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Opportunities for Composites in the North American Automotive Market 2013-2018: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis Product Image

Opportunities for Composites in the North American Automotive Market 2013-2018: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis

  • ID: 2628081
  • July 2013
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 138 Pages
  • Lucintel

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • DUPONT
  • Interplastic Corporation
  • RTP
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • Thermoset Composites
  • MORE

Opportunities for composites in North America automotive market are promising. In 2012, the value of automotive composites shipment was more than US $1,000 million. The market for composite products such as interior headliners, fenders, pickup boxes, and door modules was more than US $2,000 million in 2012. The use of composites is steadily growing in applications that require fuel economy and other performance benefits. The opportunities for composites in North America automotive market is expected to grow and reach $2,648 million by 2018.

This study provides a concise overview of the growth opportunities in North America automotive composites market in terms of value and projected annual growth.

The author discusses the various challenges and opportunities faced by the North American automotive composites market. High cost and lack of suitable manufacturing process for high volume applications are the challenges for the composite materials in automotive industry. Developing new applications with high performance composites such as carbon fiber also has the same challenge of high cost.

This study encompasses the major drivers. Innovative and technically sound READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • DUPONT
  • Interplastic Corporation
  • RTP
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics
  • Thermoset Composites
  • MORE

1. Executive Summary

2. North American Automotive Composites Market
2.1: Market overview
2.2: Challenges
2.3: Key growth drivers

3. Applications
3.1: Interior
3.1.1: Interior headliners
3.1.2: Load floor
3.1.3: Instrument panel
3.1.4: Door module
3.1.5: Air bag housing
3.2: Exterior
3.2.1: Underbody shields
3.2.2: Bumper beam
3.2.3: Front end module
3.2.4: Running Boards
3.2.5: Door handles
3.2.6: Deck lid
3.2.7: Hoods
3.2.8: Headlamp reflectors
3.2.9: Fenders
3.2.10: Pickup box
3.3: Under the hood
3.3.1: Air intake manifold
3.3.2: Air cleaner housing
3.3.3: Air duct
3.3.4: Air resonator
3.3.5: Engine cover
3.3.6: Rocker covers
3.3.7: Heating and cooling system
3.3.8: Connectors

4. North American automotive composite market analysis
4.1: Overview
4.2: North American automotive industry
4.3: Automotive composite market by resin group
4.4: Automotive composite market by type of material
4.5: Automotive composite market by type of base resin
4.6: Automotive composite market by application

5. Materials and Manufacturing Process
5.1: Thermoplastic composites
5.1.1: SFT
5.1.2: LFRT
5.1.3: D-LFT
5.1.4: GMT
5.1.5: LWRT
5.1.6: CFRTPC
5.2: Thermoset composites
5.2.1: SMC
5.2.2: BMC
5.2.3: Polyurethane composites
5.3: Processes
5.3.1: Injection molding
5.3.2: Compression molding
5.3.3: Others
5.3.4: Automotive composite market by process

6. Competitive Analysis
6.1: Overview
6.2: Competitive analysis by application
6.2.1: Interior headliners
6.2.2: Air Intake manifolds
6.2.3: Front end carriers
6.2.4: Engine valve covers
6.2.5: Bumper beams
6.2.6: Light truck pickup box/bed
6.2.7: Headlamp reflectors
6.2.8: Truck cab roofs
6.2.9: Automotive connectors
6.2.10: Tailgates

7. North American Automotive Composites Market Trend
7.1: Overview
7.2: North American automotive industry trend
7.2.1: Light vehicle sales trend
7.2.2: Light vehicle production trends
7.3: North America automotive composite market trend by resin group
7.4: Automotive composite market by type of material trend
7.5: Automotive composite market trend by type of resin
7.6: Automotive composite market trend by application

8. North American Automotive Composites Market Forecast
8.1: Overview
8.2: North American automotive composites market forecast industry
8.3: North America automotive composite market forecast by resin group
8.4: North America automotive composite market forecast by type of material
8.5: North America automotive composite market forecast by type of resin
8.6; North America automotive composite market forecast by application

9. Materials Suppliers
9.1: Thermoplastic composites
9.1.1: BASF
9.1.2: DUPONT
9.1.3: SABIC Innovative Plastics
9.1.4: Ticona
9.1.5: RTP
9.2: Thermoset Composites
9.2.1: Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (CSP)
9.2.2: Core Molding Technologies Inc.
9.2.3: Meridian Automotive Systems
9.2.4: Molded Fiber Glass Products (MFG)
9.2.5: Interplastic Corporation – Molding Product Division

List of Figures

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Figure 1.1: Porter’s Five Forces Model for the North American automotive composites
market

Chapter 2. North American Automotive Composites Market
Figure 2.1: Market drivers and impact analysis

Chapter 3. Applications
Figure 3.1: Interior headliner
Figure 3.2: Load floor and trunk separator
Figure 3.3: Instrument panel
Figure 3.4: Door module
Figure 3.5: Air bag housing
Figure 3.6: Automotive underbody system
Figure 3.7: Bumper beam
Figure 3.8: Front end carrier (including bumper beam and other accessories)
Figure 3.9: Automotive running board
Figure 3.10: Door handle
Figure 3.11: Deck lid
Figure 3.12: Carbon fiber hood of corvette
Figure 3.13: Headlamp reflectors
Figure 3.14: Auto fenders
Figure 3.15: Composite pickup box/bed
Figure 3.16: Air intake manifold
Figure 3.17: Air cleaner housing
Figure 3.18: Air duct
Figure 3.19: Air cleaner housing
Figure 3.20: Engine cover
Figure 3.21: Air cleaner housing
Figure 3.22: Heating and cooling systems
Figure 3.23: Automotive connectors

Chapter 4. North American automotive composite market analysis
Figure 4.1: North American automotive materials in 2012
Figure 4.2: North American automotive composites (M pounds) by base resin group
Figure 4.3: North American automotive composites ($ M) by base resin group
Figure 4.4: North American automotive composites (M pounds) by material in 2012
Figure 4.5: North American automotive composites ($ M) by material in 2012
Figure 4.6: North American automotive composites (M Pounds) by type of base resin in 2012
Figure 4.7: North American automotive composites ($ M) by type of base resin in 2012
Figure 4.8: North American automotive composites (M Pounds) by application group in 2012
Figure 4.9: North American automotive composites (M Pounds) by application in 2012
Figure 4.10: North American automotive composites ($ M) by application in 2012

Chapter 5. Materials and Manufacturing Process
Figure 5.1: Composite material/processes used for automotive applications
Figure 5.2: Composite material/material suppliers automotive applications
Figure 5.3: Composite material/molders for automotive applications
Figure 5.4: Typical injection molding equipment
Figure 5.5: Typical compression molding equipment
Figure 5.6: Typical spray-up equipment
Figure 5.7: North American automotive composites market (M pounds) by process in 2012
Figure 5.8: North American automotive composites market ($ M) by process in 2012
Figure 5.9: Applicability of various composite manufacturing technologies by annual production volume and part weight

Chapter 6. Competitive Analysis
Figure 6.1: Environmental impact vs. Cost – SMC, Aluminum, and Steel
Figure 6.2: North American automotive steel market trend 2007-2012
Figure 6.3: North American automotive aluminum market trend 2007-2012
Figure 6.4: North American automotive plastics market trend 2007-2012
Figure 6.5: North American automotive materials 2012
Figure 6.6: North American automotive composites market (M pounds) by application in 2012
Figure 6.7: North American auto interior headliner market in 2012
Figure 6.8: North American auto air intake manifold market in 2012
Figure 6.9: North American auto front end carriers market in 2012
Figure 6.10: North American auto engine valve covers market in 2012
Figure 6.11: North American auto bumper beam market in 2012
Figure 6.12: North American light truck pickup box/bed market in 2012
Figure 6.13: North American auto headlamp reflector market in 2012
Figure 6.14: North American truck cab roof market in 2012
Figure 6.15: North American auto connectors market in 2012
Figure 6.16: Cost comparison of SMC versus Sheet Metal on Tailgates (source: Menzolit)
Figure 6.17: Cost Comparison – SMC, Sheet Metal, and RTM on Tailgates (Source: Menzolit)
Figure 6.18: Cost Comparison – SMC and Sheet Metal (source: Menzolit)

Chapter 7. North American Automotive Composites Market Trend
Figure 7.1: North American automotive composites market trend 2007-2012
Figure 7.2: North American auto production trend 2007-2012
Figure 7.3: North American auto (<100K units) production trend 2007-2012
Figure 7.4: North American auto (<5K units) production trend 2007-2012
Figure 7.5: North American automotive composites market trend (M pounds) by resin group 2007-2012
Figure 7.6: North American automotive composites market trend ($ M) by resin group 2007-2012
Figure 7.7: North American automotive composites market Trend (M Pounds) by material 2007-2012
Figure 7.8: North American automotive composites market trend ($ M) by Material 20072012
Figure 7.9: North American automotive composites market trend (M Pounds) by Type of Resin 2007-2012
Figure 7.10: North American automotive composites market trend ($ M) by type of resin 2007-2012
Figure 7.11: North American automotive composites trend (M Pounds) by application 2007-2012
Figure 7.12: North American automotive composites market trend ($ M) by application 2007-2012

Chapter 8 . North American Automotive Composites Market Forecast
Figure 8.1: Composite material consumption trend and forecast (lb/vehicle) in North American automotive industry
Figure 8.2: North American auto production forecast 2013-2018
Figure 8.3: North American automotive composites market forecast (M pounds) by resin group 2013-2018
Figure 8.4: North American automotive composites market forecast ($ M) by resin group 2013-2018
Figure 8.5: Composite materials life cycle analysis
Figure 8.6: Competitive analysis – North American auto composite materials
Figure 8.7: North American automotive composites market forecast (M pounds) by material 2013-2018
Figure 8.8: North American automotive composites market forecast ($ M) by Material 2013-2018
Figure 8.9: North American automotive composites market forecast (M Pounds) by type of resin 2013 -2018
Figure 8.10: North American automotive composites market forecast ($ M) by type of resin 2013 -2018
Figure 8.11: 2012 Market penetration 2013-2018 forecast growth rates and 2012 market size by major application
Figure 8.12: Forecast- North American automotive composite (M Pounds) by application 2013-2018
Figure 8.13: North American automotive composite market forecast ($ M) by application 2013-2018

List of Tables

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Market parameters for composites materials in North American automotive and attributes of usage
Table 1.2: Market parameters for end products

Chapter 2. North American Automotive Composites Market

Table 2.1: Lightweight materials in automotive industry

Chapter 4. North American automotive composite market analysis
Table: 4.1: Penetrations of composites in major applications

Chapter 5. Materials and Manufacturing Process
Table 5.1: Property requirement by automotive application group
Table 5.2: Composites manufacturing process selection
Table 5.3: Composite manufacturing process comparison

Chapter 6. Competitive Analysis
Table 6.1: List of key material properties of major competing material
Table 6.2: Cost level comparison matrix of various interior headliner substrate materials
Table 6.3: Air intake manifold material composition
Table 6.4: Manufacturing processes for developing front end carriers

Chapter 7. North American Automotive Composites Market Trend
Table 7.1: US GDP CAGRs
Table 7.2: North American auto production CAGRs
Table 7.3: Growth rates – North American automotive composites market trend by resin group
Table 7.4: Growth rates in North American automotive composites market trend by materials 2007-2012
Table 7.5: Growth rates – North American automotive composites market trend by type of resin 2007-2012

Chapter 8 . North American Automotive Composites Market Forecast

Table 8.1: Growth rates – North American automotive composite market forecast 2013 -2018
Table 8.2: Growth rates – North American automotive composites market forecast (M lbs) by material 2013-2018
Table 8.3: Growth rates – North American automotive composites market forecast ($ m) by material 2013-2018
Table 8.4: Growth rates – North American automotive composite market forecast (M lbs) by type of resin 2013-2018

- Continental Structural Plastics, Inc. (CSP)
- Core Molding Technologies Inc.
- Interplastic Corporation
- Meridian Automotive Systems
- Molded Fiber Glass Products (MFG)
- BASF
- DUPONT
- RTP
- SABIC Innovative Plastics
- Thermoset Composites
- Ticona

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