Growth Opportunities for Technical Ceramics

Growth Opportunities for Technical Ceramics

Technical ceramics have been used significantly in numerous high-performance applications, in the industrial and automotive industries. Technical ceramics, specially oxides and silicates have gained immense popularity in the last few years due to benefits offered which include durability, and high tensile strength. Additionally, rising environmental concerns, coupled with stringent regulations by governments, especially in Europe further propel demand of technical ceramics, such as bioceramics, especially in healthcare , which drive innovation and R&D efforts.

This report titled ‘Growth Opportunities in Technical Ceramics’ highlights the regional, industry wise and global trends in the development of technical ceramics. The report also aims to provide insights on the innovation ecosystem and material advances related to specific ceramic materials and manufacturing methodologies. The report will also highlight noteworthy research and development efforts, product development efforts, new launches, industry initiatives and key patent activities and focus areas across the globe. Apart from the specific materials, the report will also deep-dive into the technology capability, readiness level and commercialization prospects of available and emerging enabling technologies. The report in the end will highlight the top three industries wherein technical ceramics have the most potential.

In brief, the research study captures the following:
Overview of technical ceramic types, material scope, and manufacturing methods
Current and emerging trends in coatings for technical ceramics
Assessment of key innovations, research focus areas and technology developments
Key impact factors that influence acceptance of technical ceramics
Emerging opportunities for technology developers
Key patents. both granted and application status
Analytical hierarchical roadmap covering the top 3 potential industries

  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings
    • Technical Ceramics Compete Head on with Lightweight Metals and Polymers
    • Technical Ceramics Face Stiff Competition from Metals and Polymers
    • Ability to Cater to Multiple Industries is the Main Driver for Technology Adoption
  • Technology Overview
    • Functional Attributes Coupled with Manufacturing Demand Increases the Adoption Potential of Technical Ceramics
    • Oxide Ceramics and Non-Oxide Ceramics are Most Widely Used
    • Silicate Ceramics Finds Adoption Potential due to its Dielectric Properties
    • USPTO Leads in Patent Filings for Silicate Ceramics
    • Adoption of Non-Oxide Technical Ceramics Focused in the Energy and Aerospace Sectors
    • Patenting Trends for Non-Oxide based Technical Ceramics are Driven by Increasing Adoption in the Energy Sector
    • Oxide-based Technical Ceramics is Characterized With a High Elastic Modulus
    • China Dominates the IP Filings Related to Oxide-based Technical Ceramics
    • Piezo-based Technical Ceramics can be Adopted Easily for Complex Geometries
    • Piezo-Based Ceramics Find Major Adoption as Actuators in Electronics Applications
    • Nanoceramic Coatings have the Highest Adoption Potential in the Aerospace Sector
    • Manufacturing Technique of Technical Ceramics is Dependent on the Scale of Production
    • Injection Molding is one the Most Adopted Manufacturing Techniques
    • Technical Ceramics Caters to a Myriad of Industries
    • Automotive and Industrial are Considered as Key Application Sectors
    • Metals and Mining Industry Focuses on Pulsation Equipment and Extrusion Components with Technical Ceramics
    • Piezoceramics Dominate the Electro-ceramic Materials Segment
    • Healthcare Industry Demands Bio-active Ceramics with Better Durability and Lifespan
    • Defense and Mobility Industry Seek Technical Ceramics for Lightweighting and Wide Temperature Bandwidth
    • Energy and Environment Focuses on the Ionic Conductivity Characteristic of Technical Ceramics
    • Ceramics in the Automotive Industry Find Significant Adoption in Refinish Coatings
    • Industrial and Textiles are Other Key Applications Areas
  • Competitive Assessment
    • Industry Participants Focus on Delivering Technical Ceramic Components of Complex Geometric Shapes
    • Innovators Focus on Developing New Materials with Multifunctional Properties
    • Research Organizations Focus on Modifying Existing Materials to Provide New Attributes
    • Patent Filings Related to Technical Ceramics Predominantly Focuses on Electronics Applications
    • National Natural Science Foundation of China Leads in Funding Research Projects on Technical Ceramics
  • Companies to Watch
    • Morgan Advanced Materials, UK
    • CeramTec GmbH, Germany
    • CoorsTek, Inc., US
    • Kyocera, Japan
    • Rauschert Steinbach GmbH, Germany
  • Future Prospects
    • Prioritization of Applications
    • Criteria Definitions
    • Priority Values of Level 0
    • Priority Values of Level 1
    • Priority Values of Alternatives
    • Energy, Electronics and Mining are the Key Applications for Technical Ceramics Globally
  • Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunities: Technical Ceramics
    • Growth Opportunities: The Four Major Prospects
    • Strategic Imperatives: Critical Success Factors
  • Appendix
    • AHP Level 0 and Level 1 and Alternatives Priority Values
  • Key Contacts
    • Select List of Industry Contacts

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