Automotive Polymer Seals Market Report
Automotive Polymer Seals Market is Segmented By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Medium- & Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle), By Application Type (Engine System, Transmission System, Brake & Suspension System, Body Structures, and Others), By Material Type (Elastomer Seals and Thermoplastic Seals), By Product Type (O-rings, Gaskets, Profile Seals, Lip Seals, and Others ), By Motion Type (Static Seals, Linear Seals, and Rotary Seals ), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)
Automotive Polymer Seals Market is Segmented By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Medium- & Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle), By Application Type (Engine System, Transmission System, Brake & Suspension System, Body Structures, and Others), By Material Type ...
Covid-19 has impacted the market dynamics, competition, and global supply chain. The revenues have gone down in 2020 and may resume an uptrend gradually from 2021. Companies optimizing their operation and strategy will sustain and beat the competition.
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A wide variety of materials are used for the construction of seals used across industries. The automotive industry is no different and relies on a large number of seals for performing necessary functions. The selection of sealing material depends on several parameters including but not limited to temperature resistance, effectiveness, lightweight, durability, strength, etc.
Polymer is the most preferred material used for seals. Polymer seals comprise two types of seals: Elastomer Seals and Thermoplastic Seals. Both seals have their advantages and are preferred used based on the requirements of applications. As a general, there is a paradigm shift from traditional seals (metal seals) to thermoplastic seals. Polymer seals act as a mechanical barrier that protects articles from different kinds of leakages, scarping, and wear & tear.
The year 2018 and 2019 were challenging for the automotive industry stakeholders in the wake of the saturating demand in the developing economies. The pandemic further devastated the entire supply chain including the demand for automobiles. As a result that the automotive polymer seals market recorded a massive decline of -16.9% in 2020, crushing the market to well below its 2015-market value. However, the long-term outlook still seems resilient with good growth opportunities across regions. Overall, the automotive seals market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.3% over the next five years to reach US$ 17.2 Billion in 2026.
Based on the vehicle type, the automotive polymer seals market is segmented into Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), Medium- & Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicle (MHCV). Seemingly, passenger car is estimated to maintain its dominance in the market in the foreseen future. Among all the applications across industries including aircraft, rail, marine, etc. Passenger car is the biggest demand generator for seals. It is also estimated that the passenger car segment will grow at the highest pace among all the vehicles in the coming five years, creating gargantuan opportunities in years to come.
Based on the application type, the market is segmented as Engine System, Transmission System, Brake & Suspension System, Body Structure, and Others. In this segment, body structure holds the market dominance, whereas transmission system is to be the fastest-growing application type. The engine is another promising application of seals with cylinder head gaskets and specialty gaskets are promising applications. The organic growth of the automotive industry coupled with a paradigm shift towards the use of lightweight seals is likely to drive the demand for polymer seals in all the major automotive applications.
Based on the material type, the market is segmented as Elastomer Seals and Thermoplastic Seals. Elastomers are the materials of choice for seals’ manufacturing; however, there has been a gradual shift towards the use of thermoplastic seals in challenging applications. Thermoplastic seals are gaining ground in the wake of their greater mechanical performance and exceptional strength. Furthermore, these seals are extremely resilient and can be repeatedly stretched to at least twice their initial length with full rapid recovery. Major seals manufacturers have been focusing on the development of seals made from thermoplastics aiming to endure high heat and pressure.
Based on the product type, the market is segmented as O-rings, Gaskets, Profile Seals, Lip Seals, and Others. Profile seals are estimated to remain the most dominant product type in the market over the next five years. Automotive profile seals are used around the doors and windows of automobiles to keep the dust and water out of the vehicle. These seals need to be unaffected by climatic conditions and varying temperatures. Lip seals, another major segment, are likely to witness the highest growth in the coming five years.
Based on the motion type, the market is segmented as Static Seals, Linear Seals, and Rotary Seals. Static is expected to remain the most dominant motion type for seals in the polymer category. Major seal types used in the automotive industry, such as o-rings and gaskets, are static. Static seals are used where two mating surfaces or edges require positive sealing and as the name suggests remain stationary and subjected to no movement and its related friction. The rotary shaft seal is used for excluding dirt, dust, water, or other particles while retaining lubricant in rotary shaft equipment.
In terms of regions, the market is segmented as North America (The USA, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific), Rest of the World (Brazil, Argentina, and Others). Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for automotive polymer seals during the forecast period. Most of the polymer seals suppliers have their presence in the region to address the emergent needs of OEMs and to be the partner for their upcoming automotive programs or upcoming fuel-efficient variants of existing automotive programs.
The market for automotive polymer seals is gradually moving towards the development of lightweight seals. Most of the major players are consequentially investing a big chunk of their revenues on R&Ds for the development of innovative solutions better addressing market requirements. In addition to that, expansion in untapped markets and execution of mergers & acquisitions remain the key strategies in their priority list. The following are the key players in the automotive polymer seals market:
· Toyoda Gosai Co., Ltd.
· Cooper Standard Automotive Inc.
· Dana Incorporated
· AB SKF
· Freudenberg Group
· Trelleborg AB
· Elringklinger AG
· Flowserve Corporation
· Parker-Hannifin Corporation
This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s automotive polymer seals market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. After a continuous interest in our automotive seals market report from the industry stakeholders, we have tried to further accentuate our research scope to the automotive polymer seals market in order to provide the most crystal-clear picture of the market. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner in order to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.
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The automotive polymer seals market is segmented into the following categories.
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by Vehicle Type
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by Application Type
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by Product Type
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by Motion Type
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by Material Type
Automotive Polymer Seals Market, by region
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The automotive polymer seals market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 4.3% by 2026.
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd, Cooper Standard Inc., Saint-Gobain, Dana Incorporated, AB SKF, Eriks NV, Freudenberg Group, Trelleborg AB, Elringklinger AG, Bal Seal, Flowserve Corporation, and Parker-Hannifin Corporation are the leading players in the market.
Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain dominant in the automotive polymer seals market in the foreseen future.
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