China Automotive Lightweight Material (Metal) Industry Report 2015-2018

Aug 05, 2015, 12:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Aug. 05, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "China Automotive Lightweight Material (Metal) Industry Report, 2014-2018" report to their offering.

Lightweight materials are one of key means to achieve lightweight vehicles. Currently, lightweight materials used in automobiles include high-strength steel, aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy, plastic and composites, carbon fiber and so forth. Among them, iron and steel (including high-strength steel) account for about 70%, aluminum alloy and plastic 8%-10% each, and magnesium alloy only 0.5%-1.0%.

By weight, body, powertrain and chassis system occupy about 60% of a vehicle, especially body shares more than 20%, so it is a target in terms of weight loss and an important part for the application of automotive lightweight materials.

Automotive Steel Sheet: Automotive steel sheet is a main raw material in automobile production. In 2014, China's automobile production consumed at least 15 million tons of steel. However, China has limited varieties of automotive steel sheet, and ultra-high strength steel sheet only makes up 2%-5%, while some lightweight automotive sheets with higher strength need to be imported due to the impossible commercialized mass production.

As a high-end product in the steel industry, automotive steel sheet is only supplied domestically by players such as Baosteel, Wuhan Iron and Steel, Anshan Iron and Steel, Shougang, Benxi Steel, and Valin Steel owing to high technical requirements, marking a high market concentration rate.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Concept of Automotive Lightweight

2 Overview of Chinese Automotive High Strength Steel Market

3 Overview of Chinese Automotive Aluminum Alloy Market

4 Overview of Chinese Automotive Magnesium Alloy Market

5 Major Automotive Lightweight (Metal) Materials Enterprises in China

- Aleris
- Anshan Iron and Steel
- Baosteel
- China Zhongwang Holdings Limited
- Constellium
- Jiangsu Caifa Aluminum Group
- Nanjing Yunhai Special Metals Co., Ltd
- Norsk Hydro
- Northeast Light Alloy
- Novelis
- Southwest Aluminum
- Valin Steel
- Weifang Sanyuan Aluminum
- Wuhan Iron and Steel

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