Gaskets & Seals: United States
This report forecasts US gasket and seal demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: metallic gaskets, nonmetallic gaskets, molded seals and packings, body seals, and other seals. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: motor vehicles, machinery, electrical and electronic products, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and technology and material trends. 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 identifies the leading firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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