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Analysis of the Global Automotive Elastomers Market

Analysis of the Global Automotive Elastomers Market

The thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) segment, in comparison to synthetic elastomers, is at the forefront of technological advancements due to its chemical geometry, which supports design flexibility and customization.

TPE materials are primarily focused on improving the lightweighting attributes, thereby enhancing fuel economy and reducing overall cost. Furthermore, the high recyclable content makes TPE the sought-after material for sustainable solutions. Housing a wide range of applications, TPE penetration in different automotive applications is expected to accelerate during the forecast period.

However, major synthetic elastomer manufacturers have started to introduce specialty grades in their portfolio to compete with the TPE materials, in terms of withstanding high operating temperature and design flexibility.

For instance, Zeon Chemicals maintains an extensive product line, which is a good mix of general grade nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and specialty grades of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR), polyepichlorohydrin (ECO), polyacrylate (ACM), aflas (fluoroelastomers). This approach has helped the company maintain a competitive edge.

About this report

The research provides a detailed analysis of the global automotive elastomers market. The scope of the study covers the two major elastomers: synthetic and thermoplastic. The study provides detailed insight in terms of revenues and forecasts. The study also analyzes different product trends in each of these elastomers and the variation in application and technology. Significant factors that are driving the current market accompanied with the restraining forces are described, along with their long term impacts. Key competitive factors are identified and product matrix of the top market participants is provided for each of the elastomers. The study period is 2011 to 2021. The base year of the study is 2014, with forecasts up to 2021.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Executive Summary-Strategic Factsheet
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Overview-Geographic Scope
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
  • Forecast and Trends-Total Automotive Elastomers Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Automotive Elastomers Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Automotive Elastomers Market: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the Total Automotive Elastomers Market
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Synthetic Elastomers Segment Analysis
    • Synthetic Elastomers Segment-Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Synthetic Elastomers Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Synthetic Elastomers Segment-Definitions
    • Synthetic Elastomers Market-Technology Trends
    • Synthetic Elastomers Segment-Value Chain
    • Value Chain Discussion
  • Drivers and Restraints-Synthetic Elastomers Segment
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Synthetic Elastomers-Global Market Analysis
    • Synthetic Elastomers Segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Synthetic Elastomers Segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
    • Volume Forecast Discussion by Region
  • Synthetic Elastomers-Product Breakdown Analysis: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Subsegment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table EPDM Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table EPDM Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table NBR Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table NBR Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Chloroprene Rubber (CR) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Chloroprene Rubber (CR) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table CR Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table CR Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table SBR Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table SBR Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Fluoroelastomer Sub-segment Analysis
    • Fluoroelastomer Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Fluoroelastomer Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Fluoroelastomer Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Silicone Rubber Sub-segment Analysis
    • Silicone Rubber Sub-segment-S2
      • Table Silicone Rubber Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
      • Table Silicone Rubber Sub-segment: Property Comparison, Global, 2014
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Silicone Rubber Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
    • Major Companies
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Synthetic Elastomers Segment
    • Synthetic Elastomers Segment-Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment Analysis
    • TPE Segment-Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table TPE Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2014
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment-Definitions
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers-Market Trends
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment-Product and Technology Trends
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment-Technology Trends
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment-Value Chain
    • Value Chain Discussion
  • Drivers and Restraints-Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Thermoplastic Automotive Elastomers Segment: Light Commercial Vehicles Production Forecast, Europe and North America, 2011-2021
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers-Global Market Analysis
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) Segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table TPE Segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
    • Volume Forecast Discussion by Region
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers-Product Breakdown Analysis: Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table TPO Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table TPO Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table TPU Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table TPU Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Styrene Block Co-polymer (SBC) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Styrene Block Copolymer (SBC) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table SBC Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table SBC Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table TPV Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table TPV Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Co-Polyester Ether (COPE) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Copolyester Ether (COPE) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table COPE Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table COPE Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
  • Poly Ether Block Amide (PEBA) Sub-segment Analysis
    • Poly Ether Block Amide (PEBA) Sub-segment-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table PEBA Sub-segment: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Volume and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Volume Forecast by Application
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table PEBA Sub-segment: Average Price Forecast, Global, 2011-2021
    • Competitive Environment
    • Major Companies
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment
    • Thermoplastic Elastomers Segment-Market Share
    • Competitive Environment
  • Automotive Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Interior Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Market Trends
  • Exterior Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Market Trends
  • Under Hood Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Market Trends
  • Weather Seal Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Market Trends
  • Molded Parts Application Analysis
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Application Scope
    • Total Automotive Elastomers Market-Market Trends
  • End-user Analysis
    • End User-Unmet Needs
  • Synthetic Elastomers
    • Material Selection Attributes-Synthetic Elastomers
    • Material Selection Attributes-Focus Areas
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Material Selection Attributes-Thermoplastic Elastomers
    • Material Selection Attributes-Focus Areas
    • Case Study Snapshot-Automotive Elastomers
  • Application
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Value Chain-Key Trends
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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