US demand for gaskets and seals will reach $8.8 billion by 2012, driven by a rebound in end-use markets and rising demand for more expensive sealing products made from advanced materials. Expanded graphite gaskets, plastic gaskets and body seals will post the fastest sales increases. Aerospace uses will be the most rapidly growing major market. This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US gasket and seal industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., elastomeric gaskets, fiber-based gaskets, plastic-based gaskets, expanded graphite gaskets, metallic gaskets, molded seals and packings, body seals, shaft seals, compression packings) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, machinery, electrical and electronic products, aerospace, marine and rail). The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Freudenberg, Henniges Automotive and Federal-Mogul.
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