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Silicon Nitride Market by Type (Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride, Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride, Sintered Silicon Nitride), End-use Industry (Photovoltaic, Automotive, General Industrial, Aerospace, Medical), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

Silicon Nitride Market by Type (Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride, Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride, Sintered Silicon Nitride), End-use Industry (Photovoltaic, Automotive, General Industrial, Aerospace, Medical), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

“Superior mechanical and biocompatible properties of silicon nitride are expected to drive the global silicon nitride market during the forecast period.”
The silicon nitride market is estimated at USD 90 million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 127 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.2% between 2018 and 2023. Silicon nitride exhibits good mechanical properties and is lightweight and biocompatible. These properties make it a preferred material in end-use industries such as photovoltaic, automotive, aerospace, medical, and general industrial. Increasing demand from these end-use industries is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

Silicon nitride is relatively expensive, but its price versus performance is better than its alternatives. Silicon nitride manufacturing is complex, and this increases its cost. For instance, hot pressed silicon nitride needs to be diamond grounded in order to obtain the desired shape. Both the price of grinding and equipment is high. Thus, the high cost acts as a major restraint to the demand for silicon nitride. However, the development of silicon nitride as a biocompatible material in the medical industry and the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles are a major opportunity for various market players.

“Medical end-use industry is expected to register the highest CAGR in the global silicon nitride market during the forecast period.”
The medical end-use industry segment is projected to witness the highest growth in the silicon nitride market among the end-use industries. In the medical industry, silicon nitride is used as a material for manufacturing surgical screws, plates, and bearings for use in applications such as prosthetic hips, knee joints, and dental implants. Silicon nitride composites are also used in cervical spacers and spinal fusion devices. It is biocompatible, bioactive, bacterial resistant, and shows superior bone affinity. Also, it can provide an exceptionally smooth and wear-resistant surface for applications such as bearings for hip and knee replacements in the medical industry. The market for silicon nitride in the medical industry is in the nascent stage and is expected to grow the fastest in the coming years.

“Sintered silicon nitride segment is expected to register the highest CAGR in the global silicon nitride market during the forecast period.”
Among the silicon nitride types, sintered silicon nitride is projected to grow the fastest during the forecast period. SSN exhibits properties such as high-temperature strength, superior thermal shock resistance, creep resistance, fracture toughness, oxidation resistance, and wear resistance. SSN is used in applications such as components in glow plugs in diesel engines, pre-combustion chambers, turbochargers, rocker arm pads in spark ignition engines, and components in exhaust gas control valves.

“APAC is projected to record the highest growth rate during the forecast period.”
Globally, APAC accounted for the largest share of the silicon nitride market, and this trend is expected to continue until 2023. Within APAC, China was estimated to be the largest market in the region, followed by Japan, South Korea, and India in the year 2017. China is also projected to grow the fastest during the forecast period. Growing innovation and the rising demand for improved products in the end-use industries are driving the use of silicon nitride in the region.

Extensive primary interviews were conducted to determine and verify the market size for several segments and sub-segments and information gathered through secondary research.
The breakup of primary interviews is given below.
By Company Type - Tier 1 - 60%, Tier 2 - 30%, and Tier 3 - 10%
By Designation - C level - 50%, Director level - 30%, and Others - 20%
By Region - Europe -40%, APAC - 30%, North America - 20%, RoW-10%

The leading silicon nitride powder manufacturers are UBE (Japan), Denka (Japan), AlzChem (Germany), H.C. Starck (Germany), Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Advanced Materials Co. Ltd (China), and Vesta Si (Sweden). The leading fabricators of silicon nitride are 3M (US), CeramTec (Germany), Kyocera Fine Ceramics (Japan), Morgan Advanced Ceramics (UK), Toshiba (Japan), Rogers Corporation (US), and CoorsTek (US).

Research Coverage:
This research report categorizes the global silicon nitride market on the basis of type, end-use industry, and region. The report includes detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the market, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges. Detailed analysis of the key market players provides insights into business overviews, services, key strategies, and recent developments associated with the market.

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The report will help the leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:

1. This report segments the global silicon nitride market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of market sizes for the overall market and sub-segments across verticals and regions.

2. The report will help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide them with information on the key market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

3. This report will help stakeholders understand the major competitors and gain insights to enhance their position in the business. The competitive landscape section includes expansions, acquisitions, and agreements.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
      • SILICON NITRIDE
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SILICON NITRIDE MARKET
    • SILICON NITRIDE MARKET, BY TYPE
    • SILICON NITRIDE MARKET, BY COUNTRY
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
      • GROWTH OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
        • Table GLOBAL EV REGISTRATIONS (UNITS)
      • GROWTH OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY
  • SILICON NITRIDE MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • REACTION BONDED SILICON NITRIDE (RBSN)
      • POOR MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ARE IMPACTING THE MARKET FOR RBSN
        • Table RBSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table RBSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • HOT PRESSED SILICON NITRIDE (HPSN)
      • HIGH FABRICATION COST IS A KEY FACTOR HAMPERING THE GROWTH OF THIS SILICON NITRIDE TYPE
        • Table HPSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table HPSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • SINTERED SILICON NITRIDE (SSN)
      • ECONOMICAL FABRICATION PROCESS IS DRIVING THE USAGE OF SSN IN VARIOUS APPLICATIONS
        • Table SSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SSN MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHER SILICON NITRIDE TYPES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table OTHER SILICON NITRIDE TYPES MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
  • SILICON NITRIDE MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • AUTOMOTIVE
      • INCREASING FOCUS ON ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES TO DRIVE THE MARKET FOR SILICON NITRIDE
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • PHOTOVOLTAIC
      • INCREASING SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS TO DRIVE THE DEMAND FOR SILICON NITRIDE IN THE PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • GENERAL INDUSTRY
      • USE OF SILICON NITRIDE FOR CUTTING AND TOOLING APPLICATIONS TO DRIVE THE MARKET IN GENERAL INDUSTRIES
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN GENERAL INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN GENERAL INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • AEROSPACE
      • NEED FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS WITH EXTREME OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS IS DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR SILICON NITRIDE IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • MEDICAL
      • EXCELLENT BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF SILICON NITRIDE MAKES IT A SUITABLE MATERIAL FOR USE IN MEDICAL IMPLANTS
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN MEDICAL INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • OTHERS
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER END-USE INDUSTRIES, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE IN OTHER END-USE INDUSTRIES, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
  • SILICON NITRIDE MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • US
        • Table US: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table US: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table CANADA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table MEXICO: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • APAC
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table CHINA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table JAPAN: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table INDIA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • REST OF APAC
        • Table REST OF APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table REST OF APAC: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON)
      • Table EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table GERMANY: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table FRANCE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • UK
        • Table UK: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table UK: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • SWEDEN
        • Table SWEDEN: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table SWEDEN: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • REST OF EUROPE
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
        • Table REST OF EUROPE: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
    • REST OF WORLD (ROW)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (TON)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2016-2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table ROW: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table SOUTH AMERICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (TON)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: SILICON NITRIDE MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2016–2023 (USD THOUSAND)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSION, 2014–2019
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2014–2019
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2014–2019
      • AGREEMENTS/COLLABORATIONS
        • Table AGREEMENTS/COLLABORATIONS, 2014–2019
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • SILICON NITRIDE POWDER MANUFACTURERS
      • UBE
      • DENKA
      • ALZCHEM
      • H.C. STARK
      • YANTAI TOMLEY HI-TECH ADVANCED MATERIALS
      • VESTA SI
    • FABRICATORS OF SILICON NITRIDE
      • 3M
      • CERAMTEC
      • KYOCERA CORPORATION
      • MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS
      • TOSHIBA
      • ROGERS CORPORATION
      • COORSTEK
  • APPENDIX
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL
    • RELATED REPORTS
    • AUTHOR DETAILS

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