Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders

Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders

BCC, Date of Publication: Apr 30, 2014, 151 Pages
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Advanced ceramic and nanoceramic powders generally refer to inorganic nonmetallic granular materials that are fabricated from chemical processes, as differentiated from what are termed industrial minerals. The latter group is mined directly from the earth and purified and reduced in size to particular specifications. The advanced ceramic and nanoceramic powders covered in this report are oxides, carbides, nitrides and borides that, with a few exceptions, are sold as starting materials for solid commercial articles.
 
The origination of advanced ceramic powders in the post-World War II era was due to two factors: (1) a need for higher purity of ceramics for dielectric applications and (2) a need for a lower and smaller-size defect population for higher-temperature performance parts. These properties were not obtainable with processed minerals and therefore necessitated starting powder production by chemical precipitation and other methods. The fact that precipitated aluminum oxide (alumina) is an intermediate via the Bayer Process in the Hall-Heroult plating of aluminum metal contributed an already existing Advanced Ceramic Powder for utilization in advanced ceramic applications.
 
From the initial uses of alumina powder for ceramic substrates, where reproducible electric properties were required, use of precipitated powders spread to areas such as the barium titanate family of high-dielectric-constant capacitor materials, where in order to produce the proper ceramic material, pure small-particle-size precursors of barium and titanium oxides are necessary. Structural ceramics such as silicon carbide and silicon nitride had long been identified as favorable materials in high temperature strength applications, but due to the small internal or surface defect size, which can cause fracture of these materials, more uniform chemically pure starting materials became desired than were commonly available in the mid-twentieth century.
 
The two critical properties of advanced ceramic powders that dominate the quality of fabricated ceramics derived from them are (1) particle size distribution and (2) chemical purity. The use of chemical precipitation or other controlled powder synthesis techniques enable the tailoring of particle size, size distribution and shape, while at the same time the purity can be established at the level of the starting chemicals utilized in the powder manufacturing. These properties are important in controlling every step of the ceramic manufacturing process including ceramic slurry rheology, particle compaction during pressing, initially formed article (green body) strength and drying behavior, microstructure development during heat treatment (sintering) and any subsequent annealing, and finally the properties of the finished part. The latter include the critical performance property(ies) of the finished part for which controlled starting powder is necessary.
 
The combination of the factors of reduced production costs and identification of appropriate markets has enabled nanoscale ceramic powders to find a commercial presence. Initially only obtainable in microgram quantities via vapor phase condensation techniques, more economical production methods have surfaced, including those adapted from chemical precursor methods developed for ceramic powders.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Research published the first report on this subject, entitled Advanced Ceramic Powders, in 1994. Since then a number of new developments have occurred including the commercialization of powders using techniques previously confined to the laboratory and the introduction of nanoscale ceramic powders into the economy.

The objectives of the current update are to:

  • Provide an overview of the various advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders and their corresponding production techniques and applications.
  • Identify the technological and business issues related to the commercial production and use of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders.
  • Determine the current size and future growth of the markets for oxide, carbide, nitride and boride ceramic powders.
  • Determine the current size and future growth of the markets for nanosized ceramic powders.
  • Identify and profile suppliers of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders.
  • Identify major user industries of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders.
  • Identify major issues related to the production and commercialization of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders.

This report provides:

  • An in-depth analysis of the advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders market
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compounds annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018
  • Identification of suppliers, major user industries, and major issues related to the production and commercialization of advanced ceramic and nanosized ceramic powders
  • Examination of the technological as well as business issues related to the commercial production and use of advanced ceramic and nanoceramic powders
  • Comprehensive company profiles of key players in the market


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary          

    STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
    CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY
    SCOPE OF REPORT
    METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
    INTENDED AUDIENCE
    ANALYST CREDENTIALS
    DISCLAIMER

Chapter 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY      $250    

        Table Summary : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
        Figure Summary : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED AND NANOSIZED CERAMIC POWDERS, 2012-2018

Chapter 3: OVERVIEW      $2668    

    ADVANCED CERAMIC POWDER MANUFACTURING
    R&D SCALE PROCESSES
        THERMAL DECOMPOSITION
        CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD)
        PLASMA PROCESSES
        SOL-GEL TECHNIQUES
        PRECIPITATION
        HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS
        EMULSION PROCESS
        LASER SYNTHESIS
        COMBUSTION SYNTHESIS/SELF-PROPAGATING HIGH-TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS
        COMBINATORIALLY DISCOVERED MATERIALS
    MATERIAL APPLICATIONS AND PROPERTIES
        STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
        ELECTRONIC CERAMICS
        CERAMIC COATINGS
        CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL RELATED
    ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
        MONOLITHIC STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
        CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
            Table 6 : CURRENT AND POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
    CERAMIC COATINGS
        ELECTRONIC CERAMICS
        INSULATORS
        SUBSTRATES, IC PACKAGES AND MULTICHIP MODULES
        CAPACITORS
        PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMICS
        ADVANCED BATTERIES AND FUEL CELLS
        MAGNETIC FERRITES
        SUPERCONDUCTORS
        CHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RELATED CERAMICS
            Table 12 : HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC COATING MATERIALS AND GENERAL APPLICATIONS
            Table 13 : REPRESENTATIVE FLAME AND PLASMA SPRAYED MATERIALS, MELTING OR SOFTENING TEMPERATURES AND APPLICATIONS
    TECHNICAL ISSUES
        PARTICLE SIZE
        RHEOLOGY CONTROL
        UNIFORMITY
        OTHER MATERIAL PROPERTIES
    END-USER INDUSTRIES
        COMPANIES
    OUTPUT
    OVERALL WORLDWIDE MARKET FOR ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS
        Table 1 : COMMONLY USED ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIAL FAMILIES

Chapter 4: OXIDE POWDERS     $2033    

    SUMMARY
    MATERIAL TYPES
    SYNTHESIS AND POWDER PREPARATION
    PROPERTIES
    APPLICATIONS
    SUPPLIERS
    MARKETS
    ALUMINA
    BERYLLIA
    ZIRCONIA
    TITANIA AND TITANATES
    FERRITES
    SILICA
    MIXED OXIDES
    OVERALL OXIDE MARKETS

Chapter 5: CARBIDE POWDERS      $635    

    MATERIAL TYPES
    SYNTHESIS AND POWDER PREPARATION
    PROPERTIES
    APPLICATIONS
    SUPPLIERS
    MARKETS

Chapter 6: NITRIDE POWDERS      $635    

    MATERIAL TYPES
    SYNTHESIS AND POWDER PREPARATION
    PROPERTIES
    APPLICATIONS
    SUPPLIERS
    MARKETS

Chapter 7: BORIDE POWDERS     $318    

    MATERIAL TYPES
    SYNTHESIS AND POWDER PREPARATION
    PROPERTIES
    APPLICATIONS
        TITANIUM DIBORIDE
        ZIRCONIUM DIBORIDE
    SUPPLIERS
    MARKETS

Chapter 8: NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS      $1334    

    MATERIAL TYPES
    PROPERTIES
    FABRICATION OF NANOPOWDERS
    APPLICATIONS
    SUPPLIERS
    PRODUCTS AND CHANNELS OF DISTRIBUTION
    MARKET LEADERS
    MARKETS

Chapter 9: APPENDIX : PROFILES OF SELECTED COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN CERAMIC AND NANOCERAMIC POWDERS          $1843    

    ABCR GMBH & CO. KG
    ACUMENTRICS CORPORATION
    ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS LLC
    ALMATIS GMBH
    ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC.
    ALTEO NA LLC
    ALUCHEM INC.
    ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA (ALCOA)
    AMSC
    AREMCO PRODUCTS
    ARGONIDE CORP.
    BAIKOWSKI GROUP
    BASF AG
    BAYER AG
    BLOOM ENERGY, INC.
    CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    CARBO CERAMICS
    CATHAY PIGMENTS
    C-E MINERALS
    CERADYNE, INC.
    CERALOX DIVISION
    CERAMATEC, INC.
    CERAMTEC, INC.
    CHEMAT TECHNOLOGY INC.
    COORSTEK, INC.
    CORNING, INC.
    COTRONICS CORP.
    DA NANOMATERIALS LLC
    DEMETER ELECTRONIC AND CATALYSIS CORPORATION
    E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.
    ELECTRO ABRASIVES CORP.
    ELKEM SILICON MATERIALS
    EVIDENT TECHNOLOGIES
    EVONIK INDUSTRIES, AG
    FERRO CORP.
    FERROTEC CORP.
    FUJIMI CORP.
    GELEST, INC.
    GFS CHEMICALS, INC.
    H.C. STARK, INC.
    HADRON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    HOOSIER MAGNETICS, INC.
    INFRAMAT CORP.
    INNOVA SUPERCONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    ISHIHARA SANGYO KAISHA, LTD.
    JYOTI CERAMIC INDUSTRIES PVT LTD
    KENNAMETAL INC.
    KYOCERA CORPORATION
    MACH 1, INC.
    MARKINTER CO.
    MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.
    MATERION CORP.
    MEL CHEMICALS
    MER CORP.
    MICRO ABRASIVES CORP.
    MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC.
    MS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    NANOCEROX
    NANOGRAM CORP.
    NANOPHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    NANOSYS CORP.
    NEI CORP.
    NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
    NYACOL NANO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    PLANAR SOLUTIONS LLC (FUJIFILM USA)
    POWDER PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY
    PQ CORPORATION
    PRAXAIR SPECIALTY CERAMICS, INC.
    PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    PRIMET PRECISION MATERIALS, INC.
    READE ADVANCED MATERIALS
    RHODIA, INC. (SOLVAY)
    RIO TINTO ALCAN
    SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS AND PLASTICS
    STEWARD ADVANCED MATERIALS
    STREM CHEMICALS
    STRYKER CORP. (ORTHOVITA)
    SCI ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC.
    SULZER METCO INC.
    SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY LTD
    SUPERIOR GRAPHITE CO.
    TOSOH CORP.
    TRS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    UK ABRASIVES, INC.
    UMICORE
    UNIMIN CORP.
    UNITED STATES PRODUCTS CO.
    US TECHNICAL CERAMICS
    WASHINGTON MILLS ELECTRO MINERALS CORP.
    YAGEO CORP.
    Z-TECH LLC
    ZIRCOA, INC.
    ZYP COATINGS, INC.

 
List of Tables

    Summary Table : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 1 : COMMONLY USED ADVANCED CERAMIC MATERIAL FAMILIES
    Table 2 : PLASMA SYNTHESIS OF CERAMIC POWDERS
    Table 3 : POWDER SYNTHESIS COMPARISON
    Table 4 : POWDER PROCESSES FOR VARIOUS CERAMIC MATERIALS
    Table 5 : CURRENT AND POTENTIAL USES FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS
    Table 6 : CURRENT AND POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS
    Table 7 : PROPERTIES OF COMMERCIAL ALUMINA
    Table 8 : PROPERTIES OF NORZIDE YZ-110HS TETRAGONAL ZIRCONIA CERAMIC
    Table 9 : FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND CRITICAL FLAW SIZES OF MONOLITHIC AND COMPOSITE CERAMIC MATERIALS
    Table 10 : PROPERTIES OF MONOLITHIC CERAMICS AND CERAMIC COMPOSITES
    Table 11 : THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF VARIOUS ZIRCONIAS
    Table 12 : HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC COATING MATERIALS AND GENERAL APPLICATIONS
    Table 13 : REPRESENTATIVE FLAME AND PLASMA SPRAYED MATERIALS, MELTING OR SOFTENING TEMPERATURES AND APPLICATIONS
    Table 14 : CERAMIC INSULATORS AND THEIR PROPERTIES
    Table 15 : CERAMIC SUBSTRATE PROPERTIES
    Table 16 : CANDIDATE CERAMIC SUBSTRATE MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS
    Table 17 : DIELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR MULTILAYER CERAMIC CAPACITOR (BARIUM TITANATE-BASED CERAMICS)
    Table 18 : COMPARISON OF FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
    Table 19 : WORLDWIDE MARKETS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC COMPONENTS THROUGH 2018
    Table 20 : WORLDWIDE MARKETS FOR ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 21 : MAJOR SUPPLIERS OF ADVANCED OXIDE CERAMIC POWDERS AND PRODUCTS
    Table 22 : MARKETS FOR CERAMIC SUBSTRATES, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, INSULATORS AND MULTICHIP CERAMIC MODULES, THROUGH 2018
    Table 23 : ALUMINA POWDER CONSUMPTION FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 24 : MARKETS FOR ALUMINA POWDERS FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 25 : MARKETS FOR ALUMINA POWDERS FOR THERMAL SPRAY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 26 : MARKETS FOR OXIDE POWDERS FOR MEMBRANE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 27 : MARKETS FOR OXIDE POWDERS FOR CERAMIC FILTERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 28 : MARKETS FOR OXIDE POWDERS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING CATALYST SUPPORTS THROUGH 2018
    Table 29 : MARKETS FOR ALUMINA POWDERS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 30 : MARKETS FOR ALUMINA POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 31 : BERYLLIA POWDER CONSUMPTION FOR CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 32 : MARKETS FOR ZIRCONIA POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 33 : MARKETS FOR CERAMIC CAPACITORS AND BARIUM TITANATE POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 34 : MARKETS PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC ELEMENTS AND LEAD ZIRCONATE TITANATE POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 35 : TITANATE POWDER CONSUMPTION FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 36 : MARKET FOR HARD FERRITE PERMANENT MAGNETS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 37 : SOFT FERRITE MAGNET MARKET, THROUGH 2018
    Table 38 : CONSUMPTION OF HARD AND SOFT FERRITE POWDERS THROUGH 2018
    Table 39 : CONSUMPTION OF SILICA POWDER FOR CATALYST SUPPORTS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 40 : MIXED OXIDE POWDER CONSUMPTION FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 41 : MARKETS FOR OXIDE CERAMIC POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 42 : SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIERS OF CARBIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS APPLICATIONS
    Table 43 : MARKETS FOR CARBIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 44 : SUPPLIERS OF NITRIDE POWDERS AND NITRIDES FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS APPLICATIONS
    Table 45 : MARKETS FOR SILICON NITRIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 46 : MARKETS FOR ALUMINUM NITRIDE POWDERS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 47 : MARKETS FOR BORON NITRIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 48 : MARKETS FOR NITRIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 49 : SUPPLIERS OF BORIDE POWDERS AND ADVANCED CERAMICS
    Table 50 : MARKETS FOR BORIDE POWDERS FOR ADVANCED CERAMIC APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
    Table 51 : SURFACE AREAS OF SELECTED OXIDE POWDERS
    Table 52 : POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOCERAMIC POWDERS
    Table 53 : SUPPLIERS OF NANOCERAMIC POWDERS AND PRODUCTS
    Table 54 : MARKETS FOR CERAMIC NANOPOWDERS BY APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS TYPES, THROUGH 2018

List of Figures

    Summary Figure : GLOBAL CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED AND NANOSIZED CERAMIC POWDERS, 2012-2018
    Figure 1 : SCHEMATIC OF DC ARC PLASMA FURNACE DEVELOPED BY THE JAPAN NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR METALS
    Figure 2 : LOS ALAMOS RF PLASMA REACTOR
    Figure 3 : PROCESS FLOWCHART FOR EMULSION PROCESS TO PRODUCE BARIUM TITANATE
    Figure 4 : CERAMIC POWDER END-USER INDUSTRIES
    Figure 5 : MARKET FOR ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS BY TYPE OF POWDER, 2012-2018
    Figure 6 : WORLDWIDE MARKET FOR ADVANCED AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS BY TYPE OF END-USE, 2012-2018
    Figure 7 : COMPARISON OF THE CONVENTIONAL SLURRY PROCESS FOR AL2O3 PRODUCTION AND THE PROCESS USING SOLUBLE ALKALI ADDITIVES
    Figure 8 : SCHEMATIC FOR PRODUCTION OF PLASMA DISSOCIATED ZIRCONIA
    Figure 9 : FLOW DIAGRAM OF A SPRAY ROASTER OF THE TYPE USED IN COMMERCIAL FERRITE POWDER PRODUCTION
    Figure 10 : STEPS TO SYNTHESIZE BATIO3
    Figure 11 : PROCESS FLOW FOR A TUNGSTEN CARBIDE FACILITY
    Figure 12 : SOL-GEL SYNTHESIS CHART
    Figure 13 : CERAMIC NANOPOWDER MARKET SEGMENTS, 2012-2018

 

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