Natural Fiber Composites Market by Type (Wood Fiber and Non-Wood Fiber), Manufacturing Process (Compression Molding, Injection Molding, and Others), Application (Building & Construction, Automotive, and Electrical & Electronics), and Region - Global Forecasts to 2021

 Published On: Apr, 2016 |    No of Pages: 129 |  Published By: MarketsandMarkets | Format: PDF
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Increasing demand for lightweight and environmentally friendly materials to drive the NFCs market

The Natural Fiber Composites (NFCs) market is projected to reach USD 6.50 billion by 2021, expected to register a CAGR of 11.68% between 2016 and 2021. The major drivers stimulating the growth of the NFCs market are increasing use of natural fiber composites in construction and automotive industries due to their high stiffness-to-weight ratio, lightweight and recyclability.

Automotive is the most lucrative application in the NFCs market

The key drivers of NFCs in automotive industry are lightweight, higher fuel efficiency, lower energy consumption, excellent safety & acoustic features with recyclability and government regulations. In order to comply with regulatory norms, automotive manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan), Ford Motor Company (U.S.), Mercedes-Benz (Germany) have started using NFCs to manufacture automotive components such as seatbacks, parcel shelves, boot linens, among other parts. Thus, automotive application would be the most profitable investment pocket for stakeholders.

Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market of NFCs

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for NFCs in the next five years. The development in infrastructure facilities, investment made by NFCs manufacturers, and capacity expansions by various leading players are a few factors leading to the growth of the market of NFCs in this region. China leads the market of NFCs in Asia-Pacific. Its consumption of natural fiber composites has grown remarkably due to growth in the construction and electrical & electronics industries.

This study has been validated through primaries conducted with various industry experts, globally. These primary sources have been divided into following three categories:
• By company type- Tier 1- 50%, Tier 2- 37%, and Tier 3- 13%
• By designation- C Level- 46%, Director Level- 33%, and Others- 21%
• By region- North America- 34%, Europe- 31%, Asia-Pacific- 23%, and RoW (12%)

The report provides comprehensive analysis of company profiles which include:

• UPM Biocomposites (Finland)
• Weyerhaeuser (U.S.)
• Procotex Corporation NV SA (Belgium)
• Trex Company, Inc. (U.S.)
• Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT) (U.S.)
• Fiberon LLC (U.S.)
• Polyvlvlies Franz Beyer GMBH & CO. KG (Germany)
• Tecnaro GMBH (Germany)
• FlexForm Technologies (U.S.)
• Meshlin Composites Zrt. (Germany)
• Greencore Composites, Inc. (Canada)
• Greengran B.V. (The Netherlands)
• Jelu-Werk Josef Ehrler GMBH & CO. KG (Germany)
• Polymera, Inc. (U.S.)
• Stemergy (U.S.)
• TTS BIOCOMPOSITE (U.S.)

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The report will help the leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:
1. This report segments the NFCs market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and the subsegments across the different verticals and regions.
2. The report helps stakeholders to understand the pulse of the market and provides them information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
3. This report will help stakeholders to better understand the competitors and gain more insights to better their position in the business. The competitive landscape section includes competitor ecosystem, new product developments, agreements & partnerships, and acquisitions.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 15
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 16
1.4 CURRENCY 17
1.5 LIMITATIONS 17
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 17

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 18
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 18
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 19
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 20
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 22
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 24
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 25

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 26

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 30
4.1 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE (VALUE), BY 2021 30
4.2 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY APPLICATION 31
4.3 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY KEY APPLICATION 32
4.4 U.S. AND CHINA COMMAND MAJOR SHARE OF THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET 33
4.5 LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 36
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 36
5.2.1 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY TYPE 36
5.2.2 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS 37
5.2.3 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY APPLICATION 37
5.2.4 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY REGION 37
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.3.1 DRIVERS 39
5.3.1.1 Government regulations regarding the use of environmentally friendly products 39
5.3.1.2 Lightweight, lower energy consumption, and increase in fuel efficiency 39
5.3.1.3 Safer compared to glass fibers 39
5.3.1.4 Recyclability 40
5.3.1.5 Consumer Preference and Awareness regarding Environmental Protection in the developed regions 40
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 40
5.3.2.1 Relatively low strength as compared to synthetic fiber composites 40
5.3.2.2 Fluctuating cost, availability, and quality of raw materials 41
5.3.2.3 Lack of Awareness among the End Users in the developing regions of Asia-Pacific 41
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 41
5.3.3.1 Possibility of price reduction with economies of scale 41
5.3.3.2 increasing market reach in the automobile industry driven by regulations 41
5.3.3.3 opportunities in the packaging industry 42
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 42
5.3.4.1 High cost of production 42
5.3.4.2 Maintaining consistency in manufacturing process and mechanical performance 42
5.3.4.3 The composites industry is dominated by glass fiber and carbon fiber-based composites 42
5.4 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 43
5.4.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 44
5.4.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 44
5.4.3 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 45
5.4.4 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 45
5.4.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION 46

6 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY TYPE 47
6.1 INTRODUCTION 48
6.2 WOOD FIBER COMPOSITES 49
6.3 NON-WOOD FIBER COMPOSITES 50

7 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS 51
7.1 INTRODUCTION 52
7.2 COMPRESSION MOLDING 54
7.3 INJECTION MOLDING 55
7.4 OTHERS 56

8 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY APPLICATION 58
8.1 INTRODUCTION 59
8.2 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 62
8.3 AUTOMOTIVE 65
8.4 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS 67
8.5 OTHERS 69

9 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY REGION 71
9.1 INTRODUCTION 72
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 73
9.3 EUROPE 75
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 79
9.5 SOUTH AMERICA 82
9.6 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 84

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 86
10.1 INTRODUCTION 86
10.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 87
10.3 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 89
10.3.1 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS 89
10.3.2 AGREEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS 91
10.3.3 EXPANSIONS 93
10.3.4 ACQUISITIONS 93

11 COMPANY PROFILES 94 (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 INTRODUCTION 94
11.2 UPM BIOCOMPOSITES 95
11.3 WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY 98
11.4 PROCOTEX SA CORPORATION NV 100
11.5 TREX COMPANY, INC. 102
11.6 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (AERT) 105
11.7 FIBERON LLC 108
11.8 POLYVLIES FRANZ BEYER GMBH & CO. KG 110
11.9 TECNARO GMBH 112
11.10 FLEXFORM TECHNOLOGIES 114
11.11 MESHLIN COMPOSITES ZRT. 115
11.12 GREENCORE COMPOSITES INC. 116
11.13 GREENGRAN B.V. 117
11.14 JELU-WERK JOSEF EHRLER GMBH & CO. KG 118
11.15 POLYMERA INC. 119
11.16 STEMERGY 120
11.17 TTS BIOCOMPOSITE (TEKLE TECHNICAL SERVICES INC.) 121

*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 122
12.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 122
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 123
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 125
12.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 127
12.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 127
12.6 RELATED REPORTS 128

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 27
TABLE 2 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 3 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 4 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN COMPRESSION MOLDING, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 54
TABLE 5 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN COMPRESSION MOLDING, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 6 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN INJECTION MOLDING, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 7 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN INJECTION MOLDING, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 8 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 9 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 10 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 11 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 63
TABLE 12 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 13 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 14 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 15 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 16 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 17 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 18 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 19 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 20 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 21 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 22 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 23 NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 24 NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 25 NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 26 EUROPE: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 27 EUROPE: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 28 EUROPE: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 29 ASIA-PACIFIC: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 30 ASIA-PACIFIC: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 32 SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 33 SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 34 SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 35 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 36 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 37 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, 2014–2021 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 38 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2011-2015 89
TABLE 39 AGREEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS, 2011-2015 91
TABLE 40 EXPANSIONS, 2011-2015 93
TABLE 41 ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2015 93

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SEGMENTATION 15
FIGURE 2 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES: RESEARCH DESIGN 18
FIGURE 3 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 21
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
FIGURE 5 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
FIGURE 6 DATA TRIANGULATION: NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET 24
FIGURE 7 AUTOMOTIVE TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST CAGR BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 27
FIGURE 8 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BY TOP-5 COUNTRIES, 2015 28
FIGURE 9 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET SHARE AND CAGR, BY REGION, 2015 29
FIGURE 10 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, 2016–2021 30
FIGURE 11 BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TO BE THE MAJOR APPLICATION OF NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES, 2016-2021 31
FIGURE 12 NORTH AMERICA DOMINATED THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES APPLICATION MARKET IN 2015 32
FIGURE 13 U.S. AND CHINA COMMAND AROUND 55.12% OF NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET 33
FIGURE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC EXPECTED TO WITNESS EXPONENTIAL GROWTH BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 34
FIGURE 15 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES IN NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET 38
FIGURE 16 NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES: PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 43
FIGURE 17 MARKET DRIVERS FOR WOOD AND NON-WOOD FIBER COMPOSITES, 2016–2021 48
FIGURE 18 NON-WOOD FIBER COMPOSITES TO DOMINATE THE MARKET BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 50
FIGURE 19 INJECTION MOLDING TO DOMINATE THE GROWTH BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 52
FIGURE 20 DRIVERS FOR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES DURING FORECAST PERIOD 54
FIGURE 21 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT TO ACCOUNT FOR THE HIGHEST MARKET SHARE 59
FIGURE 22 MARKET GROWTH ATTRIBUTED TO STRINGENT REGULATIONS AND INCREASING CONSUMER AWARENESS 61
FIGURE 23 KEY ELEMENTS DRIVING THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET IN VARIOUS APPLICATIONS 62
FIGURE 24 NORTH AMERICA LEADS THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION 63
FIGURE 25 EUROPE TO LEAD THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATION 65
FIGURE 26 ASIA-PACIFIC TO DRIVE THE NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 72
FIGURE 27 U.S.: KEY NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKETS IN NORTH AMERICA, 2015–2021 74
FIGURE 28 GERMANY: KEY NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKETS IN EUROPE, 2015–2021 77
FIGURE 29 INDIA: KEY NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKETS IN ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2021 80
FIGURE 30 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET IN SOUTH AMERICA, BETWEEN
2016 AND 2021 82
FIGURE 31 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DOMINATED NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITES MARKET, BETWEEN 2016 AND 2021 84
FIGURE 32 COMPANIES ADOPTED NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND AGREEMENTS & PARTNERSHIPS AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015 86
FIGURE 33 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS: MOST PREFERRED STRATEGY 87
FIGURE 34 NUMBER OF STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY KEY PLAYERS BETWEEN 2011 AND 2015 88
FIGURE 35 REGIONAL REVENUE MIX OF TOP MARKET PLAYERS 94
FIGURE 36 UPM BIOCOMPOSITES: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 95
FIGURE 37 WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 98
FIGURE 38 PROCOTEX SA CORPORATION NV: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 100
FIGURE 39 POLYVLIES FRANZ BEYER GMBH & CO. KG.:SWOT ANALYSIS 111
FIGURE 40 TECNARO GMBH: SWOT ANALYSIS 113
FIGURE 41 MARKETSANDMARKETS KNOWLEDGE STORE SNAPSHOT 125
FIGURE 42 MARKETSANDMARKETS KNOWLEDGE STORE: CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL 126


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