Gaskets & Seals

Rebounds in construction expenditures and motor vehicle production, as well as positive outlooks for capital spending and machinery production, will benefit gasket and seal manufacturers.

US demand to rise 4.6% annually through 2016

US demand for gaskets and seals is forecast to increase 4.6 percent per annum to $9.6 billion in 2016, a substantially higher growth rate than during the 2006-2011 period. Rebounds in construction expenditures and motor vehicle production, as well as positive outlooks for capital spending and machinery production, will benefit gasket and seal manufacturers. Increased use of better performing gaskets and seals made from advanced materials, which offer improved lifespans over traditional sealing materials, will also stimulate dollar growth.

Motor vehicle, machinery markets to lead gains

The marine and rail market is projected to post the most rapid growth through 2016 of any of the major gasket and seal markets. Sizable replacement product sales opportunities and the positive outlook for marine and rail equipment shipments will bolster sales gains. However, because of their much larger shares of overall demand, the motor vehicle and machinery industries will record much stronger increases in dollar terms. A rebound in motor vehicle production and a rise in the number of motor vehicles in use will fuel sales of related gasket and sealing products. In addition, the rising use of better performing, higher-priced gaskets and seals will further drive value gains. Increases in machinery gasket and seal demand will be supported by the existence of a large aftermarket, reflecting the harsh conditions that many machinery products operate in; and an increase in machinery outputs as capital expenditures rise.

Best gains seen for compression packings, body seals & expanded graphite gaskets

Among all gasket and sealing products, compression packings, body seals, and expanded graphite gaskets will register the strongest growth through 2016. Demand for compression packings will be spurred by increases in machinery output and capital spending. The rebound in motor vehicle production will be the primary factor driving body seal demand, and expanded graphite gaskets will continue to supplant traditional gasketing materials in a variety of motor vehicle and machinery settings because of their high chemical and temperature resistance and light weight.

In 2011, OEM applications made up over three-fifths of all gasket and seal sales. Aftermarket product demand was greater than OEM sales in the machinery market and equal to OEM demand in aerospace applications. Replacement sales in the electric and electronic products market, however, only accounted for 28 percent of the 2011 sales total.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $7.6 billion US gasket and seal industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product (e.g., nonmetallic gaskets, metallic gaskets, molded seals and packings, body seals, shaft seals) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, machinery, electrical and electronic products, aerospace, marine and rail).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including Freudenberg, Federal-Mogul and Parker-Hannifin.

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  1. Gaskets & Seals

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $100.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $121.00

      1. Table | GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $530.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Economic Environment

        $243.00

        1. 3.2.1 Cyclical Trends

          $170.00

          1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.2.2 Long Term Trends

          $82.00

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $114.00

        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Fixed Investment Trends

        $123.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

    4. 4 GASKET & SEAL OVERVIEW

      $918.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Market Volatility

        $82.00

        1. Table | GASKET & SEAL MARKET, 2001-2011

      4. 4.4 Pricing Patterns

        $138.00

        1. Table | GASKET & SEAL PRICE DEFLATORS (2005 = 100)

      5. 4.5 Technology & Material Trends

        $137.00

      6. 4.6 International Issues & Foreign Trade

        $438.00

        1. 4.6.1 World Supply & Demand Trends

          $107.00

          1. Table | WORLD GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)

        2. 4.6.2 Trends in US Foreign Trade

          $264.00

          1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN GASKETS & SEALS (million dollars)

    5. 5 GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $1,528.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $123.00

        1. Table | GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Nonmetallic Gaskets

        $1,170.00

        1. Table | NONMETALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Elastomeric Gaskets

          $278.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMERIC GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Advanced Fiber-Based Gaskets

          $290.00

          1. Table | ADVANCED FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Plastic-Based Gaskets

          $106.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 5.2.4 Expanded Graphite Gaskets

          $83.00

          1. Table | EXPANDED GRAPHITE GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 5.2.5 Conventional Fiber-Based Gaskets

          $201.00

          1. Table | CONVENTIONAL FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

        7. 5.2.6 Other Nonmetallic Gaskets

          $129.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONMETALLIC GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Metallic Gaskets

        $234.00

        1. Table | METALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Conventional Metallic Designs

          $98.00

        3. 5.3.2 Machined Metallic Seals

          $82.00

    6. 6 SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      $1,245.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $137.00

        1. Table | SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Molded Seals & Packings

        $502.00

        1. Table | MOLDED SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 O-Rings

          $182.00

          1. Table | O-RING DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Other Molded Seals & Packings

          $211.00

          1. Table | OTHER MOLDED SEAL & PACKING DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Body Seals

        $277.00

        1. Table | BODY SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Motor Vehicle Body Seals

          $143.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE BODY SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Other Body Seals

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER BODY SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Shaft Seals

        $223.00

        1. Table | SHAFT SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Rotary Oil Seals

          $82.00

          1. Table | ROTARY OIL SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Axial & Mechanical Face Seals

          $84.00

          1. Table | AXIAL & MECHANICAL FACE SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Compression Packings

        $106.00

        1. Table | COMPRESSION PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 GASKET & SEAL MARKETS

      $2,334.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $131.00

        1. Table | GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Motor Vehicles

        $481.00

        1. 7.2.1 Industry Overview

          $144.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)

        2. 7.2.2 Gasket & Seal Demand

          $300.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | OEM MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | AFTERMARKET MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 7.3 Machinery

        $715.00

        1. Table | MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)

        2. 7.3.1 Construction & Related Equipment

          $168.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.3.2 General Purpose Machinery

          $145.00

          1. Table | GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 7.3.3 Engines, Turbines, & Power Transmission Equipment

          $103.00

          1. Table | ENGINE, TURBINE, & POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ENGINE, TURBINE, & POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 7.3.4 HVAC, Refrigeration, & Service Equipment

          $96.00

          1. Table | HVAC, REFRIGERATION, & SERVICE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | HVAC, REFRIGERATION, & SERVICE EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 7.3.5 Other Machinery

          $113.00

          1. Table | OTHER MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 7.4 Electrical & Electronic Products

        $622.00

        1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)

        2. 7.4.1 Measuring & Controlling Instruments

          $149.00

          1. Table | MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 7.4.2 Computers & Electronic Equipment

          $123.00

          1. Table | COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 7.4.3 Appliances

          $113.00

          1. Table | APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | APPLIANCE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 7.4.4 Electrical Equipment

          $146.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 7.5 Aerospace

        $170.00

        1. 7.5.1 Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 7.5.2 Gasket & Seal Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 7.6 Marine & Rail

        $118.00

        1. 7.6.1 Industry Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | MARINE & RAIL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 7.6.2 Gasket & Seal Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | MARINE & RAIL GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 7.7 Other Markets

        $97.00

        1. 7.7.1 Other Durable Goods Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 7.7.2 Gasket & Seal Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER GASKET & SEAL MARKETS (million dollars)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | US GASKET & SEAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share & Leading Producers

        $206.00

      4. 8.4 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $145.00

        1. Table | CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED GASKET & SEAL MANUFACTURERS (million dollars, by principal related business segment)

      5. 8.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $115.00

      6. 8.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 8.7 Financial Issues & Requirements

        $87.00

        1. Table | COMPOSITE FINANCIAL RATIOS: SELECTED GASKET & SEAL MANUFACTURERS*

      8. 8.8 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring

        $113.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 8.9 Company Profiles

        $4,931.00

        1. 8.9.1 AMETEK Incorporated

          $169.00

        2. 8.9.2 Bal Seal Engineering Incorporated

          $121.00

        3. 8.9.3 Caterpillar Incorporated

          $123.00

        4. 8.9.4 Chesterton (AW) Company

          $121.00

        5. 8.9.5 Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated

          $227.00

        6. 8.9.6 Dana Holding Corporation

          $291.00

        7. 8.9.7 ElringKlinger AG

          $181.00

        8. 8.9.8 EnPro Industries Incorporated

          $464.00

        9. 8.9.9 FDS Group

          $284.00

        10. 8.9.10 Federal-Mogul Corporation

          $334.00

        11. 8.9.11 Fenner plc

          $140.00

        12. 8.9.12 Flowserve Corporation

          $128.00

        13. 8.9.13 Freudenberg & Company KG

          $410.00

        14. 8.9.14 Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated

          $116.00

        15. 8.9.15 Greene, Tweed & Company

          $217.00

        16. 8.9.16 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $115.00

        17. 8.9.17 Henniges Automotive Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 8.9.18 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $233.00

        19. 8.9.19 ILPEA Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 8.9.20 Interface Solutions Incorporated

          $123.00

        21. 8.9.21 Kaydon Corporation

          $90.00

        22. 8.9.22 KRAIBURG Holding GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        23. 8.9.23 LTI Boyd Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 8.9.24 Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation

          $82.00

        25. 8.9.25 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $322.00

        26. 8.9.26 Saint-Gobain

          $231.00

        27. 8.9.27 SKF AB

          $247.00

        28. 8.9.28 Smith (Everett) Group Limited

          $82.00

        29. 8.9.29 Smiths Group plc

          $230.00

        30. 8.9.30 Total SA

          $110.00

        31. 8.9.31 Toyoda Gosei Company Limited

          $84.00

        32. 8.9.32 Trelleborg AB

          $233.00

        33. 8.9.33 TriMas Corporation

          $146.00

        34. 8.9.34 Wolverine Advanced Materials LLC

          $82.00

      10. 8.10 Additional Gasket & Seal Companies

        $165.00

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