Technical ceramics are high-strength ceramic materials that are inorganic and non-metallic and possess characteristics such as ferroelectric behavior, semi-conductivity, non-linear resistance, and high stiffness. These materials have unique electric, magnetic, optical, mechanical, biological, and environmental properties. Such diverse properties enable technical ceramics to be used in a variety of applications in the automotive industry, electronics, medical technology, energy and environment and in general equipment and mechanical engineering. Technical ceramics are grouped according to their mineralogical or chemical composition.
Technical Ceramics, owing to their properties such as high-temperature stability, high hardness coefficient, low thermal expansion, and a variety of electrical properties, are used widely in various end-use industries. In the technical ceramics market report, we have taken the following major end-user sectors into consideration: the medical field, automobiles, electronic sector, energy & power, military & defense, aerospace, and few other sectors. The electronics market is one of the largest end-user industries of technical ceramics, and the trend is expected to continue in the future, as well.
The technical ceramics market is driven by factors, such as the growing demand from the medical field, and growth in various end-user industries, especially in automotive and electronics. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as slower adoption in new applications that will affect the technical ceramics market and recyclability and reparability issues related to technical ceramics. Moreover, high customization required for use in various end-use applications and high-cost associated to these technical ceramics are factors that may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.
The global technical ceramics market is segmented by material, product, and application. By material, the market is segmented into oxide ceramics, non-oxide ceramics, and composite ceramics. The oxide ceramics segment dominated the market in 2015, with a share of about 60% of the global market. By product, the market is segmented into monolithic ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, ceramic coatings, and others. The monolithic ceramics was the largest product segment, with a market share of more than 66% in 2015.
Geographically, the global technical ceramics market is segmented into North America (the US, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America), Europe (France, Germany, Italy, the UK, Russia, the Nordic Countries, The Netherlands, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, ASEAN Countries, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Rest of South America), and the Middle-East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Qatar, UAE, and Rest of the Middle-East & Africa). Asia-Pacific was the largest and the fastest growing market for technical ceramics, accounting for a share of more than 39% of the global market.
Global Technical Ceramics Market, By Region, 2015
Opportunities and Market Players
Increasing usage of technical ceramics in the construction & housing sector, and bone replacement & mineral processing applications are expected to offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global technical ceramics market.
Some of the major companies and vendors in the market include:
These players have many subsidiaries that run either product-specific or country-specific operation. Other important players in the market are NTK Technical Ceramics (NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd.), Ceradyne Inc., Mcdanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies, and Rauschert Steinbach GmbH, among others.
Market analysis for the global technical ceramics 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 technical ceramics 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.
nsights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and also identify the regions that are still untapped.
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Technical Ceramics Market
3.1 Market Definition
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
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Growing Demand in Medical Fields
4.1.2 Rising Demand from End-user Industries
4.1.3 Industrialization and Rise in Manufacturing Sector
4.1.4 Incorporation of Low-Cost Production Technologies
4.2.1 High-Cost Association
4.2.2 Recyclability And Reparability issues
4.2.3 Slower Adoption Rate in New Applications
4.2.4 High Customization Requirement for End-use Applications
4.3.1 Usage in the Construction & Housing Sector
4.3.2 Growing Usage in Bone Replacement and Mineral Processing Applications
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 By Material
5.1.1 Oxide Ceramics
5.1.2 Non-oxide Ceramics
5.1.3 Composite Ceramics
5.2 By Product
5.2.1 Monolithic Ceramics
5.2.2 Ceramic Matrix Composites
5.2.3 Ceramic Coatings
5.3 By Application
5.3.3 Energy & Power
5.3.6 Military & Defense
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.6 ASEAN Countries
6.1.7 Rest of Asia-pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.6 The Nordic Countries
6.3.7 The Netherlands
6.3.9 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.5 Rest of South America
6.5 The Middle-East and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.5 Rest of the Middle-East & Africa
7. Price Analysis
8. Future of Technical Ceramics
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
9.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
9.3 Market Share Analysis
9.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
10. Company Profiles
10.1 Bakony Technical Ceramics
10.2 Ceradyne Inc. (3M company)
10.3 CeramTec GmbH
10.4 Coorstek Inc.
10.5 Dyson Technical Ceramics
10.7 Kaaryans Technical Ceramics
10.8 Kyocera Corp.
10.9 Mantec Technical Ceramics
10.10 Mcdanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies
10.11 Morgan Advanced Materials
10.12 NTK Technical Ceramics (NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.)
10.13 Rauschert Steinbach GmbH
10.14 Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials
10.15 STC Superior Technical Ceramics