Synthetic diamond, also known as cultured diamond, cultivated diamond or artificial diamond, is produced using an artificial process, unlike natural diamond which is produced using a geological process. These diamonds exhibit similar properties like natural diamonds and can be manufactured at a lower cost. They are widely used in various end-user industries. Synthetic diamond can be used for grinding, polishing, milling, cutting and drilling as an abrasive due to its high rigidity. These diamonds also have good electrical and thermal properties and are used in electronics as material for wafer substrate and conductors. Synthetic diamond is also referred to as HPHT diamond or CVD diamond depending on the manufacturing process, high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
The synthetic diamond market is driven by its low-cost as compared to the normal diamond. The other driving factor is the increase in its demand in various end-user applications, since it can be modified as per the requirements of end-user industries. The main restraint or drawback for the synthetic diamond market is the complex manufacturing process.
Synthetic diamonds are segmented by the way they are manufactured, i.e. high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods. These diamonds are also categorized by type into polished or rough. By the product segment, synthetic diamonds are divided into dust, grit, stone, bort and powder. Depending on the end-user application, they are divided into jewelry, electronics, construction, mining and healthcare.
The market has been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific is the biggest market for the synthetic diamond, with over 50% share of the global synthetic diamond market, in 2014, due to an increase in the end-user application. This is also due to the increase in mining activities in India, China and ASEAN countries. Europe has a slow growth due to its economic crisis. The Middle East and Africa and South America are growing significantly in this market due to the increased use of synthetic diamond in construction activities.
Opportunities & Market Players
The growing environmental regulations regarding the mining process for extracting natural diamond are likely to affect the production of natural diamonds, and hence paving the way to produce synthetic diamonds. The synthetic diamond’s use in semiconductor industries is also an opportunity for the market. Globally, there are around XX suppliers competing in the sector, with the top 10 suppliers accounting for almost XX% of the overall market.
Some of the major companies in the synthetic diamond market are:
Scio Diamond Technology Corporation
Applied Diamond Inc.
Washington Diamonds Corporations
Key Deliverables in the Study:
Market analysis for the global synthetic diamond market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global synthetic diamond market on both, global and regional scales.
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Study
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Current Market Scenario
3.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Model
3.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
3.3.5 Degree of Competition
3.4 Patent Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Low-Cost as Compared to Normal Diamond
4.1.2 Demand in Various Industrial Applications
4.2.1 Complex Manufacturing Process
4.3.1 Application in Electronics and Semiconductor Industries
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Type
5.2 By Products
5.3 By Manufacturing Process
5.3.1 High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT)
5.3.2 Chemical Vapor Depsition (CVD)
5.4 By End-User Application
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 Rest of APAC
6.2.6 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.2 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.2 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East and Africa (MEA)
6.5.1 GCC countries
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of MEA
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles
8.2 Applied Diamond Inc.
8.3 Centaurus Technologies, Inc.
8.6 Element Six
8.7 ILJIN Diamond
8.8 New Diamond Technology, LLC
8.9 Pure Grown Diamonds
8.10 Sandvik AB
8.11 Scio Diamond Technology Corporation
8.12 Sumitomo Electric Industries
8.13 Tomei Diamond Co., Ltd.
8.14 Washington Diamonds Corporation
8.15 - (List Not Exhaustive)