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Synthetic Sapphire: Global Markets

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  • 188 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 5661104

This report will cover the synthetic sapphire industry. Definitive and detailed estimates and forecasts of the global market are provided, followed by a detailed analysis of the regions and applications. Furthermore, the ongoing market trends, market growth drivers and challenges impeding the market are discussed.

Market size and estimations will be provided in terms of revenue considering 2021 as base year and market forecasts will be given from 2022-2027. The market size for regional (regions by end use) and country-level (countries by end use) will also be covered. The impact of COVID-19 was also considered while deriving market estimations.

Global markets, synthetic sapphire segments and growth forecasts through 2027 are offered. Sales value estimates are based on prices in the supply chain. Market-driving forces and industry structure are examined. International aspects are analyzed for all global regions and profiles of major global manufacturers are presented.

This report considers the impact of COVID-19. In 2020, the growth rate of manufacturing industries around the world was severely affected by the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic halted progress in every regional economy. Various governments around the world are taking necessary measures to contain the economic slowdown.

The synthetic sapphire market is further segmented by application: optical, sapphire substrates, display and others. By end use, the market is segmented into LED manufacturing, semiconductor, consumer electronics, medical devices, military/ aerospace, industrial and others.

This report is an analytical business tool, the primary purpose, of which, is to describe the synthetic sapphire industry and the global market. While both industrial and consumer (i.e., jewelry) applications are covered, the report analyzes the industrial market for synthetic sapphire in greater detail. The industrial market, in general, is more clearly defined than the jewelry market and offers greater data availability and quality. Nevertheless, the non-industrial uses of synthetic sapphire (i.e., in jewelry) are also analyzed, although, generally, in less detail than synthetic sapphire in industrial applications.

The study does not cover:

  • Simulant gemstones that have the appearance but not the properties of naturally-occurring gems.
  • Other types of synthetic precious or semi-precious minerals (lapis lazuli, turquoise) that, because the structure is amorphous rather than crystalline, are not, strictly speaking, classifiable as gemstones.
  • Synthetic versions of natural organic products that are sometimes grouped with gemstones and other precious or semi-precious minerals (coral, ivory).

Report Includes

  • 60 data tables and 33 additional tables
  • A comprehensive overview of the global markets for synthetic sapphire industry
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with market revenue data for 2021, estimates for 2022, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2027
  • Coverage of the most important technological, economic, and environmental considerations in the synthetic sapphire industry
  • Estimation of the actual market size and market forecast for synthetic sapphire, and corresponding market share analysis based on application, end user, and geographic region
  • Latest information on key market drivers and opportunities, industry shifts and regulations, and other demographic factors that will influence this market demand in the coming years (2022-2027)
  • Identification of the companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, or other advantages
  • Assessment of the underlying technological, environmental, legal/regulatory, and political trends that may influence the size and nature of the market
  • Market assessment of the COVID-19 impact on the synthetic sapphire market, along with its implications on demand and supply, price impact and various government strategic decisions
  • Company profiles of major players within the industry, including Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd., Kyocera Corp., ON Semiconductor Corp., Saint-Gobain S.A. and Schott AG
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market

What is the estimated value of the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market?

The Global Synthetic Sapphire Market was estimated to be valued at $5.9 Billion in 2022.

What is the growth rate of the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market?

The growth rate of the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market is 6.6%, with an estimated value of $8.2 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market?

The Global Synthetic Sapphire Market is estimated to be worth $8.2 Billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market?

Key companies in the Global Synthetic Sapphire Market include American Elements, Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd., Crystalwise Technology Inc., Hansol Technics Co. Ltd., Iljin Display Co. Ltd., Juropol Sp. Z O.O., Kyocera Corp., Monocrystal Inc., On Semiconductor Corp. and Rubicon Technology Inc..

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
1.2 Study Goals and Objectives
1.3 Reasons for Doing this Study
1.4 Scope of this Report
1.5 Information Sources
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Intended Audience
1.8 Geographic Breakdown
1.9 Analyst's Credentials
1.10 Custom Research
1.11 Related Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
2.1 Overview of the Synthetic Sapphire Industry
Chapter 3 Market Trends
3.1 Industry Landscape
3.2 Future Trends
3.2.1 Social Benefits of Sapphire Crystal
3.3 Growth Drivers
3.3.1 Expanding Electronics Industry
3.3.2 Semiconductor Industry
3.3.3 Aerospace and Defense
3.3.4 European Manufacturing
3.4 Restraints
3.4.1 High Cost of Material
3.4.2 Customization Requirements
3.4.3 Short Life Span Products
3.5 Key Market Growth Opportunities
3.5.1 Optics
3.5.2 Surging Pharmaceutical Industry
3.5.3 Regulatory Trends
3.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.6.1 Supplier Power
3.6.2 Buyer Power
3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5 Industry Rivalry
3.7 PESTLE Analysis
3.7.1 Political
3.7.2 Economic
3.7.3 Social
3.7.4 Technological
3.7.5 Legal
3.7.6 Environmental
Chapter 4 Technology Background
4.1 Overview
4.1.1 Features of Single Crystal Sapphire
4.1.2 Flame Fusion
4.1.3 Czochralski Sapphire
4.1.4 Bridgman Process
4.1.5 Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth (Efg)
4.1.6 Shaped Crystal Growth, the Stepanov Method
4.1.7 Heat Exchanger Method
4.1.8 Gradient Solidification Method
4.1.9 Goi (Kyropoulos) Sapphire Crystal Growth
4.2 Substrate Material, Led Industry
4.3 Silicon on Sapphire Technology
4.4 Production Process
4.5 Raw Material Analysis
4.6 Advantages, Sapphire Windows
4.7 Patent Analysis
Chapter 5 Industry Value Chain, Covid-19 Impact and Pricing Analysis
5.1 Value Chain
5.2 Impact of Covid-19 on the Synthetic Sapphire Industry
5.3 Pricing Analysis
Chapter 6 Vendor Matrix
6.1 List of Vendors
6.2 Major Stakeholders
Chapter 7 Synthetic Gems and Crystals: Market Overview
7.1 Definition
7.2 Crystalline Substances
7.2.1 Types of Gemstones and Industrial Crystals
7.3 History of Synthetic Gems and Crystals
7.4 Rubies
7.5 Diamonds
7.6 Quartz
7.7 Mica
7.8 Garnet
7.9 Other Types of Synthetic Gemstones
7.9.1 Alexandrite
7.9.2 Amethyst
7.9.3 Emeralds
7.9.4 Spinel
7.10 Synthetic Gems and Industrial Crystals
7.11 Synthetic Gems and Industrial Crystals: Market Details
7.11.1 Diamonds
7.11.2 Rubies
7.11.3 Garnets
7.11.4 Other Gemstones
7.11.5 Quartz
7.11.6 Mica
Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by Application
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Emerging Applications
8.1.2 Optical
8.2 Sapphire Substrates
8.3 Display
8.4 Others
Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by End Use
9.1 Overview
9.2 Light Emitting Diode (Led) Manufacturing
9.3 Semiconductors
9.4 Consumer Electronics
9.5 Medical Devices
9.6 Military and Aerospace
9.6.1 Defense
9.6.2 Missiles
9.7 Industrial
9.8 Others
Chapter 10 Market Breakdown by Region
10.1 Global Synthetic Sapphire Market
10.2 North America
10.2.1 United States
10.2.2 Canada
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 United Kingdom
10.3.3 France
10.3.4 Russia
10.3.5 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia-Pacific
10.4.1 China
10.4.2 India
10.4.3 Japan
10.4.4 South Korea
10.4.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
10.5 Latin America
10.5.1 Brazil
10.5.2 Mexico
10.5.3 Rest of Latin America
10.6 Middle East and Africa
Chapter 11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Company Market Shares
11.3 Major Mergers, Acquisitions and New Product Development
Chapter 12 Company Profiles
  • American Elements
  • Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd.
  • Crystalwise Technology Inc.
  • Hansol Technics Co. Ltd.
  • Iljin Display Co. Ltd.
  • Juropol Sp. Z O.O.
  • Kyocera Corp.
  • Monocrystal Inc.
  • On Semiconductor Corp.
  • Rubicon Technology Inc.
  • Rayotek Scientific Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Schott AG
Chapter 13 Appendix: Acronyms
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Region, Through 2027
Table 1: Global Military Expenditures, Top 10 Countries, 2020
Table 2: Synthetic Sapphire Market Regulation and Standards
Table 3: Specifications of Sapphire Ingots/Rods
Table 4: Sapphire Crystal Growth Technologies
Table 5: Synthetic Sapphire Patents, 2018-2022
Table 6: List of Raw Material Suppliers
Table 7: List of Product Suppliers
Table 8: Top Stakeholders, Synthetic Sapphire Industry
Table 9: Synthetic Gemstone and Crystal History
Table 10: Major End-Users and Applications of Single-Crystal Industrial
Table 11: Sapphire Specifications
Table 12: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 13: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Optical Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 14: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Sapphire Substrate Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 15: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Display Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 16: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Other Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 17: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 18: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in LED manufacturing End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 19: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Semiconductor End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 20: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Consumer Electronics End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 21: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Medical Devices End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 22: Space Industry, Top Five Countries
Table 23: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Military and Aerospace End-Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 24: Industrial Product Classification
Table 25: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Industrial End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 26: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire in Other End Uses, by Region, Through 2027
Table 27: Global Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Region, Through 2027
Table 28: North American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, Through 2027
Table 29: North American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 30: North American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 31: U.S. Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 32: U.S. Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 33: Canadian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 34: Canadian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 35: European Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, Through 2027
Table 36: European Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 37: European Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 38: German Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 39: German Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 40: U.K. Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 41: U.K. Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 42: French Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 43: French Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 44: Russian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 45: Russian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 46: Rest of European Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 47: Rest of European Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 48: Asia-Pacific Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, Through 2027
Table 49: Asia-Pacific Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 50: Asia-Pacific Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 51: Chinese Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 52: Chinese Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 53: Indian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 54: Indian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End-Use, Through 2027
Table 55: Japanese Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 56: Japanese Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 57: South Korean Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 58: South Korean Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 59: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 60: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 61: Latin American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, Through 2027
Table 62: Latin American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 63: Latin American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 64: Brazilian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 65: Brazilian Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 66: Mexican Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 67: Mexican Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 68: Rest of Latin American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 69: Rest of Latin American Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 70: Middle East and African Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, Through 2027
Table 71: Middle East and African Market for Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, Through 2027
Table 72: Strategy Dashboard: Global Synthetic Sapphire Market
Table 73: American Elements: Product Portfolio
Table 74: Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 75: Crystalwise Technology Inc.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019-2021
Table 76: Crystalwise Technology Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 77: Hansol Technics Co. Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 78: Iljin Display Co. Ltd.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019-2021
Table 79: Iljin Display Co. Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 80: Juropol Sp. Z.o.o.: Product Portfolio
Table 81: Kyocera Corp.: Company Financial Highlights, 2020-2022
Table 82: Kyocera Corp.: Product Portfolio
Table 83: Monocrystal Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 84: ON Semiconductor Corp.: Company Financial Highlights, 2019-2021
Table 85: ON Semiconductor Corp.: Product Portfolio
Table 86: Rubicon Technology Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 87: Rayotek Scientific Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 88: Saint-Gobain: Company Financial Highlights, 2019-2021
Table 89: Saint-Gobain: Product Portfolio
Table 90: Schott AG: Company Financial Highlights, 2020 and 2021
Table 91: Schott AG: Product Portfolio
Table 92: Acronyms Used in This Report

List of Figures
Figure A: Synthetic Sapphire Properties
Figure B: Data Source
Figure C: Synthetic Sapphire Segments
Figure D: Synthetic Sapphire Products
Figure E: LED Structure
Summary Figure: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Region, 2021
Figure 1: Sapphire plates
Figure 2: Global Synthetic Sapphire Market Trends, 2021-2027
Figure 3: Market Dynamics
Figure 4: Global Market for Consumer Electronics, 2019 and 2026
Figure 5: Global Market for Semiconductor, by Region
Figure 6: New Airplane Demand, by Region, 2014-2033
Figure 7: Distribution Share of Thermal Expansion Coefficient, by Segments
Figure 8: Porter’s Five Forces Model: Global Synthetic Sapphire Market
Figure 9: Czochralski Crystal Growth
Figure 10: Self-Filling Capillary Tube for Filament Growth
Figure 11: EFG Sapphire Shapes
Figure 12: Stepanov Growth of Shaped Crystal
Figure 13: Furnace to Grow Sapphire, by The Heat Exchanger Method
Figure 14: Sapphire Wafer Production Process
Figure 15: Synthetic Sapphire Market, Industry Value Chain
Figure 16: Synthetic Sapphire Applications
Figure 17: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application,2021
Figure 18: Sapphire Transmission
Figure 19: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, Optical Applications, by Region, 2021
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Sapphire Substrate Applications, by Region, 2021
Figure 21: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Display Applications, by Region, 2021
Figure 22: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Other Applications, by Region, 2021
Figure 23: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 24: LED Process
Figure 25: GaN on Sapphire
Figure 26: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in LED manufacturing End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 27: Semiconductors Manufacturing Process
Figure 28: Global Electronics and IT Industry, Production/Composition Ratio Share, by Field, 2010 vs 2020
Figure 29: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Semiconductor End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 30: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Consumer Electronics End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 31: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Medical Device End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 32: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Military and Aerospace End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 33: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Industrial End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 34: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire in Other End Uses, by Region, 2021
Figure 35: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Region, 2021
Figure 36: North American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, 2021
Figure 37: North American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, 2021
Figure 38: North American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 39: European Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, 2021
Figure 40: European Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, 2021
Figure 41: European Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 42: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, 2021
Figure 43: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, 2021
Figure 44: Asia-Pacific Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 45: Latin American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Country, 2021
Figure 46: Latin American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, 2021
Figure 47: Latin American Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 48: Middle East and African Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Application, 2021
Figure 49: Middle East and African Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by End Use, 2021
Figure 50: Global Market Shares of Synthetic Sapphire, by Company, 2021
Figure 51: Crystalwise Technology Inc.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2021
Figure 52: Crystalwise Technology Inc.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2021
Figure 53: Kyocera Corp.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2021
Figure 54: Kyocera Corp.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2021
Figure 55: ON Semiconductor Corp.: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2022
Figure 56: ON Semiconductor Corp.: Revenue Share, by Region, 2022
Figure 57: Saint-Gobain: Revenue Share, by Business Segment, 2021
Figure 58: Schott AG: Sales Share, by Region, 2021

Executive Summary

Synthetic sapphire is a crystalline form of Al2O3 with a hexagonal structure, often known as corundum. Extreme physical, chemical and thermal durability endow it with a wide range of uses in industries where resistance to harsh environments is needed. Sapphire has uses in photonics and electronics, due to its strong electrical resistance and optical transmission qualities. Small-scale applications for sapphire include watch face crystals and lenses. However, sapphire can now be produced in huge, continuous sections to fit almost any application with advancements in edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG).

In edge-defined film-fed growth, a single-crystal sapphire piece can be mechanically extracted from a liquid solution, resulting in the creation of large and complex single-crystal sapphire pieces. For instance, Saint-Gobain uses EFG technology to produce the largest single-crystal sapphire tubes and windows in the world (up to three inches in diameter). Synthetic sapphire manufacturing is environmentally friendly and less polluting than the production of many alternative materials. It is highly pure, with minimal contamination, no grain boundaries and minimal defects, giving it a range of desirable properties.

Sapphire has a Mohs hardness value of 9, placing it just below diamond, which has a hardness of 10 Mohs. As the second hardest material in nature after diamond and with exceptional optical qualities, physical strength, resistance to impact, abrasion and corrosion, durability under extreme pressure and temperature, bio-compatibility and chemical inertness, sapphire is an ideal base material for deposition of semiconductor materials for manufacturing optical and electronic devices. Its ability to be fashioned into nearly any shape for a variety of applications and its electrical and material properties make it the predominant base material for LEDs and sapphire optics. Sapphire is very stiff. Its Young’s modulus is 435 GPa, making it six times stiffer than quartz, so it can’t be stretched or deformed easily. These properties make sapphire one of the strongest and most durable materials of present times.

Companies Mentioned

  • American Elements
  • Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd.
  • Crystalwise Technology Inc.
  • Hansol Technics Co. Ltd.
  • Iljin Display Co. Ltd.
  • Juropol Sp. Z O.O.
  • Kyocera Corp.
  • Monocrystal Inc.
  • On Semiconductor Corp.
  • Rubicon Technology Inc.
  • Rayotek Scientific Inc.
  • Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Schott AG