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Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide

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 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 34 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
Ceradyne, Inc.
Element Six
ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG
H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co., KG

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

  • Prelude
  • Reviving Economy Signals Optimistic Outlook
    • Table 1: World Real GDP Growth by Country (2012-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Current State of the Manufacturing Industry: Vital for Market Growth
  • CBN: Increasing Use as Diamond Substitute
  • Growing Demand for Super Abrasives Fuelling CBN Market
  • Material Attributes Foster CBN & PCBN Applications
    • Table 2: Comparative Analysis of Filler Properties (BN, Al2O3, AlN, Fused SiO2)
  • CBN Abrasives to Climb Growth Ladder as Grinding Usage Soars
  • Developments in CBN Grinding
    • High Speed Grinding (HSG)
    • Continuous Path Controlled (CPC) Grinding
  • CBN and Diamond Replace Aluminum Oxide Tools
    • Table 3: 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)
  • CBN Films Market: An Overview
  • Metal Cutting Tools: A Key End-Use Market
  • Automotive Industry - A Key Growth Area
    • Table 4: World Passenger Car Production by Geographic Region/Country (2010, 2014 & 2018) (in '000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: World Commercial Vehicles Production by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) (in '000 units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Boron Nitride Nanotubes Vs Carbon Nanotubes
  • Boron Nitride Injects Fresh Optimism into Cancer Treatment
  • Opportunities for Boron Nitride in Electronic Components Market
    • Table 6: Global Market for Electronic Components (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Application Area - Personal Computer, Telecommunication, Consumer, Automotive, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Graphene-Boron Nitride Suturing Ushers in Breakthrough Technology for Electronics
  • Boron Nitride in Cosmetic Products
  • Boron Nitride Nanocage - A High Performance Filter
  • New Boron Carbide Production Method Aims to Lower Production Costs
  • 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
  • BN Powder Widely Applied as an Additive
  • Global Boron Reserves, Production & Demand - An Overview
    • Table 7: Boron Reserves in Major Countries Worldwide (As of 2013) (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: World Boron Production (All Forms): Breakdown by Major Producing Countries for 2012 and 2013 (in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World Boron Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Market (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: World Boron Nitride Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Boron Nitride Powder Consumption Volume by Application Area (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Boron: An Introduction
  • 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 11: Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN)
  • Hexagonal Boron Nitride
    • Table 12: 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 13: 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

3. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS - A GLANCE AT PAST INNOVATIONS

  • 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 INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

  • BNNT, LLC Unveils Boron Nitride Nanotubes
  • Stanford Advanced Materials Introduces PBN
  • American National Carbide Launches CBN Inserts
  • Saint-Gobain Adds Tinted Coatings to Green Combat® Coating
  • Momentive Performance Materials Launches CoolFX™ Hybrid Fillers
  • Graphene Laboratories Expands Product line with TMDs and Boron Nitride
  • EMD Chemicals Launches Boron Nitride Functional Fillers
  • Saint-Gobain Launches Combat® AX15 Boron Nitride
  • Kennametal Introduces KB1630 & KB5625 PCBN Grades
  • Sumitomo Electric Carbide Introduces BN2000 CBN Grade
  • Nevada Thermal Spray Includes Boron Carbide in Product Line
  • Aremco Products Unveils Pyro-Paint™ 634-BN Boron Nitride Coating

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Momentive Performance Materials Collaborates with SpecialChem
  • BNNT Commences Construction of Fibril Boron Nitride Nanotubes Factory
  • University of Nottingham Purchases Veeco Instruments' GENxplor™ R&D MBE systems (UK)
  • Saint-Gobain Develops CarboTherm for Thermoplastic Polymers
  • 3M Acquires Ceradyne
  • Merck Inks Agreement with ESK Ceramics to Market Boroneige Functional Fillers
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Expands Application of CarboTherm Boron Nitride Thermal Management Powders
  • Caltech Consortium to Study Boron Carbide Ceramides for U.S. Army Applications

6. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

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

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 14: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: World Historic Review for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: World Historic Review for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Carbide by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 23: US Market for Boron Compounds (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume by Major End-Use Segments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Product Introductions
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 24: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 25: US Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: US 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 27: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: Japanese Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 30: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: European Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: European 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current and Future Analysis
    • China: An Insight into Boron Carbide Market
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 33: 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 Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 34: Rest of World Historic Review for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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