GVR Report cover Abrasive Blasting Nozzle Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Abrasive Blasting Nozzle Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Nozzle Type (Venturi Nozzle, Straight Bore Nozzle, Wide Throat Nozzle), By Material, By Bore Size, By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-910-4
  • Number of Pages: 108
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2018
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global abrasive blasting nozzle market size was valued at USD 189.4 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027. In terms of volume, the demand was estimated to be 2.6 million units in 2019. The continued steady growth of the market can be attributed to the rising demand for abrasive blasting machines across various industries and industry verticals, such as automotive, industrial, and marine. The need to select an appropriate nozzle to achieve the desired results effectively and efficiently is expected to contribute to the growth. Abrasive blasting is critical in several applications, such as removing paint and rust from metal machinery. Hence, these nozzles are available in various configurations and lengths and are designed to cater to various requirements. The selection of the appropriate nozzle depends upon the extent of the overall task to be performed, the surface to be cleaned, the volume of the available compressed air, and the type of the abrasive to be used.

Asia Pacific abrasive blasting nozzle market size

Catering to such complex requirements necessitates a suitable nozzle to obtain the desired results. Abrasive blasting nozzles form a critical part of sandblasting machines. The rising demand for abrasive blasting machines for performing tasks, such as surface preparation, restoration, and graffiti removal, is driving the demand for blast nozzles. Continued adoption of blasting machines that can be operated using a remote control to abide by the guidelines for operator guidelines drafted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is one of the major trends driving the growth of the market.

A blasting nozzle plays a crucial role in the mechanical control of the blasting system. It helps in optimizing the utilization of abrasives, achieving appropriate blasting patterns, and using the compressed air efficiently. Hence, the manufacturers put a strong emphasis on regular and upfront checking of equipment to ensure smooth operations and avoid any undesired downtimes. This, in turn, helps in reducing the overall prices and benefits the end-users. Long nozzles are usually preferred over the shorter ones unless the task involves accessing tighter spaces.

Although the structure of an abrasive blasting nozzle is rudimentary, industry players have introduced innovative design techniques for optimizing the acoustics performance and the productivity of blasting nozzles. They are enhancing the designs to offer improved coating removal, ensure energy-efficient operations, and considerably reduce noise emissions by approximately 15-30 dB as compared to the existing nozzles in the market. Such designs would prove instrumental in generating significant savings in energy and labor costs. The sales are expected to increase as these nozzles are employed for blasting operations in both commercial and defense applications.

Nozzle Type Insights

The venturi nozzle segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 45% in 2019 and is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. This is the most widely used and preferred nozzle type in the abrasive blasting industry. They are majorly used for cleaning large surfaces. They are available in various variants, including mainly short venturi, long venturi, and double venturi.

The wide throat nozzle segment is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR of approximately 6% from 2020 to 2027. This type happens to be an enhanced version of the long venturi style nozzle. It features ample entry space (throat) and a large-sized exit bore. When matched with the same-sized hose, this type can increase productivity by approximately 15% as compared to the type with a smaller throat. They can also be used at higher pressures to yield up to a 60% larger pattern with lesser abrasive usage if equipped with a larger diverging exit bore.

Material Insights

The carbide tips segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 55% in 2019. Carbide nozzles are preferred over their counterparts owing to benefits, such as cost-effectiveness and durability, they can offer over other materials. The carbide tips segment has been further segmented into tungsten carbide, boron carbide, and silicon carbide. The tungsten carbide segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2019.

Tungsten carbide nozzles offer various advantages, such as a reduced replacement rate, lesser downtime, higher productivity, and environmental friendliness. The steel tips segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Steel tips are most commonly used with siphon sandblaster units. Owing to lesser pressure, the nozzle is subjected to lesser wear as compared to other high-pressure nozzles.

Bore Size Insights

The 3/8 inch segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 35% in 2019 and is expected to continue dominating the market over the forecast period. The 3/8 inch is the most commonly used bore-size for producing an effective blast pressure with a 185 CFM compressor. Selection a nozzle with an appropriate bore size depends on the nature of the application. For instance, a tighter blast pattern would require a nozzle with a smaller bore size, whereas applications involving larger surfaces would require a nozzle with a larger opening.

The 7/16 inch segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment over the forecast period. A 7/16 inch bore-size nozzle features a large opening and consumes more airflow. It is typically suitable for applications with larger surfaces. For maximum productivity, the bore size is selected in accordance with the available air pressure and flow.

End-use Insights

The marine (shipyard) segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 30% in 2019. The marine industry is increasingly utilizing abrasive blasting machines for surface treatment and for rust removal from ships. Industry participants are focusing on employing dust-less blasting in marine applications to ensure efficient maintenance, restoration, and cleaning of ships. As a result, the demand in the marine industry has increased considerably and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.

Global abrasive blasting nozzle market share

The construction segment is anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. The demand for abrasive blasting machines from the construction sector is growing continuously as construction and infrastructure development activities are being pursued aggressively throughout the world. The requirement of these machines in woodwork applications along with surface blasting of rough walls is especially high. Municipal corporations are also using these machines on a large scale for removing graffiti from walls and other surfaces, thereby driving the growth of the segment.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2019 in terms of both revenue and volume. The regional market accounted for 36% of the global revenue share in 2019. It is also expected to emerge as the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period as construction activities are pursued aggressively in countries, such as China and India, as well as in South East Asia. The growing demand for abrasive blasting machines in critical end-use industries and industry verticals, such as automotive and aerospace, and for industrial applications is projected to further contribute toward the growth of the regional market over the forecast period.

The European market is growing at a steady pace owing to the rising adoption of abrasive blasting machines for both domestic and industrial applications. Countries in the region, such as Germany, the U.K., and Italy, are home to some of the major automobile manufacturers, which are using abrasive blasting machines for various applications, including rust removal, paint removal, and electroplating pre-treatment. The growing adoption of these machines in other end-use industries and industry verticals, such as aerospace, oil and gas, and marine, is also creating significant growth opportunities for the regional market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by the presence of several manufacturers with minimal dominance of a particular player. The leading vendors are using superior materials to manufacture lightweight nozzles that can potentially help in reducing the overall operator fatigue. Such nozzles can help end-users in increasing production efficiency without adding any significant costs. Having realized that nozzles are crucial for abrasive blasting machines, the manufacturers are focusing on developing high-end products using advanced materials. The manufacturers are putting a strong emphasis on R&D to remain competitive in the market. Some of the prominent players in the abrasive blasting nozzle market include:

  • Kennametal Inc.

  • Clemco Industries Corporation

  • Marco Group International

  • Graco Inc.

Abrasive Blasting Nozzle Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 196.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 267.4 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 4.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Nozzle type, material, end-use, bore size, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; MEA

Country scope

The U.S.; Canada; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Kennametal Inc.; Clemco Industries Corporation; Marco Group International; Graco Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at the global level and revenue growth at the regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global abrasive blasting nozzle market report on the basis of nozzle type, material, end-use, bore size, and region:

  • Nozzle Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Venturi Nozzle

    • Straight Bore Nozzle

    • Wide Throat Nozzle

    • Others

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Carbide Tips

      • Tungsten Carbide

      • Boron Carbide

      • Silicon Carbide

    • Ceramic Tips

    • Steel Tips

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Automotive

    • Construction

    • Marine (Shipyard)

    • Others

  • Bore Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • 5/16 Inch

    • 3/8 Inch

    • 7/16 Inch

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

    • Asia Pacific

    • South America

    • The Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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