Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Size was valued at USD 276.35 Million in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 920.36 million by 2031 and grow at a CAGR of 16.2% over the forecast period 2024-2031.

Unidirectional tapes (UD tapes) are advanced composite materials that are highly engineered and come in a wide variety of fiber/resin combinations. These materials are great for a wide range of applications because they have great mechanical properties, chemical resistance, durability, and fire performance. UD tapes are used in places like the auto, sports, and aviation industries to get the job done with the least amount of materials and energy.

Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Revenue Analysis

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Market Dynamics:


  • More UD tapes are being used in the main and secondary aircraft structures

  • Making lighter vehicles is becoming more popular

  • Plans by the Chinese and Indian governments

  • Old and worn-out planes will be replaced, and the planes that are already in use will be updated


  • Concerns about being able to recycle


  • UD tapes are being used in more and more new ways

  • Asia-Pacific and South America are becoming important places to make aeroplanes

  • Developing countries are buying more passenger planes


  • UD tapes have high costs to make and process

  • Effects of COVID-19 on the Market Chain

Impact of COVID-19:

The new coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves through the global aerospace industry. This affected the global supply chains, which move materials and parts quickly across borders and between places where they are made. This caused raw materials to arrive late or not at all, messed up financial flows, and caused workers on the production line to miss more and more work. These things have affected Boeing and Airbus, which make the most commercial aeroplanes in the world, and their network of suppliers. In January 2020, no one had bought anything from Boeing. In February 2020, there were also no orders for Airbus. The loss of the aerospace and defence industry had a direct effect on the market for UD tapes, since aerospace and defence is one of the main industries that uses UD tapes.

Market Segmentation:

By Fiber

  • Glass fiber

  • Carbon fiber

By Resin

  • Thermoplastic

  • Thermoset

By End-Use Industries

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Automotive

  • Sports & Leisure

  • Others

Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Segment Analysis

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Regional Analysis:

In terms of both volume and value, North America is expected to have the largest share of the unidirectional tapes market in 2023. The value of the market in this area is also expected to grow at the fastest rate between 2024 and 2031. The North American unidirectional tapes market is driven by the aerospace and defence industry heavy investments and high financial growth. In North America, the demand for unidirectional tapes is likely to be driven by the need for lighter, more fuel-efficient, and more technologically advanced planes. The high demand for unidirectional tapes in the US and Canada is one of the main things making the North American unidirectional tapes market grow. This is because the number of commercial customer aircraft that use UD tapes is growing.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Key Players:

BASF SE, Teijin Limited, SGL Carbon SE, Evonik Industries AG, SABIC, Toray Industries, Inc, Celanese Corporation, Solvay S.A., Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

Teijin Limited-Company Financial Analysis

Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2023 US$ 276.35 Million
Market Size by 2031 US$ 920.36 Million
CAGR CAGR of 16.2% From 2024 to 2031
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2031
Historical Data 2020-2022
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By fiber (Glass fibe, Carbon fiber)
• By resin (Thermoplastic, Thermoset)
• By end-use industries (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Leisure, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles BASF SE, Teijin Limited, SGL Carbon SE, Evonik Industries AG, SABIC, Toray Industries, Inc, Celanese Corporation, Solvay S.A., Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.
DRIVERS • More UD tapes are being used in the main and secondary aircraft structures.
• Making lighter vehicles is becoming more popular.
• Plans by the Chinese and Indian governments
Restraints • Concerns about being able to recycle
• Costs of making and processing carbon fibre are high

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Key stakeholders considered in the study:
Raw material vendors
regulatory authorities, including government agencies and NGO
commercial research & development (r&d) institutions
importers and exporters
government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms
trade/industrial associations
end-use industries are the stake holder of this report.

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.

Ans: BASF SE, Teijin Limited, SGL Carbon SE, Evonik Industries AG, SABIC, Toray Industries, Inc, Celanese Corporation, Solvay S.A. and Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

Ans: Concerns about being able to recycle and Costs of making and processing carbon fibre are high are the restraints for Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market.


Ans: Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Size was valued at USD 276.35 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 920.36 million by 2031, and grow at a CAGR of 16.2% over the forecast period 2024-2031.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8 Unidirectional Tapes (UD) MarketSegment, By fiber

8.1 Glass fiber

8.2 Carbon fiber

9 Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Segment, By resin

9.1 Thermoplastic

9.2 Thermoset

10 Unidirectional Tapes (UD) Market Segment, By end-use industries

10.1 vAerospace & Defense

10.2 Automotive

10.3 Sports & Leisure

10.4 Others

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2 Canada

11.2.3 Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1 Germany

11.3.2 UK

11.3.3 France

11.3.4 Italy

11.3.5 Spain

11.3.6 The Netherlands

11.3.7 Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1 Japan

11.4.2 South Korea

11.4.3 China

11.4.4 India

11.4.5 Australia

11.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1 Israel

11.5.2 UAE

11.5.3 South Africa

11.5.4 Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1 Brazil

11.6.2 Argentina

11.6.3 Rest of Latin America

12. Company Profile

12.1 Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc.

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 BASF SE

12.3 Teijin Limited

12.4 SGL Carbon SE

12.5 Evonik Industries AG

12.6 SABIC

12.7 Toray Industries, Inc

12.8 Celanese Corporation

12.9 Solvay S.A.

13 Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmark

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments

14. Conclusion

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