Key topics of the American composites industry

Key topics of the American composites industry

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  • Overview of the US composites industry:

US a key market for the global composites industry

American leaders covering the entire value chain of composites

US world-class R&D centers and innovators for composites

Three main growth drivers: aerospace, automotive, building and construction 

 

  • Aerospace segment:

US, a global leader for composites applications in aerospace

Growth of global demand for commercial aircrafts, driven by emerging Asia

Increasing share of aircrafts with higher shares of composites

US world-class R&D centers in aerospace and global suppliers

 

  • Automotive segment :

Automotive, a key market for the US composites industry

US growth driven by further composites penetration (CO2 regulation and innovation)

Within the US, movement of automotive manufacturing towards Southern states

Globally, growth for US companies driven by China as the main automotive market

Zoom: Thermoplastic resins in the automotive industry

 

  • Building and construction segment:

Building and construction, a key market for the US composites industry

US growth driven by infrastructure repair and recovery of housing market

Globally, growth for US companies driven by urbanization of emerging Asia

 

  • Focus on textile composite materials:

Textile composites, a key growth driver for the composites industry

Key innovation breakthrough driven by textile composites

US companies at the leading edge of textile composites

Growth stakes for US companies in textile composites