Solder Materials Market - Forecast(2022 - 2027)

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Solder Materials Market Overview

Solder Materials Market size is forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 5% during 2021-2026. Solder is a metal alloy used to made of tin and lead which is melted using a hot iron. The iron is heated to temperatures above 600 degrees fahrenheit which then cools to create a strong electrical bond. So, with increasing demand for soldering in the electronics industry in various electronics refurbishing such as PCB boards and Surface Mount Devices, the solder materials market is witnessing an increase in demand. However, growing government initiatives towards digitalization is expected to drive the market for solder materials during the forecast period, as it is also IoT based technology.

COVID-19 Impact

The rapid spread of coronavirus has had a major impact on global markets as, major economies of the world are completely lockdown due to this pandemic. The demand for solder materials declined, as many of the electronics manufacturing plants remained closed. As an example, In India, it is expected that the semiconductor industry will drop by 0.9% in 2020. So, these decline in semiconductor industry will drop the demand for solder materials.

Solder Materials Market Report Coverage

The report: “Solder Materials Market – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Solder Materials Market.

By Product - Solder Wire, Solder Paste, Solder Bar, Solder Flux, Mask, Thinner and Others.
By End-Use Industry – Electrical & Electronics, Automotive (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles), Defense, Aviation, Building & Construction (Residential, Commercial, Infrastructure, Industrial) and Others.
By Geography – North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, ANZ, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America) and RoW (Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the solder materials market owing to increasing demand from applications in electronic, automotive, aviation and other industries.
  • The growing popularity of solder materials at low cost, is likely to aid in the market growth for solder materials.
  • Growing government initiatives towards IoT and embedded based technology will increase the market demand for solder materials in the near future.
  • Solder materials have low strength joints which will create hurdles for the Solder Materials market.

Figure: Asia Pacific Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2020-2026 (US$ Million/Billion)

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Solder Materials Market Segment Analysis - By Type

Solder Wire segment held the largest share in the solder materials market in the year 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. Solder Wires have either a solid core or an inside core containing flux. The flux promotes wetting and flow of the solder into the joint by removing any oxidation on the metal surfaces. EIS offers flux-cored solder wire with rosin, mildly activated rosin, no-clean, water soluble, and inorganic flux. 

The two main types of solder wire alloys are classified as Leaded and Lead-free. Leaded solder wire is typically a 63/37 or 60/40 mix of tin/lead. Lead-free solder wire has become very prevalent in use and often requires a higher temperature due to the higher melting point of the alloys. So, with the increasing demand for solder wires, the market demand for solder materials are expected to grow.

Solder Materials Market Segment Analysis – By Application

Electrical & Electronics sector has been the primary market for solder materials in the year 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. For electronics industry, soldering is the most commonly used type of lead-free rosin core solder. Solder materials are usually made up of a tin/copper alloys. It is used to form a permanent connection between electronic components. The South Korean electronics giant Samsung is considering an investment of as much as $17 billion to build a chip-making factory in Arizona, Texas or New York. This plant is expected to become functional or operational by 2022. So, investments like these boost the demand for solder materials in the global market.

Solder Materials Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

APAC has dominated the solder materials market in the year 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. The economy of APAC for electronic industry is mainly influenced by the dynamics of countries such as China, South Korea and Taiwan. In January 2021, Taiwan’s Pegatron Corporation and Tata Electronics will invest in millions to separately in Tamil Nadu to make mobile phones and parts. Whereas the recent trade war between china and US, has led many chip or phone manufacturing companies to shift their plants to other Asian countries. So, owing to the increasing phone manufacturing facilities, the solder materials demand in this region is expected to grow.

Solder Materials Market Drivers

Growing demand for phones

With the growing cell phone manufacturing, the demand for solder materials will increase as solder wire is used to solder electronic components such as ICs or jumper. For mobile phone repairing 0.5 mm solder wire is best suitable because most of mobile phone PCB are assembled with tiny SMD Electronic Components. So, with the growing phone manufacturing the demand for solder materials will also increase as they were used as PCB designing.

Government initiatives will boost demand for Solder Materials

Governments globally are focusing to move towards digitalization. In September 2020, The UK government has launched a “National Data Strategy” to stimulate wider adoption and use of data-based services in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic to promote digitalization. They will allow consumers and SMEs to share data with third parties more easily and encourage disruptors in a wide range of business areas. Hence in building more towards digitalize world, the solder materials demand will massively increase, as it will be used for various soldering applications. Therefore, owing to this, the solder materials market is expected to grow.         

Solder Materials Market Challenges

Low strength of joints

Soldering is a joining process used to join different types of metals together by melting solder, but these joints are of very low strengths. So, it is expected they can be hindered and need to repair in the future. This makes the end product looks vulnerable. Therefore this can restrain the market demand for solder materials during the forecast period.

Solder Materials Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Solder Materials market. Major players in the Solder Materials Market are Fusion, Inc., Indium Corporation, Kester, Koki Company ltd, Lucas Milhaupt, Inc., Nihon Genma, Qualitek International, Inc., Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd., Stannol GmbH Co. KG, Tamura Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, among others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches

In December 2019, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a world leader in the production of innovative materials used in semiconductor, circuitry, and electronics assembly has acquired Kester from Illinois Tool Works Inc. 

In March 2019, Element Solutions Inc ("Element Solutions" or the “Company”), a global and diversified specialty chemicals company, has closed its acquisition of Kester for approximately $68 million in cash from Illinois Tool Works Inc.

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1. Solder Materials Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Solder Materials Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Product
    2.2 Key Trends by End Use Industry
    2.3 Key Trends by Geography
3. Solder Materials Market – Comparative analysis
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Solder Materials Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium io Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Solder Materials Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium io Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Solder Materials Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes
7. Solder Materials Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies
8. Solder Materials Market – By Product (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1 Solder Wire
    8.2 Solder Paste
    8.3 Solder Bar
    8.4 Solder Flux
    8.5 Mask
    8.6 Thinner
    8.7 Others
9. Solder Materials Market – By End Use Industry (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Electrical & Electronics,
    9.2 Automotive
        9.2.1 Passenger Cars
        9.2.2 Light Commercial Vehicles
        9.2.3 Heavy Commercial Vehicles
    9.3 Defense
    9.4 Aviation
    9.5 Building & Construction
        9.5.1 Residential
        9.5.2 Commercial
        9.5.3 Infrastructure
        9.5.4 Industrial
    9.6 Others.
10. Solder Materials Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 North America
        10.1.1 U.S
        10.1.2 Canada
        10.1.3 Mexico
    10.2 Europe
        10.2.1 UK
        10.2.2 Germany
        10.2.3 France
        10.2.4 Italy
        10.2.5 Netherland
        10.2.6 Spain
        10.2.7 Russia
        10.2.8 Belgium
        10.2.9 Rest of Europe
    10.3 Asia-Pacific
        10.3.1 China
        10.3.2 Japan
        10.3.3 India
        10.3.4 South Korea
        10.3.5 Australia and New Zealand
        10.3.6 Indonesia
        10.3.7 Taiwan
        10.3.8 Malaysia
        10.3.9 Rest of APAC
    10.4 South America
        10.4.1 Brazil
        10.4.2 Argentina
        10.4.3 Colombia
        10.4.4 Chile
        10.4.5 Rest of South America
    10.5 Rest of the World
        10.5.1 Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of the Middle East
        10.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of Africa
11. Solder Materials Market – Entropy
    11.1 New Product Launches
    11.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Solder Materials Market – Market Share Analysis Premium
    12.1 Market Share at Global Level - Major companies
    12.2 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    12.3 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    12.4 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    12.5 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
13. Solder Materials Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
14. Solder Materials Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    14.1 Company 1
    14.2 Company 2
    14.3 Company 3
    14.4 Company 4
    14.5 Company 5
    14.6 Company 6
    14.7 Company 7
    14.8 Company 8
    14.9 Company 9
    14.10 Company 10 and more
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"



1.US Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
2.Canada Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
3.Mexico Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
4.Brazil Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
5.Argentina Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
6.Peru Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
7.Colombia Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
8.Chile Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
9.Rest of South America Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
10.UK Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
11.Germany Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
12.France Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
13.Italy Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
14.Spain Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
15.Rest of Europe Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
16.China Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
17.India Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
18.Japan Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
19.South Korea Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
20.South Africa Solder Materials Market Revenue, 2019-2024 ($M)
21.North America Solder Materials By Application
22.South America Solder Materials By Application
23.Europe Solder Materials By Application
24.APAC Solder Materials By Application
25.MENA Solder Materials By Application
26.Qualitek International, Inc., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
27.Kester, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
28.Lucas Milhaupt, Inc., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
29.Fusion, Inc., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
30.Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
31.Koki Company ltd., Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
32.Indium Corporation, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
33.The Dow Chemical Company, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
34.Tamura Corporation, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
35.Stannol GmbH Co. KG, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)
36.Nihon Genma, Sales /Revenue, 2015-2018 ($Mn/$Bn)