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Lightweight Automotive Materials in North America - Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders

Lightweight Automotive Materials in North America - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

North American demand for lightweight automotive materials will rise 5.2 percent annually to 22.3 billion pounds in 2018. Gains will be driven mainly by increasingly strict automobile fuel economy mandates. The dominant metals segment (e.g., aluminum, high-strength steel) will outpace polymers and composites.

This study analyzes the 17.3 billion pound North American lightweight automotive materials industry. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by material (e.g., aluminum, high-strength steel, metal powders, magnesium, engineering plastics, polypropylene, thermoplastic elastomers, polyurethanes, rubber, composites) and application (e.g., engine and mechanical, exterior and structural, interior).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry competitors, including Alcoa, Aleris International and SABIC Innovative Plastics.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

General

Macroeconomic Outlook

United States

Canada

Mexico

Light Vehicle Outlook

United States

Canada

Mexico

Automotive Industry Trends

United States

Canada

Mexico

Environmental & Regulatory Issues

Fuel Economy & Emissions Standards

Recycling

Light Vehicle Weight Trends

Materials Technology

Competitive Fuel Economy Technologies

Pricing Trends

Foreign Trade & International Activity

OVERVIEW

General

Demand by Product

Demand by Country

United States

Canada

Mexico

METALS

General

Aluminum

Engine & Mechanical

Exterior & Structural

Interior

Producers

High-Strength Steel

Exterior & Structural

Engine & Mechanical

Interior

Producers

Other Metals

Metal Powders

Magnesium

POLYMERS & COMPOSITES

General

Applications

Interior

Engine & Mechanical

Exterior & Structural

Products

Engineering Plastics

Nylon

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

Polycarbonate

High-Temperature Resins

Other Engineering Plastics

Polypropylene

Applications

Producers

Thermoplastic Elastomers

Applications & Types

Producers

Polyurethanes

Applications

Producers

Rubber

Applications

Producers

Composites

Conventional

High Performance

Other Polymers

APPLICATIONS

General

Engine & Mechanical

Powertrain

Chassis

Other Engine & Mechanical

Exterior & Structural

Body Structure & Frame

Body Panels & Trim

Closures

Other Exterior & Structural

Interior

Seating

Door Modules

Instrument Panel

Other Interior

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

General

Market Share

Mergers & Acquisitions

Competitive Strategies

Research & Development

Marketing & Distribution

Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

Advanced Composites, see Mitsui Chemicals

AK Steel Holding Corporation

Alcoa Incorporated

Aleris International Incorporated

Amber Composites, see Royal Ten Cate

ArcelorMittal SA

BASF SE

Bodine Aluminum, see Toyota Motor

Chrysler Group, see Fiat

Constellium, see Rio Tinto Group

Cosma International, see Magna International

Double Eagle Steel Coating, see United States Steel

Dow Chemical Company

DuPont (EI) de Nemours

DuPont Teijin Films US, see DuPont (EI) de Nemours and Teijin

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Faurecia SA

Fiat SpA

Ford Motor Company

General Motors Company

GKN plc

Hindalco Industries Limited

Hoeganaes, see GKN

Honda Motor Company Limited

INEOS Group AG

Johnson Controls Incorporated

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

Kobe Steel Limited

Kraton Performance Polymers Incorporated

LANXESS AG

Luxfer Holdings plc

LyondellBasell Industries NV

Magna International Incorporated

Magneti Marelli, see Fiat

Meridian Lightweight Technologies Incorporated

Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

NanoSteel, see General Motors

Nichols Aluminum, see Aleris International

Norsk Hydro ASA

Novelis, see Hindalco Industries

Plasan Carbon Composites Incorporated

PolyOne Corporation

PRO-TEC Coating, see Kobe Steel & United States Steel

Rio Tinto Group

Royal Ten Cate NV

SABIC Innovative Plastics, see Saudi Basic Industries

Sapa, see Norsk Hydro

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Solvay SA

Styrolution Group, see BASF and INEOS Group

Styron, see Trinseo

Teijin Limited

Teknor Apex Company

Teksid, see Fiat

Toho Tenax, see Teijin Films

Toray Industries Incorporated

Toyota Motor Corporation

Trinseo SA

United States Steel Corporation

Washington Penn Plastic Company Incorporated

Zoltek Companies, see Toray Industries


List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

North America: Macroeconomic Environment

United States: Macroeconomic Environment

Canada: Macroeconomic Environment

Mexico: Macroeconomic Environment

North America: Light Vehicle Overview

United States: Light Vehicle Overview

Canada: Light Vehicle Overview

Mexico: Light Vehicle Overview

Automotive Materials Demand in Light Vehicles

Lightweight Automotive Materials Pricing

OVERVIEW

Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Product

North America: Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Country

United States: Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Product & Application

Canada: Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Product & Application

Mexico: Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Product & Application

METALS

Lightweight Automotive Metals Demand by Product & Country

Automotive Aluminum Demand by Application & Country

Engine & Mechanical Applications for Automotive Aluminum

Exterior & Structural Applications for Automotive Aluminum

Interior Applications for Automotive Aluminum

Automotive High-Strength Steel Demand by Application & Country

Exterior & Structural Applications for Automotive High-Strength Steel

Engine & Mechanical Applications for Automotive High-Strength Steel

Interior Applications for Automotive High-Strength Steel

Other Lightweight Automotive Metals Deman by Type, Application, & Country

Automotive Metal Powders Demand by Application

Automotive Magnesium Demand by Application

POLYMERS & COMPOSITES

Automotive Polymers & Composites Demand by Application & Country

Interior Applications for Automotive Polymers & Composites

Engine & Mechanical Applications for Automotive Polymers & Composites

Exterior & Structural Applications for Automotive Polymers & Composites

Automotive Polymers & Composites Demand by Product

Automotive Engineering Plastics Demand by Type, Application, & Country

Automotive Nylon Demand by Application

Automotive Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Demand by Application

Automotive Polycarbonate Demand by Application

Automotive High-Temperature Resins Demand by Application

Other Automotive Engineering Plastics Demand by Application

Automotive Polypropylene Demand by Application & Country

Automotive Thermoplastic Elastomers Demand by Application & Country

Automotive Polyurethanes Demand by Application & Country

Automotive Rubber Demand by Application & Country

Automotive Composites Demand by Type, Application, & Country

Conventional Automotive Composites Demand by Application

High-Performance Automotive Composites Demand by Application

Other Automotive Polymers Demand by Application & Country

APPLICATIONS

Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Application

Lightweight Engine & Mechanical Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Powertrain Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Chassis Automotive Materials Demand

Other Lightweight Engine & Mechanical Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Exterior & Structural Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Body Structure & Frame Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Body Panels & Trim Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Closures Automotive Materials Demand

Other Lightweight Exterior & Structural Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Interior Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Seating Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Door Module Automotive Materials Demand

Lightweight Instrument Panel Automotive Materials Demand

Other Lightweight Interior Automotive Materials Demand

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

North American Lightweight Automotive Materials Sales by Company, 2013

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Cooperative Agreements


List of Charts

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

United States: Light Vehicle Production by Company, 2013

Canada: Light Vehicle Production by Company, 2013

Mexico: Light Vehicle Production by Company, 2013

OVERVIEW

Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Product, 2003-2023

North America: Lightweight Automotive Materials Demand by Country, 2013

METALS

Lightweight Automotive Metals Demand by Product, 2013

POLYMERS & COMPOSITES

Automotive Polymers & Composites Demand by Product, 2013

APPLICATIONS

Growth in Demand for Lightweight Automotive Materials by Application, 2013-2023

Share of Lightweight Materials in Engine & Mechanical Applications, 2003-2023

Share of Lightweight Materials in Exterior & Structural Applications, 2003-2023

Share of Lightweight Materials in Interior Applications, 2003-2023

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

North American Lightweight Automotive Materials Market Share, 2013


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