Global Automotive Acoustic Material Market Analysis By Material Type (Rubber, Foam, Fibers, and Others), By Component Type (Dash insulators, Engine enclosures, Headliners, Door trims, and Others), By Vehicle Type (Passenger cars, Light commercial vehicles, and Heavy commercial vehicles) & Forecast

  • 2023-04-03
  • 275
  • Automotive & Transportation
Market Overview:
The global automotive acoustic material market size was valued at around USD 3.8 billion in 2022 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.52% during the forecast period.

The global automotive acoustic material market refers to the market for materials that are used to reduce noise and vibrations in automobiles. These materials are used in various components of a vehicle, such as the interior trim, dashboard, doors, and engine compartment. The primary objective of using automotive acoustic materials is to enhance the comfort and safety of passengers by reducing noise and vibrations in the vehicle. Some of the commonly used materials for automotive acoustics include foams, fibers, and composites. These materials not only reduce noise and vibrations but also improve fuel efficiency and overall vehicle performance.

Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2022

USD 3.8 Billion

Market Forecast in 2031

USD 6.3 Billion

CAGR % 2023-2031


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP

Production, Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity, growth factors and more

Segments Covered

By material type, By vehicle type, By component type

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria

Key Companies

BASF SE, 3M, Covestro AG, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Huntsman Corporation, DuPont, Owens Corning, Dow Inc., ExxonMobil Chemical, Sumitomo Riko Company Limited

Covid-19 Impact:
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global automotive acoustic material market. The automotive industry was one of the hardest hit industries due to the pandemic, with production and sales of vehicles declining sharply in many parts of the world. This has resulted in a decrease in demand for automotive acoustic materials.

The pandemic also disrupted supply chains, causing delays in the production and delivery of automotive acoustic materials. Many manufacturers had to shut down their operations temporarily, which further impacted the supply of these materials. However, with the easing of restrictions and resumption of economic activities, the market for automotive acoustic materials is gradually recovering.

In addition to the short-term impact on demand and supply, the pandemic has also highlighted the need for improved automotive acoustics. With more people working from home, the demand for quieter and more comfortable vehicles has increased. This has led to an increased focus on developing advanced acoustic materials that can provide superior noise reduction and vibration damping.

Overall, while the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the global automotive acoustic material market, the long-term outlook remains positive, with growing demand for quieter and more comfortable vehicles driving innovation in the industry.

Market Dynamics:
Increasing demand for quieter and more comfortable vehicles: As consumers place greater emphasis on comfort and convenience, there is a growing demand for vehicles with superior noise reduction and vibration damping capabilities. This is driving the adoption of acoustic materials in automobiles.

Stringent regulations: Governments around the world are implementing strict regulations aimed at reducing noise pollution. This is leading automakers to incorporate acoustic materials into their vehicles in order to comply with these regulations.

Growing preference for electric vehicles: Electric vehicles are typically quieter than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. However, the high-frequency noises generated by electric vehicles can be particularly annoying. This is driving the adoption of specialized acoustic materials in electric vehicles to reduce noise.

Advancements in technology: The development of new and advanced materials, such as lightweight and high-performance composites, is driving innovation in the automotive acoustic material market. These materials offer superior noise reduction and vibration damping capabilities while also being lightweight and environmentally friendly.

Increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles: Automotive acoustic materials not only reduce noise and vibrations but also help to improve fuel efficiency by reducing the weight of the vehicle. This is particularly important in the context of growing concerns around climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions.

High cost: The cost of acoustic materials is typically higher than traditional materials used in automotive manufacturing. This can make it challenging for automakers to incorporate acoustic materials into their vehicles, particularly in price-sensitive markets.

Limited availability of raw materials: Many acoustic materials require specialized raw materials that may not be readily available in all regions. This can lead to supply chain disruptions and price volatility, which can impact the growth of the market.

Complexity of manufacturing: Acoustic materials can be complex to manufacture and require specialized equipment and expertise. This can increase the cost of production and impact the profitability of manufacturers.

Regional Analysis:
North America: North America is a significant market for automotive acoustic materials, with the United States being a major contributor to the market's growth. The increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and electric vehicles, coupled with stringent regulations around noise pollution, is driving the adoption of acoustic materials in the region.

Europe: Europe is another significant market for automotive acoustic materials. The European Union has implemented strict regulations around noise pollution, which is driving the adoption of acoustic materials in vehicles. Additionally, the growing demand for luxury and high-end vehicles in the region is further fuelling the growth of the market.

Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience significant growth in the automotive acoustic material market in the coming years. The region is home to several major automotive manufacturers, and the growing demand for electric vehicles and fuel-efficient vehicles is driving the adoption of acoustic materials in the region.

Latin America: The Latin America region is also expected to experience growth in the automotive acoustic material market. The region's automotive industry is growing rapidly, and the demand for quieter and more comfortable vehicles is driving the adoption of acoustic materials.

Middle East and Africa: The Middle East and Africa region is expected to experience moderate growth in the automotive acoustic material market. The region's automotive industry is relatively small compared to other regions, and the demand for acoustic materials is limited to high-end luxury vehicles.

Market Segmentation:
Material Type: The market can be segmented based on the type of material used in acoustic components. The major material types used in automotive acoustic components include rubber, foam, fibers, and others.

Component Type: The market can also be segmented based on the type of component used in acoustic systems. The major components used in automotive acoustic systems include dash insulators, engine enclosures, headliners, door trims, and others.

Vehicle Type: The market can also be segmented based on the type of vehicle. The major vehicle types include passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles.

Region: The market can be segmented based on geography, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

Competitive Landscape:
The global automotive acoustic material market is highly competitive, with several players operating in the market.

Some of the key players in the market include:
Covestro AG
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Huntsman Corporation
Owens Corning
Dow Inc.
ExxonMobil Chemical
Sumitomo Riko Company Limited

These companies are focusing on expanding their product portfolios and improving their existing product offerings to gain a competitive edge in the market. They are also investing in research and development activities to develop innovative and eco-friendly acoustic materials. Additionally, collaborations and partnerships with other players in the market are also common strategies adopted by these companies to enhance their market position.

The market is also characterized by the presence of several regional players, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, who are offering low-cost alternatives to global players. As a result, the competition in the market is intense, and players are constantly seeking ways to differentiate themselves through innovative product offerings, competitive pricing, and strong distribution networks.

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The report provides competitive analysis of around 30-50 companies operated in the market, these companies are bifurcated into niche players, the leaders and major contenders. The companies are analyzed in terms of following factors such as:
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• Key Business Strategy
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In terms of competitive landscape, the report provides distinctive factors that would help the end user in taking a key decision within the business:
• Company Share Analysis from 2018-2022
• Company Analysis by Revenue and Sales
• Company Production Capacity, Gross Margin
• Company Share Analysis by Application/End Use
• Company Share Analysis by Product/Specification

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