The global sandblasting media market is estimated to witness a robust CAGR of around 7.6% during the forecast period. Sandblasting is a process of using compressed air to propel abrasive media at a very high velocity on a surface to clean (usually rust, or old paint), deburr, or prepare the surface for a coating of some sort. It is also one of the easiest, quickest, and most convenient ways to remove impurities from the surface prior to any type of coating, due to these features sandblasting is being adopted by customers.
The substantial growth of the construction industry, the expanding automobile industry, and greater demand for metalworking are driving the market for sandblasting machines. The construction industry’s strong growth is moving the market forward. For instance, in 2019 EU27 invested around $1.51 billion in the construction sector, which increased by 2.6% as compared to the investment done by EU27 in 2018. The use of sandblasting in the automotive sector for cleaning and treating pistons, air brakes, cylinders, and valves, is also driving the market growth. As a result of rising per-capita income and rising living standards in both developed and emerging countries, the use of sandblasting in surface texturizing is expanding, which in turn is boosting market growth.
Increasing use of aluminum oxide to drive the market expansion
Aluminum oxide is expected to hold a prominent share of the global sandblasting media market during the forecast period. Aluminum Oxide is ideally used for various applications such as cutting, drilling, deburring, surface preparation, devesting, and texturing. Aluminum oxide is also known for its extreme hardness and strength. Aluminum oxide sandblasting consists of small grains of aluminum oxide and is also very long-lasting. Because of its aggressive character, it can be used in a variety of applications. The aluminum oxide product category is expected to increase steadily over the forecast period owing to the widespread acceptance of aluminum-oxide media in the construction industry.
Technological advancements and the growing metalworking sector in the Asia Pacific to boost market prospects in the future
Asia Pacific is projected to hold a substantial share of the global sandblasting machine market. The extensive use of sandblasting media in the automotive, construction, and aerospace sectors tend to drive the regional growth of the market. The presence of a well-established construction industry in the region further gives a boost to the regional growth of the market. As per the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), in India, FDIs in the construction sector stood at $29.53 billion and $23.99 billion between April 2020 and December 2020, respectively.
In the construction industry, sandblasting machine is used to remove lead paint from internal walls and ceilings. In addition, it is used for paint removal from exterior walls, structures, and facings, as well as concrete cleanup, concrete profiling, and detailing. Hence, the strong growth of the construction industry is fuelling the sandblasting machine market growth.
Market Structure and Competitive Landscape
The sandblasting media industry is growing due to the increased use of steel abrasives due to their recyclability and reduced waste creation. The global sandblasting media market is dominated by a number of small, medium, and international firms. Companies are primarily engaged in strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions in order to gain competitive advantages and expand their product portfolios. The major sandblasting media industry players are Abrasives Inc., ATI Black Diamond Granules Inc., Barton International, Blastech, Crystal Mark Inc., Eisenwerk Würth GmbH, GMA Garnet, Harsco Metals & Minerals, Opta Minerals Inc., and The Chemours Company.
- In May 2021, Abrasive Technologies (AT), a manufacturer of super abrasive solutions for the medical, aerospace, dentistry, and industrial end sectors, received an investment from Blue Sea Capital, an abrasive supplier. Blue Sea’s goods will be combined with Abrasive technology to focus on Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, and Industrial Growth.
Key Market Segmentation
RationalStat has segmented the global sandblasting media market on the basis of product, industry, and region.
- By Product
- Aluminum Oxide
- Silicon Carbide
- Steel Grit
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Steel Shot
- Others (Staurolite, Nut Shells, etc.)
- By Industry
- Oil & Gas
- Others (Metalworking, etc.)
- By Region
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc.)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- North America
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