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Research and Markets: Growth Opportunities in Continuous Fiber Thermoplastics Market 2015-2020: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis

January 4, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Growth Opportunities in Continuous Fiber Thermoplastics Market 2015-2020: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis” report to their offering.

The future of continuous fiber thermoplastic (CFT) market looks good with opportunities in aerospace and automotive industries. The global continuous fiber thermoplastics market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2015 to 2020. The major driver of growth for this market is increasing level of penetration in aerospace and automotive industries, largely to address the increasing requirement of lightweight, recyclable, and environment friendly products.

In this market, glass & carbon fibers are major reinforcements and polyamide (PA), polypropylene (PP), polyetherimide (PEI), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), & polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resins as major matrices are used for making continuous fiber thermoplastics. Lucintel predicts that the demand for CFT is likely to experience a good growth rate in the forecast period supported by growing demand in end-user industries. On the basis of comprehensive research, the author forecasts that aerospace segment is expected to show above average growth during the forecast period.

Within the CFT market, the aerospace industry is expected to remain as the largest market by value and transportation industry by volume. The development of advanced aircraft models and new applications in the aerospace and automotive industry are expected to spur growth for these segments over the forecast period.

North America is expected to remain the largest market shipment due to growth in demand from aerospace and automotive industries. Asia Pacific & Rest of the World is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period because of increasing penetration of CFT in sporting goods, automotive, and industrial goods industries.

Emerging trends in the global CFT market, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include the development of new applications and collaboration of players in different nodes of industry.


By end-use application [Volume (M lbs) and $M shipment analysis for 2009 – 2020]:

– Transportation

– Sporting Goods

– Industrial

– Aerospace

– Ballistics

– Others

By type of fiber (volume (Mil lbs) and value $M from 2009 – 2020):

– Glass Fiber

– Carbon Fiber

– Others

By resin type (volume (M lbs) and value $M from 2009 – 2020):

– PP



– PA



– Others

By material form (volume (M lbs) and value $M from 2009 – 2020):

– Prepeg (Unidirectional)

– Prepeg( Fabric)

– Commingled Fiber and Fabric

– Other Pultruded Laminate

By temperature (volume (M lbs) and value $M from 2009 – 2020):

– High Temperature

– Low Temperature

Companies Mentioned

– Cytec

– Fiber Glass Industries


– Owens Corning

– Polystrand

– Tencate

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