Automotive Plastics Market Size & Industry Trends Report for 2032

During the period ranging from 2020 to 2022, Automotive Plastics’ demand prospects were hindered due to economic downfall and reduced sales of automobiles, due to the unprecedented occurrence of Covid-19. Recovery in the automotive sector, improved vehicle design capabilities, and increa


According to the study at Future Market Insights (FMI), the global automotive plastic market is expected to secure US$ 28.5 Million in 2022 and reach US$ 45 Billion by 2032. During the forecast period from 2022-2032, the market is likely to display a CAGR of 4.67%. The growth of the market can be attributed to the manufacturers’ increasing focus on reducing vehicle weight.

Players in the industry are taking various initiatives to strengthen their position in the market during the assessment period. For instance, in 2021, Covestro AG rolled out a new product, recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET). The recycled PET has been optimized for 3D pellet printing. This technology is also called fused granulate fabrication (FGF). It allows for speedy and economically viable additive manufacturing of large-size parts.

Governments across the globe are focusing to curb emissions and introduce fuel economy regulations for vehicles. Implementations of such regulations have forced automotive OEMs to boost the application of lightweight materials like plastics. Advanced plastics aid in ensuring the fuel economy of a vehicle while assuring safety and performance.

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For instance, the U.S is regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and EPA. As per the regulations, the rule establishes standards that would demand an industry-wide fleet average of approximately 49 mpg for passenger cars and light trucks in the model year 2026, by increasing fuel efficiency by 8% annually for model years 2024 and 2025 and 10% annually for the model year 2026.

On the contrary, safety issues associated with the consumption of plastic are expected to hamper the automotive plastic market during the forecast period. Ban on plastic application is projected to limit the industry for automotive polymers as they create disposable issues that harm the environment. Such factors are expected to hinder the market in the forecast period.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

  • The global automotive plastic market is expected to secure US$ 28.5 Billion by 2022
  • The global automotive plastic market is anticipated to display a CAGR of 4.67% by 2032
  • The global automotive plastic market is projected to hold a value worth US$ 45 Billion by 2032
  • China is expected to have claimed 69% of the global automotive plastic market revenue
  • The Interior Furnishing segment is likely to have claimed about 30% of the global automotive plastic market revenue in 2021

“Increasing demand for EVs and growing implementation of stringent rules to curb carbon emission are expected to benefit the market significantly during the forecast period,” says an FMI analyst.

Competition Analysis

Key players in the global automotive plastic market include LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V, Evonik Industries, BASF SE, Arkema Group, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Hexion Inc., Momentive Performance Materials, Hanwha Group, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Formosa Plastics, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Zoltek, Covestro AG, and Eastman Chemical Company.

Recent Updates from the Industry Include:

  • In May 2020, BASF rolled out the new styling polymer Luviset 360 which provides a flawless styling performance in six dimensions. The product is flexible, has a long-lasting hold, is strong, and has low flaking. It allows for new textures and supports anti-pollution claims.
  • In June 2021, LyondellBasell and Neste inked a long-term agreement under which LyondeBAsell will source Neste RE, a feedstock from Neste that is being manufactured from 100% renewable feedstock derived from bio-based sources like residual oils and fats and waste. The feedstock will be processed through the cracker at LyondellBasell’s Wesselling, Germany, plant into polymers and sold under the brand name of CicrulenRenew.

More Valuable Insights

Future Market Insights, in its new offering, presents an unbiased analysis of the global automotive plastic market, presenting a historical analysis from 2017 to 2021 and forecast statistics for the period of 2022-2032.

The study reveals essential insights on the basis of Material Type (Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane (PUR), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyethylene (PE), Polystyrene (PS), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyamide (PA), Acrylic (PMMA etc.), Plastic Composites, Others), by Application (Interior Components, Exterior Components Frame), By End Use (Conventional Vehicles, Electric Vehicles), Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East Africa, and Latin America).

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