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World Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Industry

  • January 2015
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 26 companies including many key and niche players such as -

3M
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain
Flexovit USA, Inc.
Hermes Abrasives Ltd.
The Tyrolit Group

Table Of Contents

World Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Alumina Zirconia Oxide: A Manufactured Abrasive II-1
Zircon - A Key Component in Production of Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives II-1
Table 1: Global Zirconium Reserves by Country in Thousand
Metric Tons (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-2

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND GROWTH DRIVERS II-4
Developing Countries to Drive Future Growth II-4
Electronics Sector Provides Traction to the Market II-4
Improvement in Global GDP Performance Bodes Well for the Market II-5
Table 2: World GDP Growth in Percentage for Select Countries
(2012-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: EU Real GDP Growth in Percentage by Country (2014 and
2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals Encourages an Optimistic
Market Outlook for the Year 2014 and Beyond II-7
Table 4: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Quarterly
Data by Select Country for 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 5: Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI): Data by
Select Country for 2012 and 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 6: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Euro Area:
Breakdown of Quarterly PMI Data for Select Countries for the
Year 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 7: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in the Euro Area:
Breakdown of Average Annual PMI Data for Select Countries for
Years 2012 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 8: Key Business Indicators in the Euro Area for Years
2011, 2012 and 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Grinding Wheels: A Major Application of Alumina Zirconia
Abrasives II-11
Advances in Grinding Machines Technology II-12
Metal Cutting Tools: A Key End-use II-12
Solar Energy Opens Up New Avenues for Future Growth II-13
Rebounding Automobile Production Fuels Demand II-13
Table 9: World Passenger Car Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010, 2014 and 2018) (in ‘000 Units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 10: World Commercial Vehicles Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010, 2014 and 2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

3. GLOBAL ABRASIVES MARKET: A MACRO PERSPECTIVE II-16
Overview of Geographical Regions II-16
Snapshots of Materials and Product Segments II-17
Table 11: Global Abrasives Products and Materials Market by
Product Type (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales of
Bonded Abrasives; Abrasive Materials; Coated Abrasives; Loose
Grains, Powders, Compounds, Pastes and Slurry; Non-woven
Abrasives; and Grinding Products (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-18
Overview of Application Areas II-18
Table 12: Global Abrasive Products Market by End-use
Applications (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Metal Fabrication, Automotive, Industrial, Construction,
Defense and Military, Power Generation, Woodworking, Aerospace,
Electronics Goods, Paper and Pulp, Consumer Electric
Appliances, Optics and Optoelectronics, Medical and Research, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
Introduction II-20
The Evolutionary Path of Abrasives II-20
Abrasives: Market Segmentation II-21
General Classification of Abrasives II-22
Classification of Metallic and Non-metallic Abrasives Based
on Product Form II-22
Classification of Abrasives Based on Chemical Composition II-23
Natural Abrasive Materials II-24
Emery II-24
Garnet II-24
Special Silica Stone Products II-25
Staurolite II-26
Tripoli II-26
Manufactured Abrasives II-27
Aluminum Oxide II-27
Boron Carbide II-28
Calcined Alumina II-28
Ceramic Aluminum Oxide II-28
Superabrasives II-28
Industrial Diamonds and Related Products II-28
Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) II-30
Metallic Abrasives II-30
Silicon Carbide II-30
Miscellaneous Abrasives II-31
Applications of Abrasives II-31

5. ABRASIVE PRODUCTS - AN OVERVIEW II-32
Abrasive Belts II-32
Coated Abrasive Belt Comprises Grit and Backing II-32
Bonded Abrasives II-33
Coated Abrasives II-33
Economics of Coated Abrasives V/s Other Conventional Abrasives II-33
Cushioned Abrasives II-34
Diamond Bonded Abrasives II-34
Non-Woven Abrasives II-34
Superabrasives II-34

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-35
3M (US) II-35
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) II-35
Flexovit USA, Inc. (US) II-37
Hermes Abrasives Ltd. (US) II-37
The Tyrolit Group (Austria) II-37
VSM AG (Germany) II-38
Washington Mills North Grafton, Inc. (US) II-39

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-40
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 14: World Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Africa, and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective For Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives By Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding
Japan), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Abrasives Market Overview III-1
Key Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 16: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 17: US Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
Market Analysis III-6
Table 18: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 19: Canadian Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

3. JAPAN III-8
Market Analysis III-8
Table 20: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 21: Japanese Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-9

4. EUROPE III-10
Market Analysis III-10
Table 22: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 23: European Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 24: European 14-Year Perspective for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4a. FRANCE III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Outlook III-13
Compagnie De Saint-Gobain - A Key Player III-13
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 25: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 26: French Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

4b. GERMANY III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
VSM AG - A Key Player III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 27: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 28: German Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

4c. ITALY III-20
Market Analysis III-20
Table 29: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 30: Italian Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
Abrasives Market Overview III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 31: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 32: UK Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

4e. SPAIN III-25
Market Analysis III-25
Table 33: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 34: Spanish Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

4f. RUSSIA III-27
Market Analysis III-27
Table 35: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 36: Russian Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Outlook III-29
The Tyrolit Group - A Leading Player III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 37: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 38: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 39: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic
Region - China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 40: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - China, India, South
Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 41: Asia Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China, India, South Korea, and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

5a. CHINA III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Abrasives Market Overview III-35
Table 42: Chinese Abrasive Market by End-use Sector (2013 and
2018): Percentage Breakdown of Value Demand for Machinery
Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment, Cleaning and
Maintenance, Electrical and Electronics Goods, Metal
Fabrication, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 43: Chinese Abrasives Market by Product Type (2013 and
2018): Percentage Breakdown of Value Demand for
Non-Metallic Abrasives - Coated (Cloth and Paper and Others),
Bonded (Conventional and Superabrasive), and Loose Grains and
Powders, and Metallic Abrasives (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 44: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 45: Chinese Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

5b. INDIA III-39
Market Analysis III-39
Table 46: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 47: Indian Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

5c. SOUTH KOREA III-41
Market Analysis III-41
Table 48: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 49: South Korean Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Outlook III-43
Key Statistic III-43
Table 50: Thailand Abrasive Market by End-use Sector (2013
and 2018): Percentage Breakdown of Value Demand for Machinery
Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment, Cleaning and
Maintenance, Electrical and Electronics Goods, Metal
Fabrication, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 51: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 52: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

6. MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 53: Middle East and Africa Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 54: Middle East and Africa Historic Review for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

7. LATIN AMERICA III-48
Market Analysis III-48
Table 55: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic
Region - Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 56: Latin America Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, and
Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 57: Latin America 14-Year Perspective for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of
Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

7a. BRAZIL III-51
Market Analysis III-51
Table 58: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 59: Brazilian Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia
Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

7b. MEXICO III-53
Market Analysis III-53
Table 60: Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 61: Mexican Historic Review for Alumina Zirconia Oxide
Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand
for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

7c. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-55
Market Analysis III-55
Table 62: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2014
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 63: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Alumina
Zirconia Oxide Abrasives Market with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 26 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 32)

The United States (12)
Japan (1)
Europe (7)
- France (2)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12)

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