Advanced Materials

Market research reports provide in-depth analysis of technical products and services related to semiconductor fabrication materials, ceramics, glass, composites, and various materials used in high-technology processing.

Date of Publication: Mar 14, 2016

The global market for metamaterials is expected to grow from $307.7 million in 2015 to roughly $1 billion by 2020, and nearly $2.5 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.4% for the period of 2020-2025. This report addresses the emerging global market for metamaterials, including the classes listed below:

  • Artificial dielectrics
  • Negative refraction media
  • Active terahertz (THz) materials (i.e., metamaterials that respond magnetically to far-infrared or THz electromagnetic radiation)
  • Chiral materials
  • Photonic crystals
  • Superconducting metamaterials
  • Extreme-parameter metamaterials (i.e., metamaterials with internal structures that have been modified or engineered on a molecular or nanoscale level to impart extraordinary strength, flexibility or other characteristics)
  • Acoustic metamaterials

Date of Publication: Mar 1, 2016
The market size of magnetic materials is estimated to have been USD 55.52 Billion in 2014, and is projected to reach USD 96.00 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.6% between 2015 and 2020. In this report, 2014 is considered as the base year and forecast period is 2015–2020. The global magnetic materials market has been segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. Semi-hard magnet is projected to play a key role in fueling the growth of the overall magnetic materials market owing to its unique properties, making it suitable for use in various automotive, electronics, industrial, power generation, and other applications. Semi-hard is the most extensively used magnetic materials owing to global demand for technological systems & devices that are used to develop innovative products. Some of the related products are antitheft articles, electronic systems, automotive devices, and smart electronic bank card.

Date of Publication: Mar 1, 2016
Report analyzes materials used in various structural ceramic application categories and their respective properties, processing technologies, properties and prices in U.S. markets. The qualitative and quantitative judgments in this report make a valuable contribution to the knowledge of advanced structural ceramic materials, components, processing techniques, applications and markets.

Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016
Conductive polymers research report provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, opportunities, challenges and issues, including strategic corporate developments, and product innovations.  The global market for Conductive Polymers (CPs) is projected to exceed US$3.1 billion by 2020, driven by the promised benefits offered by the electrical conductivity, thermal stability and electroactive features of these polymers in diverse application areas ranging from electronics, automobiles, electrical industrial equipment, solar energy to medical devices. The United States represents the largest market worldwide. Asia-Pacific is poised to emerge as the fastest growing region with a CAGR of 8.3%, led by the robust use of CPs in coatings for actuators, batteries, capacitors, solar cells and sensors; rapid industrialization and the ensuing expansion of the manufacturing base; steady automobile production trends; and robust production of electronics against the backdrop of strong appetite for electronic devices.

Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016
Growing Interest in the Physics of Light to Enable Optical Communications Drives Opportunities for Photonic Crystals. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Photonic Crystals in US$ by the following Application Areas: Solar & PV Cells, Displays, LEDs, Optical Fibers, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. 

Date of Publication: Feb 10, 2016

Potential electronics applications of graphene include ultrasmall transistors, superdense data storage, touchscreens and wearable electronics. In the energy field, potential applications include ultracapacitors to store and transmit electrical power as well as highly efficient solar cells. Some researchers argue that the greatest potential for graphene lay in its ability to conduct light as well as electricity. They believe that graphene can improve the efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and aid in the production of next-generation devices like flexible touchscreens, photodetectors and ultrafast lasers.

Date of Publication: Jan 29, 2016
China is the largest producer and exporter of silicon carbide in the world, with the capacity reaching 2.2 million tons, accounting for more than 80% of the global total. In 2014, the total silicon carbide output in China approximated 1.03 million tons, including 670,000 tons of black silicon carbide and 360,000 tons of green silicon carbide, with a very low capacity utilization rate. It is projected that the total output in 2015 would reach 1.2 million tons.