Filler Metals: Market Research Report

Date: February 22, 2010
Pages: 295
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Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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Filler Metals: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Filler Metals in US$ Million by the following end-use segments: Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Process Industry, Farm & Ranch, Transport, and Others.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World.

Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 53 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Avesta Welding AB, ESAB Group, Inc., Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd., Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Hobart Brothers Company, Kobe Steel, Ltd., Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., Metrode Products Ltd., Murex Welding Products Ltd., QuEST Machining and Manufacturing Private Ltd., Air Liquide Welding, Sandvik Materials Technology AB, Special Metals Corporation, Shanti Metal Supply Corporation, Vorarc Welding CC, Wuhan Zhongbai Group Co., Ltd., and Zaclon LLC.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMERY

1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Introduction
General Trends Prevailing in the Filler Metals Industry
Key Market Drivers and Constraints
Demand for Advanced Products Gain Traction, Despite Higher Pricing
Move Production Base to Low-cost Region: The New Mantra
Tough Competition From Emerging Countries
Key Technological Updates
Controlling Heat Input and Working Temperature is Crucial
Filler Metals for Magnesium Alloys
Filler Metals Fulfilling Seismic Requirements
Covered Electrodes as Filler Metal
Ruttle Coated Electrodes
Key Challenges Lie for Future
To Integrate the Welding Process into the Production Cycle
Challenges in the Stainless Steel Applications Sector
To Improve the Working Conditions in Welding Industry
Information Technology Holds the Key
Need For Implementing Newer Quality Standards
Need for an Image Makeover
End Use Segment Analysis
Metal Fabrication
Shipbuilding
Process Industry
Farm & Ranch
Transport
Others

2.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Understanding Filler Metals
How A Filler Metal Work?
Filler Metals Forms: Preforms and Paste
Different Paste Applicators
Squeeze bottles
Pneumatics
Positive Displacement
Automatic Robot System
Limitations of Paste While Applying to the Joint
Comparing Preforms and Paste
Filler Metal Classification
Bare Electrode Rods and Wires
Covered electrodes
Tubular Electrode Wire
Welding Fluxes
Key Benefits of Using the Right Filler Metal
Filler Metal Designation Systems: A Brief Outline
Specifications For Filler Metals As Per the American Welding Society (AWS)
A Peek into Historical Development of Filler Metal
Select Product Categories
Stick Electrodes
Solid Wires
Submerged Arc Consumables
Health Hazards Associated with Welding Flux
Covered Electrodes
Tubular Wires
Others
Choosing Right Filler Metal for Abrasion-Resistant (AR) Plate

Table 1. Preheat Temperatures Required Before Brazing AR Plates of Different Metal Thickness (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Choice of Filler Metals For AR Plates with Different Base Metals: For A57GR50, A 36, A514 (T1), and A656GR80
Choice of Filler Metals for Fabrication Work with AR Plates
Solid Wires
Metal-Cored Wires
Gas-Shielded Flux-Cored Wire
Choice of Filler Metals for Repair Work in AR Plates
Gasless Shelf-Shielded Flux Cored Wires
SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) Electrodes
Gas Shielded Flux-cored Wires
Key Metal Alloys Prevailing in the Welding Industry
Nickel-Based Brazing Filler Metal
Available Forms of Nicrobraz®
Copper and Aluminum Brazing Filler Metals
Soldering Filler Metals
Gold Brazing Filler Metals
Review of Key Filler Metals
Resistance Electrodes: An overview
Key Benefits Obtained Over Traditional Electrodes
How it Works?
Introduction to Welding
Key Welding Processes
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), or GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
MMA (Manual Metal Arc), or SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
MIG (Metal Inert Gas), or GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
SAW (Submerged Arc Welding)
Pressure Welding: An Overview

3.PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

Select-Arc Unveils Select 410 and Select 410NiMo
Hobart Brothers Rolls Out FabCO® Hornet
Hoganas AB Introduced BrazeLet™ F300
Lucas-Milhaupt Unveils Handy One alloy AL-822
Arcos Industries Unveils Arcos 308H
Arcos Industries Introduces Arcos 312
Hobart Brothers Introduces Smootharc™ 5356 and Smootharc™ 4043
Hobart Brothers Introduces Metalloy® 110 Metal- Cored Wire
Hobart Brothers Launches Fabshield XLR-8™
Hobart Brothers Unveils Tri-Mark® Metalloy 80D2 and Tri-Mark® Metalloy® Vantage™ D2
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Introduces Dual Shield 810X-Ni1 and Dual Shield 710X-M
Hobart Brothers Launches Hobart® Fabshield X80
Hobart Brothers Unveils Tri-Mark® TM-811N1 Flux Cored Wire
Arcos Industries Introduces Arcos 651 and Arcos 861
Airgas Launches Radar Tubular Welding Wire
PolyOne Unveils Therma-Tech and Gravi-Tech
Arcos Industries Launches Arcos 803
Arcos Industries Unveils Arcos 816 and Arcos 72
Arcos Industries Rolls Out Arcos 59 Electrode
Select-Arc Launches Select EH12KS and Select EM12KS
Select-Arc Launches Select 410-AP and Select 410NiMo-AP
Hobart Brothers Unveils Hobart Fabshield 23
Stoody® Company Launches Stoody® 300 Series Flux Cored Wire
Arcos Industries Introduces Arcos 310
Arcos Industries Unveils Arcos 16/8/2
Acros Industries Rolls Out Acros 617
Arcos Industries Launches Arcos 9N10
Hobart Brothers Introduces New Range of Flux-Cored Wires
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Launches Dual Shield X-Series Flux-Cored Wires

4.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Maxal Signs Strategic Marketing and Sales Agreement with Hobart Brothers
Lincoln Electric Commences Operations in India
Kobe Steel to Set Up New Company in China
ESAB Adds Flux Plant to Facility in Pennsylvania
Hobart Brothers to Expand Filler Metal Operations
ESAB Inks Agreement with MegaStir
KOBELCO Purchase ST KOBE WELDING
Lucas-Milhaupt Takes Over Omni Technologies
Lincoln Electric and Zhengzhou Heli Sign Joint Venture
Kobelco Welding of Europe Commences Production of Carbon Steel FCW

5.FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

Avesta Welding AB (Sweden)
ESAB Group, Inc. (USA)
Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (USA)
Hobart Brothers Company (USA)
Kobe Steel, Ltd (Japan)
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (USA)
Metrode Products Ltd (UK)
Murex Welding Products Ltd. (UK)
QuEST Machining and Manufacturing Private Ltd (India)
Air Liquide Welding (France)
Sandvik Materials Technology AB (Sweden)
Special Metals Corporation (USA)
Shanti Metal Supply Corporation (India)
Vorarc Welding CC (South Africa)
Wuhan Zhongbai Group Co., Ltd (China)
Zaclon LLC (USA)

6.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 2. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals by Region – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. World Historic Perspective for Filler Metals by Region – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. Global 12-Year Perspective for Filler Metals by Region – Percentage Breakdown of for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals by End-use Segment– Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Process Industry, Farm and Ranch, Transport, and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6. World Historic Perspective for Filler Metals by End-use Segment– Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Process Industry, Farm and Ranch, Transport, and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. Global 12-Year Perspective for Filler Metals by End-use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of for Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Process Industry, Farm and Ranch, Transport, and Other End-Use Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1.NORTH AMERICA

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Filler Metals Market Faces Tough Challenges
Key Statistical Data
United States Import and Export Scenario

Table 8. United States Exports of Coating and Core Preparations for Welding Rods and Electrodes, and Fluxes and Related Preparations for Soldering (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, UK, Venezuela, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. United States Imports of Coating and Core Preparations for Welding Rods and Electrodes, and Fluxes and Related Preparations for Soldering (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, UK, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. United States Exports of Coated Electrodes for Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, UK, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. United States Imports of Coated Electrodes For Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. US Exports of Cored Wires and Coated Rods for Welding, Brazing and Soldering by Flame (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, UK, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. US Imports of Cored Wires and Coated Rods for Welding, Brazing and Soldering by Flame (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Taiwan, UK, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14. US Exports of Cored Wires for Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, UAE, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15. US Imports of Cored Wires for Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Canadian Import and Export Scenario

Table 16. Canadian Imports of Coating and Core Preparations for Welding Rods and Electrodes, and Fluxes and Related Preparations for Soldering (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland, UK, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. Canadian Exports of Coating and Core Preparations for Welding Rods and Electrodes, and Fluxes and Related Preparations for Soldering (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Cuba, Hong Kong, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18. Canadian Exports of Coated Electrodes For Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Chile, China, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, UAE, UK, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19. Canadian Imports of Coated Electrodes For Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Austria, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, UK, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20. Canadian Exports of Cored Wires and Coated Rods for Welding, Brazing and Soldering by Flame (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Australia, China, Cuba, Hong Kong, Mongolia, South Korea, Spain, UAE, Ukraine, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21. Canadian Imports of Cored Wires and Coated Rods for Welding, Brazing and Soldering by Flame (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, UK, US, and Rest of Word (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22. Canadian Exports of Cored Wires for Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Region – Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, India, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, US, Venezuela, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. Canadian Imports of Cored Wires for Electric Arc Welding (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Region – Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, US, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

By Product Type

Table 24. North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals by Product Type – Solid Wires, Submerged Arc Consumables, Covered Electrodes, Tubular Wires, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25. North American Historic Perspective for Filler Metals by Product Type – Solid Wires, Submerged Arc Consumables, Covered Electrodes, Tubular Wires, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26. North American 12-Year Perspective for Filler Metals by Product Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Solid Wires, Submerged Arc Consumables, Covered Electrodes, Tubular Wires, and Other Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

By End-use Segment

Table 27. North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals by End-use Segment– Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Construction, Power and Utilities, Transport, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28. North American Historic Perspective for Filler Metals by End-use Segment– Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Construction, Power and Utilities, Transport, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. North American 12-Year Perspective for Filler Metals by End-use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales of Dollar Sales for Metal Fabrication, Shipbuilding, Construction, Power and Utilities, Transport, and Other Markets for 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2.EUROPE

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Key Growth Drivers
Domestic Players Feel the Heat
European Welding Consumables Market to Witness Robust Growth
Competition Heightens From Non-Domestic Players
Turkish Filler Metal Market – An Overview
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 30. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31. European Historic Perspective for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.ASIA PACIFIC

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Indian Market Overview

Table 32. Indian Market for Welding Metal Electrodes and Welding Metal Wires in Thousand Tons For the Years 2006-2007 to 2008-2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Building Block of Emerging India
Key Trends Prevail in the Indian Welding Market
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 33. Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34. Asia Pacific Historic Perspective for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4.REST OF WORLD

A. MARKET ANALYSIS

Outlook
Brazilian Market Overview
Filler Metals Market Tit bits
Competition Scenario in the Brazilian Turf
Moving Towards Sophistication
Key Player

B. MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 35. Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36. Rest of World Historic Perspective for Filler Metals Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 53 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 76)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Japan
Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Latin America
Africa
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