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Chrome Plating Market Trends

ID: MRFR//9216-HCR | 99 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| July 2024

Global Chrome Plating Market Overview


Chrome Plating Market Size was valued at USD 18.01 Billion in 2023. The Chrome Plating industry is projected to grow from USD 18.76 Billion in 2024 to USD 26.08 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.20% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased sales of passenger automobiles and superior corrosion and wear resistance qualities, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.Chrome Plating Market ShareType: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Chrome Plating Market Trends




  • The demand for decorative plating is driving the market growth




Due to its use in coating various vehicle elements like wheel covers, logos & emblems, door handles, interior & exterior trimmings, mirror housings, and others, ornamental plating has seen an increase in demand in the automotive industry. Over the next nine years, the market is predicted to develop significantly due to the increasing demand for improved production facilities and the rising popularity of chrome. The use of functional chromium, which is mostly employed in piston rods and piston rings, can also be linked to market expansion. The market is anticipated to benefit from the increased demand for vehicles, especially in North America and Europe. The broad range of applications for chrome plating in numerous end-use sectors, including the automotive industry, aerospace & defence industry, and metal finishing industry, is a key reason fueling the market's expansion. In the automotive and aerospace sectors, the use of chrome plating enables manufacturers to enhance the performance of a number of parts, including piston rings and valves, tooling and dies, printing wear roll surfaces, brake discs, auto engine and suspension parts, motor shafts, aircraft landing gear and components, machinery parts, medical devices, fasteners, and commercial firearms parts. superior properties of chrome plating, including resistance to abrasion.


Over the course of the forecast period, factors such as friction coefficient, plating thickness, high hardness, friction coefficient, impact on the base material, adhesion, and partial plating are anticipated to drive market growth for chrome plating in the automotive sector. The increase in demand for plastic electroplating in the automotive industry is another factor boosting market growth. Over the next few years, this demand is expected to fuel the market because modern vehicles use plastic electroplating to chrome-plate lightweight components.


In addition to its tribological (low friction) properties, chromium plating is also utilised for wear and corrosion resistance. But there are certain environmental issues connected to the plating solution discharge. As a result, several chrome plating industry participants are searching for an alternate plating method for products such as automotive parts. One of the finest substitutes for hard chrome plating, which uses cermet elements like tungsten carbide and cobalt, is high-velocity oxyfuel (HVOF) sprayed coatings. Coatings applied with HVOF can also offer greater corrosion and wear resistance. One of the main benefits of HVOF sprayed coatings is that they can withstand service temperatures up to 540 degrees Celsius, whereas hard chrome can only withstand temperatures of 425 degrees.HVOF-sprayed WC-12Co material is therefore anticipated to restrain market expansion. The market is expanding as a result of the increasing use of chromium alloying with other metals in vehicles, construction machinery, and commercial and military aircraft engines. However, chromium exposure can have negative impacts on human health and the environment, which is anticipated to slow market expansion. The market is projected to expand in the upcoming years as a result of the development of the trivalent chromium hard chrome plating method.Thus, driving the Chrome Plating market revenue.Chrome plating, passivation, cadmium plating, electropolishing, silver plating and surface contaminant removal are among the services of Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc., a Florida-based company taken over by Dr. William Ringling in June 2020. It is a metal finishing industry that contributes to the aviation industry, automobile industry, manufacturers of medical devices etc.


Chrome Plating Market Segment Insights


Chrome Plating Type Insights


The Chrome Plating market segmentation, based on type, includes Hard Chrome Plating and Decorative Chrome Plating. Decorative chrome plating segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2022. This form of plating is frequently used to plate external vehicle parts because it is typically applied in the 0.1 to 2.0 m range. Over the projection period, qualities like stain and abrasion resistance are anticipated to drive demand for this application. In this region, it is frequently employed in two-wheeler and passenger car components. Swing arms, wheels, timing covers, frames, kickstands, handlebar hardware, headlight and taillight hardware, nuts and bolts, fork legs and similar outside parts are among the two-wheeler parts that receive plating.


Chrome Plating Application Insights


The Chrome Plating market segmentation, based on application, includes Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Metal Finishing, and Others. Automotive segment dominated the Chrome Plating market in 2022.One of the major trends in the chrome plating market that is boosting market expansion is the increased need for thin coatings in the automotive sector. Thin coatings are used by automotive manufacturers to cut costs and environmental effect. These coatings guard against corrosion and other environmental factors for vehicle parts. They improve performance and service life while lowering the overall weight of the vehicle. Stainless steel or nickel-plated components receive a thin coat of ornamental chromium plating.


Figure 1: Chrome Plating Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)Chrome Plating Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032Type: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Chrome Plating Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Chrome Plating Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). This is a result of the growth of the aerospace and defence industries in wealthy nations like the US. The primary factor anticipated to propel the regional market is the rising demand for chrome plating in the aerospace and defence sector to improve durability, wear and tear, and extend the life of aircraft parts and equipment.Further, the U.S. Chrome Plating market held the largest market share, and the Canada Chrome Plating market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: CHROME PLATING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion) CHROME PLATING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022Type: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Chrome Plating market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022.This is due to the increased production of automobiles in this area. These nations are heavily involved in the production of both passenger and commercial automobiles. Over the next nine years, the market is anticipated to benefit from the creative use of chromium to produce high-quality components that meet industry requirements.Further, the German Chrome Plating market held the largest market share, and the U.K Chrome Plating market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


The Asia Pacific Chrome Plating market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the region's highly developed industrial sectors in China, India, and other countries, as well as rising demand in the metallurgical industry. In comparison to other regions, Asia-Pacific utilises the most chromium to produce stainless steel. This is due to the increasing importance of stainless steel in every production industry worldwide. Moreover, China’s Chrome Plating market held the largest market share, and the Indian Chrome Plating market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Chrome Plating Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Chrome Plating market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Chrome Plating industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Chrome Plating industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Chrome Plating industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Chrome Plating market, including J and N Metal Products, AI ASHRAFI Group, Sharretts Plating, Al Asriah Metal Coating L.L.C., Peninsula Metal Finishing, Pioneer Metal Finishing, Allied Finishing, Atotech Deutschl, Interplex Industries, Kuntz Electroplating Market, Trinity Holdings, Roy Metal Finishing, Bajaj Electroplaters, and Al wadi Metal, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


proprietor and manager of a business engaged in the trading of construction materials. The company offers a variety of consulting and other commercial services, including those in the fields of mining and ferroalloys, fertilisers and chemicals, coal and coke, energy harvesting, port management, shipping, shipbuilding, real estate development, and even private equity support. A 100% share purchase of the chromium division of Elementis plc was announced by Yildirim Group in November 2022 for an enterprise value of USD 170 million.


One of the world's biggest makers of oil country tubular goods, or OCTG, which are largely utilised in the development of oil and gas wells, is Tenaris. The majority of the company's manufacturing facilities are situated in the United States, Argentina, Mexico, and Italy. Oil firms place a high level of faith in Tenaris' premium OCTG products for usage in the most difficult applications, such as horizontal shale wells and deep-water offshore wells. Tenaris declared in June 2022 that it will devote almost USD 29 million to enhancing the Dalmine steel shop's capacity to create specialty steels with a high chromium concentration, including chromium 13.


Key Companies in the Chrome Plating market include




  • J and N Metal Products




  • AI ASHRAFI Group




  • Sharretts Plating




  • Al Asriah Metal Coating L.L.C.




  • Peninsula Metal Finishing




  • Pioneer Metal Finishing




  • Allied Finishing




  • Atotech Deutschl




  • Interplex Industries




  • Kuntz Electroplating Market




  • Trinity Holdings




  • Roy Metal Finishing




  • Bajaj Electroplaters




  • Al wadi Metal




Chrome Plating Industry Developments


January 2022: Albchrome Holding, an Albanian chrome and ferrochromium manufacturer, was purchased by Yildirim Group. The primary goals of this acquisition are to promote the company's advancement and to further solidify its market position globally.


May 2022: At the cutting-edge facility now being built in the United States (US), Atotech and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories established a cooperation.


September 2019: SAE International and Elsyca NV have established a partnership to create aerospace standards for the electropolishing of both critical and non-critical metallic parts.July 2022: Interplex Industries, Inc. (USA) announced a new research and development facility that will focus on advanced chromium plating technology. The main goal of this establishment is to create better-performing, efficient and environmentally friendly materials through innovative plating processes. Moreover, Interplex seeks to be the leader in chrome plating innovation and offer state-of-the-art solutions for its customers from different sectors.


Chrome Plating Market Segmentation


Chrome Plating Type Outlook




  • Hard Chrome Plating




  • Decorative Chrome Plating




Chrome Plating Application Outlook




  • Automotive




  • Aerospace & Defense




  • Metal Finishing




  • Others




Chrome Plating Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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