Metal Replacement Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017 - 2025
Metal Replacement Market: Snapshot
The rising demand for lightweight materials, to be utilized in automobiles and various manufacturing components of aircrafts, has been creating prominent growth opportunities for the global metal replacement market. The increasing uptake of metal replacement processes in a number of industries, such as the automotive, defense and aerospace, healthcare, construction, and the consumer goods is also fueling the metal replacement market’s growth significantly.
With metal replacing materials being widely utilized in the production of various body parts of automobiles and several under-the-hood constituents, the automotive industry has emerged as the leading consumer of these materials across the world. Over the coming years, the significant increase in the automobile production, together with the rise in the repair and maintenance activities, is likely to propel the demand for these materials in the automotive industry considerably, justifying its prominent position among end users.
Engineering plastics and composites are the main types of metal replacement materials available, worldwide. Polycarbonates, polyamides, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), thermoplastic polyesters, fluoropolymers, and polyacetals are the prime engineering plastics and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) are the main composites traded in this market. Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene has surfaced as the most valued engineering plastic across the world and is closely followed by polycarbonates and polyamides. Among composites, the demand for GFRP is higher than CFRP and the trend is anticipated to remain so over the next few years.
Global Metal Replacement Market: Overview
Development and manufacturing of new products require more resources and are more complex than ever. As a result, the limelight is slowly shifting towards metal replacement. It is being widely acknowledged for reducing weight, production, and cost times. Metal replacement materials are used across industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, and construction. The materials used are engineering plastics and composites such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics and glass fiber reinforced plastics. The global metal replacement market has witnessed a momentous rise of late and is expected to continue following a healthy growth track in the forthcoming years.
This research report provides a comprehensive overview of the various important parameters of the global metal replacement market. It presents a comprehensive description of the factors the growth of the market. It offers essential insights into the statistics pertaining to the market at both regional and global levels. It extensively covers market attractiveness analysis and Porter’s five force analysis. The data derived from these tools is used for calculating the competitive landscape of the market. Competitive profiling of the prominent players in the market along with their market shares, business strategies, revenue generation, latest development, and contact information form a crucial part of the report.
Global Metal Replacement Market: Drivers and Restraints
The growth of the global metal replacement market is primarily fuelled by end-user sectors such as aerospace and defense and construction. In recent times, infrastructural development has gained significant traction, particularly in developing countries. This has led to the initiation of several residential and commercial construction projects. As a result, there is an upswing in the demand for metal replacing materials in the construction sector to replace steel rods for concrete reinforcement as well as to produce sewage systems. Moreover, the growing use of engineering plastics as an alternative to traditional materials in end-user industries is providing a fillip to the market.
On the flip side, the high cost of metal replacing materials is limiting their widespread adoption. Furthermore, the volatile prices of crude oil are negatively impacting the manufacturing of engineering plastics, as crude oil serves as a raw material. This, in turn, is hampering the growth of the material. However, emerging countries are likely to present immense growth opportunities for the metal replacement market.
Global Metal Replacement Market: Geographical Segmentation
On the basis of geography, the key segments studied in the report are North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. Asia Pacific will account for a substantial share in the market throughout the forecast period, with China being a major contributor. The growing investments by automobile giants, increasing manufacturing capacities, and the flourishing growth of the construction industry are contributing to the growth of the region. The increasing focus towards the development of lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles is also spurring the demand for metal replacement materials in the region.
Europe and North America are estimated to rise at a sluggish growth rate during the same period. These regions have not recovered entirely from the economic downturn, which in turn is adversely affecting the demand for metal replacing materials in key end-user industries.
Global Metal Replacement Market: Competitive Landscape
Some of the prominent players in the global metal replacement market are SGL Group, Solvay SA, Celanese Corporation, Owens Corning Corporation, and BASF SE. Enterprises are focusing on research and development activities to introduce new products and stay relevant in the market. The established distribution network and wide market reach are providing a competitive edge to the key players in the market. They also have large technical capabilities that facilitate existing product upgradation for new applications.
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The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.
The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:
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