Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders
BCC Research estimates that the global consumption of advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders will rise from $9 billion in 2013 to $12.1 billion in 2018, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% over the next five years.
- An in-depth analysis of the advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders market.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compounds annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
- Identification of suppliers, major user industries, and major issues related to the production and commercialization of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders.
- Examination of the technological as well as business issues related to the commercial production and use of advanced ceramic and nanoceramic powders.
- Comprehensive company profiles of key players in the market.
SCOPE OF REPORT
For the various advanced ceramic and nanoscale powder types (oxides, carbides, nitrides, borides), the report provides an analysis of the material types in each category along with processing technologies, properties, applications, suppliers, prices and markets.
The technologies utilized in current commercial advanced ceramic powders and nanoscale powders reviewed in the report are categorized as being chemical and vapor- or gas-phase methodologies. The bulk of the technologies used in commercial production, such as the precipitation and sol-gel methods, are chemical based.
The qualitative and quantitative determinations embodied in this report are a valuable contribution to the current knowledge of advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders and their processing techniques, applications and markets. This information would be useful to companies that are facing decisions about their strategies for expansion or entering new business sectors.
The analyst responsible for this most recent update of this report is Dr. William Davison, a consulting ceramic and materials business and technology consultant located in Pacific Grove, California. Dr. Davison was a BCC Research analyst from 1994 to 1996. He has also held positions with TRW Electronics and Defense Sector (now part of Northrup Grumman Corp., Redondo Beach, Calif.), Advanced Materials Partners in New Canaan, Conn.; and NYCO Minerals, Willsboro, N.Y. (now part of S&B Industrial Minerals, S.A.). He holds a PhD in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from The Dolan School at Fairfield University, Conn. His consulting assignments have focused on advanced ceramic manufacturing for the semiconductor manufacturing equipment, alumina electronic materials, solar cell transparent electrode materials and raw materials for ceramics manufacturing. Dr. Davison has also spent several years in technology and market development of engineered additives for engineered plastics and other electronic materials.
The original BCC Research report on this topic was authored by Dr. Thomas Abraham, who was previously Vice President and Director of the Advanced Materials Group of BCC Research. He authored BCC Research reports on a number of advanced materials technologies including advanced ceramic components, synthetic diamonds, magnetic materials, high-performance coatings and high-temperature superconductors. The previous update of this report was authored by Andrew McWilliams, a partner in the Boston-based consulting firm 43rd Parallel LLC. Mr. McWilliams has also authored a number of BCC Research reports, focusing on nanotechnology-based products.
The U.S. consumed more than $3.1 billion worth of advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders in 2010. Consumption is projected to increase to nearly $3.4 billion in 2011 and $5.4 billion in 2016, a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9% between 2011 and 2016.
The total U.S. market for advanced ceramic powders in 2006 is estimated to be 1.26 billion pounds and worth $2.2 billion. This is projected to increase to 1.57 billion pounds, worth $3.4 billion by the year 2011, an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 8.9% for value.
In 2006, advanced ceramic powders account for 97.3% of the market in volume terms and 90.5% in value terms. Over the next five years, advanced ceramic powders' volume share is expected to decline slightly to 96.6%, while their value share will drop to 82.3%.
In the last 20 years, U.S. researchers have been working to develop technologies for the production of ultrapure and nanosized ceramic powders. Commercial availability of cheap nanosized ceramic powders and perfecting the processing technology would have major implications for the future growth of the advanced ceramics industry and related applications in the 21st century.
The total U.S. market for advanced ceramic powders in 2002, including nanopowders, was estimated to be 918 million pounds worth $1,605 million.
This is projected to increase at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.3% to 1,178 million pounds worth $2,286 million by 2007.
In 2002, advanced ceramic powder still constituted 90.4% in value. However, in the next five years, the volume will drop to 89.5% with increased use of nanoceramic powders.
Among the advanced ceramic powders, oxide constituted 97.9% in value in 2002, and essentially will hold through 2007.
For 2002, BCC estimates that the total consumption of nanosize ceramic powders was about $154 million, and is expected to grow at an AAGR of 9.3% to $241 million by 2007.