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Global Silicon Nitride Market 2019-2023

Global Silicon Nitride Market 2019-2023

Global Silicon Nitride Market: About this market

Silicon nitride is extensively used in energy and solar, automotive, aerospace, medical, and manufacturing industries owing to its better mechanical properties compared with other oxide-based ceramics. Technavio’s silicon nitride market analysis considers sales from the reaction bonded silicon nitride (RBSN), hot-pressed silicon nitride (HPSN), and sintered silicon nitride (SSN) segments. Our analysis also considers the sales of silicon nitride in APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America. In 2018, the reaction bonded silicon nitride (RBSN) segment held the highest market share, which is expected to remain prevalent over the forecast period. Factors such as the rising use of RBSN in kiln furniture, thermocouple sheaths, welding nozzle, and welding jigs and fixtures, which are used across industries, will significantly help the market segment in maintaining its leading market position. Also, our global silicon nitride report has observed market growth factors such as the increasing demand for solar energy, rising use of silicon nitride in semiconductors, and growing demand for aluminum-silicon alloys. However, high processing cost of silicon nitride, disadvantages of silicon nitride panels, and high cyclic nature of the electronics industry may hamper the growth of the silicon nitride industry over the forecast period.

Global Silicon Nitride Market: Overview

Rising use of silicon nitride in semiconductors

The electrical and energy generation industries extensively use silicon nitride in semiconductor materials. Semiconductor materials are extensively used in electronic devices. With the growing sales of electronic products, owing to the high internet penetration, rising disposable income, digitalization, and robust supply chains, the sales of silicon nitride will rise. As a result, the rising use of silicon nitride in semiconductors will contribute to the growth of the global silicon nitride market at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period.

Increasing demand for efficient silicon products

The demand for high-performance components from the solar energy, automotive, and medical industries is significant. These industries extensively use silicon nitride, which already has higher efficiency and conversion rates compared with its substitutes. However, vendors are constantly working on improving the efficiency of silicon nitrides to cater to specific demands from the end-users. They are using high-purity silicon to produce high-efficiency silicon nitride types such as RBSN, HPSN, and SSN for use in advanced photovoltaic solar panels and medical implants. Therefore, the trend of increasing demand for efficient silicon products will have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global silicon nitride market during the forecast period 2019-2023, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global silicon nitride market is fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients in improving their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading Silicon Nitride manufacturers, which include 3M Co., CeramTec GmbH, Denka Co. Ltd., Kyocera Corp., and Ube Industries Ltd.

Also, the silicon nitride market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
      • Table Key offerings
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global inorganic chemicals market
      • Table Segments of global inorganic chemicals market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Type - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by type
      • Table Comparison by type
    • Reaction bonded silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Reaction bonded silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Reaction bonded silicon nitride - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Hot pressed silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018- 2023
      • Table Hot pressed silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Hot pressed silicon nitride - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Sintered silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Sintered silicon nitride - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Sintered silicon nitride - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type
      • Table Market opportunity by type
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global photovoltaic system installations - Year-over-year growth 2005-2016 (%)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing investment opportunities in APAC
    • Impositions of tariffs expected to affect solar photovoltaic system installation in US
    • Increasing demand for efficient silicon products
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • 3M Co.
      • Table 3M Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table 3M Co. - Business segments
      • Table 3M Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table 3M Co. - Geographic focus
      • Table 3M Co. - Segment focus
      • Table 3M Co. - Key offerings
    • CeramTec GmbH
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Vendor overview
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Business segments
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Organizational developments
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Geographic focus
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Segment focus
      • Table CeramTec GmbH - Key offerings
    • Denka Co. Ltd.
      • Table Denka Co. Ltd. - Vendor overview
      • Table Denka Co. Ltd. - Business segments
      • Table Denka Co. Ltd. - Segment focus
      • Table Denka Co. Ltd. - Key offerings
    • Kyocera Corp.
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Business segments
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Geographic focus
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table Kyocera Corp. - Key offerings
    • Ube Industries Ltd.
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Vendor overview
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Business segments
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Organizational developments
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Geographic focus
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Segment focus
      • Table Ube Industries Ltd. - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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