Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Resin Type (Epoxy, Bismaleimide, Cyanate Ester, Thermoplastic, Phenolic, and Others); Manufacturing Process (Hot Melt and Solvent Dip); End-User (Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Wind Energy, Sports & Leisure, and Others); and Region/Country







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Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market
Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market

Global Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market is expected to grow at a significant rate of around 9% during the forecast period. Carbon Fiber Prepreg is defined as the laminate composites of fiber sheets that are impregnated with polymer resins (plastics) that have not been fully cured. Fiber sheets are often fiberglass, carbon fiber, or polyaramid (Kevlar). In addition, materials in this form are often called B-staged. In recent years the demand for carbon fiber prepreg has risen dramatically due to the increasing usage of hockey sticks, tennis racquets, archery bows, golf clubs, rowing shells, and bicycles. They are also used in the making of sports clothing, protective gear, racing helmets, and shoes.

Solvay S.A., Gurit Holdings AG, Toray Industries Inc, SGL Carbon SE, Park Electrochemical Corp, Axiom Materials Inc., Hexcel Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Teijin Limited, Royal Ten Cate N.V. are some of the key players in the market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with hi-tech and innovative products/technologies.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst resin type, epoxy resin type category to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on resin type, the market is segmented into epoxy, bismaleimide, cyanate ester, thermoplastic, phenolic, and others. The epoxy resin type category is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to its high strength-to-weight ratio and improved heat corrosion and moisture resistivity.  They are highly used by many industries such as aerospace, defense, sports & leisure, wind, and others. Furthermore, the entry of global players into emerging markets adds to the growth of the market.

“Amongst manufacturing process, the hot melt held a significant share in the market in 2020”

On the basis of the manufacturing process, the market is categorized into hot melt and solvent dip. Among these, the hot melt held a significant share of the market in 2020. This is mainly because of its advantages over others as they can produce both fabric and unidirectional prepregs. In addition, the resin is impregnated into the fiber using pressure and heat to create the final prepreg, which is then wound on a core. Also, this hot melt is a combination of heat and pressure used in the prepreg process to move the film resin from the carrier paper into the fiber bundle. Thus, hot melt carbon fiber prepreg offers better control capability and performance in the field.

“North America held a significant market position”

In 2020, North America held a prominent share and is expected to grow at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing demand for lightweight products from the advanced aerospace, defense, and automotive industries as they contribute to improving the performance of various products. In addition, the increasing use of carbon fiber prepregs in the manufacture of fighter jets, commercial aircraft, and transport aircraft continues to drive market growth in the region. Also, major players in the market continue to work towards the better usage of carbon fiber prepreg.

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  • Detailed examination of drivers, restraints, key trends, and opportunities prevailing in the industry.
  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments.
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.2.Main Objective
2.1.Research Process of the Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market
2.3.Respondent Profile   
7.3.Cyanate Ester
8.1.Hot Melt 
8.2.Solvent Dip
9.1.Aerospace and Defense
9.3.Wind Energy 
9.4.Sports & Leisure 
10.1.North America  
 10.1.3.Rest of North America
 10.2.6.Rest of Europe
 10.3.4.Rest of Asia-Pacific
10.4.Rest of World 
11.1.Market Drivers
11.2.Market Challenges
11.3.Impact Analysis
14.1.Demand Side Analysis
14.2.Supply Side Analysis
16.1.Competitive Landscape
 16.1.1.Porters Fiver Forces Analysis
17.1.Solvay S.A. 
17.2.Gurit Holdings AG 
17.3.Toray Industries Inc 
17.4.SGL Carbon SE 
17.5.Park Electrochemical Corp
17.6.Axiom Materials Inc.
17.7.Hexcel Corporation 
17.8.Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation 
17.9.Teijin Limited 
17.10.Royal Ten Cate N.V. 

Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global carbon fiber prepreg market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of carbon fiber prepreg in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global carbon fiber prepreg market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the carbon fiber prepreg market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the carbon fiber prepreg market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as resin type, manufacturing process, and end-user. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the carbon fiber prepreg market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as various resin types, manufacturing processes, and end-users of carbon fiber prepreg. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the carbon fiber prepreg market sector across the globe.

 Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global carbon fiber prepreg market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2028 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the carbon fiber prepreg market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global carbon fiber prepreg market in terms of products offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market
Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market

Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global carbon fiber prepreg market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of resin type, manufacturing process, and end-user in the global carbon fiber prepreg market.

The main objective of the Global Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global carbon fiber prepreg market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the carbon fiber prepreg market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of resin type, manufacturing process, and end-user.
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the carbon fiber prepreg
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the carbon fiber prepreg market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World.
  • Company profiles of the carbon fiber prepreg market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market

Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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