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Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market by Type (By Fiber Type, Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, By Resin Type, Thermoplastic, Thermoset), By Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market by Type (By Fiber Type, Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, By Resin Type, Thermoplastic, Thermoset), By Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130495 3300 Chemical & Material 377 237 Pages 4.6 (37)

Market Overview:

The global unidirectional tapes (UD tapes) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for UD tapes from the aerospace & defense, automotive, and sports & leisure industries. In terms of fiber type, the glass fiber segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period. In terms of resin type, thermoplastic UD tapes are expected to lead the market during the forecast period.

Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

UD tapes are employed for the purpose of reinforcing composites in a unidirectional manner. By impregnating fibers with the resin and laying them down in a specific orientation, UD tapes create a composite material that is significantly stronger than one made with randomly oriented fibers.

By Fiber Type:

By fiber type, the industry can be segmented into single-mode (SM), multi-mode (MM) and para-aramid (PA) fibers. The UD tapes are manufactured using MM and PA fibers; hence these two fiber types together form a large share in the overall market.

UD tapes are used for insulation purposes in various end use industries such as aerospace & defense, oil & gas, transportation and others.

Glass Fiber:

Glass fiber is also known as fiberglass and is a type of lightweight, rigid, and strong fibers that are made from silica. Fiberglass is extensively used in the packaging industry owing to its properties such as high tensile strength, excellent durability & flexibility along with low weight which makes it ideal for packaging applications. It can be used in various forms including sheets & fabrics and can be utilized to produce tapes by converting into yarns or composites.

Application Insights:

The aerospace and defense application segment led the global unidirectional tapes market in 2017. The segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period owing to increasing use of these products in aircraft manufacturing as well as military aircraft maintenance activities. Furthermore, growing use of these products for manufacturing airframes, wings, fuselage and other parts is expected to propel demand over the coming years.

UD tapes are used for thermal insulation on account of its superior properties including low dielectric constant and high strength-to-weight ratio which makes it suitable for applications where high insulation strength is required but weight must be kept to a minimum such as automotive body panels or load floors in trucks among others.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in 2017. The region is expected to witness moderate growth over the forecast period owing to a shift in focus towards developing electric and hybrid vehicles. As per International Energy Agency, worldwide demand for motor vehicle fuel was 54,500 kilotons in 2016 and the U.S accounted for around 20% of that demand which indicates high potential for growth over the coming years.

The European market is also anticipated to witness significant growth during the same period due to increasing defense budget by various countries such as Russia, UK, France among others will have positive impact on industry expansion over next eight years from 2018 to 2030  time frame).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the automotive and electronics industries for UD tapes as a result of their superior properties such as high tensile strength, low weight, and resistance to corrosion.
  • Growing popularity of UD tapes in the construction industry for applications such as roofing, insulation, and cladding due to their thermal insulation properties.
  • Rising demand from the medical sector for UD tapes used in wound care products and surgical implants due to their biocompatibility and antibacterial properties.
  • Increasing use of UD tapes in wind energy applications due to their superior strength-to-weight ratio compared to other materials used in wind turbine blades manufacturing process .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Research Report

By Type

By Fiber Type, Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, By Resin Type, Thermoplastic, Thermoset

By Application

Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure

By Companies

Evonik Industries, Sabic, Solvay, Hexcel, Royal Tencate, SGL Group, Teijin, Celanese, BASF, Victrex

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Report Segments:

The global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) market is segmented on the basis of:


By Fiber Type, Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, By Resin Type, Thermoplastic, Thermoset

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Evonik Industries
  2. Sabic
  3. Solvay
  4. Hexcel
  5. Royal Tencate
  6. SGL Group
  7. Teijin
  8. Celanese
  9. BASF
  10. Victrex

Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Overview

Highlights of The Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. By Fiber Type
    2. Glass Fiber
    3. Carbon Fiber
    4. By Resin Type
    5. Thermoplastic
    6. Thermoset
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace & Defense
    2. Automotive
    3. Sports & Leisure
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Unidirectional tapes are a type of magnetic tape that can only be read in one direction.

Some of the major players in the unidirectional tapes (ud tapes) market are Evonik Industries, Sabic, Solvay, Hexcel, Royal Tencate, SGL Group, Teijin, Celanese, BASF, Victrex.

The unidirectional tapes (ud tapes) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. By Fiber Type
      5.3.2. Glass Fiber
      5.3.3. Carbon Fiber
      5.3.4. By Resin Type
      5.3.5. Thermoplastic
      5.3.6. Thermoset
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace & Defense
      6.3.2. Automotive
      6.3.3. Sports & Leisure
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace & Defense
      9.4.2. Automotive
      9.4.3. Sports & Leisure
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. By Fiber Type
      9.7.2. Glass Fiber
      9.7.3. Carbon Fiber
      9.7.4. By Resin Type
      9.7.5. Thermoplastic
      9.7.6. Thermoset
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace & Defense
      10.4.2. Automotive
      10.4.3. Sports & Leisure
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. By Fiber Type
      10.7.2. Glass Fiber
      10.7.3. Carbon Fiber
      10.7.4. By Resin Type
      10.7.5. Thermoplastic
      10.7.6. Thermoset
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace & Defense
      11.4.2. Automotive
      11.4.3. Sports & Leisure
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. By Fiber Type
      11.7.2. GlassFiber
      11.7.3. Carbon Fiber
      11.7.4. By Resin Type
      11.7.5. Thermoplastic
      11.7.6. Thermoset
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace & Defense
      12.4.2. Automotive
      12.4.3. Sports & Leisure
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. By Fiber Type
      12.7.2. Glass Fiber
      12.7.3. Carbon Fiber
      12.7.4. By Resin Type
      12.7.5. Thermoplastic
      12.7.6. Thermoset
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace & Defense
      13.4.2. Automotive
      13.4.3. Sports & Leisure
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. By Fiber Type
      13.7.2. Glass Fiber
      13.7.3. Carbon Fiber
      13.7.4. By Resin Type
      13.7.5. Thermoplastic
      13.7.6. Thermoset
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Unidirectional Tapes (UD Tapes) Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Evonik Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Sabic Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Solvay Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Hexcel Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Royal Tencate Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. SGL Group Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Teijin Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Celanese Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Victrex Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
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