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The Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Insights and Trends

The Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Insights and Trends

Under-the-hood (UTH) will be the most dynamic application segment that offers immense metal replacement opportunities for plastic compounds. High performance and specialty polymers will increasingly find growth opportunities in this segment.

Partnership agreements involving compound manufacturers, component manufacturers, and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will become more prevalent for specific application segments.

Fragmentation in segments such as blends, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and polypropylene (PP) will take place, with smaller independent compounders gaining significant market share.

The composites industry is here to stay due to the diversity and multitude of more than 􂀀 applications, with aerospace as the leading adopter of innovations and automotive as the biggest user in terms of volume.

Replacing steel and aluminum panels (e.g., roof, door, hood, trunk lid) is the immediate choice for carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) applications in cars. Chassis and powertrain (cool side parts) are expected to follow as the next big applications.

Optimized and new manufacturing methods will assist in the growth of composites. Transition to advanced fabrication techniques as well as techniques which enable faster production of CFRP/ GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) parts will enable their mass market uptake.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Research Findings
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Automotive Lightweighting Market
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-Mega Trends
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-Legislations Supporting Weight Reduction
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-The Vehicle Weight Paradox
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-CO2 Emission Reduction Goals Driving Market
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-Industry Response
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-US Vehicle Weight Band
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-Growth of Plastics
    • Automotive Lightweighting Market-Material Development
  • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Industry Challenges and Market Factors
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Industry Challenges
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Industry Challenges Explained
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Drivers
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Drivers Explained
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Restraints
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Restraints Explained
  • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Value Chain and Competition
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Value Chain Analysis
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Distribution Channels
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Competitive Analysis
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Competitive Structure
    • Automotive Materials Market-Position of Metals
  • Automotive Plastics Market
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Market Engineering Measurements: Global
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Market Engineering Measurements: North America
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Automotive Plastics Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global and North America, 2015
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Volume Shares by Type
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Revenue Shares by Type
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Segment Life Cycle
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Material Characteristics
    • Automotive Plastics Market-New Material Development
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Average Content per Vehicle
      • Table Automotive Plastics Market: Plastics Content per Vehicle, Global, 2007-2022
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Volume and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Automotive Plastics Market: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2022
      • Table Automotive Plastics Market: Volume and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2015-2022
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Market Mapping
    • Automotive Plastics Market-Volume and Revenue Shares by Type
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PP Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PP Major Applications Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PA Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PA Major Applications Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PU Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-PU Major Applications Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics Market-ABS Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-ABS Major Applications Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics Market-TS Composites Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-TS Composites Major Applications Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics Market-HPP Major Applications
    • Automotive Plastics Market-HPP Major Applications Discussion
  • Automotive Composites Market
    • Automotive Composites Market-Overview
    • Automotive Composites Market-Material Benefits
    • Automotive Composites Market-Role of Manufacturing
    • Automotive Composites Market-CF Price Decline
    • Automotive Composites Market-Role of Thermosets
    • Automotive Composites Market-Role of Thermoplastics
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Market Engineering Measurements: Global
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Market Engineering Measurements: North America
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Automotive CFRP Composites Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global and North America, 2015
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Applications
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Volume Forecast, Vehicles with CFRP
      • Table Automotive CFRP Composites Market: Number of New Passenger Vehicles Using CFRP, Global, 2007-2022
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Volume and Revenue Forecast: Global
      • Table Automotive CFRP Composites Market: Volume and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2015-2022
    • Automotive CFRP Composites Market-Volume and Revenue Forecast: North America
      • Table Automotive CFRP Composites Market: Volume and Revenue Forecast, North America, 2015-2022
  • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Opportunities
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market
      • Opportunities Clustered in Body Panels and Seating Systems
      • Opportunities Driven by Changes in Material Selection and Design Changes
      • Opportunities that Promise Mass Reduction by up to 65%
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Plastic Usage
      • Table Automotive Plastics and Composites Market: Plastic Usage, Global, 2015
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Opportunities Discussion
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Materials by Vehicle Section
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Metals & Non-Metals
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Market Pull & Unmet Needs
    • Automotive Plastics and Composites Market-Performance Criteria in Exterior Applications
  • Appendix
    • Acronyms

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