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Technical Ceramics Market

Technical Ceramics Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Material, Product and End-use Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026

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Author's: Krunal Yeware | Eswara Prasad
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Technical Ceramics Market Outlook-2026

The global technical ceramics market was valued at $8.03 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $13.09 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.20% from 2019 to 2026. 

Technical ceramic is an inorganic, non-metallic material with a unique combination of thermal and physical properties that make it highly functional. It is ideally used in technical applications such as high temperature, and corrosion & wear resistance, and offers longer service life along with sustained cost-efficiency. Thus, this material is popular by the name of technical ceramics. In addition, it is also known as high-performance ceramic and engineering ceramic.

Technical Ceramics Market

The growth of the technical ceramics market is entirely driven by the associated properties. Insulating and conductive properties of technical ceramics have made them fundamentals in the production of electronics and semiconductor products. Furthermore, their high-temperature compatibility largely recommends their use in high-temperature applications in energy & power and industrial manufacturing sector. In addition, thermal shock resistance and high stability offered by technical ceramics further boost their adoption in various end-use industries such as medical, consumer goods, energy & power, and others. On the other hand, high prices associated with technical ceramics is the major factor that restrains the global technical ceramics market growth. Miniaturization is one of the recent technical ceramics market trend which is offering new growth opportunities to this market. Therefore, technical ceramics manufacturers are focusing on the production of smaller size ceramic product manufacturing. 

The global technical ceramics market is segmented on the basis of material, product, end-use industry, and region. By material type, the global market is divided into oxide ceramics and non-oxide ceramics. By product, the market is divided into monolithic ceramics, ceramic coatings, and ceramic matrix composites. By end-use industry, the global market is studied across electronics & semiconductors, automotive, energy & power, industrial, medical, military & defense, and other end-use industries. Region-wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Asia-Pacific acquired the highest market share in terms of revenue in 2018. This is attributed to the presence of an established automotive industry, growth in the semiconductor industry, and expanding nature of the consumer electronics sector across the region. Some of the major countries that contributed toward the regional growth are China, India, and Japan in response to strong automotive sales and rapid growth in the consumer electronics sector.   

Some of the major market players operating and profiled in this market are KYOCERA Corporation, Albemarle Corporation, Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Rauschert GmbH, McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies, CoorsTek Inc., Saint-Gobain S.A., and 3M, NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., and KCC CORPORATION.

Apart from the mainstream market players, some of the other manufacturers in the value chain are Superior Technical Ceramics, Ceradyne Inc., Ortech Incorporated, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Momentive Performance Materials Inc., and others.

Key players are adopting numerous strategies such as product launch, agreement, joint venture, and business expansion, to stay competitive in this market. 

For instance, in July 2019 KYOCERA formed a joint venture with Ube Industries to manufacture ceramic filters for 5G base stations. Under this joint venture, Kyocera acquired 51% of the shares of Ube Electronics, Ltd. This development is likely to strengthen the product portfolio of both companies by utilizing each other’s technical capabilities. 

Global Technical Ceramics Market, by Material

By material, oxide-based ceramics emerged as the largest market with more than 60% technical ceramics market share in 2018. This is mainly attributed to the high demand for alumina in electronics & electrical, automotive, energy & utility, and other industries. In addition, titanate ceramic is mostly blended with aluminum by forming solid ceramics, which is highly recommended in the application such as industrial process heating and heavy industrial processing. As a result, their industrial adoption is high in process industries for various applications. 

Technical Ceramics Market
By Material
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Oxides is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Technical Ceramics Market, by Product

By product, the monolithic ceramics segment has dominated the global market by acquiring close to two-thirds of the global market share in 2018 and a similar segment anticipated to continue dominating the market during the forecast period. The demand for monolithic ceramics was on the rise on account of the rapid rise in the sales of consumer electronic products such as laptops, smartphones, television, cameras, and others. This is because monolithic ceramics are effectively utilized in the production of capacitors for consumer electronics devices.

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By Product
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Monolithic Ceramics is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Technical Ceramics Market, by End-Use industry

By end-user industry, electronics & semiconductor segment was the largest end-use industry among others in 2018. Technical ceramics are considered as fundamentals in the production of electronics and semiconductor products. They are also used in the production of capacitors, which is a basic component used in consumer electronics and electronics appliances. As a result, increase in sales of products such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, chargers, and other high-end appliances significantly drives the use of technical ceramics in the electronics and semiconductor industry. 

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By End User
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Electronics & Semiconductor is projected as the most lucrative segment.

Global Technical Ceramics Market, by Region

By region, Asia-Pacific is the market leader across the globe for a reason. China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia are the prominent contributors to the regional growth of technical ceramics. The region has the presence of several established industries such as automotive, electronics & electricals, and energy & power, which collectively surge the demand for technical ceramics.

Technical Ceramics Market
By Region
North America

Asia-Pacific holds a dominant position in 2018 and would continue to maintain the lead over the forecast period.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • The report provides an in-depth outlook of the technical ceramics market analysis along with the current and future market trends
  • This report highlights the key drivers, opportunities, and restraints of the market along with the impact analyses during the forecast period
  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps analyze the potential of the buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the global technical ceramics industry for strategy building
  • A comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrain the market growth is provided
  • The qualitative data in this report aims on market dynamics, trends, and developments
  • The global technical ceramics market size is provided in terms of revenue along with pricing analysis of each product type

Technical Ceramics Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Material
  • Oxide
  • Non-Oxide
By Product
  • Monolithic Ceramics
  • Ceramic Coatings
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)
By End Use Industry
  • Electronics & Semiconductor
  • Automotive
  • Energy & Power
  • Industrial
  • Medical
  • Military & Defense
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Key Market Players

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., Rauschert GmbH, SAINT-GOBAIN, KCC Corporation, McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies, LLC., Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Albemarle Corporation, KYOCERA Corporation, CoorsTek, Inc.

Analyst Review

According to CXOs of the leading companies, the global technical ceramics market is witnessing significant growth over the past few years. Technical ceramics are used in the place of plastic and metals in different applications. This is possible because of associated properties, which include temperature compatibility, hardness, and electrical properties that drives the market growth. During the production process, by changing or modifying the chemical formulation, properties of technical ceramics can be tailored to meet a large range of demanding applications. This is the key benefit associated with technical ceramics, which is the major growth driver in this market. 

Superior and physical properties associated with technical ceramics make the stand out in the range of ceramics material. As a result, the trend for process efficiency in manufacturing plants is prominently favoring their use by replacing plastic and metals. On the other hand, the medical industry is expected to offer promising growth opportunities for this market during the forecast period. This is due to the rise in effectiveness of technical ceramics in the orthopedics implant. For instance, medical industry is utilizing the materialistic properties of technical ceramics to make orthopedics implant durable and superior quality. 

Author Name(s) : Krunal Yeware | Eswara Prasad

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Technical Ceramics Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2026