Thermal Spray Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Thermal Spray Coating Systems, Dust Collection Equipment, Spray Guns and Nozzles, Feeder Equipment, Spare Parts, Noise-reducing Enclosures, and Other Product Types), Process (Combustion, and Electric Energy), End-user Industry (Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Automotive, Electronics, Oil and Gas, Medical Devices, Energy and Power, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa)

Market Snapshot

thermal spray equipment market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >6 %

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Market Overview

The global thermal spray equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.The growth is largely fueled by its extensive usage in the aerospace sector, in components, such as jet engine components, landing gear, and turbine blades, along with the rising demand from the medical devices industry.

  • Some of the major drivers of the market studied are the rising demand from the aerospace and medical devices industries, increasing usage of thermal spray ceramic coatings, and evolution of the power generation sector in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Aerospace industry is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period.
  • Replacement of hard chrome coatings is likely to act as opportunities in the future.

Scope of the Report

The global thermal spray equipment market includes:

Product Type
Thermal Spray Coating Systems
Dust Collection Equipment
Spray Guns and Nozzles
Feeder Equipment
Spare Parts
Noise-reducing Enclosures
Electric Energy
End-user Industry
Industrial Gas Turbines
Oil and Gas
Medical Devices
Energy and Power
Others End-user Industries
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Aerospace Industry

  • Thermal sprays equipment are largely employed for several purposes in jet engines 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, in order to withstand the forces during landing and take-off.
  • Thermal spray coatings systems are used for coating purposes in rocket combustion chambers, compressor air seals, and high-pressure nozzles, respectively.
  • Coatings of chromium cobalt, aluminum oxide, and chromium carbide are employed in turbine air seals, fuel nozzles, and turbine vanes, respectively.
  • Boeing led the aerospace industry in adapting and implementing the use of thermal spray equipment as an alternative for hard chromium plating on numerous structural components.
  • All in all, there is a promising growth for the demand of thermal spray equipment in the aerospace industry, over the forecast period.
Thermal Spray Equipment Market Segmentation Trends

China to Dominate the Demand in Asia-Pacific Region

  • The thermal spray equipment market in China is experiencing healthy growth, mirroring the manufacturing section of aerospace and automotive industry of the country.
  • China is one of the largest producers of steel, and steel mills use thermal spray coatings for protection. In the steel industry, mainly coatings of processing rolls by HVOF, spray fusing, plasma spraying, and plasma-transferred arc overlaying welding are used.
  • The Chinese aerospace policy represents one of the most comprehensive attempts to enter the top levels of aerospace development and production. China is expected to be the world’s largest single‐country market for civil aircraft sales in the next 20 years.
  • According to the International Trade Administration, Boeing estimates that China will need to add more than 6,000 planes to its commercial fleet to meet the traffic demand.
  • China has the second largest domestic aviation market in the world. It also has the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation industry, with passenger traffic increasing at the rate of 6.6% per year.
  • Therefore, the demand for thermal spray equipment is expected to increase significantly in the country in the upcoming years.
Thermal Spray Equipment Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global thermal spray equipment market is fragmented in nature. The major players of the market studied include, Oerlikon, Praxair S.T. Technology, Inc., Saint-Gobain, and Donaldson Company Inc., amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Application in Aerospace Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Usage of Thermal Spray Coatings in Medical Devices

      3. 4.1.3 Rising Popularity of Thermal Spray Ceramic Coatings

      4. 4.1.4 Increasing Prominence of Plasma Spray Coatings

      5. 4.1.5 Evolution in Power Generation Sector in Asia-Pacific

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Issues Regarding Process Reliability and Consistency

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    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

    5. 4.5 Technological Snapshot


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Thermal Spray Coating Systems

      2. 5.1.2 Dust Collection Equipment

      3. 5.1.3 Spray Guns and Nozzles

      4. 5.1.4 Feeder Equipment

      5. 5.1.5 Spare Parts

      6. 5.1.6 Noise-reducing Enclosures

      7. 5.1.7 Others

    2. 5.2 Process

      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 Others End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Artec SpA

      3. 6.4.3 Arzell Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 ASB Industries Inc.

      5. 6.4.5 Bay State Surface Technologies Inc. (Aimtek)

      6. 6.4.6 Camfil Air Pollution Control

      7. 6.4.7 Castolin Eutectic

      8. 6.4.8 Donaldson Company Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Flame Spray Technologies BV

      10. 6.4.10 Thermion

      11. 6.4.11 GTV Verschleibschutz GmbH

      12. 6.4.12 HAI Inc.

      13. 6.4.13 Imperial Systems Inc.

      14. 6.4.14 Kennametal Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 Linde

      16. 6.4.16 CenterLine Holdings Inc. (Supersonic Spray Technologies)

      17. 6.4.17 Metallisation Ltd

      18. 6.4.18 Metallizing Equipment Co. Pvt. Ltd

      19. 6.4.19 OC Oerlikon Management AG

      20. 6.4.20 Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.

      21. 6.4.21 Powder Feed Dynamics Inc.

      22. 6.4.22 Progressive Surface

      23. 6.4.23 Saint-Gobain SA

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Thermal Spray Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Oerlikon, Praxair S.T. Technology, Inc., Saint-Gobain, Donaldson Company Inc. are the major companies operating in Thermal Spray Equipment Market.

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