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Fiberglass Market - By Glass type (E Glass, ECR Glass, H Glass, AR Glass, S Glass), By Product type (Glass wool, Chopped strand, Yarn, Rovings, Fabrics), By Application, By End-Use Industry & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7189
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Fiberglass Market Size

Fiberglass Market was valued at USD 25.65 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow a CAGR of over 7.2% between 2023 and 2032.

Fiberglass Market

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The fiberglass industry exhibits promising growth opportunities driven by expanding applications in construction, automotive, wind energy, and aerospace industries. Increasing emphasis on lightweight and eco-friendly materials has bolstered fiberglass demand, while its corrosion resistance properties appeal to sectors requiring durable solutions.

However, competition from alternative materials, fluctuating raw material costs, and regulatory challenges pose potential pitfalls. To navigate these challenges and maintain market leadership, the industry must continue innovating sustainable solutions, ensuring quality control, and adapting to shifting economic and environmental landscapes while meeting rising global demand for versatile and reliable fiberglass composites.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the fiberglass market, with disruptions to supply chains, reduced construction and automotive activity, and economic uncertainty causing a temporary slowdown in demand. However, the market showed resilience as the need for fiberglass products, especially in construction and wind energy, persisted in the long term, driven by energy-efficient construction practices and the renewable energy sector's growth. Additionally, the increased focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly materials further supported the recovery of the fiberglass industry, emphasizing the need for durable and eco-friendly solutions in various industries.

Fiberglass Market Trends

A growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental concerns is driving demand for recyclable and eco-friendly fiberglass materials. Furthermore, the continued expansion of the wind energy sector is boosting demand for fiberglass composites in the production of wind turbine blades. In addition, innovative applications in automotive lightweighting, aerospace, and construction are propelling the use of fiberglass, given its strength-to-weight ratio. Advances in materials science and technology are leading to the development of high-performance fiberglass products, while stringent regulatory standards are pushing the industry toward more compliant and safety-focused solutions. Overall, the fiberglass industry is witnessing a shift towards sustainable, high-performance, and versatile materials that cater to evolving customer demands and environmental considerations.

Fiberglass Market Analysis

Fiberglass Market Size, By Glass Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on glass type, E Glass, known for its cost-effectiveness and general-purpose applications, traditionally holds the largest market share around 65% in 2022 catering to a wide range of industries including construction, automotive, and aerospace. ECR Glass, valued for its enhanced corrosion resistance, follows closely, particularly in sectors where durability is paramount, such as marine and chemical processing. Meanwhile, H Glass, celebrated for its high tensile strength, gains prominence in aerospace and automotive applications. AR Glass, favoured for its alkali resistance and electrical insulation properties, is significant in the construction and electronics sectors. S Glass, known for its high tensile modulus, finds its niche in specialized aerospace and defence applications. The "Others" category accommodates various glass types tailored for specific and evolving market niches. The market dynamics are driven by the unique attributes and performance characteristics of these glass types, each catering to distinct industry needs.

 Fiberglass Market Revenue Share, By Product Type, (2022)

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Based on product type, Glass wool, prized for its thermal and acoustic insulation properties, secures a significant market share, of 42.2% in 2022 driven by the construction and HVAC sectors. Chopped strand products, versatile for reinforcing composites in various industries, claim a substantial portion, with a focus on automotive and marine applications. Yarn, used in weaving and knitting, holds its share, primarily in textiles and specialty fabrics. Rovings, essential for composite reinforcement, are prominent in the aerospace and wind energy sectors. Fabrics, offering high-performance strength and durability, maintain a notable presence in advanced applications like aerospace and automotive. The "Others" category accommodates various specialized fiberglass products catering to niche markets, showcasing the fiberglass market's adaptability and diverse product offerings in response to evolving industrial requirements.

Based on application, Composites, encompassing automotive, aerospace, and construction, represent a substantial portion due to fiberglass's lightweight and durable qualities, making it a preferred material for structural and component reinforcements. Insulation, vital for energy-efficient construction and HVAC systems, maintains a significant share about 44.4% in 2022 with glass wool and other insulating products playing a prominent role. Fiberglass's use in textiles, especially for reinforcements in various fabrics, accounts for a notable portion, while its application in electronics, particularly in printed circuit boards and insulation, remains steady. The "Others" category encompasses diverse applications where fiberglass's unique properties cater to specialized needs, exemplifying its adaptability and presence in an ever-evolving market landscape.

Based on end user industries, Construction stands out as a significant market share about 31.7% in 2022 driven by its extensive use in insulation, panels, and roofing applications, especially in energy-efficient and sustainable building practices. The automotive industry maintains a substantial portion, employing fiberglass for lightweight components and composite materials. In aerospace, the need for high-strength, lightweight materials keeps fiberglass composites in demand. Wind energy is another growing sector with a substantial market share as fiberglass is essential for manufacturing wind turbine blades. Marine applications, particularly in boat hulls and components, hold their place, thanks to fiberglass's corrosion resistance. Electrical and electronics industries rely on fiberglass for circuit boards and insulation. Industrial applications cover a broad spectrum, including pipes, tanks, and general manufacturing, further demonstrating fiberglass's versatility. The "Others" category encompasses additional niche industries that benefit from fiberglass, showcasing its adaptability and wide-ranging market presence.

U.S. Fiberglass Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

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North America, with its well-established industries and a strong focus on innovation and technology, constitutes a significant share around 32.1% in 2022 of the global market. The United States, being a major contributor, benefits from the robust construction and automotive industries, where fiberglass is extensively used in applications such as insulation, composites, and lightweight components. Additionally, the aerospace sector in the U.S. relies on fiberglass composites, supporting its substantial market presence. The country's wind energy sector also contributes to the market share, as fiberglass is integral to the production of wind turbine blades. Furthermore, growing emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency in the construction and infrastructure sectors continues to drive demand for fiberglass materials. Overall, North America, particularly the United States, plays a pivotal role in the market, owing to its diverse industrial applications and the continual evolution of environmentally friendly solutions.

Fiberglass Market Share

Major players operating in the fiberglass industry include:

  • Owens Corning
  • PPG Industries
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Johns Manville
  • Nippon Electric Glass (NEG)
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc.

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Fiberglass Industry News

  • In April 2021, Ashland acquired the specialty chemicals business of Albemarle Corporation for $1.6 billion. The acquisition added several new products to Ashland's portfolio, including specialty solvents, surfactants, and dispersants.

The fiberglass market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) & volume (Kilo Tons) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, by Glass type

  • E Glass
  • ECR Glass
  • H Glass
  • AR Glass
  • S Glass
  • Others

Market, by Product type

  • Glass wool
  • Chopped strand
  • Yarn
  • Rovings
  • Fabrics
  • Others

Market, by Application

  • Composites
  • Insulation
  • Textiles
  •  Electronics
  •  Others

 Market, by End-Use Industry:

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Wind Energy
  •  Marine
  •  Electrical & Electronics
  •  Industrial
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for fiberglass was USD 25.65 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to witness over 7.2% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 driven by higher application scope in construction, automotive, wind energy, and aerospace sectors.

The E Glass type segment held around 65% of the fiberglass market share in 2022 owing to its adoption in a wide range of industries including construction, automotive, and aerospace.

The construction end-user segment recorded 31.7% of the fiberglass industry share in 2022 owing to extensive use in insulation, panels, and roofing applications, especially in energy-efficient and sustainable building practices.

North America industry share recorded around 32.1% of the fiberglass in 2022 due to the presence of well-established end-user sectors and the strong focus on innovation and technology.

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