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

The market is segmented by Powder Type (Tungsten Carbide, Molybdenum, Chrome Carbide, and Other Powder Types), End-user Industry (Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Gas Turbines, Oil & Gas, Power, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary - Thermal spray powder market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >7 %

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Market Overview

The market for thermal spray powder is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. Some of the major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the increasing demand for higher performance customized alloy powders, increasing prominence for plasma spray coatings, and extensive consumption of thermal sprayed tungsten-cobalt (WC-Co) coatings. 

  • Issues regarding process reliability and consistency and rising popularity of thermal spray ceramic coatings are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Industrial scale production of environmental barrier coatings (EBC) thermal spray powders are projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.
  • Aerospace sector is expected to dominate the market demand. North America is expected to lead the regional market share.

Scope of the Report

The thermal spray powder market report includes:

Powder Type
Tungsten Carbide
Chrome Carbide
Other Powder Types
End-user Industry
Industrial Gas Turbines
Oil & Gas
Other End-user Industries
South Korea
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
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Aerospace Industry

  • Ceramic powders, such as tungsten carbide and chrome carbide, are used as thermal barrier coatings in the aerospace and aviation sector, to protect components against intense heat and wear. In the aerospace sector, thermal spray powders are extensively used as the protective coatings of aircraft components and to 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 spray powder coatings are largely employed for several purposes in jet engine components, such as crank shafts, piston rings, cylinders, valves, and so on. In addition, 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.
  • The aircraft production industry is booming in the Asia-Pacific and South American regions. Countries, such as China and India, are witnessing growth in the aircraft passenger travel rate, owing to the rising consumer incomes and increasing airport infrastructure network.
  • The air travel passenger fleet in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to rise by 5.7%, while the aircraft fleet is expected to increase at a rate of 4.8% during the forecast period. The total aircraft fleet is expected to reach to a number of 17,520 by 2036. Similarly, the Latin American and Middle Eastern regions are also expected to witness significant growth rates of 4.4% and 5.1%, respectively, between 2017 and 2036. With increasing aircraft fleet, the repair and maintenance of aircraft also increases YoY.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
Thermal Spray Powder Market - Segmentation

North America region to Dominate the Market

  • The North American region dominated the market share. The United States is the second-largest producer of automotive in the world.
  • The aerospace industry in United States is also thriving, owing to the strong exports of aerospace components to countries, such as France, China, and Germany, along with robust consumer spending in the United States.
  • The manufacturing industry of Canada is also expected to thrive during the forecast period, owing to the increasing business investment, government expenditure, and consumer spending.
  • The aerospace industry of Canada is also witnessing strong growth. The country is the third-largest in terms of civil aircraft production, along with being second in business aircraft production and third in helicopter production, around the world.
  • Owing to the rise of these end-user industries in the United States and Canada, North America is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period.
Thermal Spray Powder Market - Regional Trend

Competitive Landscape

The thermal spray powder market is fragmented, with many of the major players currently dominate the market. Key players in the thermal spray powder market include Hoganas AB, Linde plc, Treibacher Industrie AG, HC Starck GmbH, and Plasma Powders & Systems Inc., 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 Increasing Demand for Higher Performance Customized Alloy Powders

      2. 4.1.2 Extensive Consumption of Thermal Sprayed Tungsten-cobalt (WC-Co) Coatings

      3. 4.1.3 Extensive Consumption in Anti-corrosion Applications

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Issues Regarding Process Reliability and Consistency

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Popularity of Thermal Spray Ceramic Coatings

    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 Powder Type

      1. 5.1.1 Tungsten Carbide

      2. 5.1.2 Molybdenum

      3. 5.1.3 Chrome Carbide

      4. 5.1.4 Other Powder Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial Gas Turbines

      4. 5.2.4 Oil & Gas

      5. 5.2.5 Power

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Venezuela

        4. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    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 5iTech, LLC

      2. 6.4.2 Aimtek, Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 CRS Holdings Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Global Tungsten & Powders

      5. 6.4.5 Höganäs AB

      6. 6.4.6 Kennametl Stellite

      7. 6.4.7 Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Powder Alloy Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Linde plc

      10. 6.4.10 The Fisher Barton Group

      11. 6.4.11 Polymet Corporation

      12. 6.4.12 Treibacher Industrie AG

      13. 6.4.13 C&M Technologies GmbH

      14. 6.4.14 HC Starck GmbH

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Industrial Scale Production of Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBC) Thermal Spray Powders

    2. 7.2 Robust Hydrophobic Surfaces from Suspension HVOF Thermal Sprayed Rare-Earth Oxide Ceramics Coatings

    3. 7.3 Current Progress in Solution Precursor Plasma Spraying of Cermets

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Höganäs AB, H.C. Starck GmbH, Linde plc, Treibacher Industrie AG are the major companies operating in Thermal Spray Powder Market.

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