Ceramics that provide properties such as fabrication and polycrystalline microstructure without reinforcement are called monolithic ceramics. Monolithic ceramics is one of the major types of products of advanced and technical ceramics. Based on the attributes mentioned above, monolithic ceramics are segmented into silicon nitride, zirconium oxide, zirconium carbide, aluminum nitride, silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide, and others. These ceramics are used to enhance lifespan and reliability of the material, and withstand high temperature.
Based on product type, monolithic ceramics have been segmented into oxides and non-oxides. Monolithic ceramics are used in various applications due to their specific properties. These ceramics are generally employed in end-user industries such as electrical & electronics, automotive, aerospace, power generation, defense & military, medical, and transportation. Electrical & electronics is one of the major end-user industries of monolithic ceramics. These ceramics are used in capacitors in the electrical & electronics industry. Monolithic ceramics are employed in the manufacture of turbine blades in the power generation industry.
High demand for monolithic ceramics in medical and health care industries is anticipated to be the major driver of the global market in the near future. The growing demand for equipment and medical devices has anticipated to create a huge demand for monolithic ceramics in near future. Major characteristics such as reliability, durability, resistance to high temperature, and wear resistance have led to wide range of applications for monolithic ceramics in various end-user industries. Monolithic ceramics are employed in sensors and alarm security systems in the automobile sector. These ceramics are used in the manufacture of engine components and equipment in the aerospace industry. Monolithic ceramics are used in these applications due to their high temperature resistance and thermal barrier characteristics. Monolithic ceramics are employed in turbine blades, capacitors, and engine components in the power generation sector. These ceramics are used in the application of semiconductors and electronic components in the electronics sector. Monolithic ceramics are employed in the manufacture of components required for armors, weapons, and shuttles. However, the high production cost is expected to act as a restraint for the market in the near future.
In terms of region, the global market for monolithic ceramics has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share, followed by North America and Europe, in 2014. Demand for monolithic ceramics is high in Asia Pacific due to the expansion of the electrical & electronics sector in the region. Countries such as China, Japan, and India have largely contributed to the growth of the market in Asia Pacific. The growth automotive sector in Asia Pacific is expected create opportunities for wide applications of monolithic ceramics products, which would led to boost the demand in the near future. The U.S. led the market for monolithic ceramics in North America in terms of demand in 2014. The power sector is one of the major contributors to the monolithic ceramics market in North America. Europe is one of the high potential markets (after North America) due to the wide application scope of monolithic ceramics in countries such as Germany, France, and the U.K. In 2014, China was the largest suppliers for monolithic ceramics in Asia Pacific. The growing demand for monolithic ceramics have forced the suppliers to take up capacity expansion.
Major manufacturers operating in the monolithic ceramics market include Kyocera Corporation, CeramTec GmbH, Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, Saint-Gobain Ceramics Materials, and Zircoa Inc.
Ceramics that offer features such as fabrication and polycrystalline microstructure without reinforcement are considered as monolithic ceramics. Monolithic ceramics is one of the major types of products of advanced and technical ceramics. Based on the attributes mentioned above, monolithic ceramics are segmented into types such as silicon nitride, zirconium oxide, zirconium carbide, aluminum nitride, silicon carbide, and aluminum oxide. These ceramics are used to enhance lifespan and reliability of the material, and withstand high temperature.
The report provides in-depth analysis and forecast of the monolithic ceramics market on the global and regional level. It includes forecast for the period from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Quantitative data has been derived through extensive secondary research of the global monolithic ceramics market. Secondary sources typically include company websites, relevant magazines, government documents, and press releases. The top-down approach has been adopted to derive the regional numbers from global revenue and volume figures. Furthermore, the bottom-up approach has been employed to derive data for various product segments based on demand for monolithic ceramics in each geographic segment. A combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches helps in validation of the quantitative data of the market. The data was further validated with the help of primary research with industry experts to ensure accuracy of derived numbers.
Detailed analysis of various factors driving the global monolithic ceramics market has been included for astute decision making. Impact of these drivers during the forecast period has been included with data to substantiate research findings. Furthermore, factors restraining market growth have been included for better understanding of the market. Impact of these restraints has been analyzed over the forecast period. The report also comprises various opportunities available for market growth over the next eight years. Opportunities entail untapped or recently explored factors that are anticipated to drive the monolithic ceramics market during the forecast period.
The report includes value chain analysis to help understand the industry thoroughly. Value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various entities involved in the monolithic ceramics industry, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Various processes employed in the manufacture of monolithic ceramics have been included in the value chain analysis. Porter’s Five Forces model has been employed to determine the degree of competition in the market during the forecast period. Company market share analysis has been included for better understanding of the competitive landscape. Company market share analysis includes the market share of dominant players in 2014, based on their production capacities. Furthermore, market attractiveness analysis has been included to analyze product segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period. This is based on various factors such as market size, growth rate, profitability, raw material procurement, and competition in each product segment.
Based on product type, the monolithic ceramics market has been segmented into oxides and non-oxides. The report comprises detailed analysis of all the segments in the regional and global markets and forecast based on current and future trends in the industry in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). In terms of region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for monolithic ceramics in each of its application segment has been analyzed and forecast for a period of eight years.
The report also comprises profiles of leading companies in the monolithic ceramics market. These include Kyocera Corporation, CeramTec GmbH, Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, Saint-Gobain Ceramics Materials, and Zircoa Inc. Various attributes of these companies such as company overview, business strategies, and recent developments form the core of the company profiles section.
This report segments the global monolithic ceramics market as follows:
- Monolithic Ceramics Market - Product Analysis
- Monolithic Ceramics Market - Application Analysis
- Electrical & Electronics
- Others (Including Defense, etc.)
- Monolithic Ceramics Market - Regional Analysis
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
- North America