COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Gaskets & Seals

The global gaskets and seals industry is facing a number of challenges as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for the global gaskets and seals industry going forward?

Gaskets and Seals

COVID-19 Economic Impact Report: Global Gaskets & Seals looks at how the expected impact of the pandemic on the current macroeconomic environment compares to other major events since 2000, including the bursting of technology bubble, the SARS outbreak, the 2009 global downturn, and the European financial crisis. It also provides a historical view of global industry sales since 2000, a look at how the industry is being currently impacted, and estimates for global sales through 2023.

Products considered:

  • gaskets:
  • metallic, including those made from aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, nickel, stainless steel, steel, and titanium
  • nonmetallic types, including elastomeric, fiber-based, plastic-based, expanded graphite, cork (which includes cork/rubber composite materials for the purposes of this study), leather, mica, and ceramics
  • molded seals and packings, including O-rings, flexible seals, and diaphragm seals
  • body seals, including those used in motor vehicles, machinery, and aerospace and other transportation equipment
  • shaft seals, including rotary oil seals and mechanical seals
  • compression packings
  • non-motor vehicle body seals

Gaskets and seals are primarily used as components of durable equipment.

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