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Microspheres Market, By Type (Hollow, Solid), Application (Construction Composites, Medical Technology, Paints & Coatings, Cosmetics, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace) & Raw Material (Glass, Ceramic & Others) – Global Trends & Forecasts To 2019

Microspheres Market, By Type (Hollow, Solid), Application (Construction Composites, Medical Technology, Paints & Coatings, Cosmetics, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace) & Raw Material (Glass, Ceramic & Others) – Global Trends & Forecasts To 2019

Rising demand for efficiency and better materials with superior structural properties will drive the global microspheres market to $5.9 billion by 2019. U.S. leads the world in terms of usage of advanced materials to increase the efficiency and reliability of operations which makes it the biggest market for microspheres. The market here is expected to experience highest revenue growth during the next five years.

The factors driving growth in the global microspheres market are: high demand from current & emerging applications, superior structural properties, recyclable & reusable, development & modernization of infrastructure, and increased demand for efficiency. The factors hindering the growth of this market are the fluctuating cost of raw materials, lack of quality control across developing countries, and huge investment in R&D.

The market is growing slowly in Europe but it will continue to grow at significant rate in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific is driven by countries such as China, the fastest growing country in global microspheres market. The microspheres market is still in infancy stage in Latin America. But this region is experiencing high growth on account of increased infrastructure spending. On the whole, it is evident that North America and Asia-Pacific are the most lucrative microspheres market.

Most players in this industry are very small and manufacture highly customized products focusing on particular end user industry. U.S-based 3M is the largest player in terms of volume sales. Every company, big or small, wants to penetrate deeper into the existing market and at the same time expand into new and emerging markets to increase their sales margin; thereby increasing overall revenue. The companies involved in microspheres business adopted this strategy by expanding into emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific and South America. Most of the major companies manufacturing microspheres are headquartered in the U.S. and Europe.

Medical technology will emerge as the most dominant application of the microspheres globally. Within raw material types, glass microspheres offer significant advantages over others and have wide applications in almost all industries such as cosmetics & personal care, paints & coatings, oil & gas and aerospace. Hence these are the market leaders in terms of size. Hollow microspheres being the most used microspheres in the market, captured most of the market.

The global microspheres market is analyzed in terms of revenue ($million) for all regions and their respective major countries. Revenues from each region have been broken down by types of microspheres, raw materials used, and their applications such as construction composites, medical technology, life sciences & biotechnology, paints & coatings, cosmetics & personal care, oil & gas, etc. The report forecasts revenue of the global microspheres market and its various submarkets with respect to five main regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The countries such as U.S., China, Germany, and Canada were analyzed.

For this report, various secondary sources such as chemical & material magazines, encyclopedia, directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study. The primary sources — experts from related industries and suppliers — have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations.

This report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. It identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. Major companies such as 3M (U.S.), Potters Industries (U.S.), Sigmund Lindner GmbH (Germany), etc. have also been profiled in this report.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY & PRICING
    • LIMITATION
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION
      • KEY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
    • ASSUMPTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITY FOR MICROSPHERES MANUFACTURERS
    • MICROSPHERES MARKET GROWING AT A FAST PACE
    • LEADING COUNTRIES IN MICROSPHERES MARKET, 2014
    • MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY LEADING COUNTRIES, 2014-2019
    • NORTH AMERICA IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR MICROSPHERES
    • MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY APPLICATION
      • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY TYPE
      • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY RAW MATERIAL
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table MICROSPHERES: PROPERTIES & ADVANTAGES
        • Table HIGH DEMAND FROM EMERGING APPLICATIONS IS PROPELLING THE GROWTH OF MICROSPHERES MARKET
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table FLUCTUATING PRICE OF RAW MATERIALS & HUGE INVESTMENT IN R&D ARE RESTRAINING THE MARKET GROWTH
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table TOP 10 LARGEST ECONOMIES, BY GDP IN PPP TERMS, 2010 & 2020
        • Table 10 LARGEST GLOBAL ECONOMIES' TOTAL GDP IN PPP TERMS, 2020
        • Table INCREASING GROWTH OF EMERGING ECONOMIES IS PAVING NEW GROWTH AVENUES FOR PLAYERS IN THE MICROSPHERES MARKET
      • WINNING IMPERATIVES
        • Table INNOVATIVE PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2012
        • Table REGIONAL EXPANSION, 2011-2012
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
      • NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
      • EXPANSION
  • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MICROSPHERES: INDUSTRY WISE APPLICATIONS
      • Table MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • CONSTRUCTION COMPOSITES
      • Table CONSTRUCTION COMPOSITES: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
      • Table MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • LIFE SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY
      • Table LIFE SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • PAINTS & COATINGS
      • Table PAINTS & COATINGS: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE
      • Table COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • OIL & GAS
      • Table OIL & GAS: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012- 2019 ($MILLION)
    • AEROSPACE
      • Table AEROSPACE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012- 2019 ($MILLION)
  • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • HOLLOW MICROSPHERES
      • Table COMPANIES OFFERING HOLLOW MICROSPHERES
      • Table HOLLOW MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • SOLID MICROSPHERES
      • Table COMPANIES OFFERING SOLID MICROSPHERES
      • Table SOLID MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • MICROSPHERES MARKET, BY RAW MATERIAL
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • GLASS MICROSPHERES
      • Table GLASS MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table GLASS MICROSPHERES AVERAGE PRICE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 ($/TON)
      • Table GLASS MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 (KT)
    • POLYMER MICROSPHERES
      • Table POLYMER MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • CERAMIC MICROSPHERES
      • Table CERAMIC MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table CERAMIC MICROSPHERES AVERAGE PRICES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 ($/TON)
      • Table CERAMIC MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 (KT)
    • FLY ASH (CENOSPHERES) MICROSPHERES
      • Table FLY ASH MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table FLY ASH MICROSPHERES: AVERAGE PRICE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 ($/TON)
      • Table FLY ASH MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2019 (KT)
    • METALLIC MICROSPHERES
      • Table METALLIC MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • REGIONAL ANALYSIS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
      • Table THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA : MICROSPHERES MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
      • Table GLOBAL GLASS MICROSPHERES MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANIES, 2012
      • Table MICROSPHERES: MARKET SHARE, BY COMPANIES, 2012
    • NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY
    • MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN 2011
    • MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. AND SIGMUND LINDER GMBH: THE MOST ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
      • NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
        • Table NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2009-2014
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS, 2009-2014
      • ACQUISITIONS
        • Table ACQUISITIONS, 2009-2014
      • AGREEMENTS
        • Table AGREEMENTS, 2009-2014
      • JOINT VENTURES
        • Table JOINT VENTURES, 2009-2014
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • 3M COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table 3M COMPANY: PRODUCTS, BRANDS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • AKZO NOBEL EXPANCEL
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table AKZO NOBEL: PRODUCTS, BRANDS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table HENKEL: EXPANDABLE PRODUCTS & THEIR PROPERTIES
        • Table HENKEL: UNEXPANDABLE PRODUCTS & PROPERTIES
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO. LTD
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU: PRODUCTS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TRELLEBORG AB
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table TRELLEBORG AB: PRODUCTS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • LUMINEX CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table LUMINEX: PRODUCTS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
    • MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS: PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • POTTERS INDUSTRIES LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table POTTERS: PRODUCTS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
    • SIGMUND LINDER GMBH
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table SIGMUND LINDNER: PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • MO SCI CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERINGS
        • Table MO SCI CORPORATION: PRODUCTS & THEIR DESCRIPTIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
  • APPENDIX
    • DEVELOPMENTS
    • MANUFACTURING PROCESS
      • INTRODUCTION
      • GLASS MICROSPHERES
      • POLYMER MICROSPHERES
      • CENOSPHERES
      • CERAMIC MICROSPHERES
      • METALLIC MICROSPHERES
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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