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This BCC Research report analyzes materials used in various structural ceramic application categories and their respective properties, processing technologies, properties and prices in U.S. markets. Includes forecast through 2020.

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Highlights

The North American market for technical and advanced structural ceramics totaled $4.5 billion in 2014. The market is expected to reach nearly $6.7 billion by 2020 from $4.8 billion in 2015, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2015 through 2020.
Bioceramics as a segment of this market is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2015 to nearly $4.5 billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 6.7% for the period 2015-2020.
Advanced armor and military equipment as a segment of this market will grow from $694.0 million in 2015 to $935.0 million in 2020 at a CAGR of 6.1% for the period 2015-2020.

INTRODUCTION

This market research report is an update of a 2014 BCC Research report and analyzes the market, materials and recent developments in advanced structural ceramics. The report includes an overview of advanced ceramic materials and discusses production technologies, new applications and competitive issues. It presents the various businesses entering the field of advanced structural ceramics and discusses the barriers to entry. The report provides market projections for the five-year period after publication.

Advanced structural ceramics have the potential to resolve many material-based challenges in process-industry, power-generation, aerospace, transportation and military applications. Their wear resistance, corrosion resistance, high-temperature resistance and light weight represent a superior combination of qualities. These materials can help decrease energy consumption and minimize pollution.
Breakthroughs in advanced ceramics technology are having a vast impact on global business and society.

SCOPE OF REPORT

The report analyzes materials used in various structural ceramic application categories and their respective properties, processing technologies, properties and prices in U.S.
markets. The qualitative and quantitative judgments in this report make a valuable contribution to the knowledge of advanced structural ceramic materials, components, processing techniques, applications and markets.

Table Of Contents

Technical and Advanced Structural Ceramics: North American Markets
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
SCOPE OF REPORT 2
INFORMATION SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY 3
ANALYSTS' CREDENTIALS 3
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 3
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE NORTH AMERICAN TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL
CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE NORTH AMERICAN TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL
CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014-2020 ($ MILLIONS) 7
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 9
OVERVIEW 9
TABLE 1 ADVANCED AND STRUCTURAL CERAMIC APPLICATIONS OVERVIEW 9
MAJOR CERAMIC MATERIALS 11
ALUMINA-BASED CERAMICS 11
TABLE 2 NORTH AMERICAN ALUMINA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 12
ZIRCONIA-BASED CERAMICS 12
TABLE 3 NORTH AMERICAN ZIRCONIA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 13
SILICON CARBIDE CERAMICS 13
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICAN SILICON CARBIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 14
BORON CARBIDE CERAMICS 14
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICAN BORON CARBIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014` ($ MILLIONS) 15
SILICON NITRIDE CERAMICS 15
TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICAN SILICON NITRIDE AND SIALONS TECHNICAL AND
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 16
SILICA-BASED CERAMICS 16
TABLE 7 NORTH AMERICAN SILICA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 16
TITANIUM DIBORIDE CERAMICS 17
TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICAN TITANIUM DIBORIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 17
GLASS AND GLASS CERAMICS 18
TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICAN GLASS CERAMICS TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 19
MIXED AND SPECIALTY CERAMICS 19
TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN MIXED AND SPECIALTY TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 20
STRUCTURAL CERAMIC INFORMATION SOURCES 20
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY CERAMICS
DATABASE 21
MATWEB 21
SUMMARY OF 2014 ESTIMATES FOR STRUCTURAL CERAMIC MAJOR
COMPOSITIONS 21
TABLE 11 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS BY MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 21
CHAPTER 4 CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY 23
PROCESSING ADVANCED CERAMICS 23
TABLE 12 COMMONLY USED ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIALS 23
STABLE OXIDES 24
TITANATE CERAMICS 24
FERRITE MATERIAL 24
MULTICOMPONENT OXIDE CERAMICS 24
BERYLLIA CERAMICS 24
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 25
MONOLITHIC STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 25
CERAMIC-MATRIX COMPOSITES 25
PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 26
TABLE 13 BASIC PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS USED IN STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 26
ALUMINOSILICATE-BASED CERAMICS 26
OXIDE CERAMICS 26
Alumina 27
TABLE 14 COMMERCIAL ALUMINA PROPERTIES 28
Zirconia 29
TABLE 15 COMMERCIAL ZIRCONIA PROPERTIES 29
Beryllia Ceramics 30
NON-OXIDE CERAMICS 30
Nitrides 30
Silicon Nitride 31
TABLE 16 TYPICAL SILICON NITRIDE PROPERTIES 31
Reaction-Bonded Silicon Nitride 32
Hot-Pressed Silicon Nitride 32
Sintered Silicon Nitride 33
Boron Nitride 33
TABLE 17 HOT-PRESSED BORON NITRIDE PROPERTIES 33
Aluminum Nitride 34
SiAlONs 35
Carbides 35
Silicon Carbide 35
Hot-Pressed Silicon Carbide 36
Sintered Silicon Carbide 36
Reaction-Sintered Silicon Carbide 37
Boron Carbide 37
Titanium Carbide 38
Tungsten Carbide 38
Borides 38
Silicides 39
CERAMIC TOUGHENING 39
Microstructure Development 39
Whisker Toughening 39
Phase Transformation Toughening 39
Surface-Treatment Toughening 39
Transformation Toughening of Zirconia 40
COMPARISON OF STRUCTURAL CERAMIC STRENGTHS 41
TABLE 18 AVERAGE CERAMIC STRENGTH (PSI) 41
CERAMIC-MATRIX COMPOSITES 41
REINFORCEMENTS 42
Particulates 42
Platelets 43
Whiskers 43
TABLE 19 SELECTED CERAMIC WHISKER PROPERTIES 44
Continuous Fibers 44
TABLE 20 TYPICAL FIBER PROPERTY RANGES 45
Matrices 45
Glass and Glass-Ceramic Matrices 45
OXIDES 47
TABLE 21 ALUMINA AND MULLITE MATRIX COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS AND
BENEFITS 48
TABLE 22 OXIDE-MATRIX COMPOSITE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 49
NON-OXIDES 50
TABLE 23 SILICON CARBIDE MATRIX CONTINUOUS FIBER-REINFORCED CERAMIC
COMPOSITE BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS 50
TABLE 24 NON-OXIDE-MATRIX COMPOSITE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 51
TABLE 25 MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS 53
Discontinuously and Continuously Reinforced Ceramics 54
TABLE 26 DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS BY TYPE 54
TABLE 27 CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS BY TYPE 55
Advanced Structural Ceramic Processing 56
TABLE 28 CRYSTALLINE CERAMIC PROCESSING STAGES 56
POWDER TECHNOLOGY 57
RHEOLOGY CONTROL 58
CONSOLIDATION AND FORMING 58
TABLE 29 POWDER CONSOLIDATION AND SHAPE-FORMING TECHNIQUES 58
DRY PRESSING 58
UNIAXIAL PRESSING 59
ISOSTATIC PRESSING 59
HOT PRESSING 59
HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING 59
SLIP CASTING 60
FIGURE 1 SLIP-CASTING PROCESS SCHEMATIC 60
TAPE CASTING 61
EXTRUSION 61
FIGURE 2 EXTRUSION PROCESS SCHEMATIC 61
INJECTION MOLDING 62
FIGURE 3 INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS SCHEMATIC 62
SINTERING 63
GREEN MACHINING 64
OTHER PROCESSES 64
Glass Ceramics 64
Sol-Gel Methods for Ceramic Processing 64
Organometallic Routes 66
CHAPTER 5 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 68
PARTICLE SIZE 68
ULTRAFINE PARTICLES USING A HIGH-PRESSURE MILL 69
NANOPARTICLES 69
SIALONS 70
CRACK HEALING 71
QUALITY CONTROL 71
RHEOLOGY CONTROL 72
FABRICATION PROCESS CONTROL 72
PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS 73
TOUGHNESS 73
MATERIAL STRENGTH 73
IMPROVED DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES 74
LOW-STRESS DESIGNS AND RESISTANCE TO THE USE ENVIRONMENT 74
IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO CONTACT STRESS 75
CHEMICAL STABILITY AND BONDING 76
PROTECTIVE COATINGS 77
FUNCTIONAL GRADIENT CERAMICS 77
COST REDUCTION 78
LOWER-COST QUALITY ASSURANCE 78
REDUCED MANUFACTURNG COSTS 78
IMPROVED AUTOMATION 79
DECREASED NEED FOR FINAL MACHINING 79
REDUCED COST OF PRECURSORS 80
LOWER-COST INTERFACE MATERIALS AND DEPOSITION PROCESSES 80
ADVANCING STRUCTURAL CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY 81
CHAPTER 6 CUTTING TOOLS AND TOOL INSERTS 84
MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES 85
TABLE 30 LEADING STRUCTURAL CERAMIC CUTTING-TOOL MATERIAL PROPERTIES 86
ALUMINA CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS 86
Alumina White Ceramic and Alumina Black Ceramic 86
TABLE 31 ALUMINA COMPARISONS 87
Whisker-Reinforced Alumina-Silicon Carbide 87
NITRIDE-BASED CUTTING TOOLS 88
Coatings 89
OTHER ADVANCED CERAMIC CUTTING-TOOL MATERIALS 89
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 90
TABLE 32 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS
MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS 90
TABLE 33 SHARES OF LEADING COMPANIES IN THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC
CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS MARKET, 2014 (%) 92
CERAMIC CUTTING TOOL AND INSERT MARKET 92
PRICES 92
TABLE 34 CARBIDE AND CERAMIC TOOL INSERT PRICES, 1987-2014 92
CONSUMPTION 93
TABLE 35 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND TOOL INSERTS
MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 93
TABLE 36 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS MARKET
SHARES BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%) 94
CHAPTER 7 WEAR-, EROSION- AND CORROSION-RESISTANT CERAMICS 96
MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES 96
TABLE 37 MATERIAL SELECTIONS FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS 97
TABLE 38 MATERIAL SELECTION PROPERTIES FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS* 97
TABLE 39 SILICON NITRIDE-BEARING COMPONENT PROPERTIES 98
APPLICATIONS 99
BEARINGS 99
GRINDING MEDIA 101
TABLE 40 COORS HIGH-DENSITY CERAMIC MEDIA PROPERTIES 102
FOILS 102
NOZZLES 103
Sand and Abrasive Blast Nozzles 103
Tundish Nozzles 103
Other Nozzles 103
MECHANICAL SEALS AND VALVES 104
TABLE 41 CANDIDATE STRUCTURAL CERAMIC SEAL PROPERTIES 105
AUTOMOTIVE WATER-PUMP SEAL FACES 106
LINERS AND SCRAPERS 106
DIES: EXTRUSION FOR WIRE AND CABLE 106
Wire-Drawing Capstans 107
Rolls, Guides and Wire Dies 107
MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS 108
Pulleys and Sheaves 108
Specialty Crucibles 109
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 109
COMPANIES 109
MARKET SHARES 111
TABLE 42 SHARES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR
WEAR-RESISTANT AND INDUSTRIAL-RELATED APPLICATIONS MARKET BY
PRODUCERS AND SUPPLIERS, 2014 (%)
111
MARKET 111
TABLE 43 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS USED FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND CORROSION-RESISTANT
INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
111
TABLE 44 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS, 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
112
CERAMIC BEARINGS 112
TABLE 45 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC BEARING AND BEARING COMPONENTS
MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 113
GRINDING MEDIA AND RELATED APPLICATIONS 113
TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC GRINDING MEDIA MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 47 SHARES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC GRINDING MEDIA MARKET
BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%) 115
NOZZLES 115
TABLE 48 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC NOZZLES MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 49 NORTH AMERICAN STRUCTURAL CERAMIC NOZZLES MARKET BY
MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 117
MECHANICAL SEALS, VALVES, PLUNGERS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 117
TABLE 50 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC SEALS, VALVES AND RELATED PRODUCTS
MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 119
TABLE 51 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC SEALS, VALVES AND RELATED PRODUCTS
MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 119
DIES, GUIDES AND SCRAPERS 120
TABLE 52 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC DIES, GUIDES, PULLEYS AND RELATED
PRODUCTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 120
TABLE 53 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC DIES, GUIDES, PULLEYS AND RELATED
PRODUCTS MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 121
CHAPTER 8 BIOCERAMICS 124
MATERIALS AND PROPERTIES 125
BIOCERAMIC MATERIAL TYPES 125
Nearly Inert Ceramic Materials 126
Surface-Active Glass and Ceramic Materials 126
Resorbable Ceramics 127
MATERIAL PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPLANTS 127
BIOCERAMIC MATERIALS 127
Bone Substitutes 128
Dental Ceramics 129
Orthopedic Implants 130
APPLICATIONS 130
TABLE 54 BIOACTIVE GLASS AND GLASS-CERAMIC APPLICATIONS 131
BIOGLASS PROSTHESES 132
GLASS-CERAMIC PROSTHESES 132
BIOGLASS COMPOSITE PROSTHESES 133
SILICON CARBIDE WHISKER-REINFORCED GLASS-CERAMIC COMPOSITES 133
CRYSTALLIZED GLASS PROSTHESES 134
CALCIUM-BASED BIOCOMPATIBLE FILLER FOR BONES 134
CERAMICS FOR ORTHOPEDIC PRODUCTS 134
DENTAL CERAMIC MATERIALS FOR CROWNS AND BRIDGES 136
Glass Ceramics as Crown Materials 136
Zirconia for Ceramic Crowns and Bridgework 136
Posterior Composite Materials 137
Glass Ionomer for Dental Cement and Posterior Material 137
DENTAL IMPLANTS 138
NANOCERAMIC MATERIALS 139
MARKET 139
TABLE 55 NUMBER OF U.S. DENTISTS BY SPECIALTY, 2012 AND 2022 140
TABLE 56 U.S. BIOCERAMICS DENTAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 140
TABLE 57 U.S. BIOCERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 141
TABLE 58 U.S. BIOCERAMICS MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 142
CHAPTER 9 ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT CERAMIC PARTS 144
APPLICATIONS 144
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 144
COMBUSTORS FOR GAS TURBINES 145
HIGH-TEMPERATURE BATTERIES 147
FUEL CELLS 149
OTHER ENERGY-RELATED PRODUCTS 151
Bioenergy 151
Nuclear Energy 151
Carbon Capture and Storage 152
Fuel Cells and Batteries 153
Gasifier Reaction Chambers 153
KILN FURNITURE 155
CERAMIC CRUCIBLES 157
HEAT EXCHANGERS 157
Stationary Heat Exchangers 157
Rotary Heat Exchangers 158
Recuperators 159
Fixed-Boundary Recuperator 160
COGENERATION 160
FLUIDIZED BED COMBUSTION 160
SOLAR ENERGY RECEIVERS AND CONVERTERS 161
MATERIALS 161
HEAT-EXCHANGER MATERIALS 161
KILN-FURNITURE MATERIALS 162
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 162
TABLE 59 NORTH AMERICAN COMPANIES SUPPLYING CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR
ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS 162
TABLE 60 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SHARES FOR LEADING SUPPLIERS OF
CERAMICS FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS ,
2012 (%)
164
HEAT EXCHANGERS AND RECUPERATORS 164
MARKET 165
TABLE 61 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT COMPONENTS BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
165
TABLE 62 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMIC
MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT COMPONENTS BY
MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
166
CHAPTER 10 AIRCRAFT AND AEROSPACE CERAMICS 168
MATERIALS 168
SPACE-SHUTTLE TILES 169
GLASS AND GLASS CERAMICS 170
CERAMIC COMPOSITES 170
FIBER-REINFORCED GLASS AND GLASS CERAMICS 171
TABLE 63 SIGNIFICANT GLASS-CERAMIC MATERIALS 171
Glass-Fiber Reinforcement 172
Oxide and Silicon Carbide Fiber Reinforcement 172
SILICON NITRIDE AND CERAMIC COMPOSITE MEMBRANES WITH
INCREASED ENGINEERING RELIABILITY 172
MARKET 173
TABLE 64 U.S. MARKET FOR GLASS CERAMICS USED IN AIRCRAFT AND AEROSPACE
APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 174
CHAPTER 11 ADVANCED ARMOR AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS 176
MILITARY APPLICATIONS FOR STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 176
CERAMIC ARMOR 176
FIGURE 4 SPECTRA SHIELD COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION 177
BORON CARBIDE APPLICATIONS 177
SILICON CARBIDE APPLICATIONS 179
INNOVATIONS 180
MISCELLANEOUS 182
Radomes 182
Missile Parts 182
Gun Barrel Liners 182
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 183
TABLE 65 SHARES OF THE U.S. CERAMIC ARMOR MARKET BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 183
MARKET 183
TABLE 66 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
USED FOR ADVANCED ARMOR AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS)
183
TABLE 67 SHARES OF THE U.S. CERAMIC ARMOR MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014
(%) 183
CHAPTER 12 COMPANY PROFILES 186
3M 186
ABRESIST KALENBORN 186
ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS 187
ASAHI GLASS CO. 187
ASTRO MET 188
BAE SYSTEMS 188
BERKELEY ADVANCED BIOMATERIALS 189
BLACKHAWK 189
CERADYNE 189
CERAMTEC 190
CERCO 191
COORSTEK 192
CORBETT INDUSTRIES 193
CORNING 193
DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL 193
DEPUY SYNTHES 194
EAGLEPICHER TECHNOLOGIES 194
ELSTER THERMAL SOLUTIONS/ECLIPSE 194
ENERGY RECOVERY 195
FERRO-CERAMIC GRINDING 195
FELDCO INTERNATIONAL 195
GREENLEAF CORP. 196
HOOVER PRECISION PRODUCTS 196
HYDRO CARBIDE 197
INFRAMAT 197
IONBOND 197
IVOCLAR VIVADENT 198
KENNAMETAL 199
KOYOCERA 199
M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES 200
MAGNECO/METREL 200
MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC. 200
MORGAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS 201
NGK INSULATORS 202
NTK TECHNOLOGIES 202
NOBEL BIOCARE 203
NOVABONE 204
PIONEER SURGICAL 204
SAINT-GOBAIN 204
SANDVIK 205
SKF 205
STRYKER 206
TIMKEN 207
VR/WESSON 207
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 207
ZIMMER BIOMET 208
ZIRCOA 208

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE NORTH AMERICAN TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL
CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 7
TABLE 1 ADVANCED AND STRUCTURAL CERAMIC APPLICATIONS OVERVIEW 9
TABLE 2 NORTH AMERICAN ALUMINA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 12
TABLE 3 NORTH AMERICAN ZIRCONIA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 13
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICAN SILICON CARBIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 14
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICAN BORON CARBIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014` ($ MILLIONS) 15
TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICAN SILICON NITRIDE AND SIALONS TECHNICAL AND
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 16
TABLE 7 NORTH AMERICAN SILICA-BASED TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL
CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 16
TABLE 8 NORTH AMERICAN TITANIUM DIBORIDE TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 17
TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICAN GLASS CERAMICS TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 19
TABLE 10 NORTH AMERICAN MIXED AND SPECIALTY TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 20
TABLE 11 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS BY MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 21
TABLE 12 COMMONLY USED ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIALS 23
TABLE 13 BASIC PROPERTIES OF COMPOUNDS USED IN STRUCTURAL CERAMICS 26
TABLE 14 COMMERCIAL ALUMINA PROPERTIES 28
TABLE 15 COMMERCIAL ZIRCONIA PROPERTIES 29
TABLE 16 TYPICAL SILICON NITRIDE PROPERTIES 31
TABLE 17 HOT-PRESSED BORON NITRIDE PROPERTIES 33
TABLE 18 AVERAGE CERAMIC STRENGTH (PSI) 41
TABLE 19 SELECTED CERAMIC WHISKER PROPERTIES 44
TABLE 20 TYPICAL FIBER PROPERTY RANGES 45
TABLE 21 ALUMINA AND MULLITE MATRIX COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS 48
TABLE 22 OXIDE-MATRIX COMPOSITE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 49
TABLE 23 SILICON CARBIDE MATRIX CONTINUOUS FIBER-REINFORCED CERAMIC
COMPOSITE BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS 50
TABLE 24 NON-OXIDE-MATRIX COMPOSITE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES 51
TABLE 25 MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE COMPOSITE APPLICATIONS 53
TABLE 26 DISCONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS BY TYPE 54
TABLE 27 CONTINUOUSLY REINFORCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS BY TYPE 55
TABLE 28 CRYSTALLINE CERAMIC PROCESSING STAGES 56
TABLE 29 POWDER CONSOLIDATION AND SHAPE-FORMING TECHNIQUES 58
TABLE 30 LEADING STRUCTURAL CERAMIC CUTTING-TOOL MATERIAL PROPERTIES 86
TABLE 31 ALUMINA COMPARISONS 87
TABLE 32 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS
MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS 90
TABLE 33 SHARES OF LEADING COMPANIES IN THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC
CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS MARKET, 2014 (%) 92
TABLE 34 CARBIDE AND CERAMIC TOOL INSERT PRICES, 1987-2014 92
TABLE 35 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND TOOL INSERTS MARKET
BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 93
TABLE 36 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS AND INSERTS MARKET
SHARES BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%) 94
TABLE 37 MATERIAL SELECTIONS FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS 97
TABLE 38 MATERIAL SELECTION PROPERTIES FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS* 97
TABLE 39 SILICON NITRIDE-BEARING COMPONENT PROPERTIES 98
TABLE 40 COORS HIGH-DENSITY CERAMIC MEDIA PROPERTIES 102
TABLE 41 CANDIDATE STRUCTURAL CERAMIC SEAL PROPERTIES 105
TABLE 42 SHARES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR
WEAR-RESISTANT AND INDUSTRIAL-RELATED APPLICATIONS MARKET BY
PRODUCERS AND SUPPLIERS, 2014 (%)
111
TABLE 43 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMICS USED FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND CORROSION-RESISTANT
INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
111
TABLE 44 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED FOR WEAR-, EROSION- AND
CORROSION-RESISTANT INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS, 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
112
TABLE 45 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC BEARING AND BEARING COMPONENTS
MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 113
TABLE 46 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC GRINDING MEDIA MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 47 SHARES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC GRINDING MEDIA MARKET
BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 (%) 115
TABLE 48 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC NOZZLES MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 49 NORTH AMERICAN STRUCTURAL CERAMIC NOZZLES MARKET BY
MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 117
TABLE 50 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC SEALS, VALVES AND RELATED PRODUCTS
MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 119
TABLE 51 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC SEALS, VALVES AND RELATED PRODUCTS
MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 119
TABLE 52 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC DIES, GUIDES, PULLEYS AND RELATED
PRODUCTS MARKET, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 120
TABLE 53 NORTH AMERICAN CERAMIC DIES, GUIDES, PULLEYS AND RELATED
PRODUCTS MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 121
TABLE 54 BIOACTIVE GLASS AND GLASS-CERAMIC APPLICATIONS 131
TABLE 55 NUMBER OF U.S. DENTISTS BY SPECIALTY, 2012 AND 2022 140
TABLE 56 U.S. BIOCERAMICS DENTAL MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS) 140
TABLE 57 U.S. BIOCERAMICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 141
TABLE 58 U.S. BIOCERAMICS MARKET BY MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 142
TABLE 59 NORTH AMERICAN COMPANIES SUPPLYING CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR
ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS 162
TABLE 60 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SHARES FOR LEADING SUPPLIERS OF
CERAMICS FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT APPLICATIONS , 2012
(%)
164
TABLE 61 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT COMPONENTS BY APPLICATION,
THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS)
165
TABLE 62 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMIC
MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE-RESISTANT COMPONENTS BY
MATERIAL, 2014 ($ MILLIONS)
166
TABLE 63 SIGNIFICANT GLASS-CERAMIC MATERIALS 171
TABLE 64 U.S. MARKET FOR GLASS CERAMICS USED IN AIRCRAFT AND AEROSPACE
APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($ MILLIONS) 174
TABLE 65 SHARES OF THE U.S. CERAMIC ARMOR MARKET BY COMPANY, 2014 (%) 183
TABLE 66 U.S. MARKET FOR TECHNICAL AND ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
USED FOR ADVANCED ARMOR AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020 ($
MILLIONS)
183
TABLE 67 SHARES OF THE U.S. CERAMIC ARMOR MARKET BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014
(%) 183

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