Gaskets & Seals: United States

This report forecasts US gasket and seal demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: nonmetallic gaskets, metallic gaskets, molded packings and seals, motor vehicle body seals, and other seals. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles, machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; shipments are reported at five-year intervals for 2004, 2009, and 2014; and the various demand segments are reported for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technological trends, shipments, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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