The Latin America E-Glass yarn market size was valued at USD 113 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 188 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
E-Glass fiberglass yarns are the most basic binding element in all electrical insulations and fireproofing systems. E-glass fiber, also known as electrical grade yarn, is widely used in the aerospace, construction, industrial, wind energy, pipes and tanks, electrical and electronics, and automotive industries due to its exceptional properties, which make it capable of enhancing the overall performance of the product while providing properties such as electrical insulation, dimensional stability, and fire resistance.
The construction industry has expanded as governments prioritize infrastructure development after the pandemic. Increased demand for E-glass yarn products is a consequence of the need to increase the durability and integrity of structural components. These E-glass yarns provide superior thermal and electrical insulation, heat resistance, and dimensional stability. E-glass yarn products require less maintenance than traditional wood decking and railings. In addition, they are used to manufacture insulated wall panels, bridge spans, bridge railings, sanitary equipment, doors, and windows.
Increasing demand for semiconductors and printed circuits, as well as the growth of the telecommunications industry, are anticipated to drive the demand for E-glass fibers. Along with E-glass yarn's primary advantages of outstanding electric conductivity and the capacity for high-speed data transmissions, this is anticipated to fuel the market's growth.
In addition, using knitted fabrics and developing laminates for marble and other natural stone surfaces are major market trends for E-glass yarn. Along with the rising demand for stone laminated, it is anticipated that the elasticity and resistance to all types of forces offered by E-glass fibers in the weaving of fabrics will contribute to the market's growth.
E-glass fabric is an effective insulator. As recycling is difficult, the E-glass textile market faces a significant challenge. When disposing of E-glass yarn material, appropriate disposal methods and using PPE attire are essential for employees' physical safety in the disposal process. Emerging nations lack the necessary infrastructure and recycling practices for the secure disposal of E-glass yarn, resulting in substantial waste.
The production of glass fiber filament is extremely capital-intensive and requires substantial investments. To commercialize the final products, developing new technologies for producing low-cost glass fiber yarns is necessary. Production and development initiatives aim to reduce glass fiber yarns' production costs using innovative technologies and process solutions. According to industry experts, the production procedure for glass fiber yarn is intricate and time-consuming compared to other products. Governments, research labs, and glass fiber manufacturers view the development of low-cost and simple technologies for the commercial production of low-cost fiberglass fiber yarn as a significant challenge.
As the world's capacity to produce fossil fuels declines, the demand for alternative fuel sources grows. Wind energy is one of the primary renewable energy sources. Increasing demand for wind energy is driving the growth of the glass fiber yarn market. Glass fiber filament is utilized in wind turbine components. Glass-fiber-constructed wind turbine blades are more durable and resist corrosion and fatigue failure.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that by 2035, wind power will account for 25% of the world's electricity production. Wind energy is a viable option for producing power due to its minimal cost. Due to carbon neutrality initiatives, the increasing demand for wind turbine installations worldwide will create new opportunities during the forecast period.
Latin America E-glass yarn market is segmented based on yarn type, grade, and end-user.
Based on yarn type, the market is segmented into single yarn and piled yarn.
Piled yarn dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period.
Based on Grade, the market is segmented into E-68, E-34, and others.
The other segments are expected to dominate the market, registering the highest CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period.
Based on end-user, the market is segmented into textile, automotive and transportation, building and construction, energy, electronics and electricals, and others.
The building and construction segment dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period.
In Latin America, the automotive and transportation industries are expanding. Consequently, the growing demand for low-cost, high-strength materials in these industries is anticipated to drive the E-glass yarn market in this region over the forecast period. Due to the regional commission's stringent worker and environmental safety regulations, the local market is anticipated to expand at a profitable rate. However, the region suffers from a severe shortage of qualified workers, which inhibits the expansion of this sector.
One of the reasons for the relative success of fiberglass composite is that it has several advantages. It is resistant to corrosion, possesses high chemical resistance, and is lightweight (three times less dense than steel). The primary applications are bumpers, hoods, and housings. This material is also utilized in V-belts and timing belts, where rubber-impregnated glass fibers serve as reinforcement.
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