The global advanced ceramic additives market size was estimated at USD 573.1 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2023 to 2030. The growing usage of advanced ceramics, especially in medical applications is anticipated to propel the use of additives over the forecast period. Advanced ceramic has emerged as an ideal material to produce medical devices and components. These components require higher tolerances, which can be achieved by the appropriate usage of additives. Thus, growth in the medical devices industry is anticipated to prove beneficial for advanced ceramic additives demand.
The demand for advanced ceramics in the U.S. is primarily driven by the increasing utilization of lightweight materials in automotive, aerospace, and defense applications. Its rising usage in these industries has fueled the use of specific additives in accurate compositions, which help optimize the rheology of catalyst wash coats and increase their viscosity.
Furthermore, growth in the medical industry especially post-COVID-19 emergence has benefitted market growth. The rising demand for high-quality and functional medical devices and equipment safety to meet stringent approval standards and withstand challenges in healthcare practices has augmented the need for reliable materials like advanced ceramics.
A rise in the global geriatric population and increasing awareness regarding new technologies and treatments in developing countries such as India, Thailand, and Indonesia are the key factors expected to play a major role in the growth of the medical industry, which, in turn, is anticipated to propel the demand for advanced ceramics and need for additives over the forecast period.
Despite the growth drivers, fluctuation in raw materials is a major restraint for market growth. For instance, polyacrylate dispersants are widely used in advanced ceramics for deflocculating purposes. However, the fluctuating cost of acrylic acid, which is a key raw material used in the production of polyacrylates, impacts the production and availability of polyacrylate dispersants.
Based on application, the electrical and electronics segment constituted the largest revenue share of over 55.0% in 2022. Advanced ceramics exhibit semiconducting, piezoelectric, and magnetic properties, which has propelled their application in the electrical & electronics industry. They are used in producing spark plugs, capacitors, fixed and variable resistors, inductors, and circuit protection devices in the electrical and electronics industry.
Government support and investments in the electronics industry are expected to contribute to the demand for advanced ceramics over the forecast period. For instance, in May 2021, the state government of Andhra Pradesh in India unveiled its new electronic policy focusing on investments in electronics manufacturing clusters and component manufacturing units.
Automotive is a key application segment of the market. Investments in this industry, especially in electric vehicles, are anticipated to augment demand for advanced ceramics and benefit additives consumption over the forecast period. For instance, in July 2022, VOLVO announced an investment worth EUR 1.20 billion (USD 1.22 billion) to set up a new EV manufacturing plant in SLOVAKIA. The plant is expected to be operational by 2026.
The dispersants segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period, in terms of revenue. Dispersants aid in the dispersing of powdered ceramics in solvents and help in stabilizing the slurry against sedimentation or flocculation. They help in controlling rheology and can reduce agglomeration and aid in narrow particle size distribution and decrease viscosity.
Growing demand for dispersants in advanced ceramics is attributable to low overall costs and growth in end-use industries like electronics and medical. Dispersants reduce water usage and energy costs considerably, which helps in increasing production output. Furthermore, they help in modifying the slurry properties as per customer requirements.
Binders help the ceramic particles to bind together, which ensures high strength. They improve the mechanical strength of bodies, helping them to remain intact without any breakage before they go through the production process. A typical binder comprises polymers and waxes as two major ingredients.
North America accounted for a revenue share of over 35.0% in 2022. Growing investments in boosting advanced ceramics manufacturing are expected to benefit market growth. For instance, in MAY 2021, apple INC. provided funds worth USD 45 million to corning incorporated for enhancing its manufacturing capacity and providing impetus to its R&D activities for new and innovative technologies.
Corning incorporated is a material science technology innovator that produces advanced ceramic substrates and provides precision glass to apple Inc., for the Iphone 12 Lineup. Apple Inc. has invested around USD 450 million in corning incorporated in the past four years to carry out innovations in its ceramic shields.
Asia Pacific accounted for a major revenue share of the market in 2022 owing to its flourishing end-use industries. For instance, in February 2021, Coorstek announced the commencement of the 1st phase of an engineered ceramics production plant in Rayong, Thailand. This was a strategic move in establishing a plant in Asia to cater to growing demand. Such initiatives are expected to increase demand for additives over the forecast period.
The market is extremely competitive due to the presence of numerous players across the globe. Growing demand for advanced ceramics is encouraging market players to expand their portfolio and customer reach. For instance, in April 2023, mills rock advanced material, a subsidiary of mills rock capital, announced the acquisition of Asbury carbons, inc, an advanced materials solution provider. The acquisition was made to expand its business portfolio and investment in advanced materials and additive solutions business owing to growing market opportunities. Some prominent players in the global advanced ceramic additives market include:
Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC
Market size value in 2023
USD 597.0 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 881.8 million
CAGR Of 5.5% From 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Volume in kilotons, revenue in USD million, and CAGR From 2023 to 2030
Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South Africa; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; UK; Russia; China; Japan; India; Brazil; Saudi Arabia
Key companies profiled
BASF; Dow; Evonik Industries; Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.; Solvay; Bentonite Performance Minerals LLC; BOZZETTO Group
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This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, grand view research has segmented the global advanced ceramic additives market report based on product, application, and region:
Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Electrical & Electronics
Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global advanced ceramic additives market size was estimated at USD 573.1 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 597.0 million in 2023.
b. The global advanced ceramic additives market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 881.8 million by 2030.
b. Based on the application segment, electrical & electronics held the largest revenue share of more than 55.0% in 2022 owing to the increasing utilization of advanced ceramics in electronic devices and components.
b. Some of the key vendors of the global advanced ceramic additives market are BASF SE, BOZZETTO GROUP, Dow, Evonik Industries, Wöllner GmbH, and Solvay, among others.
b. Growth in the medical industry and rising demand for materials with technical properties like advanced ceramics are propelling the market growth.
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