The aramid fiber market for automotive hoses is projected to reach US$ 213.93 million by 2028 from US$ 127.41 million in 2021; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2021 to 2028.
Aramid fibers are high-performance synthetic fibers with molecules characterized by relatively stiff polymer chains. These molecules are linked together by strong hydrogen bonds that efficiently transmit mechanical stress. The term "aramid" means "aromatic polyamide." Aramid fibers appear bright golden yellow filaments. These fibers are used to reinforce tires, powertrain components, turbocharger hoses, brake pads, belts, gaskets, clutches, seat textiles, electronics, seat sensors, and hybrid motor materials.
Based on type, the aramid fiber market for automotive hoses is bifurcated into para-aramid fiber and meta aramid fiber. The para-aramid segment is register a higher CAGR in the market during 2021–2028. Para-aramids have high tensile strength (the highest stress that a material can withstand) and modulus behavior (the tendency of a material to deform when force is applied). Further, para-aramid fibers are stiffer and have greater tenacity as well as strength than meta-aramid fibers. However, they are chemically sensitive, and acids, alkalis, and bleaches weaken the strength of para-aramid polyamide. A few of the examples of para-aramid fibers are Kevlar, Technora, Twaron, and Herron. The demand for para-aramid fibers is driven by their increasing use in security and safety applications. They are used in critical applications such as protective clothing, including bulletproof vests, helmets, and vehicle armor, due to their ultrahigh strength, and rigid and highly-oriented molecular structure.
Based on region, the aramid fiber market for automotive hoses is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. In 2020, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share in the market. The growth of the market in this region is mainly attributed to the rapidly flourishing automotive industries, especially in countries such as China, South Korea, and India. There has been a continuous rise in the demand for automotive gasket and seals in China and India due to the increased production of light and heavy vehicles.
A few key players operating in the aramid fiber market for automotive hoses are Contitech Ag, Dupont, Teijin Limited, Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., Schaeffler Ag, Bando Chemical Industries Ltd., Hutchinson Sa, Toyobo Co. Ltd., Aramid Hpm, Llc, Fiberline, AND Kolon Industries, Inc..
The overall size of the global aramid fiber market for automotive hoses has been derived using both primary and secondary source. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers?along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders?specializing in the aramid fiber market for automotive hoses.