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Ceramic Cores: Introduction

  • Ceramic cores are primarily used in the production of high-precision moving as well as stationary blades for gas turbines and jet engines. These help enhance the efficiency of the engine by acting as a sacrificial insert for the manufacture of complex shapes. Besides aerospace applications, ceramic cores are often used in assembly of complex shapes such as cores for pump impellers. The shape of the ceramic core is made by high pressure injection molding machines, which use specially designed dies or molds.
  • Ceramic cores are produced by using a porous ceramic material. The porous ceramic material is made of various compositions of silica, alumina, and zircon.
  • In terms of end-use industry, the global ceramic cores market can be segmented into aerospace, medical, energy, automotive, and others. The aerospace segment held major share of the global ceramic cores market in 2019. Rise in demand for ceramic cores in the aerospace industry to manufacture complex and intricate shapes is expected to boost the consumption of ceramic cores in the aerospace end-use industry. The automotive end-use industry is likely to offer lucrative opportunities for the ceramic cores market.

Rising Demand for Ceramic Cores in Aerospace End-use Industry

  • Ceramic cores are predominantly used in the aerospace industry. Rise in number of airplanes for military purposes can be ascribed to the introduction of combat helicopters, with many of the latest technologies, into many national armed forces. These technological advancements in airplanes require manufacture of complex intricate shapes. This, in turn, is likely to boost the demand for ceramic cores in the near future.

Impact of COVID-19 on Global Ceramic Cores Market

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected aerospace and automotive industries. More than 60% of aircraft across the globe are currently not flying. In March 2020, The Australian Airports Association (AAA) estimated that Australia’s major airports would lose more than US$ 500 Mn in aeronautical revenue compared to that in 2019.
  • According to China’s Ministry of Transportation, the civil aviation sector in the country handled 38.4 million passengers during the 40-day Lunar New Year in early 2020 travel period, representing a decline of 47.5% compared to that during 2019. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the ceramic cores market.

Asia Pacific to Hold Major Share of Global Ceramic Cores Market

  • In terms of region, the global ceramic cores market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • Rise in passenger traffic, primarily driven by growth of the aerospace sector in countries including India, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam, is expected to drive the demand for ceramic cores in the production of aircraft parts in Asia Pacific during the forecast period. Additionally, rapid growth in the income of the middle-class population, rise in spending on tourism, economic integration, and labor mobility in Asia Pacific are anticipated to boost the travel industry in the region in the near future. This, in turn, is estimated to augment the procurement of commercial aircraft, thereby driving the demand for ceramic cores in the region in the near future.
  • According to the European Commission, Europe leads the world in terms of production of civil aircraft such as helicopters, aircraft engines, and aircraft parts and components. Additionally, the region has a trade surplus for aerospace products, which are exported across the globe. Various distribution facilities are located in Sweden, France, the U.K., and Russia. A few facilities are located in countries in Eastern and Central Europe. Countries in Eastern Europe are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the ceramic cores market, due to rise in investments in the aerospace sector in these countries.

Key Players Operating in Market

The global ceramic cores market is fragmented, with the presence of several major players. Key players operating in the global ceramic cores market include:

  • Avignon Ceramics SAS
  • Arconic
  • CeramTec (Dai Ceramics)
  • CoorsTek
  • GF Precicast SA
  • Lanik SRO
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • PCC Airfoils

Global Ceramic Cores Market: Research Scope

Global Ceramic Cores Market, by Type

  • Alumina
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Zirconia
  • Silicon Oxide
  • Others

Global Ceramic Cores Market, by End-use Industry

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Energy
  • Automotive
  • Others

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  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

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