US demand for gaskets and seals will grow 3.6 percent annually through 2010. Gains will be supported by an improved economic outlook and increasing penetration of more advanced materials. Molded seals and packings, plastic gaskets, expanded graphite gaskets and metallic gaskets will grow the fastest. Aerospace will see the most rapid gains by market.
This study analyzes the $7.3 billion US gasket and seal industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000 and 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., o-rings, flexible seals and packings, diaphragm seals, body seals, rotary oil seals, axial and mechanical face seals, compression packings); and by market (e.g., motor vehicles, industrial machinery, electrical and electronic products).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 major players including Freudenberg, Federal-Mogul, Parker-Hannifin, Dana, GDX Automotive, and John Crane.