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Global Electroplating Industry

  • July 2014
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  • 192 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electroplating in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 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 123 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Atotech Deutschland GmbH
Allied Finishing, Inc.
British Metal Treatments Ltd.
Birmingham Plating Co, Ltd.
Commercial Plating Company, Inc.

Table Of Contents

Global Electroplating 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. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Electroplating - A Curtain Raiser II-1
Developed Markets: Traditional Revenue Contributors II-2
Developing Countries Spearhead Demand Growth II-2
Table 1: Global Electroplating Services Market - Geographic
Regions Ranked by CAGR (Value) for 2013-2020: Asia-Pacific,
Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, US and The Middle East and
Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Electroplating - A Highly Fragmented Sector II-4

2. MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5
Positive Global Economic Outlook Signals Growth for
Electroplating Services II-5
Table 2: Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: GDP Growth for Key Developed and Developing
Countries: 2003-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Surging Electronic and Electrical Appliances Production - A
Major Growth Driver II-7
Opportunity Indicators: II-8
Table 4: World Market for Personal Computers (2012 and 2015P) -
Breakdown of Annual Volume Shipments (in ‘000 Units) by
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: World Market for Mobile Handsets: Breakdown of
Volume Sales in Million Units for Years 2011, 2013 and 2015P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 6: Global Market for Smartphones: Breakdown of Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2011, 2013 and 2015P
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 7: World Market for Smartphones (2013): Breakdown of
Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Booming Automotive Industry to Boost Demand II-10
Auto Electronics - an End-Market Laden with Immense Potential II-10
Opportunity Indicators II-11
Table 8: World Automotive Industry: Breakdown of Annual
Production Volume (in Thousand Units) by Vehicle Type for
Years 2011, 2014 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 9: Increasing Electronic Content in Automobiles: A
Comparative Analysis of Electronic Component and Software
Value as a Percentage of Total Vehicle Value for Years 1975,
2000 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Surging Aircraft Production - A Key Growth Driver II-12
Zinc Prices to Influence Electroplating Industry II-12
A Rudimentary Overview of the Larger Metal Finishing Market II-12
Electroplating - The Largest Sub-Segment in Inorganic Metal
Finishing Technology II-13
Growing Trend of Process Automation for Cost Cuttings II-13
Electroless Plating Poised to Cannibalize Opportunities in
Electroplating II-14
Transition to Newer Substrates by End-users Likely to Wield a
Devastating Impact in the Long Term II-14
The Automotive Industry as a Case-in-Point II-14
Better Organic Finishes: A Threat to Electroplating II-15
Adverse Environmental Implications - A Major Concern II-15

3. TECHNOLOGY/PROCESS OVERVIEW II-16
Metal Finishing: An Overview II-16
Metal Finishing Processes/Technologies II-16
Organic Finishing Technologies II-16
Conversion Technologies II-16
Removal Technologies II-16
Metal Deposition Technologies II-16
Electroplating: A Definition II-17
Purpose of Electroplating II-17
Protective Coating II-18
Soldering II-18
Electroplating of Plastics: Why? II-18
Metals Used in Electroplating II-18
Electroplating Equipment II-18
Process Overview II-19
Prerequisites for Carrying Out Electroplating Process II-19
Electrodeposition II-19
Strike II-20
Key Essentials of Electroplating Process II-20
Current Density II-20
Electrolyte II-20
Cleanliness II-20
Factors Influencing Plating Throughput II-21
Types of Metal Electroplating II-21
Chromium Electroplating II-21
Hard Chromium Electroplating II-21
Decorative Chromium Electroplating II-21
Trivalent Chromium Plating II-21
Nickel Electroplating II-22
Electroplating Using Gold II-22
Electroplating Using Silver II-22
Palladium Electroplating II-22
Cadmium Electroplating II-22
Zinc Electroplating II-22
Copper Electroplating II-23
Indium Electroplating II-23
Rhodium Electroplating II-23
Tin -Nickel Electroplating II-23
Electroplating Of Plastics II-23
Others II-23
Drawbacks of Electroplating II-23
Harmful Substances in Electroplating II-23
Environmental Degradation II-23
Process Limitations II-24
Electroplating: A Discussion on End Use Applications II-24
Decorative Applications II-24
Chrome II-24
Copper and Alloys II-24
Precious Metals II-25
Others II-25
Corrosion Protection II-25
Engineering Applications II-25
Electrical Applications II-26
Electroforming Applications II-26
Electroplating: Special Focus on Select End-Use Industries II-27
Automotives II-27
Aerospace and Defense II-27
Electronic and Electrical Appliances II-27
Others II-27
Electroplating: An Evolution Scan II-28

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-29
NaturalNano Inks Deal to Acquire MJ Enterprise II-29
Pioneer Metal Finishing Takes Over Parts Finishing Group II-29
Rock Hill Capital Announces Investment in Duracoatings II-29
Norman Hay Acquires SIFCO ASC II-29
Pioneer Metal Takes over Superior Metal Finishing II-29
WITTE Automotive Spins Off WITTE Niederberg GmbH II-29
CEL Coatings to Acquire Electroplating Division of HSR Global II-30
Dynatronix and Integran Ink Sales and Marketing Agreement II-30
SEFE to Set Up an In-House Electroplating Facility in Colorado II-30
Enduro and Integran Extend License Agreement II-30
Precious Plate Develops AccuStripeâ„¢ New Stripe Plating Technology II-30

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-31
Atotech Deutschland GmbH (Germany) II-31
Allied Finishing, Inc. (US) II-31
British Metal Treatments Ltd. (UK) II-32
Birmingham Plating Co, Ltd. (UK) II-32
Commercial Plating Company, Inc. (US) II-32
Compañia Estañadora Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) II-32
Interplex Industries, Inc. (US) II-33
Kuntz Electroplating, Inc. (Canada) II-33
Metal Surfaces, Inc. (US) II-34
NiCoForm, Inc. (US) II-34
Pioneer Metal Finishing (US) II-34
Peninsula Metal Finishing, Inc. (US) II-34
Roy Metal Finishing (US) II-35
SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts Group (US) II-35

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 11: World Historic Review for Electroplating by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Electroplating by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
An Overview of the Industry III-1
Ex-Im Statistics for Related Equipment III-2
Table 13: US Exports of Electroplating, Electrolysis and
Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Export Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 14: US Imports of Electroplating, Electrolysis and
Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Key Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 16: US Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. CANADA III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Current and Future Analysis III-9
Ex-Im Statistics for Related Equipment III-9
Table 17: Canadian Exports of Electroplating, Electrolysis
and Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown
of Export Value by Destination Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 18: Canadian Imports of Electroplating, Electrolysis
and Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown
of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Kuntz Electroplating, Inc. - A Key Canadian Player III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 19: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 20: Canadian Historic Review for Electroplating Market
- Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

3. JAPAN III-13
Market Analysis III-13
Table 21: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 22: Japanese Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

4. EUROPE III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Current and Future Analysis III-15
Ex-Im Statistics for Related Equipment III-15
Table 23: EU-28 Exports of Electroplating, Electrolysis and
Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Export Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 24: EU-28 Imports of Electroplating, Electrolysis and
Electrophoresis Equipment (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 25: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Electroplating by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 26: European Historic Review for Electroplating by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 27: European 15-Year Perspective for Electroplating by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4a. FRANCE III-20
Market Analysis III-20
Table 28: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 29: French Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4b. GERMANY III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Current and Future Analysis III-22
Strategic Corporate Development III-22
Atotech Deutschland GmbH - A German Atotech Deutschland GmbH -
A German Key Player III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 30: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 31: German Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4c. ITALY III-25
Market Analysis III-25
Table 32: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 33: Italian Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Current and Future Analysis III-27
Key Players III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 34: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 35: UK Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4e. SPAIN III-30
Market Analysis III-30
Table 36: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 37: Spanish Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

4f. RUSSIA III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 38: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 39: Russian Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-34
Market Analysis III-34
Table 40: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 41: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Electroplating
Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-36
Market Analysis III-36
Table 42: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Electroplating by Geographic Region - China and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 43: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Electroplating by
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 44: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Electroplating by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Revenues for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
the Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

5a. CHINA III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
Chinese Electroplating Industry - An Overview III-39
Chinese Government Lifts Ban on Cyanide Gold Plating III-39
The Chinese Market for Plastic Electroplating III-40
Market for Electroplating Intermediates in China III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 45: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 46: Chinese Historic Review for Electroplating Market -
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Current and Future Analysis III-43
Taiwan Electroplating Enterprises Closing Shop III-43
Strategic Corporate Development III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 47: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 48: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 49: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 50: The Middle East Historic Review for Electroplating
Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

7. LATIN AMERICA III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Current and Future Analysis III-48
Increase in Electroplating to Stimulate Brazilian Minerals
Industry III-48
Compañia Estañadora Nacional, S.A. De C.V. (Mexico) - A key
player III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 51: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Electroplating Market - Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for the Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 52: Latin American Historic Review for Electroplating
Market - Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million
for the Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 123 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 123)

The United States (78)
Canada (4)
Europe (22)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (16)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (2)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japa) (16)
Latin America (1)
Middle East (2)

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