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Global Lightweight Materials Market Analysis, Size(Value And Volume), Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Press Release   •   Jun 05, 2017 05:33 EDT

About Lightweight Materials Market

The global lightweight materials industry has been experiencing strong growth from various end-use industries, especially from the transportation sector. The transportation sector includes aviation, automobile and railways. Other key end-use industries include medical, energy, defense, consumer goods, building & construction and electronics. However, this study on lightweight materials focuses on key industries such as defense, energy, transportation and medical. Structural advantages of different lightweight materials coupled with expected price reduction of composites in the future is estimated to drive global demand for lightweight materials. However, high cost of lightweight materials is the only significant barrier for demand for these products.

The study analyzes the lightweight materials industry, and estimates and forecasts the global market in terms of volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (USD Billion). The lightweight materials report segments the market based on product types, applications and key regions. Key products included in the report are aluminum, high strength steel, magnesium, titanium, and polymer and composites. Polymer and composites segment includes polyamides, polypropylene, polystyrene and glass reinforced plastic composites. Key applications included in the study are defense, energy, transportation and medical. The transportation application segment includes demand from automobile, trucks, other vehicles, commercial and civilian aircraft, and railways. The report analyzes attractiveness of each application of lightweight materials with the help of the market attractiveness tool.

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The report segments the lightweight materials market into key regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. Rest of the World includes Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The report analyzes each product and application segment for each regional market. The study on lightweight materials provides market estimates and forecast for each segment in terms of volume (Kilo tons) and revenue (USD billion).

Industry analysis of the report provides a comprehensive view of each player in the value chain of the lightweight materials market. It also provides key driving and restraining factors in the lightweight materials market, with impact analysis of each factor. The industry analysis also throws light on opportunities for the market in the near future. Additionally, the lightweight materials report analyzes the global competition in the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis model.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings. Secondary sources referred for lightweight materials study include, but are not limited to ICIS, the Steel Manufacturers Association, the International Aluminum Institute, the Lightweight Materials Technology Council (LMTC), the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), European Composites Industry Associations, the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and the European Union. Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies.

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The lightweight materials report comprises profiles of key players such as Alcoa Inc., Aleris International Inc., ATI, TIMET, Huntsman Corporation, Caparo, Exxon Mobil, DuPont, Evonik Industries, Cytec Industries Inc. and Formosa Plastics. Company profiles include parameters such as company overview, product portfolio, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis and recent developments. The study also provides market share of some of the companies in the lightweight materials market. Market share of companies has been derived based on revenue generated for lightweight materials products.

The report segments the global lightweight materials market as:

Lightweight Materials Market - Product Segment Analysis



High Strength Steel


Polymer and composites

Others (Ceramic composites, carbon fiber composites and hybrid materials)

Lightweight Materials Market - Application Segment Analysis




Others (Medical applications, etc.)

Lightweight Materials Market - Regional Analysis

North America


Asia Pacific

Rest of the World (RoW)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface

1.1 Report description

1.2 Market segmentation

1.3 Research scope and assumptions

1.4 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

2.1 Global lightweight materials market, 2013 – 2020, (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

2.2 Global lightweight materials market, snapshot (2013 and 2020)

Chapter 3 Lightweight Materials: Industry Analysis

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Value chain analysis

3.3 Market drivers

3.3.1 Regulations to reduce CO2 emissions coupled with rising demand for fuel-efficient vehicles

3.3.2 Continuous technological innovation in aerospace industry

3.4 Market restraints

3.4.1 High cost of lightweight materials compared to other conventional materials

3.5 Opportunities

3.5.1 High potential for lightweight materials in transportation industry, especially in emerging economies

3.5.2 Carbon fibers to create opportunities for global lightweight materials in near future

3.6 Porter’s five forces model

3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers

3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.6.3 Threat from substitutes

3.6.4 Threat from new entrants

3.6.5 Degree of competition

3.7 Global lightweight materials market: Market attractiveness analysis

3.8 Global lightweight materials market: Company market share (2012)

Chapter 4 Global Lightweight Materials – Product Segment Analysis

4.1 Global lightweight materials market: Product segment analysis

4.1.1 Global lightweight materials market volume share by product, 2013 and 2020

4.2 Aluminum

4.2.1 Global aluminum market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

4.3 Titanium

4.3.1 Global titanium market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

4.4 High strength steel (HSS)

4.4.1 Global high strength steel market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

4.5 Magnesium

4.5.1 Global magnesium market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

4.6 Polymer and composites

4.6.1 Global polymer and composites market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

4.7 Others

4.7.1 Global other lightweight materials market, 2013 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

Chapter 5 Lightweight Materials Market – Application Segment Analysis

5.1 Global lightweight materials market: Application segment analysis

5.1.1 Global lightweight materials market volume share by application, 2013 and 2020

5.2 Defense

5.2.1 Global lightweight materials market for defense, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

5.3 Energy

5.3.1 Global lightweight materials market for energy, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

5.4 Transportation

5.4.1 Global lightweight materials market for transportation, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion)

5.5 Other applications

5.5.1 Global lightweight materials market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo tons) (USD Billion) is the most comprehensive collection of market research reports. MarketResearchReports.Biz services are specially designed to save time and money for our clients. We are a one stop solution for all your research needs, our main offerings are syndicated research reports, custom research, subscription access and consulting services. We serve all sizes and types of companies spanning across various industries.