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Rubber Molding Market Share, Size, Trends, & Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Injection Molding, Transfer Molding, Compression Molding, Others); By Material (EPDM, Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, Natural Rubber, Others); By End-User; By Region: Segment Forecast, 2018 - 2026

  • Published Date: Dec 2018
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1587
  • Base Year: 2017
  • Historical Data: 2015-2016

Report Summary

The global rubber molding market size was valued at USD 31.25 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period. Rubber molding is a process for manufacturing of usable rubber products. Rubber molding uses uncured rubber or elastomers for production of rubber products. Rubber molding produces molded rubber parts by pressing a block of rubber into a rubber molding metal cavity. The rubber then uses heat and pressure to form molded rubber products.

The different processes used for rubber molding include rubber injection molding, compression molding, and transfer molding. Compression molding is the simplest form of rubber molding, which uses a sheet of rubber placed inside a mold. The mold is pressed into the sheet, forcing the rubber sheet to take the shape of the mold. This method is used for production of larger parts with very expensive compounds. This method utilizes less expensive tooling, but is not as precise as other methods of rubber molding.

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The increasing applications of rubber molding in the automotive industry, and global growth in manufacturing sector drive the market growth. The increasing application in manufacturing of tires, and growing demand for vehicles boost the market growth. Rapid industrialization, rising automobile production, and modernization of industrial machinery further support the growth of the rubber molding industry.

Other factors driving the rubber molding industry include growing adoption of lightweight materials for manufacturing of vehicles, and rising penetration of electric vehicles. Introduction of stringent government regulations regarding fuel efficiency, safety, and vehicular emissions increases the implementation of rubber molding. Growing demand from emerging economies, increasing trend towards green materials, and technological advancements are factors expected to provide numerous growth opportunities to the global rubber molding industry in the coming years.

Segment Analysis

The global rubber molding market is segmented on the basis of type, material, end-user, and region. Based on type, the market is segmented into injection molding, transfer molding, compression molding, and others. The demand for injection molding is expected to increase during the forecast period owing to benefits such as automatic material feeding, use in high precision molding applications, high level of repeatability, and closed mold injection.

Based on material, the industry is segmented into ethylene propylene diene monomer, styrene-butadiene rubber, natural rubber, and others. The ethylene propylene diene monomer accounted for the highest share in the global rubber molding industry in 2017 owing to increasing demand from the automotive sector, rising penetration of electric vehicles, and stringent government regulations.

On the basis of application, the market is segmented into automotive, healthcare, industrial, sporting goods, and others. The automotive sector accounted for the highest market share in 2017 owing to increasing demand for passenger vehicles, and increasing restrictions regarding vehicle performance, safety, and emissions.

Rubber Molding Market Scope

By Type

By Material

By End-User

By Region

  • Injection Molding
  • Transfer Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Others
  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
  • Styrene-Butadiene Rubber
  • Natural Rubber
  • Others
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Sporting Goods
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM)
  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

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Regional Analysis

The report comprises a detailed geographic distribution of the market across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. North America is further segmented into U.S., and Canada. Europe is divided into Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Netherlands, and Rest of Europe. Asia-Pacific is bifurcated into China, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Rest of Asia-Pacific.  

Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share in the global market in 2017 owing to growing demand for automotive sector and increasing sale of passenger vehicles. Growing use in sporting goods, and rising demand from the industrial sector is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the report include Freudenberg and Co. Kg, Continental AG, Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd., NOK Corporation, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Hutchinson SA, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Trelleborg AB, Bohra Rubber Pvt. Ltd, and Steele Rubber Products. The leading players in the rubber molding industry are introducing new innovative products in the market to cater to the growing consumer demands. Global players are entering new markets in developing regions to expand their customer base and strengthen presence in the market.

Key Take-Away
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