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Glass Mat Market - By Mat Type (Chopped Strand Glass Mat, Continuous Filament Glass Mat) By Binder Type (Powder Bonded Glass Mat, Emulsion Bonded Glass Mat), By Application & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7211
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Glass Mat Market Size

Glass Mat Market was valued at USD 1.19 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow a CAGR of over 5.7% between 2023 and 2032.

Glass Mat Market

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The glass mat industry is poised for growth driven by increasing demand in construction and infrastructure projects, the automotive industry, wind energy sector, and electronics applications. As the global economy continues to expand, the need for glass mats in areas such as roofing, insulation, lightweight automotive components, wind turbine blades, and electrical insulation remains robust.

However, the industry faces challenges, including raw material price volatility, environmental concerns, and stiff competition. To thrive in this market, companies must focus on product quality, innovation, and sustainability while meeting evolving regulatory requirements, all while navigating potential supply chain disruptions. The glass mat market's future success hinges on its ability to adapt to these dynamics and provide solutions for a wide range of industries.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a notable impact on the glass mat industry, causing disruptions in the supply chain and affecting demand. Lockdowns, reduced construction activities, and automotive manufacturing slowdowns resulted in decreased demand for glass mats. The economic uncertainty led to delayed or cancelled infrastructure projects. Additionally, the supply chain was disrupted due to factory closures, transportation restrictions, and fluctuations in raw material prices. However, the pandemic also highlighted the importance of glass mats in applications like filtration and medical equipment, creating opportunities for diversification and innovation in response to the changing market dynamics. The market is expected to recover as economic activities resume, albeit with a focus on adaptability and resilience in the face of future uncertainties.

Glass Mat Market Trends

Sustainability has become a key focus, with manufacturers increasingly exploring eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient production methods to reduce their environmental footprint. Lightweighting, particularly in the automotive and aerospace sectors, remains a significant trend, driving the demand for advanced glass mat composites. Furthermore, technological advancements in the production process are enhancing product quality and consistency. The market is also witnessing growing adoption in emerging applications such as electric vehicle batteries, helping to diversify its customer base. As infrastructure development and renewable energy projects continue to expand globally, the glass mat industry is expected to see sustained growth, with a strong emphasis on innovation and sustainable practices.

Glass Mat Market Analysis

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

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Based on mat type, chopped strand glass mat has traditionally held a larger market share around 61.4% in 2022 particularly in construction and automotive applications due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness. Continuous filament glass mat, with its enhanced strength and durability, has gained ground in sectors where high-performance composites are critical, such as aerospace and wind energy. However, its market share has typically been smaller but is gradually increasing due to growing demand for advanced composite materials. The distribution of market share between these mat types can vary based on regional and sector-specific factors, indicating the need for adaptability and diversification in the glass mat industry to cater to evolving industry demands.

Glass Mat Market Revenue Share, By Binder Type, (2022)

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Based on binder type, powder bonded glass mat, and emulsion bonded glass mat, depends on factors like application requirements, performance expectations, and regional preferences. Powder bonded glass mat, known for its cost-effectiveness and suitability for various applications, typically commands a larger market share of 63.6% in 2022 particularly in construction and automotive sectors. On the other hand, Emulsion Bonded Glass Mat, with its ability to offer better resin impregnation and improved mechanical properties, has been growing its market share, especially in applications where higher performance is essential, such as the aerospace and wind energy industries. While powder bonded glass mat maintains a dominant position due to its versatility, Emulsion Bonded Glass Mat is steadily gaining ground, indicating the importance of offering a diverse range of products to cater to different customer needs and industry demands.

Based on application, construction and infrastructure continue to be the leading application segment, driven by the demand for glass mats in roofing, insulation, and wallboard, contributing to a significant market share about 43.6% Automotive applications are also substantial, with the need for lightweight composites driving growth in this sector. Industrial applications follow, including electrical and filtration uses. The marine, sports, and leisure goods segments maintain a more niche but noteworthy presence, often requiring specialized glass mat solutions. Other applications encompass a range of diverse uses. While construction and automotive applications retain the lion's share of the market, the industry's growth and diversification efforts are continually exploring opportunities in emerging sectors, aiming to meet evolving market demands and create a more balanced distribution of market share among various applications.

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

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North America dominated the glass mat market in 2022, holds a significant share of around 34.9% of the global market. The United States plays a pivotal role in this industry due to its thriving construction and automotive sectors, where glass mats find extensive applications. The North American market's prominence is also underscored by stringent environmental regulations that Favor the adoption of sustainable materials like glass mats. Furthermore, the region's emphasis on innovation and technology in manufacturing processes contributes to its market share. While North America may experience fluctuations due to economic cycles and evolving industry dynamics, it remains a key hub for glass mat production and utilization, consistently driving the market's growth and innovation.

Glass Mat Market Share

Major players operating in the glass mat industry include:

  • PPG Industries
  • Taishan Fiberglass
  • Fibretech Industries
  • Ashland
  • P-D Glasseiden
  • Nitto Boseki

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.

Glass Mat Industry News

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

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

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Market, By Mat Type

  • Chopped Strand Glass Mat
  • Continuous Filament Glass Mat

Market, By Binder type

  • Powder Bonded Glass Mat
  • Emulsion Bonded Glass Mat

Market, By Application

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Industrial Applications
  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Sports & Leisure Goods
  • Others

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for glass mat was USD 1.19 billion in 2022 and will register over 5.7% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the increasing demand in construction and infrastructure projects, the automotive industry, wind energy sector, and electronics applications worldwide.

The construction and infrastructure application segment held 43.6% share of the glass mat market in 2022 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2023-2032 on account of the rising demand for glass mats in roofing, insulation, and wallboards.

North America held 34.9% share of the glass mat industry in 2022 and is expected to register a significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the stringent environmental regulations that favor the adoption of sustainable materials in the region.

PPG Industries, Taishan Fiberglass, Fibretech Industries, Ashland, P-D Glasseiden, and Nitto Boseki, are some of the major glass mat companies worldwide.

Glass Mat Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 185
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 120
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