The global automotive interior materials market is expected to garner large market revenue over the forecast period owing to rise in automotive demand in Asia-Pacific and North American regional market. An increase in disposable income along with diminishing transportation cost as well as availability of abundant raw material has further propelled the market growth. The OEM’s are focusing on fine as well as lightweight interior materials owing to rising demand for premium aesthetics as well as fuel-efficient vehicles. The increasing consumer preference towards luxury vehicles and rising concentration on automotive interior components has compelled OEMs to concentrate on quality of materials utilized in vehicles.
The rise in concern towards waste disposal during the process of leather manufacturing coupled with rising leather prices owing to tight supply is anticipated to hinder the demand. The restrictions of government on materials such as PVC leather are also expected to control the market growth. Depending on materials, the global automotive interior materials market can be classified as synthetic leather, PU leather, fabric, genuine leather, PVC leather, and thermoplastic polymers. The synthetic leather market segment commands the major market share of the automotive interior materials market in terms of revenue. The Asia-Pacific regional market is the largest consumer of synthetic leather and is anticipated to grow at an impressive growth rate of over 10% during the forecast period. The Mexican market is anticipated to be the swiftest growing synthetic leather market and is forecasted to grow at a significant growth rate of over 18% during the future years. Among different market segments, the PU leather market is anticipated to be the swiftest growing segment over the future period and is projected to register swift growth rate of over 10% during forecast period.
Over the past, superior quality coupled with low maintenance cost has led to rise in PU leather demand over the past years and the trend is anticipated to continue over the future years. The Asia-Pacific regional market is the largest market and commands over 40% of the total share. The APAC regional market is projected to rise owing to rise in automotive demand in emerging countries such as China and India. The regional market, China is the biggest interior materials consumer in Asia-Pacific and is estimated to retain its place over the future period. Factors such as swift growth of automotive industry, soaring economic growth, and cost competitiveness are estimated to positively impact interior materials manufacturers in APAC countries. The rising government support in terms of subsidies and other regulations has fascinated various automotive OEMs to settle their plants in this region. Also, the rising integration of green technology as well as nanotechnology in automotive leather and fabrics manufacturing is likely to offer varied opportunities for the market players.
The usage of green chemistry for leather manufacturing, environment-friendly materials as well as proper waste disposal methods can boost profitability and help to gain competitive advantage. Strict regulations pertaining to leather production are anticipated to hamper the market growth over the future years. The rise in costs of raw material is expected to dampen the profitability as well as sustainability of the manufacturers. The rise in production cost is directly transferred to the overall cost of vehicle production. At every stage of production process, regulatory framework is implemented and value chain is anticipated to raise the overall production cost and dampen overall profitability. The integration of nanotechnology for the development of new lightweight materials is anticipated to give rise to new opportunities along with competitive advantage leading to increased fuel efficiency.
The major players operating in the market include Katzkin Leather Interiors Inc. ,Borgers A.G., Faurecia S.A, BASF S.E., Johnson Controls Inc., Dow Chemical Company, International Textile Group Inc., Lear Corporation, E. I. DU Pont DE Nemours, DK Leather Corporation Berhad, Eagle Ottawa, LLC, and Sage Automotive Interiors Inc. along with few others.
The Automotive Interior Materials Market is Segmented as Below:
- Synthetic Leather
- PU Leather
- Genuine Leather
- PVC Leather
- Thermoplastic Polymers