This study covers the state of the global light metals (advanced high strength steels, aluminium and magnesium) and polymers used in weight reduction of automobiles, examining drivers and restraints for growth, pricing, distribution, legislation, demand and geographical trends. Following these, the market growth for regional and market segments are forecasted. In addition, an in-depth analysis of the substitution trends is performed with respect to body-in-white, exterior, interior and under-the-hood applications. The base year is 2010 with forecasts running through 2017. The market is further divided into four subsegments including automotive metals, engineered thermoplastics, thermosetting composites and high-performance polymers.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 18
Scope of the Study and List of Acronyms 29
Research Objectives 30
Glossary 31
Research Scope 32
Geographic Scope 33
List of Acronyms 34
OEMs' Weight Reduction Strategies 35
Introduction 36
Top Strategic Fact Sheet 37
Methods of Weight Reduction 38
Vehicle Weight Reduction Potential 39
Key Weight Reduction Techniques 40
Vehicle Weight Band -Europe 41
Vehicle Weight Band -The United States 42
Key Weight Reduction Techniques versus Cost Difference 43
Industry Challenges 44
Impact of Industry Challenges 45
Industry Challenges Explained 46
Market Drivers and Restraints 47
Market Drivers 48
Impact of Market Drivers 49
Market Drivers Explained 50
Market Restraints 51
Impact of Market Restraints 52
Market Restraints Explained 53
Legislation 54
Industry Overview 59
Mega Trends in Automotive Industry 60
Objectives of Light weighting 61
Decision Making Structure for Weight Reduction 62
Region-wise Industry Response to Weight Reduction 63
Opportunities for Chemicals and Materials in Key Automotive Applications 64
Materials breakdown based on Volumes 66
Materials breakdown based on Revenues 67
Automotive Light Metals Market 68
Market Overview 69
Market Engineering Measurements 70
Revenue Forecast 71
Market Forecasts 72
Market Mapping 73
Advanced High-strength Steels (AHSS) Market 74
The Next Generation Steel 75
Key AHSS Types used in Automotive Applications 76
Manufacturing Methods of AHSS 77
Major Applications 79
Volume Forecast 80
Revenue Forecast 82
Geographical Analysis 83
Value Chain Analysis 84
Competitive Structure 85
Key Manufacturers 86
Key Brands 87
Automotive Aluminium Market 88
The Light weighting Metal Solution 89
Manufacturing Process of Aluminium 90
Major Applications 92
Volume Forecast 93
Revenue Forecast 95
Geographical Analysis 96
Value Chain Analysis 97
Competitive Structure 98
Key Manufacturers 99
Automotive Magnesium Market 100
Another Lightweighting Metal Solution 101
Major Applications 102
Volume Forecast 103
Revenue Forecast 105
Value Chain Analysis 106
Competitive Structure 107
Key Manufacturers 108
Automotive Plastics Market 109
Market Overview 110
Market Engineering Measurements 113
Volume Forecast 114
Revenue Forecast 115
Market Forecasts 116
Market Mapping 117
Engineered Thermoplastics Market 118
Overview 119
Polypropylene: The "Most" Popular Plastic 120
PP: Major Applications 121
PP: Volume Forecast 122
PP: Revenue Forecast 124
Polyamides: Preferred Plastics for Under-the-hood 125
PA: Major Applications 126
PA: Volume Forecast 127
PA: Revenue Forecast 129
Polyurethanes: The preferred polymer in seating applications 130
PU: Major Applications 131
PU: Volume Forecast 132
PU: Revenue Forecast 134
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) 135
ABS: Major Applications 136
ABS: Volume Forecast 137
ABS: Revenue Forecast 139
Thermosetting Composites Market 140
Thermosetting Composites: Preferred plastics in exterior body panels 141
Major Applications 142
Volume Forecast 143
Revenue Forecast 145
High-performance Polymers Market 146
High-performance Polymers: A Niche Market 147
Major Applications 148
Major Types 149
Volume Forecast 150
Revenue Forecast 152
Competitive Structure 153
Value Chain Analysis 154
Market Share Analysis 155
Key Material Characteristics and New Material Development 156
AHSS: Key Characteristics 157
Aluminium: Key Characteristics 158
Magnesium: Key Characteristics 159
Automotive Light Metals: New Material Development 160
Automotive Plastics: Key Characteristics 161
Automotive Plastics: New Material Development 162
Snapshot of other Lightweight Material Developments in Automotive Sector 163
Substitution Trends 165
Key Material and Processing Requirements in Car Exteriors 166
Trends in substitution in Exterior and BIW 167
Key Material and Processing Requirements in Car Interiors 169
Trends in substitution in Car Interiors 170
Key Material and Processing Requirements in UTH 172
Trends in substitution in Under-the-Hood 173
Conclusions 175
About Frost and Sullivan 179
Who is Frost and Sullivan 180
What Makes Us Unique 181
T.E.A.M. Methodology 182
Global Perspective 183

List of Figures
Automotive Materials Market: Impact of Industry Challenges (World), 2011-2017 45
Automotive Materials Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (World), 2011-2017 49
Automotive Materials Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (World), 2011-2017 52
Automotive Materials Market: Emission and Fuel Economy Regulation (World), 2011-2017 54
Automotive Materials Market: Fuel Economy Standard (China), 2005 and 2008 56
Automotive Materials Market: Weight Class Fuel Economy Standard (Japan), 2010 57
Automotive Materials Market: GHG emission Standard (C02, in g/mi) (California), 2009-2016 57
Automotive Materials Market: Fuel Economy Standard (South Korea), 2005 58
Automotive Materials Market: Fuel Economy Standard (Taiwan), 2010 58
AHSS Market: Types of Automotive Steels (World), 2010 75
AHSS Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 80
AHSS Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 82
AHSS Market: Competitive Structure (World), 2010 85
Automotive AluminiumMarket: Product forms and Applications (World), 2010 89
Automotive Aluminium Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 93
Automotive Aluminium Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 95
Automotive Aluminium Market: Competitive Structure (World), 2010 98
Automotive Magnesium Market: Product forms and Applications (World), 2010 101
Automotive Magnesium Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 103
Automotive Magnesium Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 105
Automotive Magnesium Market: Competitive Structure (World), 2010 107
Automotive Plastics Market: Plastic usage, (Europe) 2010 111
Polypropylene Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 120
Polypropylene Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 121
Polypropylene Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 122
Polypropylene Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 124
Polyamides Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 126
Polyamides Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 127
Polyamides Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 129
Polyurethane Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 131
Polyurethane Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 132
Polyurethane Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 134
ABS Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 136
ABS Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 137
ABS Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 139
Thermosetting Composites Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 142
Thermosetting Composites Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 143
Thermosetting Composites Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 145
High-performance Polymers Market: List of Key Applications (World), 2010 148
High-performance Polymers Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 150
High-performance Polymers Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 152
Automotive Plastics Market: Competitive Structure (World), 2010 153

List of Charts
Automotive Materials Market: Breakdown Based on Volumes (World), 2010 24
Automotive Materials Market: Breakdown Based on Revenues (World), 2010 24
Automotive Materials Market: Vehicle weight Reduction Forecasts (Europe and The United States), 2002-2015 37
Automotive Materials Market: Vehicle Weight Reduction vs. CO2 Emission (Europe), 2010 and 2017 37
Automotive Materials Market: Weight Reduction Methods (World), 2010-2017 38
Automotive Materials Market: Weight Change in the Vehicle (World), 1970-2011 39
Automotive Materials Market: Various Weight Reduction Concepts (World), 2010-2017 40
Automotive Materials Market: Vehicle Weight Classification by Vehicle Segment (Europe), 2010 41
Automotive Materials Market: Vehicle Weight Classification by Vehicle Segment (The United States), 2010 42
Automotive Materials Market: Vehicle Weight Reduction Technique (World), 2010-2017 43
Automotive Materials Market: Industry Challenges (World), 2011-2017 44
Automotive Materials Market: Market Drivers and Restraints (World), 2011-2017 47
Automotive Materials Market: Market Drivers (World), 2011-2017 48
Automotive Materials Market: Market Restraints (World), 2011-2017 51
Automotive Materials Market: Emission and Fuel Economy Regulation (World), 2011-2017 54
Automotive Materials Market: OEM Weight Reduction Organization Analysis (World), 2010 62
Automotive Materials Market: Materials Breakdown based on Volumes (World), 2010 66
Automotive Materials Market: Materials Breakdown based on Revenues (World), 2010 67
Automotive Light Metals Market: Materials Breakdown for Modern Passenger Cars (World), 2010 69
Automotive Light Metals Market: Market Engineering Measurements (World), 2010 70
Automotive Light Metals Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 71
Automotive Light Metals Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 72
Automotive Light Metals Market: Content per Vehicle in Kgs(World), 2010 72
Automotive Light Metals Market: Volume Forecast by Metal Type (World), 2007-2017 72
Automotive Light Metals Market: Content per Vehicle in Kgs (World), 2017 72
Automotive Light Metals Market: Metal Trends by Product Type (World), 2007-2017 73
AHSS Market: AHSS Types (World), 2010 75
AHSS Market: Breakdown by Application Type (World), 2010 79
AHSS Market: Breakdown by Product Type (World), 2010 79
AHSS Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 80
AHSS Market: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 81
AHSS Market: AHSS Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 81
AHSS Market: AHSS Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (North America), 2007-2017 81
AHSS Market: AHSS Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (Europe), 2007-2017 81
AHSS Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 82
AHSS Market: Volume Forecast (North America, Europe), 2007-2017 83
AHSS Market: AHSS Content per Vehicle (North America, Europe), 2007-2017 83
AHSS Market: AHSS Value Chain (World), 2010 84
Automotive Aluminium Market: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Primary Production of some Materials (World), 2010 89
Automotive Aluminium Market: Breakdown by Application Type (World), 2010 92
Automotive AluminiumMarket: Breakdown by Product Type (World), 2010 92
Automotive Aluminium Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 93
Automotive AluminiumMarket: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 94
Automotive Aluminium Market: Aluminium Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 94
Automotive Aluminium Market: Aluminium Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (North America), 2007-2017 94
Automotive Aluminium Market: Aluminium Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (Europe), 2007-2017 94
Automotive Aluminium Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 95
Automotive Aluminium Market: Volume Forecast (North America, Europe), 2007-2017 96
Automotive Aluminium Market: Aluminium Content per Vehicle (North America, Europe), 2007-2017 96
Automotive AluminiumMarket: AluminiumValue Chain in Automotive Industry (World), 2010 97
Automotive Magnesium Market: Direction of Magnesium Alloy Development (World), 2010 101
Automotive Magnesium Market: Breakdown by Application Type (World), 2010 102
Automotive Magnesium Market: Breakdown by Product Type (World), 2010 102
Automotive Magnesium Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 103
Automotive Magnesium Market: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 104
Automotive Magnesium Market: Magnesium Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 104
Automotive Magnesium Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 105
Automotive Magnesium Market: Value Chain in Automotive sector (World), 2010 106
Automotive Plastics Market: Split by Polymer Type based on Volumes (World), 2010 110
Automotive Plastics Market: Split by Polymer Type based on Revenues (World), 2010 110
Automotive Plastics Market: Composite Potential Usage and Respective Weight Reduction (Europe), 2010-2017 111
Automotive Plastics Market: Plastic Composition in a Vehicle (Europe), 2010 112
Automotive Plastics Market: Market Engineering Measurements (World), 2010 113
Automotive Plastics Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007 -2017 114
Automotive Plastics Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007 -2017 115
Automotive Plastics Market: Plastics Content per Vehicle (World), 2007 -2017 116
Automotive Plastics Market: Plastics Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007 -2017 116
Automotive Plastics Market: Split by Polymer Type based on Volume (World), 2017 116
Automotive Plastics Market: Split by Polymer Type based on Revenue (World), 2017 116
Automotive Plastics Market: Polymer Trends by Product Type (World), 2010 117
Polypropylene Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 121
Polypropylene Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 122
Polypropylene Market: PP Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 123
Polypropylene Market: PP Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 123
Polypropylene Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 124
Polyamides Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 126
Polyamides Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 127
Polyamides Market: PA Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 128
Polyamides Market: PA Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 128
Polyamides Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 129
Polyurethane Market: PU Foam Types (World), 2010 130
Polyurethane Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 131
Polyurethane Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 132
Polyurethane Market: PU Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 133
Polyurethane Market: PU Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 133
Polyurethane Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 134
ABS Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 136
ABS Market: Volume Forecasts (World), 2007-2017 137
ABS Market: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 138
ABS Market: Content as Percent of Vehicle Weight (World), 2007-2017 138
ABS Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 139
Thermosetting Composites Market: Breakdown by Product Types based on Volume (World), 2010 141
Thermosetting Composites Market: Breakdown of Applications by Volume (World), 2010 142
Thermosetting Composites Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 143
Thermosetting Composites Market: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 144
Thermosetting Composites Market: Content per Vehicle (North America and Europe), 2007-2017 144
Thermosetting Composites Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 145
High-performance Polymers Market: Different types of polymers used in Automobiles (World), 2010 147
High-performance Polymers Market: Split by Product Type based on Volume Per Vehicle (World), 2010 149
High-performance Polymers Market: Split by Product Type based on Revenue Per Vehicle (World), 2010 149
High-performance Polymers Market: Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 150
High-performance Polymers Market: Content per Vehicle (World), 2007-2017 150
High-performance Polymers Market: HPPA Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 151
High-performance Polymers Market: PPS Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 151
High-performance Polymers Market: PEEK Volume Forecast (World), 2007-2017 151
High-performance Polymers Market: Volume Share Forecast (World), 2007-2017 151
High-performance Polymers Market: Revenue Forecast (World), 2007-2017 152
Automotive Plastics Market: Value Chain Analysis (World), 2010 154

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