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Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market by Type (Dry Abrasive-Paper, Wet Abrasive-Paper), By Application (Woodworking, Construction, Metal Repair, Automotive, Handicraft) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market by Type (Dry Abrasive-Paper, Wet Abrasive-Paper), By Application (Woodworking, Construction, Metal Repair, Automotive, Handicraft) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 144944 3300 Chemical & Material 377 238 Pages 4.7 (34)

Market Overview:

The global abrasive backings paper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for abrasive backings paper from various end-use industries, such as woodworking, construction, metal repair, automotive and handicraft. In addition, the growing awareness about the benefits of using abrasive backings paper is also contributing to the growth of this market. On the basis of type, dry abrasive-paper accounted for a major share of the global abrasive backings paper market in 2017. This can be attributed to its high durability and low cost as compared to wet adhesive-paper.

Global Abrasive Backings Paper Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Abrasive Backings Paper is a paper used as the backing for an abrasive. It is important because it provides a stable surface for the abrasive to bond to and keeps the abrasive in place while in use.

Dry Abrasive-Paper:

Dry abrasive-paper is a special paper intended for use as an abrasive in dry grinding and polishing applications. It has no water content, unlike the wet type of paper used for backing. The product is manufactured from wood pulp & cotton linter with high strength and durability. The product finds its major application in metal working industries such as foundries, machine shops, automotive industry etc., where it's primary function is to provide a smooth surface before applying paint or coating.

Wet Abrasive-Paper:

Wet abrasive-paper is used in the backing paper for abrasives. It is a type of flexible paper intended to be used with wet or dry abrasives for removing material such as paint, rust, and other coatings. The product has high demand from various industries including automotive and construction among others owing to its properties such as durability, flexibility along with being able to withstand varying temperatures which makes it suitable for usage in harsh environments.

Application Insights:

The global abrasive paper market has been segmented into woodworking, construction, metal repair, automotive and handcrafting. In 2017, the woodworking application dominated the overall industry with a revenue share of over 60%. The product is widely used in sanding & finishing operations to remove excess material from wooden surfaces. It also finds applications in smoothing and polishing operations on hardwood as well as softwood timber.

Abrasive papers are extensively used for metal working purposes owing to their ability to remove oxides without any damage or alteration done to the underlying layer. They are also used for grinding & cutting of non-ferrous metals such as aluminum alloys and magnesium alloys among others that require high precision along with durability under extreme conditions such as high speed and heavy loadings during machining processes.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region is home to several emerging economies, including China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. These countries are witnessing strong economic growth owing to various factors such as increasing population, rising disposable income of consumers and rapid industrialization & urbanization.

China has been one of the largest markets for abrasive paper products owing to growing demand from domestic manufacturers as well as foreign investors in construction industry. In addition, government initiatives encouraging private investments in infrastructure development projects are likely to boost product demand over the coming years.

Europe accounted for a significant share of revenue on account of high consumption volume generated by major woodworking companies based there such as Clariant Group Ltd., FSC KGaA SE & Co., Heidelberg Printing Andveredlung GmbH & Co., Jabil Circuit Inc., Marel Switzerland SA and Seaton Careers Ltd among others (see Figure 1).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for abrasive backings paper from the automotive and aerospace industries due to the growing need for precision machining.
  • Rising demand from construction and manufacturing sectors owing to the increasing use of abrasive backings paper in grinding, sanding, and polishing applications.
  • Growing popularity of coated abrasives as they offer superior performance as compared to traditional abrasives such as sandpaper, cloths, etc. This is expected to boost the demand for abrasive backings paper in the coming years.
  • Technological advancements in coating technologies that are resulting in development of new types of coated abrasives such as diamond-coated and cBN-coated which are further boosting the market growth prospects for adhesive backings papers market .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Abrasive Backings Paper Market Research Report

By Type

Dry Abrasive-Paper, Wet Abrasive-Paper

By Application

Woodworking, Construction, Metal Repair, Automotive, Handicraft

By Companies

Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Neenah Performance Materials, Kammerer, Monadnock Paper Mills, Potsdam Specialty Paper

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Report Segments:

The global Abrasive Backings Paper market is segmented on the basis of:


Dry Abrasive-Paper, Wet Abrasive-Paper

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Woodworking, Construction, Metal Repair, Automotive, Handicraft

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Ahlstrom-Munksjo
  2. Neenah Performance Materials
  3. Kammerer
  4. Monadnock Paper Mills
  5. Potsdam Specialty Paper

Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Overview

Highlights of The Abrasive Backings Paper Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
    2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
  1. By Application:

    1. Woodworking
    2. Construction
    3. Metal Repair
    4. Automotive
    5. Handicraft
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Abrasive Backings Paper Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Statistics

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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Abrasive backings paper is a type of paper that is used to create a smooth, polished surface. It is made from high-quality paper and has small abrasive particles embedded in it. This makes the paper rough to the touch, but also allows it to polish surfaces quickly and easily.

Some of the major companies in the abrasive backings paper market are Ahlstrom-Munksjo, Neenah Performance Materials, Kammerer, Monadnock Paper Mills, Potsdam Specialty Paper.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Abrasive Backings Paper Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      5.3.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Woodworking
      6.3.2. Construction
      6.3.3. Metal Repair
      6.3.4. Automotive
      6.3.5. Handicraft
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Woodworking
      9.4.2. Construction
      9.4.3. Metal Repair
      9.4.4. Automotive
      9.4.5. Handicraft
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      9.7.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Woodworking
      10.4.2. Construction
      10.4.3. Metal Repair
      10.4.4. Automotive
      10.4.5. Handicraft
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      10.7.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Woodworking
      11.4.2. Construction
      11.4.3. Metal Repair
      11.4.4. Automotive
      11.4.5. Handicraft
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      11.7.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Woodworking
      12.4.2. Construction
      12.4.3. Metal Repair
      12.4.4. Automotive
      12.4.5. Handicraft
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      12.7.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Abrasive Backings Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Woodworking
      13.4.2. Construction
      13.4.3. Metal Repair
      13.4.4. Automotive
      13.4.5. Handicraft
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Abrasive Backings Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Dry Abrasive-Paper
      13.7.2. Wet Abrasive-Paper
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Abrasive Backings Paper Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Abrasive Backings Paper Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Abrasive Backings Paper Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Abrasive Backings Paper Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Ahlstrom-Munksjo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Neenah Performance Materials Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Kammerer Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Monadnock Paper Mills Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Potsdam Specialty Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. COMPANY6 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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