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Gaskets & Seals


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US demand to rise 4.6% annually through 2016
US demand for gaskets and seals is forecast to increase at a 4.6 percent annual rate to $9.6 billion in 2016. Rebounds in construction expenditures and motor vehicle production, as well as the positive outlooks for capital spending and machinery shipments, 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. However, in the longer term this will have a mixed effect on the market, as initial value gains will be somewhat offset by decreased aftermarket sales opportunities.

The gasket and seal industry has become international in scope in recent years. Developing countries are expected to account for increasingly large shares of both exports from and imports to the US. For example, as China has continued to industrialize, local demand for products like gaskets and seals has increased, and domestic manufacturing capacity has also climbed. US exports of gasket and sealing products to China nearly doubled between 2006 and 2011, and US imports from China more than doubled during this span. Nevertheless, the majority of US trade will continue to be with other developed nations.

Compression packings, body seals & graphite gaskets to see best growth
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 turnaround 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.

Marine & rail market to post most rapid 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 growing 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 operating conditions of many machinery products, and an increase in capital expenditures, which will bolster machinery output levels.

In 2011, original equipment manufacturing (OEM) applications made up over three-fifths of all gasket and seal sales, although this ratio varied on an industryby- industry basis. For instance, aftermarket demand was greater than OEM sales in the machinery market and equal to OEM demand in aerospace applications. In contrast, replacement sales of gaskets and seals in the electric and electronic products market only accounted for 28 percent of the 2011 sales total.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Economic Environment
      • Cyclical Trends
        • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
      • Long Term Trends
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
    • Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
  • GASKET & SEAL OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Market Volatility
      • Table GASKET & SEAL MARKET, 2001-2011
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table GASKET & SEAL PRICE DEFLATORS (2005 = 100)
    • Technology & Material Trends
    • International Issues & Foreign Trade
      • World Supply & Demand Trends
        • Table WORLD GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY REGION (billion dollars)
      • Trends in US Foreign Trade
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN GASKETS & SEALS (million dollars)
  • GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
      • Table GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Nonmetallic Gaskets
      • Table NONMETALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Elastomeric Gaskets
        • Table ELASTOMERIC GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Advanced Fiber-Based Gaskets
        • Table ADVANCED FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Plastic-Based Gaskets
        • Table PLASTIC-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Expanded Graphite Gaskets
        • Table EXPANDED GRAPHITE GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Conventional Fiber-Based Gaskets
        • Table CONVENTIONAL FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Nonmetallic Gaskets
        • Table OTHER NONMETALLIC GASKET DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Metallic Gaskets
      • Table METALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Conventional Metallic Designs
      • Machined Metallic Seals
  • SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
      • Table SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Molded Seals & Packings
      • Table MOLDED SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
      • O-Rings
        • Table O-RING DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Molded Seals & Packings
        • Table OTHER MOLDED SEAL & PACKING DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Body Seals
      • Table BODY SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Motor Vehicle Body Seals
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE BODY SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Body Seals
        • Table OTHER BODY SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Shaft Seals
      • Table SHAFT SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Rotary Oil Seals
        • Table ROTARY OIL SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Axial & Mechanical Face Seals
        • Table AXIAL & MECHANICAL FACE SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Compression Packings
      • Table COMPRESSION PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)
  • GASKET & SEAL MARKETS
    • General
      • Table GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Industry Overview
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
        • Table OEM MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
        • Table AFTERMARKET MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Machinery
      • Table MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)
      • Construction & Related Equipment
        • Table CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • General Purpose Machinery
        • Table GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Engines, Turbines, & Power Transmission Equipment
        • Table ENGINE, TURBINE, & POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table ENGINE, TURBINE, & POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • HVAC, Refrigeration, & Service Equipment
        • Table HVAC, REFRIGERATION, & SERVICE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table HVAC, REFRIGERATION, & SERVICE EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Other Machinery
        • Table OTHER MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table OTHER MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Electrical & Electronic Products
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE (million dollars)
      • Measuring & Controlling Instruments
        • Table MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Computers & Electronic Equipment
        • Table COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Appliances
        • Table APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS
        • Table APPLIANCE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Electrical Equipment
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Aerospace
      • Industry Overview
        • Table AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table AEROSPACE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Marine & Rail
      • Industry Overview
        • Table MARINE & RAIL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table MARINE & RAIL GASKET & SEAL DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Other Markets
      • Other Durable Goods Outlook
        • Table OTHER DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table OTHER GASKET & SEAL MARKETS (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US GASKET & SEAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)
    • Market Share & Leading Producers
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
      • Table CAPITAL SPENDING PATTERNS: SELECTED GASKET & SEAL MANUFACTURERS (million dollars, by principal related business segment)
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Financial Issues & Requirements
      • Table COMPOSITE FINANCIAL RATIOS: SELECTED GASKET & SEAL MANUFACTURERS*
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • AMETEK Incorporated
      • Bal Seal Engineering Incorporated
      • Caterpillar Incorporated
      • Chesterton (AW) Company
      • Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated
      • Dana Holding Corporation
      • ElringKlinger AG
      • EnPro Industries Incorporated
      • FDS Group
      • Federal-Mogul Corporation
      • Fenner plc
      • Flowserve Corporation
      • Freudenberg & Company KG
      • Gore (WL) & Associates Incorporated
      • Greene, Tweed & Company
      • Henkel AG & Company KGaA
      • Henniges Automotive Incorporated
      • Illinois Tool Works Incorporated
      • ILPEA Industries Incorporated
      • Interface Solutions Incorporated
      • Kaydon Corporation
      • KRAIBURG Holding GmbH & Company KG
      • LTI Boyd Corporation
      • Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation
      • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
      • Saint-Gobain
      • SKF AB
      • Smith (Everett) Group Limited
      • Smiths Group plc
      • Total SA
      • Toyoda Gosei Company Limited
      • Trelleborg AB
      • TriMas Corporation
      • Wolverine Advanced Materials LLC
    • Additional Gasket & Seal Companies

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