Research and Markets Publishes Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Materials in Wind Turbine Blades (Ireland)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Strategic Analysis of the Global Market for Materials in Wind Turbine Blades” to their offering.

This research service presents a strategic analysis of the global market for materials in wind turbine blades. It provides definitions of the constituent market segments as well as an overview of the market structure. It also describes the challenges, drivers and restraints and their impact on the market. The analysis and the market forecast are presented for resins, reinforcing fibers and core materials. In addition, the competitive structure and strategic recommendations are also provided.

Market Overview:

* Wind power involves the use of wind to generate electricity. This is achieved using a wind turbine: blades are turned by the force of the wind and used to power a generator.

* Turbine blades consist of a composite shell with core components to support the structure whilst minimising weight. The shape of the blade is carefully designed in order to maximise the power that can be generated.

* This study focuses on the main structural components of wind turbine blades, i.e. resins (epoxy, polyester and vinyl ester), reinforcing fibres (glass fibre and carbon fibre) and core materials (balsa, PVC foam, SAN foam, PET foam and engineered foams).

* The geographic regions considered in this research service are: Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World.

* Wind turbine blades need to maintain performance levels and structural integrity over the 20 year lifetime of the turbine, particularly for offshore blades where repair and maintenance are challenging.

* The choice of material is dictated by the size of the blade and the properties that are required, with longer blades demand higher performance materials.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

* Market Overview

* Industry Challenges

* Market Drivers and Restraints

* Revenue Forecasts

* Competitive Structure

* Research Proposition

Market Overview

* Scope of the Study

* Market Definition

* Introduction

* Global Wind Resources

* The Global Wind Energy Market

* Onshore vs. Offshore

* Onshore vs. Offshore: Strengths and Weaknesses

* Geographic Hot Spots for Wind Power

* Regional Profiles: Europe

* Regional Profiles: North America

* Regional Profiles: Asia Pacific

* Regional Profiles: Rest of the World

* Wind Turbine Cost Breakdown

* Evolution of Wind Turbine Size

* Wind Turbine Blades

* Manufacturing Methods

* Industry Challenges

* Market Drivers

* Market Restraints

* Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts

* Percent of Revenues by Product Type

* Revenue Trends by Geography

* Supply Chain

* End Users: Competitive Landscape

Resins Market

* Market Overview

* Market Drivers

* Market Restraints

* Market Engineering Measurements

* Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts

* Percent of Revenues by Product Type

* Pricing Trends

* Competitive Structure

* Highlights of Selected Companies

Reinforcing Fibres Market

* Market Overview

* Market Drivers

* Market Restraints

* Market Engineering Measurements

* Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts

* Percent of Revenues by Product Type

* Pricing Trends

* Competitive Structure

* Highlights of Selected Companies

Core Materials Market

* Market Overview

* Market Drivers

* Market Restraints

* Market Engineering Measurements

* Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts

* Percent of Revenues by Product Type

* Pricing Trends

* Competitive Structure

* Highlights of Selected Companies

Market Engineering Strategies

* Critical Success Factors

* Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

* Strategic Recommendations

* Key Findings and Conclusions

Appendix

* Exchange Rates

* Abbreviations

Competitive Database

* Database of Key Industry Participants

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Source: businesswire, March  30, 2011

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