Composite Repairs Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Composite Repairs Market Overview

The Composite Repairs Market size is estimated to reach US$23.6 billion by 2027 after growing at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Composite Repairs are technological processes such as vacuum infusion, scarf repair and vacuum bag sealing which are used to repair defects on damaged laminate structures, fiber reinforced composite and other composite materials. The process prevents cracks and corrosion from appearing in the damaged area and also provides thermal & electric insulation. The flourishing applications of composite repairs in a wide range of equipment like bends, flanges, gaskets, fittings, main body connections and nozzle in major end-use industries such as automotive, aerospace, building & construction and marine are influencing the market. Furthermore, due to its mechanical benefits, the composite repair process has high applicability in the energy generation sector which is also influencing the composite repairs market growth. Factors such as fueling aircraft deliveries, flourishing growth of the automotive & construction sector and launching of new wind energy projects are offering major growth opportunities for the composite repairs industry. However, the surging demand for self-healing composites can pose a challenge to the growth of the market, thereby negatively impacting the composite repairs market size during the forecast period. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the composite repairs market growth. Due to lockdown restrictions, the usage and demand for composite materials went down in major industries such as aerospace, which reduced the revenue of the Composite Repairs Industry and affected the overall Composite Repairs Industry Outlook.

Composite Repairs Market Report Coverage

The “Composite Repairs Market Report – Forecast (2022–2027)” by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Composite Repairs market.

By Process – Layup, Vacuum Infusion, Autoclave, Vacuum Bagging and Others.
By Repair TypeCosmetic Repair, Resin Injection, Semi Structural Plug/ Patch, Structural Repairs (Mechanically Fastened Doubler and Flush Repair), Scarf Repair and Patch Repair.
By Application High-Pressure Piping System, Bends, Flanges, Valves, Gaskets, Fittings, Pressurized Vessels and Others.
By End-Use IndustryAutomotive (Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Vehicles), Building & Construction (Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Infrastructural), Aerospace (Commercial, General and Military), Energy Generation (Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Hydro Power and Others), Marine (Passenger, Cargo and Others), Oil & Gas Industry (On-shore and Off-shore), Chemicals, Sporting Goods and Others.
By Geography - North America (the USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and the Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and the Rest of South America) and the Rest of the World (the Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • North America dominates the Composite Repairs Market owing to the flourishing demand for composite materials in major industries like aerospace and automotive which have shown significant growth in the region.
  • Benefits provided by Composite Repairs such as detecting micro size damages could drive their demand in various industrial sectors such as automotive, building & construction and Sporting Goods, thereby positively impacting the Composite Repairs Industry outlook.
  • The growing demand for renewable and cost-effective energy sources such as wind energy will provide growth opportunities for the Composite Repairs Market as composites form the major raw material for blades of wind turbines and require yearly maintenance.

Figure: North America Composite Repairs Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Billion)

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Composite Repairs Market Segment Analysis – by Process

Vacuum infusion held the largest share in the Composite Repairs market share in 2021 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Vacuum infusion, in comparison with other processes such as vacuum bag sealing, provides certain benefits such as providing a better fiber-to-resin ratio, creating less waste and making very consistent use of reins. Furthermore, unlike vacuum bag sealing, the vacuum infusion process provides an unlimited time set to detect leaks in the composite. Vacuum infusion also helps in making precision-based composite components that are used during high-level customization. The precise and time-effective features of vacuum infusion are contributing factors to its growing preference over other repair processes in the major sector such as aerospace. This will positively impact the segment growth during the forecast period. 

Composite Repairs Market Segment Analysis – by End-use Industry

Aerospace held the largest share in the Composite Repairs Market share in 2021 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Composite materials are majorly used in the aerospace sector in structural components such as fuselage, wings and landing gear and mechanical components such as brake calipers, master cylinders and fluid reservoirs. To keep such aircraft components fully operational, timely repairs are necessary. With the growing demand for more aircraft to tackle the growing air passenger traffic, the number of composite repairs is anticipated to increase. According to the General Aviation of Manufacturer Association, in 2021, total airplane shipments stood at 2,646 units, showing a 9.4% increase in comparison to 2,419 units delivered in 2020. Such an increase in aircraft deliveries will accelerate the usage of Composite Repair processes such as vacuum infusion in the aerospace sector, which is projected to boost the market growth in the aerospace sector during the forecast period.

Composite Repairs Market Segment Analysis – by Geography

North America held the largest share in the Composite Repairs Market share (up to 38%) in 2021. The rising demand for composite repairs in the North American countries namely the US, Canada and Mexico is influenced by significantly growing end-use industries, such as aerospace, automotive and construction. According to annual reports of the US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, the company delivered 340 aircraft in 2021, showing a 116% increase in comparison to 157 delivered in 2020. Also, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography, in Q2 of 2021, the construction industry in Mexico posted a high year-on-year growth rate of 33.8%. Furthermore, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2019, Canada’s light commercial vehicle production stood at 1.4 million units, showing a 6% increase compared to 2018. With such significant growth in these sectors, the demand for composite repairs for structural and component applications also flourished, which resulted in a positive growth of the Composite Repairs Industry in the North American region during the forecast period.

Composite Repairs Market Drivers

Flourishing Automotive Production:

Composite materials find major applicability in the automotive sector where they are used in various components ranging from beneath-the-hood electrical & heat-shielding components to exterior and interior structural parts. These components require time-to-time repair work to maintain the structural and operational integrity of the vehicle. The growing demand for new automobiles coupled with technological upgrades and new product development of many parts have increased the production level of the automotive sector. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2021, global automotive production stood at 80.1 million units, showing a 3% increase compared to 2020. Such an increase in automotive production would accelerate the usage of composite repair processes such as vacuum infusion and scarf repair for various composite applications in the automotive sector. This would significantly impact the growth opportunities for the Composite Repairs Industry during the forecast period.

Launching of New Wind Energy Projects:

Composite Materials are mainly used in blades and nacelles of wind turbines due to their low weight, high strength and design flexibility. Blades being the most important parts of wind turbines require maintenance 2-3 times a year. Wind energy is primarily used for electricity generation and with the growing shift towards sustainable energy sources for electricity, countries have started undertaking various wind energy projects. According to WindEurope, in 2021, US$48.38 billion was invested in major European countries including the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Sweden for the construction of new wind farms in Europe. Furthermore, the US Energy Department, in 2021, announced five new wind energy projects which would produce 2GW of power. With the increase in the number of wind energy projects, the demand for composite repairs process in the energy generation sector will also flourish during the forecast period, thereby positively impacting the Composite Repairs Industry growth.

Composite Repairs Market Challenge

Availability of Substitutes:

Alternative to Composite Repairs such as using self-healing composite can pose a challenge in the growth of the composite repairs industry. The major issue with composite repairs is that they are mainly based on time-consuming manual labor, due to which the process becomes expensive. Self-healing composites, on the other side, are capable of automatic recovery when get damaged and offer other benefits like getting greater mechanical properties after getting healed. The presence of cost-effective substitutes like self-healing composites would enable the major industrial sectors such as automotive and aerospace to reduce their manual repair costs. This could negatively impact the usage of composite repair processes and technologies such as vacuum infusion and scarf repair in these major sectors which could slow down the market growth of the Composite Repairs Industry in the forecast period, negatively impacting the Composite Repairs Market size. 

Composite Repairs Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Composite Repairs Market. The top 10 companies in the Composite Repairs Market are:

  1. Lufthansa Technik AG
  2. Air France KLM E&M
  3. CompPair Technologies
  4. Engineered Composite Solution
  5. Total Wind Group A/S
  6. Technical Wind Services
  7. Citadel Technologies
  8. Milliken Infrastructure
  9. T.D. Williamson Inc.
  10. Walker Technical Resource Limited

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, Aberdeen-based composite repair company, Engineered Composite Solution, launched an eco-friendly composite repair system FutureWrap Bio which allows pipe operators to carry out pipe repairing work more sustainably.
  • In March 2021, CompPair Technologies launched a new composite material that if gets damaged from impact, fatigue or manufacturing, can be easily repaired by applying heat in one minute.
  • In March 2021, Composites One, the leading North American supplier of composites materials and services, acquired the Process Materials business from Solvay Composites Materials Global Business.

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1. Composite Repairs Market - Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Composite Repairs Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Process
    2.2 Key Trends by Repair Type
    2.3 Key Trends by Application
    2.4 Key Trends by End-use Industry
    2.5 Key Trends by Geography
3. Composite Repairs Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis - Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking - Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Composite Repairs Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium 
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Composite Repairs Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium 
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Composite Repairs Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porter's Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Composite Repairs Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Composite Repairs Market – by Process (Market Size – US$Million/ Billion)
    8.1 Layup
    8.2 Vacuum Infusion
    8.3 Autoclave
    8.4 Others
9. Composite Repairs Market – by Repair Type (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Cosmetic Repair
    9.2 Resin Injection
    9.3 Semi Structural Plug/ Patch
    9.4 Structural Repairs
    9.4.1 Mechanically Fastened Doubler
    9.4.2 Flush Repair
    9.5 Scarf Repair
    9.6 Patch Repair
10. Composite Repairs Market – by Application (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    10.1 High-Pressure Piping System
    10.2 Bends
    10.3 Flanges
    10.4 Valves
    10.5 Gasket
    10.6 Fittings
    10.7 Pressurized Vessels
    10.8 Others
11. Composite Repairs Market - by End-use Industry (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    11.1 Building & Construction
        11.1.1 Commercial
        11.1.2 Residential
        11.1.3 Industrial
        11.1.4 Infrastructural
    11.2 Automotive
        11.2.1 Light Commercial Vehicles
        11.2.2 Heavy Commercial Vehicles
        11.2.3 Passenger Vehicles
    11.3 Aerospace
        11.3.1 Commercial
        11.3.2 General
        11.3.3 Military
    11.4 Energy Generation
        11.4.1 Wind Energy
        11.4.2 Solar Energy
        11.4.3 Hydro Power
        11.4.4 Others
    11.5 Marine
        11.5.1 Passenger
        11.5.2 Cargo
        11.5.3 Others
    11.6 Oil & Gas Industry
        11.6.1 On-shore
        11.6.2 Off-shore
    11.7 Chemicals
    11.8 Sporting Goods
    11.9 Others
12. Composite Repairs Market - by Geography (Market Size - US$Million/Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 The USA
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 The UK
        12.2.2 Germany
        12.2.3 France
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 The Netherlands
        12.2.6 Spain
        12.2.7 Belgium
        12.2.8 The Rest of Europe
    12.3 Asia-Pacific
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 Japan
        12.3.3 India
        12.3.4 South Korea
        12.3.5 Australia and New Zeeland
        12.3.6 Indonesia
        12.3.7 Taiwan
        12.3.8 Malaysia
        12.3.9 The Rest of APAC
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Colombia
        12.4.4 Chile
        12.4.5 The Rest of South America
    12.5 The Rest of the World
        12.5.1 The Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   The UAE
   The Rest of the Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   The Rest of Africa
13. Composite Repairs Market – Entropy
    13.1 New Product Launches
    13.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
14. Composite Repairs Market – Industry/Competition Segment Analysis Premium 
    14.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    14.2 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    14.3 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    14.4 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    14.5 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    14.6 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
15. Composite Repairs Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium 
16. Composite Repairs Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials and Developments
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10 and more
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