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Global Markets for Friction Products and Materials

HIGHLIGHTS

The global friction products and materials market reached nearly $14.4 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $15.1 billion in 2013 and $20.2 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This report is an updated edition of a study published by BCC Research in 2012. Its goal is to provide a detailed and comprehensive study of the global market for friction products and materials in light vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, aircraft, and other industrial applications, as well as potential business opportunities in the future. The report covers both original equipment (OE) markets and the aftermarket. Its objectives include a thorough coverage of the underlying economic issues driving the friction products and materials business, as well as assessments of new and potential products that companies are developing. Social, political, and regulatory issues are also covered, as are international markets. Another important objective is to provide realistic market data and forecasts for friction products and materials.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

BCC Research's last technical market study on friction products and materials, was published in mid-2012. Since then, the friction material market has continued to evolve, as a result of the slow and uneven recovery from the 2008 to 2009 recession in most of the developed markets, and the faltering growth of customer industries in emerging markets such as China and India.

The friction materials industry is still relatively secretive, and as such it is very difficult to obtain solid information on how much of these materials are being sold and where. There are very few sources concerning friction materials, and they have presented a most incomplete picture. Estimates for the size of the friction materials market have been few and far between, although a number of companies have shown interest in the market. This report is designed to meet the need for up-to-date intelligence on the size and structure of the global friction products industry.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The scope of this report is comprehensive, covering the present status of and future prospects for original equipment (OE)/aftermarket friction materials and products in North America (i.e., the United States and Canada), Western Europe, Japan, China, India, and other global markets. The North American market is covered in the greatest detail. The report covers diverse segments such as light vehicles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the automotive aftermarket, aircraft/aerospace, construction and other off-road equipment, and various industrial applications. These are analyzed in detail as well as technology developments, market conditions and opportunities, and 5-year forecasts. The role of new technologies is reviewed in this comprehensive report.

In order to generate the information necessary to construct a reasonable future market for friction materials, it is necessary to undertake an examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of materials. In particular, environmental concerns are very significant for some types of friction materials.

This report covers two types of friction materials:

  • Dry friction materials, such as non-asbestos organic (NAO), semi-metallic, low-metallic, and asbestos friction materials.
  • Wet-friction materials such as paper products.

In addition to various friction materials and products, the report also covers the many issues concerning the merits and future prospects of the business, including corporate strategies, technologies, and the means for providing these products and service offerings. It also covers in detail the social, political, regulatory, and economic issues that so many regard as critical to the industry's current state of change. The report provides a review of the friction materials and products industry and its structure, and the many companies involved in providing these materials and technologies. The competitive position of the main players in the market and the strategic options they face are also discussed, as well as such competitive factors as marketing, distribution, and operations.

The values presented in the forecast tables represent the value of the friction products purchased by the OE manufacturers and other industrial companies. These measure value at the point of apparent consumption, regardless of where the friction product was manufactured. For materials, the values represent those paid by the friction product manufacturers. The volume data represent the consumption of these materials by the friction product manufacturers at the point of manufacture for these products, regardless of where the product is sold and used.

AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS

The author of the original BCC Research study on which this report is based, Calvin Swift, has more than 25 years of experience in competitive intelligence, industrial market research, planning and marketing at major corporations, market research consultancies, and think tanks. He advises and briefs management about economic and industry conditions, strategic developments, and the effects of proposed developments in plastics, metals, and other materials. The author has employed scenario analysis to investigate and research the future of industry to identify the impact of globalization, consolidation, demographics, changing industry structure, and technological innovation. His particular interest lies in the interaction of strategy, economic and industry developments, and innovation. He holds a BA and a MS degree in industrial economics, and has completed other studies in business administration.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

  • STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
  • INTENDED AUDIENCE
  • SCOPE OF REPORT
  • INFORMATION SOURCES
  • AUTHOR'S CREDENTIALS
  • RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
  • BCC RESEARCH ON-LINE SERVICES
  • DISCLAIMER

CHAPTER 2 - SUMMARY

  • SUMMARY TABLE: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET OUTLOOK BY SECTOR, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • SUMMARY FIGURE: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET OUTLOOK BY SECTOR, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS)

CHAPTER 3 - TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

  • OVERVIEW
  • HISTORY OF FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS
    • TABLE 1: REASONS WHY THE FRICTION MATERIALS INDUSTRY SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE BEFORE THE MID-1960S
    • TABLE 2: REASONS WHY THE FRICTION MATERIALS INDUSTRY CHANGED IN THE MID-1960S
  • WHAT IS A FRICTION MATERIAL?
  • THE SCIENCE OF FRICTION
    • TEMPERATURE VARIATION OF THE FRICTIONAL COEFFICIENT
    • TESTING
  • PRODUCTION OF FRICTION MATERIALS
    • SOFT BATCH
    • MOLDING
    • TRUCK BLOCK
    • CURING
    • BONDING
    • SCORCHING
    • INTEGRALLY MOLDED BRAKES
    • BRAKE INGREDIENTS
    • FIBERS IN COMPOSITES
    • THE EMPHASIS ON REDUCING COSTS
      • TABLE 3: TYPICAL COMPOSITION OF NAO FRICTION MATERIALS
  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
  • REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS
    • HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS
    • HISTORY OF ASBESTOS LEGISLATION
      • TABLE 4: PRODUCTS THAT CANNOT CONTAIN ASBESTOS AFTER 1996
      • TABLE 5: LIST OF PRODUCTS THAT CAN STILL CONTAIN ASBESTOS
  • THE USE OF ASBESTOS IN MATERIALS
  • REGULATIONS DEALING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
  • REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES
    • Increased Calls for Regulation of the Automotive Aftermarket
    • The Threat of Litigation
  • THE ROLE OF ASSOCIATIONS
    • Friction Materials Standards Institute
    • Brake Manufacturers Council
  • ASBESTOS LITIGATION AND LIABILITY

CHAPTER 4 - FRICTION MATERIALS

  • OVERVIEW
    • TABLE 6: GLOBAL FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET*, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 7: GLOBAL FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET,* THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS)
  • FRICTION PRODUCTS CONSTRUCTION
    • DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 8: COMPARISON OF THE FOUR TYPES OF DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • NAO Friction Products
      • TABLE 9: COMPOSITION OF A TYPICAL NAO FRICTION MATERIAL (%)
      • TABLE 10: COMPARISON OF FIBERS USED IN NAO BRAKE PADS
      • TABLE 11: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NAO BRAKE PADS AND BLOCKS
    • Semi-metallic Friction Products
      • TABLE 12: TYPICAL INGREDIENTS IN A SEMI-METALLIC BRAKE PAD (%)
      • TABLE 13: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORDINARY SEMI-METALLIC PADS AND HEAVY DUTY SEMI-METALLIC PADS
      • TABLE 14: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SEMI-METALLIC FRICTION PRODUCTS COMPARED WITH NAO FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • Low-Metallic Products
      • TABLE 15: TYPICAL INGREDIENTS IN A LOW-METALLIC BRAKE PAD (%)
      • TABLE 16: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF LOW-METALLIC FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • Friction Modifiers
      • TABLE 17: TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FRICTION MODIFIERS (%)
    • Resins
  • WET FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • Paper Friction
      • TABLE 18: COMMONLY USED RAW MATERIALS IN PAPER-BASED FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 19: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF WET PAPER FRICTION MATERIALS COMPARED WITH DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 20: REASONS WHY WET FRICTION MATERIALS ARE MORE DURABLE THAN DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 21: REASONS WHY THE WET PAPER FRICTION PRODUCTS MARKET SHOULD NOT INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY
    • Sintered Metal
      • TABLE 22: REASONS WHY SINTERED METAL FRICTION PRODUCTS ARE NOT USED IN TRUCK BRAKING APPLICATIONS
    • ARAMID FIBERS
      • TABLE 23: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ARAMID FIBER IN FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 24: REASONS AGAINST USING ADDITIONAL ARAMID FIBER IN FRICTION MATERIALS
      • TABLE 25: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR ARAMID FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • GLASS FIBERS
      • TABLE 26: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF E-GLASS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS
      • TABLE 27: DISADVANTAGES OF THE SMOOTHNESS OF E-GLASS FIBERS
      • TABLE 28: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR GLASS FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • METAL FIBERS
      • TABLE 29: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR METAL FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • CARBON FIBERS
      • TABLE 30: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES
      • TABLE 31: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR CARBON FIBERS IN CARBON-CARBON FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • OTHER ADVANCED FIBERS
      • METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE FIBERS
        • TABLE 32: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR MMC FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • PARTIALLY OXIDIZED POLYACRYLONITRILE FIBERS
      • TABLE 33: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR POA FIBERS IN CARBON-CARBON FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS)
    • OTHER ADVANCED FIBERS
      • TABLE 34: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR OTHER ADVANCED FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
      • Carbon-Silicon Carbide
      • Miscellaneous Advanced Fibers
    • ASBESTOS FIBERS
      • TABLE 35: PROPERTIES OF ASBESTOS FIBERS
      • TABLE 36: COMPOSITION OF A TYPICAL ASBESTOS-BASED FRICTION MATERIAL (%)
      • TABLE 37: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR ASBESTOS FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • PHENOLIC RESINS
      • TABLE 38: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PHENOLIC RESIN
      • TABLE 39: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR PHENOLIC RESINS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS)
    • GRAPHITIC MATERIALS
      • TABLE 40: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR GRAPHITE IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • WOLLASTONITE
      • TABLE 41: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR WOLLASTONITE IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • OTHER MATERIALS
      • TABLE 42: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR OTHER MATERIALS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)

CHAPTER 5 - FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MARKETS

  • OVERVIEW
    • TABLE 43: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • TRUCK DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TRUCK INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
      • FIGURE 1: GLOBAL MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE PRODUCTION, 2003-2018 (THOUSAND UNITS)
  • TRUCK BRAKE SELECTION
    • TRUCK BRAKE FRICTION MATERIALS
      • TABLE 44: APPLICATIONS OF FRICTION MATERIALS USED IN TRUCKS
      • FIGURE 2: AVERAGE PRICES FOR THE THREE GRADES OF FRICTION MATERIALS IN STANDARD APPLICATIONS ($/POUND)
      • FIGURE 3: MARKET SHARES OF THE THREE GRADES OF FRICTION MATERIALS (%)
      • Safety Considerations
      • Brake Block vs. Lining
      • Jacob's Brake
  • CLUTCH FACINGS
    • MEDIUM TRUCK BRAKES
      • TABLE 45: PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABLE FRICTION MATERIALS IN MEDIUM TRUCK DRUM BRAKES
      • FIGURE 4: MEDIUM TRUCK BRAKES BY TYPE (%)
      • TABLE 46: FRICTION MATERIALS USED IN MEDIUM TRUCK APPLICATIONS
  • HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS
    • OUTLOOK
      • TABLE 47: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR DRY FRICTION MATERIALS IN MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • SUPPLIERS
    • Foundation Brakes
      • FIGURE 5: MARKET SHARE OF NORTH AMERICAN TRAILER AXLE PRODUCERS (%)
    • Medium Trucks
    • Large Trucks
  • AUTOMOTIVE DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRICTION PRODUCTS IN AUTOMOBILES
      • TABLE 48: FACTORS NECESSITATING IMPROVEMENT IN AUTOMOBILE BRAKES
      • TABLE 49: AUTOMOBILE BUYERS' REQUIREMENTS FOR BRAKES
  • DYNAMICS OF AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING
    • Market Forces Affecting Longevity of Brake Pads
    • Noise in Brake Pads
      • TABLE 50: REASONS THAT BRAKE PADS CAUSE NOISE
  • TYPES OF BRAKES
    • TABLE 51: COMPARISON OF DISC VERSUS DRUM BRAKES
    • Disc Brakes
      • TABLE 52: DISTRIBUTION OF BRAKING FORCE IN AUTOMOBILES (%)
    • Drum Brakes
    • Automotive Brake Outlook
      • TABLE 53: GLOBAL LIGHT-VEHICLE ASSEMBLIES BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION UNITS)
      • FIGURE 6: GLOBAL LIGHT-VEHICLE ASSEMBLIES, 1989-2018 (MILLION UNITS)
      • TABLE 54: LIGHT-VEHICLE OEM DRY FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS/MILLION UNITS)
  • THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET IN BRAKE PADS
    • Aftermarket Brake Use Patterns
      • TABLE 55: EXPECTED LIFETIME DISTANCES OF VARIOUS TYPES OF FRICTION MATERIALS (MILES)
    • Aftermarket Materials Selection
    • Light-Vehicle Ownership Trends
    • Aftermarket Brake Outlook
      • TABLE 56: LIGHT-VEHICLE DRY FRICTION AFTERMARKET OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SUPPLIERS
    • Automotive OE Brakes
    • Automotive Aftermarket Brakes
      • TABLE 57: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET AND OE FRICTION MANUFACTURERS
  • AVIATION/AEROSPACE DRY FRICTION
    • BRAKE CONSTRUCTION
    • AEROSPACE MARKET DYNAMICS
      • FIGURE 7: LARGE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES, 2012-2018 (NUMBER)
    • MARKET OUTLOOK
      • TABLE 58: AIRCRAFT/AEROSPACE DRY FRICTION OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • SUPPLIERS
  • INDUSTRIAL DRY FRICTION
    • TABLE 59: INDUSTRIAL DRY FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY APPLICATION AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • RAILWAY
    • OIL WELLS
    • CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY
    • APPLIANCES
    • INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
  • WET FRICTION
    • AUTOMOTIVE WET FRICTION
      • TABLE 60: FRICTION MATERIAL COMPONENTS IN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ($)
      • TABLE 61: AUTOMOTIVE WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • CONSTRUCTION WET FRICTION
      • TABLE 62: CONSTRUCTION WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MARKET AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • OTHER WET FRICTION
      • TABLE 63: COMPARISON OF MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS
      • TABLE 64: OTHER WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MARKET AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
      • FIGURE 8: NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLIERS OF CLUTCH BUTTONS BY MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%)
      • FIGURE 9: NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLIERS OF MEDIUM TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS BY MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%)
    • AUTOMOTIVE CLUTCHES
      • TABLE 65: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NEW VERSUS REBUILT CLUTCHES IN THE AFTERMARKET

CHAPTER 6 - INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

  • OVERVIEW
    • TABLE 66: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS OUTLOOK BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • FIGURE 10: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCT MARKETS BY REGION, 2012 (%)
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • TABLE 67: NORTH AMERICAN FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • TABLE 68: ADVANCES IN BRAKING SYSTEMS MADE POPULAR IN EUROPE
    • TABLE 69: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MARKETS
    • FIGURE 11: WESTERN EUROPE FRICTION PRODUCT MARKETS BY NATION, 2012 (%)
    • TABLE 70: WESTERN EUROPEAN FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • JAPAN
    • TABLE 71: JAPANESE FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • CHINA
    • TABLE 72: CHINA'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • INDIA
    • TABLE 73: INDIA'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
  • REST OF THE WORLD
    • TABLE 74: REST OF THE WORLD'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)

CHAPTER 7 - INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND STRATEGIC CHANGES

  • OVERVIEW
  • INDUSTRY HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • TABLE 75: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET
  • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF INNOVATION
  • TECHNOLOGICAL STRATEGIES
  • FUNDING OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS
  • THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN FRICTION MATERIALS
  • MANUFACTURING STRATEGIES
  • SCALE ECONOMIES AND VERTICAL INTEGRATION
  • LABOR
  • COST STRUCTURE
  • FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
  • MARKETING
  • PRICING AND BARGAINING POWER
  • MARKET SEGMENTATION
  • DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGIES
  • RELATIONS WITH OEM CUSTOMERS
  • GLOBAL MARKETING
  • DISTRIBUTION
  • OTHER MARKETING
  • OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • TYPES OF COMPANIES
  • CONCENTRATION
  • CONSOLIDATION

CHAPTER 8 - COMPANY PROFILES

  • NORTH AMERICAN COMPANIES
  • ABS FRICTION CORP.
  • AFFINIA GROUP, INC.
  • ALL FRICTIONS CO.
  • ALTO PRODUCTS CORP.
  • AUSCO PRODUCTS, INC.
  • BORGWARNER, INC.
  • CAPITAL TOOL & DESIGN, LTD.
  • CARLISLE BRAKE AND FRICTION
  • CECO FRICTION PRODUCTS, INC.
  • CHAMPION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • CLEVELAND OAK, INC.
  • THE CLINE CO.
  • CONI-SEAL, INC.
  • COOK BONDING & MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
  • DANA HOLDING CORP.
  • DELTA FRICTION
  • EATON AIRFLEX
  • FDP FRICTION SCIENCE
  • FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP.
  • FEROTEC FRICTION
  • FORMSPRAG CLUTCH
  • GMP FRICTION PRODUCTS
  • GREAT LAKES FRICTION PRODUCTS, INC.
  • HAWKHEAD AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
  • HIBBING INTERNATIONAL FRICTION
  • HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES, INC.
  • HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • INDUSTRIAL BRAKE & SUPPLY
  • ITT CORP.
  • LOGAN CLUTCH CORP.
  • MACH III CLUTCH, INC.
  • MATERIAL SCIENCES CORP.
  • MEGGIT AIRCRAFT BRAKING SYSTEMS
  • MERITOR, INC.
  • MIDWEST BRAKE
  • NUCAP INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • OE QUALITY FRICTION, INC.
  • PERFORMANCE FRICTION CORP.
  • PHOENIX FRICTION PRODUCTS, INC.
  • PROTEC FRICTION SUPPLY
  • PT TECH
  • QUALITOR, INC.
  • REDDAWAY MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
  • ROME TOOL & DIE CO.
  • THE ROWLAND CO.
  • SATISFIED BRAKE PRODUCTS
  • SCAN-PAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
  • SEPAC, INC.
  • STARFIRE SYSTEMS, INC.
  • TEK-MOTIVE, INC.
  • THERMOSET FRICTION MATERIAL SPECIALISTS
  • TRIBCO, INC.
  • TRW AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS CORP.
  • UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
  • WABTEC CORP.
  • WESTROCK CO.
  • WHEELING BRAKE AND CLUTCH
  • WESTERN EUROPEAN COMPANIES
  • BECORIT GMBH
  • ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
  • BREMBO S.P.A.
  • BREMSKERL REIBBELAGWERKE EMMERLING GMBH & CO. KG
  • CONTINENTAL AG
  • EUROPEAN FRICTION INDUSTRIES, LTD.
  • FENNER PRECISION
  • FRENOS SAULEDA S.A.
  • HALDEX AB
  • ICER BRAKES S.A.
  • INDUSTRIAL CLUTCH PARTS, LTD.
  • KNORR-BREMSE AG
  • LUK GMBH & CO. OHG
  • MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY
  • METELLI SPA
  • MIBA AG
  • ORTLINGHAUS-WERKE GMBH
  • ROULUNDS BRAKING HOLDINGS APS
  • SGL CARBON SE
  • SIMER SRL
  • STS FRICTION GMBH
  • TARONI & C. S.A.S.
  • TMD FRICTION HOLDING GMBH
  • UTIL INDUSTRIES
  • WINNARD, LTD.
  • JAPANESE COMPANIES
  • ADVICS CO., LTD.
  • AISIN SEIKI CO., LTD.
  • AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • ASKTECHNICA CO., LTD.
  • FUJI BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • HOSEI BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • JAPAN BRAKE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
  • MK KASHIYAMA CORP.
  • NISSHINBO HOLDINGS, INC.NISSHINBO HOLDINGS, INC.
  • VESRAH COMPANY, INC.
  • CHINESE COMPANIES
  • ASIMCO MELIAN BRAKING SYSTEMS (LANDFANG) CO., LTD.
  • CIXI ORIENTAL FRICTION PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
  • DANAHER AUTO SPARE PART CO., LTD.
  • DONGYING XINYI AUTO FITTING CO., LTD.
  • FANGTIAN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
  • FUJIAN GUANLEAN AUTOMOTIVE PARTS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • HANGZHOU CHANGMING FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • HANGZHOU FEIYANG AUTOPARTS CO., LTD.
  • HANGZHOU HANGCHENG FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • HANGZHOU QIANJIANG FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • HANGZHOU YUHANG FEIYING EAGLE FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • HENGSHUI LONGXIN FRICTION MATERIALS CO., LTD.
  • HUBEI FEILONG FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • NINGBO XIANGSHENG FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • SHANDONG DOUBLE LINK BRAKE MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • SHANDONG GOLD PHOENIX GROUP CO., LTD.
  • SHANDONG LONGJI GROUP CO., LTD.
  • SHENZHEN YUEXINCHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
  • ZAOYANG FU XING FRICTION MATERIAL CO., LTD.
  • INDIAN COMPANIES
  • ANAND AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
  • ASK AUTOMOTIVE PVT., LTD.
  • AVS BRAKE LININGS PVT, LTD.
  • BIC AUTO PRIVATE, LTD.
  • BRAKEWEL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS INDIA, LTD.
  • CO-EFF FRICTION BANDS, LTD.
  • HINDUSTAN COMPOSITES, LTD.
  • MASU BRAKES PVT., LTD.
  • RANE BRAKE LINING, LTD.
  • SUNDARAM BRAKE LININGS, LTD.
  • SUPER CIRCLE AUTO, LTD.
  • OTHER COMPANIES
  • DOLPHIN MANUFACTURING, LTD., LLC.
  • EGAR S.A.
  • FBK AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
  • FERMIT S.A.
  • FRAS-LE S.A.
  • FRENOSA
  • FRICCION S.R.L.
  • FRICCION Y TECNOLOGIA, S.A. DE C.V.
  • GUNG LUN ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
  • HUAN DAH INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
  • INCOLBESTOS S.A.
  • INDUBAL S.A.C.
  • KOREA BERAL CO., LTD.
  • LUMAG SP. Z.O.O.
  • MAMUSA
  • MINTYE INDUSTRIES BHD.
  • NAN HOANG TRAFFIC INSTRUMENT CO., LTD.
  • REPUESTOS COLOMBIANOS S.A.
  • SB SANGSIN BRAKE
  • S.C.H. INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • TAIWAN BRAKE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
  • ZF SACHS SLOVAKIA A.S.

LIST OF TABLES

  • SUMMARY TABLE: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET OUTLOOK BY SECTOR, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 1: REASONS WHY THE FRICTION MATERIALS INDUSTRY SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE BEFORE THE MID-1960S
    • TABLE 2: REASONS WHY THE FRICTION MATERIALS INDUSTRY CHANGED IN THE MID-1960S
    • TABLE 3: TYPICAL COMPOSITION OF NAO FRICTION MATERIALS
    • TABLE 4: PRODUCTS THAT CANNOT CONTAIN ASBESTOS AFTER 1996
    • TABLE 5: LIST OF PRODUCTS THAT CAN STILL CONTAIN ASBESTOS
    • TABLE 6: GLOBAL FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET*, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 7: GLOBAL FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET,* THROUGH 2018 (MILLION LBS)
    • TABLE 8: COMPARISON OF THE FOUR TYPES OF DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 9: COMPOSITION OF A TYPICAL NAO FRICTION MATERIAL (%)
    • TABLE 10: COMPARISON OF FIBERS USED IN NAO BRAKE PADS
    • TABLE 11: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NAO BRAKE PADS AND BLOCKS
    • TABLE 12: TYPICAL INGREDIENTS IN A SEMI-METALLIC BRAKE PAD (%)
    • TABLE 13: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORDINARY SEMI-METALLIC PADS AND HEAVY DUTY SEMI-METALLIC PADS
    • TABLE 14: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SEMI-METALLIC FRICTION PRODUCTS COMPARED WITH NAO FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 15: TYPICAL INGREDIENTS IN A LOW-METALLIC BRAKE PAD (%)
    • TABLE 16: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF LOW-METALLIC FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 17: TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FRICTION MODIFIERS (%)
    • TABLE 18: COMMONLY USED RAW MATERIALS IN PAPER-BASED FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 19: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF WET PAPER FRICTION MATERIALS COMPARED WITH DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 20: REASONS WHY WET FRICTION MATERIALS ARE MORE DURABLE THAN DRY FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 21: REASONS WHY THE WET PAPER FRICTION PRODUCTS MARKET SHOULD NOT INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY
    • TABLE 22: REASONS WHY SINTERED METAL FRICTION PRODUCTS ARE NOT USED IN TRUCK BRAKING APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 23: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ARAMID FIBER IN FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 24: REASONS AGAINST USING ADDITIONAL ARAMID FIBER IN FRICTION MATERIALS
    • TABLE 25: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR ARAMID FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 26: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF E-GLASS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS
    • TABLE 27: DISADVANTAGES OF THE SMOOTHNESS OF E-GLASS FIBERS
    • TABLE 28: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR GLASS FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 29: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR METAL FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 30: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES
    • TABLE 31: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR CARBON FIBERS IN CARBON-CARBON FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 32: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR MMC FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 33: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR POA FIBERS IN CARBON-CARBON FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 34: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR OTHER ADVANCED FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (THOUSANDS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 35: PROPERTIES OF ASBESTOS FIBERS
    • TABLE 36: COMPOSITION OF A TYPICAL ASBESTOS-BASED FRICTION MATERIAL (%)
    • TABLE 37: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR ASBESTOS FIBERS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 38: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PHENOLIC RESIN
    • TABLE 39: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR PHENOLIC RESINS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 40: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR GRAPHITE IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 41: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR WOLLASTONITE IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 42: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR OTHER MATERIALS IN FRICTION PRODUCTS BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLIONS OF LBS./$ MILLIONS*)
    • TABLE 43: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 44: APPLICATIONS OF FRICTION MATERIALS USED IN TRUCKS
    • TABLE 45: PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABLE FRICTION MATERIALS IN MEDIUM TRUCK DRUM BRAKES
    • TABLE 46: FRICTION MATERIALS USED IN MEDIUM TRUCK APPLICATIONS
    • TABLE 47: GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR DRY FRICTION MATERIALS IN MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 48: FACTORS NECESSITATING IMPROVEMENT IN AUTOMOBILE BRAKES
    • TABLE 49: AUTOMOBILE BUYERS' REQUIREMENTS FOR BRAKES
    • TABLE 50: REASONS THAT BRAKE PADS CAUSE NOISE
    • TABLE 51: COMPARISON OF DISC VERSUS DRUM BRAKES
    • TABLE 52: DISTRIBUTION OF BRAKING FORCE IN AUTOMOBILES (%)
    • TABLE 53: GLOBAL LIGHT-VEHICLE ASSEMBLIES BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 (MILLION UNITS)
    • TABLE 54: LIGHT-VEHICLE OEM DRY FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS/MILLION UNITS)
    • TABLE 55: EXPECTED LIFETIME DISTANCES OF VARIOUS TYPES OF FRICTION MATERIALS (MILES)
    • TABLE 56: LIGHT-VEHICLE DRY FRICTION AFTERMARKET OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 57: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET AND OE FRICTION MANUFACTURERS
    • TABLE 58: AIRCRAFT/AEROSPACE DRY FRICTION OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 59: INDUSTRIAL DRY FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY APPLICATION AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 60: FRICTION MATERIAL COMPONENTS IN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ($)
    • TABLE 61: AUTOMOTIVE WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MATERIAL AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 62: CONSTRUCTION WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MARKET AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 63: COMPARISON OF MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS
    • TABLE 64: OTHER WET FRICTION MATERIAL OUTLOOK BY MARKET AND REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 65: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF NEW VERSUS REBUILT CLUTCHES IN THE AFTERMARKET
    • TABLE 66: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS OUTLOOK BY REGION, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 67: NORTH AMERICAN FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 68: ADVANCES IN BRAKING SYSTEMS MADE POPULAR IN EUROPE
    • TABLE 69: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN MARKETS
    • TABLE 70: WESTERN EUROPEAN FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 71: JAPANESE FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 72: CHINA'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 73: INDIA'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 74: REST OF THE WORLD'S FRICTION PRODUCTS APPLICATION MARKETS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • TABLE 75: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FRICTION MATERIALS MARKET

LIST OF FIGURES

  • SUMMARY FIGURE: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET OUTLOOK BY SECTOR, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS)
    • FIGURE 1: GLOBAL MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLE PRODUCTION, 2003-2018 (THOUSAND UNITS)
    • FIGURE 2: AVERAGE PRICES FOR THE THREE GRADES OF FRICTION MATERIALS IN STANDARD APPLICATIONS ($/POUND)
    • FIGURE 3: MARKET SHARES OF THE THREE GRADES OF FRICTION MATERIALS (%)
    • FIGURE 4: MEDIUM TRUCK BRAKES BY TYPE (%)
    • FIGURE 5: MARKET SHARE OF NORTH AMERICAN TRAILER AXLE PRODUCERS (%)
    • FIGURE 6: GLOBAL LIGHT-VEHICLE ASSEMBLIES, 1989-2018 (MILLION UNITS)
    • FIGURE 7: LARGE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES, 2012-2018 (NUMBER)
    • FIGURE 8: NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLIERS OF CLUTCH BUTTONS BY MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%)
    • FIGURE 9: NORTH AMERICAN SUPPLIERS OF MEDIUM TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS BY MARKET SHARE, 2012 (%)
    • FIGURE 10: GLOBAL FRICTION PRODUCT MARKETS BY REGION, 2012 (%)
    • FIGURE 11: WESTERN EUROPE FRICTION PRODUCT MARKETS BY NATION, 2012 (%)
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