Global Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market: Overview
Nanostructured ceramic materials is a type of nanoparticle composed of ceramics. Nanostructured ceramic materials are generally classified as inorganic, heat-resistant, nonmetallic solids made of both metallic and nonmetallic compounds. The first nano-ceramic material was formed in 1980 using sol-gel method. The sol-gel method was later replaced with the sintering method in the early 2000s. Nanotechnology has transformed technologies and materials across a wide range of industries. By enabling manufacturers to fine-tune and modify material structures at the nanoscale level, nanotechnology makes it possible to achieve specific end-properties. In order to modify the chemical and physical properties of end-products, the ceramic industry has experienced significant demand for nanostructured ceramic powders. By using of nanostructured ceramic properties such as hardness, fracture toughness, flexural strength, and resistance to wear and aging are improved in the end product.
A key advantage of Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market is that these materials can be tailored according to the needs of end-users by selecting specific materials and processes. Nanomaterials have highly specific surface area and they provide structural benefits as compared to conventional micro-structured materials. Some of the enhanced characteristics of components, devices and coatings made of Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market are better electrical conductivity, higher strength, lighter weight, and enhanced durability. Advanced synthesis technologies that are capable of retaining properties of nanomaterials in ceramics enable manufacturers to produce high value end products. However, availability and accessibility to Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market is the key challenge faced by the nanostructured ceramic materials industry.
Global Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market: Key Segments
Based on synthesis technology, the nanostructured ceramic materials market can be classified into solid phase techniques, liquid phase techniques, and gaseous phase techniques. Solid phase techniques include high energy ball milling techniques. Liquid phase techniques include sol-gel and chemical precipitation technique. Gaseous phase techniques include thermal plasma synthesis which is a promising technique for large-scale industrial application. Emulsion Detonation Synthesis (EDS) is a type of gaseous phase technique which is being widely used. Due to wide application of EDS, it is positioned in the separate high pressure category.
On the basis of application, the nanostructured ceramic materials market can be divided into aerospace, biomedicine, electronics, and coating industries. The nanostructured ceramic materials market is in the nascent stage. Various applications of Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market are being explored in different industries. Scratch resistant lenses are an innovative product developed with the help of nanostructured ceramic material.
On the basis of geography, the nanostructured ceramic materials market can be segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (MEA). Europe and North America are the major markets for nanostructured ceramic materials. Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as a leading market for nanostructured ceramic materials during the forecast period. Latin America exhibits significant potential for the nanostructured ceramic materials market. Middle East & Africa market is expected to develop with the innovation in the use of Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market.
Global Nanostructured Ceramic Materials Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the nanostructured ceramic materials market are Innovnano – Materiais Avançados, SA, RUSNANO, Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc., CeramTec GmbH, Morgan Advanced Materials Plc, KYOCERA Corporation, and Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.