Semi-finished products or intermediate goods are partly finished goods which are used as raw materials for the production of other finished goods. Manufacturers may produce these intermediate goods themselves or they buy them from other manufacturers who specialize in these semi-finished products. Some of the major examples of semi-finished products are abrasives, metals, brick, stone & masonry, composites & fibres, industrial gasses, paper & wood products, among others.
Abrasives are one of the majorly used materials across several industries such as machinery, transportation, metal fabrication and electrical & electronics equipment. Abrasives are mostly used for polishing, grinding, tools sharpening, scouring and cleaning the hard surfaces. The global abrasives market is segmented into bonded abrasives, raw super abrasives, loose abrasive grains, coated abrasives, steel abrasives and others. The bonded abrasives segment holds the largest market share followed by coated and loose abrasives. The global abrasives market is driven by factors such as increasing production of electronic equipment, expanding medical device market and growing demand for automobiles.
The composites and fibres are majorly used in industries such as wind energy, transportation and aerospace & defence. The composite and fibres are the preferred choice in these industries due to its stiffness, tenacity, strength, density, fatigue, corrosion resistance, thermal & electrical conductivity and low weight. The most widely used composites are glass fibre, which dominates the global composites market.
Glasses and ceramics have various applications in industries such as semiconductor device manufacturing, photovoltaic (PV), consumer electronics, building materials, solar products, nuclear fuel, superconductors, heat shields and others. Glasses can be made from alloys, molecular liquids, aqueous solutions, polymers and ionic melts, while ceramics are made through various materials such as metallic heating and subsequently cooling of metal and non-metal materials.
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