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Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market: Introduction

  • Rise in demand for light weight products from global automakers has boosted the plastic product industry coupled with the development of novel production techniques
  • Vacuum forming, also known as vacuum molding, is a form of thermoforming process in which a heated sheet of plastic material is placed over a mold that is moved toward the sheet and pressed against it to create a seal. In next step, vacuum is applied to draw out the air between mold and the sheet so that the plastic conforms to the mold shape. After the curing temperature is achieved and the part is formed, air is blown back into the mold in order to separate the formed part.

Key Drivers of Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market

  • Automakers are continuously striving to update their vehicle models to enhance their performance and make them compliant with government-imposed regulations. This trend has fueled the adoption of plastic parts in vehicles, which are lighter than metallic parts, offer better corrosion resistance, and also possess high durability. These changing demands of automakers have compelled auto parts manufacturers to acquire various plastic forming capabilities to sustain in the market. Automotive parts such as exterior body panels, interior panels, trays, and other such components are manufactured by vacuum forming, as it is suitable for manufacturing large products with minimum tooling costs. These benefits of vacuum forming process have increased its popularity among auto mobile parts manufacturers, thereby propelling the global automotive vacuum forming products market.
  • Tailpipe emissions such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide cause respiratory illnesses, heart conditions, and mental illness, which results in increased healthcare burden. Rise in awareness about vehicle emissions, increase in fuel prices, and availability of government subsidies on the sale of electric vehicles is increasing across the globe. The Global EV Outlook 2019 report of International Energy Agency stated that sale of electric cars witnessed 40% year-on-year growth in 2019 with a total sale of 2.1 million electric cars worldwide. These electric vehicles drive the demand for light weight plastic parts, as vehicle weight is important factor affecting the battery capacity and driving range of electric vehicles. Hence, a rise in the demand of lightweight vehicle parts amidst growing sale of electric vehicles is propelling the global automotive vacuum forming products market.

Restrains of Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market

  • A major restrain of the vacuum forming is that this process is suitable only for batch production of large parts. As the number of products manufactured per year increases, the cost of production by vacuum forming also increases, which in turn is prompting automobile parts manufacturers to opt for alternative processes including injection molding. These limitations are hampering the global automotive vacuum forming products market.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market

  • Recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic affected supply chains of automakers and auto-component manufacturers, thus creating a shortage of raw materials, which in turn reduced vehicle production. This decrease in vehicle production and sales of vehicles hindered the global automotive vacuum forming products market. However, sales of automobiles and electric vehicles are anticipated to rebound, as governments have lifted the restriction on industrial activities, which in turn is estimated to propel the automotive vacuum forming products market in the near future.

Asia Pacific hold Significant Share of Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market

  • Asia Pacific held a significant share of global automotive vacuum forming products market owing to expansion of the auto parts industry in countries such as India and China. For instance, India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry stated that the auto parts industry in the country expanded at 7.6% in last five years to reach a value of US$ 49.3 billion in 2019. This expansion of the auto parts industry amidst favorable government policies, and expanding automobile market is further boosting the automotive vacuum forming products market in Asia Pacific.

Key Players Operating in Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market

The global automotive vacuum forming products market is highly concentrated due to the presence of top manufacturers. A few of the key players operating in the global automotive vacuum forming products market are:

  • Advanced Plastiform, Inc.
  • Allied Plastics Inc.
  • Bridgewood UK
  • Gemini Group, Inc.
  • Global Thermoforming
  • Insulink Packaging Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Maini Precision Products Ltd.
  • Profile Plastics, Inc.
  • Ray Products Company Inc.
  • Sarik Vacform
  • Sensical Inc.
  • Universal Plastics Group, Inc.

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market: Research Scope

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Part

  • Dashboard Assemblies
  • Interior Panels
  • Seating Parts
  • Engine Bay Paneling
  • Exterior Body Panels
  •  Air Ducts
  • Headlight Covers
  • Others

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Material

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Acrylic - Perspex (PMMA)
  • Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Polycarbonate (PC / LEXAN / MAKROLON)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (HDPE)

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Product Category

  • Thin-gauge
  • Thick-gauge

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Vehicle Type

  • Two-wheeler
  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Hatchback
  • Sedan
  • Utility Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Trucks
  • Buses & Coaches
  • Off-road vehicles

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Sales Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

Global Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Nordic Region
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
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The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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Automotive Vacuum Forming Products Market