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Automotive Plastics Market for Passenger Cars, By Type (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, HDPE, ABS, Polycarbonate & Composites), Application (Interior, Exterior & Under Bonnet) & Geography— Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: June 2013
Report Code: AD 2062

 

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The global market is mainly driven by passenger car production and increasing utilization of automotive plastics in vehicle designs. The report covers global consumption of seven major types of automotive plastics used in passenger cars such as polypropylene, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, high density polyethylene, polymethyl methacrylate, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and composites. The use of plastics in interior, exterior, and under bonnet components of automobiles help in weight reduction, improve aesthetics, vibration and noise control, and cabin insulation. The properties of plastics such as easy moldability, recyclability,scratchresistance, high volume to weight resistance, thermal stability, impact strength, and resistance to abrasion make them suitable for use in automobiles. Among all the automotive plastics, polypropylene (PP) leads consumption by 37% followed by polyurethanes (PU) (17.3%), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (12.3%), composites (11.5%), high density polyethylene (HDPE) (10.8%), polycarbonates (PC) (6.8%), and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) (4.4%) due to their easy forming properties and their availability at cheaper price than other materials.

As of 2012, Asia-Pacific leads consumption by capturing 50.5% of market followed by Europe (28%), North America (11.3%), and rest of the world (10.1%). Major suppliers/producers include Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Bayer MaterialScience (Germany), Momentive Performance Materials (U.S.), Akzonobel (Netherlands), and Evonik (Germany). The leading consumers include major automobile manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp., Hyundai Motor Company, Mitsubishi Motors Corp., General Motors, Honda Motor Co. Ltd, and Peugeot SA.

The main drivers of automotive plastics utilization are their potential for mass reduction of automobile and fuel consumption reduction potential by reducing the weight of the vehicle. The factors restraining the growth of market are high material cost and huge investment in material research activities by companies. The opportunities are cited in the development of new materials such as reinforced composites and PMMA.

The global passenger car production is dominated by Asia-Pacific region followed by Europe, North America, and rest of the world. The major players in Asia-Pacific region are Toyota (Japan), Hyundai (South Korea), and Honda (Japan). In Europe the major players are Volkswagen (Germany), Peugeot SA (France), Fiat SPA (Italy), and BMW (Germany). In North America major players are General Motors (U.S.) and Ford (U.S.). Since the slowdown in market during 2008 to 2010, the passenger car market is now on the path of recovery. However, due to prolonged effect of debt crisis in the European region, the European automotive industry is expected to grow at a sluggish rate. The global passenger car production is expected to grow from 63.1 million units in 2012 to 94.4 million units by 2018 at an estimated CAGR of 6.9% from 2013 to 2018. Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at higher CAGR of 8.6% due to growing demand in the region. Increase in disposable income of individuals is among the major reason for same.

The global consumption is anticipated to grow from 7.1 million tons in 2012 to 11.3 million tons by 2018 at an expected CAGR of 8.0% from 2013 to 2018. The high growth rate of the industry is attributable to increasing passenger car production and initiatives by automobile manufacturers towards light-weighting of cars.

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction  (Page No. - 18)
  1.1 Key Take-Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Markets Covered
  1.4 Stakeholders
  1.5 Research Methodology
      1.5.1 Market Size
      1.5.2 Sources Of Key Data Points
      1.5.3 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary  (Page No. - 23)

3 Premium Insights  (Page No. - 25)
  3.1 Interior Application Leading The Market
      3.1.1 Asia-Pacific To Continue Driving The Automotive Plastic Market
      3.1.2 China – The Largest Automotive Plastic Market
      3.1.3 Asia-Pacific: Best Market To Invest
      3.1.4 Strategic Analysis-Major Players

4 Market Overview  (Page No. - 31)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Market Definition
  4.3 Value Chain Analysis
      4.3.1 Plastic Raw Material
      4.3.2 Plastic Component Manufacturers
      4.3.3 Distribution Network
      4.3.4 Plastic Application Industry
      4.3.5 Plastic Recycling
  4.4 Market Dynamics
      4.4.1 Drivers
            4.4.1.1 Automotive And Reinforced Plastics Provide Maximum Mass Reduction Potential
            4.4.1.2 Advanced Automotive Materials Offer Significant Emissions Reduction
            4.4.1.3 Automotive Plastics Improve Vehicle Design And Aesthetics
      4.4.2 Restraints
            4.4.2.1 Capital Cost And Infrastructure
            4.4.2.2 Material Cost
      4.4.3 Opportunity
            4.4.3.1 Automotive Applications Of Composites & PMMA Plastics Are Increasing
  4.5 Burning Issue
      4.5.1 Development Of Lightweight & Environment Friendly Automotive Plastic
  4.6 Winning Imperatives
      4.6.1 Manufacturing Process & Material Research
      4.6.2 Engineering Design & Development
      4.6.3 Tooling & Part Fabrication
  4.7 Raw Material Analysis
  4.8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      4.8.1 Threat Of New Entrants
      4.8.2 Suppliers’ Power
      4.8.3 Threat Of Substitutes
      4.8.4 Buyers’ Power
      4.8.5 Degree Of Competition
  4.9 Global Passenger Car Market
      4.9.1 Asia-Pacific
      4.9.2 Europe
      4.9.3 North America
      4.9.4 Row
  4.10 Automotive Weight Reduction Strategies
       4.10.1 Vehicle Size Reduction
       4.10.2 Vehicle Redesign
       4.10.3 Material Selection
  4.11 Material Design Strategies
       4.11.1 Steel Intensive Design
       4.11.2 Aluminum Intensive Design
       4.11.3 Multi-Material Design
       4.11.4 Carbon Fiber Design
  4.12 Automotive Lightweight Materials Overview
  4.13 Major Players
  4.14 Patent Analysis

5 Automotive Materials Market, By Products  (Page No. - 74)
  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 Automotive Materials Product Types
      5.2.1 Polypropylene
      5.2.2 Polyurethanes
      5.2.3 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
      5.2.4 Polycarbonates
      5.2.5 Composites
      5.2.6 High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
      5.2.7 Poly Methyl-Methacrylate (PMMA)

6 Automotive Materials Market, By Geography  (Page No. - 94)
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 Asia-Pacific
      6.2.1 China
      6.2.2 Japan
      6.2.3 South Korea
      6.2.4 India
  6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Germany
      6.3.2 France
      6.3.3 Spain
      6.3.4 U.K.
  6.4 North America
      6.4.1 U.S.
      6.4.2 Mexico
      6.4.3 Canada
  6.5 Rest Of The World
      6.5.1 Brazil
      6.5.2 Russia
      6.5.3 Argentina

7 Competitive Landscape  (Page No. - 148)
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 Expansion: The Most Preferred Strategy
  7.3 Agreements & Contracts
  7.4 New Product Launch
  7.5 Acquisitions
  7.6 Other Developments

8 Company Profile (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)*  (Page No. - 198)
  8.1 Akzonobel N.V.
  8.2 BASF SE
  8.3 Bayer Materialscience AG
  8.4 Borealis AG
  8.5 Evonik Industries
  8.6 Grupo Antolin-Irausa S.A.
  8.7 Hanwha Azdel Inc.
  8.8 Johnson Controls Inc.
  8.9 Lear Corporation
  8.10 Magna International Incorporated
  8.11 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
  8.12 Owens Corning
  8.13 Quadrant AG
  8.14 Royale DSM N.V.
  8.15 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  8.16 Teijin Limited
  8.17 The Dow Chemical Company
  8.18 Zoltek Company Inc.

*Details On Financials Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.


Appendix  (Page No. - 300)
U.S. Patents
Europe Patents
Japan Patents
 
 
List Of Tables  (96 Tables)
 
Table 1 Raw Material & Its Applications
Table 2 Potential Carbon Emission Reduction, By Technology (%)
Table 3 Automotive Plastics: Organic Growth Strategies,By Major Players
Table 4 Top 20 Passenger Car Manufacturers, 2011
Table 5 Passenger Car: Market Production, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (Thousand Units)
Table 6 Asia-Pacific: Passenger Car Market Production,By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Units)
Table 7 Europe: Passenger Car Market Production, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Units)
Table 8 North America: Passenger Car Market Production,By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Units)
Table 9 Row: Passenger Car Market Production, By Countries,2011 – 2108 (Thousand Units)
Table 10 Mass Reduction Potential Of Vehicle Material Design Strategies
Table 11 Mass Reduction Potential Of Vehicle, By Materials Used
Table 12 Comparison Of Lightweight Automotive Materials
Table 13 Major Suppliers, By Overall Market Revenue, 2012 ($Million)
Table 14 Number Of Patents Published, By Countries/Regions,2007 – 2013
Table 15 Published Patents: Market Share, By Companies, 2007 – 2013
Table 16 Automotive Plastics: Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 17 Automotive Plastics: Market Revenue, By Product Types,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 18 Automotive Polypropylene: Market Consumption,By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 19 Automotive Polypropylene: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 20 Automotive Polyurethane Consumption: Market Volume,By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 21 Automotive Polyurethane: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 22 Automotive Abs: Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 23 Automotive Abs Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 24 Automotive Polycarbonates: Market Consumption,By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 25 Automotive Polycarbonates: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 26 Automotive Composites: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 27 Automotive Composites Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 28 Automotive HDPE: Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 29 Automotive HDPE Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 30 Automotive PMMA: Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 31 Automotive PMMA Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Automotive Plastics: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 33 Automotive Plastics: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 34 Average Weight Of Passenger Cars, By Countries, 2012 (Kg)
Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons) Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Automotive Plastics Market Revenue,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 37 Asia-Pacific: Market Consumption,By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 38 Asia-Pacific: Market Revenue,By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 39 China: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 40 China: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 41 Japan: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 42 South Korea: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 43 South Korea: Market Revenue,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 44 India: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 45 India: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 46 Europe: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 47 Europe: Market Revenue,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Europe: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 49 Europe: Market Revenue, By Country, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Germany: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 51 Germany: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 52 France: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 53 France: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 54 Spain: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 55 Spain: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2108 ($Million)
Table 56 U.K: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 57 U.K: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 58 North America: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 59 North America: Automotive Plastics Market Revenue,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 60 North America: Market Consumption,By Country, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 61 North America: Market Revenue,By Country, 2011 - 2018 ($Million)
Table 62 U.S: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 63 U.S: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 64 Mexico: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 65 Mexico: Automotive Plastics Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 66 Canada: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 67 Canada: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 68 Row: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 69 Row: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 70 Row: Market Consumption, By Country, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 71 Row: Market Revenue, By Country,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 72 Brazil: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 73 Brazil: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 74 Russia: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 75 Russia: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 76 Argentina: Automotive Plastics Market Consumption,By Product Types, 2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Table 77 Argentina: Market Revenue, By Product Types, 2011 – 218 ($Million)
Table 78 Expansion, 2009 – 2013
Table 79 Agreements & Contracts, 2009 – 2013
Table 80 New Product Launch, 2009 – 2013
Table 81 Acquisitions, 2010 – 2012
Table 82 Others Developments, 2008 – 2013
Table 83 Akzonobel N.V: Annual Revenue, By Performance Coatings Sub-Segments, 2011 - 2012 ($Million)
Table 84 Bayer Materialscience: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 85 Borealis: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 86 Evonik Industries: External Sales, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 87 Grupo Antolin-Irausa: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2010 – 2011 ($Million)
Table 88 Johnson Controls: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 89 Lear Corporation: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 90 Magna International: Annual Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 91 Momentive Performance Materials: Annual Revenue,By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 92 Owens Corning: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 93 Royale DSM: Annual Revenue, By Performance Material Segment, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 94 SABIC: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2010 – 2011 ($Million)
Table 95 The Dow Chemical Company: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 96 Zoltek Company: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
 
 
List Of Figures  (22 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Automotive Plastics Consumption: By Types, Applications & Geography, 2012
Figure 2 Market Share, By Applications, 2018
Figure 3 Market Revenue Trends,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 4 Market Consumption, By Geography & Countries, 2013 (‘000 Mt)
Figure 5 Market Matrix: Automotive Plastics Market Size,By Geography
Figure 6 Developments, By Major Players, 2010 – 2013
Figure 7 Automotive Plastics: Market Revenue, 2013 Vs 2018 ($Million)
Figure 8 Market Segmentation
Figure 9 Automotive Plastics Value Chain
Figure 10 Mass Reduction Potential, By Materials
Figure 11 Value Chain
Figure 12 Porter’s Five Forces Model
Figure 13 Automotive Weight Reduction Techniques
Figure 14 Materials Used In Automobiles, By Weight (%)
Figure 15 Material Vehicle Design Strategies
Figure 16 Published Patents: Market Share, By Countries/Regions,2007 – 2013
Figure 17 Automotive Plastics: Market Consumption,2011 – 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Figure 18 Automotive Plastics: Market Consumption Share, By Types, 2012 Vs 2018 (Thousand Tons)
Figure 19 Passenger Car: Market Production Share, By Geography,2013 Vs 2018
Figure 20 Automotive Plastics: Market Consumption Share,By Geography, 2013 Vs 2018
Figure 21 Average Plastics To Total Car Weight Ratio, By Geography, 2012
Figure 22 Global Automotive Plastic: Market, By Growth Strategies, 2008 – 2013

The global market is on the growth trajectory since last two years. This growth in the market is largely fueled by their potential for reduction of automobile and fuel consumption reduction potential by reducing the weight of the vehicle. The factors restraining the market are high material cost and huge investment in material research activities by companies. The opportunities are cited in new materials such as reinforced composites and PMMA. As of year 2012, Asia-Pacific leads consumption volume by 50.5%, followed by Europe (28%), North America (11.3%), and rest of the world (10.1%). Major suppliers/producers include Dow Chemical Company, Bayer MaterialScience, Momentive Performance Materials, Akzonobel, and Evonik. The leading consumers of automotive plastics include major automobile manufacturers such as Toyota, Hyundai Motor Company, Mitsubishi, General Motors, Honda, and Peugeot SA.

Main automotive plastics covered in the report are polypropylene, polycarbonate, polyurethanes, polymethyl methacrylate, composites, and high density polyethylene. Among all the automotive plastics, polypropylene leads consumption by 37% followed by polyurethanes (17.3%), ABS (12.3%), composites (11.5%), HDPE (10.8%), polycarbonates (6.8%), and PMMA (4.4%) due to their easy forming properties and their availability at cheaper price than other materials. The global revenue is expected to grow from $21,617 million in 2012 to $46,112 million by 2018 at an estimated CAGR of 13.4% from 2013 to 2018.

Global Automotive Plastics Overview (2012)

Automotive Plastics Market For Passenger Cars

Source: Plastics News, ICIS Articles, Rapra Technologies, Company Annual Reports, Automobile Associations, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The automotive plastics are widely used in interior, exterior, and under bonnet components of passenger car. The easy moldability and improved physical and chemical properties at reduced weight than conventional materials such as steel and magnesium. The competitive parameters or winning imperatives in the industry are manufacturing process and material research, engineering design and development, and part fabrication capabilities of automotive component or automobile manufacturers.

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