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Transparent Ceramics Market - Forecasts from 2020 to 2025

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  • 121 Pages
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5009261
The global transparent ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.80% over the forecast period to reach US$1,250.721 million by 2025, increasing from US$364.783 million in 2019

Transparent ceramics have gathered considerable attention in the last decade owing to their significant contribution in a variety of sectors such as aerospace & defense, consumer electronics, optics and optoelectronics, and others. The increased demand for their application in sensors and the use of ceramic technology in lasers are expected to be the major factors fuelling the market growth. Some of the additional factors driving the growth performance of the transparent ceramics market are the growing demand for transparent ceramics as an alternative to the traditional glass technologies, growth of optics and optoelectronic sector, improved efficiency, and the increasing defense expenditure. Various advancements are being made in this field like a group of researchers in the University of California have proposed the development of a transparent ceramic window, implanting this ceramic window in the skull will make possible the noninvasive ultrasound treatment of the brain. Such research and development are further expected to present potential growth opportunities for the transparent ceramics market.

Increasing defense expenditure will drive the transparent ceramics market during the forecast period

Transparent ceramics are widely used in sensor windows and night vision systems among others application due to their corrosion resistance and thermal stable ability. Increasing defense expenditure around the globe is expected to drive the growth of the transparent ceramics market during the forecast period. According to the World Bank report, military expenditure in current USD in China and India has increased from 86.2362 billion and 33.002 billion in 2008 to 249.997 billion and 66.51 billion in 2018, showing a growth rate of nearly 190% and 101% respectively.

Also, with the growing need in defense for transparent armor for personal protection and infrared windows, there have been collaborative efforts made by government research laboratories and defense manufacturing science and technology programs supporting the manufacturing of aluminum oxy-nitride products providing better systems performance. Furthermore, transparent ceramics armor provides superior ballistic protection at even less than half the weight and thickness over the traditional form of armor. Due to such benefits and advantages over the other form of materials the market for transparent ceramics is anticipated to witness substantial growth in the coming years.

Optics & Optoelectronics is holding one of the largest shares in the market during the forecast period

By end-user industry, the transparent ceramics market is segmented into optics and optoelectronics, aerospace and defense, chemical, healthcare, consumer electronics, and energy among others. Optics and optoelectronics are holding a significant share in the global market and growing with the growing application of transparent ceramics in the industry. Rising demand for luxury vehicles and increasing awareness about vehicle safety is driving the optoelectronics market which is increasing demand for transparent ceramics over the forecast period. Also, increasing research and development in the field of optics and optoelectronics technology coupled with the growing demand for electric vehicles around the globe is further anticipated to boost the market for transparent ceramics in the coming years.

The United States is estimated to hold a significant share in the market

By geography, the global transparent ceramics market has been segmented as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. North America accounts for the significant share of the global transparent ceramics market in 2019 and is projected to grow at a significant rate throughout the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the presence of big market players coupled with growing investment in research and development in defense in the region. According to government sources, in 2017, the United States spends nearly US$55.4 billion on defense research and development which was more than four times the defense R&D than the rest of OECD countries combined. In addition, the transparent ceramics market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness exponential growth owing to expanding the defense industry in developing countries like China and India. However, the South America transparent ceramics market will witness considerable growth during the forecast period owing to the limited investment in defense and research in the region. Also, Europe is expected to grow at a progressive rate over the forecast period on account of stringent regulation and decreasing defense budget in many countries.

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the global transparent ceramics market include Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd., CeramTec ETEC, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., CoorsTek Inc., and SCHOTT AG among others. At present, these companies hold a significant share in the market and are adopting various growth strategies such as new product launches, M&A, and partnerships to expand their global footprint. Companies are also focusing on improving the quality of transparent ceramics through research and development and by developing transparent ceramics which can be used in the manufacturing defense types of equipment. Furthermore, companies investing in technology and manufacturing strengths and capabilities to hold a competitive advantage over their competitors. For instance, in March 2016, CoorsTek invested nearly $120 million to create a new Center for advanced materials in Golden, Colorado to enable swift commercialization and volume production using the latest technologies in advanced ceramic processing.

The research study report categorizes the transparent ceramics market based on type, material, end-user industry, and geography. The analysis of the report presents detailed information regarding the trends, development, and latest industry policies and regulations implemented in each of the geographical regions. Also, the overall regulatory framework of the market has been covered to offer stakeholders a better understanding of the key factors affecting the overall market environment during the forecast period.


By Type
  • Monocrystalline
  • Polycrystalline
  • Others

By Material
  • Sapphire
  • Yttrium Aluminium Garnet
  • Spinel
  • Aluminium Oxynitride
  • Others

By End User Industry
  • Optics & Optoelectronics
  • Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • Chemical
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Energy
  • Others

By Geography

North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico

South America
  • Brazil
  • Others

  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Others

Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Others

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. Transparent ceramics Market Analysis, By Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Monocrystalline
5.3. Polycrystalline
5.4. Others
6. Transparent ceramics Market Analysis, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Sapphire
6.3. Yttrium Aluminium Garnet
6.4. Spinel
6.5. Aluminium Oxynitride
6.6. Others
7. Transparent ceramics Market Analysis, By End User Industry
7.1. Optics & Optoelectronics
7.2. Aerospace, Defense & Security
7.3. Chemical
7.4. Healthcare
7.5. Consumer Electronics
7.6. Energy
7.7. Others
8. Transparent ceramics Market Analysis, By Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. By Type
8.2.2. By Application
8.2.3. By End User Industry
8.2.4. By Country United States Canada Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. By Type
8.3.2. By Application
8.3.3. By End User Industry
8.3.4. By Country Brazil Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. By Type
8.4.2. By Application
8.4.3. By End User Industry
8.4.4. By Country UK Germany France Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. By Type
8.6.2. By Application
8.6.3. By End User Industry
8.6.4. By Country Japan China India Others
9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
10. Company Profiles
10.1. Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd.
10.2. CeramTec ETEC
10.3. Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
10.4. CoorsTek Inc.
10.6. CeraNova
10.7. Surmet Corporation
10.8. American Elements
List is not exhaustive*

Companies Mentioned

  • Konoshima Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • CeramTec ETEC
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • CoorsTek Inc.
  • CeraNova
  • Surmet Corporation
  • American Elements
List is not exhaustive*