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Lightweight automotive closures

Lightweight automotive closures

Publication Date: 19/05/2021

The trend of lightweighting of automotive body-in-white is set to pick up pace in the future as electrification and sustainability gain more traction. Closures are key components in the BIW and are expected to contribute significantly to the overall lightweighting initiatives of the OEMs. Tthe report tracks five main components under closures—namely the front door, rear door, rear closure, hood, and roof.

The Lightweight Automotive Closures report will delve into the material selection strategies for the closure components that are currently prevalent in the light vehicle segment, and how it is expected to play out over the next decade. The report gives an in-depth analysis of the demand growth for some of the most widely used materials in the various closure parts, and what are some of the factors that will influence the growth pattern for materials, such as regulations, manufacturing costs, and customer preferences.

1. Overview
a) Report summary
b) Research methodology
c) Introduction

2. Types of materials
a) Overview
b) Steel
c) Aluminum
d) Composites
e) Magnesium

3. Types of closures
a) Overview
b) Front door
c) Rear door
d) Hood
e) Rear closure
f) Roof

4. Regional demand
a) Overview
b) Europe
c) Greater China
d) North America

5. OEM analysis
a) Overview
b) VolkswagenGroup
c) Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
d) General Motors
e) Toyota
f) Ford

6. Supplier analysis
a) ArcelorMittal
b) thyssenkrupp
c) Novelis
d) Constellium
e) SGL Carbon

7. Conclusion

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