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Unidirectional Tapes Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 May 16
SKU : CH657
180 pages
Report Summary
Table of Content

Unidirectional Tapes Market is segmented By Material Type (Carbon, Glass), By Type (Thermoplastic, Thermoset), By Application-based Analysis (Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aeronautic Other), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030


Unidirectional Tapes Market Overview

[195 Pages Report] The Global Unidirectional Tapes Market is expected to reach a high CAGR of 14.7% during the forecasting period (2023-2030). A unidirectional (UD) fabric is one in which the majority of fibers run in one direction only. Exact unidirectional fabrics offer the ability to place the thread in the component exactly where it is required, and in the maximum quantity. In a unidirectional tape, glass or carbon fibers, which are embedded usually in a thermoplastic matrix, optimally combine their properties so that innovative construction materials result which enable new component design. A small amount of fiber or other material may run in different directions with the primary intention being to hold the first fibers in position, although the other threads may also offer some structural properties. Multiple layers of UD tape in a laminate make up organ sheets, which significantly exceed the mechanical properties of metal sheets of similar thickness. The UD tapes have a high density of fibers, high-quality fiber impregnation in the thermoplastic resin, minimal void content, and fewer broken fibers.


Unidirectional Tapes Market Summary and Scope



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Material Type, By Application Based, And By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


Unidirectional Tapes Market Dynamics and Trends

  • Commercial-grade unidirectional tapes are ideal for fabricating composite products that require long lay-up times and thick laminate construction.

  • Unidirectional Tapes have outstanding mechanical properties and are exceedingly suitable for use in ultra-lightweight composite applications.

  • The UD tapes have short manufacturing cycle times, and many of them can be processed and deformed by the application of heat. They also have Unmatched mechanical resistance under tensile, flexural, compressive, or shear stress. These properties of unidirectional tapes are increasing their demand for various manufacturing processes.

  • Due to the excellent combination of lightweight and strength, unidirectional tapes are ideal for Aeronautic applications. Fiber-reinforced unidirectional (UD) tapes are now being considered for truck trailer floor panels, side walls, and bulkhead of commercial vehicles resulting in lower trailer weight and lower fuel costs.

  • They are not appropriate for parts that require a tremendous anisotropic strength property. This factor limits the application range of unidirectional tapes.

Unidirectional Tapes Market Industry Analysis

  • The unidirectional Tapes Market is segmented by Material Type, Type, and application. By Material Type, the market is segmented into Carbon and Glass UD Tapes. Glass UD tapes are a relatively low-cost option, and they are easy to process and provide excellent corrosion resistance.

  • Hence, they account for a significant share of the market. Advances in carbon fiber and resin have also made unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement more popular for use in architectural and structural engineering.

  • The lightweight and stiffness of unidirectional carbon fiber are also being utilized in wide turbine blades. Due to this, the carbon UD Tapes segment is expected to be the fastest-growing.

  • By Type, Unidirectional Tapes Market is divided into Thermoplastic and Thermoset UD Tapes. Since thermoplastic UD tapes are more versatile and can be deformed and reprocessed, They account for the most significant share of the market.

  • By application, Unidirectional Tapes Market is segmented into Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aeronautic, and Others such as Sports. In Building & Construction, UD Tapes can be quickly and very effectively incorporated into existing extrusion processes.

  • They add significant strength and stiffness with minimum weight impact. In the Oil & Gas sector, they are used for more innovative domestic pipe and associated infrastructure.

  • In Automotive & aeronautics, they are used for their extremely lightweight properties. Unidirectional tapes can be used in aircraft to reduce the weight of seat frames by 30%.

  • Due to its extensive use in the defense and aerospace industry aeronautic segment accounted for the largest market share. In Sports, Unidirectional Tapes are being used for prosthetic blades, such as those used by Paralympic sprinters.

Unidirectional Tapes Market Geographical Share

  • By Region, the Global Unidirectional Tapes market is segmented into North America, South America, Asia-pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the world. UD tapes are not widely used outside of North America & Europe due to their high costs.

  • The presence of aerospace & defense companies in the US contributes significantly to the market share of UD Tapes in North America.

  • Europe accounted for the second-largest share of the market. North America will continue to exhibit high growth due to the use of UD tapes in defense applications and new aircraft.

Unidirectional Tapes Companies and Competative Landscape

  • Some of the critical players in the Unidirectional Tapes Market are Evonik Industries, Sabic, Royal Tencate, Solvay, Hexcel Corporation, SGL Group, TCR Composites, Axiom Materials, Sigmatex, PRF Composite Materials, Fibre Glass, and Teijin Limited.

  • Unidirectional Tapes Market is expected to witness significant growth which has resulted in expansion and product launches by major players. Companies are expanding their portfolio by-products with unique properties. In May 2018, SABIC introduced at JEC World 2018 a new UDMAX™ GPE 46-70 tape, the latest addition to its expanding portfolio of UDMAX unidirectional fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite tape products.

  • In April 2018, Solvay launched Evolite F1050 a unidirectional tape that is a high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement.

  • Increased demand for UD Tapes will also require greater production capacity. In Feb 2018, Fraunhofer PAZ and KraussMaffei Berstorff started the UD tape production line in Schkopau, Germany.

Why purchase the report?

  • Visualize the composition of the Unidirectional Tapes Market across each indication, regarding type, function, and application highlighting the key commercial assets and players.

  • Identify business opportunities in the Unidirectional Tapes Market by analyzing trends and co-development deals.

  • Excel data sheet with thousands of data points of the Unidirectional Tapes Market level 4/5 segmentation

  • PDF report with the most relevant analysis cogently put together after exhaustive qualitative interviews and in-depth market study

  • Product mapping in excel for the key Unidirectional Tapes Market products of all major market players.

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What is the Growth Rate of the Unidirectional Tapes Market?
Grow at a high CAGR of 14.7% during the forecasting period (2023-2030).
Which Companies Are Included in the Unidirectional Tapes Market?
Evonik Industries, Sabic, Royal Tencate, Solvay, Hexcel Corporation, SGL Group, TCR Composites, Axiom Materials, Sigmatex, PRF Composite Materials, Fibre Glass, and Teijin Limited.
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