Global Microspheres (Hollow & Solid) Market Report 2013-2018

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Dublin, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Microspheres (Hollow & Solid) Market Report 2013-2018" report to their offering.

The global microspheres market is witnessing very high growth on account of rising demand from existing and new applications that would become significant in the future, especially in the North America region. North America holds major market share followed by Europe & Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific. In terms of individual countries, the market is dominated by the U.S. due to the constant innovations of micro particles that help in optimizing and enhancing the present components and processes.

Microspheres are also known as micro particles, micro beads, beads, and micro balloons. Globally there has been a surge in the development of infrastructure, especially in under developed and the growing economies. Even developed countries have been constantly modifying and revamping their existing infrastructure facilities to ensure efficient and effective utilization of scarce resources. Today every structure built, right from a simple automobile to a space station, is made up from advanced materials which are efficient and environmentally friendly to ensure minimal damage to the surroundings. In short, efficiency along with recyclability and reusability is imperative.

The U.S. commands the maximum share of the microsphere patents registered worldwide. It is followed by Europe for the overall patents filed from 2010 to 2013. The least number of patents was registered in Japan; with relatively less share of the total number of patents.

In terms of the global market, the industry comprises of many small market participants with only a few major companies globally. The industry is highly fragmented in terms of the segments in which the products are offered. Due to presence of a large number of small players, companies are constantly fighting to capture more and more market share.

In 2012, 3M (U.S.) dominated the global microspheres market with around a quarter of the market share, followed by Sigmund Linder GmbH (Germany) and Potters Industries LLC (U.S.), each capturing around 5% to 7% of the market. Rest of the companies captured only marginal market shares.

Scope of the report:

On the basis of applications:

  • Construction Composites
  • Medical Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Other applications

On the basis of types:

  • Hollow
  • Solid

On the basis of raw materials:

  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Fly Ash
  • Polymer
  • Metallic
  • Others

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Market Overview

5 Manufacturing Process

6 Microspheres Market, By Types

7 Microspheres Market, By Applications

8 Microspheres Market, By Raw Materials

9 Microspheres Market, By Geography

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles
11.1 3M
11.2 Akzo Nobel Expancel
11.3 Cospheric LLC
11.4 Dennert Poraver GMBH
11.5 Eko Export Sa
11.6 Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
11.7 Induchem Holding Ag
11.8 Luminex Corporation
11.9 Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co., Ltd.
11.10 Merit Medical Systems
11.11 MO Sci Corporation
11.12 Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
11.13 Osthoff Omega Group
11.14 Phosphorex Inc
11.15 Polysciences Incorporation
11.16 Potters Industries Llc
11.17 Sigmund Lindner Gmbh
11.18 Sinosteel Maanshan Institute Of Minning Research Company Ltd
11.19 Spherotech Inc
11.20 Sunjin Chemical Co.
11.21 Trelleborg Offshore & Construction

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