Global Unidirectional Tapes Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Fiber (Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, Other Fiber), By Resin Type (Thermoplastic, Thermoset), By End-User (Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Advanced Materials

RELEASE DATE Nov 2023
REPORT ID SI3076
PAGES 200
REPORT FORMAT PathSoft

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Unidirectional Tapes Market Size was valued at USD 208.57 Million in 2022.
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Unidirectional Tapes Market Size is expected to reach USD 721.18 Million by 2032
  • Europe is expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period

Unidirectional Tapes

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The Global Unidirectional Tapes Market Size is anticipated to exceed USD 721.18 Million by 2032, Growing at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2022 to 2032. Factors such as the increasing use of unidirectional tapes in primary and secondary aircraft structures, rising demand for light vehicle manufacturing, and government initiatives are expected to drive the unidirectional tapes market over the forecast period.

 

Market Overview

Unidirectional tapes (UD Tapes) are carbon or glass fiber-based composite materials. These tapes are made from a variety of thermoplastic resins and can be customized based on the application. The proper size is ideal for connecting with the plastic. Unidirectional tapes are also durable, chemically resistant, and fire resistant, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. Unidirectional tapes are used as standard material in applications such as automotive and aerospace, as well as sports and leisure, with minimal material and energy consumption. Unidirectional tapes are widely used in business because they are less expensive, have a deep receptive range, and are simple to penetrate. Carbon fiber/epoxy composites are widely used in the aerospace industry due to their low weight, high strength and modulus, and excellent exhaustion performance; it is also one of the main reasons why thermoset unidirectional tapes are popular. Thermoplastic unidirectional tapes have recently gained a strong position in many different kinds of applications due to their higher durability, high resistance to composition, ease, and speed of assembly, short process duration, recyclability, and an unlimited time frame of realistic usability.

 

Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global unidirectional tapes market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the unidirectional tapes market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the unidirectional tapes market.

 

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 208.57 Million
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period 2022-2032 CAGR:13.2%
2032 Value Projection:USD 721.18 Million
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Fiber, By Resin Type, By End-User and By Region
Companies Covered: SABIC, Solvay, Hexcel Corporation, Toray Advanced Composites, SGL Carbon, TEIJIN LIMITED, BASF SE, Celanese Corporation, Victrex plc., Cristex Composite Materials, Eurocarbon B.V., Plastic Reinforcement Fabrics Ltd., TCR Composites, Inc., Barrday, Inc., and Others.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The global unidirectional tapes market is expected to propel during the forecast period due to major driver which include increased use of these unidirectional tapes in primary and secondary airframe constructions, increased demand for manufacturing lighter-weight automobiles. The increase in global air passenger traffic has contributed to an increase in aircraft production. The demand for new planes is expected to shift gradually from developed to emerging markets. Unidirectional tapes are commonly used in fixed-wing wings, drive shafts, wing spars, wing skins, cargo floor panels, fan blades, tail booms, rib stiffeners, conduits, brackets, and other applications. Boeing and Airbus have made a paradigm shift in aircraft design, with composites now being considered for the primary structures of all wide-body aircraft. The demand for unidirectional tapes is rapidly increasing due to the increasing use of composites in aircraft manufacturing.

 

Restraining Factors

Certain challenges, such as the high costs of unidirectional tapes, a lack of awareness among end-users, and the availability of alternative materials, may limit market revenue growth. Unidirectional tapes can be more expensive than conventional materials, which may restrict their widespread adoption, particularly in price-sensitive industries.

 

Market Segmentation

The Global Unidirectional Tapes Market share is classified into fiber, resin type, and end user.

 

  • The glass fiber segment is expected to grow fastest in the global unidirectional tapes market during the forecast period.      

Based on fiber, the global unidirectional tapes market has been segmented into glass fiber, carbon fiber, and other fiber. Among these, the glass fiber segment is expected to grow fastest in the global unidirectional tapes market during the forecast period. Glass fiber-based unidirectional tapes are preferable to carbon fiber unidirectional tapes since they provide a quick and cost-effective way to build parts and forms and make repairs.

 

  • The thermoplastic segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global unidirectional tapes market during the anticipated period.   

Based on the resin type, the global unidirectional tapes market is divided into thermoplastic and thermoset. Among these, the thermoplastic segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global unidirectional tapes market during the forecast period. Thermoplastic unidirectional tapes are used in a wide range of industries, including aviation, security, and sports and relaxation. These are widely used in the aviation and defense industries due to their durability, high strength, dampness ingestion resistance, superior properties, and ability to tolerate high-temperature conditions.

 

  • The aerospace & defense segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global unidirectional Tapes market during the forecast period.   

Based on the end user, the global unidirectional tapes market is divided into aerospace & defense, automotive, and others. Among these, the aerospace & defense segment is expected to grow at the highest pace in the global unidirectional tapes market during the forecast period. Unidirectional tapes are used in airplane seat outlines since they help to reduce the weight of airplane seats by 30% when compared to standard aluminum outline seats. They are also used in lightweight sandwich boards for ultralight aircraft. This expanded airplane request includes interest from developing markets such as APAC, South America, and Africa. This will increase interest in unidirectional tapes in aviation and help to protect the industry.

 

Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Unidirectional Tapes Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

 

North America is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global unidirectional tapes market over the predicted timeframe.

North America

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North America is projected to hold the largest share of the global unidirectional tapes market over the predicted years. The region benefits from advanced manufacturing infrastructure, thriving aerospace and automotive industries, and a focus on lightweight and high-performance materials. The United States, in particular, makes a significant contribution to the market, owing to its robust aerospace and defense sector, increasing adoption of carbon fiber composites, and the presence of major market players. Furthermore, the region's focus on sustainable and fuel-efficient transportation, rising demand for renewable energy solutions, and advancements in unidirectional tape manufacturing technologies drive the growth of the North American unidirectional tapes market.

 

Europe is expected to grow fastest in the global unidirectional tapes market during the forecast period. Market growth is made possible by the region's well-established manufacturing base, strong focus on sustainability, and technological advancements. Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy play critical roles in driving market adoption. Furthermore, the region's emphasis on lightweight materials in the automotive and aerospace sectors, the growing use of composites in construction and wind energy applications, and the presence of established material manufacturers all contribute to the utilization and effectiveness of unidirectional tapes in Europe.

 

Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global unidirectional tapes along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.

 

List of Key Companies

  • SABIC
  • Solvay
  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Toray Advanced Composites
  • SGL Carbon
  • TEIJIN LIMITED
  • BASF SE
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Victrex plc.
  • Cristex Composite Materials
  • Eurocarbon B.V.
  • Plastic Reinforcement Fabrics Ltd.
  • TCR Composites, Inc.
  • Barrday, Inc.

 

Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)

 

Recent Developments

  • In January 2022, DNV has approved Evonik Industries AG's VESTAPE PA12-CF (PA12) unidirectional tape for use in dynamic applications involving hydrocarbons, water, and gas injection. Evonik's achievement expands its position as a dependable supplier of high-quality materials for critical applications in the energy sector, bolstering its market presence.

 

  • In May 2022, Hexcel Corporation and Arkema, a leading specialty chemicals company, announced a strategic partnership to develop high-performance thermoplastic composite solutions for the aerospace sector. This collaboration aimed to leverage Hexcel's carbon fiber expertise and Arkema's thermoplastic resin expertise to deliver lightweight and cost-effective solutions.

Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Unidirectional Tapes Market based on the below-mentioned segments: 

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market, By Fibre

  • Glass Fiber
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Other Fiber

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market, By Resin Type

  • Thermoplastic
  • Thermoset

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market, By End User

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • Others

Global Unidirectional Tapes Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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