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Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide

Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide in Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Boron Nitride, and Boron Carbide. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 26 companies including many key and niche players such as Ceradyne, Inc., Element Six, Diamond Innovations, ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co., KG, Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co., Ltd., The ILJIN Diamond Co., Ltd., Momentive, Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide Co., Ltd, Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd, Showa Denko KK, Tomei Diamond Co.,Ltd., and Washington Mills Electro Minerals Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

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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
    • Boron Nitride
    • Boron Carbide

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Market: A Review
  • Trends in a Capsule
  • CBN and Other Materials on an Uptrend
  • Growing End-Use Demand Drives Market
    • Table 1: Comparative Analysis of Filler Properties (BN, Al2O3, AlN, Fused SiO2)
  • CBN Abrasives to Climb Growth Ladder as Grinding Usage Soars
  • CBN and Diamond Replace Aluminum Oxide Tools
    • Table 2: Knoop Hardness of Tooling Materials such as Diamond, Cubic Boron Nitride, Vanadium Carbide, Silicon Carbide, Aluminum Oxide, Tungsten Carbide, Hard Steel HRC 65 and Soft Steel HRB 85 - (In x 103 ) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Boron Nitride Nanotubes vs. Carbon Nanotubes
  • Boron Nitride Injects Fresh Optimism into Cancer Treatment
  • Graphene-Boron Nitride Suturing Ushers in Breakthrough Technology for Electronics
  • Boron Carbide Dazzles on the Pyrotechnics Landscape
  • Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Replacing Quartz Crystal
  • Newer Applications of BN Coatings
    • Comparative Analysis of Types of BN Coatings Based on Various Parameters
    • A Synoptic Review of Application of Boron Nitride Coatings in Various Industries
  • (h) BN Powder Widely Applied as an Additive
  • Global Boron Reserves and Production
    • Table 3: World Boron Market (2011): Reserves in Thousand Metric Tons for Turkey, US, Russia, Chile, China, Peru, Argentina, and Iran (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 4: World Boron Production (All Forms): Breakdown by Major Producing Country/Region for the Years 2010 and 2011 (In Thousand Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: World Boron Nitride Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Boron Nitride Powder Consumption Volume by Application Area - TiB2/BN Composites, Paints/Coatings/Lubricating Agents, Break Rings, Refractory Applications, HIPed shapes, Cubic Boron Nitride, and Electronic Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Boron
  • Overview
  • Boron Nitride
  • Product Description
  • Features
  • Production Process
  • End Use Applications
  • Cubic Boron Nitride
    • Product Description
      • Properties
    • Applications
    • Investment Costs
    • Alternatives and Combinations
    • The 'Plasticky' Generation
    • Product Segments
    • Table 6: Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride
    • Table 7: Comparative Analysis of Ceramics used in Electronics based on Various Parameters
    • Hot-Pressed Boron Nitride
    • Features
    • Applications
  • Wurtzite Boron Nitride
  • Pyrolytic Boron Nitride
    • Comparative Analysis of Hexagonal BN and Cubic BN
  • Boron Carbide
  • Product Description
  • Properties
  • Production Process
  • Features
  • Applications
    • Table 8: Service Life of Nozzles Made using Different Materials (In hours)
    • Ceramics
    • Other Applications
  • Boron Carbide Nanoparticles Offer Multi-Pronged Benefits
  • Boron Based Materials
  • Features of Boron Based Ceramics
  • Process of Borodizing
  • Pricing and Production

3. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Simplified Process Developed for h-BN Production
  • New Process Improves Relative Density & Ballistic Performance of Boron Carbide Armor
  • CBN Films for Advanced Machining
  • Mass Selected Ion Beam Deposition
  • New Technique Increases Yield of Nanotubes
  • BN Films Over Carbon Fibers
  • Spherical Boron Nitride - Better Composite Materials
  • New Boron Nitride Processing Technique
  • BN Nanotubes Strengthen Coatings
  • New Process Optimizes CBN Film Synthesis
  • New Compound to Replace CBN

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS

  • Nevada Thermal Spray Includes Boron Carbide in Product Line
  • Aremco Products Unveils Pyro-PaintTM 634-BN Boron Nitride Coating
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Introduces Combat(r) Boron Nitride
  • Aremcolox Products Unveils Aremcolox(tm) 502-1600-94 Boron Nitride Ceramic
  • Industrial Supply Launches Boron Carbide Sandblasting Nozzles
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Launches New Range of Products
  • Momentive Performance Materials to Introduce New Personal Care Products
  • Duralor Rolls Out TuffTek(r)
  • Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation to Launch CBN Grade "BN7500"
  • Momentive Performance Materials Unveils Velvesil FX Gel
  • GE Advanced Materials Introduces Unique Boron Nitride (BN) Spray Coating
  • SDK Develops largest sintered compacts of CBN

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Merck Inks Agreement with ESK Ceramics to Market Boroneige Functional Fillers
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Expands Application of CarboTherm Boron Nitride Thermal Management Powders
  • NTT Basic Research Laboratories Employs Hexagonal Boron Nitride Layers to Produce Nitride LED
  • Caltech Consortium to Study Boron Carbide Ceramides for U.S. Army Applications
  • Kennametal Sintec Keramik and Morgan Technical Ceramics Ink Distribution Agreement
  • ESK Ceramics Obtains FDA Clearance for BORONID(r) Boron Nitride Powder
  • Duralor to Establish R&D and Manufacturing Facility
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramics Announces NSF Certification for IDEALUBE(r)
  • Talon Composites Ships MMC to British Nuclear Fuels
  • Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation Sets Up New Sales Company in Mexico
  • First Nano Supplies ET3000-BN Chemical Vapor Deposition System to Brookhaven National Laboratory

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • Ceradyne, Inc. (US)
  • Element Six (Luxembourg)
  • Diamond Innovations (USA)
  • ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan)
  • H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co., KG (Germany)
  • Henan Huanghe Whirlwind Co., Ltd.
  • The ILJIN Diamond Co., Ltd
  • Momentive (US)
  • Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide Co., Ltd (China)
  • Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp. (US)
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan)
  • Showa Denko KK (Japan)
  • Tomei Diamond Co.,Ltd
  • Washington Mills Electro Minerals Company (US)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: World Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: World Historic Review for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World Historic Review for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • End-Use Scenario
    • Table 18: US Market for Boron Compounds (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Major End-Use Segments - Glass and Ceramics, Bleach, Detergents and Soaps, Agriculture, Enamel and Glazes, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Initiative
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 19: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: The US Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: The US 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 22: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: Japanese Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 25: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: European Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: European 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Market for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • China - Boron Carbide Powder Industry
    • Select Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 28: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: Rest of World Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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