Global Lightweight Materials Market - Analysis & Forecast (2017-2023)

 Published On: May, 2017 |    No of Pages: 347 |  Published By: BIS Research | Format: PDF
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The global lightweight materials market in terms of value is estimated to witness a growth at a CAGR of 7.0% between 2017 and 2023. The increasing demand and the growth rate for lightweight materials in the market is attributed to their increasing usage in end-use industries such as automotive, aerospace & defense, wind energy and others.

The rising demand is in line with the unique properties of lightweight materials. The properties such as low density, high strength and stiffness, high ductility, temperature and corrosion resistance make lightweight materials a preferred choice over conventional materials such as iron and steel. 

These properties help in weight reduction, leading to increased fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions and longer life and low maintenance costs.

The report is a compilation of various segmentations including market breakdown by lightweight material type, sub-type, end-use applications, and different geographical regions. It also includes sections on competitive insights and market dynamics. Herein the revenue generated from lightweight materials is tracked to calculate the market size.

While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a comprehensive section of the application areas of the lightweight materials market. It also examines the role of the leading market players involved in this market. The report addresses the following key questions about the global lightweight materials market:
• What is the global lightweight materials market size is in terms of revenue from 2016-2023?
• Which is the dominant type and sub-type by revenue in the lightweight materials market?
• What is the revenue generated by the different lightweight materials by type and sub-type in the lightweight materials market?
• What is the revenue generated by the different applications of the lightweight materials market?
• What are the different factors driving the market in the forecast period?
• What are the major factors challenging the growth of global lightweight materials market?
• What are opportunities for the global lightweight materials market?
• What kind of new strategies are being adopted by existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
• What is the revenue generated by the different geographic regions in the lightweight materials market?
• Which region will lead to the global lightweight materials market by the end of the forecast period?
• Which are the existing key market players that have made a mark in the lightweight materials market?

Global Lightweight Materials Market -Analysis & Forecast (2017-2023)
(Focus on Metals (Aluminum, High Strength Steel), Composites (Glass Fiber Composites, Carbon Fiber Composites), Plastics; Applications in Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and Wind Energy)


The report has put special emphasis on the market share and size of metals, composites and plastics, owing to their high share in the current and upcoming market of lightweight materials. The industry analysis have also been undertaken in order to examine the impact of various factors and understand the overall attractiveness of the industry.

The most often used strategy for developing a better hold on to the market has been through agreements, collaborations, contracts, and partnerships, followed by new product launches. The company profile section includes highlights of significant information about the key companies involved, along with their financial summaries and key strategies & developmental activities of recent years. Some of the key players involved in this market are Toray Industries, Teijin Limited, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., SGL Group, Hexcel Corporation, Cytec Industries, Owens Corning Corporation, Jushi Group Co. Ltd, Dead Sea Magnesium Ltd., Titanium Metals Corporation, Vsmpo-Avisma Corporation, ALCOA Inc., Novelis Inc., Arcelor Mittal S.A., Rio Tinto, China Hongqiao Group, Thyssenkrup AG, Lyondellbasell Industries N.V., Formosa Plastic, and SABIC.

Metals dominated the lightweight materials market accounting for a market share of 60% by value in 2016. Asia Pacific generated the maximum amount of revenue in the year 2016 in the global lightweight materials market followed by North America and Europe. Additionally, APAC has the highest potential to grow in the forecast period due to the presence of emerging economies such as China and India.
Executive Summary 24
1 Research Scope and Methodology 33
1.1 Report Scope 33
1.2 Global Lightweight Materials Market Research Methodology 34
1.2.1 Assumptions and Limitations 34
1.2.2 Primary Research 35
1.2.3 Secondary Research 35
1.2.4 Data Triangulation 37
1.2.5 Data Analysing & Market Estimation 38
2 Market Dynamics 39
2.1 Introduction 39
2.2 Market Drivers 40
2.2.1 Superior Properties 40
2.2.2 Stringent Regulations 43
2.2.3 Increasing Material Innovation and Demand in the End-Use Industries 46
2.3 Market Restraints 50
2.3.1 High Cost of Lightweight Materials and Technological Advancements 50
2.3.2 Uncertainty in Production Tax Credit (PTC) 51
2.4 Market Opportunities 52
2.4.1 Growing Demand of Composites in New Lightweight Applications 52
2.4.2 Rapid Growth in Wind Energy Installations 54
2.4.3 Growing demand in Emerging Economies 56
3 Competitive Insights 57
3.1 Player Share Analysis 57
3.1.1 Product Segment Share, by Company, 2016 & 2017 57
3.1.1.1 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Share, 2016 57
3.1.1.2 Carbon Fiber Composites Market Share, 2017-Estimated 59
3.1.1.3 Glass Fiber Composites Market Share, 2016 60
3.1.1.4 Glass Fiber Composites Market Share, 2017-Estimated 61
3.1.1.5 Aluminum Competitive Analysis, 2016 62
3.2 Opportunity Matrix Analysis 63
3.3 Country Share Analysis 65
3.4 R & D Analysis of Key Market Players 67
3.5 Key Strategies and Developments 70
3.5.1 Agreements, Collaborations, Contracts, Joint Venture, & Partnerships 72
3.5.2 Business Expansions 83
3.5.3 New Product Launches & Developments 93
3.5.4 Mergers & Acquisitions 98
3.5.5 Others 104
4 Industry Analysis 111
4.1 Supply Chain Analysis 111
4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 112
4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants 113
4.2.2 Threat of Substitutes 114
4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers 115
4.2.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 115
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry 116
4.3 Future Trends and Developments in Lightweight materials Market 116
5 Global Lightweight Materials Market, by  Type 118
5.1 Assumptions for Analysis and Forecast of the Global Lightweight Materials Market 118
5.2 Introduction 118
5.2.1 Metals 123
5.2.1.1 Lightweight Metals Market, by Sub-Type 125
5.2.1.1.1 Aluminium 127
5.2.1.1.2 High Strength Steel 129
5.2.1.1.3 Magnesium 129
5.2.1.1.4 Titanium 130
5.2.1.1.5 Beryllium 131
5.2.1.2 Lightweight Metals Market, by Application 131
5.2.1.3 Lightweight Metals Market, by Region 134
5.2.2 Composites 135
5.2.2.1 Lightweight Composites Market, by Sub-Type 139
5.2.2.1.1 Glass Fibers 141
5.2.2.1.2 Carbon Fibers 142
5.2.2.2 Lightweight Composites Market, by Application 145
5.2.2.3 Lightweight Composites Market, by Region 147
5.2.3 Plastics 149
5.2.3.1 Lightweight Plastics Market, by Application 152
5.2.3.2 Lightweight Plastics Market, by Region 154
6 Global Lightweight Materials Market, by End-Use Industry 157
6.1.1 Automotive 160
6.1.1.1 Powertrain 165
6.1.1.2 Structural 165
6.1.1.3 Interior 166
6.1.1.4 Exterior 166
6.1.2 Aerospace & Defense 167
6.1.3 Wind Energy 173
6.1.4 Others 179
7 Global Lightweight Materials Market, by Region 182
7.1 Introduction 182
7.1.1 Asia-Pacific 185
7.1.1.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 186
7.1.1.2 Lightweight Materials Market, by Country 188
7.1.1.3 China 190
7.1.1.3.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 190
7.1.1.4 Japan 192
7.1.1.4.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 192
7.1.1.5 South Korea 194
7.1.1.5.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 194
7.1.1.6 India 196
7.1.1.6.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 197
7.1.1.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific 198
7.1.1.7.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 199
7.1.2 North America 200
7.1.2.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 201
7.1.2.2 Lightweight Materials Market, by Country 203
7.1.2.3 The United States 205
7.1.2.3.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 206
7.1.2.4 Canada 208
7.1.2.4.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 209
7.1.2.5 Mexico 210
7.1.2.5.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 211
7.1.3 Europe 212
7.1.3.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 214
7.1.3.2 Lightweight Materials Market, by Country 217
7.1.3.3 Germany 219
7.1.3.3.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 220
7.1.3.4 The United Kingdom 221
7.1.3.4.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 222
7.1.3.5 France 223
7.1.3.5.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 224
7.1.3.6 Italy 225
7.1.3.6.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 226
7.1.3.7 Rest of Europe 227
7.1.3.7.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 228
7.1.4 Middle East & Africa 229
7.1.4.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 230
7.1.5 South America 231
7.1.5.1 Lightweight Materials Market, by Type 232
8 Company Profiles 234
8.1 Introduction 234
8.2 Alcoa Corporation 234
8.2.1 Company Overview 234
8.2.2 Financials 235
8.2.3 Financial Summary 236
8.2.4 SWOT Analysis 237
8.3 Arcelor Mittal S.A. 238
8.3.1 Company Overview 238
8.3.2 Product Portfolio 239
8.3.3 Financials 241
8.3.3.1 Financial Summary 243
8.3.4 SWOT Analysis 243
8.4 Bayer A.G. 244
8.4.1 Company Overview 244
8.4.2 Financials 245
8.4.2.1 Financial Summary 246
8.4.3 SWOT Analysis 247
8.5 China Hongqiao Group Limited 248
8.5.1 Company Overview 248
8.5.2 Financials 249
8.5.2.1 Financial Summary 250
8.5.3 SWOT Analysis 250
8.6 Cytec Solvay Group 251
8.6.1 Company Overview 251
8.6.2 Financials 252
8.6.2.1 Financial Summary 253
8.6.3 SWOT Analysis 254
8.7 Dead Sea Magnesium Ltd. 255
8.7.1 Company Overview 255
8.7.2 About the Company 256
8.8 Exxon Mobil Corporation 257
8.8.1 Company Overview 257
8.8.2 Financials 258
8.8.2.1 Financial Summary 259
8.8.3 SWOT Analysis 260
8.9 E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company 261
8.9.1 Company Overview 261
8.9.2 Product Portfolio 262
8.9.3 Financials 263
8.9.3.1 Financial Summary 264
8.9.4 SWOT Analysis 265
8.10 Formosa Plastic Corporation 266
8.10.1 Company Overview 266
8.10.2 Product Portfolio 267
8.10.3 Financials 269
8.10.3.1 Financial Summary 270
8.10.4 SWOT Analysis 270
8.11 Hexcel Corporation 271
8.11.1 Company Overview 271
8.11.2 Product Portfolio 272
8.11.3 Financials 272
8.11.3.1 Financial Summary 274
8.11.4 SWOT Analysis 275
8.12 LyondellBasell Industries N.V. 276
8.12.1 Company Overview 276
8.12.2 Financials 277
8.12.2.1 Financial Summary 278
8.12.3 SWOT Analysis 279
8.13 Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. 280
8.13.1 Company Overview 280
8.13.2 Product Portfolio 281
8.13.3 Financials 283
8.13.3.1 Financial Summary 284
8.13.4 SWOT Analysis 284
8.14 Novelis Inc. 285
8.14.1 Company Overview 285
8.14.2 Financials 286
8.14.2.1 Financial Summary 287
8.14.3 SWOT Analysis 288
8.15 Owens Corning Corporation 288
8.15.1 Company Overview 288
8.15.2 Product Portfolio 289
8.15.3 Financials 291
8.15.3.1 Financial Summary 293
8.15.4 SWOT Analysis 293
8.16 PPG Industries Inc. 294
8.16.1 Company Overview 294
8.16.2 Product Portfolio 295
8.16.3 Financials 298
8.16.3.1 Financial Summary 299
8.16.4 SWOT Analysis 300
8.17 Rio Tinto Group 301
8.17.1 Company Overview 301
8.17.2 Product Portfolio 302
8.17.3 Financials 302
8.17.3.1 Financial Summary 303
8.17.4 SWOT Analysis 304
8.18 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 305
8.18.1 Company Overview 305
8.18.2 Product Portfolio 306
8.18.3 Financials 307
8.18.3.1 Financial Summary 308
8.18.4 SWOT Analysis 308
8.19 Sekisui Jushi Corporation 309
8.19.1 Company Overview 309
8.19.2 Product Portfolio 310
8.19.3 Financials 312
8.19.3.1 Financial Summary 313
8.19.4 SWOT Analysis 313
8.20 SGL Group 314
8.20.1 Company Overview 314
8.20.2 Product Portfolio 315
8.20.3 Financials 317
8.20.3.1 Financial Summary 319
8.20.4 SWOT Analysis 319
8.21 Teijin Limited 320
8.21.1 Company Overview 320
8.21.2 Product Portfolio 321
8.21.3 Financials 321
8.21.3.1 Financial Summary 323
8.21.4 SWOT Analysis 323
8.22 ThyssenKrupp A.G. 324
8.22.1 Company Overview 324
8.22.2 Product Portfolio 325
8.22.3 Financials 325
8.22.3.1 Financial Summary 327
8.22.4 SWOT Analysis 327
8.23 Titanium Metals Corporation 328
8.23.1 Company Overview 328
8.23.2 About the Company 329
8.24 Toray Industries Inc. 329
8.24.1 Company Overview 329
8.24.2 Product Portfolio 330
8.24.3 Financials 331
8.24.3.1 Financial Summary 333
8.24.4 SWOT Analysis 333
8.25 Trinseo S.A. 334
8.25.1 Company Overview 334
8.25.2 FINANCIALS 335
8.25.2.1 Financial Summary 337
8.25.3 SWOT Analysis 337
8.26 U.S. Magnesium LLC 338
8.26.1 Company Overview 338
8.26.2 About the Company 338
8.27 United States Steel Corporation 339
8.27.1 Company Overview 339
8.27.2 Financials 340
8.27.2.1 Financial Summary 341
8.27.3 SWOT Analysis 342
8.28 VerkhneSaldinskoye Metallurgicheskoye Proizvodstvennoye Ob'yedineniye- AVIatsionnyye Spetsial'nyye MAterialy or Aviation Special Materials (VSMPO-AVISMA) CORPORATION 343
8.28.1 Company Overview 343
8.28.2 Financials 344
8.28.2.1 Financial Summary 345
8.28.3 SWOT Analysis 346

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