Transparent Ceramics: Technologies and Global Markets

Transparent Ceramics: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for transparent ceramics reached $122.3 million and $143 million in 2013 and 2014, respectively. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4% reaching $392.6 million in 2019.

This report provides:

An overview of the global market for transparent ceramics and related technologies

Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.

Analysis of material properties such as wear resistance, corrosion resistance, temperature resistance, and weight or density composition.

Insight into the different uses for these materials, from basic to end-use applications

Information pertaining to the market's dynamics, including drivers, restraints and potential opportunities.

Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the field.


This report provides an updated review of transparent ceramic materials and their fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these materials.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for transparent ceramic materials, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The transparent ceramics market is analyzed based on the following segments: material type, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are also discussed.
More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of transparent ceramics are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for transparent ceramics are also identified and described.

The second section provides a technological review of transparent ceramic materials, with a description of their types, and an outline of the most commonly used materials. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2012, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of transparent ceramics. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (material type, application and region) with actual data for the years 2012 and 2013, and estimated revenues for 2014.

The analysis of current transparent ceramics revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for transparent ceramics within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2014 through 2019.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of transparent ceramics, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to transparent ceramic materials, fabrication methods and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2011 through 2014. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and material type.

1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
REASONS FOR DOING THIS STUDY
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL TRANSPARENT CERAMICS MARKET, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL TRANSPARENT CERAMICS MARKET, 2012-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITION AND STUDY FOCUS
TRANSPARENT CERAMICS WITHIN THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY
TABLE 1 THE CERAMICS INDUSTRY, 2014 ($ BILLIONS/%)
MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS AND RECENT
EVENTS
TABLE 2 TECHNOLOGICAL MILESTONES IN TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
FIGURE 1 NUMBER OF GLOBAL PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED IN TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, 1971-2014
APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
TABLE 3 APPLICATIONS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, 2015
OPTICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS
AEROSPACE, DEFENSE AND SECURITY
MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
HEALTHCARE
CONSUMER
ENERGY
CHAPTER 4 TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION
TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
MONOCRYSTALLINE AND POLYCRYSTALLINE INORGANIC MATERIALS
TABLE 4 TYPICAL RIT VALUES FOR COMMON TRANSPARENT CERAMICS (%)
Monocrystalline Materials
POLYCRYSTALLINE CERAMICS
Fabrication Process
TABLE 5 BASIC FABRICATION PROCESS FOR POLYCRYSTALLINE TRANSPARENT
CERAMICS
Material Types
TABLE 6 POLYCRYSTALLINE TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, 2015
Cubic-phase Materials
Oxides
Non-oxides
Mixed Systems
Non-cubic-phase Materials
Oxides
Non-oxides
COMPARISON BETWEEN TRANSPARENT CERAMICS AND GLASS-CERAMICS
TABLE 7 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, TRANSPARENT GLASS-CERAMICS AND GLASS
LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, 2013 TO PRESENT
POLISHED NET-SHAPE TRANSPARENT CERAMIC
RARE EARTH-BASED TRANSPARENT CERAMIC OXIDES
POLYCRYSTALLINE CHALCOGENIDE CERAMICS
CALCIUM-LANTHANUM FLUORIDE-BASED TRANSPARENT CERAMIC
STRONG TRANSPARENT CERAMIC MATERIAL FOR ARMOR WINDOWS
TRANSPARENT CERAMIC BASED ON TERBIUM OXIDE
NANOCOMPOSITE OPTICAL CERAMIC
RARE EARTH-BASED MAGNETO-OPTIC NANOCRYSTALLINE OXIDES
LOW-COST POWDERS FOR TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
TRANSPARENT CERAMICS BY FLUIDIZED BED GRANULATION
LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE BASED ON TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
OTHER RELEVANT R&D ACTIVITIES
TABLE 8 OTHER RELEVANT R &D ACTIVITIES, 2015
CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL MARKETS
ANALYSIS OUTLINE
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 9 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: CURRENT MARKET AND FORECAST, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: CURRENT MARKET AND FORECAST, 2012-2019 ($ MILLIONS)
CURRENT MARKET STATUS
CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY
TABLE 10 CURRENT MARKET FOR TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 CURRENT MARKET FOR TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, 2012-2014 ($ MILLIONS)
REVENUES BY MATERIAL TYPE
TABLE 11 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MATERIAL TYPE, ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 4 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%)
TABLE 12 OXIDES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 5 OXIDES: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL, 2014 (%)
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 13 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS/%)
FIGURE 6 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2014 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 14 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2014 (%)
MARKET GROWTH TRENDS
INDUSTRY GROWTH
Optics and Optoelectronics
Light-Emitting Diodes
Lasers
Optical Fibers
TABLE 15 FORECAST - OPTICAL FIBERS: GLOBAL MARKET, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF KILOMETERS)
Smartphones, Tablets and Ultrathin Displays
Paper-thin and Touchscreen Displays
AEROSPACE, DEFENSE AND SECURITY
TABLE 16 FORECAST - AEROSPACE: GLOBAL REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL
TABLE 17 FORECAST - APPLICATIONS WITHIN THE MECHANICAL/CHEMICAL SECTOR:
GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
Sensors
TABLE 18 SENSORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
Medical Imaging and Instrumentation
TABLE 19 FORECAST - MEDICAL ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
HEALTHCARE
Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery
Spinal and Orthopedic Bone Grafting Procedures
TABLE 20 FORECAST- VERTEBRAL AND ORTHOPEDIC BONE GRAFTS AND BONE
GRAFT REPLACEMENTS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
Orthopedic Implants
TABLE 21 FORECAST-ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS: REVENUES BY REGION, THROUGH 2019 ($ BILLIONS)
Dentistry/Periodontics/Orthodontics
CONSUMER
ENERGY
Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
TABLE 22 FORECAST - PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2019 (MW)
FIGURE 8 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2019 (%)
OTHER TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Replacement for Single Crystals
Precision Optics and Photonics
Nanotechnology
TABLE 23 THE NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, 2015
TABLE 24 NANOTECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SEGMENT, THROUGH ($ BILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 NANOTECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY SEGMENT, 2014 (%)
REGIONAL TRENDS
MARKET FORECAST
REVENUES BY MATERIAL TYPE
TABLE 25 FORECAST- TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MATERIAL
TYPE, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 10 FORECAST - TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2019 (%)
TABLE 26 FORECAST - OXIDES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MATERIAL, THROUGH
($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 11 FORECAST - OXIDES MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL, 2019 (%)
REVENUES BY APPLICATION
TABLE 27 FORECAST - TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 12 ORECAST - TRANSPARENT CERAMICS MARKET SHARE BY APPLICATION, 2019 (%)
REVENUES BY REGION
TABLE 28 FORECAST - TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: REVENUES BY REGION,
THROUGH 2019 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 13 FORECAST - TRANSPARENT CERAMICS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2019 (%)
CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
LEADING SUPPLIERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS
TABLE 29 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS, 2015
TABLE 30 LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS BY TYPE, 2015
TABLE 31 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS BY TYPE AND REGION, 2015
FIGURE 14 LEADING SUPPLIERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: ISTRIBUTION BY SIZE, 2014 (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
FIGURE 15 HISTORICAL GROWTH OF SUPPLIERS OF TRANSPARENT CERAMICS (NUMBER OF COMPANIES)
OTHER INDUSTRY PLAYERS
TABLE 32 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS, 2015
COMPANY PROFILES
BRIGHT CRYSTALS TECHNOLOGY
CERAMTEC-ETEC
CERANOVA
CILAS
COORSTEK
GENERAL ELECTRIC
IBD DEISENROTH ENGINEERING
II-VI OPTICAL SYSTEMS
KOITO MANUFACTURING
KONOSHIMA CHEMICAL
MURATA MANUFACTURING
OPTOCITY
PHILIPS
SCHOTT AG
SURMET
CHAPTER 7 PATENT ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION
SUMMARY OF PATENTS AWARDED FROM 2012 THROUGH 2014
TABLE 33 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS - U.S. PATENTS, 2014
TABLE 34 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS - U.S. PATENTS, 2013
TABLE 35 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS - U.S. PATENTS, 2012
GENERAL TRENDS
TABLE 36 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, THROUGH (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
FIGURE 16 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2012-2014 (NUMBER OF PATENTS)
TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION
FIGURE 17 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY REGION, 2012-2014 (%)
FIGURE 18 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: U.S. PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE
TABLE 37 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: ASSIGNEES OF U.S. PATENTS, 2012-2014
FIGURE 19 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY ORGANIZATION TYPE, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY PATENT CATEGORY
FIGURE 20 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY APPLICATION
FIGURE 21 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY APPLICATION, 2012-2014 (%)
TRENDS BY MATERIAL TYPE
FIGURE 22 TRANSPARENT CERAMICS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2012-2014 (%)

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