The survey

This EPMA survey is looking specifically at powder production to help provide us with an overview of powders that are used in the PM processes - Press & Sinter, MIM, HIP, AM, HardMetals etc., but also of powders used in other fields.

The survey this year is to collect data for the year 2020. It is particularly important to have a clear picture of 2020 because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global markets.

In fact, at the end of main part of the questionnaire we have added specific questions on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on your organisation.

All answers and data provided will be kept confidential at EPMA so the averaged results are shown anonymously and the list of participating companies will not be communicated.

If you need EPMA to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before filling in this questionnaire, please contact Bruno Vicenzi: bv@epma.com
Guide for completing this survey

*Please report data from powders that are sold in Europe for the European market.

*In this context we refer to Europe as EU27 + EFTA + Turkey + Other Europe (Serbia + CIS)

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* 1. Your Name

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* 2. Company Name

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* 3. Email address for further contact/feedback

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* 4. Do you need EPMA to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement?

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* 5. Please enter the tonnage of Ferrous Powder, including Stainless Steels, in 2020 (in metric tonnes) [only for PM applications, i.e. excluding powder for weldings, alimentary, fertilizer and painting applications, and all other non-PM applications].

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* 6. Please enter the total tonnage of Ferrous Powder, including Stainless Steels, in 2020 (in metric tonnes) [all uses].

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* 7. Please enter the tonnage of Non Ferrous Powders (includes other metals like Cu, Al, Co, Ti, W, …, their alloys, carbides and nitrides for hardmetals) in 2020 (in metric tonnes) [only for PM applications, i.e. excluding powder for weldings, alimentary, fertilizer and painting applications, and all other non-PM applications].

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* 8. Please enter the total tonnage of Non Ferrous Powders (includes other metals like Cu, Al, Co, Ti, W, …, their alloys, carbides and nitrides for hardmetals) in 2020 (in metric tonnes) [all uses].

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* 9. Please enter the % of the powders mentioned in Question 5 and Question 7 (Ferrous and Non-Ferrous powders for PM applications only) used in the following PM processes:

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* 10. Are there any comments you would like to add?

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* 11. Please give us information on how the COVID-19 affected your organisation (multiple answers possible).

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* 12. Did your organisation get support from your local or national government? (multiple answers possible)

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