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The Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Insights and Trends : Vehicle Lightweighting with Plastics and Composites Benefits Regulatory Compliance, Fuel Efficiency, and Cost Savings

This market insight is based on the premise that lightweighting through the use of plastics and composites in automotive vehicles will help meet global standards, improve fuel use, and, ultimately, cut costs. Discussions cover the impact of Mega Trends; industry challenges; market drivers, restraints, and trends; the value chain; and industry competition. Separate chapters explore the automotive plastics market (by resin types, thermosets, thermoplastics, and high performance polymers) and the automotive composites market (thermosets, thermoplastics). Volume and revenue forecasts span 2015 (base year) through 2022. Finally, insights are provided on opportunities for resins, plastics, and composites suppliers within the automotive industry.

Key Research Findings

Under-the-hood (UTH) will be the most dynamic application segment that offers immense metal replacement opportunities for plastic compounds. High performance and specialty polymers will increasingly find growth opportunities in this segment.

Partnership agreements involving compound manufacturers, component manufacturers, and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will become more prevalent for specific application segments

Fragmentation in segments such as blends, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and polypropylene (PP) will take place, with smaller independent compounders gaining significant market share.

The composites industry is here to stay due to the diversity and multitude of more than applications, with aerospace as the leading adopter of innovations and automotive as the biggest user in terms of volume.

Replacing steel and aluminum panels (e.g., roof, door, hood, trunk lid) is the immediate choice for carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) applications in cars. Chassis and powertrain (cool side parts) are expected to follow as the next big applications.

Optimized and new manufacturing methods will assist in the growth of composites. Transition to advanced fabrication techniques as well as techniques which enable faster production of CFRP/ GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic) parts will enable their mass market uptake.

Table Of Contents

The Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Insights and Trends 
Executive Summary
1. Key Research Findings
2. CEO's 360 Degree Perspective

2 AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTWEIGHTING MARKET

Automotive Lightweighting Market
1. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Mega Trends
2. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Mega Trends
3. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Mega Trends
4. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Legislations Supporting Weight Reduction
5. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Legislations Supporting Weight Reduction
6. Automotive Lightweighting Market—The Vehicle Weight Paradox
7. Automotive Lightweighting Market—The Vehicle Weight Paradox
8. Automotive Lightweighting Market—CO2 Emission Reduction Goals Driving Market
9. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Industry Response
10. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Industry Response
11. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Industry Response
12. Automotive Lightweighting Market—US Vehicle Weight Band
13. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Growth of Plastics
14. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Material Development
15. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Material Development
16. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Material Development
17. Automotive Lightweighting Market—Material Development

3 AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES MARKET—INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND MARKET FACTORS

Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges and Market Factors
1. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges
2. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges Explained
3. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges Explained
4. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges Explained
5. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Industry Challenges Explained
6. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers
7. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers Explained
8. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers Explained
9. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers Explained
10. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers Explained
11. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Drivers Explained
12. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints
13. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints Explained
14. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints Explained
15. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints Explained
16. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints Explained
17. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Restraints Explained

4 AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES MARKET—VALUE CHAIN AND COMPETITION

Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Value Chain and Competition
1. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Value Chain Analysis
2. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Value Chain Analysis
3. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Distribution Channels
4. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Competitive Analysis
5. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Competitive Structure
6. Automotive Materials Market—Position of Metals
7. Automotive Materials Market—Position of Metals

5 AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS MARKET

Automotive Plastics Market
1. Automotive Plastics Market—Market Engineering Measurements: Global
2. Automotive Plastics Market—Market Engineering Measurements: North America
3. Automotive Plastics Market—Market Engineering Measurements
4. Automotive Plastics Market—Volume Shares by Type
5. Automotive Plastics Market—Revenue Shares by Type
6. Automotive Plastics Market—Revenue Shares by Type
7. Automotive Plastics Market—Segment Life Cycle
8. Automotive Plastics Market—Segment Life Cycle
9. Automotive Plastics Market—Material Characteristics
10. Automotive Plastics Market—Material Characteristics
11. Automotive Plastics Market—New Material Development
12. Automotive Plastics Market—Average Content per Vehicle
13. Automotive Plastics Market—Average Content per Vehicle
14. Automotive Plastics Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast
15. Automotive Plastics Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast
16. Automotive Plastics Market—Market Mapping
17. Automotive Plastics Market—Volume and Revenue Shares by Type
18. Automotive Plastics Market—PP Major Applications
19. Automotive Plastics Market—PP Major Applications Discussion
20. Automotive Plastics Market—PP Major Applications Discussion
21. Automotive Plastics Market—PA Major Applications
22. Automotive Plastics Market—PA Major Applications Discussion
23. Automotive Plastics Market—PA Major Applications Discussion
24. Automotive Plastics Market—PU Major Applications
25. Automotive Plastics Market—PU Major Applications Discussion
26. Automotive Plastics Market—PU Major Applications Discussion
27. Automotive Plastics Market—ABS Major Applications
28. Automotive Plastics Market—ABS Major Applications Discussion
29. Automotive Plastics Market—ABS Major Applications Discussion
30. Automotive Plastics Market—TS Composites Major Applications
31. Automotive Plastics Market—TS Composites Major Applications Discussion
32. Automotive Plastics Market—TS Composites Major Applications Discussion
33. Automotive Plastics Market—HPP Major Applications
34. Automotive Plastics Market—HPP Major Applications
35. Automotive Plastics Market—HPP Major Applications
36. Automotive Plastics Market—HPP Major Applications Discussion
37. Automotive Plastics Market—HPP Major Applications Discussion

6 AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES MARKET

Automotive Composites Market
1. Automotive Composites Market—Overview
2. Automotive Composites Market—Material Benefits
3. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Manufacturing
4. Automotive Composites Market—CF Price Decline
5. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Thermosets
6. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Thermosets
7. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Thermosets
8. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Thermoplastics
9. Automotive Composites Market—Role of Thermoplastics
10. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Market Engineering Measurements: Global
11. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Market Engineering Measurements: North America
12. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Market Engineering Measurements
13. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Applications
14. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Applications
15. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Applications
16. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Applications
17. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Applications
18. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume Forecast, Vehicles with CFRP
19. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume Forecast, Vehicles with CFRP
20. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast: Global
21. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast: Global
22. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast: North America
23. Automotive CFRP Composites Market—Volume and Revenue Forecast: North America

7 AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES MARKET—OPPORTUNITIES

Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Opportunities
1. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market
2. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market
3. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market
4. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Plastic Usage
5. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Opportunities Discussion
6. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Materials by Vehicle Section
7. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Metals and Non-Metals
8. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Market Pull and Unmet Needs
9. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Performance Criteria in Exterior Applications
10. Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Performance Criteria in Exterior Applications
11. Legal Disclaimer

8 APPENDIX

Appendix
1. Acronyms

9 THE FROST and SULLIVAN STORY

The Frost and Sullivan Story
1. The Frost and Sullivan Story
2. Value Proposition—Future of Your Company and Career
3. Global Perspective
4. Industry Convergence
5. 360º Research Perspective
6. Implementation Excellence
7. Our Blue Ocean Strategy

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