Bumper is the one of the important structures in the vehicle. The bumper design must be flexible enough to reduce the passenger and occupant injury and stay intact in low-speed impact. It is designed to prevent and reduce physical damage to the front and rear ends of the vehicles. In the car’s exterior, plastics are used everywhere from the body panels to the bumpers, it helps to reduce the overall weight without affecting the safety or performance of the vehicle. According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, The global market of automotive bumper is booming and expected to gain prominence over the forecast period. The market is forecasted to demonstrate a stunning growth by 2023, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the estimated period (2020 – 2022).
The global automotive industry has experienced a potential demand for light weight vehicles. Over the years it has been analysed that the demand for light weight vehicles has increased among the end users which in turn has put pressure on auto bumpers manufacturers to reduce the material weight. Major reasons that have propelled this decision is that light weight vehicle consumes less fuel and the emission rate, moreover, the governments of various countries have taken same initiatives. Owing to all these factors, the OEMs such as Compagnie Plastic Omnium, Faurecia Group, Magna International, Fab Fours and other have actively shifted their focus on reducing bumpers weights. Furthermore, the major automotive producers have also witnessed a strong demand for light weight vehicle due to the government’s initiative on less fuel consumption as light weight vehicles consumes less fuel consumption. Additionally, it has been observed that in North America and Europe, the government have made regulation on per miles average of vehicles and as per European automotive associations and US Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, the amendments have been made for vehicles average, which ensures that vehicles must give average of around 34 miles per gallon. However, due to all the above factors, the demand for light weigh vehicle is expected to increase which in turn for light weight auto bumpers.