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Metal Cleaning Equipment Market

Metal Cleaning Equipment Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Chemical Type and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Metal cleaning equipment is used to clean metal components or parts, which helps manufacturer in ensuring reliability, safety, and efficient performance of their products. The type of cleaning equipment used is determined by the industry in which it is utilized. Metal cleaning equipment includes parts washing equipment, parts cleaning equipment, or simply parts washers. It comes in semi-automatic, fully automatic, and manual operation modes. Fully automatic metal cleaning equipment offers precise processing and saves time with loading and unloading features, which further helps in reducing labor costs. It is used to remove flux, perform tank cleaning, and removing light accumulations from common metal surfaces. 


Metal cleaning equipment is segmented into chemical types, which include solvent and aqueous. Aqueous cleaning equipment involves a water-based chemical, whereas solvent-based cleaning equipment uses a concentrated form of cleaning chemical. The cleaning chemical or solvent is diluted in an aqueous-based solution before use. Due to their importance in the equipment maintenance process, such equipment cleaning is in high demand across all sectors. Metal cleaning equipment is utilized in various sectors, including aerospace & defense, general manufacturing, and automotive.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • The COVID-19 pandemic ceased the production of various products in the metal cleaning equipment industry, which is attributed to the global lockdown. This hampered the growth of metal cleaning equipment market from the last few months and is likely to continue during 2021.
  • COVID-19 affected the sales of metal cleaning equipment in the end quarter of 2021 and is anticipated to have a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year.
  • The major demand for metal cleaning equipment was previously noticed in giant manufacturing regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand for metal cleaning equipment.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on their cash reserves. Metal cleaning equipment manufacturers can afford a full lockdown only for a few months, after which the players have to modify their investment plans. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce their expenses. On the contrary, few players adopted employee lay-offs to sustain themselves during the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Metal cleaning equipment manufacturers are expected to focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond to immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19. For instance, provision of sanitizers, maintaining social distancing, as well as ensuring the vaccination of every employee in the company can assist in promoting the health & safety of the workforce. 

Top Impacting Factors

Metal cleaning equipment is in great demand due to rise in investment in automated cleaning. Furthermore, as precision manufacturing sector expands, the need for metal cleaning equipment for tunnel and cabin metal is expected to rise. Demand for metal cleaning equipment is expected to rise in Asia-Pacific due to increase in industrialization and manufacturing activities. In addition, there is a rise in emphasis on utilizing environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals, which is projected to boost demand for environmentally friendly metal cleaning solvents. However, chemicals used in solvent cleaning techniques have been found to have negative effects on the neurological, reproductive, respiratory systems, and skin. Furthermore, effluents from aqueous cleaning operations damage water bodies, resulting in negative consequences for aquatic biodiversity. As a result, metal cleaning equipment manufacturers are forced to make necessary changes in their products because of environmental concerns.   

  • In November 2021, Evonik Industries AG introduced AEROSIL Silicas for metal cleaning chemicals. The new product consists of E 805, E 812, and E 9200, which omit time-consumption and have clear coating formulations. Further, it lowers the energy consumption in production and reduces the amount of manpower needed for machine maintenance and cleaning.  
  • In November 2021, the Chemours Company, a provider of chemical solutions and advanced performance materials, introduced Glyclean D for disinfecting and cleaning machines & metals. It has a low corrosivity and is nonflammable, which makes it effective for households and industrial cleaning applications.  
  • In June 2020, BASF SE established a metal surface treatment facility in Innovation Campus Shanghai, China. With this lab, BASF seeks to provide customers with better and more agile technical support for existing products as well as future innovations and applications.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the metal cleaning equipment industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the future investment pockets.
  • The report presents detailed information related to key drivers, restraints, opportunities and market share of metal cleaning equipment share.
  • A quantitative analysis highlights the metal cleaning equipment growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed metal cleaning equipment analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Metal Cleaning Equipment Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Chemical Type
  • Solvent
  • Aqueous
By Application
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • General Manufacturing
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Metal Cleaning Equipment Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030