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Abrasives

Abrasives

Growth in the US abrasives market will total 3.8% annually through 2019 in value terms.  Gains will be fueled by increases in durable goods manufacturing, construction spending, and personal consumption expenditures.  In addition, increased requirements for precise finishing in machinery production will boost demand for higher-value abrasives, including super abrasives.

This report segments the abrasives industry by Product and Market.  Data is provided in million US dollars.

Abrasive products include
Nonmetallic
1. Coated
2. Bonded
3. Loose Grains & Powders
Metallic

Coated and bonded abrasives will remain the largest and fastest growing of these through 2019.  Gains will be bolstered by rising demand for more expensive advanced abrasives, including those incorporating industrial diamond and other super abrasives.

Major markets include:
Durable Goods (Machinery, Motor Vehicles, Fabricated Metals, Electrical & Electronics, Aerospace)
Cleaning & Maintenance

Durable goods will continue to be largest and fastest growing outlet through 2019, aided by ongoing requirements for abrasives to smooth, grind, and polish a broad range of durable goods, including engines, turbines, and construction equipment.

The US abrasives industry includes about 300 companies, ranging from small, privately held firms to multinational corporations.  Leading companies include Almatis, Cabot Microelectronics, Dow Chemical, Ervin Industries, Global Material Technologies, Hermes Schleifmittel, Jason Industries, Klingspor, Saint-Gobain, Sandvik, 3M, TYROLIT, Schleifmittelwerke, and United Abrasives.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Trends
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Trends
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Nonresidential Fixed Investment
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table ABRASIVES MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 ABRASIVES MARKET, 2005-2014
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table ABRASIVES PRICING DEFLATORS
      • Table CHART II-2 ABRASIVES PRICING DEFLATORS, 2004-2024
    • Abrasive Properties
      • Table HARDNESS OF SELECTED ABRASIVES
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
    • Technology & Material Developments
      • Chemical Mechanical Planarization Materials
      • Nanoscale Abrasives
      • Sol-Gel Abrasives
      • High-Efficiency Deep Grinding
      • New Abrasive Materials
    • International Environment
      • World Supply & Demand
        • Table WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Trends in US Foreign Trade
        • Table ABRASIVES FOREIGN TRADE
        • Table US ABRASIVES IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2004-2014
        • Table CHART II-3 US ABRASIVES IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2014
        • Table US ABRASIVES EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2004-2014
        • Table CHART II-4 US ABRASIVES EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2014
  • RAW MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table ABRASIVES RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-1 ABRASIVES RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2004-2024
    • Manufactured Abrasive Minerals
      • Table MANUFACTURED ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-2 MANUFACTURED ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Alumina-Based Materials
        • Table ALUMINA-BASED ABRASIVES MATERIAL DEMAND
      • Specialty Silicas
        • Table SPECIALTY SILICAS ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Superabrasives
        • Table SUPERABRASIVES DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table MANUFACTURED DIAMOND ABRASIVES DEMAND
        • Table CUBIC BORON NITRIDE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Silicon Carbide
        • Table SILICON CARBIDE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER MANUFACTURED ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND
    • Natural Abrasive Minerals
      • Table NATURAL ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-3 NATURAL ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Silica Sand
        • Table SILICA SAND ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Garnet
        • Table GARNET ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Natural Diamond
        • Table NATURAL DIAMOND ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Pumice
        • Table PUMICE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER NATURAL ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND
    • Metallic Abrasive Materials
      • Table METALLIC ABRASIVE MATERIAL DEMAND
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Nonmetallic Abrasives
      • Table NONMETALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NONMETALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Coated Abrasives
        • Table COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table COATED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY FORM
        • Table COATED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY BACKING MATERIAL
        • Table CLOTH COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table PAPER COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table COMBINATION & OTHER COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Bonded Abrasives
        • Table BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BONDED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY TYPE & FORM
        • Table BONDED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY BONDING MATERIAL
        • Table RESINOID BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table VITREOUS BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Loose Abrasive Grains & Powders
        • Table LOOSE ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY TYPE
        • Table MANUFACTURED LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS
        • Table NATURAL LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS
    • Metallic Abrasives
      • Table METALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-2 METALLIC ABRASIVES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2014
      • Steel Wool & Scouring Pads
        • Table STEEL WOOL & SCOURING PAD SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Steel & Iron Grit & Shot
        • Table STEEL & IRON GRIT & SHOT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other
        • Table OTHER METALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Durable Goods Manufacturing Markets
      • Table DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND, 2014
      • Machinery
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS
        • Table MACHINERY ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Fabricated Metals
        • Table FABRICATED METAL SHIPMENTS
        • Table FABRICATED METAL ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Electrical & Electronic Products
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Primary Metals
        • Table PRIMARY METAL SHIPMENTS
        • Table PRIMARY METAL ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment
        • Table AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
        • Table AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Nonmetallic Mineral Products
        • Table NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
        • Table NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Furniture & Wood Products
        • Table FURNITURE & WOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
        • Table FURNITURE & WOOD PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Other Durable Goods Manufacturing Markets
        • Table OTHER DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND
    • Cleaning & Maintenance Markets
      • Table CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-2 CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND, 2014
      • Consumer
        • Table CONSUMER CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Government
        • Table GOVERNMENT CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Commercial
        • Table COMMERCIAL CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND
    • Other Abrasives Markets
      • Table OTHER ABRASIVES MARKETS
      • Cosmetics & Toiletries
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS
        • Table COSMETIC & TOILETRY ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table CONSTRUCTION ABRASIVES DEMAND
      • Resource Extraction & All Other Markets
        • Table RESOURCE EXTRACTION & ALL OTHER MARKETS ABRASIVES DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Participants
      • Table US REVENUE DATA: SELECTED ABRASIVES & RAW MATERIAL MANUFACTURERS, 2014
    • Industry Concentration & Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US ABRASIVES MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Competitive Factors
      • Manufacturing Considerations
      • Marketing Strategies
      • Distribution Strategies
      • Research & Development Activity
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
      • Other Competitive Factors
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Abrasive Technology Incorporated
      • Ali Industries Incorporated
      • Almatis GmbH
      • Armaly Brands Company
      • Bosch (Robert) GmbH
      • Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
      • Church & Dwight Company Incorporated
      • Clorox Company
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Ervin Industries Incorporated
      • Fives Group
      • FMSA Holdings Incorporated
      • Global Material Technologies Incorporated
      • Harsco Corporation
      • Henkel AG & Company KGaA
      • Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH & Company KG
      • Husqvarna AB
      • Imerys SA
      • Jason Industries Incorporated
      • Katy Industries Incorporated
      • Klingspor AG
      • Saint-Gobain
      • SAIT ABRASIVI SpA
      • Sandvik AB
      • Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated
      • Sunnen Products Company
      • 3M Company
      • TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski KG
      • Vereinigte Schmirgel- und Maschinen-Fabriken AG
      • Washington Mills North Grafton Incorporated
      • Winoa Group
    • Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

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