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Abrasive Materials, Products, Applications and Global Markets

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STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Abrasives are materials that are used to cut, smooth, roughen, polish or clean surfaces, or simply to remove material to alter surface shapes or dimensions. Products with abrasive materials include grinding discs and wheels, sandpaper, polishing and lapping compounds, deburring media and sandblasting materials.

Abrasives are a well-established global market with a long history of products, technologies and slowly evolving market trends. Abrasives are mainly used in bonded and coated forms for various applications such as cutting, polishing, grinding, surface finishing and various other applications. Industries such as automotive, construction, aerospace and industrial form the major customer markets for abrasive product manufacturers. Unique applications include using abrasives to create friction in braking products such as vehicle brake pads in the automotive industry and windmills in industrial products.

Several unique and novel technologies are starting to make inroads into the mundane and well-established abrasive products and technology market. The next several decades should witness the influences of these novel technologies in the market that could alter the industrial landscape of these products and technologies.

This report is designed to investigate the global abrasives market by technology, product line and market size with supporting tables and figures to illustrate projected growth. The report will include developed countries such as the U.S., Europe and Japan, as well as other developing countries such as China and India.

This report offers forecasts by product segment from 2011 through 2017, including supporting analyses for projections.

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

The objective of this study is to provide an in-depth analysis and forecast of the global abrasives market. The focus is on technology, products and market details of the worldwide abrasives industry.

The global market for abrasives is estimated to grow in the low single digits globally until 2017. However, significant differences are expected between established traditional abrasive products and products that are catering to niche markets such as semiconductors and photovoltaic. Further, abrasive products market is expected to grow faster than the abrasive grains market.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is intended for customers and suppliers of abrasive technologies and products, and others with a need to understand the status and dynamics of the market for these products. This report is largely nontechnical in nature and coverage. It is concerned less with theory and jargon than with what works, who the major global players are, what technological trends are seen in the market place, regulations that are shaping the market and how technology will drive market growth.

As such, the report’s content should be highly useful to executive management personnel and marketing and financial analysts due to the organized presentation of data. Scientists and technologists would also benefit from the report as its findings concern the market for their work, which should interest them and provide them with a clearer perspective as to how their work can influence the future of the industry and what new technologies are making inroads into various application segments of the industry.

This report is an invaluable tool for chief-level (C-level) executives, business planners, acquisition specialists, licensing strategists, product managers, market research analysts, investing consultants and others interested in the abrasives market and its products, technologies, participants and future.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report will include details about various types of abrasives, materials used as abrasives, the abrasive manufacturers’ most commonly used grains, their production with values, the manufacturers of products using abrasive materials primarily for machine tools, the users of the abrasive tool and other applications, and the users of loose abrasives.

The report will be formatted in such a way that it will contain comprehensive information about the abrasive industry and the users thereof.

The initial section of the report covers the technical aspects of the industry and what the industry products offer in terms of applications and markets.

In the subsequent section, the abrasive grains market is analyzed on a global scale. This section covers the major abrasive grain types and market details of each. With detailed analysis of players and production capacities, emerging trends are discussed.

The U.S. and Europe are the two biggest markets for abrasives and abrasive products. Separate chapters cover each of these regions, and within each region, the trends for both abrasive grains and abrasive products are analyzed. Subcategories of each of these markets are also analyzed, based on trade data and statistical data. These also include, for example, average employee costs, energy usage and capital expenditures.

In the final chapter, in-depth details of the industry players are given. This chapter is very wide in scope, and includes products, company history, locations and financials of more than 100 companies. The objective has been to include all companies that have more than $100 million in annual revenues and are active in the abrasive industry. Several smaller companies are included if these are niche players. These companies are listed in alphabetical order. It is estimated that the combined revenues of the companies analyzed is about $15 billion.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES

Information for this report is obtained from a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including industry analysts, annual reports and regulatory filings, U.S. Patent and Trademarks office, other government agencies inside and outside the U.S., European trade statistics and journal articles. Secondary sources include literature searches, product literature, Internet, company websites and press releases. Interviews conducted with experts in the industry also provided valuable information contained in this report.

Where precise information is not available, a consensus has been made using reasonable assumptions and estimates based on historical data.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vijay Subramanian has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and has extensive experience in the field of materials, including an in-depth understanding of abrasives and its applications. He worked for more than a decade in the automotive industry in the United States and later in India, and owns multiple U.S. patents in the fields of friction materials and coatings. He has authored reports for BCC Research since 2012. Other reports by the author include AVM086A Top Ten Suppliers of Friction Products and Materials.

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

This report provides:

•An overview of the global market for abrasive products, which are materials used to cut, smooth, roughen, polish, or clean surfaces, or simply used to remove material to alter surface shapes or dimensions.

•Coverage of both abrasives and fine polishing markets.

•Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.

•Abrasives and abrasive products industries, global market trends in each, merger and acquisitions and its impact in the market place.

•Alumina and Silicon carbide marketplace, production capacities, trends, and geographical details.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2

INTENDED AUDIENCE 2

SCOPE OF REPORT 3

METHODOLOGIES AND INFORMATION SOURCES 4

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 4

RELATED BCC REPORTS 4

BCC ONLINE SERVICES 5

DISCLAIMER 5

CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL ABRASIVE PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET

OUTLOOK, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 8

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL ABRASIVE PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET

OUTLOOK, 2010-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 8

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW – ABRASIVES AND TECHNOLOGIES 10

WHAT ARE ABRASIVES? 10

TABLE 1 MOHS HARDNESS SCALE OF VARIOUS MINERALS 10

TABLE 2 MOHS HARDNESS LIST OF NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC MATERIALS 11

FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF ABRASIVES 11

TABLE 3 FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING AN ABRASIVE 12

TABLE 4 EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE IN SURFACE FINISH OF PROCESSED PART 13

TABLE 5 ABRASIVES USED AGAINST DIFFERENT MATERIALS 13

IMPORTANCE OF THE ABRASIVE INDUSTRY 14

HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY 15

CLASSIFICATION OF ABRASIVES 16

NATURAL ABRASIVES 16

SYNTHETIC ABRASIVES 17

SUPERABRASIVES 17

TABLE 6 SELECTIONS OF SUPERABRASIVES FOR VARIOUS SUBSTRATES 18

TABLE 7 CORE MATERIALS USED IN SUPERABRASIVE PRODUCTS 19

TABLE 8 BOND TYPES USED IN SUPERABRASIVE PRODUCTS 19

TABLE 9 MANUFACTURING STEPS FOR SUPERABRASIVE GRINDING WHEELS 19

COMBINATION ABRASIVES 19

CLASSIFICATION OF ABRASIVE TOOLS 20

TABLE 10 ABRASIVE TOOLS AND APPLICATION 20

LOOSE ABRASIVES 20

TABLE 11 ABRASIVE MATERIALS FOR VARIOUS BLASTING APPLICATIONS 21

BONDED ABRASIVES 21

TABLE 12 BONDING MATERIALS USED IN CONVENTIONAL BONDED ABRASIVES 22

TABLE 13 STEPS IN CONVENTIONAL BONDED WHEEL MANUFACTURING 22

COATED ABRASIVES 22

TABLE 14 TYPICAL COMPOSITION OF A COATED ABRASIVE 22

NONWOVEN ABRASIVES 23

TABLE 15 LISTS OF TYPICAL PRODUCTS IN THE NONWOVEN ABRASIVE PRODUCTS

CATEGORY AND FEATURES 23

POLISHING PRODUCTS 24

TABLE 16 TYPICAL ABRASIVES USED IN POLISHING 24

TABLE 17 PARAMETERS AFFECTING PROPERTIES OF POLISHING-GRADE ALUMINA 24

APPLICATIONS OF ABRASIVES 25

BUFFING 25

CUTTING 26

GRINDING 26

HONING 28

TABLE 18 ABRASIVE CHOICES FOR HONING OF VARIOUS MATERIALS 28

TABLE 19 APPLICATION LIST FOR HONING PROCESS, BY INDUSTRY 29

LAPPING 30

Lapping Vehicle Fluids 30

Lapping Process 31

MACHINING 32

TABLE 20 ADVANCED MACHINING PROCESSES 32

TABLE 21 SPECIFIC ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR MACHINING OF VARIOUS

MATERIALS 32

POLISHING 33

TABLE 22 MAJOR COMPONENTS OF POLISHING AGENTS 34

CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET – SIZE AND NATURE 37

GLOBAL GDP ANALYSIS 37

TABLE 23 GLOBAL GDP BY COUNTRY, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 37

FIGURE 1 GLOBAL GDP BY COUNTRY, 2011 (GDP, 2011 $ MILLIONS U.S.) 38

GLOBAL ABRASIVES INDUSTRY TRENDS 38

MOVE FROM ABRASIVES TO SUPERABRASIVES 39

VERTICAL INTEGRATION 39

SHRINKING INDUSTRY SIZE BY VERTICAL INTEGRATION 39

REGULATORY-DRIVEN TRENDS 40

OVERVIEW OF ABRASIVE GRAINS 40

ALUMINA INDUSTRY 41

FUSED ALUMINA GLOBAL CAPACITY AND USAGE 41

TABLE 24 GLOBAL FUSED ALUMINUM OXIDE PRODUCTION CAPACITY, THROUGH

2017 (METRIC TONNES) 41

FIGURE 2 GLOBAL FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCTION CAPACITY, 2011-2017 (METRIC

TONNES) 41

FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCERS AND CAPACITIES 42

TABLE 25 HISTORIC FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCTION, 1995-2003 (THOUSAND

METRIC TONNES) 42

TABLE 26 GLOBAL FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCTION CAPACITY, BY MANUFACTURER

AND LOCATION, TPA 43

CHAPTER UPDATES FOR THE DATA SINCE PUBLICATION 44

TABLE 27 MAJOR GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS OF ABRASIVE ALUMINA WITH

CAPACITY MORE THAN 100,000 TPA, 2011 44

GLOBAL SILICON CARBIDE INDUSTRY TRENDS 45

SHIFT FROM WEST TO EAST 45

TABLE 28 CHINA’S EXPORT QUOTA LIMITS FOR SILICON CARBIDE, 2001-2012

(THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 45

FIGURE 3 CHINA'S EXPORT QUOTA LIMITS FOR SILICON CARBIDE, 2001-2012,

(THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 45

SHIFT FROM NORTH TO SOUTH 46

TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY 47

MACRO TO MICRO GRITS 47

TABLE 29 PV INSTALLATIONS WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2017 (GIGAWATTS) 48

FIGURE 4 PV INSTALLATIONS WORLDWIDE, 2008-2017 (GIGAWATTS) 48

RECYCLING OF SILICON CARBIDE 48

CHINA FACTOR FOR SILICON CARBIDE 49

SILICON CARBIDE GLOBAL CAPACITY AND USAGE 49

TABLE 30 GLOBAL SIC CAPACITY, EXPORT/IMPORT AND USAGE BY COUNTRY, 2010

(METRIC TONNES) 49

TABLE 31 GLOBAL SIC MICRO GRIT MANUFACTURING CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2012 (METRIC TONNES) 51

FIGURE 5 ANNUAL GLOBAL SIC MICRO GRIT MANUFACTURING CAPACITY BY COMPANY (1 OF 2), 2012 (METRIC TONNES) 51

FIGURE 6 ANNUAL GLOBAL SIC MICRO GRIT MANUFACTURING CAPACITY BY COMPANY (2 OF 2), 2012 (METRIC TONNES) 53

TABLE 32 SILICON CARBIDE MOST RECENT PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE AND REST OF THE WORLD (METRIC TONNES/YR) 53

FIGURE 7 SILICON CARBIDE MOST RECENT PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE AND REST OF THE WORLD (METRIC TONNES) 54

TABLE 33 GLOBAL CRUDE SILICON CARBIDE PRODUCTION CAPACITY, THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 54

FIGURE 8 GLOBAL CRUDE SILICON CARBIDE PRODUCTION CAPACITY, 2011-2017

(METRIC TONNES) 55

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER 56

INDUSTRIAL DIAMONDS – NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC 56

TABLE 34 INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011 (THOUSAND CARATS) 57

FIGURE 9 TOTAL GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION, 2007-2011 (THOUSAND CARATS) 57

TABLE 35 INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011 (MILLION CARATS) 58

FIGURE 10 (THOUSAND CARATS)INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD

PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011 (MILLION CARATS) 58

TABLE 36 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011

(MILLION CARATS) 60

FIGURE 11 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY (EXCEPT CHINA), 2007-2011 (MILLION CARATS) 60

TABLE 37 DIAMOND COST PER CARAT IN THE U.S., THROUGH 2012 61

FIGURE 12 DIAMOND COST PER CARAT IN THE U.S., 2008-2012 ($/CARAT) 61

TABLE 38 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND GLOBAL MARKET SIZE, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 61

FIGURE 13 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND GLOBAL MARKET SIZE, 2008-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 61

CUBIC BORON NITRIDE AND OTHER 62

METALLIC ABRASIVES 62

NATURAL ABRASIVES 63

SUMMARY ABRASIVE GRAINS 2011 64

TABLE 39 GLOBAL ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 64

FIGURE 14 GLOBAL ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 64

CHAPTER 5 UNITED STATES ABRASIVE MARKET 66

ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET 66

ALUMINA INDUSTRY 66

TABLE 40 FUSED ALUMINUM OXIDE MARKET IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 66

FIGURE 15 FUSED ALUMINUM OXIDE MARKET IN U.S., 2009-2017 (METRIC TONNES) 66

TABLE 41 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 67

FIGURE 16 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM U.S., 2010-2017 (METRIC TONNES) 68

TABLE 42 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM U.S., THROUGH 2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 68

FIGURE 17 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM U.S., 2010-2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 68

TABLE 43 CRUDE ALUMINUM OXIDE PRODUCTION IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 69

FIGURE 18 CRUDE ALUMINUM OXIDE PRODUCTION IN U.S., 2009-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 69

SILICON CARBIDE INDUSTRY 70

TABLE 44 SILICON CARBIDE MARKET IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 70

FIGURE 19 SILICON CARBIDE MARKET IN U.S., 2009-2017 (METRIC TONNES) 70

TABLE 45 SILICON CARBIDE PRODUCTION IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 71

FIGURE 20 SILICON CARBIDE PRODUCTION IN U.S., 2009-2017 (METRIC TONNES) 71

DIAMOND INDUSTRY 71

TABLE 46 NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC DIAMOND MARKET IN THE U.S., 2007-2011

(THOUSAND CARATS) 72

FIGURE 21 NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC DIAMOND MARKET IN THE U.S., 2007-2011

(THOUSAND CARATS) 72

TABLE 47 NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC DIAMOND MARKET IN THE U.S., 2007-2011 ($ MILLIONS) 73

FIGURE 22 NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC DIAMOND MARKET IN THE U.S., 2007-2011

($ MILLIONS) 73

CUBIC BORON NITRIDE INDUSTRY 74

TABLE 48 CUBIC BORON NITRIDE GRINDING WHEELS IN THE U.S.-HISTORIC DATA, 1997 AND 2002 ($ MILLIONS) 74

TUNGSTEN CARBIDE INDUSTRY 75

TABLE 49 TUNGSTEN CARBIDE USAGE IN THE U.S., HISTORIC DATA, 1997-2007 ($ MILLIONS) 75

NATURAL AND METALLIC ABRASIVES 75

FIGURE 23 LONG-TERM NATURAL ABRASIVES CONSUMPTION IN U.S., 1900-2020

(METRIC TONNES) 75

FIGURE 24 LONG-TERM NATURAL ABRASIVES PRICES IN U.S., 1990-2010 (USD PER MT) 76

TABLE 50 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 77

FIGURE 25 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., 2010-2017 (METRIC TONNES) 77

TABLE 51 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 78

FIGURE 26 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., 2010-2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 78

TABLE 52 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., 2007-2011 ($ MILLIONS) 79

FIGURE 27 METALLIC ABRASIVES MARKET IN U.S., 2007-2011 ($ MILLIONS) 79

ABRASIVE PRODUCTS MARKET 79

TABLE 53 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN THE U.S., NUMBER OF COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, 2010 79

FIGURE 28 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S. CONCENTRATION, BY TOTAL REVENUES, 2007* ($ THOUSANDS) 80

FIGURE 29 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, 2007-2017 81

TABLE 54 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., EMPLOYEE COSTS, 2007-2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 82

FIGURE 30 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., EMPLOYEE COSTS, 2007-2017 ($ THOUSANDS) 82

TABLE 55 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., RAW MATERIALS COST, VALUE ADD AND OUTPUT, 2007–2017 ($ MILLIONS) 83

FIGURE 31 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., RAW MATERIALS COST, VALUE ADD AND

OUTPUT, 2007-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 83

FIGURE 32 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., ENERGY COSTS, 2007–2017 ($ MILLIONS) 84

FIGURE 33 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., ENERGY UNITS PURCHASED, 2007-2017

(MEGAWATTS) 85

FIGURE 34 ABRASIVE INDUSTRY IN U.S., TOTAL CAPEX, 2007-2017 ($ MILLIONS) 85

CHAPTER 6 EUROPEAN ABRASIVE MARKET 88

ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET 88

NATURAL ABRASIVES 88

TABLE 56 NATURAL ABRASIVES MARKET SIZE BY VOLUME IN EUROPE, THROUGH

2017 (THOUSANDS OF METRIC TONNES) 88

FIGURE 35 NATURAL ABRASIVES MARKET SIZE BY VOLUME IN EUROPE, 2007-2017

(THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 88

TABLE 57 NATURAL ABRASIVES MARKET SIZE BY VALUE IN EUROPE, THROUGH

2017 (MILLION EUROS) 89

FIGURE 36 NATURAL ABRASIVES MARKET SIZE BY VALUE IN EUROPE, 2007-2017

(MILLION EUROS) 89

SILICON CARBIDE INDUSTRY 90

TABLE 58 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH CHINA, THROUGH 2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 91

FIGURE 37 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH CHINA, 2008-2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 91

TABLE 59 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH INDIA, THROUGH 2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 92

FIGURE 38 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH INDIA, THROUGH 2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 92

TABLE 60 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH U.S., THROUGH 2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 92

FIGURE 39 SILICON CARBIDE, EUROPEAN TRADE WITH U.S., THROUGH 2017

(THOUSAND EUROS) 92

ABRASIVE PRODUCTS INDUSTRY 93

COATED ABRASIVES 94

TABLE 61 NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ON A BASE OF

WOVEN TEXTILE FABRIC ONLY, EUROPEAN MARKET, THROUGH 2017 (MILLION

EUROS)

94

FIGURE 40 ATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ON A BASE OF

WOVEN TEXTILE FABRIC ONLY, EUROPEAN MARKET, 2007-2017 (THOUSAND

EUROS)

94

TABLE 62 NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ON A BASE OF

PAPER OR PAPERBOARD ONLY, EUROPEAN MARKET, THROUGH 2017 (MILLION

EUROS)

95

FIGURE 41 NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ON A BASE OF

PAPER OR PAPERBOARD ONLY, EUROPEAN MARKET, 2007-2017 (MILLION EUROS) 95

BONDED ABRASIVES 95

TABLE 63 NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ALL OTHER

PRODUCTS, EUROPEAN MARKET, THROUGH 2017 (MILLION EUROS) 96

FIGURE 42 NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL ABRASIVE POWDER OR GRAIN, ALL OTHER

PRODUCTS, EUROPEAN MARKET, 2007-2017 (MILLION EUROS) 96

COMPANY STATISTICS 96

TABLE 64 NUMBER OF ENTERPRISES IN PRODUCTION OF ABRASIVE PRODUCTS IN

EUROPE BY COUNTRY, 2008-2010 97

FIGURE 43 NUMBER OF ENTERPRISES IN PRODUCTION OF ABRASIVE PRODUCTS IN

EUROPE BY COUNTRY, 2008-2010 97

TABLE 65 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEE COUNT IN THE EUROPEAN ABRASIVE

INDUSTRY BY COUNTRY, 2008-2010 98

FIGURE 44 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEE COUNT IN THE EUROPEAN

ABRASIVE INDUSTRY BY COUNTRY, 2008-2010 99

TABLE 66 TOTAL TURNOVER IN THE EUROPEAN ABRASIVE INDUSTRY BY COUNTRY,

2008-2010 (MILLION EUROS) 100

TABLE 67 TOTAL VALUE OF PRODUCTION IN THE EUROPEAN ABRASIVE INDUSTRY

BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2010 (MILLION EUROS) 101

TABLE 68 TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE EUROPEAN ABRASIVE INDUSTRY BY

COUNTRY, THROUGH 2010 (MILLION EUROS) 102

TABLE 69 TOTAL VALUE OF GOODS AND SERVICES PURCHASED IN THE EUROPEAN

ABRASIVE INDUSTRY BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2010 (MILLION EUROS) 103

TABLE 70 SHARE OF PERSONNEL COSTS IN PRODUCTION IN EUROPEAN ABRASIVE

INDUSTRY BY COUNTRY, THROUGH 2010 (PERCENTAGES) 104

CHAPTER 7 TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS 106

TABLE 71 DENTAL POLISHING PASTE 106

TABLE 72 DRESSING STICK 106

TABLE 73 GRANITE POLISHING COMPOUND 107

TABLE 74 MARBLE POLISHING COMPOUND 107

TABLE 75 DIAMOND PASTE 107

TABLE 76 GRINDING WHEELS, METAL BONDED 107

TABLE 77 CUT OFF WHEELS, WAFERING BLADES, SILICON CARBIDE BASE 108

TABLE 78 GRINDING WHEELS, RESIN BONDED 108

TABLE 79 SPRAY DIAMOND 109

TABLE 80 SILICON CARBIDE ABRASIVE PAPER, STRIPS AND ROLLS 109

TABLE 81 EPOXY BONDED ABRASIVE DISCS 109

TABLE 82 MAGNESITE BONDED ABRASIVE DISCS 109

TABLE 83 RESIN BONDED ABRASIVE DISCS 110

CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES 112

3M – ABRASIVES SYSTEMS DIVISION 112

ACQUISITIONS 2006-CURRENT 113

WINTERTHUR TECHNOLOGY GROUP 114

Rappold 115

SlipNaxos 115

Wendt 115

COMPANY HISTORY 115

ESK CERAMICS GMBH 117

Company History 118

ABRA BETA S.P.A 119

ABRASIVE BLASTING SYSTEMS 119

ABRASIVE MATERIALS LLC. 120

ABRASIVE PRODUCTS PTY. LTD. 120

ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGY INC. 121

TECHNOLOGY 121

ACQUISITIONS AND GROWTH HISTORY 121

LOCATIONS 123

ALLEGHANY TECHNOLOGIES (ATI) 123

LOCATIONS 124

PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY 125

TABLE 84 PRODUCTS, GROWTH AREAS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

IDENTIFIED BY ALLEGHANY TECHNOLOGIES FOR ABRASIVE PRODUCTS, BY MARKET

SEGMENT 125

ABRASIVE PRODUCTS 126

ALLIED HIGH TECH PRODUCTS, INC. 127

ALPEX WHEEL COMPANY 127

ALTEO HOLDING (EX- RIO TINTO ALCAN) 127

PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 128

COMPANY LOCATIONS 128

COMPANY HISTORY 129

TABLE 85 SPECIALTY ALUMINA PRODUCTION FOR RIO TINTO ALCAN BY LOCATION,

2008-2011 (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 130

FIGURE 45 SPECIALTY ALUMINA PRODUCTION FOR RIO TINTO ALCAN BY LOCATION,

2008-2011 (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 130

ALUCHEM, INC. 131

TABLE 86 APPLICATIONS FOR ALUCHEM'S PRODUCTS 131

COMPANY HISTORY 132

AMPLEX SUPERABRASIVES 133

ANCHOR ABRASIVES COMPANY 134

ARC ABRASIVES, INC. 134

TABLE 87 PRODUCT LIST OF ARC ABRASIVES 135

ASAHI DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL CO, LTD. 135

LOCATIONS AND SUBSIDIARIES 136

COMPANY FINANCIALS 136

TABLE 88 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES, 2003-2012 (BILLION YEN) 137

FIGURE 46 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES, 2003-2012 (BILLION YEN) 137

TABLE 89 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2012

(BILLION YEN) 137

FIGURE 47 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES BY REGION, 2007-2012 (BILLION

YEN) 138

TABLE 90 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2012

(BILLION YEN) 138

FIGURE 48 ASAHI DIAMOND ANNUAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2008-2012 (BILLION

YEN) 138

ATLANTIC GMBH 139

AUGUST RUGGEBERG GMBH & CO. KG (PFERD) 139

LOCATIONS 140

BARNES HONING 140

BATES ABRASIVES 140

BATES TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 140

BETA DIAMOND PRODUCTS, INC. 140

BRUSH RESEARCH MANUFACTURING CO., INC. 141

BUEHLER LTD. 142

TABLE 91 PRODUCT LIST OF BUEHLER BY SEGMENT 142

COMPANY HISTORY 143

CAMEL GRINDING WHEELS (C.G.W) 144

CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL LTD. 144

COMPANY HISTORY 145

COMPANY FINANCIALS 146

TABLE 92 CARBORUNDUM SALES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2007-2012 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEE) 146

FIGURE 49 CARBORUNDUM SALES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2007-2012 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEE) 146

TABLE 93 CARBORUNDUM ABRASIVE GRAIN AND PRODUCTS PRODUCTION

CAPACITY AND PRODUCTION, 2008-2011 (MT AND MILLION SQ M) 147

FIGURE 50 CARBORUNDUM BONDED ABRASIVES AND ABRASIVE GRAIN

PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND PRODUCTION, 2008-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 147

FIGURE 51 CARBORUNDUM COATED ABRASIVES PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND

PRODUCTION, 2008-2011 (MILLION SQ M) 148

CERATIZIT 149

SUBSIDIARIES 149

PRODUCTS 149

CERAMETAL GROUP HISTORY 150

PLANSEETIZIT COMPANY HISTORY 150

CERATIZIT COMPANY HISTORY 151

CHEMPLEX INDUSTRIES, INC. 153

CHESAPEAKE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC. 153

CRYSTAL ASSOCIATES, INC. 154

DANCO, INC. 154

DARMANN ABRASIVE PRODUCTS 154

COMPANY HISTORY 155

DIAREX GROUP 156

GRANQUARTZ L.P. 156

GRANQUARTZ (CANADA) 157

J. KONIG GMBH & CO. 157

Company History 158

The Beginning 158

Reconstruction and Economic Growth 158

Diarex 158

Konig Goes International 159

GEORG SCHMIEDER GMBH & CO 159

CDK STONE AUSTRALIA 159

DR. SCHULZE GMBH 160

DRONCO AG 160

EHWA DIAMOND 160

PRODUCTS 160

COMPANY HISTORY 161

ELECTRO ABRASIVES CORPORATION 163

COMPANY HISTORY 163

ELEMENT SIX US CORPORATION 165

TABLE 94 ELEMENT SIX PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 166

COMPANY HISTORY 167

ELFUSA – CURIMBABA GROUP 170

ENGIS CORPORATION 171

PRODUCTS 171

ERVIN INDUSTRIES, INC. 172

ESK-SIC GMBH 173

FARECLA PRODUCTS LIMITED 174

COMPANY HISTORY 174

APPLICATIONS 176

PRODUCTS LIST 177

FERRO CORPORATION 177

PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 178

Aluminum Oxide 178

Cerium Oxide 179

CMP 179

Grinding Fluids 179

Zirconium Oxide 180

Frits for the Grinding Wheel Industry 180

Special Glasses to Ceramically Bond Superabrasives 180

FROHN GMBH 181

COMPANY HISTORY 181

FUJIAN DUOLING STEEL GROUP 182

FUJIMI INCORPORATED 183

PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 183

TABLE 95 FUJIMI PRODUCTS, BRANDS AND APPLICATIONS 183

LOCATIONS 184

COMPANY HISTORY 184

COMPANY FINANCIALS 187

TABLE 96 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE, NET INCOME AND NUMBER OF

EMPLOYEES, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 188

FIGURE 52 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 188

TABLE 97 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE BY SEGMENT, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 188

FIGURE 53 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE BY SEGMENT, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 188

TABLE 98 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE BY REGION, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 189

FIGURE 54 FUJIMI INC. COMPANY REVENUE BY REGION, 2008-2012 (MILLION YEN) 189

HERMES SCHLEIFMITTEL GMBH & CO. KG 190

HERMES ABRASIVES LTD. 190

HERMES ABRASIVES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD 190

Products 191

FINANCIALS 192

FIGURE 55 HERMES ABRASIVES REVENUES IN U.K., 2005-2012 (MILLION GBP) 193

HUDSON SUPPLY COMPANY 193

HUSQVARNA CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS 193

TABLE 99 HUSQVARNA CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT REVENUES BY REGION,

2010-2012 (MILLION SWEDISH KRONA) 195

FIGURE 56 HUSQVARNA CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT REVENUES BY REGION,

2010-2012 (MILLION SWEDISH KRONA) 195

HYOSUNG D&P CO., LTD 195

HYOSUNG COMPANY FINANCIALS 196

TABLE 100 HYOSUNG COMPANY REVENUES, 2006-2011 (BILLION WONS) 196

FIGURE 57 HYOSUNG COMPANY REVENUES, 2006-2011 (BILLION WONS) 196

TABLE 101 HYOSUNG COMPANY EXPORTS, THROUGH 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 196

FIGURE 58 HYOSUNG COMPANY EXPORTS, 2006-2011 ($ MILLIONS) 197

ILARDUYA & CO (SIGMA STEEL ABRASIVES) 197

IMERYS 197

CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINERALS FOR ABRASIVES

BUSINESS 198

C-E MINERALS 199

Company History 199

Mulcoa 199

Teco 199

C-E Minerals Processing 200

C-E Minerals, Venezuela 200

China 200

Products for Refractory and Abrasive Industries 200

TREIBACHER SCHLEIFMITTEL GMBH 201

Products 201

TABLE 102 TREIBACHER SCHLEIFMITTEL PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION 202

Production and Sales Offices 202

IMERYS COMPANY FINANCIALS 203

TABLE 103 IMERYS COMPANY REVENUES FOR THE ABRASIVES SUBSEGMENT,

2007-2012 (MILLION EUROS) 203

FIGURE 59 IMERYS COMPANY REVENUES FOR THE ABRASIVES SUBSEGMENT,

2007-2012 (MILLION EUROS) 203

IMC GROUP OF COMPANIES 204

JET ABRASIVES 204

JSC LUGA ABRASIVE PLANT 205

COMPANY HISTORY 205

PRODUCTS 206

COMPANY FINANCIALS 206

TABLE 104 LUGA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2007-2011 (MILLION

RUBLES) 206

FIGURE 60 LUGA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2007-2011 (MILLION

RUBLES) 206

JUNKER GROUP 207

KARBOSAN 207

KC ABRASIVE COMPANY 208

PRODUCTS 208

KENNAMETAL INC. 209

KLAUS EICHE DIAMANTWERKZEUGE GMBH 209

KLINGSPOR ABRASIVES 209

COMPANY HISTORY 209

PRODUCTS 211

KOWA ABRASIVES KK 211

LAPMASTER INTERNATIONAL 212

LAPMASTER (SHENYANG) 212

LAPMASTER INTERNATIONAL GERMANY 213

Lapmaster India, Pvt. LTD 213

Lapmaster International Ltd 213

Barnes Honing and Bore Finishing 213

Bates Technologies 214

PRODUCTS 214

LECO CORPORATION 215

MATCHLESS METAL POLISH CO 215

MENZERNA POLISHING COMPOUNDS GMBH & CO. KG 216

COMPANY HISTORY 216

SEGMENTS 217

PRODUCTS 217

METALLKRAFT SINGAPORE PTE LTD 218

METALTEC STEEL ABRASIVE CO. 218

METALLTECHNIK SCHMIDT GMBH & CO. KG (FERRROSAD) 219

METLAB CORPORATION 219

MILACRON LLC 219

MIRKA LTD (KWH GROUP) 220

TABLE 105 MIRKA ABRASIVES REVENUES, 2003-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 220

FIGURE 61 MIRKA ABRASIVES REVENUES, 2003-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 221

TABLE 106 MIRKA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2011 (MILLION

EUROS) 221

FIGURE 62 MIRKA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY REGION, 2007-2009 (MILLION EUROS) 222

NABALTEC AG 222

PRODUCTS 223

Polishing Aluminas 223

Friction Linings 223

Dental 224

COMPANY FINANCIALS 224

NAVARRO SIC SA 224

NIPPON RESIBON CORPORATION 224

COMPANY FINANCIALS 225

TABLE 107 NIPPON RESIBON COMPANY REVENUES, 2008-2013 (MILLION YEN) 225

FIGURE 63 NIPPON RESIBON COMPANY REVENUES, 2008-2013 (MILLION YEN) 225

TABLE 108 NIPPON RESIBON COMPANY PRODUCTION NUMBERS BY SEGMENT,

2004-2014 (MILLION PIECES) 226

FIGURE 64 NIPPON RESIBON COMPANY PRODUCTION NUMBERS BY SEGMENT,

2004-2014 (MILLION PIECES) 226

NORITAKE CO., LIMITED 227

PRODUCTS 228

COMPANY FINANCIALS 228

TABLE 109 NORITAKE COMPANY REVENUE FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS SEGMENT,

THROUGH 2012 ($ MILLIONS) 229

FIGURE 65 NORITAKE COMPANY REVENUE FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS SEGMENT,

2007-2012 ($ MILLIONS) 229

OMAX CORPORATION 229

ORIENT ABRASIVES 230

TABLE 110 ORIENT ABRASIVES, CAPACITY INSTALLED AND PRODUCTION OF FUSED

ALUMINUM OXIDE GRAINS, 2007-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 231

FIGURE 66 ORIENT ABRASIVES, CAPACITY INSTALLED AND PRODUCTION OF FUSED

ALUMINUM OXIDE GRAINS, 2007-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 231

TABLE 111 ORIENT ABRASIVES, CAPACITY INSTALLED AND PRODUCTION OF

CALCINED ALUMINUM OXIDE, 2007-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 232

FIGURE 67 ORIENT ABRASIVES, CAPACITY INSTALLED AND PRODUCTION OF

CALCINED ALUMINUM OXIDE, 2007-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 232

TABLE 112 ORIENT ABRASIVES, REVENUES BY PRODUCT, 2007-2011 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEES) 232

FIGURE 68 ORIENT ABRASIVES, REVENUES BY PRODUCT, 2007-2011 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEES) 233

PELLETS LLC 233

PRECISION SURFACES INTERNATIONAL 234

RED HILL CORP. 234

RHODIUS SCHLEIFWERKZEUGE GMBH & CO. KG 235

COMPANY FINANCIALS 235

RYAN INDUSTRIES 235

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC. 236

RECENT ACQUISITIONS 236

HISTORY OF CARBORUNDUM 237

HISTORY OF WINTER 240

HISTORY OF NORTON 245

PRODUCTS 247

Bonded Abrasives 247

Coated Abrasives 247

Superabrasives 247

ABC WARREN SUPERABRASIVES 248

TABLE 113 ABC WARREN SUPERABRASIVES, COMPANY PRODUCTION CAPACITY,

MT AND CARATS 248

Thin Wheels 249

Construction Products 249

COMPANY FINANCIALS 249

TABLE 114 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, GLOBAL SALES BY REGION, 2007-2011

(MILLION EUROS) 250

FIGURE 69 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, GLOBAL SALES BY REGION, 2007-2011

(MILLION EUROS) 250

TABLE 115 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN EUROPE BY COUNTRY, 2007-011

(MILLION EUROS) 250

FIGURE 70 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN EUROPE BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011

(MILLION EUROS) (1 OF 2) 251

FIGURE 71 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN EUROPE BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011

(MILLION EUROS) (2 OF 2) 251

TABLE 116 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN AMERICAS BY COUNTRY,

2007-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 252

FIGURE 72 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN AMERICAS BY COUNTRY,

2007-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 252

TABLE 117 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN ASIA AND EAST BY COUNTRY,

2007-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 253

FIGURE 73 SAINT GOBAIN ABRASIVES, SALES IN AMERICAS BY COUNTRY,

2007-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 253

GRINDWELL NORTON LTD. 254

TABLE 118 GRINDWELL NORTON ABRASIVES, SALES IN INDIA BY SEGMENT,

2006-2011 (MILLION INDIAN RUPEES) 255

FIGURE 74 GRINDWELL NORTON ABRASIVES, SALES IN INDIA BY SEGMENT,

2006-2011 (MILLION INDIAN RUPEES) 255

TABLE 119 GRINDWELL NORTON ABRASIVES, VOLUME OF BUSINESS IN INDIA BY

SEGMENT, 2006-2011 (MT AND MILLION SQ M)Q 256

FIGURE 75 GRINDWELL NORTON ABRASIVES, VOLUME OF BUSINESS IN INDIA BY

SEGMENT, 2006-2011 (METRIC TONNES) 256

FIGURE 76 GRINDWELL NORTON COATED ABRASIVES, VOLUME OF BUSINESS IN

INDIA BY SEGMENT, 2006-2011 (MILLION SQ M) 256

Company History – Grindwell Norton 257

SAIT ABRASIVI S.P.A 260

PRODUCTS 260

UNITED ABRASIVES, INC. / SAIT 260

SAIT ABRASIVES UK 260

SAIT FRANCE 261

SAL ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP 261

SANDVIK AB. 261

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS 262

SELZER AUTOMOTIVES. (VULKAN INOX) 263

SIA ABRASIVES – PART OF BOSCH 264

COMPANY HISTORY 264

Early Years 264

Recent History 264

PRODUCTS AND MARKETS 265

Coated Abrasives 265

Nonwoven Abrasives 266

Foam Abrasives 266

Micro Abrasives 266

Bonded Abrasives 266

COMPANY STRUCTURE AND SUBSIDIARIES 267

COMPANY FINANCIALS 268

TABLE 120 SIA ABRASIVE REVENUES, THROUGH 2008 (MILLION SWISS FRANCS) 268

FIGURE 77 SIA ABRASIVE REVENUES, 2003-2008 (MILLION SWISS FRANCS) 268

TABLE 121 SIA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2003-2007 (MILLION SWISS

FRANCS) 269

FIGURE 78 SIA ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2003-2007 (MILLION SWISS

FRANCS) 269

TABLE 122 SIA ABRASIVES REVENUE BY REGION, 2003-2007 (MILLION SWISS

FRANCS) 270

FIGURE 79 SIA ABRASIVES REVENUE BY GEOGRAHY, 2003-2007 (MILLION SWISS

FRANCS) 270

SIC PROCESSING GMBH 270

TECHNOLOGY 271

COMPANY HISTORY 271

COMPANY TIMELINE 272

COMPANY FINANCIALS 273

TABLE 123 SIC PROCESSING COMPANY REVENUES, 2006-2012 (MILLION EUROS) 273

FIGURE 80 SIC PROCESSING COMPANY REVENUES, 2006-2012 (MILLION EUROS) 273

TABLE 124 SIC SLURRY PROCESSING CAPACITY FOR SIC PROCESSING GMBH,

2007-2012 (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 274

FIGURE 81 SIC SLURRY PROCESSING CAPACITY FOR SIC PROCESSING GMBH,

2007-2012 (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 274

TABLE 125 SIC PROCESSING COMPANY REVENUES BY REGION, 2008-2011

(MILLION EUROS) 274

FIGURE 82 SIC PROCESSING COMPANY REVENUES BY GEOGRAPHICAL SEGMENTS,

2008-2011 (MILLION EUROS) 274

SINTOKOGIO 275

COMPANY FINANCIALS 276

TABLE 126 SINTOKOGIO ANNUAL REVENUES FOR THE SURFACE TREATMENT

SEGMENT, THROUGH 2012 (BILLION YEN) 276

FIGURE 83 SINTOKOGIO ANNUAL REVENUES FOR THE SURFACE TREATMENT

SEGMENT, 2010-2012 (BILLION YEN) 276

SL FUSCO 276

STARCKE GMBH & CO. KG 277

STRUERS, INC. 277

SUNNEN PRODUCTS COMPANY 278

LOCATIONS 278

SWATYCOMET 279

PRODUCTS 279

TBW INDUSTRIES, INC. 279

TOOL SPECIALTY CO. (TOSCO) 280

TYROLIT SCHLEIFMITTELWERKE SWAROVSKI K.G. 280

COMPANY HISTORY 281

UK ABRASIVES, INC. 282

PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS 282

ULTRA TEC MANUFACTURING, INC. 283

VERMONT ABRASIVES INC. 283

VOLZHSKY ABRASIVE WORKS 284

TABLE 127 VOLZHSKY ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2009 AND 2010

(MILLION RUBLES) 284

FIGURE 84 VOLZHSKY ABRASIVES REVENUES BY SEGMENT, 2009 AND 2010

(MILLION RUBLES) 284

WASHINGTON MILLS 285

WASHINGTON MILLS HISTORY 286

EXELON HISTORY 287

Orkla Exelon History 288

COMPANY MILESTONES 288

COMPANY LOCATIONS 289

BRAND NAMES 289

OPERATION DETAILS 290

Company Financials 291

TABLE 128 WASHINGTON MILLS ELECTROMINERALS, U.K., COMPANY REVENUES,

2001-2011 (£ MILLION GBP) 291

FIGURE 85 WASHINGTON MILLS ELECTROMINERALS, U.K., COMPANY REVENUES,

2001-2011 (MILLION GBP) 291

TABLE 129 EXOLON ESK FINANCIALS PRIOR TO MERGER, 1996-2000 ($ MILLIONS) 292

FIGURE 86 EXOLON ESK FINANCIALS PRIOR TO MERGER, 1996-2000 ($ MILLIONS) 292

WENDT INDIA 292

TABLE 130 WENDT INDIA REVENUES, DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN, 2003-2012

(MILLION INDIAN RUPEES) 293

FIGURE 87 WENDT INDIA REVENUES, DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN, 2003-2012

(MILLION INDIAN RUPEES) 294

TABLE 131 WENDT INDIA REVENUES BY PRODUCT SEGMENT, 2007-2012 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEES) 294

FIGURE 88 WENDT INDIA REVENUES BY PRODUCT SEGMENT, 2007-2012 (MILLION

INDIAN RUPEES) 294

WHEELABRATOR GROUP – NORICAN GROUP 295

COMPANY HISTORY (WHEELABRATOR AND DISA) 296

ABRASIVE SUPPLIES 297

WORLDWIDE SUPERABRASIVES, LLC 298

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL ABRASIVE PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS MARKET OUTLOOK,

THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 8

TABLE 1 MOHS HARDNESS SCALE OF VARIOUS MINERALS 10

TABLE 2 MOHS HARDNESS LIST OF NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC MATERIALS 11

TABLE 3 FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN CHOOSING AN ABRASIVE 12

TABLE 4 EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE IN SURFACE FINISH OF PROCESSED PART 13

TABLE 5 ABRASIVES USED AGAINST DIFFERENT MATERIALS 13

TABLE 6 SELECTIONS OF SUPERABRASIVES FOR VARIOUS SUBSTRATES 18

TABLE 7 CORE MATERIALS USED IN SUPERABRASIVE PRODUCTS 19

TABLE 8 BOND TYPES USED IN SUPERABRASIVE PRODUCTS 19

TABLE 9 MANUFACTURING STEPS FOR SUPERABRASIVE GRINDING WHEELS 19

TABLE 10 ABRASIVE TOOLS AND APPLICATION 20

TABLE 11 ABRASIVE MATERIALS FOR VARIOUS BLASTING APPLICATIONS 21

TABLE 12 BONDING MATERIALS USED IN CONVENTIONAL BONDED ABRASIVES 22

TABLE 13 STEPS IN CONVENTIONAL BONDED WHEEL MANUFACTURING 22

TABLE 14 TYPICAL COMPOSITION OF A COATED ABRASIVE 22

TABLE 15 LISTS OF TYPICAL PRODUCTS IN THE NONWOVEN ABRASIVE PRODUCTS

CATEGORY AND FEATURES 23

TABLE 16 TYPICAL ABRASIVES USED IN POLISHING 24

TABLE 17 PARAMETERS AFFECTING PROPERTIES OF POLISHING-GRADE ALUMINA 24

TABLE 18 ABRASIVE CHOICES FOR HONING OF VARIOUS MATERIALS 28

TABLE 19 APPLICATION LIST FOR HONING PROCESS, BY INDUSTRY 29

TABLE 20 ADVANCED MACHINING PROCESSES 32

TABLE 21 SPECIFIC ENERGY REQUIREMENTS FOR MACHINING OF VARIOUS

MATERIALS 32

TABLE 22 MAJOR COMPONENTS OF POLISHING AGENTS 34

TABLE 23 GLOBAL GDP BY COUNTRY, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 37

TABLE 24 GLOBAL FUSED ALUMINUM OXIDE PRODUCTION CAPACITY, THROUGH

2017 (METRIC TONNES) 41

TABLE 25 HISTORIC FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCTION, 1995-2003 (THOUSAND METRIC

TONNES) 42

TABLE 26 GLOBAL FUSED ALUMINA PRODUCTION CAPACITY, BY MANUFACTURER AND LOCATION, TPA 43

TABLE 27 MAJOR GLOBAL MANUFACTURERS OF ABRASIVE ALUMINA WITH CAPACITY MORE THAN 100,000 TPA, 2011 44

TABLE 28 CHINA’S EXPORT QUOTA LIMITS FOR SILICON CARBIDE, 2001-2012 (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES) 45

TABLE 29 PV INSTALLATIONS WORLDWIDE, THROUGH 2017 (GIGAWATTS) 48

TABLE 30 GLOBAL SIC CAPACITY, EXPORT/IMPORT AND USAGE BY COUNTRY, 2010 (METRIC TONNES) 49

TABLE 31 GLOBAL SIC MICRO GRIT MANUFACTURING CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2012

(METRIC TONNES) 51

TABLE 32 SILICON CARBIDE MOST RECENT PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN EUROPE AND REST OF THE WORLD (METRIC TONNES/YR) 53

TABLE 33 GLOBAL CRUDE SILICON CARBIDE PRODUCTION CAPACITY, THROUGH

2017 (METRIC TONNES) 54

TABLE 34 INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY

COUNTRY, 2007-2011 (THOUSAND CARATS) 57

TABLE 35 INDUSTRIAL-GRADE NATURAL DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY

COUNTRY, 2007-2011 (MILLION CARATS) 58

TABLE 36 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND WORLD PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2007-2011

(MILLION CARATS) 60

TABLE 37 DIAMOND COST PER CARAT IN THE U.S., THROUGH 2012 61

TABLE 38 SYNTHETIC DIAMOND GLOBAL MARKET SIZE, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 61

TABLE 39 GLOBAL ABRASIVE GRAINS MARKET, 2011 ($ MILLIONS) 64

TABLE 40 FUSED ALUMINUM OXIDE MARKET IN U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC

TONNES) 66

TABLE 41 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM

U.S., THROUGH 2017 (METRIC TONNES) 67

TABLE 42 CRUDE AND REFINED ALUMINUM OXIDE IMPORT TO AND EXPORT FROM

U.S., THROUGH 2017

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