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Gaskets & Seals


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Gaskets & Seals

US demand to rise 3.8% annually through 2018
The US market for gaskets and seals is expected to expand 3.8 percent annually through 2018 to $10.6 billion, growing roughly in line with industry demand between 2008 and 2013. Gasket and seal manufacturers will benefit from growing motor vehicle output, machinery shipments, and capital spending. Increasing demand for more expensive sealing products made from advanced materials will also support gasket and seal dollar growth. However, greater utilization of better performing, longer lasting products will have a mixed effect as initial value advances will be somewhat offset by decreased aftermarket sales.

Compression packings, molded seals & packings among best opportunities
Compression packings and molded seals and packings will register the most rapid sales advances among sealing categories, while demand for expanded graphite gaskets will grow the fastest among gasketing products. Sales of compression packings and molded seals and packings will be primarily fueled by a favorable outlook for machinery shipments. The improved durability of compression packings and molded seals and packings will further support dollar gains. Rising motor vehicle output and machinery production will spur demand for expanded graphite gaskets, which will continue to replace more traditional gasketing materials in a number of motor vehicle and machinery applications due to their superior chemical and temperature resistance.

Electrical, electronic products to lead market gains
Electrical and electronic products are forecast to post the most rapid gains of any major gasket and seal market through 2018. Higher output of measuring and controlling instruments, as well as an upturn in computer and electronic equipment shipments after an extended period of decline, will bolster product demand. However, due to their much larger size, the motor vehicle and machinery markets will provide greater sales opportunities for gasket and seal suppliers. Increases in motor vehicle production, as well as in the number of motor vehicles in use, will stimulate associated gasket and seal demand. Greater use of better performing, higher-priced gaskets and seals will further boost sales in value terms. Manufacturers of gaskets and seals used in the machinery industry will benefit from continued growth in capital spending and a strong aftermarket created by harsh operating environments.

Original equipment manufacturing (OEM) applications accounted for 64 percent of all gasket and seal demand in 2013, although this percentage varies from industry to industry. For example, in both the aerospace and machinery markets, aftermarket sales were larger than OEM. In contrast, aftermarket demand made up just 29 percent of all electric and electronic product gasket and seal demand in 2013, reflecting the shorter lifespans of many end-use products in this market.

Developing countries to capture more foreign trade
Foreign trade is an increasingly important factor in the US gasket and seal industry, largely due to the globalization of many important OEM markets. The majority of US trade in these products is conducted with other developed nations, although developing countries are expected to account for an increasingly large share of both exports from and imports to the US.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS
    • Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES
  • GASKET & SEAL OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
      • Table GASKET & SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART III-1 GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2003-2023
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table GASKET & SEAL DEMAND, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART III-2 GASKET & SEAL DEMAND, 2003-2013
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table GASKET & SEAL PRICING PATTERNS
      • Table CHART III-3 GASKET & SEAL PRICE DEFLATORS, 2003-2023
    • Technology & Materials Trends
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand Trends
        • Table WORLD GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY REGION
      • US Foreign Trade
        • Table US FOREIGN TRADE IN GASKETS & SEALS
        • Table US GASKET & SEAL IMPORTS BY SOURCE
        • Table CHART III-4 US GASKET & SEAL IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2013
        • Table US GASKET & SEAL EXPORTS BY DESTINATION
        • Table CHART III-5 GASKET & SEAL EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2013
  • GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
      • Table GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 GASKET DEMAND BY TYPE, 2003-2023
    • Nonmetallic Gaskets
      • Table NONMETALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-2 NONMETALLIC GASKET DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Elastomeric Gaskets
        • Table ELASTOMERIC GASKET DEMAND
      • Advanced Fiber-Based Gaskets
        • Table ADVANCED FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND
      • Plastic-Based Gaskets
        • Table PLASTIC-BASED GASKET DEMAND
      • Expanded Graphite Gaskets
        • Table EXPANDED GRAPHITE GASKET DEMAND
      • Conventional Fiber-Based Gaskets
        • Table CONVENTIONAL FIBER-BASED GASKET DEMAND
      • Other Nonmetallic Gaskets
        • Table OTHER NONMETALLIC GASKET DEMAND
    • Metallic Gaskets
      • Table METALLIC GASKET SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Conventional Metallic Designs
      • Machined Metallic Seals
  • SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
      • Table SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 SEAL & PACKING DEMAND BY TYPE, 2003-2023
    • Body Seals
      • Table BODY SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Motor Vehicle Body Seals
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE BODY SEAL DEMAND
      • Other Body Seals
        • Table OTHER BODY SEAL DEMAND
    • Molded Seals & Packings
      • Table MOLDED SEAL & PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • O-Rings
        • Table O-RING DEMAND
      • Other Molded Seals & Packings
        • Table OTHER MOLDED SEAL & PACKING DEMAND
    • Shaft Seals
      • Table SHAFT SEAL SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Axial & Mechanical Face Seals
        • Table AXIAL & MECHANICAL FACE SEAL DEMAND
      • Rotary Oil Seals
        • Table ROTARY OIL SEAL DEMAND
    • Compression Packings
      • Table COMPRESSION PACKING SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • GASKET & SEAL MARKETS
    • General
      • Table GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE
      • Table CHART VI-1 GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Table CHART VI-2 OEM GASKET & SEAL DEMAND AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Table CHART VI-3 INCREMENTAL GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BETWEEN 2013 & 2018 BY MARKET
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Motor Vehicle Outlook
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
        • Table OEM MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
        • Table AFTERMARKET MOTOR VEHICLE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
    • Machinery
      • Table MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE
      • Construction & Related Equipment
        • Table CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table CONSTRUCTION & RELATED EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • General Purpose Machinery
        • Table GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
        • Table GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • Engine, Turbine, &Power Transmission Equipment
        • Table ENGINE, TURBINE, &POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table ENGINE, TURBINE, &POWER TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • HVAC, Refrigeration, &Service Equipment
        • Table HVAC, REFRIGERATION, &SERVICE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table HVAC, REFRIGERATION, &SERVICE EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • Other Machinery
        • Table OTHER MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
        • Table OTHER MACHINERY GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
    • Electrical & Electronic Products
      • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND BY MARKET & SOURCE
      • Measuring & Controlling Instruments
        • Table MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table MEASURING & CONTROLLING INSTRUMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • Computers & Electronic Equipment
        • Table COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • Electrical Equipment
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
      • Appliances
        • Table APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS
        • Table APPLIANCE GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
    • Aerospace Equipment
      • Aerospace Equipment Outlook
        • Table AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
    • Marine & Rail Equipment
      • Marine & Rail Equipment Outlook
        • Table MARINE & RAIL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table MARINE & RAIL EQUIPMENT GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
    • Other Markets
      • Other Durable Goods Outlook
        • Table OTHER DURABLE GOODS SHIPMENTS
      • Gasket & Seal Demand
        • Table OTHER MARKETS GASKET & SEAL DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US GASKET & SEAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US GASKET & SEAL MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • 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
      • Boyd Corporation
      • Caterpillar Incorporated
      • Chesterton (AW) Company
      • Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated
      • Dana Holding Corporation
      • ElringKlinger AG
      • EnPro Industries Incorporated
      • Federal-Mogul Corporation
      • Fenner plc
      • Flexitallic Group
      • 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
      • KRAIBURG Holding GmbH & Company KG
      • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
      • Park-Ohio Holdings 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 and Seal Companies

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