Automotive Elastomers Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2023
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Elastomers are unstructured polymers prevailing beyond their glass transition temperatures such that significant motion is possible. Elastomers have very low intermolecular strength, low modulus of elasticity, and high strain of failure as compared to other materials. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and silicon monomers link to form the polymer, which eventually forms elastomers. There are two major elastomers used in automotive applications: synthetic and thermoplastic. Automotive elastomers are used in the production of components that need to withstand extreme temperatures such as hoses, insulators, seals, bushes, engine mounts, and gaskets. On the basis of the type of elastomer, the market is segmented into ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), chloroprene rubber (CR), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), fluoroelastomers, and silicone rubber under synthetic automotive elastomers. On the other hand, thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), styrene block co-polymer (SBC), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV), co-polyester ether (COPE), and polyether block amide (PEBA) are segmented under thermoplastic automotive elastomers. On the basis of their applications in automobiles, the market is segmented into interior applications, exterior applications, under the hood applications, weather sealing applications, and molded parts applications.
Thermoplastic automotive elastomers have dominated the automotive elastomers market in the past few years. A similar trend is expected to continue during the forecast period due to its chemical geometry, which provides it the flexibility of desired customization. Automotive parts made of thermoplastic automotive elastomers are lighter as compared to parts made of synthetic automotive elastomers. This is likely to drive the thermoplastic automotive elastomers market during the forecast period. Several key players have introduced specialty grades for synthetic automotive elastomers. This is expected to propel growth of the automotive elastomers market during the forecast period. Interior applications such as air bags is expected to be the fastest-growing application of automotive elastomers due to recent sanctions levied on automotive manufacturers, which made airbags compulsory for all cars across the globe. Automotive elastomers being lightweight aid manufacturers in reducing the overall weight of the vehicle. Introduction of stringent emission norms and growing preferences toward high-efficiency automobiles are expected to primarily boost the automotive elastomers market.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the leading regional market during the next few years on account of growing population in emerging economies such as China and India. Growth in the automobile industry in China and India due to rising disposable income is expected to be a key factor propelling the automotive elastomers market in the region. Europe is anticipated to witness a similar growth trend owing to presence of well-established automotive industry in the region. Stringent emission norms in Eurozone are anticipated to boost the market in Europe. Similarly, the automotive elastomers market in North America is expected to be driven by emission norms and growing preferences toward high-efficiency automobiles. Latin America is projected to witness steady growth during the next few years due to growth in automotive and textile industries in economies such as Brazil. Middle East and Africa is estimated to be a highly lucrative regional segment of the automotive elastomers market due to presence of growing automotive industry and high disposable income in countries in GCC and South Africa during the forecast period.
Some of the major players in the automotive elastomers market include BASF SE, LANXESS, The Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), 3M, Huntsman International LLC, LyondellBasell Industries N.V., Bayer AG, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), Kraton Performance Polymers Inc., PJSC "Nizhnekamskneftekhim", SIBUR, Versalis S.p.A., Momentive, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., KURARAY CO., LTD., Asahi Kasei Corporation, TSRC Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation.
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