1. Market Research
  2. > Chemical
  3. > Specialty Chemical
  4. > Plastic Market Trends

The Global Automotive Plastics and Composites Market—Insights and Trends 

  • January 2016
  • 133 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 3595969


Table of Contents

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.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:


The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Global Engineering Plastics Market, Mordor Intelligence LLP

  • $ 7500
  • Industry report
  • July 2017
  • by Mordor Intelligence LLP

The global engineering plastics market was valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period (2016-2021). Engineering ...

Masterbatch Market by Type, Polymer, Application - Global Forecast to 2022

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • May 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

The global masterbatch market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022 The global masterbatch market is projected to reach USD 13.41 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022. ...

CF & CFRP Market by End-Use Industry, Resin Type, Manufacturing Process, Raw Material, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • June 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

“Increasing demand for lightweight and high strength material breaches to drive the CF and CFRP market” The global Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) market is projected to reach USD 37.19 billion ...

Download Unlimited Documents from Trusted Public Sources

Thermoplastic Industry in Austria

  • August 2017
    6 pages
  • Thermoplastic  

    Injection Moldi...  

  • Austria  

View report >

Carbon Fiber Industry in Asia and North America

  • July 2017
    2 pages
  • Carbon Fiber  

  • Asia  

View report >

The future of the Bioplastic Industry in Asia

  • July 2017
    2 pages
  • Bioplastic  

  • Asia  



View report >

Plastic Industry

1 month ago

Related Market Segments :



Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.