Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market

Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market

Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Type (Synthetic and Natural), Application (Transportation Components, Polishing, Heavy Industries, Household Equipment and Other Applications), End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22638

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $1.41 MN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $2.40 MN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market is accounted for $1.41 million in 2022 and is expected to reach $2.40 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 9.19% during the forecast period. Bonded abrasives are abrasives that have been fused to produce a solid. They are made up of fillers, bonding substance, and abrasive grains. Resinoid bond mounted points, resinoid grinding cups, vitrified bond mounted points, rubber bond mounted points, flat unreinforced grinding wheel, and others are notable examples of bonded abrasives. These rubbers are bonded by specific rubbers, allowing for a delicate treatment of the piece. Natural and synthetic rubber-bonded abrasives are available. They can be used in two ways: grinding and polishing wheels.

According to the National Steel Policy 2017, the government of India has set a target to ramp up the crude steel production output to 300 million tons by 2030.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing demand for rubber bonded abrasives in heavy industries

Rubber bonded abrasives are used in heavy industry applications for a variety of purposes ranging from metal processing to final product manufacture. Rubber bonded abrasives are most typically used in heavy industries. The global rubber bonded abrasive market is growing as new applications and technologies arise, such as the abrasive belt grinding technique, which is beneficial in the shipbuilding, aerospace, mining, and steel manufacturing industries. Some governments launched initiatives to encourage the expansion of heavy industry in their respective regions. As a result, the implementation of such policies has the potential to boost the worldwide rubber bonded abrasive market, which is driven by their expanding usage in heavy industries.


Health hazards

The dangerous consequences of pollution induced by the manufacturing process of Rubber Bonded Abrasives would represent a substantial impediment to market expansion. Hazardous elements such as aluminium oxide, zirconium, silicon carbide, and ceramic are present in the abrasive material and the surface being blasted. Silica sand (crystalline) can cause silicosis, lung cancer, and breathing issues in workers who are exposed to it. The availability of market alternatives or substitution by superior grade bonded abrasives would pose a threat to the growth of the rubber bonded abrasives market. As a result, these are some of the major challenges confronting the Rubber Bonded Abrasives sector.


Increasing demand from high-speed applications

High-speed applications of rubber bonded abrasive in numerous industrial processes have increased performance with rapid reactions. As a result of the extensive application of rubber bonded abrasives in the packaging industry and the surging need for packaging materials, particularly due to the growing e-commerce industry, the consumption of rubber bonded abrasives is increasing. Rubber bonded abrasive technology provides significant economic benefits because to its low heat, toughness, uniformity, and long-life qualities, consequently driving the growth of the global rubber bonded abrasive market during the forecast period.


Rising prevalence of machine parameter

The primary parameters of loose abrasive machining, including lapping and polishing, are systematically examined to ensure that no errors occur throughout the operation. Because each machine has distinct dimensions, it is difficult to develop abrasives specifically for each machine. To achieve the necessary results, several loose abrasive techniques, such as honing, lapping, and lubricant application, must be used. The parameters acquired are utilised to construct a basic data and information structure in order to achieve a knowledge warehouse system in the final stages of the process. As a result, it is a restraint on the global rubber bonded abrasive market's growth.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic majorly impacted the rubber bonded abrasives market due to restricted production, supply chain disruption, logistics restrictions and a fall in demand. Decreasing production activities in various industries and increasing restrictions due to lockdown globally reduced the rate of operations. However, with robust growth and flourishing applications across major industries such as automotive, electrical & electronics and others, the Rubber Bonded Abrasives market size is anticipated to grow rapidly during the forecast period.

The synthetic segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The synthetic segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, owing to extensive properties provided by synthetic over natural rubber bonded abrasives. Synthetic rubber is more abrasion and heat resistant than natural rubber. Synthetic rubber bonded abrasive's high tensile strength, endurance, and temperature tolerance are important drivers of its widespread application in a range of industries, including transportation, steel and metal, electrical and electronics.

The transportation segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The transportation segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Rubber-bonded abrasives such as aluminium oxide, zirconium, silicon carbide, and ceramic are utilised in the production of transportation components such as auto ancillaries, bearings and gears, and vehicle OEMs. They are typically utilised in bearing processing, disc grinding, and centerless grinding, primarily for bearing rind and roller. The rubber bonded abrasives market is being driven by rising transportation demand.

Region with highest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Increasing industrialization and rising applications such as heavy industries, electrical & electronic equipment, and transportation equipment have resulted in an increase in demand for rubber bonded abrasives in this region. Because of China's geographical location, manufacturers and suppliers have easy access to the industrial goods markets of neighbouring nations and around the world. Increasing growth in construction activities, industrialisation, and urbanisation will fuel the expansion of the rubber bonded abrasives market.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period. North America, driven by the rubber bonded abrasive market in the United States, may experience considerable growth by 2024. Numerous manufacturing businesses sell products for polishing and architectural glass edges. The expansion of the steel, metal, medical, transportation, and electrical and electronics industries should help drive regional market growth. Furthermore, the presence of a well-developed automotive industry is expected to boost market expansion throughout the forecast period.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market include Atto Abrasive, PACER Industries, Cratex Manufacturing, Tyrolit Group, Buffalo Abrasives, Y.IKEMURA, 3M Company, Marrose Abrasives, Schwarzhaupt, Saint Gobain, Artifex Dr. Lohmann Gmbh & Co KG and Buehler.

Key Developments:

In July 2016, Atto Abrasive launched the new Atto Alpha Superfinishing range. Which includes bonded mounted points, quick change disks and polishing wheels. Its application include surface preparation, deburring and polishing.

In June 2016, Saint Gobain abrasive launched new line of centerless grinding wheels, these newly developed wheels reduce cycle time up percent improves stock removal up to 30 percent & increases wheel life.

Types Covered:
• Synthetic
• Natural

Applications Covered:
• Transportation Components
• Polishing
• Heavy Industries
• Household Equipment
• Cutting
• Electrical & Electronic Equipment
• Grinding
• Medical Equipment
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Medical & Healthcare
• Locomotive
• Marine
• Aerospace
• Automotive
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Application Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Synthetic
5.3 Natural

6 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market, By Application
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Transportation Components
6.3 Polishing
6.4 Heavy Industries
6.5 Household Equipment
6.6 Cutting
6.7 Electrical & Electronic Equipment
6.8 Grinding
6.9 Medical Equipment
6.10 Other Applications

7 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market, By End User
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Medical & Healthcare
7.3 Locomotive
7.4 Marine
7.4.1 Cargo
7.4.2 Passenger
7.4.3 Other Marines
7.5 Aerospace
7.5.1 Military
7.5.2 Commercial
7.5.3 Other Aerospaces
7.6 Automotive
7.6. Passenger Vehicles (PV)
7.6.2 Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)
7.6.3 Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
7.7 Other End Users

8 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market, By Geography
8.1 Introduction
8.2 North America
8.2.1 US
8.2.2 Canada
8.2.3 Mexico
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Germany
8.3.2 UK
8.3.3 Italy
8.3.4 France
8.3.5 Spain
8.3.6 Rest of Europe
8.4 Asia Pacific
8.4.1 Japan
8.4.2 China
8.4.3 India
8.4.4 Australia
8.4.5 New Zealand
8.4.6 South Korea
8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
8.5 South America
8.5.1 Argentina
8.5.2 Brazil
8.5.3 Chile
8.5.4 Rest of South America
8.6 Middle East & Africa
8.6.1 Saudi Arabia
8.6.2 UAE
8.6.3 Qatar
8.6.4 South Africa
8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

9 Key Developments
9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
9.3 New Product Launch
9.4 Expansions
9.5 Other Key Strategies

10 Company Profiling
10.1 Atto Abrasive
10.2 PACER Industries
10.3 Cratex Manufacturing
10.4 Tyrolit Group
10.5 Buffalo Abrasives
10.7 3M Company
10.8 Marrose Abrasives
10.9 Schwarzhaupt
10.10 Saint Gobain
10.11 Artifex Dr. Lohmann Gmbh & Co KG
10.12 Buehler

List of Tables
1 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Synthetic (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Natural (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Transportation Components (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Polishing (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Heavy Industries (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Household Equipment (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Cutting (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Electrical & Electronic Equipment (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Grinding (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Medical Equipment (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Medical & Healthcare (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Locomotive (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Marine (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Cargo (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Passenger (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Other Marines (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Aerospace (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Military (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Commercial (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Other Aerospaces (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Automotive (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Passenger Vehicles (PV) (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV) (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Rubber Bonded Abrasive Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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