Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Research Report-Global Forecast till 2032

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Research Report Information By Type (Flame Resistance, Electronic Insulators, Corrosion Resistance, General Purpose, and Others), By Application (Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Building & Constriction, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/5162-CR | 144 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal | May 2023         

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Global Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Overview


The sheet molding compound (SMC) market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2022. The sheet molding compound (SMC) industry is projected to grow from USD 1.57 billion in 2023 to USD 2.29 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.79% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increasing consumption in modern construction projects, rising demand for commercial and passenger vehicles, which are enveloped by stringent emission regulations, and increasing penetration of carbon fiber for developing low-density sheet molding compound (SMC) are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Trends




  • Growing demand for bio-based materials in the automotive industry is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for sheet molding compound (SMC) is driven by the growing demand for bio-based materials in the automotive industry. Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers adopt sheet molding compounds to reduce weight and fuel consumption. Sheet molding compound (SMC) are lightweight and tough, and resistant to aluminum sheets. Automotive manufacturers utilize sheet molding compound (SMC) compounds for protection against impact dings, dents, and rust compared to traditional steel decks. According to European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), 79.1 million motor vehicles were produced worldwide in 2021, with an increase of 1.3% compared to 2020. Sheet molding compound (SMC) are procured for manufacturing Electric Vehicle (EV) battery enclosures.


Furthermore, several leading automotive companies focus on using sustainable materials and adopting bio-based sheet compounds to make concept cars. For instance, in August 2022, Ford Motors and John Deer collaborated to build a gator UTV concept. The tolerable roofing parts consist of bio-based sheet molding compound (SMC). These product innovations are projected to drive the sheet molding compound (SMC) market revenue over the forecast period.


Sheet molding compound (SMC) are highly utilized in transportation applications due to properties such as lightweight and good mechanics. They are corrosion, fire, and stain resistant and exhibit electrical insulation. As a result of several unique perceived benefits, SMC and BMC are being preferred over traditional materials such as steel, iron, and aluminum. With the rise in demand for solid compounds and lightweight materials, automobile manufacturers are likely to reduce their dependence on steel and are shifting toward adopting sheet molding compound (SMC). Moreover to the inherent limitations of metals as well as an increase in prices, various manufacturers use thermoset composites as a replacement for metal for high-performance applications, which, in turn, promotes the growth of the sheet molding compound (SMC) market. The directly proportional relationship between the weight of the materials used in manufacturing and the consumption of fuels has shifted the preference of many manufacturers toward lightweight materials.


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Segment Insights


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Type Insights


The sheet molding compound (SMC) market segmentation, based on type includes flame resistance, electronic insulators, corrosion resistance, general purpose, and others. The electronic insulators segment dominated the market, accounting for major market revenue over the forecast period. Electronic insulators sheet molding compound (SMC) is suitable for manufacturing several electrical and electronics products such as Circuit Breakers, Panel Boards, Relays, enclosures, and many other high-voltage electrical appliances. Insulators sheet molding compound (SMC) compound offers excellent stability and heat-transferring properties for manufacturing electrical and energy products driving the growth of this segment.


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Application Insights


The sheet molding compound (SMC) market segmentation, based on application, includes automotive, electrical & electronics, building & constriction, and others. The electrical & electronics category generated the most income over the forecast period. Electrical and energy original equipment manufacturer manufacturers are highly procuring sheet molding compound (SMC) for making an array of electrical and energy solutions such as electrical connectors, circuit breakers, switchgear, insulators, and junction boxes. Engineering plastics manufacturing trends are enhancing globally, and growing demand for energy and power products and the volume of international trade is expected to drive the growth of this segment.


Figure 1: Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market, by Application
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific sheet molding compound (SMC) market area will dominate this market over the forecast period. The region is known as an automotive original equipment manufacturer hub with the presence of prominent industry leaders such as Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, and Tata, among others. This region is majorly contributing to exports, driving demand for consumer goods and the production of automobile components. Moreover, the China sheet molding compound (SMC) market held the largest market share, and the India sheet molding compound (SMC) market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia Pacific region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND (SMC) MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%) 


SHEET MOLDING COMPOUND (SMC) MARKET SHARE BY REGION


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe sheet molding compound (SMC) market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rapid adoption of sheet molding compound (SMC) in an electric vehicles is driving market revenue growth in this region. Sheet molding compound (SMC) are utilized as an enclosure for an electric vehicle battery. Further, the German sheet molding compound (SMC) market held the largest market share, and the UK sheet molding compound (SMC) market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The North America sheet molding compound (SMC) market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the increasing adoption of sheet molding compound (SMC) in the automotive and energy industries is driving market revenue growth in this region. Moreover, the Canada sheet molding compound (SMC) market held the largest market share, and the US sheet molding compound (SMC) market was the fastest-growing market in the North America region.


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the sheet molding compound (SMC) market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the sheet molding compound (SMC) industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the sheet molding compound (SMC) industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the sheet molding compound (SMC) market, including POLYTEC Holding AG, IDI Composites International., Polynt, TEIJIN LIMITED., Premix Group, MENZOLIT, Huayuan Advanced Materials Co., Ltd, Core Molding Technologies., Changzhou City Jiangshi Composite Technology Co. Ltd., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Japan Composite Co., Ltd. was founded in 1997. The company manufactures and sells agarwood, a synthetic biomass resin material for industrial and architectural purposes. They also work on processing synthetic biomass resins such as garbage bags, rice bags, and kitchen bags. In August 2020, Japan Composite Co., Ltd. agreed to acquire the sheet molding compound (SMC) and molding operations of DIC Kako Inc. The two companies signed the contract for the deal and started their operations on December 1, 2020.


GE Renewable Energy is an American wind turbine manufacturer division of General Electric focusing on producing energy from renewable sources. Its portfolio of products such as wind, hydroelectric, and solar (concentrated and photovoltaic) power-generating solutions. In April 2021, GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions business and Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd announced an agreement on using an alternative gas to sulfur hexafluoride (SF₆) for use in high-voltage equipment. The company also revealed that the partnership would help accelerate using fluoro nitrile-based eco-efficient insulation and switching gas in high-voltage equipment as an alternative to SF₆ gas.


Key Companies in the Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) market include




  • IDI Composites International (U.S.)




  • Menzolit (Germany)




  • Polynt (Italy)




  • Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (U.S.)




  • Zoltek Corporation (U.S.)




  • DIC Corporation (Japan)




  • Changzhou Tianma Group Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Core Molding Technologies (U.S.)




  • Zhejiang Sida New Materials Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Molymer SSP Co., Ltd. (Japan)




  • Showa Denko K.K. (Japan)




  • Devi Polymers Private Limited (India)




  • Zhejiang Yueqing SMC & BMC Manufacture Factory (China)




  • Changzhou City Jianghsi Composite Technology Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Huayuan Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Jiangsu Zhaojun New Material Co., Ltd. (China)




  • Beijing New Friend Insulation Material Co., Ltd. (China)




Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Industry Developments


October 2020: Astar S.A., a Spain-based specialized formulating and engineering chemical firm, signed an agreement with Toray International UK for carbon fiber sheet molding compound (CMSC) supply in the UK. This contract between Astar and Toray International is conveyed to resume a strategic partnership between groups that began in 2018 as a part of a government-funded project. This contract will continue the supply of sheet molding compound (SMC) to build scalable and lightweight carbon fiber technology for application in electric vehicles.


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Market Segmentation


Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Type Outlook




  • Flame Resistance




  • Electronic Insulators




  • Corrosion Resistance




  • General Purpose




  • Others




Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Application Outlook




  • Automotive




  • Electrical & Electronics




  • Building & Constriction




  • Others




Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 1.5 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 1.57 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.29 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.79% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Growth Factors, Market Competitive Landscape, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, Type, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Astar S.A., LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Toray TCAC Holding B.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Polynt S.p.A., Ashland Holdings Inc., Premix, Inc., Teijin Limited, Core Molding Technologies, Inc., and Changzhou Utek Composite Co., Ltd.
Key Market Opportunities Increasing consumption in modern construction projects
Key Market Dynamics Increasing penetration of carbon fiber for the development of low-density sheet molding compound (SMC).




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The sheet molding compound (SMC) market size was valued at USD 1.5 Billion in 2022

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.79% during the forecast period, 2023-2032

The key players in the market are Astar S.A., Toray TCAC Holding B.V., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Polynt S.p.A., Ashland Holdings Inc., LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Premix, Inc., Core Molding Technologies, Inc., and Changzhou Utek Composite Co., Ltd

The electronic insulators category dominated the sheet molding compound (SMC) industry in 2022

Electrical & electronics had the largest share in the sheet molding compound (SMC) market

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