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Etching Agent Market

Etching Agent Market - Global Industry Analysis 2014 - 2018 and Forecast 2019 - 2029

Etching Agents Market Segmented product type such as Hydrochloric Acid, Nitric Acid, Ammonia, Ammonium Chloride, Ferric Chloride, Others (Sodium Hydroxide, Ammonium Persulfate, etc;) with substrate type such as Metal, Ceramic, Concrete, Glass


Etching is a process in which the undesired parts of a component are exposed to chemicals such as acids and bases. This process yields a desired shape and the chemicals involved in the process are known as etching agents or etchants. The desired parts of the component are masked either by rubber or other inert substances that are resistant to the etching agents.

The manufacturing of semiconductors employed in the electronics industry is the most primary end us of etching agents in commercial application. The etching agents find their share of application specifically in the production of Integrated Circuits (ICs), Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), among others. The selection criteria for etching agents primarily considers the substrate material to be etched.

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Etching Agents Market Dynamics

The robust growth in the electronics industry is considered to be one of the prominent factor causing the increasing sales of etching agents worldwide. The increasing demand in the automotive and aerospace industries, has caused a surge in turn propelling the demand for etching agents which are employed in metal fabrication and designing of final circuitry.

For the micro – fabrication, precision is of utmost importance, which can be achieved by etching process. Etching being an inexpensive operation, is preferred and hence is propelling the demand for etching agents worldwide.

However, there are few, but notable, setbacks in the etching agents marketplace. The etching agents are noted to be corrosive, causing damage to the equipment and/or the metal piece. The process also generates by-products that may be harmful for the environment.

The disposal of such by-products is a matter of concern for the users and hence is anticipated to restrict the consumption of certain etching agents over the course of the forecast period. Since there are no existing substitute materials or technology this effect will have little consequence to the overall market growth of etching agents.

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Etching Agents Market Segmentation

On the basis of product type
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Nitric Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Ammonium Chloride
  • Ferric Chloride
  • Others (Sodium Hydroxide, Ammonium Persulfate, etc.)
On the basis of substrate type
  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete
  • Glass
On the basis of process type
  • Wet Etching
  • Dry Etching
On the basis of etching type
  • Chemical Etching
  • Electrochemical Etching
  • Thermal Etching
  • Others (Plasma, Magnetic Etching, etc.)
On the basis of end use
  • Electronics & Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • General Fabrication
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Etching Agents Market: Regional Outlook

On a regional front, the consumption of etching agents is in large proportions in the East Asia region owing to its sizeable electronics manufacturing industry. Additionally, the rising production of automobiles and automotive parts demands the large consumption of etching agents in the region. Countries in South Asia with the suitable regulatory framework for smooth business operations is anticipated to register an above average growth rate in the global etching agents marketplace.

North America etching agents market is expected to gain traction in the coming years with the rising demand for semiconductors in the consumer electronics and telecommunication industry. Europe etching agents market is expected to register a steady growth over the forecast period.

Additionally, the Middle East & Africa and Latin America etching agents market is expected to account for a significant proportion in the global etching agents marketplace while expanding at a pace in line with the global average.

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Etching Agents Market Key Participants:

Some of the market participants in the global etching agents market identified across the value chain include BASF SE, Honeywell International Inc., DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd., Airedale Chemical Company Limited, Derivados Del Fluor Sociedad Anonima, Real MetalChem Private Limited, among others.

The Etching Agents research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the Etching Agents market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data and statistically supported and industry-validated market data.

It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The Etching Agents research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geographies, scaffold type, position, number of points and number of tiers.

The Etching Agents report covers exhaustive analysis on:

  • Etching Agents Market Segments
  • Etching Agents Market Dynamics
  • Etching Agents Market Size
  • Etching Agents Market Supply & Demand Scenario
  • Etching Agents Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Etching Agents Market Competition & Companies Involved
  • Etching Agents Market Value Chain

Regional Analysis for Etching Agents Market includes:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, BENELUX, Nordic, Eastern Europe)
  • South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of South Asia)
  • East Asia (Japan, China, South Korea)
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Israel)

The Etching Agents report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The Etching Agents report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The Etching Agents report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Etching Agents Report Highlights:           

  • Detailed overview of parent market
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  • Historical, current and projected Etching Agents market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for Etching Agents market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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