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Composites in Automotive Applications: Global Markets to 2022

Composites in Automotive Applications: Global Markets to 2022

Report Scope:

The report analyzes the current and projected market for the major types of plastic composites used in automotive applications, with particular emphasis on carbon fiber composites. This report covers technological, economic, and business conditions as they relate to automotive composites and their applications. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant US dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

Report Includes:

- 32 data tables and 14 additional tables
- An overview of the global markets for composites in automotive applications
- Analyses of U.S. as well as international market trends with data from 2016 and 2017, and projections of CAGRs through 2022
- Coverage of reinforced plastics using mostly carbon fibers for strength with a wide array of resins
- A look at exterior steel structures, such as body panels, roofs, exterior doors, wheels, fenders, and other exterior parts
- Analyses of the interest in replacing steel with composite resins; the need to reduce the weight of autos to meet the 2025 strict government standard of about 55 mpg
- Thermoplastics to be used, including ABS, nylon, polyacetals, polypropylene, PVC, polycarbonates, and polyacrylates, among others, as well as polyurethanes
- Evaluation of the market’s dynamics, specifically growth drivers, restraints, and opportunities
- Company profiles of major players in the market, including Albany Engineered Composites, DSM Engineering Plastics North America, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., and Toray Industries Inc.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Background
Reinforced Polymer Composites
General Description
Material Types
Thermoset Composites
Thermoplastic Composites
Importance of Reinforced Polymer Composites
Fuel Consumption in the Automotive Sector
Automotive Sector Contribution to Greenhouse Gases and Other Emissions
Role of Composites in Reducing Automotive Energy Consumption and Emissions
Motor Vehicle Production
Market Penetration
Composite Prices
Obstacles and Trade-Offs
Cost
Safety Aspects of Lightweight Materials
Durability/Reliability
Maintenance and Repair
Recycling and Sustainability
Crash Simulation
Conservatism
Chapter 4 Special Types of Reinforced Polymer Composite
Introduction
Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Composites
Background
Materials
Automotive Applications
Nanocomposites
Background
Materials
Suppliers
Automotive Applications
Chapter 5 Competing Materials
Summary
Metals and Alloys
High-Strength Steel
Aluminum
Titanium
Magnesium
Plastics
Description
Material Types
Automotive Applications
Metal Matrix Composites
Description
Types of Materials
Automotive Applications
Hybrid Materials
Description
Material Types
Automotive Applications
Polymer Composites' Share of Automotive Lightweight Materials Consumption
Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Type of Composite
Summary
Vehicle Weight and Materials Usage
Total Materials Usage
Composites Usage
Prices and Market Value
Carbon Reinforced Polymer Composites
Usage
Pricing and Market Value
Nanocomposites
Consumption
Pricing and Market Value
Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by End Use
Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by Application
Summary
Exterior Applications
Under-the-Hood Applications
Interior Applications
Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by Region
Summary
Asia
Europe
North America
Chapter 10 Public Policy Dimensions of Composites and Other Lightweight Materials
Background
United States
Fuel Economy Standards
Safety Standards
European Union
Fiscal Policy
Safety Standards
Japan
Fuel Economy Standards
Fuel Taxes
Safety Standards
Other Countries
China
India
Chapter 11 Patent Review/Recent Developments
Patent Overview
Recent Developments
Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polybutylene Terephthalate for Automotive Electronics
Polyamide Composite Gas Tank
Composite Cylinder Casing
60-Second Epoxy
All-Plastic Engine
Carbon/Epoxy Overbraided, Spring Carrier Beam
Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Engine Parts
Composite Car Floors
Hybrid Composite Wheel
Natural Fiber Composites
Composite Engine Oil Pans
Resin for Shorter Automotive Part Cycle Times
Shock-Absorbing Automotive Sandwich Panels
Fiber Sizings for Automotive Composites
High-Speed Compression Molding for Automotive Applications
Composite Body Panels
Battery-in-Body Panels
Natural Fiber Composites
Composite Side-Impact Beam
Carbon Fiber Driveshafts
Prototype Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Cylinder Block
Composite Suspension Coil
Chapter 12 Company Profiles
ADVANCED CARBON TECHNOLOGIES INC.
ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC.
ALBANY ENGINEERED COMPOSITES
AOC LLC
ASBURY CARBONS
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS INC.
THE COMPOSITES GROUP
CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS
COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS (CPP)
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES
CYTEC CORP.
DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS NORTH AMERICA
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO.
EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
FERRO CORP.
FRONTIER CARBON CORP.
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
GLASFORMS INC.
GRUPO ANTOLIN INGENIERIA S.A
GURIT SERVICES AG
HANWHA AZDEL SPECIALTIES
HAYSITE REINFORCED PLASTICS
HEXCEL CORP.
HEXION INC.
HONEYWELL INTL. INC.
HYPERION CATALYSIS INTL. INC.
IDI COMPOSITES INTERNATIONAL
INMAT LLC
INTERPLASTIC CORP.
JOHNS MANVILLE
KRINGLAN COMPOSITES AG
MERIDIAN LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORP.
MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
NIPPON GRAPHITE FIBER CORP.
NOBLE POLYMERS
PLASAN CARBON COMPOSITES
QUANTUM COMPOSITES
REICHHOLD CHEMICAL
ROYAL TENCATE CORPORATE EMEA
RTP COMPANY
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS LLC
SAERTEX GMBH & COMPANY
SCOTT BADER COMPANY LTD.
SGL CARBON GROUP
SPENCER COMPOSITES CORP.
TEIJIN LTD.
TOHO TENAX COMPANY LTD.
TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.
UBE INDUSTRIES LTD.
UNITIKA LTD.
ZOLTEK COMPANIES INC.
ZYVEX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Chapter 13 Appendix A: Trade Associations, Conferences and Meetings
The American Composites Manufacturing Association
Background
Caucus
Certification
Conferences
Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Conference
The Plastics-in-Motion Automotive Conference
Automotive Thermoplastics Conference
Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition
Plastics in Automotive Conference
Chapter 14 Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations
List Of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, Through 2022
Table 1 : Key Ingredients of Polyester Resin Formulations
Table 2 : Typical SMC/BMC Formulation
Table 3 : Trade Names of Key Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene
Table 4 : Typical Composite Applications in Motor Vehicles
Table 5 : Market Penetration Ratios for Reinforced Polymer Composites Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Table 6 : Average Price of Composite Materials, by Vehicle Type, Through 2022
Table 7 : Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
Table 8 : Automotive OEM-Carbon Fiber/CFRP Supplier Partnerships
Table 9 : Clay Nanocomposite Suppliers for Automotive Applications
Table 10 : Carbon Nanotube Composite Suppliers
Table 11 : Automotive Applications of Nanocomposite Materials
Table 12 : Aluminum Alloy Designations
Table 13 : Average Light Vehicle Aluminum Content by Region of Manufacture and Year, Through 2016
Table 14 : Main Aluminum Applications in Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, 2012*
Table 15 : Titanium Applications in Motor Vehicles
Table 16 : Commonly Used Plastics in Automotive Applications
Table 17 : Typical Plastics’ Applications in Motor Vehicles
Table 18 : Potential Automotive Applications of MMCs
Table 19 : Global Market for Lightweight Materials Used in Motor Vehicles, by Consumption of Materials, Through 2022
Table 20 : Global Market Volume Shares of Lightweight Materials Used in Motor Vehicles, by Consumption of Materials, 2016-2022
Table 21 : Global Market Shares of Lightweight Materials Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Table 22 : Global Market for Automotive Composites, by Resin Type, Through 2022
Table 23 : Average Vehicle Weights by Class, 2016
Table 24 : Global Market Volume for Materials Usage, by Vehicle Type, Through 2022
Table 25 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Light Vehicles, by Consumption, Through 2022
Table 26 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Busses, by Consumption, Through 2022
Table 27 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Heavy Trucks, by Consumption, Through 2022
Table 28 : Trends in Prices of Automotive Composites, Through 2022
Table 29 : Global Market for Automotive Composites by Usage Value, Through 2022
Table 30 : Global Market Volume of Automotive CFRP Consumption, Through 2022
Table 31 : Global Market for Automotive CFRP Consumption, Through 2022
Table 32 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Nanocomposite Consumption, Through 2022
Table 33 : Global Market for Automotive Nanocomposite Consumption, Through 2022
Table 34 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Composite Components, by Vehicle Type, Through 2022
Table 35 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Segment, Through 2022
Table 36 : Global Market Volume of Exterior Automotive Composite Consumption, by Part Type, Through 2022
Table 37 : Global Market Volume of Under-the-Hood Automotive Composites Consumption, by Part Type, Through 2022
Table 38 : Global Market Volume Share of Under-the-Hood Automotive Composites Consumption, by Part Type, Through 2022
Table 39 : Global Market Volume of Interior Automotive Composite Consumption, by Part Type, Through 2022
Table 40 : Global Market Volume Share of Interior Automotive Composite Consumption, by Part Type, 2016-2022
Table 41 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Region, Through 2022
Table 42 : Asian Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Sub-Segment, Through 2022
Table 43 : European Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Sub-Segment, Through 2022
Table 44 : North American Market Volume of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Sub-Segment, Through 2022
Table 45 : U.S. Patents Share for Transportation Applications w.r.t. Lightweight Materials
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption 2016-2022
Figure 1 : Global Market Share of Automotive Vehicles' Petroleum Consumption, 2014
Figure 2 : Global Automotive Sector Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 2015
Figure 3 : Trends in Global Production of Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Figure 4 : Trends in Market Penetration Ratios for Reinforced Polymer Composites Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016–2022
Figure 5 : Trends in Composite Prices, by Vehicle Type, 2016-2022
Figure 6 : Comparative Cost/Strength of Steel Versus Selected Composites for Vehicle Primary Structures
Figure 7 : Trends in Average Light Vehicle Aluminum Content, by Region of Manufacture and Year, 2002-2016
Figure 8 : Main Aluminum Applications in Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, 2012*
Figure 9 : Global Market Volume Shares of Lightweight Materials Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Figure 10 : Global Market Shares of Lightweight Materials Used in Motor Vehicles, 2016-2022
Figure 11 : Global Market for Automotive Consumption of Reinforced Plastic Composites, 2016-2022
Figure 12 : Average Vehicle Weight by Class, 2016
Figure 13 : Global Market Volume for Materials Usage, by Vehicle Type, 2016-2022
Figure 14 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Light Vehicles, by Consumption 2016-2022
Figure 15 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Busses, by Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 16 : Global Market Volume of Reinforced Plastic Composites in Heavy Trucks, by Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 17 : Trends in Prices of Automotive Composites, 2016-2022
Figure 18 : Global Market for Automotive Composites by Usage Value, 2016-2022
Figure 19 : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive CFRP Consumption, by Composition, 2016
Figure 20 : Global Market Volume of Automotive CFRP Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 21 : Global Market for Automotive CFRP Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 22 : Global Market Volume of Automotive Nanocomposite Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 23 : Global Market for Automotive Nanocomposite Consumption, 2016-2022
Figure 24 : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Components, by Vehicle Type, 2016-2022
Figure 25 : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 26 : Global Market Volume of Exterior Automotive Composite Consumption, by Part Type,2016-2022
Figure 27 : Global Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Region, 2016-2022
Figure 28 : Asian Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption Market, by Sub-Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 29 : European Market Volume Share of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Sub-Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 30 : North American Volume Share Market of Automotive Composite Consumption, by Sub-Segment, 2016-2022
Figure 31 : U.S. Patents' Share for Transport Applications w.r.t. Lightweight Materials

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