The global thermoplastic resin market in the composites industry is projected to reach US$ 14,372 million in 2023 and offers favorable growth opportunities in the entire ecosystem of the market. Increasing automobile production, development of new composite applications using thermoplastic composites, rising demand for sustainable (recycling) and fast-curing materials, increasing demand for lightweight components to address stringent regulations such as CAFÉ Standards, and increasing penetration of composite materials by replacing metals are the key factors that are bolstering the demand for thermoplastic resins in the composites industry.
The global thermoplastic resin market in the composites industry is segmented based on the resin type as Polypropylene, Polyamide, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polyphenylene Sulfide, Polycarbonate, and Other Resins. Polyamide is expected to remain the most dominant resin type in the global thermoplastic resin market in the composites industry during the forecast period of 2018 to 2023. This resin is most widely used in short fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (SFRT) applications. Polyphenylene sulfide is likely to witness the highest growth over the next five years, driven by an increasing usage of thermoplastic composites in the aerospace & defense and automotive industries.