Sandblasting, also known as abrasive blasting, is an advanced surface preparation technique that professionals use to clean up surfaces and any foreign materials. A sand blaster can remove rust, paint, and other surface imperfections. It can also be used for aesthetic purposes, for instance, sandblasting glass in specific designs. The sandblasting gun works by passing a high pressure stream of air through an air jet past a hole (which is the media inlet), causing a large amount of vacuum which pulls the media up into the sandblasting gun and sends it out the blast nozzle. The media can consist of many different abrasives, such as glass bead, sand, aluminum oxide, black beauty, steel grit, steel shot, walnut shell, and many other types of materials. The abrasive blast guns are usually sized by the amount of CFM the air compressor produces at higher pressures. Air jet sizes and nozzle sizes are selected per set up. The nozzle should be twice the size of the air jet so it maintains a high rate of vacuum to suck up the media. Sandblaster guns are sometimes used outside a sandblast cabinet for small jobs such as car touch up or small repairs on different items.
In a world full of machinery and metal parts, rust and corrosion are a common issue. Sandblasting or abrasive blasting is a quick and efficient solution to get metal parts functioning and looking their optimum best. This process can also be used to prepare surfaces that need repainting. Sandblasting guns are most commonly used in the metal fabrication industry, architectural industry, and medical industry, among others. With rise in application of metal fabrication in industries such as shipping, architecture etc., demand for sandblasting guns is increasing at the global level. These factors act as drivers & propel the demand for sandblasting guns.
Different organizations use the sandblasting technique for cleaning surfaces and for various other purposes. Essentially, it offers a great way of cleaning damages caused by water, oil, fire, mold etc. The sandblasting process makes use of substances such as sodium bicarbonate, which has no harmful effect on health. Therefore, this procedure can be used by industries that are highly conscious about the environment. With this technique, the substances used and released during the process do not cause any harm to people working in a company. These factors creates new opportunities for the product in the market.
Sandblasting operations can create high levels of dust and noise. Abrasive material and the surface being blasted may contain toxic materials (e.g., lead paint, silica) that are hazardous to workers. Silica sand (crystalline) can cause silicosis, lung cancer, and breathing problems in exposed workers. These factors act as restraints of the sandblasting guns market.
Europe accounts for highest share in the sandblasting guns market in terms of revenue contribution as compared to markets in other regions due to increased adoption of sandblasting guns by various end-users such as shipping industry, architecture industry, metals manufacturing etc., in the region. In addition, the increasing usage of sandblasting guns by woodworkers, machinists, auto mechanics etc. in countries such as the U.K, and Germany is expected to trigger their demand. These factors are expected to propel growth of the sandblasting guns market in Europe.
Companies are working on product innovation and development to increase their customer base. Furthermore, key companies are adopting the merger and acquisition strategy to improve their market revenue at the global level. Some of the major companies identified in the sandblasting guns market are:
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