Global Wear Coatings Market Report 2016-2022 – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts – Research and Markets
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By Business Wire News
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Markets in Wear Coatings: Hard Chrome and its Alternatives – 2016” report to their offering.
The study “Markets in Wear Coatings: Hard Chrome and its Alternatives” examines each of the leading alternative technologies in detail: its capabilities, limitations and most promising applications. The report also explores their potential in major market segments and forecasts markets to 2022.
Used as a fundamental wear-resistant coating in a wide range of industries – aerospace, heavy equipment, automotive and many others – hard chrome plating has overcome increasing obstacles to market growth in recent years. Industry downsizing and consolidation following toughened legislation led to the closure or offshore relocation of as many as half of the chrome plating shops in North America, but the remaining chrome plating industry has been stable for several years. Most chrome plating shops, having accommodated new regulations, are now thriving and profitable.
A number of alternatives to hard chrome are available. The chief substitute is thermal spray, in particular high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF), often favored due to its high strength and wear resistance and fast turnaround time. Some of the industry has begun transitioning to high-velocity air-fueled (HVAF) and high energy plasma spray. Thermal spray as a rule, however, faces fundamental limitations such as high cost, low throughput and difficulty with complex shapes or non-line of sight situations.
For wear coating markets, the picture is wildly uncertain. Users face wild swings in the cost of raw materials and uneven economic growth. Coating demand in the oil and gas sector went from frenzied to dormant in a short couple of years as a worldwide glut reduced demand for coatings. Forestry and pulp & paper continue a precipitous, long term decline.
2: The Hard Chrome Plating Industry
3: Hard Chrome Markets and Market Drivers
4: Alternative Technologies to Hexavalent Chrome Plating
5: Markets for Chrome Alternatives
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