US demand for automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants will top $7 billion in 2010. Gains will be driven in part by the use of more structural adhesives instead of heavier mechanical fasteners, and by sealants that make cabins quieter and better insulated. A shift toward larger light vehicles in the aftermarket will also support demand.
This study analyzes the US automotive coating, adhesive and sealant industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by formulation (e.g., solvent-based, water-based, powder coatings, electrodeposition coatings, radiation-cured, hot melts), by polymer (e.g., urethane, acrylic, epoxy, alkyd, vinyl, rubber, silicone, synthetic elastomers, bituminous), by application (light vehicles, medium/heavy vehicles) and by market (OEM, aftermarket).
The study also considers market environment indicators, details industry structure and competitive strategies, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 major industry competitors including PPG Industries, DuPont, BASF, Dow Chemical, and EFTEC.