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Closed Molding Composites Market

Closed Molding Composites Market

Closed Molding Composites Market Growth to Spur on the Back of Rising Demand for Lightweight Components in the Transportation Sector

Closed Molding Composites Market

Market Snapshot

Fact.MR’s closed molding composites industry analysis shows that the global market was valued at US$ 55 Bn in 2020, and is projected to top US$ 90 Bn by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 6%. Demand for glass fiber composites is projected to surge and reach a valuation of US$ 45 Bn by 2031.

Key Points Covered in Closed Molding Composites Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • Assessment by Product Grade / Purity / Formulation Standards
  • Assessment of Import Price, Bulk Price, Contractual Price, Producer / Distributor Price
  • COVID-19 Impact on Sales of Closed Molding Composite and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Closed Molding Composites Consumption Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Future Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, over the last 5 years, the global market for closed molding composites expanded at close to 3% CAGR. In 2020, the market was valued at around US$ 55 Bn.

Closed molding composites are produced as a result of an automated heavy-set method of combining raw materials that are inserted in a vacuum bag or a closed mold. These vacuum bags or closed mold seals them off the air. Closed molding composites are mainly used in infusion or vacuum bagging as they are more environment friendly.

Closed molding methods have replaced open molding methods, as the former inherit environmental and quality issues. Compared to open molding, closed molding processes enable manufacturers to develop parts faster and with consistency.

The growing urbanization across the world, rising applications from industry, growing number of multinational corporations, outlets and native supply chains, improvement of productivity through innovative engineering approach, minimization of energy consumption, and reduction of emission levels are a variety of the factors which may likely to strengthen the expansion of the market.

Overall, the closed molding composites market is expected to top a valuation of US$ 90 Bn by 2031.

What are the Main Factors Stimulating Demand for Closed Molding Composites?

Growing demand of lightweight components in the transportation sector, shift towards renewable energy, and recycling of materials are some factors driving the use of closed molding composites in different applications.

Closed molding composites possess many properties such as high rigidity, electrical conductivity, high-temperature tolerance, temperature performance, high tensile strength, high chemical resistance, and lightweight as compared to others composites. Owing to these properties, they are suitable for aerospace and defense applications.

Demand for closed molding composites manufactured by the compression molding process is increasing in applications such as transportation, construction, and electrical & electronics, as they require good surface finish and non-corrosive properties, which are provided by these composites.

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Why is Demand for Closed Molding Composites Getting Hampered?

Increased installation & set-up costs and rising fluctuation and high cost of raw materials required for the processing and production through this method are the major factors acting as restraints. Rising need for reducing cost of carbon fiber will further challenge closed molding composite manufacturers over the coming years.

Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Closed Molding Composites?

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region dominates the market with a share of around 50%. The economy of APAC is mainly influenced by the economic dynamics of countries such as China and India, but with growing foreign direct investment for economic development of South East Asia, the current scenario is changing. Countries in South East Asia are witnessing high growth in the automotive sector.

There is high demand from wind energy, electrical & electronics, and construction applications in this region, accompanied by regulatory norms requiring the use of eco-friendly materials. Growth of the wind energy industry has raised demand for producing lightweight closed molding composites. Growing demand of long blades in the production of wind turbines is creating opportunities for closed molding composites.

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Country-wise Analysis

What is the Closed Molding Composites Demand Outlook for the U.S.?

The market in the U.S was valued at over US$ 15 Bn in 2020. Economic development and substantial infrastructure development have constituted regional revenue generation. Further, patterns associated with domestic production, import and export, and consumption have helped market participants analyze and capitalize on potential opportunities.

The U.S. is the growth engine of the market, owing to the world’s highest defense spending, significant investment in research & development, and presence of a large number of closed molding composite suppliers.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Closed Molding Composite Providers across China?

By 2031, China is expected to have a market worth roughly US$ 19 Bn. The construction sector drives the market in the country to a great extent.

China contributes to the largest market share in the closed molding composites market owing to increased consumption by aerospace & defines industries, sporting goods, and wind energy. The wind energy sector has exponentially grown in China and is anticipated to witness higher growth in future.

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How are Glass Fiber Composites Stimulating Market Growth?

Glass fiber composites are projected to reach around US$ 45 Bn by 2031. Glass fiber composites are a type of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Glass fiber composites hold good properties such as low density, high strength, and easy processing, and are widely used in aerospace, automotive, and construction industries.

Combining glass fiber with other fibers into a single polymer matrix results in the development of hybrid glass fiber composites. Hybridization in glass fiber composites raises new ideas for future in the field of closed molding composites.

Why are Closed Molding Composites Gaining Immense Popularity in the Aerospace & Defense Industry?

Composites find different applications and are continuing to replace other materials such as metals in the aerospace and defense industry, which are being replaced by closed molding composites as a result of increased demand for lightweight aircraft components to enhance fuel efficiency.

Composites are light in weight compared to most woods and metals. Some modern airplanes are built with more composites than metals, including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Carbon fiber composites have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than conventional materials. This increase in demand for composites in the aerospace and defense industry is driving the global market.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Closed Molding Composites?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had effects on many aspects, like flight cancellations, travel bans and quarantines, restaurants closed, and indoor/outdoor events restricted. Over forty countries declared a state of emergency, with massive slowing of the supply chain, stock market volatility, falling business confidence, growing panic among the population, and uncertainty about the future.

COVID-19 has not only ceased the movement of people but also negatively affected production and trade. This has put a leash around the growth of the market for closed molding composites.

Countries have effectively shut down their production units, putting a strain on equipment manufacturers. Major countries such as the U.S. and India procure raw materials and electronic components from China, and the supply chain of many equipment and product manufacturers has been affected. 2021 is projected to be better, with the market regaining its original traction by 2022.

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Competitive Landscape

Major players with a prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base.

  • Growing popularity of composite liftgates has led to the development of a new primerless structural adhesive by Ashland LLC. It is mainly formulated for low-modulus/high-elongation properties and is said to be ideal in handling coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) mismatches in hybrid-material systems; for instance, bonded liftgate panels.

Closed Molding Composites Market Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Market Segments Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa
Key Market Segments Covered
  • Fiber
  • Process
  • Application
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled


  • A. Schulman, Inc.
  • Royal Tencate N.V.
  • Polynt S.P.A
  • Exel Composites
  • Core Molding Technologies, Inc.
  • Strongwell Corporation
  • Menzolit GmbH
  • Continental Structural Plastics, Inc.
  • Saertex
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Gurit Holding AG
  • Scott Bader Co. Ltd.
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Chomarat
  • Molded Plastic Industries Inc.
  • KraussMaffei Group
  • New Boston RTM
  • Seemann Composites Inc.
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Key Segments Covered in Closed Molding Composites Industry Research

  • Fiber

    • Glass Fiber Closed Molding Composites
    • Carbon Fiber Closed Molding Composites
    • Natural Fiber Closed Molding Composites
    • Aramid Fiber Closed Molding Composites
  • Process

    • Vacuum Infusion & Bagging
    • Compression Molding
    • Injection Molding
    • Resin Transfer Molding
  • Application

    • Closed Molding Composites for Transportation
    • Closed Molding Composites for Aerospace & Defense
    • Closed Molding Composites for Wind Energy
    • Closed Molding Composites for Electrical & Electronics
    • Closed Molding Composites for Construction

Closed Molding Composites Market: Report Scope

A recent study by Fact.MR on the closed molding composites market offers a 10-year forecast for 2021 to 2031. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the market. This report explicates recent market developments, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, product approvals, product launches, geographical expansions, and technological innovations associated with closed molding composites market!

The study also provides the dynamics responsible for influencing the future status of the closed molding composites market over the forecast period. A detailed assessment of value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report.

A list of prominent companies manufacturing closed molding composites, along with their product portfolios, enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.

Report Summary

The study offers comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including production capacities, demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales of closed molding composites across the globe.

A comprehensive estimate on the market has been provided through an optimistic as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of closed molding composites during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.

Key Questions Answered in Report

  • Which are the most lucrative markets for closed molding composites?
  • Which factors will impact the growth of the market?
  • How will changing trends impact the strategies of market players?
  • How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities across regions?
  • Which companies are leading the closed molding composites market?
  • What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the market?

Analysis on Market Size Evaluation

The market has been analyzed for each segment in terms of volume (‘000 Units) and value (US$ Mn).

Market estimates at global and regional levels for closed molding composites are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value and in “‘000 Units” for volume. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global closed molding composites market.

Inspected Assessment on Regional Segments

Key sections have been elaborated in the report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political, economic, and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the closed molding composites market during the forecast period.

Country-specific valuation on demand for closed molding composites has been offered for each region, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.

Detailed breakup in terms of value and volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.

Competition Analysis

The report sheds light on leading manufacturers of closed molding composites, along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in offering closed molding composites has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.

Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolios and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all the prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status, and predicting the competition level in the closed molding composites market.

Research Methodology

In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of closed molding composites market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of the market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the research report as a primary resource.

- FAQs -

The global closed molding composites market topped US$ 55 Bn in 2020, and is expected to reach a valuation of over US$ 90 Bn by 2031.

The worldwide market for closed molding composites is projected to rise at a CAGR of over 6% during 2021 – 2031.

Sales of closed molding composites increased at a CAGR of close to 3% during 2016 – 2020.

Increasing demand for lightweight and high strength materials around the world is largely expected to shape market expansion.

Over the forecast period, glass fiber composites are likely to be a major demand driver for the market.

Top 5 manufacturers of closed molding composites account for around 40% share in the market, as per ratings on the basis of market share, market reach, clientele, etc.

Top 5 countries driving demand for closed molding composites are the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, and Germany.

North America holds more than 30% of the total market share for closed molding composites.

The European market is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 2% during 2021 – 2031.

The market in Canada and Japan is set to expand at a CAGR around 4% and 3%, respectively, over the forecast period.

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Is the market research conducted by Fact.MR?

Yes, the report has been compiled by expert analysts of Fact.MR, through a combination of primary and secondary research. To know more about how the research was conducted, you can speak to a research analyst.

What research methodology is followed by Fact.MR?

Fact.MR follows a methodology that encompasses the demand-side assessment of the market, and triangulates the same through a supply-side analysis. This methodology is based on the use of standard market structure, methods, and definitions.

What are the sources of secondary research?

Fact.MR conducts extensive secondary research through proprietary databases, paid databases, and information available in the public domain. We refer to industry associations, company press releases, annual reports, investor presentations, and research papers. More information about desk research is available upon request.

Who are the respondents for primary research?

Fact.MR speaks to stakeholders across the spectrum, including C-level executives, distributors, product manufacturers, and industry experts. For a full list of primary respondents, please reach out to us.

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