According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the Sandblasting Media Market size is forecast to reach USD 14.8 billion by 2027. Investments in building & construction developments and government initiatives are driving the sandblasting media market. Sandblast materials include media such as silica, walnut shells, garnet, cut wire, and copper slag.
From the past few years, the demand for robotic equipment is highly increasing as there is a rise in the need for process operation efficiency, lesser process time, and less wastage generation. The demand for robotic sandblasting is primarily driven by its increasing requirement in automated bridge maintenance systems. Bridges are essential in transportation infrastructure worldwide. Improper maintenance of bridges leads to reduced lifetime and abrupt collapses. Furthermore, robotic sandblasting will witness an additional demand due to the increasing need for solid waste management. According to the latest report by World Bank, global waste generation will double by 2025 while waste management will increase from USD 205 million to USD 375 million. Furthermore, in Europe alone, 35% of permitted raw materials are used.
Browse key industry insights spread across 650 pages with 1034 market data tables & 48 figures & charts from the report, “Sandblasting Media Market Size, By Product (Aluminum Oxide, Silicon Carbide, Steel Grit, Steel Shot, Glass, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Cob, Staurolite, Coal Slag, Copper Slag, Si Sand, Garnet, Dry Ice, Iron Slag, Nut Shells), By End-user (Automotive, Marine, Aerospace, Construction, Metalworking), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027”, in detail along with the table of contents:
The steel shot segment will account for over 15% share through 2027. Steel shot refers to spherical grains made of molten steel through an atomization or granulation process. Steel shot is also an alternative to other abrasives, which find use on various surfaces. Cast steel shots are round spheres, generally used in polishing and shot peening applications. Due to its hardness, it is often preferred in application areas where a high energy transfer is required to create the required surface profiles including concrete surface preparation, rubber or other plastic built-up removal, epoxy & other resin removals, etc.
Growing construction spending to fuel the demand for sandblasting media
The construction segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% through 2027. Sandblasting is used in construction industry to texture the surface. The degree varies depending on the finishing required. Sandblasting removes rough and loose dirt from surfaces in the construction industry. Moreover, increasing construction activities, restoration of properties, and high maintenance of older structures will drive the sandblasting media market share from the construction industry.
Rising product demand in metalworking to shoot growth in North America
North America sandblasting media market will witness around 7% CAGR from 2021 to 2028. The U.S. holds a major share and it is also one of the fastest-growing countries, in terms of volume and revenue. Increasing metalworking activities in the country are expected to positively affect market growth. Moreover, construction is another major end-user industry, which is rising due to increasing renovation activities in the country and new construction plans are expected to start by the end of the forecast period.
Aluminum oxide accounted for a significant share owing to its major usage in polishing, coating, decorative, abrasive blasting, grinding, and other applications in the metalworking and construction industries due to its extreme purity, strength, hardness, less heat retention, etc. The product can cut any type of metal surface, boosting product demand in the region. Moreover, ongoing construction activities in the region will positively influence sandblasting media usage.
Some of the prominent manufacturers of sandblasting media industry include Abrasives Inc., ATI Black Diamond Granules Inc., Eisenwerk Würth GmbH, GMA Garnet Pty Ltd., Opta Minerals Inc., U.S. Minerals Inc., and Blastrite.