ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Electroplating is the technique of transferring metal from one surface to another by utilizing hydrolysis to avert corrosion or for aesthetic purposes. In addition to protecting components from corrosion, electroplating is commonly used to repair older components and make them look anew. As such, electroplating plays a crucial role in the automobile industry. The rising demand from different end-use sectors such as agriculture, recreational, electronics, aircraft, and automotive is likely to drive the global electroplating market during the forecast period of 2020 to 2030.
By creating a protective barrier during the electroplating process, a surface's friction and tarnishing can be reduced or prevented. It also uses a thin, robust metal coating to protect the surface from any kind of wear and tear. When a non-metallic surface is coated with metal, it alters the surface properties of the item. Besides providing wear resistance, corrosion protection, and abrasion resistance, metal coatings are also utilized to modify the appearance of components.
The global electroplating market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period. The market is expected to value over US$ 21.3 Bn through 2030.
Plastic Electroplating Widely Used in the Fashion Industry
As a result of its application on non-metallic substrates such as plastic, the scope of electroplating usage is projected to expand. Electroplating of plastic is commonly carried out in the fashion industry to give garments a lustrous appearance. Electroplating non-metals offers huge benefits in a wide range of industrial applications. When a copper coating is applied to a plastic surface, the material can conduct electricity. It assists in the transformation of a drab plastic object into a bright metallic-looking object. Due to the growing demand for plastic coating, the global electroplating market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Electronic, Automotive Industries are Major End Users of Electroplating Process
Electroplating high-performance automobile parts, such as wheel rims, hood ornaments, door handles, and emblems is becoming popular with the growth of the automobile production. Additionally, the demand for electrical and electronic equipment has increased globally with the rapid expansion of the digitalization. Portable gadgets, such as wearable devices, portable chargers, camcorders, digital cameras, tablets, cellphones, and computers are widely used. With the increasing usage of electronic gadgets, the demand for electroplating is rising.
Ceramics, gold, palladium, copper, and silver are used in electroplating in the electrical and electronics industry. Ceramics have a number of unique electrical characteristics that make them useful in the production of electronic gadgets and parts. Due to its superconductor and semiconductor properties, ceramic electroplating is gaining popularity.
At present, Asia Pacific is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and automobiles. Japan, South Korea, and China account for a large chunk of the global automobile manufacturing. Over the forecast period, this factor is anticipated to produce the huge demand for electroplating in the Asia Pacific region.
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