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Global Abrasives Market 2016-2020

About Abrasives

Abrasives are materials that are used to grind, abrade, or clean workpieces to give desired shape and finish. They are of different types, but can be broadly classified into bonded, coated, loose abrasive grains, super abrasives, and others.

The basic raw materials used to make abrasives are ceramics, diamonds, and naturally occurring elements. Abrasives are used for polishing surfaces, buffing, honing, and sanding.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global abrasives market to grow at a CAGR of 5.59% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global abrasives market for 2015-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of abrasives in APAC, Europe, Americas, and rest of the world (ROW).

The market is divided into the following segments based on type:

  • Bonded abrasives
  • Coated abrasives
  • Super abrasives
Technavio's report, Global Abrasives Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • 3M Co.
  • DuPont
  • Henkel AG & Company KGaA
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
Other prominent vendors
  • Abrasive Technology
  • Allied High Tech Products
  • Almatis
  • Asahi Diamond Industrial
  • Cabot Microelectronics
  • TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke
Market driver
  • Product innovations and growing acceptance of complex medical devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Stringent government regulations affecting abrasives industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Evolution of garnet
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Abrasive industry value chain
      • Table Abrasives industry value chain
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global abrasives market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global abrasives market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global abrasives market by type
      • Table Global abrasives market by type 2015
      • Table Global abrasives market by type 2020
      • Table Global abrasives industry's competitive scenario in major product types
    • Bonded abrasives
      • Table Bonded abrasives market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Types of bonded abrasives and their applications
    • Coated abrasives
      • Table Coated abrasives market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Types of coated abrasives and their applications
    • Super abrasives
      • Table Super abrasives market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by end user
    • Global abrasives market by end user
      • Table Global abrasives market by end user 2015
      • Table Global abrasives market by end user 2020
    • General engineering and tooling
      • Table Abrasives market in general engineering and tooling sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Fabrication industry
      • Table Abrasives market in fabrication industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Automotive and auto ancillaries
      • Table Abrasives market in automotive and auto ancillaries industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Electronics
      • Table Abrasives market in electronic sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Estimated growth rates of global electronic industry 2015-2020
    • Others
      • Table Abrasives market in others sectors 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global abrasives market by geography
      • Table Global abrasives market by geography 2015
      • Table Global abrasives market by geography 2020
    • Abrasives market in APAC
      • Table Abrasives market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table GDP outlook in APAC 2015-2019
    • Abrasives market in Europe
      • Table Abrasives market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Abrasives market in Americas
      • Table Abrasives market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Abrasives market in ROW
      • Table Abrasives market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Automobile production in units 2015-2020 (growth rates)
    • Table Comparison of industrial production growth rate trends of key leading countries 2010-2014
    • Table Technological advances reported in abrasives market 2015
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Operating profit margins of abrasive vendors 2010-2014
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Buying criteria: Order of importance by region 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • 3M
      • Table 3M: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table 3M: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DuPont: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Henkel
      • Table Henkel: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Henkel: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Robert Bosch
      • Table Robert Bosch: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Robert Bosch: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Saint-Gobain
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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