Growth Opportunities in the South Africa Carbon Composites Market, 2023 – Aerospace/Defense, Transportation … – PR Newswire (press release)

The future of the South Africa carbon composites market looks good with opportunities in aerospace/defense, transportation, and other industries.

The end product market such as fuselage components, helicopter rotor blade, car & bike wheels, fuel tanks made with carbon composites in South Africa is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.7% from 2018 to 2023.

In this South Africa carbon composites market, aerospace/defense, transportation, sporting goods, and marine are the major end use industries.

The report forecasts that aerospace/defense is expected to remain the largest segment by both value and volume. The aerospace/defense segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period supported by growing export of composite components in advanced aircraft designs.

Carbon fiber market includes both forms of material which are consumed directly as well as intermediate materials. Prepreg and fabric are the leading forms of carbon fiber intermediate materials. In terms of material, carbon fiber prepreg is expected to remain the largest segment due to its growing application area in aerospace/defense.

In South Africa, small tow carbon fiber holds the major share by volume and is expected to witness the highest growth over the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction, Background, and Classifications
2.2: Supply Chain
2.3: Industry Drivers and Challenges

3. Market Trends and Forecast Analysis from 2012 to 2023
3.1: Macroeconomic Trends and Forecast
3.2: South Africa Carbon Composites End Product Market Trends and Forecast
3.3: South Africa Carbon Composites End Product Market by Industry
3.3.1: Aerospace/Defense
3.3.2: Transportation
3.3.3: Others
3.4: South Africa Carbon Composites Material Market
3.5: South Africa Carbon Fiber Prepreg Market
3.5.1: Aerospace/Defense
3.5.2: Transportation
3.5.3: Others
3.6: Global Carbon Fiber Fabric Market by End Use Industry
3.6.1: Aerospace/Defense
3.6.2: Transportation
3.6.3: Others
3.7: South Africa Carbon Fiber Market
3.8: South Africa Carbon Fiber Market by Tow Size

4. Competitor Analysis
4.1: Product Portfolio Analysis
4.2: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

5. Growth

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Aerospace group Safran posts higher Q1 sales and confirms 2018 outlook – Reuters

PARIS, April 25 (Reuters) – French aerospace group Safran reported higher first quarter sales on Wednesday, with turnover lifted by its takeover of Zodiac Aerospace, and confirmed its 2018 outlook.

Safran said first-quarter adjusted revenues had risen to 4.22 billion euros ($5.1 billion), including a contribution of 369 million euros from the Zodiac Aerospace business.

Safran confirmed its general 2018 financial outlook for higher revenues and operating profits.

$1 = 0.8216 euros Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer and Tim Hepher; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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Strong Earnings for Aerospace and Defense Companies Aren't Getting Rewarded – Bloomberg

Aerospace and defense companies have had a strong first quarter, but you wouldn’t know it from their recent share performance.

A standard gauge for the sector, the S&P 500 Aerospace & Defense Industry Index, has dropped as much as 5.1 percent this week, despite a rush of upbeat results and outlook from top industry players, including Boeing, United Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. Raytheon Co. is due to report Thursday before the market opens. The broader S&P 500 Index fell 2.1 percent this week.

“We expect a weak tape today for aerospace and defense given the market perception of an inverse relationship between defense and the 10-year, plus the general view of what higher interest rates could do to the economy,” Buckingham analyst Richard Safran wrote in a note to clients. The 10-year Treasury yield reached 3 percent yesterday, but then retreated amid a selloff in the equity market, led by industrial and technology companies.

Despite the latest rout, aerospace and defense still remains a bright spot for investors within industrials, with stock prices up more than 6 percent year to date. Shares of industrial companies overall have dropped 3.6 percent over the same period.

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Spirit AeroSystems: Undervalued Aerospace Play – Seeking Alpha

The market has echoed a new tone for 2018 and it’s signaling the end of easy money. Searching for good value and opportunity leads me to the Aerospace and Defense sector. The fundamentals in this sector make Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) a buy at current levels.

Everyone is well aware of the technology leadership in the market and the phenomenal returns over the last 12 months. While this has been a high flying sector it has been outpaced by another less profile sector. The Aerospace and Defense sector has been on fire and has already pulled out of correction while most sectors remain stagnant.

Source: Google Finance

The 12 month chart shows the returns of iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF (ITA), SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (XAR), and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK). The ITA has returned roughly 50% higher returns than the XLK (34.64% compared with 22.85%).

The driving factor for a booming industry

Source: defense.gov

Since 2010 the Defense sector has been a slow and steady sector to invest in. The recent surge in defense spending and future promise of more spending has been leading this sector higher. The aerospace industry led by Boeing (NYSE:BA) has benefited from global demand that is only expected to grow.

Spirit AeroSystems

A 90 year old company you might not know. This company has been a Boeing company up until 2005. Spirit AeroSystems is an aircraft parts designer and manufacturer. The company builds fuselage systems, propulsion systems, and wing systems. The company also operates a maintenance business for repair and overhaul services.

Since the separation from Boeing the company has been working away from a single source of business (Boeing) to include Airbus and military. Even now the Boeing business is a very important part of

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EOS launches EOS P 810 3D printer and PEKK material for aerospace – TCT Magazine

EOS launched its new EOS P 810 polymer 3D printing platform specifically designed to process the new high-performance, ALM material HT-23 at RAPID + TCT in Fort Worth, TX today.

Developed in close cooperation with Boeing to target the aerospace industry, this world’s first economic, high-temperature polymer AM solution addresses industry requirements for demanding high-performance parts.

The system builds on EOS P 800 large-frame system and features a 700 x 380 x 380 mm build volume and two 70-Watt lasers to produce large structural parts with good dimensional accuracy and increased productivity.

Scott Killian, aerospace business development manager, EOS North America, said: “The aerospace industry has to meet challenging requirements when it comes to UV resistance, flame retardancy and meeting Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) such as FAR 25.853, which sets standards for materials within compartment interiors. Additive Manufacturing enables the design and manufacturing of complex geometries without expensive tooling. This allows aerospace OEM’s to replace composite parts which to date are being produced manually via carbon fibre laminating. They can also replace aluminium parts with HT-23 while still meeting the material strength properties required for the application. With the EOS P 810, our customers can produce lightweight parts, reduce time for production and parts assembly, and cut overall costs-per-part.”

HT-23 is the first carbon fibre-reinforced PEKK material that can be processed on EOS systems, as such offering isotropic part properties. The material delivers high strength, low weight and is capable of withstanding high temperatures. It is also the first high-performance material with a low refresh rate of 40 percent, contributing substantially to reduced costs-per-part.

“Our EOS P 810 polymer 3D printing platform and the ALM HT-23 material enabled us to help Boeing reach high demands for weight reduction, cost efficiency and reduced assembly time for components,” said Killian. “Intensive

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