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Composites Germany – Results of the 8th Composites market survey are now available
 
  • General business situation largely seen as positive
  • Businesses are now more positive about their own future developments
  • Investment climate continues to be friendlyneues Bild news
  • Shift in growth drivers
  • Clear upward trend in Composites Index

For the eighth time Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.org) has identified up-to-date KPIs for the fibre-reinforced plastics market. As before, the survey covered all the member companies of the four biggest umbrella organisations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies. Having received over 130 responses, the survey again represents a good cross-section of the entire composites industry. 

 
 
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Current Composites Market Report Online!

  • Continuous production volume growth in virtually all market segments
  • The volume of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) manufactured in the European countries considered in this report will grow by over 2.5% in 2016.
  • Growth will thus continue at the same rate as in 2015. Total production is forecast to reach 1.096 million tonnes.
  • Thermoplastic systems and CFRP with highest grwoth rates.

 

Find the current report as free download at the AVK webpage.

 

  • Assessment of the general business climate remains positiveneues Bild news
  • Companies more critical of their own business situation
  • Investment climate remains friendly
  • Slight shifts in growth drivers
  • Composites Index points in different directions

Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.de) is pleased to announce the results of its 7th survey of the market for fibre reinforced plastics. Once again, the questionnaire was sent to all member companies of Composites Germany’s four major supporting associations: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and VDMA Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies. The number of participating companies was greater than ever before with nearly 140 completed questionnaires returned.

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   Different assessments of general and own business situations
  Investment climate continues to be positive
   Still the same growth driver
   Composites index down slightly

For the sixth time Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.de) has identified up-to-date KPIs for the composites market (market for fibre-reinforced plastics). As before, the survey covered all the member companies of the four biggest umbrella organisations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK Valley and VDMA.
The market survey mainly looks at qualitative data concerning general market developments and also the specific developments of the various composites segments. Like in the previous surveys since 2013, the level of satisfaction among participating companies was generally very high, despite a slightly negative trend for certain indicators.

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The continuous growth of the European and worldwide composites market goes on. Please find current figures and estimations in the composites report. You can download the full document for free in the download area.

Fibre-reinforced plastics/composites are considered to be materials with enormous potential, including considerable potential for development in a wide variety of applications. They can be used, for instance, in the automotive industry, construction, aviation and electronics. Many sectors of industry and areas of application are developing ever new uses for these versatile, young materials.

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Fibre-reinforced plastics/composites are considered to be materials with enormous potential, including considerable potential for development in a wide variety of applications. They can be used, for instance, in the automotive industry, in construction, in aviation and in electronics. Many sectors of industry and areas of application are developing ever new uses for these versatile, young materials.

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As in previous years, the European GRP market report 2014 is based on data for those European countries, for which production figures can be recorded and validated. In the following report, the term GRP refers to all glass fibre reinforced plastics with a thermoset matrix as well as glass mat reinforced thermoplastics (GMT) and long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFT). Data on the European production of short fibre reinforced thermoplastics is only available as an overall quantity and are stated separately.

Carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CRP) are dealt with separately in the second section of the market report.

composites market report 2014

 

After the decline in the volume of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) manufactured last year, a return to weak growth is expected for the European market this year. For some applications, countries and even manufacturing processes the trend is positive but for others it is negative. As in previous years, the trend line for the GRP market, a specialist segment of the plastics industry, more or less mirrors the current state of the economy and the general trend for the plastics processing market.

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The AVK has been publishing a report on the GRP market for many years. In 2009, this was expanded to include a carbon composites market report provided by the association Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV). Plans are now being formulated to extend this joint market report still further with the inclusion of reports on the aspects of mechanical engineering and research produced by the VDMA Forum Composite Technology and CFK Valley Stade respectively. 

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