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Uni-Directional (UD) Tape Market by Fiber, Resin, End-Use Industry and Region – Global Forecast to 2026

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Unidirectional (UD) Tapes Market by Fiber (Glass, Carbon), Resin (Thermoplastic, Thermoset), End-Use Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific) – Global Forecast to 2026″ report has been added to from offer.

The UD Tape Market is expected to grow from USD 194 Million in 2021 to USD 332 Million by 2026, at a CAGR of 11.4%, between 2021 and 2026.

The UD tape market is highly dependent on the performance of the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, and Sports & Leisure industries. They offer superior properties, such as high tensile strength, high abrasion resistance, wear resistance, high modulus, high strength, high stiffness, low density, chemical resistance and low creep.

The thermoplastic resins segment is expected to hold the largest share in the overall UD tape market during the forecast period.

The thermoplastic resin segment accounted for the largest share of the overall UD tape market in 2020. These tapes are used in a large number of industries including aerospace and defense and sporting goods. They are widely used in the aerospace and defense industry due to their toughness, high strength, resistance to moisture absorption, high performance properties, and ability to survive harsh conditions. of high temperature.

The UD tape market in the aerospace and defense industry is expected to hold the largest share during the forecast period.

The aerospace industry accounted for the largest share, by value, of the UD tape market in 2020. This is driven by the high demand for carbon fiber composites in commercial passenger aircraft. UD tapes have a higher strength-to-weight capacity than other traditional aerospace materials. High strength, high stiffness and high abrasion resistance are achieved through the use of UD tapes in aircraft. These tapes are used in the primary and secondary structures of aircraft. It is primarily used in wing spars, wing skins, fuselage skin, access panels, rib stiffeners, struts, ducts and floor coverings.

The North America UD tape market is estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The North America UD tape market is segmented into the United States and Canada. The United States has been the driving force behind the rapid development of the market in North America as well as across the globe. The North American market is driven by high economic growth rates and massive investments in various sectors such as aerospace and defense, automotive, sports and leisure. UD tapes are used for selective reinforcement and wrapping applications.

Market dynamics


  • Increased use of UD tapes in primary and secondary aircraft structures

  • Increase in demand for the manufacture of light vehicles

  • Chinese and Indian government initiatives

  • Replacement of old/aging aircraft and modernization of existing aircraft


  • Recyclability issues

  • High carbon fiber processing and manufacturing costs


  • Increased use of UD tapes in new applications

  • Emergence of aircraft manufacturers in Asia-Pacific and South America

  • Increase in demand for passenger aircraft in developing regions


  • High manufacturing and processing costs for UD tapes

  • Market chain recovery from the impact of COVID-19

Companies cited

  • Evonik Industries

  • Sabic

  • Toray Industries, Inc.

  • Hexcel Corporation

  • Sgl Group

  • teijin limited

  • Solvay S.A.

  • Basf Se

  • barrday

  • Celanese Corporation

  • Cristex

  • Victrex

  • Tcr composites

  • Sigmatex

  • Eurocarbon

  • Frp composite materials

  • Ab Oxeon

  • Axiom Materials

  • Sheldahl

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