This latest just-auto report edition offers a global review of the OE material trends sector, its suppliers, top markets, technologies and market forecasts.

This global market study offers:

- Automotive OE material trends market size estimates
- Latest technologies and trends
- Market share data tables
- Exclusive interviews with major companies
- Profiles of the major players including their strategies and prospects
- Market size forecasts



You can use this report to:

- Understand the scope and scale of the major markets
- Get an overview of the global automotive material trends sector
- Identify opportunities and threats
- Prepare demand and supply forecasts
- Review the latest technological drivers
- Know the key trends within the sector and what's driving them
- Get up to speed with latest company activities and prospects
- Hear direct from major companies on strategies and plans
- Carry out competitive analysis

Table Of Contents

- Introduction
- Definitions
- PESTER analysis
- Companies
- 3M
- Accuride Corporation
- Aichi Steel
- Alcoa, Inc
- Aleris
- Asahi Kasei Plastics
- Autoneum
- BASF SE
- Bayer MaterialScience
- Benteler
- Biomer
- Bodine Aluminum
- CIE Automotive SA
- Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc
- Dow Automotive Systems
- DuPont (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company)
- Evonik
- Faurecia
- Freudenberg and Co. KG
- Gestamp Automocion
- Henkel
- Key Plastics
- Kobe Steel
- JFE Steel Corporation
- LG Chem
- Honeywell
- Lanxess
- Saint-Gobain
- Toyo Tire and Rubber
- Magna International Inc.
- Merger and acquisition activity
- Infrastructure
- Martinrea International Inc.
- Minda Corporation
- NanoSteel Company
- Novelis
- Oerlikon Balzers
- PPG Industries
- Products
- Merger and acquisition activity
- Infrastructure
- PT Astra Otoparts
- Samvardhana Motherson Group
- Showa Denko
- Solvay
- Stadco
- Sumitomo Corporation
- Tata Steel
- Tenedora Nemak
- ThyssenKrupp AG
- Toray Industries
- Toyoda Gosei
- Trelleborg AB
- Woodbridge Group
- ZF
- Materials
- Aluminium
- Overview
- Applications
- Introduction
- Constellium’s aluminium crash management system
- Audi Space Frame
- Novelis supplying aluminium sheet to General Motors
- Heat shield from Federal-Mogul
- JLR's increasing use of aluminium
- 2013 Tesla Model S
- Alcoa's MagnaForce
- Aluminium sheet from Kobe Steel
- Cadillac ATS
- Engine cooling
- Ford F-150 pickup
- GM's aluminium welding technology
- Honda's steel-aluminium jointing solution
- Carbon fibre
- Overview
- Applications
- Armoured vehicles
- BMW using carbon fibre in its i3 electric vehicle
- Bentley's Continental Supersports model
- Carbon ceramic disc brakes
- Body panels
- Carbon fibre reinforced plastics
- Seating
- Carbon fibre roof for Ferrari Superamerica 45
- Daimler invests in carbon fibre
- Ford invests in carbon fibre
- GM invests in carbon fibre
- JCI's solution
- Coatings
- Overview
- Colour trends
- DuPont's research
- PPG's research
- Other
- Magnesium
- Overview
- Applications
- Seating
- Organic materials
- Overview
- Applications
- Acoustical foam
- Doors
- Engine parts
- Floor mats
- Instrument panels
- Interiors
- Seating
- Tyres
- BMW's photovoltaic (PV) solar cells
- Ecological plastic in the Prius
- Mercedes-Benz uses coconut matting, crushed olive stones and even sawdust
- Ford's approach to using alternative materials
- Plastics and composites
- Overview
- Applications
- Airbags
- Bioplastic for vehicle interior parts
- Brake pedal
- Bumper market
- Charge air ducts
- Composite material door panels
- Composite plastic tailgate
- Door panels
- Environmentally friendly (‘green’) products
- ESP applications
- Fuel system applications
- General Motors' 'smart materials' developments
- Glass fibre compounds
- Glazing
- IAC develops blow foaming process for air ducts
- Spoiler
- Wheels
- Interior applications
- Ford and Coca-Cola develop vehicle interior fabric
- Resins
- Roof systems
- Sealing applications
- Material from Trelleborg
- Windshield sealing system for the Opel Astra GTC
- Seat belts
- Seats
- Suspension system
- Transmission crossbeam
- Technology developments
- Steel
- Overview
- Applications
- Bumpers
- Fuel tanks
- Seats
- Wheels
- Other materials
- Alternative material to nylon 12 resin
- BASF's sound absorbent resin
- Recycling
- Batteries
- Bumpers
- Glazing
- Interiors
- Tyres
- Continental's tyre recycling process
- Ford makes gaskets and seals from recycled tyres
- Michelin's TREC project
- Motor oil
- Plastics
- Steel
- Waste packaging
- Archive
- Front-end modules
- Interior films from 3M
- Nissan’s SpecV version of its GT-R ‘halo car’
- PSA Peugeot Citroen looks for aluminium partners
- Emerging markets
- India
- Forecasts
- Steel
- Iron
- Aluminium
- Plastics
- Glass
- Other materials

List of tables

- Alternative materials: potential weight saving versus cost
- Examples of alternative materials to steel
- Evaluation of a clutch pedal
- Cost of CO2 saving
- Steel as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028
- Iron as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028
- Aluminium as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028
- Plastics as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028
- Glass as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028
- Other materials as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2007-2028

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