Metal Powders

A Global Survey of Production, Applications and Markets 2001-2010


  • Joseph Capus, Consultant, Powder Metallurgy and advanced materials, USA.

Metal powders are just a tiny fraction of the global metals industry, yet they play a key role in such high-profile sectors as cars and consumer electronics. The global value of metal powder consumption has risen since 2000 to over $3.7 billion from under $3 billion. Part of this increase is due to recently escalating primary metal prices. The increase in overall tonnage shipped is in the order of 20%. This fourth edition of Metal Powders: A Global Survey of Production, Applications & Markets 2001 – 2010 has been completely revised to include the most up-to-date information available, in order to provide a coherent picture of the development and status of the metal powder industry. The report is an overview of the production, applications and markets for metal and alloy powders. The market data is presented primarily in terms of tonnages because of the widely different prices of these powders. Markets for each of the metal powder types are discussed in terms of the major application areas. Market data for the main geographical areas are based on industry statistics, supplemented by company annual reports and by private estimates. Other data and forecasts have been compiled from literature surveys, personal visits and telephone interviews.
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Producers of metal powders, chemical companies, mining companies, manufacturers of powder metallurgical products, investment community and management consultants.


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-479-4

Table of Contents

•Market Background - Recent developments in regional industries; Economic factors; The automotive industry.•Global and Regional Markets for Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metal Powders, 2000-2010 A global overview – Metal Powders in the present decade.A review of metal and alloy powder consumption by type of powder and by geographical areaDevelopments since 2000 and forecasts to 2010.•End user Industry AnalysisAnalysis of markets by type of application based on data for leading economies.•Technical Overview of Metal Powder Production•Worldwide review of metal powder producers