Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Metal Plating and Treating industry has moderately grown over the past five years, mostly due to expansion in the manufacturing and construction sectors, which are recovering from drastic falls suffered when the overall economy struggled. However, the industry is threatened by outsourced services to metal treating firms located in low-labour-cost countries. In the next five years, external competition will continue to be a threat; nevetheless, the industry is projected to remain steady, as demand from the manufacturing and construction sectors hold their current patterns... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Metal Plating and Treating industry can be segmented into three broad service segments: electroplating and related services, metal coating services and metal heat-treating services.
Metal coating, engraving and allied services
This segment includes enamelling, lacquering, varnishing, galvanizing, engraving, etching, powder coating and coil coating metals. Over the past five years, demand for metal coating services has increased slightly. Increasing zinc prices, along with growing demand for industry services in general helped maintain this segment. In 2015, metal coating services are estimated to contribute to 48.2% of industry revenue... purchase to read more