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Advanced Ceramics - Global Strategic Business Report

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Dublin, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wvm7d5/advanced_ceramics) has announced the addition of the "Advanced Ceramics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Advanced Ceramics in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Monolithic Ceramics, Coatings, and Matrix Composites. Major End-Use Segments also analyzed are Chemical, Electrical, Electronic, Machinery, Transportation, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets.

The report profiles 148 companies including key manufacturers of Advanced Ceramic Materials such as Applied Ceramics Inc., Ceradyne, Inc., CPS Technologies Corporation, CeramTec AG, COI Ceramics Inc., CoorsTek, Inc., Cookson Group PLC, Covalent Materials Corporation, General Electric Company, International Ceramic Engineering, Materion Corporation, and Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Manufacturers of Electro-Ceramic Components also discussed in the report include KEMET Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, AVX Corp., American Technical Ceramics Corp., Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Morgan Technical Ceramics, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., NGK Insulators Ltd., Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company Ltd., Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., TDK Corporation, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., and Yageo Corp.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  • Disclaimers I-2
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  • Product Segments I-4
  • Monolithic Ceramics I-4
  • Coatings I-4
  • Matrix Composites I-4
  • End-Use Sectors I-4
  • Electronic Components I-4
  • Electrical Parts Market I-4
  • Transportation Equipment I-5
  • Industrial Machinery I-5
  • Chemicals I-5
  • Other Markets I-5

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

  • A Quick Primer II-1
  • Market Snippets II-1
  • Current and Future Analysis II-2
  • Advanced Ceramics Market by Geographic Region II-2
  • Advanced Ceramics Market by Product Segment II-2
  • Advanced Ceramics Market by End-use Sector II-2
  • US & Japan - Traditional Revenue Contributors II-3
  • Expanding Market Scope for Engineering Ceramics in Developed Markets II-3
  • Application Trends Differ Across Geographic Regions II-3
  • Robust Growth Outlook for Asia-Pacific II-4
  • Increasing Role of Emerging Markets in the Global Ceramics Trade II-4
  • Top 10 Ceramics Exporting Countries in the World - Ranked on the Basis of Value Exports in 2010 II-5
  • Top 10 Ceramics Importing Countries in the World - Ranked on the Basis of Value Imports in 2010 II-5
  • Competition II-5
  • Recession Tames Down Market Growth in 2008-10 II-6
  • Short Term Demand Forecasts by Product Type II-7

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-8

  • Electronic Ceramics Lead the Pack II-8
  • Medical Field to Emerge as Major End-Use Area for Advanced Ceramics II-8
  • Advanced Ceramics in Next-Gen Implantable Pulse Generators II-9
  • Silicon Nitride Ceramics in Orthopaedic Surgery II-9
  • Automotive Applications Regain Poise, Post Recession II-10
  • Development of Niobium and Tantalum Propel Electronic Ceramics Market II-10
  • Rising Demand for Ceramic Armor Fueling Structural Ceramics Sales II-11
  • Increased Applications for Advanced Ceramics in Aerospace Industry II-11
  • Cost-Effective Manufacturing Regions Attract Foreign Companies II-11
  • Challenges for Commercialization of Advanced Ceramics II-11

3. EMERGING APPLICATIONS II-13

  • Smart Ceramics Zoom Ahead II-13
  • Fuel Cells and Batteries Promising a Huge Potential II-13
  • High-Performance Ceramics Grab Significant Position in Automobile Sector II-13
  • Piezo Ceramic Components Open New Avenues II-14
  • Metal Matrix Composite - A Prominent Species II-14
  • Ceramic Products Aid in Process Reliability II-14
  • Superconductors Driving Demand for Advanced Ceramics II-15
  • Energy Sector Spurs New Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics II-15

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-16

  • Ceramics II-16
  • Characteristics of Ceramics II-16
  • Traditional Ceramics II-16
  • Advanced Ceramics II-16
  • Manufacture of Advanced Ceramics II-16
  • Design of Advanced Ceramics II-17
  • Key Developments in Advanced Ceramics II-17
  • Near Net Shape Technique Reducing Manufacturing Costs II-17
  • History II-17
  • A Segmental Analysis II-17
  • Product Segments II-18
  • Monolithic Ceramics II-18
  • Electronic Ceramics, the Largest Product Segment Under Monolithics II-18
  • Applications of Electronic Ceramics II-19
  • Ceramic Coatings II-19
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites II-19
  • End-Use Markets II-20
  • Electronic Components Market II-20
  • Electrical Parts Market II-20
  • Transportation Equipment II-20
  • Industrial Machinery II-20
  • Chemicals II-21
  • Other Markets II-21
  • Important End-Use Markets and Key Application Areas of Advanced Ceramics II-21

5. RAW MATERIALS - AN OVERVIEW II-23

  • Alumina II-23
  • Zirconia II-23
  • Silicon Nitride II-23
  • Silicon Carbide II-23
  • Transformation Toughened-Zirconia II-23
  • Transformation Toughened-Alumina II-24

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-25

  • CeramTec to Unveil CeramCool® Ceramic System II-25
  • Yageo Introduces Automotive Grade Thick Film R-Chip and MLCC AC Series II-25
  • API Technologies Launches MIL Grade SMPS Ceramic Capacitors II-25
  • Murata Unveils KCM Series MLCC for Automotives II-25
  • Morgan Technical Adds Bimorph Range to Electro Ceramics Portfolio II-26
  • KEMET Rolls Out High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-26
  • KEMET Launches HiQ-CBR Series Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-26
  • KEMET Unveils High Voltage SM Series Capacitors II-27
  • KEMET Introduces Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Series in EIA 0402 Case Size II-27
  • KEMET Rolls Out Automotive Grade High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-27
  • KEMET Launches Military and Space Grade Ceramic Stacked Capacitors in KPS MIL Series II-27
  • TDK-EPC Unveils TDK MLG0603S Multilayer Ceramic Coils Series II-27
  • Kyocera to Introduce Ceramic FK-140 Knife and CP-10 Peeler II-28
  • Zircotec Unveils ThermoHold Ceramic Coatings II-28
  • Zircotec Develops Liquid Black Ceramic Coating II-28
  • Zircotec Develops Performance Diesel Ceramic Coating II-28
  • EonCoat LLC Unveils EonCoat Ceramic Coating II-29

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-30

  • CeramTec Launches CeramCool® Liquid Cooling Sink II-30
  • KEMET Unveils Compact Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array II-30
  • KEMET Rolls Out Compact Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors II-30
  • KEMET Introduces GR900 High Reliability Ceramic Capacitor Series II-30
  • Kyocera Launches Ceramic Knife Sharpener II-30
  • TDK-EPC Unveils MLG0402Q Series Multilayer Ceramic Coils II-31
  • TDK-EPC Introduces New Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Series II-31
  • AVX Manufactures UT Series Ceramic Capacitors II-31
  • General Electric Companys GE Aviation Unit Introduces Ceramic Matrix Composites into Jet Engines II-31
  • Holystone International Launches SMC and HSC Ceramic Capacitor Series II-32
  • TDK Unveils CGA Ceramic Capacitor Series II-32
  • Murata Electronics North America Launches GJ8 Multi-layer Monolithic Ceramic Chip Capacitors II-33
  • MTC ElectroCeramics Launches Ultrasound Sensors and Piezo-Electric Ceramic Components for Measuring Flow in Utilities II-33
  • Zayani Motors Introduces Ceramic 70 Heat Rejecting Film II-34
  • MTC Wesgo/Duramic Launches Custom-Built Alumina Fixtures II-34
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Develops Novel Processing Technique II-34
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Launches Novel Range of Piezoelectric Materials II-35

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-36

  • CoorsTek Takes Over ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG Technical Ceramics II-36
  • Cookson Group Takes Over Metallurgica II-36
  • KEMET Snaps Up Niotan II-36
  • Ceradyne Takes Over Stake in Graphite Machining Services and Innovations II-37
  • CUMI International to Take Over RHI Isithebe II-37
  • Kemet Signs Agreement to Acquire Stake in NEC Tokin II-37
  • Mantec Merges Three Ceramic Business Subsidiaries II-37
  • NGK Insulators to Establish HONEYCERAM Substrates Plant in Poland II-37
  • Sonakote Enters into Distributor Partnership with CerakoteTM Ceramic Coatings II-38
  • Ceradyne Inks Distribution Deal with Interwell II-38
  • Carborundum Universal Selects Hydraulic Press of Sacmi for Industrial Ceramics Facility II-38
  • CoorsTek Takes Over BAE Systems Advanced Ceramics II-38
  • Kyocera Acquires Unimerco Group II-39
  • Ceradyne Acquires Interest in Yamanaka EP II-39
  • CoorsTek Concludes Acquisition of Advanced Ceramics Unit of Saint-Gobain II-39
  • Ludowici Australia Takes Over Rojan Advanced Ceramics II-40
  • KEMET Acquires Cornell Dubilier Foil Facility II-40
  • Brush Engineered Materials Undergoes Name Change to Materion Corporation II-40
  • Ceradyne Bags Ceramic Body Armor Supply Order from USSOCOM II-40

9. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-41

  • Semicon Associates Acquires IP Rights over Ceramic Impregnated Dispenser Cathode Technology II-41
  • KEMET to Consolidate Film and Electrolytics and Ceramic Business Groups II-41
  • Ferro Takes Over Ceramic Coatings Facility from Pharaohs Ceramic Group II-41
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics and Kennametal Sintec Keramik Enter into Exclusive Distribution Agreement in Europe II-42
  • Zircotec Unveils Online Shop for ZircoFlexTM II-42
  • BLOODHOUND SSC Project Chooses Zircotec as Exclusive Supplier II-42
  • BAE Systems Laps Up Advanced Ceramics Inc. II-43
  • ETEC Gesellschaft für technische Keramik Adopts New Name II-43
  • WWRD Holdings Acquires Waterford Wedgwood II-43
  • CoorsTek Enters into Partnership with IBS of America II-43
  • Teka Industrial Takes Over Vitrogar II-43
  • Valentine Chemicals Buys Business of 3M II-43
  • W. C. Heraeus Purchases BASF Catalysts Ceramic Colors and Thick Film Business II-44
  • Süd-Chemie Purchases Hi-Tech Ceramics II-44
  • NSTDA Inks Agreement with Henson International Limited II-44
  • Praxair Surface Technologies Establishes New Dedicated Production Facility II-44
  • SIRIM to Establish Ceramic Technology Excellence Center II-44
  • Paragon Toner Acquires Lexon Technologies II-45
  • CERAM Enters into Technology Partnership with Morgan Technical Ceramics II-45

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-46

  • Manufacturers of Advanced Ceramic Materials II-46
  • Applied Ceramics Inc. (USA) II-46
  • Ceradyne, Inc. (USA) II-46
  • CPS Technologies Corporation (USA) II-46
  • CeramTec AG (Germany) II-47
  • COI Ceramics Inc. (USA) II-47
  • CoorsTek, Inc. (USA) II-47
  • Cookson Group PLC, (UK) II-48
  • Covalent Materials Corporation (Japan) II-48
  • General Electric Company (USA) II-48
  • International Ceramic Engineering (USA) II-49
  • Materion Corporation (USA) II-49
  • Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. (USA) II-49
  • Rauschert GmbH (Germany) II-50
  • Manufacturers of Electro-Ceramic Components II-50
  • KEMET Corporation (USA) II-50
  • Kyocera Corporation (Japan) II-50
  • AVX Corp. (USA) II-51
  • American Technical Ceramics Corp. (USA) II-51
  • Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (USA) II-51
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics (UK) II-52
  • Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-52
  • NGK Insulators Ltd. (Japan) II-52
  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics Company Ltd. (South Korea) II-53
  • Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-53
  • TDK Corporation (Japan) II-53
  • Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (USA) II-54
  • Yageo Corp. (Taiwan) II-54

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-55


III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. THE MIDDLE EAST

7. LATIN AMERICA

Region/Country Players

- The United States 85
- Canada 5
- Japan 14
- Europe 64
- - France 6
- - Germany 25
- - The United Kingdom 17
- - Italy 1
- - Spain 1
- - Rest of Europe 14
- Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 20
- Latin America 1
- Middle-East 1

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