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Automotive Rubber-Molded Components Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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Automotive Rubber-Molded Components Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)
Published: June 1, 2019 Content info: 60 Pages

Market Overview

The global automotive rubber-molded component market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 6.38% during the forecast period (2019 - 2024).

  • Innovation in the automobile and automobile components manufacturing industry is set to revolutionize the automobile rubber component industry around the world. The increase in the production of cars around the world has had a very positive impact on the sellers of the automotive rubber-molded components.
  • Owing to the increasing demand for fuel-efficient and less polluting vehicles, the market for lightweight automotive components of higher durability is on the rise. Further, chemical companies, such as Chem Trend, are introducing better release agents and molding process aids. Technological advancements have been the major trigger for this growth. Innovations, such as Ford's eco-friendly rubber parts using soy oil, and research labs trying to come up with better and durable rubber materials, like EPDM, are expected to drive the market studied over the forecast period.
  • Growing automotive emissions have resulted in putting pressure on the automakers to produce fuel-efficient vehicles. These stringent standards set by the regulatory authorities are expected to significantly drive the market for lightweight materials, like rubber-molded components, in the automotive sector.

Scope of the Report

The global automotive rubber-molded component market is segmented by material type, component type, vehicle type, and geography.

Key Market Trends

Growing Technological Advancement in Rubber Material

Advances in release agents, nowadays, are making rubber and its components more attractive to auto manufacturers. For hundreds of years, rubber has been used in the automotive industry. Rubber-molded products, which were formerly extracted from natural materials, are now being made from inexpensive and common synthetic polymers, owing to many factors, including weight, environmental, expense, and longevity concerns. These rubber-molded components can be molded into all shapes, sizes, and colors, for different use in the automotive industry.

Advancements in rubber made auto components sturdy, sealable, and water- and chemical-resistant. It also has both, a good weight/volume ratio and performance/cost ratio. Rubber is inexpensive and can be molded into a wide range of parts and products. One of the major advantages of the parts made of rubber is that they can be disposable and recyclable, thus benefiting the environment. Therefore, growth in the use of rubber is driving the market studied.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomers (EPDM) accounted for most of the market share by raw material type, with natural rubber following closely. However, growing innovations in durability and life of the EPDM-based compounds is expected to propel the market for EPDM in automotive applications over the coming five years. EPDM materials were proved fit for high-pressure conditions and boasted of impact resistance and stiffness. These technical advantages over other raw materials will encourage automakers to prefer EPDM-based molded components to synthetic or natural rubber.

Asia-Pacific - Leading the Market

The global automotive rubber molded component market is dominated by Asia-Pacific, followed by Europe and North America respectively. The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for automotive rubber-molded components, both in terms of production and consumption. This can be attributed to India and China emerging as major automotive components manufacture hubs, sourcing to the western auto giants. Further, government support for FDI in these countries has encouraged small and medium scale regional players to enter the rubber molding market.

China has emerged as the leader in both Asia-Pacific and global rubber-molded automotive components markets. A growing economy and rising disposable incomes have resulted in greater demand for automotive in India and China, in turn, opening new opportunities for the dependent rubber-molding sector. North America, in the light of EPA regulations and CAFE standards, is expected to witness a higher CAGR over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The global automotive rubber molded component market is fragmented and dominated by various players which include, Continental AG, DANA Holding Corporation, Hutchison SA, Trelleborg AB, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Freudenberg and Co. Kg, and among others.

The companies are expanding their business by opening new plants. For instance -

  • In March 2019, Hubner Manufacturing Corporation will invest USD 9.6 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Dunlap, Tennessee.
  • In September 2018, Zeon Corporation (Zeon) announced that it will establish a wholly-owned subsidiary for the production and sales of acrylic rubber in Thailand. The new plant will be Zeon's third acrylic rubber plant after its Japanese and U.S. plants. Demand for acrylic rubber is expected to grow in Asia.

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Table of Contents


  • 1.1 Study Deliverables
  • 1.2 Study Assumptions
  • 1.3 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Market Drivers
  • 4.2 Market Restraints
  • 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
    • 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
    • 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
    • 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


  • 5.1 By Material Type
    • 5.1.1 Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
    • 5.1.2 Natural Rubber (NR)
    • 5.1.3 Styrene-butadiene Rubber (SBR)
    • 5.1.4 Others
  • 5.2 By Component Type
    • 5.2.1 Seals
    • 5.2.2 Gaskets
    • 5.2.3 Hoses
    • 5.2.4 Weather-Strips
    • 5.2.5 Others
  • 5.3 By Vehicle Type
    • 5.3.1 Passenger Car
    • 5.3.2 Commercial Vehicle
  • 5.4 Geography
    • 5.4.1 North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Rest of North America
    • 5.4.2 Europe
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
    • 5.4.3 Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • 5.4.4 Rest of the World
      • South America
      • Middle East and Africa


  • 6.1 Vendor Market Share
  • 6.2 Company Profiles
    • 6.2.1 AB SKF
    • 6.2.2 ALP Group
    • 6.2.3 Bohra Rubber Pvt Ltd
    • 6.2.4 Continental AG
    • 6.2.5 Cooper-Standard Automotive
    • 6.2.6 DANA Holding Corporation
    • 6.2.7 Federal-Mogul Corporation
    • 6.2.8 Freudenberg and Co. Kg
    • 6.2.9 Hebei Shinda Seal Group
    • 6.2.10 Hutchinson SA
    • 6.2.11 NOK Corporation
    • 6.2.12 Steele Rubber Products
    • 6.2.13 Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd
    • 6.2.14 Trelleborg AB


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