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Capacitive Ceramic Pressure Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4828156
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • ACS-Control-System GmbH
  • Baumer Ltd
  • ifm electronic GmbH
  • Metallux SA
  • Pewatron AG
The capacitive ceramic pressure sensor market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). Pressure sensors with a capacitive cell have been designed to offer unique and accurate results than the existing equipment. The distinct advantages of ceramic material allow sensors to provide long-term stability and reliability, with high resistance to pressure.
  • They have a vital importance in the industry, owing to their excellent inert nature to corrosion and abrasion. This high stability in testing environments has resulted in capacitive ceramic pressure sensors witnessing an increasing range of applications across various industries
  • Processing and automotive industries have witnessed the highest usage of capacitive pressure sensors, however, an emerging range of applications across a diverse range of verticals such as aerospace, industrial OEM, consumer electronics and HVAC equipment are expected to augment the growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • Ceramic sensors are not affected by changes in surrounding pressure, unlike metallic sensors which are affected by the presence of air trapped inside the diaphragm due to outgassing, and this gas is diffused into the oil and goes unnoticed, impacting the overall accuracy of the sensors.
  • While the widespread application of pressure sensors in automated intelligent controls and wearable electronics leads to increased shipment of these sensors, the sales growth is significantly restrained by price erosion. This is partially a result of the intense competition among the rising number of sensor manufacturers, which leads to rapid innovation in new portable, consumer, and IoT applications.
  • Lockdowns imposed in multiple countries to check the spread of COVID-19 have caused disruption to the manufacturing, as well as the supply chain of pressure sensors. The supply chain of major pressure sensor manufacturers, especially the ones based in the US, The UK, China, Brazil, India, and France, have been hit by the pandemic. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, pressure sensor manufacturers were optimistic that 2020 would see a normalization in inventory levels fueled by rise in smartphones and automotive sales and increase in the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies. However, the demand for these sensors has reduced considerably post the outbreak of the disease. Nevertheless, the global demand for pressure sensors is expected to surge in the second half of 2020.
Key Market Trends

Medical Applications to Show Significant Growth
  • Pressure sensing technology is playing a vital role in the complex array of medical devices. Pressure sensors used in medical devices save lives and must meet the most demanding, and in many cases, unique requirements. They offer accurate and stable measurement of critical pressure levels in gas and liquids within the body and treatments being applied to patients.
  • Additionally, passive devices might not require a power source at all. The external reader can deliver the excitation signal. This makes them suitable for wearable or implanted medical devices. These applications can be improved by new technologies that enable the construction of sensors that are flexible or molded to the shape.
  • Medical applications of ceramic capacitive sensors have shown significant growth over the year, as innovation in packaging creates a eutectic die bond over the ceramic substrate and offers a hermetic seal even in the presence of harsh fluids. Respirators, ventilators, vital sign monitors, and airflow applications are a few major medical end-user applications, which deal with the high-value stakes incorporated with equipment accuracy.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ventilators are in high demand. A company such as Setra Systems is helping manufacturers determine the best pressure sensors for use in ventilators and for use on testing equipment for ventilators. The company makes a range of pressure sensors for medical ventilator manufacturing and testing. The company offers Setra Model 278 which uses a variable capacitance sensor that is made using ceramic material fused together with gold and glass to form the SETRACERAM pressure element.
North-America Region to Dominate the Market
  • North America is expected to dominate the capacitive pressure sensor market due to the stable industrial structure across the domains. The growing research and development in the region drive the region to dominate in innovations and its commercialization.
  • In Automobile industry by transduction type, piezoresistive sensors have formed the largest segment with better optimization, control and safety enhancement acting as some key drivers for the growth of this segment. Considering the vehicle type segment, it is passenger cars that are dominating the market share in the US with easier availability of components and related manufacturers acting as few major factors for the growth of this segment.
  • In the North American tire pressure monitoring system regulations, it is explicitly required that the tire pressure monitoring system must respond within 2 minutes of an abnormal tire, and an alarm will alert the owner. And the regulations also specify: The tire pressure monitoring system display must alert the owner when the tire pressure monitoring sensor device signal in the tire is not received, or when the reception is unstable. Such regulations are driving the market for a capacitive pressure sensor and its applications in the automobile industry.
Competitive Landscape

The capacitive ceramic pressure sensor market is fragmented due to the presence of a limited number of players holding major market shares globally. These players have adopted various growth strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, expansions, joint ventures, and partnerships, to strengthen their market share. Product innovation and technological advancements are most to stay relevant in the market. The market players are focusing on portfolio diversification through partnerships and mergers to strengthen their position in the market.
  • May 2019 - Bourns, Inc., a manufacturer, and supplier of electronic components introduced its new model BPS140 pressure sensors. They feature ceramic port to enhance compatibility with certain harsh media. The comapny claims that it is a robust device with a structure that is capable of handling high-pressure ranges (15 to 500 PSI) even at high temperatures.
  • August 2019 - Heilind Electronics, an authorized distributor for Sensata Technologies, expanded its sensor portfolio with the manufacturer’s 116CP Series pressure sensors. These innovative sensors are housed in small plastic packages that make them ideal for light industrial applications such as boilers, pumps and food and beverage machines.
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  • ACS-Control-System GmbH
  • Baumer Ltd
  • ifm electronic GmbH
  • Metallux SA
  • Pewatron AG
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Impact of the COVID-19 on the Market
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Growing Ceramic Pressure Sensor Capabilities in Harsh Environment Conditions
4.3.2 Robust Structures Boosting the Application Of Ceramic Sensors in a Testing Environment
4.3.3 Decreasing Cost of LED
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Intense Competition From Existing Piezoresistive Ceramic Pressure Sensors
4.5 Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 Application
5.1.1 Automotive and Transportation (Marine, others)
5.1.2 Industrial (Food and Beverage, HVAC, Energy and Chemical, others)
5.1.3 Medical
5.1.4 Other Applications
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 North America
5.2.2 Europe
5.2.3 Asia-Pacific
5.2.4 Rest of the World

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Vega Americas, Inc.
6.1.2 Nanjing Jiucheng Technology Co. Limited
6.1.3 Sensata Technologies Holding PLC(Impress Sensors and Kavlico Corporation)
6.1.4 Metallux SA
6.1.5 Pewatron AG
6.1.6 ACS-Control-System GmbH
6.1.7 BD - SENSORS GmbH
6.1.8 Baumer Ltd
6.1.9 Sitron
6.1.10 Shenzhen Amperon Technology Co. Ltd
6.1.11 ifm electronic GmbH
6.1.12 Setra Systems


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  • Vega Americas, Inc.
  • Nanjing Jiucheng Technology Co. Limited
  • Sensata Technologies Holding PLC(Impress Sensors and Kavlico Corporation)
  • Metallux SA
  • Pewatron AG
  • ACS-Control-System GmbH
  • Baumer Ltd
  • Sitron
  • Shenzhen Amperon Technology Co. Ltd
  • ifm electronic GmbH
  • Setra Systems
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown