Global Wind Composites Material Market Future Discussed in New Report Published at

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London, UK (PRWEB) March 29, 2012

Over the last five years, the global wind composites material market has been growing at a rapid rate, and it is expected to keep this up reaching USD 5.5 billion by 2016 with a CAGR of 16% from 2011 through 2016. Glass fiber is expected to remain the largest market, followed by epoxy. Other material markets like coatings are expected to get ahead. Carbon fiber is likely to remain the smallest sector, but its growth opportunities remain promising due to its light weight and other advantageous material properties for wind energy applications.

The booming wind industry is a key driver for growth in new materials for wind energy applications owing to strong demand for new blades and increased consumption of wind blade raw materials. China is likely to be the largest wind market, whereas markets in Spain, the UK, and France are expected to grow with large turbines being built for offshore wind farms along the western and northern European coastline.

New research report Future Material Needs for the Global Wind Energy Market: 20112016 delivered by Lucintel has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Future Material Needs for the Global Wind Energy Market: 20112016

Published: December, 2011

Pages: 165

Price: US$ 6,700

The report analyzes future material needs for the global wind energy market.

Report Features:

????global wind energy market size in terms of value and volume shipment;
????global wind market trend and forecast in terms of value and volume shipment;
????strategic analysis of new opportunities for material suppliers, key emerging trends, market entry barriers and their impact for material suppliers in wind blade markets;
????major growth drivers and challenges for wind energy;
????value chain for the wind energy industry;
????composites consumption trend by type of raw material;
????the market for composites consumption in wind by turbine component, by blade manufacturer, by manufacturing techniques, by region;
????use of core materials in wind applications;

Report Contents:

1. Executive Summary

2. The Wind Energy Market

2.1: Wind energy market growth-trends (20052010)

2.2: Forecasts for wind energy market (20112016)

2.3: Strategic implications for material suppliers to the wind energy industry

3. Wind Blade Manufacturing Process

3.1: The blade manufacturing process

3.1.1: Hand lay-up/wet lay-up process

3.1.2: VARTM process

3.1.3: Scrimp process

3.1.4: Prepreg lay-up process

3.1.5: Sprint technology

3.1.6: Siemens integral blade technology

3.1.7: Technology trends in wind blade manufacturing

3.2: Process adoption by the main blade manufacturers

3.3: Future blade manufacturing process needs

4. Composite Materials in Wind Blades

4.1: Overview of the blade manufacturing industry

4.1.1: Increased blade length dynamics

4.1.2: Challenges in up- scaling blade length

4.1.3: Advantage of composites use in blade manufacturing

4.2: Composite raw materials in wind blades

4.2.1: Resin types

4.2.2: Future needs from resins used in wind blade manufacturing

4.2.3: Prepreg materials

4.2.4: Reinforcement materials

4.2.5: Carbon-fiber use in wind blade manufacturing

4.2.6: Future needs from reinforcement fibers in wind blades

4.2.7: Adhesives for wind blade

4.2.8: Performance improvement desired by blade manufacturers

5. Resin and Reinforcement Materials

5.1: Epoxy-based resins for prepreg processing

5.2: Epoxy-based resins for infusion processing

5.3: Epoxy-based resins for hand-lay up process

5.4: Price & performance analysis for epoxy resins

5.5: Polyester resin for wind blade manufacturing

5.6: New developments in reinforcement materials

6. Core Materials in Wind Applications

6.1: Overview of core materials in wind blades

6.2: Balsa end grain wood

6.3: PVC foam (polyvinylchloride foam)

6.4: SAN foam (styrene-acrylonitrile foam)

6.5: PET foam (poly-ethylene-terephthalate)

6.6: Other development in core materials

6.7: Pricing of core materials

6.8: New development in adhesives for wind energy

7. The Market for Composites in Wind

7.1: Trend for composites consumption

7.2: Composites consumption trend by type of raw material

7.3: Composites consumption by turbine component

7.4: Composites consumption by blade manufacturer

7.5: Composites consumption by manufacturing techniques

7.6: Composites consumption by region

7.7: Forecast (20112016) for composites consumption

7.8: Composites consumption forecast by type of raw material

7.9: Value chain for the wind energy industry

7.10: Drivers and challenges for wind materials market

7.10.1: Drivers in wind energy materials market

7.10.2: Challenges in wind energy materials market

8. Cost of Wind Energy

8.1: Improving turbine efficiencies

8.1.1: Improved turbine efficiencies through design innovations

8.1.2: Improved turbine efficiencies using carbon fiber

8.2: Cost of producing wind energy

8.3: Analysis of impact of turbine weight savings on CoE

8.3.1: Analyzing blade weight savings on costs and weight

More new market research reports by the publisher can be found at Lucintel page.

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