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: Jan 12, 2016

This report provides: An industry overview of ceramic coatings delivered by thermal spray, physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and other techniques, including spraying/dipping, sol gel, micro-oxidation, packed diffusion, ionic beam surface treatment and laser-assisted techniques; Information regarding the current size and future growth of the markets for ceramic thermal spray, PVD, CVD and other coatings services; Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2020.

Date of Publication: Jan 5, 2016
Worldwide demand for battery materials is forecast to rise 8.3 percent per year to $46.8 billion in 2019. Continued growth in portable electronics and change in the global motor vehicle industry will not only have a strong impact on the types of battery materials being consumed, but also drive strong growth in battery materials demand in developing countries. The strongest growth will be posted in the Asia/Pacific region, as China further solidifies its position as the largest producer of batteries in the world. Other countries in the region, including South Korea and India, will also register strong growth in demand for battery materials.

Date of Publication: Dec 14, 2015
Electrochromic Glass Becoming a $3 Billion Market by 2020. Electrochromic (EC) glass has built up an established niche market for automotive mirrors, but latest analysis underscores the attractive revenue opportunities for EC glass in smart windows in both architecture and transportation. Much of the revenue generation will come from the mature sector of self-dimming auto mirrors, but the real growth opportunities will be in smart windows for buildings and vehicles, as well as potentially new applications such as lenses for mobile devices.

Date of Publication: Aug 3, 2015

This market research study analyzes the global markets for both AC plastic film and DC plastic film capacitors. For AC film capacitors the study focuses on the global value of demand for small and large can polypropylene dielectric plastic film capacitors, including both dry and oil-filled designs for use in electrical systems (power transmission and distribution capacitors; motor run capacitors, industrial drive capacitors; renewable energy capacitors; power film capacitors; microwave oven capacitors, magnetic ballast capacitors, and specialty power film capacitors. The second part of the study focuses on DC film capacitors for printed circuit board applications in power supply, lighting ballast, and consumer AV applications, and includes value and volume of demand for 5 mm pitch PET film capacitors; AC & Pulse film capacitors, interference suppression film capacitors and PPS, PEN and PET film chip capacitors; as well as specialty film capacitors for consumption in high temperature electronics.

Date of Publication: Jan 12, 2016

This report provides an overview of the global markets for electronic chemicals and materials, covering the entire range of chemicals and materials that are used in the fabrication of ICs and PCBs. The global electronic chemicals and materials market was nearly $22.0 billion in 2014. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from $22.9 billion in 2015 to $30.5 billion by 2020.

Date of Publication: Nov 18, 2015

In this report we identify the opportunities emerging from commercialization of smart textiles. These include textiles that are (1) fabricated from smart materials or (2) utilize sensing devices that are seamlessly integrated into the textile. The smart textile sector has taken off in the past few years, driven by the keen interest in the Internet-of-things (IoT) and enabled by the latest smart materials and powerful sensing devices. This report provides market coverage of the potential for emerging textile products where the textile is rapidly becoming the sensor.  The report also discusses how the latest generation of smart materials is expanding the market for advanced textiles. While the focus of this report is on the opportunity for smart textiles, we also discuss how the sensor industry can benefit from the latest trends in smart textiles and also how the supply chain for smart textiles is evolving.

Date of Publication: Oct 28, 2015
Worldwide demand for permanent mag-nets, which totaled $11 billion in 2014, is forecast to climb 7.3 percent annually through 2019 to $16.2 billion. In volume terms, world magnet sales will expand 4 percent per year to over 1 million metric tons in 2019. Market gains will be driven by increases in durable goods output as economic conditions improve and the overall number of applications for mag-nets rises. The elimination of rare earth export quotas and taxes by the Chinese government in 2015 will also support growth, by helping to ensure that ade-quate raw material supplies are available on a global basis and by further easing pricing pressures following a period during which neodymium and samarium cobalt magnet costs unexpectedly spiked.