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- As well as the various raw materials used in the composition of the elastomers under discussion, recent developments in newer technologies are covered
- The impact of the COVID-19 is discussed, and an attempt is made to forecast the future markets for automotive elastomers on the assumption that the situation will eventually return to normal
- Each application sector is discussed, and major trends noted • Market sizes are given, and future growth estimated, by market and by material
- The most common materials used in the production of automotive elastomers are reviewed and the names of major suppliers given.
What will you discover?
- An in-depth exploration of the challenges the industry is currently experiencing, in particular decreasing sales of all classes of vehicles, especially the passenger and light commercial classes
- The impact of the industry coming to terms with the fact that its future hinges on the development of electrically powered vehicles to maintain its global position
- The environmental pressures this industry must overcome to thrive in the current climate
Who should buy the report?
- By 2027, legislation will require that all automotive elastomer components be capable of being recycled, with chemical recycling being considered as the most economical route
- Everyone in the industry will have to abide by a common series of regulations, prior to export to any major country
The Smithers methodology
- Elastomer compounders, producers and suppliers
- Management, marketing and technical development
- End users in the automotive sector
- Consultants, analysts and media
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
About the author
Patrick Ellis has spent over 50 years working in the European plastics industry, in a variety of technical, marketing and management roles. He has worked for a number of multi-national organisations, including Shell, Borg-Warner, Monsanto, Hercules, Himont, Neste and the RTP Company. He has written a number of report for Smithers on a wide range of subjects including thermoset and thermoplastic elastomers, as well as those on chemical recycling.