Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes: The Global Market

Published - Aug 2008| Analyst - Srinivasa Rajaram| Code - MFG019B
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Report Highlights

  • The global market for inorganic metal finishing technologies was worth $42.3 billion in 2007. This is expected to reach $44.4 billion by the end of 2008 and $61.1 billion in 2013, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6%.
  • Inorganic metal finishing processes have the largest share of the market and generated $29.0 billion in 2007. This is expected to reach $30.1 billion in 2008 and $39.7 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 5.7%.
  • Surface preparation/pretreatment has the second largest market share, worth $9.3 billion in 2007. This is expected to reach $9.8 billion in 2008 and grow at a CAGR of 7.7% to reach $14.2 billion in 2013.

INTRODUCTION

Metal finishing can be defined as the deposition of a coating that may be metallic or non-metallic onto a metallic substrate. It can be a surface treatment yielding a thin film to enhance the appearance, function, or performance of a product and to give added value and increased marketability. Metal finishing includes a number of operations that include surface preparation, surface pretreatment, and then the actual coating process. The coating process may be organic, inorganic, or hybrid. In this report, the emphasis will be on the inorganic metal coating technologies, relevant processes and products, and their respective global as well as regional markets.
  
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
 
This report studies and highlights the role of inorganic metal finishing technologies in providing protection, explains the technology and innovation behind development and production of inorganic metal finishing coatings, and gives a market overview, analyzing major market trends both in terms of region and application sector. In addition, the report studies in detail the new developments taking place in the metal finishing industry with respect to continuous improvements in environmental performance.
 
The report analyzes the market for various products as well as for the technologies involved. The market for various emerging technologies in inorganic metal finishing as well as the new products produced using these technologies have been looked into in the report.
 
The report also analyzes the various applications of inorganic metal finishing coatings in detail and the markets for such applications, with special emphasis on the new products being developed and markets for such products. Along with the development of new products, research and development is taking the metal finishing technology to new heights, and a closer look into such technologies has been made in the report. New applications coming out of emerging technologies are also discussed.
 
Customers are driving the increased demand for such new technologies with huge expectations in diverse areas such as performance, ease of application, sustainability, quality, functionality, and environmental properties. All of the above expectations require special attention from manufacturers in order to ensure that products meet expected standards and the market remains buoyant. This report pinpoints the need for the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance and takes a glimpse at a future in which the functionality of inorganic metal finishing will be enhanced and transformed from the conventional areas of protection and aesthetics to meet additional and more specific demands.
 
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
 
For any company to succeed in a competitive market, product opportunities must be identified from the viewpoint of the company’s strengths. For this, it is necessary to understand the size and growth rate of any opportunity and the competitive atmosphere in which the company exists. This report presents the ideal medium to understand the various exciting and growing opportunities in the field of inorganic metal finishing and will help any prospective manufacturer, distributor, or even a user to understand and succeed in this growing field.  
 
CONTRIBUTION OF THE STUDY
 
This report is intended to help 
  • Marketing managers to identify newer market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for inorganic metal finishing technologies and related products,
  • Research and development professionals to stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for inorganic metal finishing technologies and to develop new products and for newer applications,
  • Business development executives to understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible new markets, and  
  • Information and research center librarians to provide market researchers and brand and product managers with the information they need to do their jobs more effectively.
SCOPE OF REPORT
 
The report has been prepared in a simple format that can be easily understood with a number of tables and charts/figures. The scope of the report includes a detailed study of global and regional markets for various types of inorganic metal finishing technologies and related products, with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.
 
INFORMATION SOURCES
 
Primary information sources for this market research include manufacturers and suppliers of inorganic metal finishing products around the world, raw material suppliers for manufacture of these products, major users of these products, research organizations, governmental agencies, trade associations, and various equipment suppliers. Additional secondary research sources include databases, trade literature, specialized journals, and government statistics. These resources have been researched while compiling this report.
 
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
 
The analyst is a mechanical engineer with more than 40 years experience in designing factory layouts and setting up factories. He has set up factories for production of weighing machines and dynamic balancing machines in India and has experience in designing, production, and servicing of the above equipment. He was senior vice president of M/S Schenck Avery Ltd., an Indo-German joint venture and has set up paint shops, electroplating shops, and heavy fabrication shops for fabricating and finishing of various structures of weighing and dynamic balancing equipment.

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Published - Jan-2006| Analyst - Evalueserve | Code - MFG019A

Report Highlights

  • The global IMFT market is estimated to reach about $21.1 billion in 2005 and is expected to rise at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.4%, to more than $30 billion in 2010.
  • The market for electroplating currently is the largest (nearly 46% of the total IMFT market), and will continue to retain this position util 2010, although its growth rate will be the lowest.
  • Galvanizing, anodizing, electroless plating and electropolishing are expected to feature stronger growth. Currently, these technologies together constitute about 40% of the total market.
  • IMFT applications for computers and communications, and the electronics and electrical appliances industries, will witness the highest growth.
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