Prepreg (Pre-impregnated Composite Fibers): Increasing Prominence in Aircraft Applications

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Dublin, Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Prepreg (Pre-impregnated Composite Fibers) - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Prepreg (Pre-impregnated Composite Fibers) in US$ Million by the following End-Use Segments: Industrial, Aerospace, and Recreation. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 73 companies including many key and niche players such as Axiom Materials, Inc., Cytec Industries, Inc., Gurit Holding AG, Hexcel Corporation, Isola Group S.a.r.l., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., SGL Group, Taconic, Royal TenCate, TenCate Advanced Composites USA, Inc., Amber Composites, Toray Industries, Inc., Yokohama Aerospace America, Inc., and Zoltek Companies, Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. Executive Summary


  • Primer II-1
  • Growing Prominence of Prepregs II-1
  • Industrial Segment Leads Prepregs Usage II-2
  • Noteworthy Trends & Issues II-3
  • Manufacturing Technology Advances Fuel Commodity Prepreg Applications II-3
  • Increasing Prominence of Advanced Composites in Aircraft Applications II-3
  • Growing Demand for Composites from Aircraft Interior Manufacturers II-4
  • Carbon Fiber Composites Find Favor in Aircraft Interiors II-4
  • Emergence of New, Unconventional Composite Technologies for Use in Aircraft Interiors II-5
  • UAVs: Favorable Growth Opportunities II-5
  • Wind Energy Sector: Demand for Prepregs Losing Sheen? II-5
  • Will Prepreg Replace Resin-Infused Glass Fiber in Wind Blade Spar Caps? II-5
  • Use of Prepregs in Marine Sector Gains Traction II-6
  • User-Friendly Prepreg Machines: Order of the Day II-6
  • Chopped Prepreg Molding Compound - Gaining Popularity II-7
  • Acquisition of In-house Prepregging: Varying Needs Demand Varying Strategies II-7
  • Market Leaders Focus on Capacity Expansions II-8


  • Aerospace II-9
  • Demand for New Commercial Aircrafts Sets the Tone for Composite Materials Market II-9

Increasing Share of Composites in Commercial Aircrafts:

  • Opportunity to Tap II-11
  • Defense & Space II-11
  • Automotive II-11
  • Industrial II-12
  • Recreation Industry II-12
  • Marine II-12
  • Sporting Goods II-13
  • Renewable Energy II-13
  • Wind Energy II-13



  • Carbon Fiber Market: Introduction II-16
  • Carbon Fiber Composites Market: Steady Growth Prospects II-17
  • Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics Market II-18
  • Composite Tooling Prepreg Market II-19


  • Introduction II-20
  • Types of Prepregs II-21
  • Glass Prepregs II-21
  • Applications II-22
  • Benefits of Prepregs II-22
  • Characteristics of Prepregs II-23
  • Typical Properties of Prepreg Composites II-23
  • Basic Forms of Prepregs II-24
  • Reinforcements Employed for Prepregs II-24
  • Resins Employed for Prepregs II-24
  • Manufacture of Prepregs II-24
  • Thermosetting Prepreg Processes II-25
  • Thermoplastic Prepregging Processes II-26
  • Processing of Prepregs II-27
  • Storage & Out-time of Prepreg II-27
  • Comparison of Prepreg with Wet Lay-up for Use in Carbon Composites II-27
  • Comparison of Prepreg with Wet Lay-up in terms of Cost Elements II-28
  • Comparison of Prepreg with Other Composite Molding Processes II-28


  • Composites Evolution to Launch PFA Bioresin Prepregs II-29
  • Axiom Material to Develop Innegra™ II-29
  • Isola Unveils IS680 Laminate Material II-29
  • UBC Introduces New Bicycle Concept II-29
  • Gurit Unveils SparPreg™ Prepreg for Wind Turbine Blades II-30
  • Amber Composites Broadens HX Prepreg Series II-30
  • Amber Composites Launches Flax Fiber Prepreg II-30
  • Umeco Unveils MTM® Prepregs II-30
  • Ventec Electronics to Launch VT-464 Prepregs II-31
  • Elmira Develops Bio-Based Prepregs II-31
  • Airtech to Unveil Beta Prepreg and TB G48 Carbon Tooling Boards II-31
  • Isola Group Launches 185HR Resin System II-31
  • Advanced Composites Group Introduces LTM202 Prepreg System II-32
  • SP-High Modulus Unveils High Performance Epoxy Prepreg for Marine Applications II-32
  • Hexcel Launches HexPly M77 Epoxy Prepreg Resin II-32
  • Hexcel Announces Carbon Fiber Prepregs' Approval for Wind Blades II-32
  • Hexcel Launches HexPly® M91 Prepreg II-33
  • Procotex Introduces UD Prepregs II-33
  • Von Roll Holding Unveils PARA-LITE® PHT20 II-33
  • Rogers Corporation Introduces RO4460TM Prepreg II-33
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Rolls Out Prepreg #395 II-34
  • Lewcott Corporation Launches FM5LF Polyester Resin System II-34
  • Park Electrochemical Rolls Out E-710 Easycure™ Family of Prepregs II-34
  • Toho Tenax Unveils Carbon Fiber Fabric for Prepregs II-35
  • 3M to Introduce 3M Matrix Resin 3831 II-35
  • Lewcott Launches New Prepreg Adhesives and Products for Interior Applications II-35
  • Huntsman Develops Environment-Friendly Composite Bonders and Prepregs II-35


  • TenCate Acquires Amber Composites II-36
  • Aldila to Become Wholly Owned Subsidiary of MRA II-36
  • Cytec Sells Coating Resins Business to Advent II-36
  • Axiom Material Associates with Innegra Technologies II-36
  • Isola Expands R&D Facility II-37
  • Gurit Establishes New Group Organization II-37
  • Isola Group Enhances Quick Turnaround Service II-37
  • MRC Acquires Challenge Co II-38
  • Cytec Acquires Umeco II-38
  • Toray Buys Out Outstanding Stake in SOFICAR Stake II-38
  • Cytec to Sell PSA Product Line to Henkel II-39
  • Cytec Acquires Assets from SOIL II-39
  • TenCate Acquires PMC Baycomp II-39
  • 3M and TenCate to Strengthen Their Relationship II-40
  • Hexcel Extends its Prepreg Plant in Parla II-40
  • Gurit to Sell-off its Redundant Real Estate in Zurich II-40
  • Century Design Deploys CD6015 Combi Prepreg Equipment at ATA Facility II-40
  • Goldenmax to Establish Production Line for Prepregs II-41
  • Umeco to Takeover Fenotec II-41
  • Litzler Acquires Technical Assets from WAECO II-41
  • Zoltek Establishes New Carbon Fiber Prepreg Facility II-41
  • Advanced Composites Group Bags R&D Contract II-42
  • HAL and Kemrock Form Joint Venture II-42
  • Toray Industries Signs Agreement with EADS II-42
  • Weihai Guang Wei Composites Inks Agreements with Red Composites II-42
  • Aldila Inks Agreements with 3M II-43
  • 3M Signs Agreement with TenCate Advanced Composites II-43
  • Teijin to Establish New Thermoplastic Prepreg Production Line in Germany II-43
  • TenCate Advanced Composites Europe Bags Contract from EADS II-44
  • Hexcel Inks Licensing Agreement with Gurit Sprint II-44
  • Hexcel Makes Gazechim Distributor of Aerospace Products in Europe II-44
  • BST Selects ACG's Prepregs in Motorcycle Wheels II-44


  • Axiom Materials, Inc. (US) II-45
  • Cytec Industries, Inc. (US) II-45
  • Gurit Holding AG (Switzerland) II-46
  • xceHel Corporation (US) II-46
  • Isola Group S.a.r.l. (US) II-47
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-47
  • SGL Group - The Carbon Company (Germany) II-47
  • Taconic (US) II-48
  • Royal TenCate (The Netherlands) II-48
  • TenCate Advanced Composites USA, Inc. (US) II-48
  • Amber Composites (UK) II-49
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) II-49
  • Yokohama Aerospace America, Inc. (US) II-50
  • Zoltek Companies, Inc. (US) II-50


  • Volume Analytics II-51

III. Market

1. The United States

2. Canada

3. Japan

4. Europe

5. Asia-Pacific

6. Middle East

7. Latin America

IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 73 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 80)

  • The United States (32)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (4)
  • Europe (28)
  • - France (5)
  • - Germany (2)
  • - The United Kingdom (8)
  • - Rest of Europe (13)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12)
  • Middle-East (2)
  • Africa (1)

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