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The global sheet molding compound market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2014-2019. The major driver of the sheet molding compound market is the increasing focus on lightweight materials in the automotive industry to achieve fuel efficiency. The demand for sheet molding compound is driven by the growth in end user applications, such as transportation, electrical & electronics, and construction industry. Asia Pacific is the largest consumer of the global sheet molding compound market, driven by growth in end user industries in China and India.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the global sheet molding compound market by various segments and regions, and has come up with a comprehensive research report “Growth Opportunities for the Global Sheet Molding Compound Market 2014-2019: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis.” This report provides an analysis of the sheet molding compound market including analysis of market trends, competitive landscapes, company profiles, emerging trends, and key drivers of industry growth. The study also includes the global sheet molding compound market forecasts through 2019, segmented by regions and markets as follows:

The global sheet molding compound market segmented by regions:
- North America
- Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of World

The global sheet molding compound market segmented by application markets:
- Transportation
- E&E
- Construction
- Others

On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that the global sheet molding compound market is expected to depict a moderate growth during 2014-2019. The transportation industry is expected to remain the largest segment in terms of both value and volume during the forecast period. The major driving force behind the growth of the market is the increasing penetration of SMC materials in the automotive industry to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle in order to achieve better fuel efficiency. IDI Composites International, Premix, Menzolit, Magna, Polynt, and Continental Structural Plastics are some of the major producers of sheet molding compound materials for various applications.

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Features of This Report:

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Some of the features of “Growth Opportunities for the Global Sheet Molding Compound Market 2014-2019: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis” include:
- Market size estimates: Global sheet molding compound market size estimation in terms of volume (Mil lbs) and value ($ Mil) shipment.
- Trend and forecast analysis: Global sheet molding compound market trend (2008-2013) and forecast (2014-2019) by regions and by segments.
- Segmentation analysis: Global sheet molding compound market size by various application segments such as marine, wind energy, aerospace, construction, consumer goods, transportation and others both in terms of volume and value shipment.
- Regional analysis: Global sheet molding compound market breakdown by key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World.
- Growth opportunities: Analysis on growth opportunities in different applications and regions.
- Strategic analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, competitive landscape, and expansion strategies of global sheet molding compound suppliers.
- Emerging applications: Emerging applications of global sheet molding compound in various markets.
- Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

Table Of Contents

Growth Opportunities for Global Sheet Molding Compounds Market 2014-2019: Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis September 2014
1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Background and Classifications
2.1: Introduction
2.2: Market classification
2.3: Market served
2.4: Supply chain
3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
3.1: Market analysis 2013
3.1.1: Global SMC market by end use applications in terms of value and volume
3.1.2: Global SMC market by region in terms of value and volume
3.2: Market trend 2008-2013
3.2.1 Macroeconomic trends
3.2.2 Global SMC market trend by value and volume
3.2.3 Regional SMC market by value and volume
3.2.4 Industry drivers and challenges
3.3 Market forecast 2014-2019
3.3.1 Macroeconomic forecast
3.3.2 Global SMC market forecast by value and volume
3.3.3 Regional SMC market by value and volume
4. Competitor Analysis
4.1: Product portfolio analysis
4.2: Market share analysis
4.3: Geographical reach
4.4: Operational integration
4.5: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5. Growth Opportunity and Strategic Analysis
5.1 Growth opportunities analysis
5.1.1 Growth opportunities for the global SMC market by region
5.1.2 Growth opportunities for the global SMC market by end use application
5.2 Emerging trends for the global SMC market
5.3 Strategic analysis
5.3.1 New product development by competitors
5.3.2 Expansion strategy
5.4 Mergers and acquisitions in the global SMC market
6. Company Profiles of Leading Players

List of Figures

Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Figure 2.1: Sheet molding compounds
Figure 2.2: Tensile strength (MPa) of steel, BMC, SMC, aluminum, magnesium, and polyamide
Figure 2.3: Young's modulus (GPa) of steel, BMC, SMC, aluminum, magnesium, and polyamide
Figure 2.4: Density (g/cm3) of steel, BMC, SMC, aluminum, magnesium, and polyamide
Figure 2.5: Comparison of SMC with substitute materials
Figure 2.6: Manufacturing process of SMC material
Figure 2.7: Classification of the global SMC market
Figure 2.8: Application of SMC in different industries
Figure 2.9: Application areas of SMC in transportation industry
Figure 2.10: SMC application in EandE industry
Figure 2.11: SMC application in construction industry
Figure 2.12: SMC application in other industry
Figure 2.13: Supply chain of SMC market
Chapter 3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
Figure 3.1: Global SMC market distribution ($M) by application in 2013
Figure 3.2: Global SMC market ($M) by application in 2013
Figure 3.3: Global SMC market distribution (M lbs) by application in 2013
Figure 3.4: Global SMC market distribution (M lbs) by application in 2013
Figure 3.5: Global SMC market distribution ($M) by region in 2013
Figure 3.6: Global SMC market ($M) by region in 2013
Figure 3.7: Global SMC market distribution (M lbs) by region in 2013
Figure 3.8: Global SMC market (M lbs) by region in 2013
Figure 3.9: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 3.10: Regional GDP growth rate trend at constant price
Figure 3.11: Global automotive production 2008-2013
Figure 3.12: Regional automotive production units ($M) trend 2008-2013
Figure 3.13: New housing start trend in the US 2008-2013
Figure 3.14: Consumer spending in the US during 1996-2013
Figure 3.15: Quarterly consumer sentiment in the US during 2005-2012 (source: University of Michigan)
Figure 3.16: Global SMC market trend 2008-2013
Figure 3.16: Global SMC market trend ($M) by application during 2008-2013
Figure 3.17: Global SMC market trend (M lbs) by volume during 2008-2013
Figure 3.18: SMC market trend in North America during 2008-2013
Figure 3.19: SMC market trend in Europe during 2008-2013
Figure 3.20: SMC market trend in APAC during 2008-2013
Figure 3.21: SMC Market Trend in ROW during 2008-2013
Figure 3.22: Drivers and challenges of the global SMC market
Figure 3.23: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 3.24: Regional GDP growth rate forecast at constant price
Figure 3.25: Global automotive production units forecast (M) during 2014-2019
Figure 3.26: Regional automotive production units forecast during 2014-2019
Figure 3.27: Global SMC market forecast during 2014-2019
Figure 3.28: Global SMC market forecast ($M) by value during 2014-2019
Figure 3.29: Global SMC market forecast (M lbs) by volume during 2014-2019
Figure 3.30: SMC market forecast in North America 2014-2019
Figure 3.31: SMC market forecast in Europe during 2014-2019
Figure 3.32: SMC market forecast in APAC 2014-2019
Figure 3.33: SMC market forecast in ROW 2014-2019
Chapter 4. Competitor Analysis
Figure 4.1: Market share analysis of SMC manufacturers in 2013
Figure 4.2: Major global SMC manufacturers
Figure 4.3: Porter's Five Forces Analysis for the global SMC market
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunity and Strategic Analysis
Figure 5.1: Growth opportunities for the global SMC market by region
Figure 5.2: Growth opportunities for the global SMC market by end use application
Figure 5.3: Emerging trends in the global SMC market

List of Tables

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Global SMC market parameters and attributes
Chapter 2. Industry Background and Classifications
Table 2.1: Features of SMC material
Table 2.2: Comparative properties of SMC and BMC
Table 2.3: Application areas of SMC in the transportation industry
Table 2.4: Application areas of SMC in the EandE industry
Table 2.5: Application areas of SMC in the construction industry
Table 2.6: Application areas of SMC in the others industry
Chapter 3. Market Trend and Forecast Analysis
Table 3.1: Market trends (2008-2013) for the global SMC consumption
Table 3.2: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for the global SMC consumption in terms of $M
Table 3.3: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates of the global SMC market in various segments in terms of value and volume
Table 3.4: Market size and annual growth rates of the global SMC market during last five years (2008-2013) in various segments in terms of value and volume
Table 3.5: SMC Market Trend (2008-2013) in North America
Table 3.6: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in North America in terms of $M
Table 3.7: SMC market trend (2008-2013) in Europe
Table 3.8: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in Europe in terms of $M
Table 3.9: SMC market trend (2008-2013) in APAC
Table 3.10: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC consumption in APAC market in terms of $m
Table 3.11: SMC market trend (2008-2013) in ROW
Table 3.12: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC consumption in ROW in terms of $M
Table 3.13: Comparison between BMC and SMC
Table 3.14: Global SMC market forecast (2014-2019)
Table 3.15: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for the global SMC market in terms of $M
Table 3.16: Market size and 2013-2014 growth rates of the global SMC market in various segments in terms of value and volume
Table 3.17: Market size and annual growth rates of the global SMC market during next five years (2014-2019) in various segments in terms of value and volume
Table 3.18: Forecast (2014-2019) for SMC market in North America
Table 3.19: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in North America in terms of $M
Table 3.20: Forecast (2014-2019) for SMC market in Europe
Table 3.21: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in Europe in terms of $M
Table 3.22: Forecast (2014-2019) for SMC market in APAC
Table 3.23: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in APAC in terms of $M
Table 3.24: Forecast (2014-2019) for SMC market in ROW
Table 3.25: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years for SMC market in ROW in terms of $M
Chapter 4. Competitor Analysis
Table 4.1: Product mapping of SMC manufacturers
Table 4.2: Product mapping of SMC suppliers based on market served
Table 4.3: Market share of SMC manufacturers in 2013
Table 4.4: Presence of SMC manufacturers across the value chain
Chapter 5. Growth Opportunity and Strategic Analysis
Table 5.1: New product launches in the global SMC market
Table 5.2: Expansion by SMC manufacturers

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