In recent years, technological advancements have paved way for innovative products and growth of various industries. These days industries, such as aerospace, automotive, and medical devices, need materials that are advanced, thereby able to exhibit enhanced features, in order to provide customers with improved products. Owing to this, various industries have now started making use of advanced ceramics, since they are stronger than metals and eco-friendly in nature. These materials further exhibit properties such as chemical inertness, electrical conductivity, physical stability, and extreme resistance to heat. It is because of such properties that advanced ceramics are good alternatives to metals and glass.
As per a report by P&S Intelligence, the global advanced ceramics market
is expected to grow at a significant pace in the years to come. These ceramics are produced by making use of highly purified and refined powders, which, in turn, are made synthetically using chemical reactions or high temperatures. After being sintered and formed properly, these powders make products which are strong and have high abrasion resistance. Advanced ceramics are made up of different materials, such as silicon carbide, alumina, zirconia, and titanite, among which, the demand for alumina ceramics is predicted to be the highest in the coming years.
This is because of the fact that these ceramics have high thermal conductivity and high heat resistance. In addition to this, alumina ceramics also demonstrate mechanical properties, including hardness and high strength, which is why they are widely being utilized in a number of industries. Furthermore, alumina ceramics are biocompatible and have high electrical insulation, owing to which, their demand is expected to increase in the near future. Advanced ceramics are of different types in terms of class, namely ceramic matrix composites, ceramic coatings, and monolithic ceramics, among which, the demand for monolithic ceramics is projected to grow substantially in the near future.
This can be majorly be attributed to their higher thermal resistance in comparison to other types, which is why these ceramics are utilized in applications involving high temperatures. Monolithic ceramics are utilized for manufacturing electronic devices, including laptops and mobile phones. In addition to this, these ceramics are also utilized in the power industry for producing turbine blades. Advanced ceramics are used in a number of industries, namely chemical transportation, medical, defense & security, and electrical & electronics. The medical industry is projected to make the most use of these materials in the coming years.
Advanced ceramics are widely used for the production of medical implants and equipment. Their high stability in sterilization conditions, bioinertness, abrasion resistance, and non-magnetizability make them suitable for use in the medical industry. Geographically, Asia-Pacific emerged as the largest advanced ceramics market in the past, which can be due to the high demand for these ceramics by defense, electrical & electronics, and transportation industries. Within the region, China has been creating the largest demand for advanced ceramics due to high population and rapid industrial growth in the country.
Hence, the demand for advanced ceramics is growing due to technological advancements and high utilization in end-use industries.