Superior Properties of Tungsten Carbide Leading To Large Number of Applications

The growing adoption of tungsten carbide in various industries such as oil & gas, defense, metalworking, power generation, and automotive is fueling its sales across the world. Tungsten carbide exhibits high stiffness and thermal conductivity and provides good resistance against ethanol, gasoline, acetone, water, ammonia, organic solvents, and weak acids. It can be easily molded and pressed into various sizes and shapes for use in applications in cutting tools, equipment, industrial machinery, abrasives, and drills.

Besides, the recovery in the oil and gas industry and increasing oil and gas exploration & production (E&P) activities and expansion of the metalworking industry are also propelling the demand for tungsten carbide across the world. Due to these factors, the global tungsten carbide market is exhibiting huge expansion, as a result of which, the revenue of the market is predicted to rise from $1,762.1 million in 2017 to $2,176.8 million by 2023, while the market will advance at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2018 to 2023 (forecast period).

Geographically, the tungsten carbide market will register the fastest growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in the coming years, as per the estimates of the market research company, P&S Intelligence. This will be because of the growing requirement for tungsten carbide powder in the automotive industry. For example, China witnessed the largest manufacturing of commercial vehicles and passenger cars in the world in 2017. The manufacturing of motor vehicles grew in the country from 28.1 million in 2016 to 29.0 million in 2017.

Hence, it is safe to say that the demand for tungsten carbide will rise enormously in the coming years, primarily because of the growing usage of the material in the automotive, construction, and oil & gas industries, which are themselves exhibiting huge expansion all over the world.

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