Advanced Ceramics: United States

This report forecasts US advanced ceramics demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented by class in terms of monolithic ceramics, ceramic coatings, and ceramic matrix composites. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: electronic components, transportation equipment, electrical equipment, chemical, machinery, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines classes and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on technology trends, regulatory and environmental factors, and demand by material.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each class and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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