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Automotive Material Trends – Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q3 2021 Update)

For some time, the automotive industry has been under pressure to change the way it designs and builds vehicles, due to factors such as the increasing impact of passenger and pedestrian safety requirements and the competitive intensity caused by globalisation and manufacturing in low cost economies. Furthermore, governmental pressure in Europe and North America to reduce CO2 emissions has prompted vehicle makers and their supply base to develop automotive technology to meet those strict emission limits.

Consequently, more vehicles are incorporating components aimed at mass reduction, parts consolidation to reduce assembly costs and more efficient recycling. The vehicle makers’ need to improve overall fuel economy in vehicles has led to the trend toward minimising vehicle weight. The use of performance materials such as high-strength steel and aluminium is on the rise and heavier traditional materials, such as steel and iron, are being replaced whenever possible.

The report “Automotive Material Trends – Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q3 2021 Update)” provides a comprehensive overview of the global body material trends sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

The study reviews and forecasts the main materials used in vehicle manufacture, namely Steel, Aluminium, Plastics, Iron and Glass apart from other materials such as Organic, Carbon Fibre and Magnesium.

*The top 14 markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include – North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.

Scope

Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes –

– Material use as a percentage of Vehicle Body Weight for the top 14* markets.

– A review of the latest material developments, applications and market trends (including Space Frames, Engine Cooling, Armour, Braking, Reinforcing, Seating, Light-Weighting, Films, Aluminium, Carbon Fibre, Coatings, Magnesium, Organic Materials, Plastics and Composites, Steel And Recycling initiatives).

– Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Isolite Group, Zircotec, Prodrive, JAPIA, Tata Steel, Surface Processing.

– Sector PESTER (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Regulatory) analysis.

– Updated profiles of the major materials suppliers including their strategies and prospects.

– Material use forecasts as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets (sectors include Steel, Iron, Aluminium, Plastics, Glass and Other Materials).

Reasons to Buy

– Gain a quick overview of the Automotive Materials sector globally.

– Understand the size and scope of the world's top 14 markets.

– Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans.

– Review the latest and most significant technological developments.

– Follow the key trends within the sector and what's driving them.

– Spot opportunities and threats in this sector.

– Track key companies' latest activities and prospects.

– Prepare supply and demand forecasts.

– Produce internal sales plans and forecasts.

– Carry out competitive intelligence.

Companies Mentioned

Stadco

Gestamp Automocion

Solvay

Hyundai Motor Group

Accuride Corporation

3M

Robert Bosch GmbH

Continental AG

Alcoa, Inc

BASF SE

Bridgestone Corporation

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co

Visteon Corporation

Benteler International AG

CIE Automotive SA

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc

Dow Automotive Systems

Faurecia SA

Draxlmaier Group

DuPont

Woodbridge Group

Covestro

Webasto AG

Freudenberg & Co. KG

Lear Corporation

Trelleborg AB

Toyota Boshoku Corporation

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co, Ltd

Honeywell International Inc.

International Automotive Components Group (IAC)

Inteva Products, LLC

Johnson Controls International plc

ThyssenKrupp AG

Sumitomo Corporation

Joyson Safety Systems

Magna International Inc.

Martinrea International Inc.

Metaldyne, LLC

Michelin

Plastic Omnium

PPG Industries

Autoneum

Saint-Gobain

Samvardhana Motherson Group

Nippon Sheet Glass

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Lanxess

Evonik

LG Chem, Ltd.

Sogefi S.p.A.

SABIC Innovative Plastics

Henkel

Arconic

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. PESTER Analysis

Political.

Economic

Social

Technological

Environmental

Regulatory

2. Companies

3M

“A typical car has about 660 pounds of composite parts." .

Accuride Corporation .

Accuride is a major supplier of truck body and chassis parts to heavy- and medium-duty truck manufacturers.

Aichi Steel.

AK Steel

Aleris

Arconic Inc

Asahi Kasei Plastics.

Autoneum

BASF SE.

Benteler

Biomer

Bodine Aluminum

Bridgestone

CIE Automotive SA .

ContiTech

Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc

Covestro .

Dow Automotive Systems

Dräxlmaier Group.

DuPont (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company) .

Evonik.

Faurecia

Fosun

Freudenberg & Co. KG

Gestamp Automocion

Henkel

Honeywell

Hyundai Steel .

International Automotive Components .

JFE Steel Corporation .

Kobe Steel

Lanxess .

LG Chem.

Magna International Inc

Martinrea .

Metaldyne

Minda Corporation.

Mitsui Chemicals .

NanoSteel Company

Novares

Novelis

NSG

Oerlikon Balzers .

Posco

PPG Industries

PT Astra Otoparts .

SABIC

Saint-Gobain.

Samvardhana Motherson Group

Shiloh Industries.

Showa Denko .

Solvay .

Stadco

Sumitomo Corporation .

Tata Steel

Teijin.

Tenedora Nemak .

ThyssenKrupp AG .

Toray Industries

Toyo Tire & Rubber.

Toyoda Gosei

Trelleborg AB

Trinseo

Victrex

Woodbridge Group .

Yokohama Rubber .

ZF

3. Forecasts .

Aluminium

Glass

Iron.

Other materials .

Plastics .

Steel

4. Materials

Aluminium

Carbon fibre .

Coatings

Magnesium

Organic materials .

Other materials

Plastics and composites .

A new Tailored Fibre Placement process . can reduce fibre wastage to just 3 per cent instead of the usual 30-70 per cent

Recycling

Steel .

5. Archive .

Emerging markets

Front-end modules.

IAC develops blow foaming process for air ducts

Interior films from 3M

Nissan’s SpecV version of its GT-R ‘halo car’ .

PSA looks for aluminium partners

6. Appendix

7. What is this Report About?

8. Contact Us

9. If you have any more questions regarding our research, please contact us

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Aluminium as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035.

Table 2: Glass as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020. 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 3: Iron as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 4: Other materials as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 5: Plastics as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035 .

Table 6: Steel as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025,2030, 2035.

Table 7: Alternative materials: potential weight saving versus cost .

Table 8: Examples of alternative materials to steel .

Table 9: Evaluation of a clutch pedal .

Table 10: Cost of CO2 saving

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: VW Golf .

Figure 2: Ford carbon fibre bonnet.

Figure 3: Steel

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