Sanding Belts Market By Product Type (Wide Belt, Transverse Belt, Portable Belt, Broadbelt, File Belt, & Others), By Material (Aluminium Oxide, Zirconia, Silicon Carbide, & Ceramic Grit), By Sanding Machines (Hand Powered Belt Sander, Belt File Sanders, Floor Belt Sander, Tube Belt Sander, & Others), By Application (Metal Finishing, Musical Instruments, Woodcraft, Knives, & Others), By End-Use Industry (Automotive (Passenger Vehicle & Commercial Vehicle), Construction (Industrial, Residential, & Commercial), Wood Processing Industry, Furniture, Metal, & Others) - Global Opportunity Analysis & Industry Forecast, 2022-2027
Sanding Belts Market Overview
The sanding belts market size is estimated to reach US$270.6 million by 2027 after growing at a CAGR of around 7.5% from 2022 to 2027. The sanding belts are multiple-use tools that are used for smoothing rough surface, metal finishing, leveling, and other. Various sanding belt material types such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia, and others are used for application in stainless steel finishing, smoothing hard surfaces, wood processing, and others. The increasing demand of sanding belts for usage in the metal industry is driving the sanding belts market. Furthermore, the rising application of sanding belts in hardwood and metal finishing, fabrication and others usage in automotive, construction, and furniture end use industry is offering growth in the global sanding belts industry.
The covid-19 pandemic led to major disruptions such as economic shutdowns, logistics disturbances, and declining demand in the global sanding belts market. The sanding belts have major application in metal, furniture, and other sectors. The metal industry was majorly affected by the outbreak. The metal production was hindered in the pandemic. The decline in various metal prices due to collapsed demand, supply chain disruption, and shortages in workforce led to fall in growth of metal industry. Moreover, the closure of various metal mines led to slowdown in production activities and thereby leading to fall in the demand. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the steel production saw decline of 2.3% in Asia, 3.3% in Oceania, and 17.9% drop in the European Union in the first half of 2020. Thus, with major slowdown and decline in growth of the metal production activities, the application of sanding belts in metal sector such as stainless steel finishing, casting, polishing, and others also saw a fall. Thus, the growth of sanding belts industry was hindered in the initial phase of covid-19.
The report: “Sanding Belts Market Report – Forecast (2022-2027)” by IndustryARC covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the sanding belts industry.
- The sanding belts market size will grow due to high demand in metal finishing sector, wood processing, surface smoothening and grinding activities during the forecast period.
- The Asia Pacific is the fastest region growing in the sanding belts market due to increasing production activities in furniture sector, metal sector, and growing construction projects, thereby boosting the demand for sanding belts.
- The ceramic grit material type holds the fastest growth in the global sanding belts industry owing to its enhanced performance, longevity, and major demand for hard wood and metal finishing applications.
Figure: Asia Pacific Sanding Belts Market Revenue, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)
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Sanding Belts Market Segment Analysis – By Material
By material, the ceramic grit segment held the largest sanding belts market share and will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. The demand for ceramic grit material type for is rising owing to its diverse applications range in metal and hard wood. The ceramic grit offers long life span and is cost efficient over a long period of time. The excellent grinding from this material type makes it ideal for metalwork, fabrication, stainless steel finishing and casting applications in the metal industry. According to the World Steel Association, the global steel production saw a growth of around 24.2% in April 2021. Moreover, with excellent properties, increased longevity, and superior performance compared to aluminum oxide type, the demand of ceramic grit sanding belts is rising. Thus, the sanding belts market will grow in the coming years.
Sanding Belts Market Segment Analysis- By End-Use Industry
By end use industry, the metal segment held the largest sanding belts market share and will grow at a CAGR of around 7.7% during the forecast period. The sanding belts have growing application in the metal industry for smoothening and finishing the metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and others. The sanding belts are used in leveling the metal surfaces and removes small materials from the metals. Moreover, the sanding belts are helpful in the metal fabrication process as it provides finishing to the metals. The ceramic grit and silicon carbide sanding belts are ideal for finishing stainless steel, aluminum castings, titanium alloys, and others. India Brand Equity Foundation stated that according to Indian Steel Association, the demand of steel will grow by around 7.2% in 2020-2021. Thus, with growing demand of sanding belts in the metal industry due to various metals finishing, fabricating, and smoothening applications, the global sanding belts industry will grow during the forecast period.
Sanding Belts Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
By geographical analysis, the Asia Pacific held the largest market share and is expected to grow at 7.9% in the sanding belts market during the forecast period. The demand of sanding belts in this region is rising due to various applications in furniture, metal, construction, and automotive sector. The growing wood processing sector is boosting the growth of sanding belts across various small and medium workshops. The sanding belts provide use in grinding, levelling, and smoothening the wood surface. Furthermore, the sanding belts are used in construction sector for levelling hard surfaces or floor surfaces. The growth in construction activities will offer high demand for the sanding belts. According to the World Bank, the value added by construction sector in the South Asia region was around USD 796.89 billion in 2020. Moreover, the growing application of sanding belts for polishing and levelling in metal industry is creating major demand in the sanding belts industry. Thus, with high construction activities and growing wood processing and furniture sector in this region, the sanding belts market will grow during the forecast period.
Sanding Belts Market Drivers
Rising demand from furniture sector
The increasing application of sanding belts in the furniture sector for smoothing and grinding the wood surfaces is offering major growth in the global sanding belts market. The growing wood processing and furniture sector across the world is creating major demand in the sanding belts industry. Furthermore, the increased production in the furniture sector for home, office spaces, wood crafts, and others led to major growth in sanding belts market. For instance, the report study by IKEA valued the Indian furniture sector at USD 12.6 billion in 2019. Thus, the increasing production activities and growth of furniture sector is driving the sanding belts market and providing major growth opportunities in the market.
High application in metal industry
The sanding belts have major application in the metal industries such as fabrication, polishing, smoothening, and others. The ceramic grit or the zirconia belts are majorly used for metal finishing applications owing to its superior performance compared to aluminum oxide or silicon carbide material. The high demand of ceramic resin bond sanding belts for stainless steel finishing, aluminum castings and others in the metal fabrication and polishing applications is driving the market. According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Indian metallurgical sector attracted the FDI of worth USD 16 billion, between April 2000 and June 2021. Furthermore, the growth of metal processing and fabrication activities is boosting the demand of sanding belts, thereby offering major growth opportunities in the global sanding belts industry.
Sanding Belts Market Challenges
Rising price of sanding raw materials
The sanding belts have rising application in various industrial verticals. The demand for aluminum oxide material is high in the market. However, the prices of aluminum are rising, which is creating major challenge for the growth in the market. According to the World Bank group, the prices of aluminum are estimated to rise by 6% in 2022, after an increase of 50% in 2021. Furthermore, the prices for zirconia also showed a major rise in 2021. Thus, with high volatility in the raw material prices for sanding belts, the demand of sanding belts market will fall, thereby restricting the growth of sanding belts in the market.
Global Sanding Belts Industry Outlook
The sanding belts top 10 companies include:
- Porter Cable
- In December 2021, the CUMI Gmbh entered into the Assets Purchase Agreement with AWUKO ABRASIVES. This acquisition will offer critical raw material to the AWUKO from operations in Russia and India.
- In April 2021, the MIRKA, a leading firm in sanding devices made acquisition of the URMA's superabrasive dressing rolls. This acquisition will boost the portfolio and offer extensive benefits of surface finishing and grinding.
- In September 2020,
the RPM International Inc. announced the acquisition of the Ali Industries,
LLC, a leading manufacturer of the sandpaper and abrasives. This acquisition
will build strong relation with retailers and boost the customer base.