The American Welding Society defines brazing as “a group of joining processes that produces coalescence of materials by heating them to the brazing temperature in the presence of a filler metal having a liquidus above 840°F (450°C) and below the solidus of the base metal. The filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted faying surfaces of the joint by capillary action.”
Brazing then must meet each of three criteria:
1. The parts must be joined without melting the base metals.
2. The filler metal must have a liquidus temperature above 840°F (450°C).
3. The filler metal must wet the base metal surfaces and be drawn into or held in the joint by capillary action.
Brazing Materials include powders, pastes, coated-rods, preformed, rings, wire and fluxes.The major filler metal contain silver brazing alloys, Copper brazing alloys, Aluminum brazing alloys, nickel brazing alloys.
The Brazing Materials industry was 1044 million USD in 2017 and is projected to reach 828 million USD by 2025, at a CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) of -2.85% between 2017 and 2025. In terms of volume, The Brazing Materials industry was 277 Kilo Tons in 2017 and is projected to reach 303 K Tons by 2025, at a CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) of -1.10% between 2017 and 2025.
The key players are Lucas-Milhaupt, Umicore, Voestalpine Böhler Welding, Prince & Izant, Nihon Superior, Aimtek, Linbraze, Wieland Edelmetalle, VBC Group, Materion, Indian Solder and Braze Alloys, Saru Silver Alloy, Harris Products Group, Morgan Advanced Materials, Stella Welding Alloys, Pietro Galliani Brazing, Sentes-BIR, Wall Colmonoy, Asia General, Seleno, Huaguang, Boway, Yuguang, Huayin, Huale and so on.
At present, in developed countries, the Brazing Materials industry is generally at a more advanced level. The world's large enterprises are mainly concentrated in Asia.
China’s Brazing Materials industry has developed into a national wide status with certain research and production capacity, industry product types have been gradually improved.Currently, China has become international Brazing Materials large consumption country, but the production technology is relatively laggard and it can only produce some low-end product. Although the new production lines is increasing, the high-end product is still relying on import.
The Brazing Materials is a low concentration industry,which have many small and medium enterprises in China. The annual production is about few hundred Tonnes. Currently,the global top three external sale manufacturers are: Lucas-Milhaupt, Umicore, Voestalpine Böhler Welding.Their production market share is less than 20%. In short future, the competition pattern will not change.
With the rapid growth of the national economy as well as the rapid development of downstream industries, consumer electronics product keep stable growth in China.The automobile electronics is also growing in the downturn global economy situation.Chinese Brazing Materials market demand is exuberant, which provides a good opportunity for the development of Brazing Materials market and technology.
The leading companies own the advantages on better performance, more abundant product’s types, better technical and impeccable after-sales service. Consequently, they take the majority of the market share of high-end market. Looking to the future years, the slow downward price trend in recent years will maintain. As competition intensifies, prices gap between different brands will go narrowing. Similarly, there will be fluctuation in gross margin.
The industry is expected to remain innovation-led, with frequent acquisitions and strategic alliances adopted as the key strategies by the players to increase their industry presence. Market stays in mature period with a clear concentration. Meanwhile, optimize product mix and further develop value-added capabilities to maximize margins.
The Global Brazing Materials Market Research Report 2018 report released by QYResearch provides a basic overview of the Brazing Materials industry, including definition, classification, application and industrial chain structure. Discuss development policies and plans as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures.
The report then focuses on major industry players in Global, including company profiles, product images and specifications, sales, market share, and contact information. More importantly, the Brazing Materials industry development trends and marketing channels were analyzed. Providing the main statistical data on the current status of the industry is a valuable guide and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market.
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