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Automotive Material Trends - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)

March 2021 | 127 pages | ID: A267907AAFABEN
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Automotive Material Trends - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)

SUMMARY

For some time, the automotive industry has been under pressure to change the way it designs and builds vehicles, due to factors such as the increasing impact of passenger and pedestrian safety requirements and the competitive intensity caused by globalisation and manufacturing in low cost economies. Furthermore, governmental pressure in Europe and North America to reduce CO2 emissions has prompted vehicle makers and their supply base to develop automotive technology to meet those strict emission limits.

Consequently, more vehicles are incorporating components aimed at mass reduction, parts consolidation to reduce assembly costs and more efficient recycling. The vehicle makers’ need to improve overall fuel economy in vehicles has led to the trend toward minimising vehicle weight. The use of performance materials such as high-strength steel and aluminium is on the rise and heavier traditional materials, such as steel and iron, are being replaced whenever possible.

The report “Automotive Material Trends - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)” provides a comprehensive overview of the global body material trends sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

The study reviews and forecasts the main materials used in vehicle manufacture, namely Steel, Aluminium, Plastics, Iron and Glass apart from other materials such as Organic, Carbon Fibre and Magnesium.

*The top 14 markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include:

North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.

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Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes -
  • Material use as a percentage of Vehicle Body Weight for the top 14* markets.
  • A review of the latest material developments, applications and market trends (including Space Frames, Engine Cooling, Armour, Braking, Reinforcing, Seating, Light-Weighting, Films, Aluminium, Carbon Fibre, Coatings, Magnesium, Organic Materials, Plastics and Composites, Steel And Recycling initiatives).
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Isolite Group, Zircotec, Prodrive, JAPIA, Tata Steel, Surface Processing.
  • Sector PESTER (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Regulatory) analysis.
  • Updated profiles of the major materials suppliers including their strategies and prospects.
  • Material use forecasts as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets (sectors include Steel, Iron, Aluminium, Plastics, Glass and Other Materials).
REASONS TO BUY
  • Gain a quick overview of the Automotive Materials sector globally.
  • Understand the size and scope of the world's top 14 markets.
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans.
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments.
  • Follow the key trends within the sector and what's driving them.
  • Spot opportunities and threats in this sector.
  • Track key companies' latest activities and prospects.
  • Prepare supply and demand forecasts.
  • Produce internal sales plans and forecasts.
  • Carry out competitive intelligence.
Introduction
Pester analysis
Companies

3M

Accuride Corporation
Aichi Steel
AK Steel
Aleris
Arconic Inc
Asahi Kasei Plastics
Autoneum
BASF SE
Benteler
Biomer
Bodine Aluminum
Bridgestone
CIE Automotive SA
ContiTech
Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc
Covestro
Dow Automotive Systems
Dr?xlmaier Group
DuPont (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company)
Evonik
Faurecia
Fosun
Freudenberg & Co. KG
Gestamp Automocion
Henkel
Honeywell
Hyundai Steel
International Automotive Components
JFE Steel Corporation
Kobe Steel
Lanxess
LG Chem
Magna International Inc.
Infrastructure
Merger and acquisition activity
Martinrea
Metaldyne
Minda Corporation
Mitsui Chemicals
NanoSteel Company
Novares
Novelis
NSG
Oerlikon Balzers
Posco
PPG Industries
Infrastructure
Merger and acquisition activity
Products
PT Astra Otoparts
SABIC
Saint-Gobain
Samvardhana Motherson Group
Shiloh Industries
Showa Denko
Solvay
Stadco
Sumitomo Corporation
Tata Steel
Teijin
Tenedora Nemak
ThyssenKrupp AG
Toray Industries
Toyo Tire & Rubber
Toyoda Gosei
Trelleborg AB
Trinseo
Victrex
Woodbridge Group
Yokohama Rubber
ZF
Forecasts
Aluminium
Glass
Iron
Other materials
Plastics
Steel
Materials
Aluminium
Applications
Alcoa's MagnaForce
Aluminium sheet from Kobe Steel
Audi Space Frame
Cadillac ATS
Constellium’s aluminium crash management system
Engine cooling
Ford F-150 pickup
GM's aluminium welding technology
Heat shield from Federal-Mogul
Honda's steel-aluminium jointing solution
Novelis supplying aluminium sheet to General Motors
Tesla Model S
Turbocharger
Carbon fibre
Armoured vehicles
Bentley's solutions
BMW's solutions
Body panels
Carbon ceramic disc brakes
Daimler's solutions
Ford's solutions
GM's solutions
Coatings
Colour trends
BASF's research
DuPont's research
PPG's research
Other
Magnesium
Roofs
Seating
Organic materials
Acoustical foam
Doors
Ecological plastic in the Prius
Engine parts
Floor mats
Ford's approach to using alternative materials
Instrument panels
Interiors
Mercedes-Benz uses coconut matting, crushed olive stones and even sawdust
Seating
Tyres
Other materials
Alternative material to nylon 12 resin
BASF's car seat cover
ContiTech's double-sided timing belt
Plastics and composites
Bioplastic for vehicle interior parts
Brake pedal
Bumper market
Charge air ducts
Composite material door panels
Composite plastic tailgate
Door panels
Engine cooling
Environmentally friendly (‘green’) products
Front-end modules
Fuel system applications
General Motors' 'smart materials' developments
Glass fibre compounds
Glazing
Interior applications
Ford and Coca-Cola develop vehicle interior fabric
Resins
Roof systems
Sealing applications
Material from Trelleborg
Windshield sealing system for the Opel Astra GTC
Seat belts
Seats
Spare wheel tray
Spoiler
Suspension system
Tailgate
Technology developments
Transmission crossbeam
Wheels
Recycling
Batteries
Bumpers
Glazing
Interiors
Motor oil
Steel
Tyres
Continental's tyre recycling process
Ford makes gaskets and seals from recycled tyres
Michelin's TREC project
Waste packaging
Steel
Fuel tanks
Seats
Wheels
Archive
Emerging markets
Front-end modules
IAC develops blow foaming process for air ducts
Interior films from 3M
Nissan’s SpecV version of its GT-R ‘halo car’
PSA looks for aluminium partners

LIST OF TABLES

Alternative materials: potential weight saving versus cost
Aluminium as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Cost of CO2 saving
Evaluation of a clutch pedal
Examples of alternative materials to steel
Glass as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Iron as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Other materials as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Plastics as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Steel as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030


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