STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Abrasives are materials that are used to cut, smooth, roughen, polish or clean surfaces, or simply to remove material to alter surface shapes or dimensions. Products with abrasive materials include grinding discs and wheels, sandpaper, polishing and lapping compounds, deburring media and sandblasting materials.
Abrasives are a well-established global market with a long history of products, technologies and slowly evolving market trends. Abrasives are mainly used in bonded and coated forms for various applications such as cutting, polishing, grinding, surface finishing and various other applications. Industries such as automotive, construction, aerospace and industrial form the major customer markets for abrasive product manufacturers. Unique applications include using abrasives to create friction in braking products such as vehicle brake pads in the automotive industry and windmills in industrial products.
Several unique and novel technologies are starting to make inroads into the mundane and well-established abrasive products and technology market. The next several decades should witness the influences of these novel technologies in the market that could alter the industrial landscape of these products and technologies.
This report is designed to investigate the global abrasives market by technology, product line and market size with supporting tables and figures to illustrate projected growth. The report will include developed countries such as the U.S.,
This report offers forecasts by product segment from 2011 through 2017, including supporting analyses for projections.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
The objective of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis and forecast of the global abrasives market. The focus is on technology, products and market details of the worldwide abrasives industry.
The global market for abrasives is estimated to grow in the low single digits globally until 2017. However, significant differences are expected between established traditional abrasive products and products that are catering to niche markets such as semiconductors and photovoltaic. Further, abrasive products market is expected to grow faster than the abrasive grains market.
This report is intended for customers and suppliers of abrasive technologies and products, and others with a need to understand the status and dynamics of the market for these products. This report is largely nontechnical in nature and coverage. It is concerned less with theory and jargon than with what works, who the major global players are, what technological trends are seen in the market place, regulations that are shaping the market and how technology will drive market growth.
As such, the reportís content should be highly useful to executive management personnel and marketing and financial analysts due to the organized presentation of data. Scientists and technologists would also benefit from the report as its findings concern the market for their work, which should interest them and provide them with a clearer perspective as to how their work can influence the future of the industry and what new technologies are making inroads into various application segments of the industry.
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