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    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market Growth Analysis

    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market Growth Analysis
    Report code - SR2569 Published On : Jul,2023 No. of Pages: 120
    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market Size, Share, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, See more...

    Market Highlights

    The Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market is estimated to grow at a promising CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period to reach a value of US$ 3.1 billion in 2028.

    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market Forecast

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    Nonwoven composites are used in various automotive applications such as parcel trays, floorboards, hood liners, trunk trim, headliners, door panels, and underbody shields. Reinforcements can be synthetic fibers (fiberglass, polyester fiberscarbon fibers, and aramid fibers) or natural fibers (jute, flax, or hemp), or a combination of these. Automotive nonwoven composites offer advantages such as weight reduction, improved strength-to-weight ratio, design flexibility, noise reduction, and resistance to corrosion and chemicals. These composites help enhance the overall performance, durability, safety, and aesthetics of vehicles while meeting the industry's stringent requirements. 

    Covid 19 Impact

    The automotive industry witnessed a decline in production for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. In 2018, the decline was primarily attributed to the rollout of stricter pollution laws in the EU and China. As a result of that companies started allocating greater resources towards developing lower-emissions technology, thereby impacting overall production levels. In 2020, the pandemic brought lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and reduced consumer demand resulting in factories shutting down, production delays, and decreased sales. This unprecedented crisis severely affected the global automotive industry, forcing manufacturers to adapt and navigate through challenging times.

    Automotive nonwoven composites, a sizable market, could not escape such trends and had a colossal decline (-14%+ in 2020) during the pandemic, quite aligned with the decline of automobiles. The automotive industry started rebounding from 2021 and 2022 onwards (9.9% YoY growth). Furthermore, the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles is likely to drive the nonwoven composites market due to their extremely lightweight property. 

    Segment Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Vehicle-Category Type Analysis

    Automotive, Recreational Vehicles, and Others

    Automotive is anticipated to remain the biggest demand generator for nonwoven composites in the years to come.

    Matrix-Type Analysis

    Bicomponent PET/coPET Fiber, Polypropylene, and Others

    Polypropylene is expected to dominate the market in the coming years.

    Material-Type Analysis

    Fiberglass Composites, Natural/Wood Fiber Composites, Polyester Fiber Composites, Carbon Fiber Composites, and Other Composites.

    Fiberglass is the most preferred reinforcement type in the market. The fiber type is the most dominant category in woven composites too.

    Application-Type Analysis

    Door Panel, Trunk, Packaged Tray, Headliner, Underbody Shield, Wheel Arch Liner, Center Console, and Others

    Trunk, wheel arch liner, and headliner are expected to remain the largest segments in the years to come.

    Web Formation-Type Analysis

    Spunlaid, Drylaid, and Others

    Drylaid is likely to dominate the market in the next five years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market in the years to come.


    By Vehicle Type

    The automotive nonwoven composites market is segmented into automotive, recreational vehicles, and others. Automotive is expected to remain the largest demand generator for nonwoven composites during the forecast period. The key whys and wherefores behind the usage of nonwoven composites are extremely lightweight, strong, durable, flexible, easy to process, and can be made from recycled materials. These advantages are making nonwoven composites increasingly popular in a wide range of automotive applications. In addition to that, factors like increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in upcoming years (EV sales are expected to reach 73 million units by 2040, rising from 10 million units in 2022) to reduce vehicle weight to improve range and overall performance, are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. 

    By Matrix Type

    The market is segmented into bicomponent PET/coPET fiber, polypropylene, and others. Polypropylene is expected to remain the dominant whereas bicomponent PET/coPET fiber is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market during the forecast period. Polypropylene can be easily molded and formed into complex shapes, allowing for design flexibility in automotive components. Nonwoven composites made from polypropylene can be customized to fit specific component requirements and geometry, enabling efficient manufacturing processes, and reducing production costs. In Europe, the nonwoven composite structure is typically made from polypropylene and PET fibers for underbody shields in most luxury vehicles.

    By Material Type

    The market is segmented into fiberglass composites, natural/wood fiber composites, polyester fiber composites, carbon fiber composites, and others. Fiberglass is expected to showcase an incredible lead in the market during the forecast period due to its high tensile strength and excellent resistance to impact, making them ideal for reinforcing nonwoven composites used in automotive applications. Fiberglass works as an excellent reinforcement material with polypropylene to form composite parts suited for door panels, underbody shields, floorboards, trunk trims, etc.

    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market by Segments

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    By Application Type

    The market is segmented into door panel, trunk, packaged tray, headliner, underbody shield, wheel arch liner, center console, and others. Trunk, wheel arch liner, and headliner are likely to be the major application categories in the years to come. These application types are likely to grow at a healthy pace in the years to come. Nonwoven composites provide thermal insulation, sound insulation, strength, and stiffness in the interior of a vehicle along with impact absorption to protect occupants in the event of a collision or other impact situations.

    By Web Formation Type

    The market is segmented into spunlaid, drylaid, and others. Drylaid is expected to remain the most dominant formation type in the market during the forecast period. Drylaid nonwovens are commonly used as the primary backing material for automotive applications. The entangled fiber structure provides dimensional stability, strength, and durability to withstand the demands of automotive use. Drylaid composites offer excellent resistance to wear, abrasion, and fading, while providing thermal and acoustic insulation properties.

    Regional Analysis

    Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for automotive nonwoven composites during the forecast period. This region is home to some of the world's largest automotive markets, including China, Japan, India, and South Korea. The region has witnessed significant growth in automobile production (with 49 million units produced in 2022, which is 58% of total global production) as compared to other regions, driving the demand for automotive nonwoven composites.

    North America and Europe are also likely to create sizeable opportunities in the coming five years, due to high automobile production, stringent regulations, technological advancements, and consumer preferences for comfort and aesthetics. 

    Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market by Region

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    Key Players

    The market is highly populated with the presence of several local, regional, and global players. Most of the major players compete in some of the governing factors including price, product offerings, regional presence, etc. The following are the key players in the automotive nonwoven composites market (alphabetically arranged). Most of the major players are providing nonwoven composites including nonwoven textiles.

    • ABC Technologies Holdings Inc
    • Adler Pelzer Group
    • Auria Solution
    • Autoneum
    • Becchis Osiride
    • Carcoustics
    • DRÄXLMAIER Group
    • ElringKlinger AG
    • FORVIA Faurecia
    • Grupo Antolin
    • International Automotive Components (IAC)
    • Röchling Automotive.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s automotive nonwoven composites market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. 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.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Automotive Nonwoven Composites Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The automotive nonwoven composites market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% by 2028, driven by increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles paired with increased composites content per vehicle.

    Forvia, Autoneum, International Automotive Components (IAC), Auria, ElringKlinger, Draexlmaier, Adler Pelzer, Grupo Antolin, Inteva, Carcoustics, Megatech, Rchling Automotive, and ABC Technologies the leading players in the automotive nonwoven composites market.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the automotive nonwoven composites market in the foreseeable future. The Asian region, particularly China and India, has become a global manufacturing hub for automobiles. Increasing urbanization has led to a surge in automotive production.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for automotive nonwoven composites in the foreseeable future. The rising demand for lightweight automotive parts to meet the stringent regulations regarding improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions is likely to drive the market in the region.

    Fiberglass is estimated to be the most dominant material type due to its excellent strength, lightweight, and impact-resistant properties.


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