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An increasing inclination towards vehicle customizations especially among the younger generation, growing sales of pickup trucks in developed markets, and a rising demand for performance enhancing exterior car accessories are the main factors likely to boost the global market for exterior car accessories over the forecast period. The growth of the automotive sector in the BRIC nations is expected to further fuel market growth. In a new publication titled “Exterior Car Accessories Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024”, Persistence Market Research presents a forecast for the global exterior car accessories market for the period 2016–2024. The global exterior car accessories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 142.24 Bn in 2016, up 5.3% Y-o-Y. In terms of volume, the global exterior car accessories market is estimated to stand at 1,832,747.3 thousand units by the end of 2016 and is expected to reach 2,53,174.8 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 4.0% over the forecast period. However, availability of counterfeit exterior and superior quality car accessories imported from Asian continents; and cost competitiveness owing to a huge fragmentation of the exterior car accessories market are factors anticipated to hamper the growth of the global exterior car accessories market over the forecast period. Also, regulations related to modification of vehicle exteriors in some regions is also anticipated to restrict growth of the global exterior car accessories market. The global exterior car accessories market is categorized by product type (Covers, Racks, Body Kits, LED Lights, Alloy Wheels, Chrome Accessories, Exhaust Mufflers, Window Films, License Plate Frames, Graphics & Reflectors); by vehicle type (Passenger Cars, Pickup Trucks); by distribution channel (OEM, Aftermarket); and by region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa). According to Persistence Market Research, the body kits product type segment is expected to register a moderate CAGR in terms of value over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the body kits segment is estimated to stand at 99,647.1 thousand units by the end of 2016 and is expected to reach 131,232.5 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 3.5% over the forecast period. The passenger cars vehicle type segment is estimated to account for a value share of 76.3% in 2016 while the pickup trucks segment is likely to account for a value share of 23.7% in 2016. The OEM distribution channel segment is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 70.10 Bn by 2024 while the aftermarket segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 182.97 Bn by 2024. Among regions, Europe is expected to maintain its dominance in terms of market value in the global exterior car accessories market during the forecast period. The Europe exterior car accessories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 56.38 Bn in 2016 and is expected to reach US$ 102.19 Bn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 7.7% over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the North America exterior car accessories market is estimated to be pegged at 474,292.8 thousand units in 2016 and is expected to reach 608,134.8 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period. Thule Group, Pep Boys, Oakmore Pty Ltd., O’Reilly Auto Parts, U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., CAR MATE MFG CO. LTD., Covercraft Industries, LLC, Classic Soft Trim, Lund International, Inc., Truck Covers USA LLC, Mont Blac Industri AB, F.LLI MENABÒ SRL, H.I. Motors, Star Automotive Accessories, Momo Srl, and Lloyd Mats are some of the leading players operating in the global exterior car accessories market. These players are focusing on a vertical integration of their supply chain and are targeting new markets with strategic mergers and acquisitions.


Global exterior car accessories market for the period 2016–2024. The global exterior car accessories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 142.24 Bn in 2016, up 5.3% Y-o-Y. In terms of volume, the global exterior car accessories market is estimated to stand at 1,832,747.3 thousand units by the end of 2016 and is expected to reach 2,53,174.8 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 4.0% over the forecast period. An increasing inclination towards vehicle customizations especially among the younger generation, growing sales of pickup trucks in developed markets, and a rising demand for performance enhancing exterior car accessories are the main factors likely to boost the global market for exterior car accessories over the forecast period. The growth of the automotive sector in the BRIC nations is expected to further fuel market growth. However, availability of counterfeit exterior and superior quality car accessories imported from Asian continents; and cost competitiveness owing to a huge fragmentation of the exterior car accessories market are factors anticipated to hamper the growth of the global exterior car accessories market over the forecast period. Also, regulations related to modification of vehicle exteriors in some regions is also anticipated to restrict growth of the global exterior car accessories market. Global exterior car accessories market is categorized by product type (Covers, Racks, Body Kits, LED Lights, Alloy Wheels, Chrome Accessories, Exhaust Mufflers, Window Films, License Plate Frames, Graphics & Reflectors); by vehicle type (Passenger Cars, Pickup Trucks); by distribution channel (OEM, Aftermarket); and by region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa). According to Persistence Market Research, the body kits product type segment is expected to register a moderate CAGR in terms of value over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the body kits segment is estimated to stand at 99,647.1 thousand units by the end of 2016 and is expected to reach 131,232.5 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 3.5% over the forecast period. The passenger cars vehicle type segment is estimated to account for a value share of 76.3% in 2016 while the pickup trucks segment is likely to account for a value share of 23.7% in 2016. The OEM distribution channel segment is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 70.10 Bn by 2024 while the aftermarket segment is estimated to be valued at US$ 182.97 Bn by 2024. Among regions, Europe is expected to maintain its dominance in terms of market value in the global exterior car accessories market during the forecast period. The Europe exterior car accessories market is estimated to be valued at US$ 56.38 Bn in 2016 and is expected to reach US$ 102.19 Bn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 7.7% over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the North America exterior car accessories market is estimated to be pegged at 474,292.8 thousand units in 2016 and is expected to reach 608,134.8 thousand units by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period. Thule Group, Pep Boys, Oakmore Pty Ltd., O’Reilly Auto Parts, U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., CAR MATE MFG CO. LTD., Covercraft Industries, LLC, Classic Soft Trim, Lund International, Inc., Truck Covers USA LLC, Mont Blac Industri AB, F.LLI MENABÒ SRL, H.I. Motors, Star Automotive Accessories, Momo Srl, and Lloyd Mats are some of the leading players operating in the global exterior car accessories market. These players are focusing on a vertical integration of their supply chain and are targeting new markets with strategic mergers and acquisitions.


News Article | December 6, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

The global exterior car accessories market revenues are predicted to reach US$ 142.24 Bn by the end of 2016, which will further reach US$ 253.07 Bn through to 2024. The market is expected to witness healthy growth at a robust CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period. In terms of volume, the number of units is anticipated to reach 2, 53,174.8 thousand by 2024 end, up from 2, 53,174.8 thousand estimated for 2016. The volume CAGR will be moderate up to 4%. Rising trend of car customization will remain a key factor pushing the demand for exterior car accessories globally. Consumers are also inclining more toward an enhanced performance experience while driving, which is another important driver pushing the market of high performance exterior accessories. While staggering growth of the global automotive industry holds a direct positive impact on exterior accessories market, exception growth observed in the automotive sector of BRIC nations will especially continue to provide an impetus to the accessories market. In addition, developed nations are expected to witness burgeoning sales of pickup trucks, eventually fueling the demand for accessories. The market for external car accessories is however extremely fragmented and has a large number of counterfeit accessory brands, which sell superior quality products at relatively lower prices. This has been a longstanding challenge for key players and the overall market growth. Several regions have set stringent regulations related to vehicle exterior modification, which may restrict the pace of the market growth during the forecast period. Cost competitiveness will also remain a critical factor hampering the market. By product type, the global market for exterior car accessories has a wide range of segments. Body kits will however remain a key segment compared to covers, racks, body kits, led lights, alloy wheels, chrome accessories, exhaust mufflers, window films, license plate frames, graphics, and reflectors. With an uplift from 99,647.1 thousand units expected in 2016 to 131,232.5 thousand units projected for 2024, this segment is estimated to witness moderate volume growth at a CAGR of 3.5% by 2024 end. Based on vehicle type, although the sales of pickup trucks are gaining exceptional sprint in developed markets, passenger cars will continue to dominate and account for a larger market share of over 76% by 2016 end. By distribution channel, aftermarket segment will remain a clear dominator over OEM segment. With increasing consumer population purchasing accessories later within the three months of car purchase, the aftermarket segment revenues are estimated to reach US$ 182.97 Bn by 2024. Whereas, OEM segment will reach US$ 70.10 Bn in revenues by 2024 end. Europe will remain the largest market for exterior car accessories globally, and is predicted to account for nearly 40% of the total market share in 2016. The European market will reach US$ 102.19 Bn in revenues by 2024, compared to US$ 56.38 Bn revenues expected in 2016. The growth is expected to be robust at a CAGR of 7.7% over the forecast period. North America is also expected to be a key market, accounting for around 25% of the total market share in 2016. Registering a moderate CAGR of 3.2% in terms of volume, the North American market will witness a healthy CAGR of 7.5% by 2024 end. Asia Pacific is projected to be an attractive market globally, accounting for over 21% of the market share by 2016 end. The APAC market for exterior car accessories will register an impressive CAGR of 7.5% throughout the forecast period. Some of the prominent market players operating in the exterior car accessories sector include Thule Group, Pep Boys, Oakmore Pty Ltd., O’Reilly Auto Parts, U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., CAR MATE MFG CO. LTD., Covercraft Industries, LLC, Classic Soft Trim, Lund International, Inc., Truck Covers USA LLC, Mont Blac Industri AB, F.LLI MENABÒ SRL, H.I. Motors, Star Automotive Accessories, Momo Srl, and Lloyd Mats. For More Information Request TOC (desk of content material), Figures and Tables of the report @ http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/exterior-car-accessories-market/toc Long-term Outlook: The global exterior car accessories market is expected to witness robust growth at a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period 2016-2024, reaching revenues of US$ 253.07 Bn.


Xiaodong L.,East China Institute of Technology | Prikryl R.,Charles University | Pusch R.,Lund International
Applied Clay Science | Year: 2011

Three potential clay materials for isolation of canisters containing high level radioactive waste (HLRW) were exposed to repository-like conditions with respect to water uptake and increased temperature for three weeks, and then allowed to become fully water saturated for determining the hydraulic conductivity and swelling pressure under room temperature conditions. Wyoming bentonite (MX-80) and Chinese bentonite (GMZ), which are both Na-dominated montmorillonitic clays, and German Friedland clay (FIM), which consists of mixed-layer illite/smectite, were used in the study. The experiment started with compaction of air-dry powder under the same pressure (1.30MPa) in cells, followed by heating the cells at one end to 85-95°C and circulating 3.5% CaCl2 solution through a filter at the opposite end, which was held at a constant temperature of about 50°C for 3weeks. After termination of the hydrothermal tests the samples were fluid saturated at room temperature and then sectioned for determining the hydraulic conductivity, swelling pressure, and compressibility of the least and most heated parts, and for investigation of micro-structural and mineralogical changes. The results showed that while FIM was not noticeably affected by the hydrothermal treatment, MX-80 and GMZ lost a significant part of the swelling pressure and experienced an obvious increase of hydraulic conductivity and stiffness. The most obvious chemical and mineralogical changes were an increase in Si content and the precipitation of silica, gypsum and kaolinite in the most heated parts of MX-80 and GMZ samples. The precipitation of silica was believed to be the cause of the stiffening. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | November 5, 2016
Site: www.gizmag.com

The 2016 SEMA Show wrapped up in Las Vegas on Friday, leaving in its wake piles and piles of photos of wild custom cars, trucks and wheeled vehicles best described simply as "other". We've sorted through to bring you some of the best in show. We have a sports car gallery on the way, too, but here we're all about trucks, rugged SUVs and wild creations we've deemed "truck-like other." The minute we laid eyes on the Kia Sorento Ski Gondola topping Kia's SEMA press release, we knew it would be among our favorite off-roaders of the show – we have a bit of a thing for production cars-cum-snowmobiles. After the initial novelty of the tracks wore off, however, we found new reasons to love the futuristic sled. Autonomous driving is almost always thought of in terms of highway safety and commuting convenience, but Kia injected a bit more fun in playing with ways it could be used for recreation. The idea of a ski shuttle that could shoot skiers and snowboarders up to the top of a run then pick them up at the bottom, all without someone having to spend that run inside a car cabin, missing the action, is very cool. And it's not hard to think of similar uses beyond skiing. Sticking with the outdoors theme, an autonomous shuttle could drop off at the start of a trail or kayaking put-in and pick up at the end point, eliminating the need for potentially pricey shuttle services, stashing a car, etc. Or it could work as a downhill mountain biking shuttle in the same way as skiing. So beyond just a cool set of tracks, the Sorento Ski Gondola is an interesting vision of autonomous-supported recreation of the future. 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor stops by on the way to Baja Ford brought a slew of custom car and truck builds to the show. Many were just fun SEMA one-offs, but one has a very ambitious future. Ford's been hyping the new 2017 F-150 Raptor quite a bit, and it used SEMA to show the competition-ready Raptor it will run in the SCORE Baja 1000 later this month. The truck will race in the stock full class and Ford and Foutz Motorsports have made minimal modifications, adding a steel roll cage, puncture-resistant fuel cell, racing seats with harnesses, and Rigid Industries LED lighting. The factory-spec suspension has also been revised around the added weight of the racing equipment. The engine remains the 450-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 new buyers will use to drive the truck out of dealership lots. "The stock engine, transmission and powertrain calibrations are phenomenal," says Greg Foutz, the four-time Baja 1000 winner who will drive the truck at this year's event. "Suspension-wise, everything else – including its wheels and BFGoodrich K02 tires – is carried over from the 2017 production model." Toyo scurries across dirt and mud with six-legged Ferret A departure from the hordes of lifted pickups and ruggedized Wranglers filling the halls of SEMA, the Toyo Ferret is a very different kind of customized vehicle. The 1959 British Ferret armored military vehicle was given a full work-over by Action Vehicle Engineering. It rose to fame this past summer when Toyo released a video of off-road champion BJ Baldwin piloting it over all kinds of off-road terrain. In addition to a full set of Toyo Open Country tires on custom wheels, Action upgraded power with a Chevy LS V8, added a modified suspension with King shocks, and, coolest of all, secured a custom launcher on top for shooting a grappling hook cabled to the Smittybilt winch. Those middle wheels are more than just spares, driven by hydraulic motors. From Toyo to Toyota, and from a venerable off-roader made over-the-top off-roader to a venerable off-roader made over-the-top track car, our next entry is the already-infamous Toyota Land Speed Cruiser. As we looked at earlier in the week, Toyota scalpeled the Land Cruiser body off the frame, heavily revised the chassis, added twin turbochargers and an ATI transmission, and slapped the body back on. The low-riding Cruiser now has somewhere around 2,000 hp and Toyota believes it capable of 220 mph (354 km/h). The Jeep Wrangler won the "Hottest 4x4-SUV" at SEMA for the seventh consecutive year, so it seems only fitting that we include a Wrangler tune. Jeep and Mopar had a couple of strong efforts, with the all-new CJ66 and a couple of reruns from Easter Jeep Safari, but since we covered those already, we thought we'd choose something we haven't looked at. Starwood Motors builds some of the meanest Jeep packages out there, and this Bandit displayed at Lund International's booth is as cool as any of them. For the Bandit package, Starwood stretches the Wrangler Unlimited by close to 30 in (762 mm) and reinforces the frame before slapping a pickup bed on back. It certainly looks like a fun way to veer off pavement into something rougher. "The MOMO Bandit conversion is a project we have worked incredibly hard on," said Starwood's Scott Wilde in a press release. "With Jeep hinting at the possibility of releasing a pickup truck, Starwood wanted to showcase their take on what a Jeep truck would look like, tricked out of course."


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

BUFORD, Ga., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lund International, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P., today announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of RoadWorks Manufacturing, Inc.  RoadWorks, headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, is a leading manufacturer and d...


Kallberg K.,Lund University | Becker K.,Lund International | Bulow L.,Lund University
Journal of Chromatography A | Year: 2011

Protein glycosylation has significant effects on the structure and function of proteins. The efficient separation and enrichment of glycoproteins from complex biological samples is one key aspect and represents a major bottleneck of glycoproteome research. In this paper, we have explored pH multimodal hydrophobic interaction chromatography to separate glycosylated from non-glycosylated forms of proteins. Three different proteins, ribonuclease, invertase and IgG, have been examined and different glycoforms have been identified. The media itself shows strong responsiveness to small variations in pH, which makes it possible to fine-tune the chromatographic conditions according to the properties of the protein isolated. Optimal glycoprotein separation has been obtained at pH 4. The pH responsive multimodal HIC medium in contrast to conventional HIC media is able to resolve contaminating DNA. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


Frendeus B.,Lund International
OncoImmunology | Year: 2013

Therapeutic antibodies may mediate antineoplastic effects by altering the biological functions of their target, by directly stimulating the demise of cancer cells or by activating antibody-dependent immune effector mechanisms. We have recently provided in vivo proof-of-concept for a "function-first" target and drug discovery platform in which antibodies against a multitude of tumor-associated antigens are screened for biological effects in a target-unbiased manner © 2013 Landes Bioscience.


News Article | January 10, 2013
Site: www.marketwire.com

NeboWeb Helps Lund International Share Their Products and History of Innovation With Consumers Through New Website ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  NeboWeb, an award-winning interactive marketing agency, recently helped international truck accessories manufacturer, Lund International, launch its new website. The site was created not only to help Lund showcase their brands and products, but to provide an engaging outlet to share with their consumers the breadth of innovation that goes into their product design. "We needed a site which reflected Lund's commitment to innovation, and one which creatively showcased our extensive catalog of auto accessories," says Dan Callender, E-Commerce and Digital Merchandising Director, Lund International. "NeboWeb delivered all that and more, while creating an engaging and exciting consumer experience." The standout design and usability of each product is explained to consumers, along with the history of each product under Lund's family of brands, including AVS: Autovent Shade, Lund, and Nifty products. Consumers are given information to help them make quality decisions regarding their needs and available products, and directed to local retailers who can supply the product for them. There is also readily available customer support, and even online installation instructions to further help consumers. "Lund is a brand that carries a strong heritage and consumer enthusiasm," remarked Adam Harrell, President of NeboWeb. "Our goal was to make sure that the Lund brand translated well online, giving consumers not just another catalogue website, but one that engaged them and their needs." To learn more about NeboWeb or its award-winning projects, visit NeboWeb's interactive portfolio. About NeboWeb NeboWeb is an award-winning interactive marketing agency that helps companies make the most of the web. NeboWeb works with clients of all sizes -- from Fortune 500 brands to emerging firms -- to create interactive strategies that bring results. With expertise in interactive marketing strategy, creative direction and web design, user experience, search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click management (PPC) and content management systems, NeboWeb has helped its clients achieve their online goals. Visit www.neboweb.com for more information. About Lund International Founded in 1974, Lund International, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of appearance accessories for new and used light trucks, including pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, mini-vans, and other vans.

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