Environmental Regulations for Emissions
The growing emissions coupled with the increasing concerns of global warming are promoting the government to put forward more stringent regulations on vehicular emissions. This, in turn, is driving the automotive manufactures to produce more efficient vehicles. With fast innovation and emergence of new technology to curb the emissions at a rapid pace, more regulations are being introduced. In India, the Bharat Stage norms are used, which are derived from euro norms. India plans to implement the euro 6 norms all over the country by 2020, which will lead to increase in demand for new emission control systems for all the vehicles, thus, driving the market for automotive plastics during the forecast period.
Polypropylene to Dominate the Consumption
The market for polypropylene (PP) is expected to grow at a rapid rate during the forecast period because of its characteristics of being extremely chemical resistant and completely impenetrable to water. The major parts in which polypropylene is used consists of seating, dashboard, fuel systems, panels, under-bonnet components, interior trim, electrical components, and many others. Continuous development of new PP types allows the replacement of steel in automotive in the near future as well, which will help in reducing the weight of vehicle. The growing demand for automobiles around the globe has increased the consumption of polypropylenein automotive plastics.
Asia-Pacific Region to dominate the Market
Asia-Pacific region dominates the automotive plastics market due to growing production of vehicles. The improvement in the financial status of the consumers, owing to the consistent economic development in country, has increased the disposable income of the consumers, which, in turn, has resulted in the increased vehicle purchases. This has resulted in the augmented growth of the automotive industry, in turn boosting the automotive plastics market. For Instance, China alone produces more than 29 million units of vehicles in 2017. India also witnessed a significant y-o-y growth of more than 5.50% in vehicle production in 2017. Moreover, the automotive industry in South-East Asian region is also witnessing growth. These factors are likely to boost the automotive plastic consumption in the region.
Notable Developments in Market
March 2018: China Plastics Summit shares market growth for electric and hybrid vehicles, which could bring with it additional opportunities for makers and recyclers of plastic automotive components, according to presenters at a plastics industry conference hosted by Ringier Events in Shanghai in March 2018
March 2018: DowDuPont in collaboration with AUDI, Voith Composites and ZOLTEK, won the JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Process Category for the development of a CFRP rear wall structure suitable for fully-automated serial production
Major Players: Zoltek Companies, Inc. (Toray Industries, Inc.), DowDuPont, Teijin Limited, DSM Engineering Plastics B.V., BASF SE, SABIC, and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., amongst others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Price Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Increasing demand for fuel efficient vehicles (by reducing weight)
4.1.2 Rising Safety Measures in Automotive Industry
4.2.1 Lengthy and Exhaustive Process for Manufacturing of Engineering Plastics
4.2.2 High Investment in Material Research Activities
4.2.3 High Material Costs
4.3.1 Increasing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Polypropylene (PP)
5.1.2 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
5.1.3 Polyethylene (PE)
5.1.4 Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
5.1.5 Polycarbonate (PC)
5.1.7 Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Automobile Interior
5.2.2 Automobile Exterior
5.2.4 Electrical components
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 ASEAN Countries
6.1.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis***
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 A. Schulman, Inc.
8.3 Asahi Kasei Plastics
8.4 BASF SE
8.5 Borealis AG
8.7 Celanese Corporationuth America
8.8 Covestro AG
8.9 Daicel Polymer Ltd.
8.10 DSM Engineering Plastics B.V.
8.12 Evonik Industries AG
8.13 Exxon Mobil Corporation
8.15 Grand Traverse Plastics Corp.
8.16 Hanwha Azdel
8.18 Lear Corporation
8.19 LG Chem
8.20 Lumotech (Pty) Ltd.
8.21 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
8.22 Magna International Inc.
8.24 Omni Plastics
8.25 Owens Corning
8.26 Quadrant group of companies
8.28 Seoyon E-Hwa
8.29 Teijin Limited
8.31 Total (Polyblend)
8.32 Toyota Boshoku Corporation
8.34 Zoltek Companies, Inc. (Toray Industries, Inc.)
*List Not Exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- A. Schulman Inc.
- Asahi Kasei Plastics
- BASF SE
- Borealis AG
- Celanese Corporationuth America
- Covestro AG
- Daicel Polymer Ltd.
- DSM Engineering Plastics B.V.
- Evonik Industries AG
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Grand Traverse Plastics Corp.
- Hanwha Azdel
- Lear Corporation
- LG Chem
- Lumotech (Pty) Ltd.
- LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.
- Magna International Inc.
- Omni Plastics
- Owens Corning
- Quadrant group of companies
- Seoyon E-Hwa
- Teijin Limited
- Total (Polyblend)
- Toyota Boshoku Corporation
- Zoltek Companies Inc. (Toray Industries Inc.)