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Global Superhard Materials Industry

  • July 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superhard Materials in US$ by the following Product Segments: Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamonds, and CBN/PCBN. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 121 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Abrasive Technology, Inc.
Ceradyne, Inc.
COI Ceramics, Inc.
CoorsTek, Inc.
Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH

Table Of Contents

Global Superhard Materials Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Cemented Carbides I-3
Tool Steels I-3
Ceramics I-4
Diamonds I-4
CBN/PCBN I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Prelude II-1
Reviving Economy Signals Optimistic Outlook II-2
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth by Country: 2012-2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Current State of the Manufacturing Industry: Vital for Market
Growth II-4
Innovation Drives Superhard Materials Market II-5
Process Efficiency Gains Primary Importance II-6
Powdered Materials Raise Health Concerns II-6
Superhard Tools for Super Alloys II-6
Grinding Wheels: A Major Application of Alumina Zirconia
Abrasives II-7
Advances in Grinding Machines Technology II-7
Metal Cutting Tools: A Key End-Use Market II-8
Rebounding Automobile Production Fuels Demand for Superhard
Materials II-8
Table 2: World Passenger Car Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010, 2014 and 2018) (in ‘000 Units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 3: World Commercial Vehicles Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010- 2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

2. AN INSIGHT INTO CEMENTED CARBIDES MARKET II-12
Introduction II-12
Table 4: Global Cemented Carbides Market by Application Area
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption and Value
Sales for Chipless Forming, Metal Cutting, Stoneworking, Wear
Application, and Wood and Plastic Working (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Carbide Continues to Eat into HSS Market Share II-14

3. TOOL STEELS MARKET - A REVIEW II-15
Tool Steels Makes a Smart Recovery II-15
Table 5: World Finished Steel Products Market (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Steel
Grade (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Cold Work Tool Steels Dominate Tool Steel Market II-16
Table 6: Global Tool Steel Market by Product Segment (2013E):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Cold Work Tool Steel, High
Speed Steel, Hot Work Tool Steel, and Plastic Mold Steel
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
High-Speed Steel Market - Key Challenges II-16
Other Key Statistics II-16
Table 7: Specialty Steel Sales by Region (2013E): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Europe, North America,
Brazil, Asia, and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 8: Global Specialty Steel Industry by Type (2013E):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Stainless
(Flat/Long), Tool Steel, High Speed Steel, and Nickel Alloys
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 9: Specialty Steel Market by End-Use Industry (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Automotive,
Mechanical Engineering, Energy Industry, Consumer Goods,
Aerospace, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Competition in Tool Steels Market II-17
Table 10: Leading Producers of Tool Steel Globally (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for
BöhlerUddeholm, Schmolz and Bickenbach, Dongbei Special Steel
Group, Jiangsu Tiangong Tools, Qilu SS, Hebei Wenfeng,
Baosteel, Metal Ravne, Hitach, Posco, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

4. AN OVERVIEW OF ADVANCED CERAMICS MARKET II-19
Advanced Ceramics to Turbo Charge Growth in the World Market II-19
US and Japan Remain Traditional Revenue Contributors II-20
Electroceramics Lead the Pack II-20
Consumer Electronic Devices to Drive Demand for Advanced Ceramics II-21
Table 11: Global Market for Consumer Electronics (2013 and
2015): Breakdown of Annual Revenue (in US$ Billion) by
Region/Country - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Global Market for Electronic Components (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Application Area -
Personal Computer, Telecommunication, Consumer, Automotive,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Rebounding Automobile Production Fuels Advanced Ceramics Demand II-23
Medical Sector: Emerging as a Major Market for Advanced Ceramics II-24
Table 13: Global Medical Ceramics Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
Growing Applications of Advanced Ceramics in Aerospace Industry II-25
Energy Sector Spurs New Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics II-25
Superconductors Driving Demand for Advanced Ceramics II-26
High-Performance Ceramics Gain Prominence II-26
Rising Demand for Ceramic Armor Fueling Structural Ceramics Sales II-27
Advanced Ceramics to Prove Advantageous in Aluminum Production II-27
Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics in Chemical Processing
Reactors II-27
Silicon-Nitride Ceramic Ball Bearings Outlast Conventional
Steel Bearings II-27
Challenges for Commercialization of Advanced Ceramics II-27
Competition II-28

5. DIAMOND MARKET - A REVIEW II-29
Overview II-29
Table 14: Global Diamond Market (2013E): Percentage Breakdown
of Sales Volume by Type - Gem and Industrial (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 15: Global Diamond Demand by Region (2013E): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for US, India, China, Japan, Europe,
Middle East, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
Economic Uncertainty and the Diamond Market II-30
Emerging Economies to Drive Diamond Demand II-30
Table 16: Global Diamond Production by Country (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Angola,
Botswana, Canada, DRC, Russia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 17: Global Diamond Production by Country (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Value for Russia,
Botswana, DRC, Canada, Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 18: Global Natural Industrial Diamond Production by
Country (2013E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume for Botswana, Congo, Russia, Australia, South Africa,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32
Synthetic Diamond Market: An Overview II-32
Table 19: Global Synthetic Industrial Diamond Production by
Region (2013E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production
Volume for China and Rest of World (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33
Factors Affecting Rough Diamond Supply II-33
Diamond Demand to Exceed Supply II-34
Table 20: Global Consumption of Diamond by Region/Country
(2020F): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for US, Europe,
Japan, India, China, Rest of Asia, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34
Diamond Prices on the Rise II-34
Quality is the Key to Diamond Grading II-35
Table 21: Global Diamond Market Revenues by Category (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Gem Quality, Polished,
Industrial, and Re-sale (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35
Prospects for Diamond Mining II-35
List of Major Diamond Mines in Pipeline II-36
Competitive Scenario II-36
Table 22: Leading Global Producers of Diamonds (2013E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume for Alrosa, BHP
Billiton, De Beers, Dominion Diamond, Rio Tinto, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 23: Leading Players in the Global Industrial Diamond
Market (2013E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
DI and E6, Iljin Diamond, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-37

6. CUBIC BORON NITRIDE/POLYCRYSTALLINE CUBIC BORON NITRIDE (CBN/
PCBN) MARKET II-38
Market Overview II-38
Growing Demand for Super Abrasives Fuelling CBN Market II-38
Automotive Industry - A Key Growth Area II-39
CBN Demand Surging through Technological and Application Advances II-39
Developments in CBN Grinding II-40
CBN Films Market: An Overview II-40

7. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-42
Superhard Materials: An Introduction II-42
Table 24: Vickers Hardness Numbers of Different Superhard
Materials (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42
Product Segments II-42
I. Cemented Carbides II-42
Physical Properties II-42
Raw Materials II-43
Production Process II-43
Applications II-43
Quality of a Cemented Carbide Tool II-43
Types of Carbide Cutting Tools II-43
Carbide Cutting Tools II-43
Coated Carbides II-44
CVD Vs. PVD II-44
Advantages II-44
Cemented Tungsten Carbide II-44
Categories of Tungsten Carbide II-44
Category 1 II-45
Category 2 II-45
Category 3 II-45
Binder Systems II-45
II. Tool Steels II-45
Introduction II-45
Types of Tool Steels II-45
High-Speed Tool Steels II-46
Hot-Work Tool Steels II-46
Cold-Work Tool Steels II-46
Shock-Resistant Tool Steels II-46
Mold Steels II-46
Special-Purpose Tool Steels II-46
Water-Hardening Tool Steels II-46
Tailored for Application II-46
Welding of Tool Steels II-47

III. Ceramics II-47
Introduction II-47
Characteristics of Ceramics II-47
Categories of Ceramics II-48
Traditional Ceramics II-48
Advanced Ceramics II-48
Design of Advanced Ceramics II-48
Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics II-49
Types of Advanced Ceramics II-49
Structural Ceramics II-49
Ceramic Coatings II-50
Monolithic Ceramics II-50
Engineered Ceramic Composite Materials II-50
Refractories II-51
Ceramic Matrix Composites II-51
Ceramic Fibers and Coatings II-51
Key Developments in Advanced Ceramics II-52
Near Net Shape Technique Reducing Manufacturing Costs II-52
IV. Diamonds II-52
Diamond: The Hardest Natural Material II-52
Properties of Diamond II-53
Price Vs. Quality II-53
Applications II-53
Industrial Diamonds II-54
Diamond: Product Segments II-54
Natural Diamond II-54
Properties of Natural Diamond: II-54
Categorization of Natural Diamonds II-54
Natural Diamond Categories II-54
Natural Industrial Diamonds II-55
End-Use Applications II-55
End-Use of Industrial Diamonds Based on Grit Sizes II-55
Historic Review II-55
Synthetic Industrial Diamonds II-56
Process of Manufacture II-56
Major Product Categories II-57
Product Description: Synthetic Industrial Diamonds II-57
End-Use Applications II-57
Synthetic Industrial Diamonds: End Use Applications (By
Category) II-57
Natural Vs. Synthetic Diamonds: A Comparative Study II-58
Diamond Thin Films II-58
Properties of Diamond Thin Films II-58
Process of Manufacture II-58
Types of Diamond Thin Films II-58
Major End-Use Applications II-58
Diamond Supply Chain II-59
V. Cubic Boron Nitride II-59
Cubic Boron Nitride: Product Segments II-59
Mono crystalline Cubic Boron Nitride II-59
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) II-60
Product Analysis: PCBN Products II-60
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) Thin Films II-60
Manufacturing Procedures II-60
Electron Beam Evaporation Technique (Through Hot Filament
Usage) II-60
Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MO-CVD) Technique II-60
Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique II-61
Microwave Plasma Assisted Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor
Deposition (MP-MO-CVD) II-61
Major End-Use Applications II-61
Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron Nitride
(CBN) II-61
Productivity Compresses Cost Issues II-62
Maintenance is Low for PCBN Tools II-62
CBN Plated Wheels II-62
Swift Following II-62
The Coolant Factor II-63
CBN Wheel Vs Commodity Wheel II-63

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-64
Sandvik Hard Materials and Diamond Innovations Merge to Form
Sandvik Hyperion AB II-64
Sandvik AB and Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Group Co to Establish
a Joint Venture II-64
CoorsTek Opens New Ceramic Proppants Manufacturing Plant II-64
Diehl Steel Co Launches CPM® Powder Metal Tool Steel II-64
Dremel Introduces CBN Metal-Cutting Wheels II-64
Mitsubishi Materials Looks to Strengthen Tungsten Carbide
Tools Business II-64
Hardide Coatings and GE Ink Supply Agreement II-64
Sumitomo Electric UK to Unveil Power Series Hardmetal Drills
in the UK II-65
Ceratizit Inks Distribution Agreement with German Retailer II-65
American Cutting Edge Acquires Industrial Blade Business of
Superion II-65
Everising Machine Develops E-Series of Tungsten Carbide Sawing
Tools II-65
Günther Wirth Acquires GW Precision Tools India II-65
Ceratizit USA to Acquire Stake in Promax Tools II-65
Kennametal Acquires Tungsten Materials Business of ATI II-65
China Tungsten and Hightech Material Co. Acquires Zhuzhou
Cemented Carbides Group and Zigong Cemented Carbides Co II-65
Sandvik AB Acquires Precorp Inc. II-66
CoorsTek Takes Over Dynamic-Ceramic II-66
CoorsTek Launches High-Performance Aluminum Nitride Substrates II-66
3M Takes Over Ceradyne II-66
CoorsTek Purchases ANCeram GmbH and Co. KG II-66
Kennametal Inc to Open New Advanced Carbide Recycling Facility II-66
Element Six Establishes Tungsten Carbide Facility in China II-66

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-67
Abrasive Technology, Inc. (US) II-67
Ceradyne, Inc. (US) II-67
COI Ceramics, Inc. (US) II-67
CoorsTek, Inc. (US) II-68
Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany) II-68
Diamant Boart S.A. (Belgium) II-68
Element Six (Luxembourg) II-69
ESK Ceramics GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-69
H.C. Starck GmbH (Germany) II-70
Kennametal, Inc. (US) II-71
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (US) II-71
Logan International, Inc. (Canada) II-71
Morgan Technical Ceramics (UK) II-72
Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide (China) II-72
Novatek, Inc. (US) II-72
Saint-Gobain S.A. (France) II-73
Sandvik AB (Sweden) II-73
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp. (Japan) II-73
U.S. Electrofused Minerals, Inc (US) II-74
US Synthetic Corp. (US) II-74
ZYP Coatings, Inc. (US) II-74

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-75
Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 26: World Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77
Superhard Materials Market by Product Segment II-78
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Cemented Carbides by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 29: World Historic Review for Cemented Carbides by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Cemented Carbides by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Tool Steels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 32: World Historic Review for Tool Steels by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Tool Steels by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Ceramics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 35: World Historic Review for Ceramics by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Ceramics by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Diamonds by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 38: World Historic Review for Diamonds by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 39: World 15-Year Perspective for Diamonds by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
CBN/PCBN by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 41: World Historic Review for CBN/PCBN by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World 15-Year Perspective for CBN/PCBN by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-92


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Industrial Diamond Market - A Review III-1
Table 43: Industrial Diamond Production in the US
(2009-2013) (In Million Carats) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Technological Developments Pave Way for Future Growth III-2
Cemented Carbides III-3
Tungsten Carbide Market III-3
Silicon Carbide (SiC) Cutting Tools Find Favor III-3
Structural Changes Impact Tool Steel Market III-3
Advanced Ceramics Market: An Overview III-4
Booming Shale Gas Extraction Augurs Well for Advanced Ceramics III-4
Medical Market - A High Potential End-Use Segment III-5
Transportation Equipment Sector Spurs Demand III-5
Table 44: Advanced Ceramics Market for Transportation
Equipment in the US (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Demand by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Key Statistical Findings III-6
Table 45: Advanced Ceramics Market in the US (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Raw Material Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 46: US Market for Ferrite Ceramics (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by End-Use
Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 47: US Zirconate Ceramics Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Demand by End-Use Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 48: Advanced Ceramics in the Industrial Machinery
Market in the US (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Dollar Sales by Application (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Competition III-7
Table 49: US Advanced Ceramics Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues by Company (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Trade Statistics III-8
Table 50: US Exports of Industrial Diamonds (HS 710221)
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 51: US Imports of Industrial Diamonds (HS 710221)
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 52: US Exports of Industrial Diamonds (HS 710229)
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value to
Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 53: US Imports of Industrial Diamonds (HS 710229)
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by
Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10
Select Players III-11
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 54: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 55: US Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 56: US 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

2. CANADA III-18
A.Market Analysis III-18
Outlook III-18
Overview of Diamond Market III-18
Trade Statistics III-18
Table 57: Canadian Exports of Industrial Diamonds (HS
710221) (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 58: Canadian Imports of Industrial Diamonds (HS
710221) (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value
by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 59: Canadian Exports of Industrial Diamonds (HS
710229) (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 60: Canadian Imports of Industrial Diamonds (HS
710229) (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value
by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Logan International, Inc. - A Key Player III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 61: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 62: Canadian Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 63: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

3. JAPAN III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Outlook III-24
Strategic Corporate Development III-24
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp. - A Key Player III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 64: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 65: Japanese Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 66: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

4. EUROPE III-28
A.Market Analysis III-28
Outlook III-28
Advanced Ceramics in Europe: An Overview III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 67: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 68: European Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 69: European 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 70: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 71: European Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 72: European 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4a. FRANCE III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Saint-Gobain S.A. - A Key Player III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 73: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 74: French Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 75: French 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4b. GERMANY III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Outlook III-39
Strategic Corporate Development III-39
Key Players III-39
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 76: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 77: German Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 78: German 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4c. ITALY III-45
Market Analysis III-45
Table 79: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 80: Italian Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 81: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Outlook III-48
Strategic Corporate Developments III-48
Morgan Technical Ceramics - A Key Player III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 82: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 83: UK Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 84: UK 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4e. SPAIN III-52
Market Analysis III-52
Table 85: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 86: Spanish Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 87: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

4f. RUSSIA III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Outlook III-55
Diamond Market: An Overview III-55
Table 88: Russian Diamond Market by End-Use industry
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Jewelry, Machinery, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 89: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 90: Russian Historic Review for Superhard Materials by
Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics,
Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 91: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Strategic Corporate Development III-59
Key Players III-59
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 92: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment -
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 93: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 94: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-64
Market Analysis III-64
Table 95: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region -
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 96: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superhard
Materials by Geographic Region - China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 97: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 98: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment -
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 99: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 100: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5a. CHINA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Outlook III-70
Advanced Ceramics Market: An Overview III-70
A Glance at Cemented Carbide Market III-70
Diamond Superhard Materials Market III-71
Strategic Corporate Developments III-72
Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide - A Key Player III-72
B.Market Analytics III-73
Table 101: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 102: Chinese Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 103: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-76
A.Market Analysis III-76
Outlook III-76
Australia III-76
India III-76
Diamond Industry: A Major Destination for Diamond Cutting/
Polishing III-76
Advanced Ceramics Market: An Insight III-76
Strategic Corporate Developments III-77
B.Market Analytics III-78
Table 104: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment -
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 105: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 106: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014
and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

6. LATIN AMERICA III-81
Market Analysis III-81
Table 107: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region -
Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 108: Latin American Historic Review for Superhard
Materials by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 109: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 110: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment -
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 111: Latin American Historic Review for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 112: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

6a. BRAZIL III-87
Market Analysis III-87
Table 113: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 114: Brazilian Historic Review for Superhard Materials
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels,
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 115: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Superhard
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond
and CBN/PCBN Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-90
Market Analysis III-90
Table 116: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment -
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 117: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for
Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides,
Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets
Independently An

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