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Automotive Lightweight Materials Market by Material (Metals, Composites, & Plastics), by Application (Structural, Powertrain, Interior, Exterior, & Others), by Manufacturing Process, and Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market by Material (Metals, Composites, & Plastics), by Application (Structural, Powertrain, Interior, Exterior, & Others), by Manufacturing Process, and Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019

The key function of automotive lightweight materials is to reducing the weight of a vehicle. These materials are used in various automobile applications, including structure, powertrain, interiors, and exteriors, among others. Lightweight materials increase the efficiency of the vehicle by reducing the overall weight and thereby reducing the overall fuel consumption. Faced with emission norms that become increasingly stringent every year, automotive OEMs are compelled to use lighter and more efficient materials to ensure that the vehicle meets emission standards. Various factors which have precipitated the evolution in automotive lightweight materials are the need for improved fuel economy, greater power requirements, increasing vehicle performance requirements, and the demand for an enhanced driving experience.

The above factors are responsible for the development and launch of new and advanced automotive lightweight materials, including composites such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP); metals such as high strength steel (HSS) and aluminum, and plastics. To meet the rising global demand for fuel economy, and stringent emission norms in major regions, automakers are investing heavily in research and development for advanced lightweight technologies.

In this report, the automotive lightweight materials market comprises various materials such as metals, composites, and plastics. Metals are sub-divided into high-strength steel (HSS), aluminum, and other, while composites are segmented into CFRP and GFRP. The market is segmented in terms of region into Asia-Oceania, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (RoW), and in terms of lightweight material applications into structural, powertrain, interior, exterior, and others.

In the North American region, the U.S. accounted for the largest share of the automotive lightweight materials market in 2014. However, in coming years, developing regions such as Asia-Oceania (including emerging economies such as China and India) are projected to form new revenue-generating pockets for market players. Economic development, sizable population, increasingly stringent emission regulations, growing awareness about eco-friendly systems, and benefits of better fuel efficiency are the key factors driving the growth of the automotive lightweight materials market in this region.

The market is dominated by players such as Bayer AG (Germany), ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany), Toray Industries Inc. (Japan), ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxembourg), and Novelis Inc. (U.S.).


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
    • SECONDARY DATA
      • KEY SECONDARY SOURCES
    • DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
    • PRIMARY DATA
      • SAMPLING TECHNIQUES & DATA COLLECTION METHODS
      • PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS
    • FACTOR ANALYSIS
      • INTRODUCTION
      • DEMAND SIDE ANALYSIS
      • SUPPLY SIDE ANALYSIS
      • INFLUENCE OF OTHER FACTORS
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • KEY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET
    • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET GROWTH, BY COUNTRY (`000 UNITS)
    • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY MATERIAL ($MILLION)
    • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY REGION, 2019 ($MILLION)
    • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES MATERIAL MARKET, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2014 VS. 2019 ($MILLION)
    • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($MILLION)
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS
      • BY MATERIAL
      • BY APPLICATION
      • BY REGION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table OVERVIEW OF EMISSION AND FUEL ECONOMY REGULATION SPECIFICATIONS FOR PASSENGER CARS
        • Table IMPACT OF DRIVERS ON THE AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table IMPACT OF RESTRAINTS ON THE AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table IMPACT OF OPPORTUNITIES ON THE AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET
      • CHALLENGE
        • Table IMPACT OF CHALLENGE ON THE AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET
    • BURNING ISSUE
      • USING LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS IN LOW-END PASSENGER CARS AND HCVS
  • AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS, BY MANUFACTURING PROCESS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS: MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND MATERIAL COMPATIBILITY
    • MANUFACTURING PROCESS
      • EXTRUSION
      • STAMPING
      • FORGING
      • CASTING
      • OPEN MOLDING
      • CLOSED MOLDING
      • FORMING
  • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • STRUCTURAL
      • Table STRUCTURAL LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table STRUCTURAL LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • POWERTRAIN
      • Table POWERTRAIN LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table POWERTRAIN LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • INTERIOR
      • Table INTERIOR LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table INTERIOR LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • EXTERIOR
      • Table EXTERIOR LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table EXTERIOR LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • OTHER APPLICATIONS
      • Table OTHER APPLICATION LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table OTHER APPLICATION LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY MATERIAL TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • METALS
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT METALS MARKET SIZE, BY METAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT METALS MARKET SIZE, BY METAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT METALS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT METALS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL (HSS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • ALUMINUM
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • OTHER METALS
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE OTHER METALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE OTHER METALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE OTHER METALS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE OTHER METALS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • COMPOSITES
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COMPOSITE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY COMPOSITE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC (CFRP)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE CFRP MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE CFRP MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE CFRP MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE CFRP MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • GLASS FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER (GFRP)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE GFRP MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE GFRP MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE GFRP MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE GFRP MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • PLASTICS
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (TMT)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • MARKET ANALYSIS, BY REGION
      • NORTH AMERICA
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table U.S.: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table CANADA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table MEXICO: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • EUROPE
        • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table U.K.: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table GERMANY: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table FRANCE: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • ASIA-OCEANIA
        • Table ASIA-OCEANIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table ASIA-OCEANIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table CHINA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table JAPAN: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table INDIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • ROW
        • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table BRAZIL: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table RUSSIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 (TMT)
        • Table RUSSIA: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: EXPANSIONS/INVESTMENTS WAS THE KEY STRATEGY
    • EXPANSIONS/INVESTMENTS
      • Table EXPANSIONS/INVESTMENTS, 2014-2015
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH/NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/NEW TECHNOLOGY
      • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH/NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/NEW TECHNOLOGY, 2014-2015
    • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS/JOINT VENTURES/COLLABORATIONS/AGREEMENTS
      • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS/JOINT VENTURES/COLLABORATIONS/AGREEMENTS, 2014-2015
    • SUPPLY CONTRACTS
      • Table SUPPLY CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS, 2014-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BAYER AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2014-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ARCELORMITTAL S.A.
      • OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2014
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2014
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NOVELIS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2014-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THYSSENKRUPP AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2014-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ALCOA INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2013-2014
    • SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (SABIC)
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2013-2014
    • PPG INDUSTRIES INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2013
    • OWENS CORNING CORPORATION
      • OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2013-2015
    • LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES N.V.
      • OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
      • STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, 2015
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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