Riblet Film Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By application (Aerospace, Maritime, Wind Energy, Automotive), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report ID : 1588 | Published : 2023-03-07 | Pages: 180 | Format: PDF/EXCEL

The Global Riblet Film Market Size is valued at 1.69 billion in 2022 and is predicted to reach 3.95 billion by the year 2031 at an 10.11% CAGR during the forecast period for 2023-2031.

Riblets are a class of biomimetic devices with an artificially created pattern structure resembling shark skin. Riblet film can be used directly on various materials, including metals, resins, and coatings, expanding its range of uses to high-temperature settings.

Riblet Film Market

Furthermore, riblet provides accuracy and flexibility for application on three-dimensional curved surfaces while dispelling any wrinkle-related worries. The riblet film market revenue growth is being fueled by the quick uptake of riblet films due to their advantages in a variety of applications, including race cars, windmills, gas turbines, drones, propeller-driven aircraft, pumps, and others.

In addition, the use of riblet films in wind tunnels results in significant drag reduction and low wall shear stress because the riblet dimensions adapt to the aircraft boundary layers. These factors are anticipated to fuel market revenue growth.

Over half of an aircraft's drag is caused by skin friction, and reducing this drag would significantly improve aerodynamic performance while also reducing fuel consumption. According to study, when half of the surface is covered with effective riblets, a subsonic jet transport with skin friction drag of roughly 45% at cruising conditions is predicted to deliver 8% skin friction savings, accounting for close to 4% of total cost savings. These elements collectively fuel market expansion.

Competitive Landscape:

Some of the riblet film market players are:

  • Micro Tau
  • Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH
  • The 3M Company
  • Lufthansa Technik
  • Nikon Corporation 

Market Segmentation:

The riblet film market is segmented into the application. Based on application, the market is segmented into aerospace, maritime, wind energy, automotive, and others.

Based On Application, The Aerospace Segment Is Accounted As A Major Contributor In The Riblet Film Market

The aerospace category is anticipated to dominate the market over the forecast period. Some of the major drivers boosting the segment's revenue growth in the market include the provision of higher glide ratios, improved aircraft control, and the ability to travel farther at the same energy cost. Numerous industries, particularly aerospace, are in high demand for riblet films as a result of the scarcity of fossil fuels and the rising cost of fuel. In addition, the wind energy sector is anticipated to post a consistent revenue growth rate over the forecast period. According to studies, the use of riblet film on airfoils reduces drag in industrial turbine blade profiles by up to 8% and lowers blade noise.

The North America Riblet Film Market Holds A Significant Revenue Share In The Region.

North America overtook other regional markets as the largest market for riblet film, with the highest revenue share due to the region's fast adoption of new technologies and increased demand for riblet film from the aerospace and defence industries. The market in North America is experiencing revenue growth due to rising environmental awareness and fuel efficiency. Besides, the market for riblet film in Europe is predicted to grow at the fastest CAGR. The expanding high-value investments in R&D made by Europe, one of the world's largest automakers, are the main drivers of the segment's revenue growth. The European aerospace market is anticipated to rise in revenue as a result of the European Commission's support for the sector's efforts to lower the carbon footprint of aircraft and create zero-emission aircraft based on cutting-edge technologies.

Riblet Film Market Report Scope:

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 1.69 Bn

Revenue forecast in 2031

USD 3.95 Bn

Growth rate CAGR

CAGR of 10.11% from 2023 to 2031

Quantitative units

Representation of revenue in US$ Million, Volume (Kiloton), and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Historic Year

2019 to 2022

Forecast Year


Report coverage

The forecast of revenue, the position of the company, the competitive market statistics, growth prospects, and trends

Segments covered

Type, Application And End Use Industry

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico; The UK; France; Italy; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Southeast Asia; South Korea; Southeast Asia

Competitive Landscape

Micro Tau, Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH, The 3M Company, Lufthansa Technik and Nikon Corporation.

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Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope & Assumptions

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Global Riblet Film Market Snapshot

Chapter 4. Global Riblet Film Market Variables, Trends & Scope
4.1. Market Segmentation & Scope
4.2. Drivers
4.3. Challenges
4.4. Trends
4.5. Investment and Funding Analysis
4.6. Industry Analysis – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.7. Competitive Landscape & Market Share Analysis
4.8. Impact of Covid-19 Analysis

Chapter 5. Market Segmentation 1: by Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1. by Application & Market Share, 2019 & 2031
5.2. Market Size (Value (US$ Mn) & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2019 to 2031 for the following by Application:

5.2.1. Aerospace
5.2.2. Maritime
5.2.3. Wind Energy
5.2.4. Automotive
5.2.5. Others

Chapter 6. Riblet Film Market Segmentation 3: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

6.1. North America

6.1.1. North America Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Application, 2023-2031
6.1.2. North America Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2023-2031

6.2. Europe

6.2.1. Europe Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Application, 2023-2031
6.2.2. Europe Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2023-2031

6.3. Asia Pacific

6.3.1. Asia Pacific Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Application, 2023-2031
6.3.2. Asia Pacific Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2023-2031

6.4. Latin America

6.4.1. Latin America Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Application, 2023-2031
6.4.2. Latin America Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2023-2031

6.5. Middle East & Africa

6.5.1. Middle East & Africa Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by Application, 2023-2031
6.5.2. Middle East & Africa Riblet Film Market Revenue (US$ Million) Estimates and Forecasts by country, 2023-2031

Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape:

7.1. Major Mergers and Acquisitions/Strategic Alliances

7.2. Company Profiles

7.2.1. Micro Tau
7.2.2. Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH
7.2.3. The 3M Company
7.2.4. Lufthansa Technik
7.2.5. Nikon Corporation
7.2.6. Other Prominent Players

Segmentation of Riblet Film Market-

Riblet Film Market By Application-

  • Aerospace
  • Maritime
  • Wind Energy
  • Automotive
  • Others

Riblet Film Market

Riblet Film Market By Region-

North America-

  • The US
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • The UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • South East Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America-

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

 Middle East & Africa-

  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

InsightAce Analytic follows a standard and comprehensive market research methodology focused on offering the most accurate and precise market insights. The methods followed for all our market research studies include three significant steps – primary research, secondary research, and data modeling and analysis - to derive the current market size and forecast it over the forecast period. In this study, these three steps were used iteratively to generate valid data points (minimum deviation), which were cross-validated through multiple approaches mentioned below in the data modeling section.

Through secondary research methods, information on the market under study, its peer, and the parent market was collected. This information was then entered into data models. The resulted data points and insights were then validated by primary participants.

Based on additional insights from these primary participants, more directional efforts were put into doing secondary research and optimize data models. This process was repeated till all data models used in the study produced similar results (with minimum deviation). This way, this iterative process was able to generate the most accurate market numbers and qualitative insights.

Secondary research

The secondary research sources that are typically mentioned to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, financial reports, annual reports, investor presentations, broker reports, and SEC filings.
  • External and internal proprietary databases, regulatory databases, and relevant patent analysis
  • Statistical databases, National government documents, and market reports
  • Press releases, news articles, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market

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Primary Research:

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and subsegment across geographies

The contributors who typically take part in such a course include, but are not limited to: 

  • Industry participants: CEOs, CBO, CMO, VPs, marketing/ type managers, corporate strategy managers, and national sales managers, technical personnel, purchasing managers, resellers, and distributors.
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, Investment bankers, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders (KOLs) specializing in unique areas corresponding to various industry verticals
  • End-users: Vary mainly depending upon the market

Data Modeling and Analysis:

In the iterative process (mentioned above), data models received inputs from primary as well as secondary sources. But analysts working on these models were the key. They used their extensive knowledge and experience about industry and topic to make changes and fine-tuning these models as per the product/service under study.

The standard data models used while studying this market were the top-down and bottom-up approaches and the company shares analysis model. However, other methods were also used along with these – which were specific to the industry and product/service under study.

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