AFP ATL Composites Market Report
AFP/ATL Composites Market is Segmented by Resin Type (Thermoset Composites [High-Temperature Composites, Epoxy Composites, and Others] and Thermoplastic Composites [PPS, PEEK, and Others]), by Fiber Type (Carbon Composites, Glass Composites, and Aramid Composites), by End-Use Industry Type (Aerospace, Automotive, and Others), by Automation Type (AFP Composites and ATL Composites), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World).
AFP/ATL Composites Market is Segmented by Resin Type (Thermoset Composites [High-Temperature Composites, Epoxy Composites, and Others] and Thermoplastic Composites [PPS, PEEK, and Others]), by Fiber Type (Carbon Composites, Glass Composites, and Aramid Composites), by End-Use Industry Type...
Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global supply chain. The revenues have gone down in 2020 and may resume an uptrend gradually from 2021. Companies optimizing their operation and strategy will sustain and beat the competition.
Note: The summary below might not have included insights on covid impact since we have large number of reports.
Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Layup (ATL) are the processes that use numerically controlled machines to lay a single or multiple layers of composites in the form of fabrics or tows onto a mold in order to give certain shapes to form a part or structure. These are generally used to manufacture large components in the aircraft industry such as fuselage sections, wings, and nose cone.
These automated manufacturing processes come with multiple advantages such as fast speed of material deposition, in terms of fibers or tapes, depending upon the structure as well as the technology opted to produce the components, as these processes are less labor intensive, which means they do not depend much on the operator and are efficient in manufacturing larger components.
The incessant growth in the demand for AFP/ATL composites was ceased by the Covid-19 in 2020, causing severe changes in the demand in the near term. In numbers, the AFP/ATL composites market logged a massive decline of –33.9% in 2020, creating a lag of at least five years in the market.
However, the long-term market outlook is still salubrious, backed by strong fundamentals, especially huge order backlogs of Boeing and Airbus, assuring continuous production of at least 7 years at the current production rates. Furthermore, there has been a paradigm shift from traditional heavyweight materials to advanced composite materials in the wake of their countless advantages including lightweight, excellent strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, etc. In the long run, the global AFP/ATL composites market is subjected to grow at a promising CAGR of 10.8% to reach US$ 3.1 Billion in 2026.
Based on the resin type, the AFP/ATL composites market is segmented as thermoset composites and thermoplastic composites. Thermoset composites are expected to remain the most dominant material type in the market during the forecast period, whereas thermoplastic composite is expected to experience faster growth during the same period. All major aircraft AFP/ATL composite applications, such as fuselage and wings, are manufactured using carbon epoxy composites. Also, thermoset composites are widely used in key automotive applications such as roof, bumper, body frame, and enclosures for a battery pack.
Based on the automation type, the market is segmented as AFP composites and ATL composites. AFP composite is expected to remain the larger and the faster-growing segment of the market during the forecast period. AFP achieves greater precision over ATL and fulfills flexible part design requirements as well as can be an effective technique for shorter course placements.
In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for AFP/ATL composites during the forecast period. B787, F-35, B737 Max, and A220 are the growth engines of the region’s demand for AFP/ATL composites. The upcoming aircraft variant; B777x, is likely to add new revenue pockets to the region’s market. Key players in the region are Spirit AeroSystems, The Boeing Company, Northrup Grumman, etc.
Europe is expected to remain the second-largest market during the forecast period. The region is the largest AFP/ATL composites market for the automotive category. Presence of a large number of high-end auto OEMs coupled with high penetration of carbon composites is the prime factor, driving the region’s market.
The market for AFP/ATL composites is gradually consolidating with the leading companies are engaged in M&A activities. Also, private equity firms are keenly investing in the industry by acquiring mid-to small-sized companies. For instance, Spirit AeroSystems acquired the select assets of Bombardier Aerostructures and aftermarket service businesses in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Casablanca, Morocco, and Dallas, the United States. Along with the acquisition of these three sites, the company also acquired the complete work package for the A220 wing manufacturing process and technology.
The supply chain of this market comprises several nodes including raw material suppliers, prepreg manufacturers, AFP/ATL composite part manufacturers, distributors, and OEMs. The following are the key players in the AFP/ATL composites market.
Development of systems with greater layup rate, expansion in untapped and growing markets, and execution of mergers & acquisitions are the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.
This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s AFP/ATL composites market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. After a continuous interest in our aircraft AFP/ATL composites market report from the industry stakeholders, we have tried to further accentuate our research scope to the AFP/ATL composites market in order to provide the most crystal-clear picture of the market. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.
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The AFP/ATL composites market is segmented into the following categories.
AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast by Resin Type
AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Automation Type
AFP/ATL Composites Market Size, Share & Forecast, by Region
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The AFP/ATL composites market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 10.8% by 2026.
Spirit AeroSystems, Premier Aerotech GmbH, Leonardo S.p.A, The Boeing Company, and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Airbus Group SE, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GKN Aerospace, Collins Aerospace are the leading players in the AFP/ATL composites market.
North America is estimated to remain dominant in the AFP/ATL composites market in the foreseen future.
the AFP/ATL composites market size is expected to reach US$ 3.1 Billion in the coming year.
AFP composite is expected to be the larger automation type in the AFP/ATL composites market during the next five years.
Thermoset composites are expected to remain the most dominant resin type in the AFP/ATL composites market during the forecast period.