Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Plastics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" report to their offering.
This report analyzes the automotive plastics market from a global perspective and endeavors to portray a detailed and comprehensive collection of data and its analysis on the basis of various market parameters. The report also strives to compile together a macro-view of the complete demand and supply characteristics of automotive plastics by providing historical data from 2009 and a forecast of market segmentation until 2018 along with detailed analyses of revenues and volumes.
Plastics find major applications in electrical components and interior and exterior furnishings of automobiles. The majority of the application market for automotive plastics is under the purview of these two application segments accounting for almost 70% of the total consumption. Plastics are also used in other parts in automobiles such as power trains, under the hood and chassis. The market for these applications is expected to show growth over the forecast period.
Polypropylene (PP) has been the most widely used plastic in automobiles in recent years and is expected to hold sway for the entirety of the forecast period till 2018. Polyurethane (PU), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyethylene (PE) are the other major plastic materials that have been in great demand in automobile manufacturing. Polycarbonate (PC), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyamides (PA) such as nylons and other plastics including polyoxymethylene (POM) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are also in great demand in various automotive applications.
Biodegradable plastics are a more environment friendly option to plastics sourced from crude oil and derivatives. After a certain time period these plastics begin their degradation process and are easy to dispose without causing adverse effects on the environment. Starch based and polylactic acid (PLA) based biodegradable plastics have been the most common materials used in the automotive industry. Newer biodegradable plastics such as PHA, PCL and PBS are being used in small quantities for automotive applications. Biodegradable plastics have been analyzed separately as a potential opportunity, the estimates for these plastics have not been included in the overall market estimate and have been provided separately.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
3.6 Raw Material & Pricing Analysis
3.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.8 Automotive Plastics - Market Attractiveness Analysis
3.9 Automotive Plastics - Company Market Share
4 Automotive Plastics Market By Product Type
5 Automotive Plastics Market By Application
6 Biodegradable plastics in automotives
7 Automotive Plastics Market By Geography
7.1 Automotive plastics market, by geography: Overview
7.2 North America
7.4 Asia Pacific
7.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
8 Company Profiles
- AkzoNobel N.V.
- Ascend Performance Materials
- BASF SE
- DIC Corporation
- Delphi Automotive PLC
- Equistar Chemicals LP
- Evonik Industries
- Johnson Control Inc
- Magna International Inc
- Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
- Solvay Plastics
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