Automotive plastics have a lot of unique and useful properties such as toughness, durability, recyclability, thermal stability, resilience, resistance, design flexibility and light weight. They are primarily used in automobiles in the interior, exterior and engine components, to reduce the total weight of the vehicle and thus increase the fuel efficiency. It also improves aesthetics, reduces noise and vibrations, cabin insulations etc.
Among the different types of automotive plastics, polypropylene (PP) accounts for 35% of the global consumption, followed by polyurethanes (PU) (17%). Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are the other major plastics in great demand in automobile manufacturing. There is an increasing demand for biodegradable varieties such as starch-based, PHA-, PLA-, PCL-, and PBS-based plastics.
Restraints faced by European Automotive Plastic Market:
The increase in raw materials prices
Huge capital investment
The European automotive plastics market is segmented by product as: polypropylene, polyurethane, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polycarbonate (PC). The analysis also studies segmentation by application: automobile interior, automobile exterior, under the hood and electrical components. The European automotive plastics market is also divided and studied by geography: U.K., France, Germany, Italy and other countries.
Some of the key players in this market are:
- BASF Corporation
- Bayer MaterialScience
- DuPont Engineering Polymers
- Lanxess Corporation
Analysis for the European automotive plastics market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a regional scale.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the European automotive plastics market on a regional scale.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Report Outline
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness Porters Five Force Analysis
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Polypropylene (PP)
5.1.2 Polyurethane (PUR)
5.1.3 Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
5.1.4 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
5.1.5 Polyethylene (PE)
5.1.6 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
5.1.7 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
5.1.8 Polycarbonate (PC)
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Automobile Interior
5.2.2 Automobile Exterior
5.2.3 Under the hood
5.2.4 Electrical components
6. Europe Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.2 United Kingdom
6.4 Rest of Europe
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Market Shares of Leading Players
7.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.1 Akzonobel N.V.
8.1.2 Major Products and Services
8.1.4 Recent Developments
8.2 BASF Corporation
8.2.2 Major Products and Services
8.2.4 Recent Developments
8.3 Evonik Industries
8.3.2 Major Products and Services
8.3.4 Recent Developments
8.4 ExxonMobil Chemical
8.4.2 Major Products and Services
8.4.4 Recent Developments
8.5 Bayer MaterialScience
8.5.2 Major Products and Services
8.5.4 Recent Developments
8.6 Chevron Phillips
8.6.2 Major Products and Services
8.6.4 Recent Developments
8.7 Dow Automotive
8.7.2 Major Products and Services
8.7.4 Recent Developments
8.8 DuPont Engineering Polymers
8.8.2 Major Products and Services
8.8.4 Recent Developments
8.9.2 Major Products and Services
8.9.4 Recent Developments
8.10 Braskem America
8.10.2 Major Products and Services
8.10.4 Recent Developments
8.11 Lanxess Corporation
8.11.2 Major Products and Services
8.11.4 Recent Developments
8.12.2 Major Products and Services
8.12.4 Recent Developments
8.13 Styron, LLC
8.13.2 Major Products and Services
8.13.4 Recent Developments
8.14 Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC
8.14.2 Major Products and Services
8.14.4 Recent Developments
8.15 TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc.
8.15.2 Major Products and Services
8.15.4 Recent Developments
8.16 The Vinyl Institute
8.16.2 Major Products and Services
8.16.4 Recent Developments
8.17 Borealis AG
8.17.2 Major Products and Services
8.17.4 Recent Developments
8.18 Magna International Incorporated
8.18.2 Major Products and Services
8.18.4 Recent Developments
8.19 Owens Corning
8.19.2 Major Products and Services
8.19.4 Recent Developments
8.20 Royale DSM N.V.
8.20.2 Major Products and Services
8.20.4 Recent Developments
8.21 Teijin Limited
8.21.2 Major Products and Services
8.21.4 Recent Developments
8.22 Hanwha Azdel INC.
8.22.2 Major Products and Services
8.22.4 Recent Developments
8.23 Lear Corporation
8.23.2 Major Products and Services
8.23.4 Recent Developments
8.24 Quadrant AG
8.24.2 Major Products and Services
8.24.4 Recent Developments
8.25 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
8.25.2 Major Products and Services
8.25.4 Recent Developments
8.26 Zoltek Company Inc.
8.26.2 Major Products and Services
8.26.4 Recent Developments
8.27.2 Major Products and Services
8.27.4 Recent Developments
8.28.2 Major Products and Services
8.28.4 Recent Developments
8.29 Peugeot SA
8.29.2 Major Products and Services
8.29.4 Recent Developments
8.30 Fiat SPA
8.30.2 Major Products and Services
8.30.4 Recent Developments