Bonded Abrasives Demand Driven by Expanding Durable Goods Manufacturing

Global demand for bonded abrasives is forecast to rise 5.0% per year to $16.9 billion in 2023. Growth will be driven by durable goods manufacturing industries worldwide, with particularly strong gains expected in the Asia/Pacific region. According to the study Global Abrasives, “The increasing sophistication of manufacturing processes will require greater use of bonded abrasives, particularly those using higher value materials.”

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Bonded abrasives principally consist of grinding wheels, although other forms (such as sticks and blocks) are available. Bonded products can be manufactured using either conventional (like fused alumina and silicon carbide) or superabrasive (CBN and diamond) materials. In comparison to coated abrasives, use of bonded abrasives is more heavily weighted toward durable goods manufacturing applications.

The overall abrasives market, including coated, bonded, loose grains and powders, and metallic, is forecast to rise 5.1% per year to $45.5 billion in 2023, driven by expanding durable goods manufacturing activity worldwide. Improving standards of living in lower income nations will also contribute to increased spending on cleaning and maintenance abrasives.

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