Composites in Automotive Applications

Report Code: PLS081A

Publish Date: Oct 2015

Publisher: BCC Publishing

Category: Plastics

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Report Highlights

The global market for composites in automotive applications is forecast to increase from 3.1 billion pounds in 2014 to 3.2 billion pounds in 2015. This market is estimated to reach close to 4.0 billion pounds in 2020 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% during the next five years, from 2015-2020.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for composites in automotive applications.
  • Analyses of U.S. as well as international market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
  • Coverage of reinforced plastics using mostly carbon fibers for strength with a wide array of resins.
  • A look at exterior steel structures such as body panels, roofs, exterior doors, wheels, fenders and other exterior parts.
  • Analyses of the interest in replacing steel with composite resins; the need to reduce the weight of autos to meet the 2025 strict government standard of about 55 miles per gallon.
  • Thermoplastics to be used including ABS, nylon, polyacetals, polypropylene, PVC, polycarbonates, and polyacrylates among others, as well as polyurethanes which are also expected to be used.
  • Evaluation of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Profiles of major players in the industry.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The focus of the study is to attempt to quantify consumption and projected growth of the major types of carbon-reinforced plastic composites being used and to delve into the reasons for use of specific types for a wide array of automotive parts.

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Analyst Credentials

Melvin Schlechter has thirty years of experience in the chemical industry, specializes in plastics market research and has been a BCC Research analyst for since 2006. Previously, Mr. Schlechter was the International Director of Chemical Reports for Frost & Sullivan. He also worked for the Union Carbide Company as a Senior Market Research Analyst, was a Senior Organic/Polymer Chemist for Stauffer Chemical Company and a Research Organic Chemist for Allied Signal Corporation. Mr. Schlechter holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Queens College, a Masters in Organic Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Adelphi University.

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Table of Contents

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Title/Chapter NamePagesMember Price
Full Report: Composites in Automotive Applications177Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION3Free
Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2Free
Chapter- 3: AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY6Free
Chapter- 4: AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENTS27Free
Chapter- 5: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING13Free
Chapter- 6: PLASTIC COMPOSITES 6Free
Chapter- 7: AUTOMOTIVE INTERFACING WITH CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES10Free
Chapter- 8: WHAT IS THE REALITY OF CARBON FIBER FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TODAY?5Free
Chapter- 9: CARBON FIBERS30Free
Chapter- 10: RECYCLING OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES6Free
Chapter- 11: CONFERENCES, MEETINGS AND TRADE SHOWS3Free
Chapter- 12: THE EUROPEAN UNION4Free
Chapter- 13: ASIAN ACTIVITIES IN AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING4Free
Chapter- 14: OTHER COMPOSITE-RELATED AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES2Free
Chapter- 15: RESINS USED IN AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES24Free
Chapter- 16: MARKET FORECASTS AND ESTIMATES2Free
Chapter- 17: AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITE MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS8Free
Chapter- 18: C. CRAMER & CO. GMBH20Free
Chapter- 19: APPENDIX2Free

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