future of glass fiber composites looks promising. Across industries, end users are looking for products that offer better value for their money, superior quality and increased lifespans. In turn, the composites industry is shifting gears and investing in new R&D initiatives and attempting to capture business and applications previously considered out of reach. Glass fiber – the predominantly used reinforcement – is expected to reach $9.3 billion worldwide by 2022, with a CAGR of 4.5 percent since 2016. The growth in construction and infrastructure development, increase in automotive production and development of water infrastructure and sewage systems are drivers in the glass fiber market. The global demand for clean energy and infrastructure upgrades also will help to boost glass fiber demand in the future. On the supply side, Lucintel estimates an expansion or upgrade of existing facilities by at least 20 percent to meet glass fiber demand in the next two to three years. In 2016, the global glass fiber capacity was 11 billion pounds for composites, and the current rate of utilization is approximately 91 percent. In recent years, there have been strategic shifts within glass fiber manufacturers to expand glass fiber operations in the U.S. and around world. Johns Manville, AGY, Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation (CPIC) and Jushi are setting up glass fiber units in North America and South America. European glass fiber manufacturers are also expanding their capacity to fill the vacuum that was created after imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese manufacturers. LANXESS has invested $19.5 million to expand glass fiber plant capacity in Belgium, while Johns Manville has invested $65 million to expand glass fiber plant capacity in Slovakia.
News Article | December 2, 2016
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "GFRP Composites Market By Resin Type, Manufacturing Process, Application and By Region - Global Forecast To 2026" report to their offering. The global Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) composites market is projected to grow from USD 44.10 Billion in 2016 to USD 60.33 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.47% during the forecast period The GFRP composites market is growing due to the high demand from the wind energy & other emerging application industries such as electrical & electronics, and transportation. GFRP composites are preferred as they have the ability to reduce the weight of the product and are stronger than metallic parts. The GFRP manufacturing process improves productivity through innovative engineering approaches, minimizes energy consumption, and reduces the VOC emission levels. The GFRP composites market witnessed strong growth during the past few years due to the growing use of composites in the U.S., Germany, China, Brazil, and Japan. The GFRP composites market is segmented on the basis of the manufacturing processes into compression molding, manual process, injection molding and the continuous process. Injection molding is the fastest growing, as well as the largest market for GFRP composites in terms of the manufacturing process. It is the most preferred process for the manufacture of GFRP composites, and accounted for a major share, in terms of value, in 2015. This is because the process enables low labor costs, low scrap rate, has a fast cycle time and low mold-clamping pressure. The process is widely applicable in the automotive and electrical & electronics industries for the production of bumpers for vehicles, panels for electrical equipment, enclosures for medical devices, and others. The GFRP composites market is also segmented by application, which includes, wind energy, transportation, construction & infrastructure, electrical & electronics, and others. Wind energy accounts for the highest market share, as well as is the fastest growing application, owing to innovations in the integration of lightweight GFRP composites, which have facilitated the manufacture of increasingly larger blade lengths with increased stiffness. This is expected to increase the demand for GFRP composites from wind energy component manufacturers. 5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Segmentation 5.2.1 GFRP Composites Market, By Resin Type 5.2.2 GFRP Composites Market, By Manufacturing Process 5.2.3 GFRP Composites Market, By Application 5.3 Market Dynamics 5.3.1 Market Dynamics 5.3.2 Drivers 188.8.131.52 Growing Wind Energy Installations 184.108.40.206 Increase in Use of GFRP Composites in End-Use Industries 220.127.116.11 Recovery of the Marine Industry in the U.S. After the Economic Recession 18.104.22.168 Increasing Demand for Lightweight Materials From the Transportation Industry 5.3.3 Restraints 22.214.171.124 Recyclability Issues 5.3.4 Opportunities 126.96.36.199 Growing Demand for GFRP Composites in the Mena Region 5.3.5 Challenges 188.8.131.52 to Reduce Capital and Technology Costs 5.3.6 Impact Analysis of Drivers 5.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis 12 Company Profiles - AGY Holdings Corp. - Asahi Fiber Glass Co., Ltd. - Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation - Johns Manville Corporation - Jushi Group Co., Ltd. - Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. - Owens Corning - PPG Industries Inc. - Saint-Gobain S.A. - Taishan Fiberglass Inc. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7lxk2g/gfrp_composites
Tang L.-C.,Hangzhou Normal University |
Wang X.,Hangzhou Normal University |
Gong L.-X.,Hangzhou Normal University |
Peng K.,Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation |
And 5 more authors.
Composites Science and Technology | Year: 2014
In this work, we investigate the creep and recovery behaviours of polystyrene (PS) composites filled with two-dimensional chemically reduced graphene oxide (CRGO) sheets. Incorporation of CRGO into PS polymer is found to significantly improve the creep resistance and recovery properties. The results are compared with the creep and recovery of the corresponding composites with carbon black (CB) and carbon nanotube (CNT) nano-additives, and it is observed that both the CB/PS and CNT/PS systems present worse efficiencies in reducing the creep and unrecovered response. The CRGO sheets with corrugated structures possess higher specific surface area and display better dispersion in the PS matrix compared to the CB or CNT nano-additives, which should produce strong sheet/matrix interfacial interaction to restrict the mobility of polymer chains. The formation mechanisms are further interpreted based on the analysis from the dynamic mechanical properties and thermo-gravimetric results. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation | Date: 2012-05-09
A high-intensity and high-modulus glass fiber is provided. Said fiber is produced by improving the processes, components and proportion of conventional E-glass production process and apparatus. The fiber contains 13% CaO at most, no boron and fluorine, meanwhile ZrO_(2) and Li_(2)O is first added, B_(2)O_(3) is first removed, and SO_(3) is added. The intensity and the modulus of the fiber are slightly lower than those of S-glass or T-glass, but obviously higher than those of E-glass and ECR-glass which are highly produced and widely used or other boron-free glass such as Advantex glass. Besides the intensity, modulus and fatigue resistance, said fiber has obvious advantages over E-glass in heat, acid and alkali resistance. The glass fiber roving made from said fiber has 22% higher tensile strength and 1115.7% higher modulus than those of E-glass, and has 16% higher tensile strength and 56% higher modulus than those of ECR-glass.
Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation | Date: 2015-05-28
A low dielectric constant glass fiber, in mass percentage, includes 50%60% of SiO_(2), 10%20% of Al_(2)O_(3), 12%20% of B_(2)O_(3), 04% of CaO, 4%10% of MgO, 0.1%0.5% of Na_(2)O+K_(2)O, 00.5% of Li_(2)O, 0.2%3% of F_(2 )and 00.2% of Fe_(2)O_(3). Compared with the related art, the glass composition contains higher content of SiO_(2), which can greatly reduce dielectric properties of the glass fiber. Meanwhile, a small amount of F_(2 )is added thereto, which not only can effectively improve the fiberizing temperature of the glass fiber but also can reduce glass viscosity and density and reduce glass refractive index and dielectric properties. In addition, lower content of CaO is further contained, but almost no alkali metal particles such as Na_(2)O+K_(2)O are contained, which further reduces the dielectric properties of the glass fiber.
Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation | Date: 2011-07-06
This invention discloses a kind of boron and fluorine-free fiberglass composite with its characteristic that it has the following compounds under particular mix ratio: SiO_(2), Al_(2)O_(3), SiO_(2)+Al_(2)O_(3), CaO, MgO, TiO_(2), ZnO, Na_(2)O+K_(2)O and Fe_(2)O_(3). The preferential process of this invention is: selection of mineralgrinding of mineralcompounding as per ratiomelting in furnaceoutflow from platinum bushingfiberizingcoating of infiltrating liquidprotofilament drying. Compared with the traditional E fiberglass, the composite of this invention has better mechanical performance (tensile strength increased by over 15% and elastic modulus increased by over 5%) and better corrosion resistance (resistance of acid and alkali increased by 20 times); its forming temperature (<1280 C.) and forming range (>80 C.) are proper with good fiberizing performance, which can be produced in large scale.
Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation | Date: 2010-07-02
A high-intensity and high-modulus glass fiber is provided. Said fiber is produced by improving the processes, components and proportion of conventional E-glass production process and apparatus. The fiber contains 13% CaO at most, no boron and fluorine, meanwhile ZrO_(2 )and Li_(2)O is first added, B_(2)O_(3 )is first removed, and SO_(3 )is added. The intensity and the modulus of the fiber are slightly lower than those of S-glass or T-glass, but obviously higher than those of E-glass and ECR-glass which are highly produced and widely used or other boron-free glass such as Advantex glass. Besides the intensity, modulus and fatigue resistance, said fiber has obvious advantages over E-glass in heat, acid and alkali resistance. The glass fiber roving made from said fiber has 22% higher tensile strength and 1115.7% higher modulus than those of E-glass, and has 16% higher tensile strength and 56% higher modulus than those of ECR-glass.
Chongqing Polycomp International Corporation | Date: 2013-12-25
Disclosed in the present invention is a glass fibre composition free of boron and fluorine, characterized in that it contains the following components in a particular formulation ratio: SiO_(2), Al_(2)O_(3), SiO_(2) + Al_(2)O_(3), CaO, MgO, TiO_(2), ZnO, Na_(2)O+K_(2)O, Fe_(2)O_(3).The process flow of the present invention is preferably ore selectionore crushingmaterial proportioningmelting in a kilneffusion through a platinum leakage platewire drawinginfiltrate coatingprecursor drying by baking. The composition of the present invention has superior mechanical performance (the tensile strength is increased by more than 15%, and the elastic modulus is increased by more than 5%) and corrosion resistance performance (acid - alkali corrosion resistance performance is increased by more than 20 times) compared to traditional E glass fibre, has a suitable forming temperature (<1280C) and forming range (>80C), good fibre forming performance, and can be produced on a large scale.