Demand for advanced metals, engineered plastics and TPEs in the North American light vehicle market will grow 5.4 percent annually through 2006. Gains will be driven by automakers& focus on improving fuel efficiency, safety, noise and vibration, and durability by replacing traditional materials. High strength steel will remain the largest volume type.
This study analyzes the 13.3 billion pound OEM market for advanced automotive materials. It presents historical data for 1992, 1996 and 2001 and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by material (e.g., high strength steel, aluminum, stainless steel, powder metals, magnesium, nylon, ABS, TPP, polycarbonate, polyphenylene oxide, thermoplastic elastomers); and by application.
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 33 key companies including AK Steel, National Steel, General Electric, DuPont, Bayer, A. Schulman, Alcoa, Norsk Hydro, and Johnson Matthey.