The global automotive plastics market size is expected to hit USD 53.85 billion by 2027. This is attributable to the rising automotive sector and the growing demand for additive manufacturing in automotive sector during the forecast period. This information is published by Fortune Business Insights, in its latest report, titled, “Automotive Plastics Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Polyamide, Polyvinylchloride, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, and Others), By Application (Interior, Exterior, and Under Bonnet), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.”
The report further observes that the global automotive plastics market growth stood at USD 40.91 billion in 2019 and is likely to exhibit a CAGR of 5.3% between 2020 and 2027.
COVID-19 Leads to Shutdown of Production Facilities Hampering Growth
The automotive sector is facing unprecedented loss owing to the declining sales and high availability of inventory. Additionally, the onset of the novel coronavirus has led to a complete halt in the production activities of several industries, including automotive. This has disrupted the supply chain and reduced the procurement of raw materials across the globe. This is expected to negatively impact the market growth in the near future.
Automotive plastics are type of polymers adopted in the production of automobiles. Generally, four types of plastics are used such as polyurethane, PVC, polypropylene, and polyamides. The plastics are mostly used to reduce the vehicle weight that lead to better fuel consumption and performance.
What does the Report Include?
The market report includes detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of several factors such as the key drivers and restraints that will affect market growth. In addition to this, the report provides insights into the regional analysis that covers the different regions, which are contributing to the growth of the market. Furthermore, it includes the competitive landscape that involves leading companies and adoption of strategies by them to introduce novel products, announce partnerships, and collaboration that will contribute to the growth of the market between 2020 and 2027. Moreover, the research analyst has adopted several research methodologies such as PESTEL and SWOT analysis to extract information about the current trends and industry developments that will drive the market growth in the forthcoming years.
Increasing Adoption of Advanced Technologies to Favor Growth
The growing demand for fuel-efficient automobiles is propelling the manufacturers to adopt advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing. The increasing adoption of 3D printing technology to develop lightweight and advanced plastic products is expected to drive the demand for advanced automotive plastics across the globe. In addition to this, high disposable income and the improved living standards of the people globally is driving the sales of automotive that will contribute to the growth of the global automotive polymers market during the forecast period.
Exterior Segment Held 28.1% of Market Share in 2019
The exterior segment, based on application, held a market share of about 28.1% in 2019 and is likely to gain momentum backed by the surging adoption of automotive plastics in the exterior of vehicles to prevent corrosion and deformation of components.
North America to Remain Dominant; Increasing Demand for Automotive Polymers to Aid Growth
Among all the regions, North America is expected to remain dominant and hold the highest position in the global automotive plastics market during the forecast period. This is attributable to the increasing demand for automotive polymers owing to their superior properties such as excellent heat resistance, low density, and corrosion inhibition in the region. North America stood at USD 5.93 billion in 2019.
The market in Asia-Pacific is expected to showcase an exponential growth backed by the increasing adoption of automotive plastics in the production of automobiles in the region between 2020 and 2027.
Key Players Focus on Facility Expansion to Strengthen Their Market Positions
The global automotive polymers market is consolidated by the presence of key players that are focusing on expanding their production facilities to cater to the growing demand for advanced automotive plastics. Furthermore, other key players are adopting strategies such as merger and acquisition, the introduction of new product, and partnership that is anticipated to bode well for the market growth during the forecast period.
October 2020 – Teijin announces its partnership with AZL Partner Network, a cross-industry network for joint business development organized by AZL Aachen GmbH. The company joins the wide network to develop multi-material automotive plastics for electric vehicles.
List of the Companies Profiled in the Global Market for Automotive Plastics:
- Arkema SA
- BASF SE
- Borealis AG
- DSM Engineering
- Evonik Industries AG
- ExxonMobil Corporation
- LG Chem
- Covestro AG
- Arkal Automotive
- Other Players
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