Abrasives

Demand for abrasives in the US is forecast to rise four percent annually through 2014. Durable goods manufacturing will remain the dominant market, with the motor vehicle segment growing the fastest. Nonmetallic coated and bonded abrasives and loose grains and powders will outperform metallic abrasives.

This study analyzes the $4.7 billion US abrasives industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by raw material (e.g., alumina-based, specialty silicas, superabrasives, silicon carbide, silica sand, garnet, natural diamond), product (e.g., nonmetallic, metallic) and market (e.g., durable goods manufacturing, cleaning and maintenance).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including 3M, Saint-Gobain and Bosch.

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  1. Abrasives

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $118.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $124.00

      1. Table | ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,615.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

        $202.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

        $103.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Trends

        $159.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Nonresidential Fixed Investment

        $140.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL FIXED INVESTMENT (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends

        $112.00

        1. Table | ABRASIVES MARKET, 1999-2009

      7. 3.7 Pricing Trends

        $109.00

        1. Table | ABRASIVES PRICING DEFLATORS (2005 = 100)

      8. 3.8 Abrasive Properties

        $118.00

        1. Table | HARDNESS OF SELECTED ABRASIVES

      9. 3.9 Technology & Material Developments

        $331.00

        1. 3.9.1 Chemical Mechanical Planarization Materials

          $84.00

        2. 3.9.2 Nanoscale Abrasives

          $93.00

        3. 3.9.3 Sol-Gel Abrasives

          $82.00

        4. 3.9.4 Structured Coated Abrasives

          $82.00

        5. 3.9.5 New Abrasive Materials

          $82.00

      10. 3.10 International Environment

        $288.00

        1. 3.10.1 World Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD ABRASIVES DEMAND (billion dollars)

        2. 3.10.2 Trends in US Foreign Trade

          $182.00

          1. Table | ABRASIVES FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

          2. Table | US ABRASIVES IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 1999-2009 (million dollars)

          3. Table | US ABRASIVES EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 1999-2009 (million dollars)

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS

      $1,673.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $119.00

        1. Table | ABRASIVES RAW MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      2. 4.2 Manufactured Abrasive Minerals

        $860.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURED ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.2.1 Alumina-Based Materials

          $301.00

          1. Table | ALUMINA-BASED ABRASIVES MATERIAL DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.2.2 Specialty Silicas

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPECIALTY SILICAS ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.2.3 Superabrasives

          $210.00

          1. Table | SUPERABRASIVES DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

          2. Table | MANUFACTURED DIAMOND ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | CUBIC BORON NITRIDE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.2.4 Silicon Carbide

          $95.00

          1. Table | SILICON CARBIDE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 4.2.5 Other

          $98.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURED ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Natural Abrasive Minerals

        $633.00

        1. Table | NATURAL ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Silica Sand

          $108.00

          1. Table | SILICA SAND ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.3.2 Garnet

          $123.00

          1. Table | GARNET ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.3 Natural Diamond

          $82.00

          1. Table | NATURAL DIAMOND ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.4 Pumice

          $82.00

          1. Table | PUMICE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 4.3.5 Other

          $204.00

          1. Table | OTHER NATURAL ABRASIVE MINERAL DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Metallic Abrasive Materials

        $82.00

        1. Table | METALLIC ABRASIVE MATERIAL DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $2,332.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $109.00

        1. Table | ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Nonmetallic Abrasives

        $1,874.00

        1. Table | NONMETALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 Coated Abrasives

          $659.00

          1. Table | COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | COATED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY FORM (million dollars)

          3. Table | COATED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY BACKING MATERIAL (million dollars)

          4. Table | CLOTH COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | PAPER COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          6. Table | COMBINATION & OTHER COATED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Bonded Abrasives

          $563.00

          1. Table | BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | BONDED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY TYPE & FORM (million dollars)

          3. Table | BONDED ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY BONDING MATERIAL (million dollars)

          4. Table | RESINOID BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | VITREOUS BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER BONDED ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.2.3 Loose Abrasive Grains & Powders

          $557.00

          1. Table | LOOSE ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS BY TYPE (million dollars)

          3. Table | MANUFACTURED LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

          4. Table | NATURAL LOOSE ABRASIVES SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Metallic Abrasives

        $349.00

        1. Table | METALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Steel Wool & Scouring Pads

          $82.00

          1. Table | STEEL WOOL & SCOURING PAD SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Steel & Iron Grit & Shot

          $101.00

          1. Table | STEEL & IRON GRIT & SHOT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Other

          $85.00

          1. Table | OTHER METALLIC ABRASIVES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,968.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $109.00

        1. Table | ABRASIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Durable Goods Manufacturing Markets

        $1,879.00

        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.1 Machinery

          $216.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | MACHINERY ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.2.2 Electrical & Electronic Products

          $280.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.2.3 Fabricated Metals

          $207.00

          1. Table | FABRICATED METAL SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | FABRICATED METAL ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.2.4 Nonmetallic Mineral Products

          $184.00

          1. Table | NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 6.2.5 Motor Vehicles

          $234.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        7. 6.2.6 Primary Metals

          $186.00

          1. Table | PRIMARY METAL SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | PRIMARY METAL ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        8. 6.2.7 Furniture & Wood Products

          $181.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE & WOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | FURNITURE & WOOD PRODUCT ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        9. 6.2.8 Aerospace & Other Transportation Equipment

          $212.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        10. 6.2.9 Other Durable Goods Manufacturing Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Cleaning & Maintenance Markets

        $308.00

        1. Table | CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Consumer

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Commercial

          $107.00

          1. Table | COMMERCIAL CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 Government

          $82.00

          1. Table | GOVERNMENT CLEANING & MAINTENANCE ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Other Abrasives Markets

        $671.00

        1. Table | OTHER ABRASIVES MARKETS (million dollars)

        2. 6.4.1 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $286.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SHIPMENTS (million dollars)

          2. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Construction

          $256.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION ABRASIVES DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.4.3 Resource Extraction & Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | ABRASIVES DEMAND IN RESOURCE EXTRACTION & OTHER MARKETS (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,624.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Participants

        $83.00

        1. Table | US REVENUE DATA: SELECTED ABRASIVES & RAW MATERIAL MANUFACTURERS, 2009

      3. 7.3 Industry Concentration & Market Share

        $141.00

      4. 7.4 Competitive Factors

        $804.00

        1. 7.4.1 Manufacturing Considerations

          $231.00

        2. 7.4.2 Marketing Strategies

          $200.00

        3. 7.4.3 Distribution Strategies

          $94.00

        4. 7.4.4 Research & Development Activity

          $138.00

        5. 7.4.5 Cooperative Agreements

          $94.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

        6. 7.4.6 Other Competitive Factors

          $82.00

      5. 7.5 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $126.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 7.6 Company Profiles

        $3,324.00

        1. 7.6.1 Abrasive Technology Incorporated

          $165.00

        2. 7.6.2 Ali Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.6.3 Almatis GmbH

          $82.00

        4. 7.6.4 Armaly Brands Company

          $82.00

        5. 7.6.5 Bosch (Robert) GmbH

          $131.00

        6. 7.6.6 Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

          $133.00

        7. 7.6.7 Church & Dwight Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.6.8 Clorox Company

          $82.00

        9. 7.6.9 Dow Chemical Company

          $160.00

        10. 7.6.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $135.00

        11. 7.6.11 Ervin Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 7.6.12 Fairmount Minerals Limited

          $82.00

        13. 7.6.13 Fives Group

          $82.00

        14. 7.6.14 Global Material Technologies Incorporated

          $84.00

        15. 7.6.15 Harsco Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 7.6.16 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $82.00

        17. 7.6.17 Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        18. 7.6.18 Husqvarna AB

          $82.00

        19. 7.6.19 Imerys SA

          $113.00

        20. 7.6.20 Jason Incorporated

          $130.00

        21. 7.6.21 Katy Industries Incorporated

          $124.00

        22. 7.6.22 Klingspor AG

          $119.00

        23. 7.6.23 Saint-Gobain

          $173.00

        24. 7.6.24 Sandvik AB

          $89.00

        25. 7.6.25 Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated

          $111.00

        26. 7.6.26 Sunnen Products Company

          $97.00

        27. 7.6.27 3M Company

          $282.00

        28. 7.6.28 TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski KG

          $195.00

        29. 7.6.29 United Abrasives Incorporated

          $91.00

        30. 7.6.30 Vereinigte Schmirgel-und Maschinen-Fabriken AG

          $82.00

        31. 7.6.31 Washington Mills North Grafton Incorporated

          $125.00

        32. 7.6.32 Wheelabrator Allevard Group

          $82.00

      7. 7.7 Other Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $95.00

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