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Automotive Ceramics - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 4804431
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 544 pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
The global market for Automotive Ceramics is projected to reach US$1.8 billion by 2025, driven by the rise of new materials gaining ground in automobile manufacturing. A large variety and types of materials are used to manufacture a car such as iron, aluminum, steel, glass, rubber, petroleum products, copper, and steel. These materials over the years have evolved to become more reliable, durable and safer. Automotive materials are today in the technology spotlight as OEMs face intense pressure to build cars that are sophisticated, smart, powerful, lightweight, energy/fuel efficient, and viable for end of life recycling. Several of the demands placed on vehicle characteristics are paradoxical in nature. For instance, lightweighting should be achieved without loss of strength and speed properties; and engine downsizing for fuel economy should be implemented without compromising on vehicle torque and performance; among others. The scenario brings innovative materials to the forefront of engineering and design to help achieve these dueling design and performance requirements. These materials include ceramics, polymers, and polymer fibers and lower density metals. Ceramic materials especially feature a unique combination of physical and mechanical properties such as high hardness, high elastic modulus, low density, sufficient flexure, and good compressive strength

The pressure on innovation in material development is additionally amplified as autonomous cars and electric cars inch closer to reality. Adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies like additive manufacturing, also known as, 3D manufacturing, is pushing up demand for newer and compatible materials. The rise of ceramic 3D printing will help boost opportunities for ceramics over the long-term period. As 3D printing of ceramics gains adoption in myriad manufacturing industries, automotive applications will witness a spurt in growth. Few of the innovative technologies for 3D printing of ceramics include light-curing technologies such as SLA and DLP, Binder Jetting, Deposition of Material (LDM) Liquid Deposition Modeling) and Nano Particle Jetting. Currently, Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) technology is widely used to mass produce precision ceramic components with complex geometries. Ceramics are suited for manufacturing miniaturized mechanical components and parts with utmost precision. As ceramics possess strong ionic and/or covalent bonding stronger than metallic bonding, they are used for joining and bonding applications and fixuring such as bolts and screw threads. Several technologies are being developed to join ceramics to ceramics and ceramics to other dissimilar materials. Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) will also grow in popularity and will increasingly be used in fuel injectors, sensors, high pressure pump, particulate filters, spark & glow plugs, PTC heaters etc. Ceramics are also being used as reinforcement for composite systems such as GRP (glass reinforced plastics) and metal matrix composites such as alumina reinforced aluminium (Al/Al 2O 3). The rise of connected cars will drive the value of ceramic sensors in tire pressure monitoring, parking assistance, air bag initiation, knock sensors, and mass airflow sensors. Growing vehicle complexity, focus on peak engine performance, and longer component lifespans will spur R&D in advanced ceramic engineering. The United States, China and Europe represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 69.9% of the market. China also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 4.9% over the analysis period supported by the fact that the country remains a cash cow for mass market and premium cars. Also, rising domestic automakers in the country are strongly focused on dominating the world's next era of driving which opens opportunities for innovative component systems and sub-systems.

Select Competitors (Total 67 Featured):
  • 3M Company
  • CeramTec GmbH
  • CoorsTek, Inc.
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Dyson Technical Ceramic Ltd.
  • Elan Technology
  • IBIDEN CO., Ltd.
  • Kyocera Corporation
  • McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies LLC
  • Morgan Advanced Materials Plc
  • NGK Insulators Ltd.
  • Saint Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories
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I. METHODOLOGY

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • Influencer Market Insights
  • World Market Trajectories
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • Automotive Ceramics Market: Unique Properties of Ceramics Drive Demand from Automotive Industry
  • Select Applications of Ceramics in Automotive Industry
  • Zirconia Oxide Ceramics to Grow at Highest Rate through Forecast Period
  • Automotive Engine Parts: The Largest Application Segment
  • China and Asia-Pacific Emerge as the Largest and Fastest Growing Regional Market for Automotive Ceramics
  • 3M Company (USA)
  • CeramTec GmbH (Germany)
  • CoorsTek, Inc. (USA)
  • Corning, Inc. (USA)
  • Dyson Technical Ceramic Ltd. (UK)
  • Elan Technology (USA)
  • IBIDEN CO., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Kyocera Corporation (Japan)
  • McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies LLC (USA)
  • Morgan Advanced Materials Plc (UK)
  • NGK Insulators Ltd. (Japan)
  • Saint Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories (USA)
  • Superior Ceramic Properties of Automotive Ceramics Expand Potential Applications in Automotive Industry
  • Exhibit 1: Ceramics to Benefit from the Over 23% Share of Lightweight Material Usage in Auto Production: % Automotive Material Mix in an Average Car in 2025
  • Exhibit 2: Corrosion Resistant Advanced Ceramics Such as Silicon Carbide Ceramics Find Wider Use in Automotive Industry: Percentage (In %) Breakdown of Silicon Carbide Ceramics by End-Use Sector for 2019
  • Rise in Application of PZT
  • CMC Gain Traction Led by Superior Mechanical Properties
  • With Use of Ceramics on the Rise in Automobiles, Global Automotive Production to Significantly Impact Market Growth
  • Exhibit 3: Global Passenger Car Production (In Million Units) for the Years 2010, 2016, 2020, and 2024
  • Emergence of EVs and Hybrids as Alternatives to Gasoline Powered Automobiles to Spur Demand for Ceramics
  • Exhibit 4: Global Electric Vehicles Sales in Million Units (2015-2040)
  • Exhibit 5: Global EV Sales Breakdown by Region for the Years 2019, 2025 & 2030
  • Increasing Penetration of Electric Vehicles Furthers Market Expansion
  • Exhibit 6: Global Electric Vehicles Sales as a Percentage of Total Car Sales (2015-2040)
  • Tightening of Automobile Emissions Regulations Fuels Demand for Advanced Ceramics
  • Emission Control Legislations in Select Regions/Countries
  • Exhibit 7: Emissions Target (In Grams per Mile) and Fuel Efficiency Target (In Miles per Gallon) Established by CAFE Standards for the Years 2018-2025
  • Amidst Strict Government Regulations, Ceramics to Play Vital Role in Purifying Emissions in Exhaust Systems
  • Increasing Integration of Electronic Systems in Modern Vehicles Influences Market Prospects
  • Exhibit 8: Explosion of Electronic Systems in Modern Cars Driven by Increasing Awareness of Safety Features to Benefit Market Growth: Global Automotive Electronics Market (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2024
  • Exhibit 9: Average Value of In-Vehicle Electronics Per Vehicle (In US$) for the Years 2018, 2025 & 2030
  • Exhibit 10: Measuring the Growing Importance of Electronics in Cars: Automotive Electronics as a Percentage of Vehicle Production Cost for the Years 2010, 2020 & 2030
  • Rising Adoption of Zirconia Ceramics in Manufacturing Auto Parts Bodes Well for Market Growth
  • Exhibit 11: Incremental Demand for Automotive Sensors Presents Untapped Potential for High Strength and High Temperature Resistant Zirconia Ceramics: Total Automotive Sensors Sales (In Million Units) for the Years 2018, 2021 & 2023
  • Growing Need for Safe, Eco-friendly and ComforTable Automobiles to Fuel Use of Ceramic Capacitors
  • Nano-Ceramics Offer Significant Benefits for Auto Industry
  • Innovations & Advancements Drive Growth of Automotive Ceramics
  • A Glance at Select Innovative Automotive Ceramic Products
III. MARKET ANALYSIS
  • Market Overview
  • Market Overview
  • Exhibit 12: Japanese Automobile Production (in Million Units) for the Years 2010-2018
  • Regulations on Automobile Emissions and Rise in EV Production to Drive Sales
  • Market Overview
IV. COMPETITION
  • Total Companies Profiled: 67
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