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the global market FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING EQUIPMENT AND ULTRASONIC CLEANING SYSTEMS is expected to reach $2.3 BILLION BY THE YEAR 2020

 

Ultrasonic welding makes use of piezoelectric transducers that produce ultrasonic vibrations for transfer to a solid medium to generate heat to melt and weld thermoplastics and some light alloy metals. In order to perform melting and welding on plastics and other materials, the longitudinal vibrations on the end faces of a transducer must be amplified and concentrated onto a small area. A device used for this purpose is variously called an amplitude transformer, a sonodyne, or simply a horn.

 

Ultrasonic cleaning, in contrast, makes use of ultrasonic transducers that produce ultrasonic vibrations for transfer to a liquid medium (usually water or an organic solvent mixture) to create cavitation or a partial vacuum. The basic principles of ultrasonic cavitation and its application to cleaning are well known. Cavitation “bubbles” are created in liquids in the rarefaction portion of an ultrasonic sound wave. These “bubbles” then collapse in the following compression cycle of the sound wave, generating minute areas of high temperature and pressure. This enhances the cleaning process in two ways – by causing the physical displacement of contaminants due to the force generated by the imploding cavitation bubble, and by forcing liquid exchange across interface boundaries, which promotes dissolution of soluble contaminants by suitable “solvents.” It is logical to assume that the effectiveness of the cleaning process is related to the intensity of the ultrasonic field and the resulting implosions of cavitation bubbles.

 

The Innovative Research and Products (Irap) report titled Ultrasonic Welding and Cleaning Equipment – Types, Applications, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets’, provides a thorough coverage of the underlying economic issues driving the development of the ultrasonic welding equipment and ultrasonic cleaning equipment businesses, as well as assessments of advanced types of equipment currently being developed. The report also provides a detailed and comprehensive multi-client study of the ultrasonic welding and cleaning equipment markets in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Korea and the rest of the world (ROW).

 

The report covers three major applications of ultrasonic welding equipment, including plastic joining of components used in automotive, medical devices, white goods, household appliances, toys, electronic goods, telecommunication equipment; metal joining of wire harnesses, metal conductors such as aluminum and copper; and sealing and sewing of films and fibers.

The report covers different categories of ultrasonic cleaning equipment – healthcare; manufacturing; maintenance and reconditioning; laboratory; special treatments; domestic and hobby uses; and targets three types of tank categories – table top, bench top and large capacity industrial cleaners – catering to different applications, different sizes and geometrical shapes of parts, and using different liquid cleaning media.

 

According to the iRAP report, the 2015 market for ultrasonic welding and cleaning equipment reached $1,700 million, and it is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% from 2015 through 2020, to reach $2,305 million in 2020. Region wise, in 2015, Europe and North America lead the ultrasonic welding and ultrasonic cleaning markets respectively.

 

 

SUMMARY TABLE

 

GLOBAL MARKET SIZE/PERCENTAGE SHARE FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING AND ULTRASONIC CLEANING SYSTEMS, 2015 AND 2020

 

Product Group

2015

$Millions

2020

$Millions

CAGR %

2015-2020

Ultrasonic Welding and Ultrasonic Cleaning - Equipment and Accessories

$1,700

$2,305

6.2%

Source: iRAP, Inc.

 

More details of the report are available from Innovative Research and Products (iRAP), Inc., visit http://www.innoresearch.net/reportlist.aspx?cid=4 or contact at Tel: 203-569-7909, E-mail: marketing@innoresearch.net

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