Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Dynamics, Segments and Supply Demand 2017-2027
Posted: May 04, 2017
Automotive cylinder liner is one of the most crucial cylindrical parts of an engine. It is fitted into an engine block to form a cylinder. Automotive cylinder liner is also called as cylinder sleeve. They protect the inner part of the cylinder from wear caused due to friction between cylinder and piston. In the absence of cylinder liner, it would be costly to replace cylinder block when it is worn out due to friction. Automotive cylinder liner serves various functions such as:
Acts as a sliding surface: Cylinder liner acts as a sliding surface for piston rings and retains the lubricant within. They possess high anti-wear properties due to which there is less wear on piston rings.
Automotive cylinder liner acts as a heat transfer medium as it receives heat from piston and piston rings and it transfers it to the coolant.
Automotive cylinder liner acts as a sealing material as it does not allow compressed and combustion gas to escape from the cylinder due to which efficiency increases.
As the piston slides at a very high speed, high temperature and high pressure are created inside the cylinder. So it is necessary for the cylinder liner to withstand such high temperature and pressure. For this purpose, most of the automotive cylinder liners are made up of cast iron as it possesses excellent thermal and wear resistance properties. Also, it can bear high temperature and high pressure.
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Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints
Various materials can be used for the manufacturing of automotive cylinder liner viz, cast iron, aluminum alloys, stainless steel, titanium alloy, etc. The selection of material for automotive cylinder liner depends upon various parameters such as ultimate tensile strength, maximum working pressure and temperature. Out of these materials, most of the manufacturers use cast iron as it is cheaper and possesses various properties. Aluminum liners are preferred where body is made up of aluminum.
As the demand for automobile is increasing significantly, automotive cylinder liner market is expected to witness significant growth. Various automotive cylinder liner manufacturers are using advanced technologies to reduce the cost of production of cylinder liner. Cylinder liner is an important part of an engine as it also contributes towards the engine efficiency. Companies are trying to manufacture cylinder liners, which will reduce oil consumption. Also, many automotive cylinder liner manufacturers are investing in research and development so that it provides less friction. Mergers and acquisitions are the key strategies that have been adopted by leading companies in order to strengthen their position in the global OEM market and in the aftermarket segment to increase their market share.
Nowadays, many automobile manufacturers prefer lightweight material to be used in the assembly of an automobile. As automotive cylinder liner adds weight to the engine, overall weight of the automobile increases due to automotive cylinder liner. So, rather than using additional cylinder liner, many OEMs are using new technologies such as mirror bore coating technology and twin-wire arc spraying process, which eliminates the use of cylinder liner and allows improved performance of an engine. This acts as a threat to the growth of the global automotive cylinder liner market.
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The global automotive cylinder liner market can be segmented by type, material, vehicle type used and application.
On the basis of cylinder liner type, the global automotive cylinder liner market is segmented as:
Dry Cylinder Liner
Wet Cylinder Liner
On the basis of application, the global automotive cylinder liner market is segmented as:
On the basis of material used, the global automotive cylinder liner market is segmented as:
Cast iron cylinder liner
Aluminum alloy cylinder liner
Stainless steel cylinder liner
Titanium alloy cylinder liner
On the basis of vehicle type, the global automotive cylinder liner market is segmented as:
Light duty vehicle cylinder liner
Heavy duty vehicle cylinder liner
Examples of some of the market participants in the global automotive Cylinder Liner market identified across the value chain include
GKN China Holding Co. Ltd.
Melling Cylinder Sleeves
TPR CO. LTD.
Westwood Cylinder Liners Ltd.
Darton International, Inc.
LAYSTALL ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED.
Metallic Auto Liners.
India Pistons Ltd.
Liners India Ltd
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