While US motor vehicle production levels are basically unchanged from ten years ago, the use of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in motor vehicles has expanded by nearly 40 percent. Strategic alliances among FRP manufacturers, interest in lightweight vehicles, and other factors drive growth.
The global automotive diesel engine industry has gotten a lot of bad press since 2015, when Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests. However, the fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership of diesel vehicles will support their use for the foreseeable future. A Freedonia analyst weighs in on the future of diesel vehicles.
Several leading global manufacturers of internal combustion engine (ICE) filters have expanded in an attempt to increase market share and expand their operations. A Freedonia Group expert explains changes at 6 major producers, including Donaldson, MAHLE International, and MANN+HUMMEL.