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Vehicle Lightweighting - Thematic Research

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  • 44 Pages
  • July 2019
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 4829233
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Vehicle Lightweighting - Thematic Research


Vehicle lightweighting’s importance to the automotive value chain has been de-emphasized recently due to the emergence of the CASE (connected, autonomous, sharing and electrified) framework for the industry’s megatrends. This development should not detract from the theme’s importance especially as electrified vehicles remain in the minority and are expected to remain in the minority in the medium-term.


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Table of Contents

  • Technology trends
  • Macroeconomic trends
  • Regulatory trends
  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Plastics and composites
  • Iron
  • Glass
  • Other materials
  • Key use cases
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Timeline

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Stadco
  • Gestamp Automocion
  • Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd
  • Solvay
  • Accuride Corporation
  • 3M
  • Continental AG
  • Alcoa, Inc
  • Benteler International AG
  • CIE Automotive SA
  • Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc
  • Dow Automotive Systems
  • Faurecia SA
  • DuPont
  • Woodbridge Group
  • Covestro
  • Freudenberg & Co. KG
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Trelleborg AB
  • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
  • Toyo Tire and Rubber Co, Ltd
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • ThyssenKrupp AG
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Kumho Tire Co., Ltd.
  • Magna International Inc.
  • Martinrea International Inc.
  • PPG Industries
  • Nemak (Tenedora Nemak SA de CV)
  • Ricardo Plc
  • Autoneum
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Samvardhana Motherson Group
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Kobe Steel, Ltd.
  • Lanxess
  • Evonik
  • OC Oerlikon Corporation AG
  • LG Chem, Ltd.
  • Henkel
  • Arconic