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Superhard Materials

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superhard Materials in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond, and CBN/PCBN. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for North America, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 130 companies including many key and niche players such as Abrasive Technology Ltd., CoorsTek, Inc., Ceradyne Inc., ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, COI Ceramics Inc., Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Diamond Boart S.A, Element Six, H.C. Starck GmbH, Kennametal Inc., Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., Dennis Tool & Supply Co., Morgan Technical Ceramics, Mudanjiang Jingangzhuan Boron Carbide, Novatek Inc., Precorp Inc., Sandvik Tooling AB, Diamond Innovations, Inc., Saint-Gobain S.A., Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., U.S.Electrofused Minerals, Inc., US Synthetic Corp., and ZYP Coatings Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

  • 1. Cemented Carbides
  • 2. Tool Steels
  • 3. Ceramics
  • 4. Diamonds
  • 5. CBN/PCBN

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Super Alloys
  • Superhard Tools
  • Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession
  • Global Outlook
  • Key Market Trends, Drivers & Issues
  • Superhard Materials - Room for Further Technological Innovations
  • Tool Steel Makes a Smart Recovery
  • Advanced Ceramics to Turbo Charge Growth in the World Market
    • Table 1: Global Advanced Ceramics Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Automotive Applications to Regain Poise, Post Recession
  • Diamond Market Recovers from the 2007-2009 Economic Recession
    • Table 2: Global Diamond Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Type - Gem Diamond and Industrial Diamond (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 3: Global Industrial Diamond Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for Synthetic Diamond and Natural Diamond (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 4: Global Diamond Market: Total Spend on Exploration in US$ Million for the period 2007-2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Global Diamond Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Synthetic Diamond Market: An Overview
    • Low Wage Countries Gear up with Higher Growth
    • Process Efficiency Gains Primary Importance
    • CBN Demand Surging through Technological and Application Advances
    • Innovation Drives Superhard Materials Market
    • Powdered Materials Raise Health Concerns
  • Bioceramics: A Key Growth Driver
  • Key Statistical Findings
    • Table 6: Global Production of Nickel (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Global Production of Vanadium (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: Global Production of Chrome (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: Global Production of Tungsten (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: Global Production of Cobalt (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Country/ Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: Global Gem Diamonds Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Production by Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: Global Natural Industrial Diamonds Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Mine Production by Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: Global Synthetic Diamonds Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Production by Country/region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Hardness - The Core Concept
  • Superhard Materials: An Introduction
  • Product Segments
  • I. Cemented Carbides
      • Physical Properties
      • Raw Materials
      • Production Process
      • Applications
      • Quality of a Cemented Carbide Tool
      • Types of Carbide Cutting Tools
      • Carbide Cutting Tools
      • Coated Carbides
      • CVD Vs. PVD
      • Advantages
      • Manufacturing Capacity
      • Cemented Tungsten Carbide
      • Categories of Tungsten Carbide
      • Category 1
      • Category 2
      • Category 3
      • Binder Systems
      • Carbides: Driving the Tungsten Market
  • II. Tool Steels
      • Introduction
      • Types of Tool Steels
      • High-Speed Tool Steels
      • Hot-Work Tool Steels
      • Cold-Work Tool Steels
      • Shock-Resistant Tool Steels
      • Mold Steels
      • Special-Purpose Tool Steels
      • Water-Hardening Tool Steels
      • Tailored for Application
      • Welding of Tool Steels
  • III. Ceramics
      • Introduction
      • Characteristics of Ceramics
      • Categories of Ceramics
      • Traditional Ceramics
      • Advanced Ceramics
      • Design of Advanced Ceramics
      • Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics
      • Types of Advanced Ceramics
      • Structural Ceramics
      • Ceramic Coatings
      • Monolithic Ceramics
      • Engineered Ceramic Composite Materials
      • Refractories
      • Ceramic Matrix Composites
      • Ceramic Fibers and Coatings
      • Key Developments in Advanced Ceramics
      • Near Net Shape Technique Reducing Manufacturing Costs
      • Trends and Issues
      • Rising Demand for Ceramic Armor Fueling Structural Ceramics Sales
      • Advanced Ceramics to Prove Advantageous in Aluminum Production
      • Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics in Chemical Processing Reactors
      • Silicon-Nitride Ceramic Ball Bearings Outlast Conventional Steel Bearings
  • IV. Diamonds
      • Diamond: The Hardest Natural Material
      • Properties of Diamond
      • Price Vs. Quality
      • Applications
      • Industrial Diamonds
    • Diamond: Product Segments
      • Natural Diamond
      • Properties of Natural Diamond:
      • Categorization of Natural Diamonds
      • Natural Diamond Categories
      • Natural Industrial Diamonds
      • End-Use Applications
      • End Use of Industrial Diamonds Based on Grit Sizes
      • Historic Review
      • Synthetic Industrial Diamonds
      • Process of Manufacture
      • Major Product Categories
      • Product Description: Synthetic Industrial Diamonds
      • End-Use Applications
      • Synthetic Industrial Diamonds: End Use Applications (By Category)
      • Natural Vs. Synthetic Diamonds: A Comparative Study
      • Diamond Thin Films
      • Properties of Diamond Thin Films
      • Process of Manufacture
      • Types of Diamond Thin Films
      • Major End-Use Applications
      • Diamond Supply Chain
      • Supply Limited to a Consortium of Market Primes
      • Rough Diamonds Expected to Lead the Market
      • Artificial Diamonds Steal the Show
      • Tableau of Active and Operational Diamond Mines Worldwide
  • V. Cubic Boron Nitride
      • Cubic Boron Nitride: Product Segments
      • Mono crystalline Cubic Boron Nitride
      • Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN)
      • Product Analysis: PCBN Products
      • Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) Thin Films
      • Manufacturing Procedures
      • Electron Beam Evaporation Technique (Through Hot Filament Usage)
      • Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MO-CVD) Technique
      • Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique
      • Microwave Plasma Assisted Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MP-MO-CVD)
      • Major End-Use Applications
      • Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
      • Productivity Compresses Cost Issues
      • Maintenance is Low for PCBN Tools
      • CBN Plated Wheels
      • Swift Following
      • The Coolant Factor
      • CBN Wheel Vs Commodity Wheel
      • Plastic Wheels: CBN Feeling the Pinch
      • Optimos by Saint Gobain Provides Alternative to CBN Wheels
      • CBN Wheels Market

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Introduces Line of High Temperature Bimorph Components
  • Veritas Unveils PM-V11
  • International Mold Steel Introduces P20 Tool Steel
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Expands Machining Capabilities
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities
  • Boustead Holdings to Acquire Majority Stake in Johan Ceramics
  • FLSmidth Takes Over Ludowici Roof Tile
  • Anglo American Acquires Stake in De Beers
  • Cookson Group Takes Over Metallurgica
  • Kajaria Ceramics Takes Over Majority Stake in Vennar Ceramics
  • Hitachi Metals Enters into Collaboration with Gloria Material Technology
  • De Beers Enters into Option and Subscription Agreement with Peregrine Diamonds
  • Centaurus Diamond Technologies Enters into Agreement with Tabco Products
  • Nova Mining Extends Option Agreement with Natural Resources Recovery Guyana
  • Morgan Ceramics Commences Construction of Morgan Ceramics Dalian Facility
  • Kyocera Asia Pacific Inks a Joint-Venture Agreement with CTC
  • Nova Mining Signs Contract with Leassear Enterprises to Increase Industrial Diamonds Sale
  • Carpenter Technology Takes Over Latrobe Specialty Metals
  • MOJE Keramik Opens Small Joint Implants Production Facility at Russia's Tomsk SEZ
  • Enso Holding Makes Significant Investment in Picodeon
  • Ceradyne Acquires Minority Interest in Yamanaka EP Corporation
  • Ceradyne Acquires VIOX
  • Sandvik Takes Over Majority Interest in SHANBAO
  • CoorsTek Completes Acquisition of Saint-Gobain's Advanced Ceramics Business
  • CoorsTek Acquires Advanced Ceramics Facilities of BAE Systems' Vista
  • Xiamen Sanhong and Minmetals Non-ferrous Ink Agreement with Jiangxi Provincial Government

4. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

  • Microbor Nanotech Opens nanoCBN Metal Cutting Tools Facility with RUSNANOCollaboration
  • Carbodeon Inks Partnership and Agency Agreement with Korean Company
  • Duravit India Opens Ceramic Bathroom Fittings Manufacturing Facility in Gujarat
  • Saint-Gobain Divests Advanced Ceramics Business to CoorsTek
  • Krahn Chemie and H.C. Starck Ceramics form Cooperation to Sell Silicon Nitride and Silicon carbide
  • Sandvik to Take Over WBH
  • Erasteel Acquires Steel Service Center from Crucible Materials Corp
  • II-VI Enters into Joint Venture with Sunpower
  • ADT Bags Order for Supply of Diamond Biosensors to Detect Water-Borne Pathogens
  • Duralor to Establish New Nanomanufacturing Facility in the US
  • Carborundum's Chinese Joint Venture to Split
  • Kennametal Divests High Speed Steel Drills and Associated Product Lines

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS

  • Diehl Steel Introduces Accu-SquareTM Process
  • Behringer Saws Extends HBM series with Introduction of HBM540A-SC and HBM440A-SC Bandsaws
  • Saint -Gobain Abrasives Launches Norton Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels
  • Sumitomo Electric to Launch Cemented Carbide Recycling Facility
  • Nippon Koshuha Steel Launches GHX and JHX Plastic Molds
  • Element Six Introduces DIAFILM 200
  • Shapeways Unveils Glazed Ceramics for 3D Prints
  • Mitsubishi Launches Tungsten Manufacturing Facility

6. PRODUCT INNOVATION/ LAUNCH IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER

  • Gemma Introduces Unconventional Innovative 40x80 Size Ceramic Tiles
  • Advanced Diamond Technologies Launches UNCD(r) T30(tm)
  • MTC ElectroCeramics Unveils New Devices for Metering of Utilities
  • ADT Launches World's Smoothest Diamond, UNCD Horizon
  • Sandvik Coromant Launches Tooling Solutions for Slitting and Grooving
  • ADT Introduces Diamond with Electrical Conductivity
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics Unveils PZT-5K-HD Series

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Abrasive Technology Inc. (US)
  • CoorsTek, Inc (USA)
  • Ceradyne, Inc. (US)
  • ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • COI Ceramics, Inc. (US)
  • Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany)
  • Diamant Boart S.A. (Belgium)
  • Element Six (UK)
  • H.C. Starck GmbH (Germany)
  • Kennametal, Inc. (US)
  • Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (US)
  • Dennis Tool & Supply Co. (US)
  • Morgan Technical Ceramics (UK)
  • Mudanjiang Jingangzhuan Boron Carbide (China)
  • Novatek, Inc. (US)
  • Precorp, Inc. (US)
  • Sandvik Tooling AB (Sweden)
  • Diamond Innovations, Inc. (US)
  • Saint-Gobain S.A. (France)
  • Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp. (Japan)
  • U.S.Electrofused Minerals, Inc (USA)
  • US Synthetic Corp. (US)
  • ZYP Coatings, Inc. (US)

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World Historic Review for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Superhard Materials Market by Product Segment
    • Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cemented Carbides by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: World Historic Review for Cemented Carbides by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Cemented Carbides by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tool Steels by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: World Historic Review for Tool Steels by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Tool Steels by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of the World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ceramics by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: World Historic Review for Ceramics by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Ceramics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of the World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Diamonds by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: World Historic Review for Diamonds by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Diamonds by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for CBN/PCBN by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: World Historic Review for CBN/PCBN by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for CBN/PCBN by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Overview of Canadian Diamond Market
      • Northwest Territories: Primary Beneficiary of Canadian Diamonds
      • Import and Export Scenario
  • US Market Analysis
    • Silicon Carbide
      • Silicon Carbide (Sic) Cutting Tools become the Rage
    • Diamond
      • Economic Recession Slows Down Demand for Diamond Products in the US
      • Industrial Diamond Market- In Retrospect
      • Future Prospect for Industrial Diamonds
      • Technological Developments Pave Way for Future Growth
    • End-Users
    • Synthetic Diamonds
    • Table 32: Industrial Diamond Market in the US (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for Natural Diamond and Synthetic Diamond (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Other Statistical Findings
    • Table 33: US Advanced Ceramics Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share of Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launch
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 34: North American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: North American Historic Review for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: North American 11-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launches
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: European Historic Review for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: European 11-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • A Brief Overview of Select Regions
      • Japan
    • Table 40: Japanese Diamond Tools Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Domestic Production Value by Product Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Asia-Pacific
      • Major Active and Operational Diamond Mines in Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Africa
    • Table 41: South Africa: Diamond Mining Methods V/s Costs
      • Tableau of Active and Operational Diamond Mines in Africa
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launches
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 42: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 43: Rest of World Historic Review for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 44: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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