Welding Fume Extraction Equipment Market Report

Welding Fume Extraction Equipment Market Analysis, By Product (Mobile Units, Stationary Units, Large Centralized Systems), By Application (Arc, Resistance, Laser Beam, Oxy-Fuel), And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025

Published: April 2017  |  80 Pages  |  Format: PDF  |  Report ID: GVR-1-68038-901-2

Industry Insights

The global welding fume extraction equipment market size was estimated at USD 3.66 billion in 2016. Stringent environmental regulations for occupational exposure to the hazardous fumes generated during the welding process is expected to drive the global market growth over the forecast period. 

Fume extraction equipment is used to control and mitigate smoke and toxic particulates generated during the process within the environment. Several processes emit different amount of toxic substances with different concentrations. The concentration of toxic particulate depends upon the types of materials and technologies used. The equipment operators face serious hazardous risks from toxic substances which may result in various health issues such as chronic lung problems, Parkinson's disease, cancer of the larynx and others. 

U.S. welding fume extraction equipment market, by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. welding fume extraction equipment market

Welding fumes and gasses possess various health effects which can result in eyes, throat, nose irritation, nausea, and dizziness. In addition, prolonged exposure to toxic particulates may cause lung damages and various cancers which include larynx, lung, and urinary tract. Occupational exposure regulations are designed and have been imposed by various regulatory bodies to avoid health issues caused during the welding process. These regulatory bodies include OSHA PEL, REACH, Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidelines, ACGIH TLV, ISO 15011-4:2006 and others.

Welding applications differ according to scope, size, and other variables. Therefore, proper evaluation of multiple variables is necessary for selection of the equipment. This leads in reducing downtime, product contamination, and provide the better working environment. In addition, manufacturing of efficient fume extraction equipment has been a significant concern, especially in North America and Europe owing to recent occupational exposure health issues faced by the operators. Stringent regulations about the occupational exposure for operators is expected to significantly influence the global welding industry in the coming years which in turn is anticipated to increase the demand for fume extraction equipment.

The equipment is manufactured and supplied by various industry players in different product types such as mobile unit, stationary units, large centralized systems. The industry players either sell the equipment directly to consumers or supply through the distributors. The global industry participants are continuously involved in the R&D process to manufacture efficient equipment which can capture and remove welding fumes from the surroundings. 

Product Insights

Mobile unit emerged as the leading product segment and accounted for 42.2% of the total revenue share in 2016. Mobile units are small vacuum systems for capture and filtration of particulate fumes. Owing to its mobility and size, mobile units are suited for small manufacturing facilities which require light to medium duty welding fume extraction in various environments. Ability to absorb large sized particles, coupled with growing demand from end-user industries are estimated to be the other key drivers in this market. Moreover, stringent regulations for the exposure limit of welders particularly in North America and Europe are further fueling the industry growth.

The stationary unit which may include a wall mounted small vacuum system is ideal for small operation space and with fixed workstations. This product segment accounted for the second highest market share in the global market with revenue of USD 1,236.6 million in 2016 and is projected to reach at USD 2,014.2 million by 2025. It can be used in various facilities such as general fabrication, training schools, job shops, maintenance department and others. Fume extraction equipment are extensively utilized by the Asia Pacific and North America owing to increasing demand from end-user industries, coupled with rising infrastructure development activities in the past few years.

Application Insights

The global demand for welding fume extraction equipment has witnessed a growth in demand due to rising health issues of the operators on account of toxic fumes and gasses. Arc welding emerged as the largest application segment and accounted for 38.8% of the total market revenue in 2016.

Global welding fume extraction equipment market, by application, 2016 (%)

Global welding fume extraction equipment market

Owing to toxic emissions in the large amount and particulate generation during the process, fume extractors are extensively utilized in different welding applications. Arc welding application segment was estimated at USD 1,422.6 million in 2016 and is projected to reach at USD 2,480.2 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period of 2017 and 2025.

China, India, and U.S. are anticipated to account for the highest demand owing to infrastructural developments and industrialization activities in the coming years. In addition to that, stringent regulations in these economies along with Europe also contributing to the demand of the market and motivate foreign players to invest. Resistance welding emerged as the second largest application segment in terms of revenue in 2016 and is projected to account for a share of 24.1% of the overall market in 2025.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific was the leading welding fume extraction device market and accounted for the largest share of the total revenue in 2016. Emerging economies in the region including India, China, and Japan have been experiencing strong economic growth which is fueling the growth. Rising demand from various application segments such as construction, automotive, marine, aerospace and others is driving the industry growth. Moreover, industrial fabrication work and rising public & private spending for infrastructure development spurred the market demand in the region. 

Asia Pacific was followed by North America which accounted for 24.9% of the total revenue in 2016. The presence of stringent regulations in the U.S. and other nations in the region coupled with industrial development activities are expected to be the key driving factors for the market. In addition, growing end-use demand from the various applications is further propelling the growth of the market. 

Competitive Insights

This industry is highly competitive and fairly integrated, with top companies accounting for a maximum share of the global production in 2016. Key industry participants include Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Lincoln Electric Co., Donaldson Company Inc., Kemper America Inc., Air Liquide Welding group and others. Innovative technologies and new product developments are anticipated to be key parameters for being competitive in this industry, with frequent mergers and acquisitions being undertaken as an attempt to diversify product portfolio and enhance market share. 

Report Scope 

Attribute

Details

Base year for estimation

2016

Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation                                  

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S., UK, Germany, China, India, Japan, Brazil

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Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global welding fume extraction equipment/device market on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Mobile Unit

    • Stationary Unit

    • Large Centralized Systems

  • ApplicationOutlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Arc

    • Resistance

    • Laser Beam

    • Oxy-Fuel

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa 

      • Brazil

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