Advanced Ceramics

Demand will be driven by new applications as well as increasing adoption in already established applications due to advanced ceramics’ superior material and performance properties.

US demand to rise 5.1% annually through 2017

Demand for advanced ceramics in the United States is forecast to increase 5.1 percent annually to $13.6 billion in 2017. Demand will be driven by the development of new applications for advanced ceramics as well as increasing adoption in already established ceramic applications due to superior material and performance properties. These trends will be most pronounced in the medical, transportation, and machinery markets, all of which will display growth at above average paces. Growth will accelerate in the large electrical and electronic components markets, though advances will remain modest and limit faster increases for advanced ceramics overall. The defense market will remain depressed from its 2007 peak due to tight public sector budgeting, a reduction in asymmetric combat equipment requirements, and withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bioceramics market to offer good growth prospects

The above average growth in bioceramics will be driven by new applications. New bioceramic applications such as dental implants, orbital eye implants, and prosthetic components will help drive the medical products market at a double-digit annual pace over the forecast years, the fastest of any market. A shift in doctors’ preference toward ceramic products in existing orthopedic applications (especially hip replacements) will support rising demand as well, as competing materials fall out of favor.

In transportation markets, rising efficiency standards and more stringent emissions requirements will drive demand not only for advanced ceramic filters and catalyst supports, but also for ceramic engine parts. The key driver of demand in transportation markets will be particulate filters due to increasing heavy-duty truck production. Catalyst supports and engine components will also contribute to a strong performance for advanced ceramics in this market. Increasingly, high-pressure, high temperature operating environments will further ceramic demand because they require engine parts which offer greater compressive strength and wear resistance than traditional materials.

Advances in multiple markets can often support one another. For instance, next generation jet turbines have applications for new ceramic composite parts that are machined to tight tolerances. Increasingly, industrial machinery and advanced manufacturing processes require bearings, wear parts, and tools which will remain operational even under the harshest or most demanding environments. In the machinery market, ceramic materials will be steadily adopted due to their superior performance characteristics. This rise in demand will be further aligned to a general shift toward onshoring of advanced manufacturing.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, Advanced Ceramics, analyzes the $10.6 billion US advanced ceramics industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by material (e.g., alumina ceramics, titanate ceramics, zirconate ceramics, cordierite ceramics), class (monolithic ceramics, ceramic coatings, ceramic matrix composites), product (e.g., electrical and electronic parts, catalyst support, wear parts, engine parts, filters, bioceramics, armor) and market (e.g., electronic components, transportation equipment, electrical equipment, chemical, machinery, environmental).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players, including Kyocera, 3M and CoorsTek.

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  1. Advanced Ceramics

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Overview

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        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET, 2002-2012

        2. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET, 2002-2012

      7. 3.7 Pricing & Competitive Materials

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      8. 3.8 Technology Trends

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      9. 3.9 Regulatory & Environmental Factors

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      10. 3.10 World Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND, 2012 ($53 billion)

      11. 3.11 Foreign Trade

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    4. 4 MATERIALS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)

        2. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2012 ($10.6 billion)

        3. Table | INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)

      2. 4.2 Alumina Ceramics

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        1. Table | ALUMINA CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Titanate Ceramics

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        1. Table | TITANATE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Barium Titanate

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        3. 4.3.2 Lead Zirconate Titanate

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        4. 4.3.3 Other Titanate Ceramics

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      4. 4.4 Zirconate Ceramics

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        1. Table | ZIRCONATE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 Cordierite Ceramics

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        1. Table | CORDIERITE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      6. 4.6 Ferrite Ceramics

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        1. Table | FERRITE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      7. 4.7 Silicon Carbide Ceramics

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        1. Table | SILICON CARBIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      8. 4.8 Boron Carbide Ceramics

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        1. Table | BORON CARBIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      9. 4.9 Beryllia Ceramics

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        1. Table | BERYLLIA CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      10. 4.10 Silicon Nitride Ceramics

        $82.00

        1. Table | SILICON NITRIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

      11. 4.11 Other Advanced Ceramics

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        1. Table | OTHER ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 CLASSES & PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Demand by Class

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS (million dollars)

        2. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS, 2012 ($10.6 billion)

        3. Table | INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)

        4. 5.2.1 Monolithic Ceramics

          $157.00

          1. Table | MONOLITHIC CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          2. Table | MONOLITHIC CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($8.6 billion)

        5. 5.2.2 Ceramic Coatings

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          1. Table | CERAMIC COATINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          2. Table | CERAMIC COATINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($1.3 billion)

        6. 5.2.3 Ceramic Matrix Composites

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          1. Table | CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

          2. Table | CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($695 million)

      3. 5.3 Demand by Product

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($10.6 billion)

        3. Table | INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)

        4. 5.3.1 Electrical & Electronic Parts

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        5. 5.3.2 Catalyst Supports

          $127.00

          1. Table | CATALYST SUPPORT DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        6. 5.3.3 Wear Parts

          $363.00

          1. Table | WEAR PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        7. 5.3.4 Engine Parts

          $330.00

          1. Table | ENGINE PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        8. 5.3.5 Filters

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          1. Table | FILTER DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        9. 5.3.6 Bioceramics

          $137.00

          1. Table | BIOCERAMICS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        10. 5.3.7 Armor

          $167.00

          1. Table | ARMOR DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        11. 5.3.8 Cutting Tools

          $178.00

          1. Table | CUTTING TOOL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        12. 5.3.9 Membranes

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          1. Table | MEMBRANE DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

        13. 5.3.10 Other Products

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          1. Table | OTHER ADVANCED CERAMIC PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Demand by Process

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PROCESS (million dollars)

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. Table | ADVANCED CERAMIC DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 ($10.6 billion)

        3. Table | INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)

      2. 6.2 Electronic Components Market

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        1. 6.2.1 Electronic Components Outlook

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.2.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

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          1. Table | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          2. Table | CAPACITOR MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | SEMICONDUCTOR & IC PACKAGE MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      3. 6.3 Transportation Equipment Market

        $667.00

        1. 6.3.1 Transportation Equipment Outlook

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          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

        2. 6.3.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

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          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      4. 6.4 Electrical Equipment Market

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        1. 6.4.1 Electrical Equipment Outlook

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.4.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

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          1. Table | ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL INSULATOR MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          3. Table | PERMANENT MAGNET MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

          4. Table | OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      5. 6.5 Chemical Market

        $383.00

        1. 6.5.1 Chemical Industry Outlook

          $169.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.5.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

          $196.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      6. 6.6 Machinery Market

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        1. 6.6.1 Machinery Outlook

          $114.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.6.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

          $89.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      7. 6.7 Environmental Market

        $277.00

        1. 6.7.1 Pollution Control Equipment Outlook

          $84.00

          1. Table | POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

        2. 6.7.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

          $174.00

          1. Table | ENVIRONMENTAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      8. 6.8 Medical Product Market

        $392.00

        1. 6.8.1 Orthopedic Implant & Dental Procedures Outlook

          $144.00

          1. Table | ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT & DENTAL PROCEDURES BY TYPE

        2. 6.8.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

          $223.00

          1. Table | MEDICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      9. 6.9 Defense & Homeland Security Market

        $148.00

        1. 6.9.1 National Defense Expenditures Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | NATIONAL DEFENSE EXPENDITURES

        2. 6.9.2 Advanced Ceramics Demand

          $90.00

          1. Table | DEFENSE & HOMELAND SECURITY MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

      10. 6.10 Other Markets

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        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 7.1 General

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        1. Table | US ADVANCED CERAMICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $251.00

        1. Table | ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($10.6 billion)

      3. 7.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $98.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 7.4 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Manufacturing

        $112.00

      7. 7.7 Research & Development

        $82.00

      8. 7.8 Competitive Strategies

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      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 7.9.1 CeramTec GmbH

          $198.00

        2. 7.9.2 CerCo LLC

          $85.00

        3. 7.9.3 CoorsTek Incorporated

          $242.00

        4. 7.9.4 Corning Incorporated

          $143.00

        5. 7.9.5 Covalent Materials Corporation

          $82.00

        6. 7.9.6 CTS Corporation

          $116.00

        7. 7.9.7 DENSO Corporation

          $82.00

        8. 7.9.8 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $82.00

        9. 7.9.9 Ferro Corporation

          $82.00

        10. 7.9.10 General Electric Company

          $129.00

        11. 7.9.11 HC Starck GmbH

          $114.00

        12. 7.9.12 Hitachi Limited

          $120.00

        13. 7.9.13 Honeywell International Incorporated

          $158.00

        14. 7.9.14 KEMET Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 7.9.15 Kennametal Incorporated

          $105.00

        16. 7.9.16 Kyocera Corporation

          $301.00

        17. 7.9.17 Materion Corporation

          $139.00

        18. 7.9.18 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $153.00

        19. 7.9.19 Morgan Advanced Materials plc

          $170.00

        20. 7.9.20 Murata Manufacturing Company Limited

          $83.00

        21. 7.9.21 Natel Engineering Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 7.9.22 NGK Insulators Limited

          $157.00

        23. 7.9.23 Noritake Company Limited

          $121.00

        24. 7.9.24 Pall Corporation

          $188.00

        25. 7.9.25 Panasonic Corporation

          $82.00

        26. 7.9.26 Refractron Technologies Corporation

          $82.00

        27. 7.9.27 Rockwood Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Saint-Gobain

          $119.00

        29. 7.9.29 Sulzer Limited

          $105.00

        30. 7.9.30 TDK Corporation

          $112.00

        31. 7.9.31 3M Company

          $269.00

        32. 7.9.32 United Technologies Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 7.9.33 Vesuvius plc

          $92.00

        34. 7.9.34 Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated

          $123.00

      10. 7.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $119.00

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