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Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Ceramics

US demand to rise 5% annually through 2017
Demand for advanced ceramics in the US is forecast to rise more than five percent annually to $13.5 billion in 2017. Gains will be driven by the development of new applications for advanced ceramics and by their increased adoption in already established applications based on superior performance and material properties. These trends will be most pronounced in the machinery, transportation, and medical markets, all of which will grow at an above average pace. Growth will accelerate in the large electrical and electronic components markets, while the defense market will remain below its 2007 peak and will not approach the double-digit annual growth exhibited in the past 10 years.

Medical market to be fastest growing
New bioceramic applications such as knee, orbital eye, and dental implants will help drive the medical product market at a double-digit annual pace over the forecast period, the fastest pace of any market. A shift in preference by the medical community toward ceramic products in existing orthopedic (especially hip) uses will support rising demand as well, as competing materials, such as plastics and titanium, lose share to bioceramics.

The key drivers of demand in transportation markets will be due to rising heavyduty truck production and engine parts, plus increased use of particulate filters. Automotive engines face rising efficiency standards that can be met externally through catalysts and filters and internally through higher, more efficient operating pressures. These high-pressure, hightemperature operating environments further advanced ceramics demand because they require parts that offer greater compressive strength and wear resistance than traditional materials -- such as metal -- can provide.

Increasingly, industrial machinery and advanced manufacturing processes require bearings, wear parts, and tools that will remain operational even under the harshest or most demanding environments. Ceramic materials benefit in these situations due to their superior performance attributes. Growth in demand may also benefit from a general shift toward onshoring of advanced manufacturing production as the need for efficiency and global competitiveness is driving the adoption of more advanced material solutions, often involving ceramics.

Electronic, electrical markets to remain largest consumers
The electronic and electrical markets will remain two of the largest consumers of advanced ceramics, though both will experience modest advances due to a confluence of factors including US market maturity, product commoditization, and increased global competition. Still, the pace of growth will accelerate through 2017 as manufacturers work to improve their competitiveness. Additionally, some electronics manufacturing will return to the US as companies work to reduce product development times and facilitate greater levels of customization.

The defense market will post meager gains compared to those of the past decade when a full-fleet re-armoring of US troops and vehicles drove advanced ceramics demand past $1 billion per year during peak production periods. Growth going forward will depend in part on foreign military sales (FMS) and any need for next-generation ceramic armor that may arise out of future conflicts.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)
    • Consumer Spending Overview
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET, 2002-2012
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET, 2002-2012
    • Pricing & Competitive Materials
    • Technology Trends
    • Regulatory & Environmental Factors
    • World Outlook
      • Table WORLD ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND, 2012 ($53 billion)
    • Foreign Trade
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million dollars)
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2012 ($10.6 billion)
      • Table INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)
    • Alumina Ceramics
      • Table ALUMINA CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Titanate Ceramics
      • Table TITANATE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
      • Barium Titanate
      • Lead Zirconate Titanate
      • Other Titanate Ceramics
    • Zirconate Ceramics
      • Table ZIRCONATE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Cordierite Ceramics
      • Table CORDIERITE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Ferrite Ceramics
      • Table FERRITE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Silicon Carbide Ceramics
      • Table SILICON CARBIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Boron Carbide Ceramics
      • Table BORON CARBIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Beryllia Ceramics
      • Table BERYLLIA CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Silicon Nitride Ceramics
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Other Advanced Ceramics
      • Table OTHER ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND (million dollars)
  • CLASSES & PRODUCTS
    • General
    • Demand by Class
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS (million dollars)
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS, 2012 ($10.6 billion)
      • Table INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY CLASS, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)
      • Monolithic Ceramics
        • Table MONOLITHIC CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table MONOLITHIC CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($8.6 billion)
      • Ceramic Coatings
        • Table CERAMIC COATINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table CERAMIC COATINGS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($1.3 billion)
      • Ceramic Matrix Composites
        • Table CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
        • Table CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($695 million)
    • Demand by Product
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($10.6 billion)
      • Table INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)
      • Electrical & Electronic Parts
        • Table ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Catalyst Supports
        • Table CATALYST SUPPORT DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Wear Parts
        • Table WEAR PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Engine Parts
        • Table ENGINE PARTS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Filters
        • Table FILTER DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Bioceramics
        • Table BIOCERAMICS DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Armor
        • Table ARMOR DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Cutting Tools
        • Table CUTTING TOOL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Membranes
        • Table MEMBRANE DEMAND FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
      • Other Products
        • Table OTHER ADVANCED CERAMIC PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)
    • Demand by Process
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY PROCESS (million dollars)
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMIC DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 ($10.6 billion)
      • Table INCREASE IN ADVANCED CERAMICS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012-2017 ($3.0 billion)
    • Electronic Components Market
      • Electronic Components Outlook
        • Table ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table CAPACITOR MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table SEMICONDUCTOR & IC PACKAGE MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Transportation Equipment Market
      • Transportation Equipment Outlook
        • Table TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Electrical Equipment Market
      • Electrical Equipment Outlook
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table ELECTRICAL INSULATOR MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table PERMANENT MAGNET MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
        • Table OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Chemical Market
      • Chemical Industry Outlook
        • Table CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table CHEMICAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Machinery Market
      • Machinery Outlook
        • Table MACHINERY SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table MACHINERY MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Environmental Market
      • Pollution Control Equipment Outlook
        • Table POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table ENVIRONMENTAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Medical Product Market
      • Orthopedic Implant & Dental Procedures Outlook
        • Table ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT & DENTAL PROCEDURES BY TYPE
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table MEDICAL PRODUCT MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Defense & Homeland Security Market
      • National Defense Expenditures Outlook
        • Table NATIONAL DEFENSE EXPENDITURES
      • Advanced Ceramics Demand
        • Table DEFENSE & HOMELAND SECURITY MARKET FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS (million dollars)
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US ADVANCED CERAMICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Table ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($10.6 billion)
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Company Profiles
      • CeramTec GmbH
      • CerCo LLC
      • CoorsTek Incorporated
      • Corning Incorporated
      • Covalent Materials Corporation
      • CTS Corporation
      • DENSO Corporation
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Ferro Corporation
      • General Electric Company
      • HC Starck GmbH
      • Hitachi Limited
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • KEMET Corporation
      • Kennametal Incorporated
      • Kyocera Corporation
      • Materion Corporation
      • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
      • Morgan Advanced Materials plc
      • Murata Manufacturing Company Limited
      • Natel Engineering Company Incorporated
      • NGK Insulators Limited
      • Noritake Company Limited
      • Pall Corporation
      • Panasonic Corporation
      • Refractron Technologies Corporation
      • Rockwood Holdings Incorporated
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Sulzer Limited
      • TDK Corporation
      • 3M Company
      • United Technologies Corporation
      • Vesuvius plc
      • Vishay Intertechnology Incorporated
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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