The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Composite Film Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Composite Film Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
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Composite films are majorly used in aerospace & defense and automotive industries in surface and lighting protection applications. Epoxy-based films are majorly used in these industries as they offer superior properties required such as strength, stability, lightweight, durability, and flexibility.
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Based on the film type, the market is segmented as epoxy film and others. Epoxy film dominated the market in 2019, and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period due to its superior physical and mechanical properties. It is preferred film in aerospace & defense and automotive industries.
Based on the curing type, the composite film market is segmented as autoclave and out-of-autoclave. Autoclave is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to its ability to produce high value composite films with high strength-to-weight ratio for the aerospace & defense industry.
Based on the function type, the composite film market is segmented as lightning strike protection, surface protection, and others. Lightning strike protection is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period owing to its ability to protect the composite panel and increase its lifespan when used in aircraft.
Based on the end-use industry type, the composite film market is segmented as aerospace & defense, automotive, and others. Aerospace & defense is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period as it offers 30% weight saving; which is a crucial factor in the in aerospace & defense industry. It also provides smooth surfaces that minimize the time and labor-intensive surface preparation.
In terms of regions, North America is estimated to remain the largest market during the forecast period due to the presence of prominent aircraft assemblers, increasing aircraft deliveries, and increasing demand for automotive vehicles with the expanding economies of the US, Canada, and Mexico. Increasing demand for films that are lightweight, have high tensile strength, and can withstand lightning strikes are likely to drive the composite films market.
Some of the major composite film manufacturers are-