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Global Automotive Airless Radial Tire Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Airless Radial Tire Market 2017-2021

About Airless Radial Tire

The design of airless tires is quite apparent when the above introductory note is read. Since they do not require air pressure as a supporting element, airless tires have their other supporting structures made of polymers. These tires are available in different designs, and the type of design dictates the choice of filler material that acts as a buffering material.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive airless radial tire market to grow at a CAGR of 39.87% during the period 2017-2021.Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive airless radial tire market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report discusses the major drivers influencing the market growth and summarizes the challenges faced by vendors and the market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Airless Radial Tire Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bridgestone
  • Michelin
  • Hankook
Other prominent vendors
  • MacNeillie
  • SciTech Industries
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Market driver
  • Airless tires are expected to increase ride safety by preventing accidents due to blowouts and punctures.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Heat build-up and dissipation issues in airless tires.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • In-tire technology to revolutionize the airless tire market.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Airless Radial Tire Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive airless radial tire market: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Hankook.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: MacNeillie, SciTech Industries, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is in-tire technology to revolutionize airless tire market. Bridgestone has been developing a system known as Contact Area Information Sensing (CAIS) system since 2011. The company demonstrated the same in December 2015 in Japan and announced that the system was market-ready. In CAIS, tires have sensors mounted on them, which monitor the road surface and communicate the information to the driver in real time. This is expected to be a game changer for airless tires since noise and vibration have been some of the prime drawbacks of these tires (discussed in the section on market challenges).”

According to the report, one driver in market is airless tires are expected to increase ride safety by preventing accidents due to blowouts and punctures. The primary danger that riders face from pneumatic tires is the chance of a flat (a puncture), or a blowout occurring at freeway speeds. A flat caused by any sharp object usually results in rapid deflation of the tire. On the other hand, blowouts occur due to many causes ranging from a puncture to exposure of the tires to high temperatures or pressure. TPMS usually prevent blowouts nowadays. In a case of a blowout, the tire pops and rapidly deflates, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The chances of a collision in such situations are quite high.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is lack of adjustability of airless tires like Tweel to be an issue. One of the fundamental problems associated with airless tires such as the Tweel is the very nature of the tire itself. The Tweel functions both as a tire and a wheel. This imposes the basic constraint of post purchase adjustment. Once manufactured and fitted to a vehicle, the Tweel cannot be adjusted or refitted to any other vehicle. Furthermore, if a car needs a different setting, a whole new set of Tweels would be needed. On the other hand, a regular pneumatic tire could be replaced if not a proper fit, or adjusted simply by changing the tire pressure to some extent. Tweels on the other hand would come with no such adjustment facility and thus be considered inferior during end use.

Companies Mentioned

Bridgestone, Michelin, Hankook, MacNeillie, SciTech Industries, National Aeronautics Space Administration.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Report coverage
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Airless tires: Why do we need them
    • Airless tires: Construction
      • Table Sample construction of an airless tire
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market landscape: Airless tires
    • Overview of airless tire manufacturing process
      • Table Airless tire manufacturing: An overview
    • Supply chain analysis: Global tire industry
      • Table Issues under the purview of tire manufacturers
    • Airless tires: Maturity curve
      • Table Airless tires: Maturity curve 2016
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Revolutionizing tire industry: Airless tires as a substitute to conventional tires
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market: Segmentation by vehicle type 2016-2021 (thousands of units)
    • Discussions on constituent market segments for airless tires
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for construction equipment 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Classification of construction equipment for sizing
      • Table Global construction equipment 2015 (unit sales)
      • Table Construction equipment targeted for airless tires
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for ATVs 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for lawn mowers 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Overview of global power lawn mower market
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for armored vehicles 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Classification of armored vehicles 2015
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for golf carts 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for Segway 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for HCVs 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market for LCVs 2017-2021 (thousands of units)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive airless radial tire market by geography 2017-2021
    • Current expected growth factories for airless tires: China and India
      • Table Construction expenditure in China 2015
      • Table Construction expenditure in India 2015
    • Future growth factory for airless tires: Middle East and Africa
      • Table Net value of current projects in pre-execution phase in GCC 2015
      • Table Construction project investments in Africa 2015
  • Market drivers
    • Safety and environmental drivers
    • End use demand drivers: Construction, mining, and agriculture machinery
    • End use demand drivers: Infrastructure focus
      • Table Top 10 container handling ports by country (in TEU) 2014-2015
  • Market challenges
    • Technological challenges
    • Economic and industrial challenges
    • Reinvention of tire industry might prove to be a problem and lead to a multi-industry crisis
  • Market trends
    • In-tire technology to revolutionize airless tire market
    • Use of bio-oils in manufacturing process of airless tires
    • Use of nanotechnology in airless tires to reduce wear and tear
    • Asia to emerge as a hub for airless tire manufacturing
  • Vendor landscape
    • Production status analysis for vendors (with ranking)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis: Conventional tires OEMs
    • Bridgestone
      • Table Bridgestone: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Bridgestone: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Bridgestone: Manufacturing plants
      • Table Crisscross spoke pattern in Bridgestone airless tires
    • Michelin
      • Table Michelin: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Michelin: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Production sites for Michelin
      • Table Tweel flexible spoke sample design
    • Hankook
      • Table Hankook: Product categories
      • Table Hankook: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Hankook: Manufacturing plants
      • Table Sample honeycomb load bearing structure
  • Key vendor analysis: Dedicated airless tire OEMs
    • Crocodile Tyres
      • Table Crocodile tire design
    • Britek Tire and Rubber
      • Table Sample design of energy return wheel
    • Polaris Industries (and Resilient Technologies)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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