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Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Size - By Resin Type (Epoxy Resin Prepregs, Phenolic Resin Prepregs), By Process (Hot Melt, Solvent Dip), By Application (Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Sports and Leisure, Wind Energy, Marine, Industrial) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3661
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
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Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Size

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market size was valued at around USD 7.3 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 18 billion by 2032.


Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market

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Carbon fiber prepreg is known for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making it an attractive choice for industries seeking lightweight materials without compromising on structural integrity. The aerospace and defence sectors are significant consumers of carbon fiber prepreg due to its use in aircraft, satellites, UAVs, military equipment, and other applications where weight reduction is critical.


The automotive industry is increasingly adopting carbon fiber prepreg to manufacture lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, especially in high-performance and electric vehicle segments. The wind energy sector uses carbon fiber prepreg to manufacture strong and durable turbine blades, which are essential for efficient power generation in wind farms.


The production of carbon fiber prepreg involves sophisticated manufacturing processes, making it relatively expensive compared to traditional materials. The high production costs can limit its adoption, especially in cost-sensitive industries. The carbon fiber industry is dependent on the supply of raw materials, including carbon fibers and resin systems. Despite advancements in manufacturing techniques, the mass production of carbon fiber prepreg is still limited. Thus, the high-end pricing and risks associated with Carbon fiber prepreg may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business landscape.


COVID-19 Impact

Many carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing facilities experienced temporary shutdowns or reduced production capacities due to workforce restrictions, lockdowns, and safety protocols implemented to curb the spread of the virus. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the market size.

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Trends

There is an increasing demand for lightweight materials across various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, and wind energy. Carbon fiber prepreg's exceptional strength-to-weight ratio makes it an attractive choice for lightweight applications. Sustainability has become a critical consideration for industries and consumers. Carbon fiber prepreg, as a lightweight and eco-friendly material, is gaining popularity in applications that prioritize sustainability and reduced environmental impact.

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Analysis

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Size, By Resin Type

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Based on product, the carbon fiber prepreg market is segmented as epoxy resin prepregs, phenolic resin prepregs, other resin types. Epoxy resin held a majority market value of USD 3.5 billion in 2022. Epoxy resin is the most commonly used matrix material in carbon fiber prepreg due to its excellent mechanical properties, adhesion, and processing characteristics. Epoxy resin can be formulated to suit various curing conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of industries and applications. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segment trends.


Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Revenue Share (%), By Process,

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Based on process, the carbon fiber prepreg market is segmented as hot melt, solvent dip, others. Hot melt held a dominant revenue share of around 40% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. The hot melt process allows for rapid impregnation of carbon fibers with the resin, leading to faster production rates and increased manufacturing efficiency. The process allows for precise control over the resin content in the prepreg, enabling tailored properties for different applications.

Based on application the carbon fiber prepreg market is segmented as Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Sports and Leisure, Wind Energy, Marine, Industrial. Aerospace and Defense segment is anticipated to grow at 7.7% CAGR by 2032. The aerospace and defense industries demand carbon fiber prepreg to manufacture lightweight components for aircraft, satellites, drones, and military equipment to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of Carbon fiber prepreg at food centres are anticipated to expedite the business growth.


U.S. Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Size,

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority business share and a revenue of USD 1.8 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. The aerospace and defense sectors in North America are major consumers of carbon fiber prepreg for manufacturing lightweight and high-strength components used in aircraft,

Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market Share

Some of the major market players operating in the carbon fiber prepreg market are:

  • Hexcel Corporation
  • Cytec Solvay Group (now part of Solvay S.A.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.
  •  Teijin Limited
  • Gurit Holding AG
  • SGL Carbon SE
  • Axiom Materials, Inc.
  •  Park Aerospace Corp.
  • Victrex plc
  • Royal TenCate (now part of Toray Industries, Inc.)
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • AOC Aliancys AG
  • Barrday Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. 

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion.

Carbon fiber prepreg Industry News:

  • In September 2022, Solvay introduced LTM 350, a next-generation carbon fiber epoxy prepreg tooling material designed to deliver significant time and cost savings for the industrial, aerospace, automotive, and racing car markets.

Carbon fiber prepreg market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Resin Type

  • Epoxy Resin Prepregs
  • Phenolic Resin Prepregs
  • Other Resin Types

Market, By Process

  • Hot Melt
  • Solvent Dip
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Wind Energy
  • Marine
  • Industrial

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Carbon fiber tape industry recorded USD 1.7 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register USD 5.5 billion by 2032, due to increasing demand for carbon fiber tape in the aerospace and defense industries worldwide.

The epoxy segment was worth USD 0.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to witness rapid growth through 2032, due to rapid and widespread usage owing to the high strength, stiffness, and excellent adhesion of epoxy fiber tape.

U.S. carbon fiber tape market size recorded USD 1.7 billion in 2022 and will see significant growth through 2023 - 2032, owing to the robust application in aircraft, rotorcraft, UAVs, and military operations.

Some of the prominent carbon fiber tape companies are Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SGL Carbon SE, Teijin Limited (Teijin Carbon), Hexcel Corporation, Solvay S.A., Cytec Industries, Zoltek Companies, Inc., A&P Technology, Inc, Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., CompoTech Plus s.r.o., and Sigmatex Group.

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