Natural Fiber Composites Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Raw Material (Cotton, Flax, Wood, Hemp, Kenaf, Jute and Other Raw Materials), Fiber Type (Wood Fiber Composites and Non-wood Fiber Composites), Polymer, Technology, Application and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Natural Fiber Composites Market is accounted for $328.23 million in 2023 and is expected to reach $537.49 million by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. Natural fibre composites combine plant-derived fibres with a polymeric matrix. Due to their attractive physical traits and chemical makeup, NFCs are a suitable replacement for glass fibre and carbon fibre. When compared to alternatives, they provide both a reduction in density and cost savings. They have a lengthy shelf life and are ecologically beneficial. Additionally, because NFCs are lightweight, they may be used in automotive, electrical, sporting goods, and furniture products. These fibres have excellent fracture resistance, strength, stiffness, and thermal and acoustic insulation properties.
According to a 2015 regulation in Japan, 95% of vehicles should be reused or recycled.
Growing demand for electronics and sporting goods
Natural fibers are less expensive and more environmentally friendly option to synthetic and metallic fibres. It performs well at dampening and absorbing shock. Sports equipment and electronics are two attractive business categories. Natural fibre composites are used to make a variety of goods, including snowboards, tennis rackets, bicycles, frames, and laptop and mobile phone covers. Due to its advantages, which include biodegradability, affordability, lightness, resistance to damage, and high strength, it is being used excessively in electrical and athletic products, which is driving up the market demand.
Limited thermal stability
Natural fibres may withstand temperatures of up to 2,000°C before degrading and shrinking, and because of this, natural fibre composites perform less well than those made of other materials. Due to their lack of adhesion to other materials, they can only be used in certain situations. Due to its limitations in thermal qualities, it is difficult to apply mass production techniques, which hinders market expansion.
Rising recycling activities
Composites made of natural fibres are widely available and renewable. Both natural fibres and thermoplastic materials like polypropylene and polyethylene are easily recyclable. As they are less expensive and more ecologically beneficial than other fibres, natural fibres, particularly flax and hemp, are being utilised more frequently in place of glass and carbon fibres. The demand on the businesses to solve the disposal issues is projected to intensify as a result of current and upcoming regulations pertaining to waste management in industrialised nations. Additionally, rising government waste management activities and awareness of recycling are boosting market demand.
Moisture sensitivity is the most primary concern when natural fibers, such as bast fibers, are used to reinforce polymer composites. Through fungi, these fibres enlarge and begin to degrade. The composite's mechanical characteristics are altered. Natural fibres absorb a lot of moisture, which severely affects their strength, stiffness, and ability to stick to the hydrophobic matrix. This causes the composite material to degrade prematurely in damp or humid settings. This factor inhibits market expansion.
The pandemic has posed several obstacles for the market for natural fibre composites, but it has also opened up fresh windows of opportunity for development and innovation and has contributed to raising the profile and significance of sustainable materials in the global economy. Numerous businesses have been compelled by the epidemic to enhance their manufacturing methods in order to cope with the shifting market dynamics. As a result, new and more effective techniques for creating natural fibre composites have been created, which may assist to lower prices and boost output. Due to the epidemic, sustainability and the circular economy are receiving increasing attention as more people understand how crucial it is to protect the environment and cut down on waste.
The flax segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The flax segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. Flax composites have a high capacity for absorption. They operate as a damper, absorbing shocks in addition to dampening sound waves. It is a particularly effective thermal insulator due to these absorption qualities. Additionally, flax fibres are a sustainable resource. Flax is one of the most often used raw materials in the business because of its benefits, which include high tensile strength, ultraviolet rays blocking capabilities, vibration absorbent, and high water retention.
The injection molding segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The injection molding segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. With the use of a screw and an external heating source, the material is melted in the moulding process known as "injection moulding," which is then injected into a mould to create the desired result while the mould cools. It is a closed moulding technique that combines high volume and pressure to create composite items. Two more steps—preheating and pressurizing—follow this procedure. This technique has great reproducibility and dependability and is extremely effective.
Region with largest share:
Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Due to rising disposable income and a better quality of life, this region saw excellent development. China is one of the major producers of electronics, automobiles, and sporting goods. Natural fiber-reinforced composites are becoming more popular in the region as a result of expanding building activity in nations like China, India, and Japan. Additionally, the demand for natural fiber composites in the remaining parts of Asia-Pacific will also increase throughout the projected period as a result of new policies and investments made by various governments.
Region with highest CAGR:
Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to its rising popularity and soaring consumer goods demand. The development of a natural polymer matrix for front and rear door lines, boot lines, and parcel shelves is the subject of intensive study by European automakers. Germany is a significant importer of hemp in Europe as well as one of the top automakers in the continent. According to estimates, the automobile industry's growing desire for biodegradable and lightweight goods to improve the vehicle's efficiency would fuel the expansion of the region.
Key players in the market
Some of the key players profiled in the Natural Fiber Composites Market include The AZEK Company, Amorim Cork Composites SA, TTS Corporate, Fiberon Technologies Inc., UPM Biocomposites, FlexForm Technologies, Polyvlies Franz Beyer GmbH & Co. Kg, Green Dot Bioplastics Inc., Trex Company Inc., GreenGran BN, Oldcastle APG, Jelu-Werk Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co. Kg, Tecnaro GmbH, Meshlin Composites ZRT, NPSP NV, Procotex Corp SA, Kafus Bio-Composites Inc. and Tagleef Industries.
In June 2022, Tecnaro and JOMA-POLYTEC founded a joint venture, ARBOTRADE GmbH. The venture jointly markets products made of bioplastics for the reforestation of forests. This merger creates a connection with a very high level of added value. TECNARO acts as a material developer and manufacturer and Joma-Polytec as a material processor so that customers can get everything from the raw material to the product from a single source. The joint company, ARBOTRADE GmbH, then takes over the sale of the innovative in-house developments on the market.
In June 2021, Procotex acquired ELG UK’s short carbon fiber business. This acquisition leads to the successful completion of the next critical step in providing carbon fibers withlarger capacities and feedstocks to the compounding and other industries.
Raw Materials Covered:
• Other Raw Materials
Fiber Types Covered:
• Wood Fiber Composites
• Non-wood Fiber Composites
• Injection Molding
• Compression Molding
• Other Technologies
• Sporting Goods
• Electrical & Electronics
• Building & Construction
• Other Applications
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
3 Market Trend Analysis
3.6 Technology Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19
4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry
5 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Raw Material
5.8 Other Raw Materials
6 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Fiber Type
6.2 Wood Fiber Composites
6.3 Non-wood Fiber Composites
7 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Polymer
7.3.3 Poly Vinyl Chloride
7.3.4 Other Thermoplastics
8 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Technology
8.3 Injection Molding
8.4 Compression Molding
8.5 Other Technologies
9 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Application
9.4 Sporting Goods
9.5 Electrical & Electronics
9.6 Building & Construction
9.7 Other Applications
10 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market, By Geography
10.2 North America
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.5 Other Key Strategies
12 Company Profiling
12.1 The AZEK Company
12.2 Amorim Cork Composites SA
12.3 TTS Corporate
12.4 Fiberon Technologies Inc.
12.5 UPM Biocomposites
12.6 FlexForm Technologies
12.7 Polyvlies Franz Beyer GmbH & Co. Kg
12.8 Green Dot Bioplastics Inc.
12.9 Trex Company Inc.
12.10 GreenGran BN
12.11 Oldcastle APG
12.12 Jelu-Werk Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co. Kg
12.13 Tecnaro GmbH
12.14 Meshlin Composites ZRT
12.15 NPSP NV
12.16 Procotex Corp SA
12.17 Kafus Bio-Composites Inc.
12.18 Tagleef Industries
List of Tables
1 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Raw Material (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Cotton (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Flax (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Wood (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Hemp (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Kenaf (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Jute (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Other Raw Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Fiber Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Wood Fiber Composites (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Non-wood Fiber Composites (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Polymer (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Thermosets (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Thermoplastics (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Polyethylene (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Polypropylene (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Poly Vinyl Chloride (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Other Thermoplastics (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Pultrusion (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Injection Molding (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Compression Molding (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Automotive (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Aerospace (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Sporting Goods (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Electrical & Electronics (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Building & Construction (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Natural Fiber Composites Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.
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