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Trends in Automotive Plastics and Composite Coatings

Trends in Automotive Plastics and Composite Coatings

This market insight identifies the key trends in the global plastics and composite coatings market for automotive applications. Regulatory trends that are based on increasing fuel efficiency and reduction of carbon content across key regions have been analyzed. Opportunity drivers and restraints affecting the market have been discussed. This study explores the variation in requirements across external and internal applications for plastics and composite coating systems. It discusses the use of plastics and composite materials for major automotive applications and the corresponding types of coatings used for these surfaces. Potential growth opportunities and the existing trends that point towards these opportunities have been analyzed. The major market participants have been identified and 8 of them have been profiled.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Overview of Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market
    • Market Definitions and Geographic Scope
    • Trends in Plastics Used in Automotive Vehicles
    • Key Questions this Study Will Answer
    • Overview of Preferred Applications for Plastics in Automotive Vehicles
  • Impact of Regulations on Plastics and Composite Materials and Coatings
    • Regulatory Trends Supporting Light-weighting in Automotive Vehicles
    • Regulatory Trends Supporting Consumption of Low VOC Coatings
    • Value Chain
    • Value Chain Discussion
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints Explained
  • Plastics and Composite Coatings Overview
    • Points at which Plastic Parts can be Incorporated in Coating Process
    • Coating Processes for Automotive Plastics
    • Major Characteristics for Selection of Plastics and Composite Coatings
    • Key Differences Between Metal and Plastic & Composite Coatings
    • Key Technology Trends-Solvent and Water Borne
  • Applications Analysis
    • Examples of Preferred Coatings Systems for Plastics and Composite Materials
    • Key Chemistry Trends Within Plastics and Composite Coatings
    • Key Regional Trends within Plastics and Composite Coating Process
    • Key Technological Advancements
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profile-Axalta Coating Systems
    • Company Profile-Nippon Automotive Coatings Co. Ltd
    • Company Profile-Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes
    • Company Profile-Beckers Group
    • Company Profile-Fujikura Kasei Global Network (FGN)
    • Company Profile-PPG Industries
    • Company Profile-Mäder Group
    • Company Profile-Zircotec Limited
    • The Last Word

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