Recreational Vehicle Composite Panels Market
This comprehensive report on the composite panels market for recreational vehicles, from Stratview Research, analyzes the current market realities, trends took place over the past five years, changing competitive landscapes, disruption in technologies, and future market possibilities in order to accurately forecast the market for the period of 2019 to 2024 in terms of both value as well as volume. The principal objectives of the report are to provide detailed insights into the market dynamics, to identify the low-hanging fruits that lie ahead for the market participants to expedite their growth process, and to provide a clear idea about the growth potentials in the un-tapped markets.
Recreational vehicle composite panels market continued its disruptive journey in 2018. The next five years for the market are going to be more vigorous with attractive growth opportunities in the entire ecosystem of the market. It is estimated that the recreational vehicle composite panels market will reach an estimated value of US$ 554.9 million in 2024. Organic growth in the production of recreation vehicles supported by growing outdoor participation activities and conversion of tent participants to RV enthusiasts is the prime growth driver of the market. An incessant shift from traditional wood panels to composite panels in RV is aiding additional growth in the market, ultimately driving the segment to grow at an above-industry growth rate in the foreseeable future.
Camping roughly accounts for one-third of the total US outdoor participation activity. In camping, recreation vehicles activity represents one of the major outdoor activities, especially in the North American and European countries. RV campers have been increasing progressively as the activity allows campers to freely move at any destination at any time. RV vehicles include camping vehicles, either motorhomes or large trailers towed by trucks.
Over a period of time, the RV industry has experienced a remarkable transition in the panel's technology in terms of material and design. Nowadays, RVs panels are preferably being made with composites rather than wood or metals. Weight reduction is the key requirement of RV OEMs which gives an extra room to OEMs to take the comfort of customers to the next level by adding more luxury items. Although the price of composite panels is higher, these panels are marking greater penetration in the industry as OEMs are gradually abolishing wood panels for sidewalls and floors, which are prone to damage or moisture intrusion.
The market is segmented based on the product type as Towable RV and Motorized RV. Towable RV is expected to remain the most dominant segment of the market during the forecast period, driven by North America. Towable RVs are more common in North America as compared to Europe, the latter region has the dominance of motorized vehicles. Towable vehicle shipments accounted for more than 85% of the total RV shipments in North America in 2018.
Based on the application type, the market in recreational vehicles is segmented as Sidewall Panel, Slide-out Panel, Roof Panel, and Floor Panel. Sidewall panel is expected to remain the most dominant application in the market over the next five years, whereas floor panel is likely to be the fastest-growing application during the same period. There are different materials and designs of panels for different applications in RVs.
The market is also segmented based on the resin type as Polyester Composite Panels, Epoxy Composite Panels, and Other Composite Panels. Polyester composite panel is expected to remain the largest segment during the forecast period. Polyester resin has the lowest cost and offers good properties including impressive linear thermal expansion and relatively low shrinkages, which make it best fit for producing recreational vehicle composite panels. Epoxy resin is a preferred choice for some floor and roof panel applications.
The market is segmented based on the core material type as polystyrene (PS) foam, polyurethane (PU) foam, and other core materials. PS Foam is expected to remain the major core material type during the forecast period. Excellent mechanical properties, excellent insulation property, good moisture resistance, and low weight are some of the key factors that have led to the high adoption of PS foam in the market.
In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for recreational vehicle composite panels during the forecast period. The USA is the growth engine of the North American market. Europe is also likely to offer sizeable growth opportunities during the forecast period. Germany is likely to remain the largest and fastest-growing market in the European region during the same period.
The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, composite panel manufacturers, distributors, recreational vehicle OEMs, and dealers. Major recreational vehicle composite panel manufacturers are Crane Composites Inc., LAMILUX Heinrich Strunz Holding GmbH & Co. KG, US Liner Company, Glasteel (Stabilit America Inc.), and Hanwha Adzel, Inc. Development of lightweight composite panels, expansion of regional network, and execution of mergers & acquisitions are the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.
This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of 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 book, press release, journals, investor presentation, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. More than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts have been executed to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.
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. The following are the key features of the report:
The market is segmented into the following categories:
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