Composites in Automotive Applications: Global Markets to 2026

Report Code: PLS081C

Publish Date: Apr 2022

Publisher: BCC Publishing

Category: Plastics

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Report Highlights

The global market volume of automotive composite consumption is estimated to increase from 3.4 billion pounds in 2021 to 4.6 billion pounds by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.

Report Includes

  • 64 data tables and 18 additional tables
  • An up-to-date overview of the global markets for composites in automotive applications
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020 and 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Estimation and forecast the global automotive composite consumption market size in value and volumetric terms, projected growth trends, and corresponding market share analysis by type, application, end-user, and geographic region
  • Identification of the key market dynamics (DROs), technology updates, and COVID-19 implications on the progress of this market
  • Coverage of general description, material types and importance of reinforced polymer composites and comparative study between thermoset vs. thermoplastic composites
  • Discussion on role of composites in reducing automotive energy consumption and emissions, and how automotive sector contributes to the greenhouse gases and other emissions
  • Insights into regulatory framework and general idea about fuel economy standards, fuel taxes, and safety standards of the automotive industry
  • Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies
  • Company profiles of major market players, including Albany International, DSM Engineering Plastics North America, Evonik Industries, Honeywell International, Johns Manville, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., SGL Carbon Group, Solvay and Toray Industries, Inc.

Report Scope

The report analyzes the current and projected market for the major types of plastic composites used in automotive applications, with particular emphasis on carbon fiber composites. This report covers technological, economic, and business conditions as they relate to automotive composites and their applications. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant US dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

Report Synopsis

Report Metrics Details
Base year considered 2020
Forecast period considered 2021-2026
Base year market size 3.3 billion pounds
Market size forecast 4.5 billion pounds
Growth rate CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2026
Units considered Million Pounds
Segments covered Type, End Use, Application
Regions covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
Countries covered U.S., Germany, Spain, Japan, China
Key Market Drivers
  • Growth in the Use of Composite Materials in Automotive Industry
  • Increased Vehicle Performance
  • Recyclability Features of Thermoplastic Products
  • Government Regulations for Fuel Efficiency and Stringent Policies Concerning CO2 Emission are Putting Pressure on OEMs to Make Their Vehicles Lighter Without Compromising Safety
  • Increase in the Use of Composites in Electric Vehicles
Companies studied
DUPONTEVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
ADVANCED CARBON TECHNOLOGIES INC.ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC.
ALBANY ENGINEERED COMPOSITESAOC ALIANCYS
ASBURY CARBONSTHE COMPOSITES GROUP
COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS (CPP)CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC.
ENVALIORFERRO CORP.
FRONTIER CARBON CORP.GENERAL MOTORS
GLASFORMS INC.GRUPO ANTOLIN INGENIERIA S.A
GURIT SERVICES AGHANWHA AZDEL SPECIALTIES
HAYSITE REINFORCED PLASTICSHEXCEL CORP.
HEXIONHONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
HYPERION CATALYSIS INTERNATIONAL INC.IDI COMPOSITES INTERNATIONAL
INMAT LLC.INTERPLASTIC CORP.
JOHNS MANVILLEMERIDIAN LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL GROUP CORP.MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
NIPPON GRAPHITE FIBER CORP.NOBLE POLYMERS
PLASAN CARBON COMPOSITESREICHHOLD CHEMICAL
ROYAL TENCATE CORPORATE EMEARTP CO.
SABICSAERTEX GmbH & Co.KG
SCOTT BADER CO. LTD.SGL CARBON
SOLVAYSPENCER COMPOSITES CORP.
TEIJIN LTD.TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.
UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.UNITIKA LTD.
ZYVEX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
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Table of Contents

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Title/Chapter NamePagesMember Price
Full Report: Composites in Automotive Applications: Global Markets to 2026213Free
Chapter- 1: Introduction7Free
Chapter- 2: Summary and Highlights3Free
Chapter- 3: Market and Technology Background27Free
Chapter- 4: Special Types of Reinforced Polymer Composite16Free
Chapter- 5: Competing Materials26Free
Chapter- 6: Market Breakdown by Type of Composite17Free
Chapter- 7: Market Breakdown by End Use2Free
Chapter- 8: Market Breakdown by Application10Free
Chapter- 9: Market Breakdown by Region24Free
Chapter- 10: Public Policy Dimensions of Composites and Other Lightweight Materials6Free
Chapter- 11: Market Trends 9Free
Chapter- 12: COVID-19 Impact3Free
Chapter- 13: Recent Developments2Free
Chapter- 14: Company Profiles56Free
Chapter- 15: Appendix A: Trade Associations, Conferences and Meetings3Free
Chapter- 16: Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations2Free
Published - Apr-2018| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - PLS081B

Report Highlights

The global market, in volume terms, for automotive composite consumption should reach 7.3 billion pounds by 2022 growing from 3.8 billion pounds in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% during 2017-2022.

Report Includes

  • 32 data tables and 14 additional tables
  • An overview of the global markets for composites in automotive applications
  • Analyses of U.S. as well as international market trends with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022
  • 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 mpg
  • Thermoplastics to be used, including ABS, nylon, polyacetals, polypropylene, PVC, polycarbonates, and polyacrylates, among others, as well as polyurethanes
  • Evaluation of the market’s dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities
  • Company profiles of major players in the market, including Albany Engineered Composites, DSM Engineering Plastics North America, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., and Toray Industries Inc.
Published - Oct-2015| Analyst - Melvin Schlechter| Code - PLS081A

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.

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