Advanced and ultra-high-strength steel are complex sophisticated materials containing multiphase microstructures and chemical compositions resulting from precisely controlled cooling and heating processes. This steel has 550 MPa yield strength and >780 MPa tensile strength. They offer high strength and optimized formability, which allows weight reduction and design freedom for various types of crash components and structural reinforcements. Recently, an increase is witnessed in funding & research for development of third generation advanced ultra-high-strength steel to offer enhanced strength-ductility combinations and showcase the potential for efficient joining capabilities at lower costs.
Growth in transport industry and technological advancements in products & production procedures are major factors that drive the growth of advanced and ultra-high-strength steel market. Increase in industrialization and growth in infrastructure investment are other factors, which supplement market growth. Asia-Pacific is expected to register substantial growth owing to, massive urbanization in emerging economies such as China & India and growth in income of people in urban areas. Fluctuation in raw material prices and competition from substitutes such as carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) restrain the market growth. However, introduction of third generation advanced high strength steel and rapid growth in applications in various end-user industries such as automotive are factors expected to provide potential growth opportunities for the industry.
The report segments the advanced and ultra high-strength steel market on the basis of product type, production procedure, application, and geography. Based on product type, it is divided into dual phase (DP), complex-phase (CP), ferritic-bainitic (FB), martensitic (ms or mart), transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP), hot-formed (HF), and twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP). On the basis of production procedure, the market is bifurcated into hot rolled and cold rolled. On the basis of application, it is classified into automotive, aerospace, construction, heavy machinery, and others (power generation and shipbuilding). Automotive is further divided into automotive body-in-white, precision tubes, engine sub-frames, wheels, crash boxes, roofbows, door & sill reinforcements, chassis & suspension components, and others (support components, upper & lower control arms and twist beam rear axles). By geography, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
In November 2016, ArcelorMittal S.A. launched two new martensitic steels MartINsite M2000 & M1700 and press hardenable steels Ductibor 1000 & Usibor 2000. The steels were launched to assist automotive manufacturers in reducing their vehicle weight without compromising on performance or safety.
Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of major market players such as Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation, ArcelorMittal S.A, China Baowu Steel Group Corp., Ltd., JFE Steel Corporation, Kobe Steel, Ltd., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Shougang Group, Tata Steel Limited, ThyssenKrupp AG and Voestalpine Stahl GmbH is also provided in the report.
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the current trends and estimations of the global advanced and ultra-high-strength steel market to identify the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to individual market revenue.
- Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the market growth is provided.
- An in-depth analysis of current research & clinical developments within the market is provided with key dynamic factors.
- Key players and their key developments in the recent years are listed.
Advanced and Ultra-High-Strength Steel Market Report Highlights
By Product Type
By Production Procedure
Key Market Players
United States Steel Corporation, JSW Steel Limited, Posco Daewoo Corporation, Usinas Siderrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A., Hyundai-Steel Company, AK Steel Holding Corporation, NLMK Pennsylvania Corp., CSC Steel Holdings Bhd, Nucor Corporation