Abrasives Market (By Material: Ceramic, Synthetic, Natural, Others; By Product Type: Coated, Bonded, Superabrasives; By End Use: Metal Fabrication, Automotive, E&E Equipment, Machinery, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026

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The global abrasives market size is expected to reach around US$ 61 billion by 2026 growing at noteworthy CAGR around 5.6 % over the forecast period 2019 to 2026.

Abrasives are categorized as difficult plastics that are used for the finishing and scratch-off of other softer materials with comprehensive rubbing. They are used in the form of shaved wheels, sandpapers, sandstroke, sandstroke, stone shaping and other mass media. Sandpaper, emery, sand, and pumice are common types of abrasives. These are used in countless end-use applications such as equipment, cars, electrical, electronics etc.

The report provides analysis of global Abrasives market for the period 2015-2026, wherein 2019 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2018 is considered as the base year.

Market Insights

The development is motivated mainly by the growing popularity of superabrasives and the growing manufacturing of cars. Due to the increasing demand for the item in finishing and polishing apps in the fields of automotive, electronic and electro (E&E) equipment, metal production and machinery, the sector is expected to see important development. The increasing demand for automotive abrasives is the main driver for increasing product demand. Abrasives are essential for automotive parts to be manufactured by changing operating parameters such as noise reduction and carbon dioxide emission reduction of high performance motors and component machining. In 2018, the worldwide manufacturing of cars and business vehicles increased by 9.2 percent from 2013, according to OICA. This factor is expected to have a positive effect on automotive sector product demand.

Building industry expansion globally is also anticipated to boost demand development for abrasives, particularly superabrasives. The evolution of the productive sector has allowed improved precision instruments, which in turn increase the consumption of abrasives that are used in the process, and are helpful for producing smaller parts with higher precision. Nevertheless, strict regulations and costs for raw materials are anticipated to limit product demand. The production method of the item may cause obstruction in production. There is some limitation. Abrasive manufacturing needs high quantities of raw materials and raw material concentration is expected to impact distribution policies and extra expenses including the cost of transport and fuel in a restricted amount of countries.

Material Stance

In 2018, the natural sector accounted for a volume share of approximately 16.5%. Due to the high price of manufacturing and lower accessibility the tiny share of the segment. U.S. is a major natural materials market because of grenet production in the region. Over the forecast period, the Sector of Synthetic Materials will record a CAGR of more than 6 percent in terms of revenue. A significant reason for segment development is the high demand for fused aluminum oxide and silicone carbide abrasives. In 2018, ceramic grain abrasives accounts for one-fourth of the income section of synthetic products. The section of ceramics can also be separated to covered and bonded ceramics. Bonded is a greater proportion than the version covered. In Asia Pacific, there is a strong demand for tied ceramic abrasives due to the existence of a big player in the area.

End Use Stance

In 2018 Automotive had more than 35% of its biggest share of sales. Abrasives are used in various uses such as rough sanding, lacquer sanding, repair sanding and polishing. For grinding and polishing, superabrasives in the form of diamond disks are preferred. Increased automotive production over the forecast period is anticipated to increase abrasive consumption. The second biggest market share for machinery was in 2018. There is projected to be a promising development in demand for sophisticated abrasives for special applications such as machining of metal matrix composites and sophisticated ceramy. Robust growth is anticipated to drive development in Asia Pacific machinery sector over the coming years. In terms of income over the forecast era, metal manufacturing is expected to be the largest CAGR. The growth segment is motivated by increased usage of manufactured components for the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and different other industries.

Product Stance

In 2018, Bonded represented the biggest sector with a 74 percent volume share. Bonded abrasives are accessible in various forms, such as wheels and discs, and are precisely and roughly grinded. Automotive sector growth over the forecast period is expected to increase segment growth. Coated abrasives consist of a thin layer of grain connected with the aid of adhesives such as a sandpaper to a substrate such as paper or cloth. These are available, among other things, as rolls, disks, bands and sheets. Product development is due to the increasing demand from the Asia Pacific region, particularly in China and India, where these materials can be used in applications such as grinding, polishing and sanding, including leather, rubber, wood, pottery, etc. In the next seven years, the sector for superabrasives is projected to grow in terms of income at the estimated CAGR of more than 6%. These are used to produce high-quality surface finishes for difficult metals. Growth in the production industry worldwide is expected to increase product usage over the forecast period.

Regional Stance

Asia-Pacific was the biggest regional segment and represented more than 50% of the worldwide market in 2018. Due to the rise in building and production, the demand for abrasives is projected to be constant. High-end technology for the production of customs abrasives, which is anticipated to be acquired by developing markets in the area, will also increase market growth. China had the biggest Asia-Pacific share, representing an estimated 41 per cent volume share in 2018. The Chinese market is mature with a large number of non-organizing players and a large supply of raw material. According to a 2018 U.S. study China was one of the world's biggest manufacturers of fused aluminum oxide and silicon carbide geological survey. Over the forecast period, North America is expected to increase its sales at the CAGR by approximately 5%. Regional demand is driven by the United States, whose market share over the forecast period will likely significantly increase. In the coming years, precision tooling and elaborate machine parts production units are expected to develop in North America to encourage the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation

Global Abrasives Market, By Material

  • Ceramic
  • Synthetic
  • Natural
  • Others

Global Abrasives Market, By Product Type

  • Coated
  • Bonded
  • Superabrasives

Global Abrasives Market, By End Use

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Automotive
  • E&E Equipment
  • Machinery
  • Others

Global Abrasives Market, By Geography

  • North America.
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

The market research study on “Abrasives Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026” offers detailed insights on global Abrasives market segments with market dynamics and their impact. The report also covers basic technology development policies.

This study offers an assessment of the recent sector trends in each subsegment from 2015 to 2026 and offers a forecast of income and development at worldwide, regional and nation levels. ARC segmented the worldwide report on abrasives for the purposes of this research on the grounds of content, type of item, end usage and area:

Key Players & Strategies

Market competition is strong since most products are priced likewise, even if the features of each company may differ slightly. The leading manufacturers include the Saint-Gobain, 3 M Company, NIPPON RESIBON CORPORATION, Robert Bosch GmbH, DRONCO and KWH Mirka. One of the biggest strategic initiatives taken by players is new product development. For example, the new WPF Next Gen abrasive paper, suitable for both dry and wet hand sanding, was launched in November 2019 by Mr Mirka.


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