This report, from Stratview Research, studies the release liners market in the global composites industry over the period 2017 to 2022. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

The Global Composite Release Liners Market: Highlights

The global release liners market in the composites industry was valued at US$ 412.0 million in 2016 and is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period to reach US$ 641.9 million in 2022. Increasing demand for prepreg in the aerospace & defense and automotive industries, recovering sports & leisure market, and sustainable growth in the wind energy market are some of the major growth drivers of the global composite release liners market.

The global composite release liners market is segmented based on application type as prepreg manufacturing, VARTM (Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding) process, prepreg-layup process, and others. Over the next five years, prepreg manufacturing is expected to remain the most dominant application of release liners in the global composite industry. The penetration of prepreg is increasing in many industries, such as aerospace & defense, wind energy, transportation, and sports & leisure. For instance, the next generation aircraft, such as B87 incorporates about 50% composites of total structural weight in which majority of composite components are made utilizing prepreg materials. There is also a healthy growth expected from VARTM process based applications.

Based on end-use industry type, aerospace & defense is expected to remain the largest consumer of composite release liners during the forecast period. High use of prepreg to manufacture structural components is the prime driver of the material in the aerospace & defense industry. The automotive industry is expected to witness the highest growth in the same period, driven by increasing penetration of composites in vehicles to enhance fuel efficiency for achieving stringent government regulations, such as CAF? standards.

Paper is likely to remain the most preferred backing material type for composite release liners over the next five years because of its excellent mechanical resistance and good caliper profile. The most widely used papers for composites are super calendared kraft paper (also known as glassines) and clay coated kraft paper. Also, there is a significant use of polyolefin-based release liners in prepreg manufacturing due to its excellent compatibility with epoxy resins.

Based on region, North America is expected to remain the largest market for composite release liners during the forecast period. The region is the world’s manufacturing capital of composites manufacturing with the presence of many big to small composites part molders. The region is also the hub of prepreg manufacturing with the presence of almost all the major prepreg manufacturers. Asia-Pacific is likely to remain the fastest growing composite release liners market in the same period. High growth of composites, upcoming indigenous commercial and regional aircraft and shift of prepreg plants to Asia are some of the key whys and wherefores behind the high growth in the Asia-Pacific’s market. China and India are expected to remain the growth engines of the Asia-Pacific market.

The supply chain of this market comprises raw material suppliers, film suppliers, release liner manufacturers, distributors, prepreg manufacturers, part molders, OEMs, and end-users. The key composite release liner manufacturers are Mondi Plc, Loparex LLC, Wausau Paper, Lintec Corporation, and Gascogne Laminates. New product development, regional expansion, and long-term relation with prepreg manufacturers are some of the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Research Methodology

This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 500 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact book, press release, journals, investor presentation, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data. We usually conduct more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

Report Features

This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:

Market structure: Overview, industry life cycle analysis, supply chain analysis
Market environment analysis: Growth drivers and constraints, Porter’s five forces analysis, SWOT analysis
Market trend and forecast analysis
Market segment trend and forecast
Competitive landscape and dynamics: Market share, product portfolio, product launches, etc.
Attractive market segments and associated growth opportunities
Emerging trends
Strategic growth opportunities for the existing and new players
Key success factors
The composite release liners technologies market is segmented into the following categories:

Global Composite Release Liners Market by Backing Type:

Super Calendared Kraft (SCK) Paper (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Clay Coated Kraft (CCK) Paper (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Machine Glazed Kraft (MGK) Paper (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Polyolefin film (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Global Composite Release Liners Market by Silicone Technology:

Solvent Based (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Solvent Free (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Emulsion (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Global Composite Release Liners Market by Application:

Prepreg Manufacturing (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
VARTM Process (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Prepreg Lay-up (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Global Composite Release Liners Market by End-Use Industry:

Aerospace & Defense (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Wind Energy (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Sports & Leisure (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Transportation (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Others (Regional Analysis: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Global Composite Release Liners Market by Region:

North America (Country Analysis: US, Canada, and Mexico)
Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, and Rest of the Europe)
Asia – Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, and Rest of the Asia-Pacific)
Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil, Middle East, and Others)
Report Customization Options

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Company Profiling

Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
SWOT analysis of key players (up to 3)
Market Segmentation

Current market segmentation of any one of the backing type by application type
Competitive Benchmarking

Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances
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