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Opportunities for Composites in European Automotive Market 2013-2018 Product Image

Opportunities for Composites in European Automotive Market 2013-2018

  • Published: March 2013
  • Region: Europe
  • 157 Pages
  • Lucintel

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASF
  • DuPont
  • Renault Megane CC
  • RTP
  • SABIC innovative plastics
  • Ticona
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The European automotive composites market is expected to witness good growth over the next five years and reach an estimated $2,270 million in 2018. The market for products made of composites, such as interior headliners, fenders, pickup boxes, door modules, instrument panels, running boards, and front-end carriers is expected to almost double by 2018 from 2012 levels.

The use of composite materials, which initially was driven by exterior applications, has now spread to all areas of the vehicle – interior and under-the-hood applications, both of which represent good growth potential.

As per the study, while somewhat more expensive than the competition, the use of composites is growing in applications where weight savings, fuel economy, and other performance benefits are critical. Nevertheless, high cost and lack of suitable manufacturing process for high-volume applications continue to be a limiting factor for consumption of composite materials in the automotive industry. The high cost of material is also a limiting factor for developing new applications with high-performance materials such as carbon fiber composites.

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1. Executive Summary

2. European 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. European Automotive Composites Market Analysis
4.1: Overview
4.2: European automotive industry
4.3: Automotive composites market by resin group
4.4: Automotive composites market by type of material
4.5: Automotive composites market by type of base resin
4.6: Automotive composites 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: CFT
5.1.7: Polyurethane composites
5.2: Thermoset composites
5.2.1: SMC
5.2.2: BMC
5.3: Processes
5.3.1: Injection molding
5.3.2: Compression molding
5.3.3: Others
5.3.4: Automotive composites 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. Trends – European Composites Market
7.1: Overview
7.2: Trends – European Automotive Industry
7.2.1: Trends - Light Vehicle Sales
7.2.2: Trends - Light Vehicle Production
7.3: Trends - automotive composites market by resin group
7.4: Trends - automotive composites market by type of material
7.5: Trends - automotive composites market by type of resin
7.6: Trends - automotive composites market by application

8. Forecast for European Automotive Composites Market
8.1: Overview
8.2: Forecast for European automotive industry
8.3: Forecast - automotive composites market by resin group
8.4: Forecast - automotive composites market by type of material
8.5: Forecast - automotive composites market by type of resin
8.6: Forecast - automotive composites market 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: DSM composite resin
9.2.2: Menzolit GmbH
9.2.3: Lorenz GmbH
9.2.4: TETRA-DUR GmbH
9.2.5: MITRAS
9.2.6: Ranger

List of Figures

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Figure 1.1: Key growth drivers and market demand challenges
Figure 1.2: Porter’s five forces model for the European automotive composites market (molders perspective)

Chapter 2. European Automotive Composites Market
Figure 2.1: CARS 21 integrated approach to reduce road transport CO2 emissions
Figure 2.2: 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 Audi A4
Figure 3.13: Headlamp reflectors
Figure 3.14: BMW E46 fenders
Figure 3.15: Composites 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. European Automotive Composites Market Analysis
Figure 4.1: European automotive materials in 2012
Figure 4.2: Market share of top car manufacturers in Europe (by car sales) in 2012
Figure 4.3: Top 10 car manufacturers in Europe: sales in 2012 and % change (2011-2012)
Figure 4.4: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by resin group
Figure 4.5: European automotive composites market ($M) by resin group
Figure 4.6: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by material in 2012
Figure 4.7: European automotive composites market ($M) by material in 2012
Figure 4.8: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by type of base resin in 2012
Figure 4.9: European automotive composites market ($M) by type of base resin in 2012
Figure 4.10: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by application group in 2012
Figure 4.11: European automotive composites market ($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 suppliers/molders automotive applications
Figure 5.3: Classification automotive applications and composites usages
Figure 5.4: Typical injection molding equipment
Figure 5.5: Typical compression molding equipment
Figure 5.6: Typical spray-up equipment
Figure 5.7: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by process in 2012
Figure 5.8: European automotive composites market ($M) by process in 2012
Figure 5.9: Applicability of various composites 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: VW beetle front lip spoiler (PU RIM)
Figure 6.3: Audi TT rear spoiler (PU RIM)
Figure 6.4: BMW E92 3-series side skirts (ABS plastic)
Figure 6.5: European automotive materials 2012
Figure 6.6: European automotive composites market (million pounds) by application in 2012
Figure 6.7: European auto interior headliner market in 2012
Figure 6.8: European auto air intake manifold market in 2012
Figure 6.9: European auto front-end carrier market in 2012
Figure 6.10: European auto engine valve covers market in 2012
Figure 6.11: European auto bumper beam market in 2012
Figure 6.12: European light truck pickup box/bed market in 2012
Figure 6.13: European auto headlamp reflector market in 2012
Figure 6.14: European truck cab roof market in 2012
Figure 6.15: European auto connectors market in 2012
Figure 6.16: Cost comparison of SMC vs. sheet metal on tailgates
Figure 6.17: Cost comparison of SMC, sheet metal, and RTM on tailgates
Figure 6.18: Cost comparison of SMC and sheet metal

Chapter 7. Trends – European Composites Market
Figure 7.1: Trends in European automotive composites market 2007-2012
Figure 7.2: Trends in European vehicle production and GDP growth rate (2007-2012)
Figure 7.3: European auto production Trends 2007-2012
Figure 7.4: Trends in European light vehicle production by OEM 2011-2012
Figure 7.5: Trends in European automotive composites market (million pounds) by resin group 2007-2012
Figure 7.6: Trends in European automotive composites market ($ m) by resin group 2007-2012
Figure 7.7: Trends in European automotive composites market (million pounds) by material 2007-2012
Figure 7.8: Trends in European automotive composites market ($ m) by material 2007-2012
Figure 7.9: Trends in European automotive composites market (million pounds) by type of resin 2007-2012
Figure 7.10: Trends in European automotive composites market ($ m) by type of resin 20072012
Figure 7.11: Trends in European automotive composites market (million pounds) by application 2007-2012
Figure 7.12: Trends in European automotive composites market ($m) by application 2007-2012

Chapter 8. Forecast for European Automotive Composites Market
Figure 8.1: Composite materials consumption trend and forecast (lb/vehicle) in European automotive industry
Figure 8.2: European car sales by consumer segment 2012
Figure 8.3: European auto production forecast 2013-2018
Figure 8.4: Forecast for European automotive composites market (million pounds) by resin group 2013-2018
Figure 8.5: Forecast for European automotive composites market ($ M) by resin group 2013-2018
Figure 8.6: Composite materials life cycle analysis
Figure 8.7: Competitive analysis – European auto composite materials
Figure 8.8: Forecast for European automotive composites market (million pounds) by material 2013-2018
Figure 8.9: Forecast for European automotive composites market ($M) by material 2013-2018
Figure 8.10: Forecast for European automotive composites market (million pounds) by type of resin 2013-2018
Figure 8.11: Forecast for European automotive composites market ($M) by type of resin 2013-2018
Figure 8.12: Forecast for European automotive composites market (million pounds) by application 2013-2018
Figure 8.13: Forecast for European automotive composites market ($M) by application 2013-2018

Chapter 9. Materials Suppliers
Figure 9.1: Renault Megane CC and VW EOS: SMC deck lids
List of Tables

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

Chapter 2. European Automotive Composites Market
Table 2.1: Lightweight materials in automotive industry

Chapter 4. European Automotive Composites Market Analysis
Table 4.1: Polypropylene usage in leading car models in Europe
Table 4.2: 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: Composites 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. Trends – European Composites Market
Table 7.1: Market share – European auto sales by big 10 OEMs in 2011-2012
Table 7.2: European auto production CAGR for the last three and last five years
Table 7.3: Top-selling cars in Europe 2011-2012
Table 7.4: Trend growth rates in European automotive composites market by resin group
Table 7.5: Growth rates in European automotive composites market by materials 2007-2012
Table 7.6: Growth rates in European automotive composites market by type of resin 2007-2012

Chapter 8. Forecast for European Automotive Composites Market
Table 8.1: Forecast growth rates in European automotive composites market 2013-2018
Table 8.2: Forecast growth rates in European automotive composites market by material ($ M) 2013-2018
Table 8.3: Forecast growth rates in European automotive composites market by type of resin 2013-2018

- BASF
- DuPont
- Renault Megane CC
- RTP
- SABIC innovative plastics
- Ticona
- VW EOS

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