North America Thermal Spray Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Coatings, Material, and Thermal Spray Equipment), Thermal Spray Coatings and Finishes (Combustion and Electric Energy), End-user Industry (Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Automotive, Electronics, Oil & Gas, Medical Devices, Energy & Power, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America)

Market Snapshot

North America Thermal Spray Market Forecast
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >7 %
North America Thermal Spray Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The North America thermal spray market is estimated to witness a significant growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 7%, over the forecast period. Growing thermal spray applications in automotive and aerospace sector and increased thermal spray usage in medical devices are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

  • Emergence of hard trivalent chrome coating is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Advancements in spraying technology is expected to create opportunities to the market’s growth in the future.
  • United States is expected to dominate the market and is also expected to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The North America thermal spray market report includes:

Product Type
Coating Materials
Other Coating Materials
Other Coating Materials
Supplementary Material (Auxiliary Material)
Thermal Spray Equipment
Thermal Spray Coating System
Dust Collection Equipment
Spray Gun and Nozzle
Feeder Equipment
Spare Parts
Noise-reducing Enclosure
Other Thermal Spray Equipment
Thermal Spray Coatings and Finishes
Electric Energy
End-user Industry
Industrial Gas Turbines
Oil and Gas
Medical Devices
Energy and Power
Other End-user Industries
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Aerospace Industry is Expected to Witness the Highest Market Share

  • In the aerospace sector, thermal spray coatings are extensively used as protective coatings to protect aircraft components and repair the old ones. They are used in the protection of engine turbine blades and actuation systems to provide high thermal resistance and longevity.
  • Thermal sprays are largely employed for several purposes in jet engine components, such as crankshafts, piston rings, cylinders, valves, and so on. In addition to these, they are also applied in the coating of landing gear (bearings and axles inside the landing gear) to withstand the forces during landing and take-off.
  • A variety of degradation problems exist in aircraft engines, due to metal to metal wear, hot corrosion, fretting, particle erosion, and many more. This degradation is accelerated when high-temperature is involved. Thermal spray coatings impart the required surface conditions that are required to increase the service life of the engine components.
  • Thermal spray coatings, such as zirconium oxide, aluminum bronze, and cobalt-molybdenum are used for coating purposes in rocket combustion chambers, compressor air seals, and high-pressure nozzles, respectively.
  • In addition, coatings of chromium cobalt, aluminum oxide, and chromium carbide are employed in turbine air seals, fuel nozzles, and turbine vanes, respectively. High-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spray and plasma spray processes are the majorly used processes in this sector.
  • Such, the aforementioned factors are expected to support the consumption of thermal spray used in the aerospace industry during the forecast period.
North America Thermal Spray Market Trends

United States to Dominate the Market

  • In the North America region, United States dominated the ceramic coatings market. United States is one of the fastest emerging economies and has become one of the biggest production houses in the world, today. The country’s manufacturing sector is one of the major contributors to the country’s economy. 
  • According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the total commercial aircraft fleet is expected to reach 8,270 in 2037, owing to the growth in air cargo. Also, the US mainliner carrier fleet is expected to grow at a rate of 54 aircrafts per year due to the existing fleet getting older. Strong exports of aerospace components to countries, such as France, China, and Germany, along with robust consumer spending in the United States are driving the manufacturing activities in the aerospace industry.
  • Various automotive manufacturers are planning to invest during the coming years, amid threats from the government to increase levies on auto imports from Mexico. This factor is expected to positively impact the automotive industry in the country in the coming years, thereby increasing the consumption of ceramic coatings in the automotive industry through the forecast period.
  • Industrial gas turbines are likely to play an important role in achieving national objectives related to energy and the environment. The ongoing technical advances makes gas turbines the logical choice for power generation and replacement of old thermal facilities operating on coal and oil.
  • In terms of size, the electronics market in the United States is the largest market. Owing to the usage of advance technology, increasing number of R&D centers, and rising demand from consumers, the thermal spray market is expected to grow over the forecast period.
North America Thermal Spray Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The North America thermal spray market is fragmented in nature. Key players in the market include OC Oerlikon Management AG, Saint-Gobain, Hoganas AB, Linde Plc, and Bodycote, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Thermal Spray Applications in Automotive and Aerospace Sector

      2. 4.1.2 Increased Thermal Spray Usage in Medical Devices

      3. 4.1.3 Rising Popularity of Thermal Spray Ceramic Coatings

      4. 4.1.4 Replacement of Hard Chrome Coating

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Emergence of Hard Trivalent Chrome Coating

      2. 4.2.2 Trust Issues Regarding Process Reliability and Consistency

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Coatings

      2. 5.1.2 Materials

        1. Coating Materials

          1. Powders

            1. Ceramics

            2. Metals

            3. Polymer

            4. Other Coating Materials

          2. Wires/Rods

          3. Other Coating Materials

        2. Supplementary Material (Auxiliary Material)

      3. 5.1.3 Thermal Spray Equipment

        1. Thermal Spray Coating System

        2. Dust Collection Equipment

        3. Spray Gun and Nozzle

        4. Feeder Equipment

        5. Spare Parts

        6. Noise-reducing Enclosure

        7. Other Thermal Spray Equipment

    2. 5.2 Thermal Spray Coatings and Finishes

      1. 5.2.1 Combustion

      2. 5.2.2 Electric Energy

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Aerospace

      2. 5.3.2 Industrial Gas Turbines

      3. 5.3.3 Automotive

      4. 5.3.4 Electronics

      5. 5.3.5 Oil and Gas

      6. 5.3.6 Medical Devices

      7. 5.3.7 Energy and Power

      8. 5.3.8 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 United States

      2. 5.4.2 Canada

      3. 5.4.3 Mexico

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Thermal Spray Powder Companies

        1. 5iTech, LLC

        2. Aimtek, Inc.

        3. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

        4. AMETEK



        7. CRS Holdings Inc.

        8. Fujimi Corporation

        9. Global Tungsten & Powders

        10. H.C. Starck

        11. HAI Inc

        12. Hoganas AB

        13. Hunter Chemical, LLC

        14. Kennametl Stellite

        15. Linde plc

        16. OC Oerlikon Management AG

        17. Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.

        18. Polymet Corporation

        19. Powder Alloy Corporation

        20. Saint-Gobain

        21. Sandvik AB

        22. The Fisher Barton Group

      2. 6.4.2 Thermal Spray Coating Companies

        1. A&A Thermal Spray Coatings

        2. APS Materials, Inc.

        3. ASB Industries, Inc.

        4. Bodycote


        6. Chromalloy Gas Turbine LLC

        7. F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying

        8. Kennametl Stellite

        9. Linde plc

        10. OC Oerlikon Management AG

        11. Pamarco

        12. The Fisher Barton Group

        13. The Harper Corporation

        14. TOCALO Co. Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Thermal Spray Equipment Companies

        1. Aimtek, Inc.

        2. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

        3. Arzell, Inc.

        4. ASB Industries, Inc.

        5. Camfil Air Pollution Control


        7. Donaldson Company Inc.

        8. Flame Spray Technologies BV

        9. GTV-wear GmbH

        10. HAI Inc

        11. Imperial Systems, Inc.

        12. Integrated Global Services

        13. Kennametl Stellite

        14. Kurt J. Lesker Company

        15. Linde plc

        16. OC Oerlikon Management AG

        17. Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.

        18. Progressive Surface

        19. Saint-Gobain

        20. The Lincoln Electric Company

        21. Thermach Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancements in Spraying Technology (Cold Spray Process)

    2. 7.2 Growing Usage in Oil & Gas Sector

    3. 7.3 Recycling Thermal Spray Processing Materials

    4. 7.4 Shifting Focus towards Nanocomposite Thermal Spray Powders

    5. 7.5 Development of Novel Cheaper Products

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Thermal Spray Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Thermal Spray Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

OC Oerlikon Management AG, Saint-Gobain , Hoganas AB, Linde Plc, Bodycote are the major companies operating in North America Thermal Spray Market.

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