Global Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Industry

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Global Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Industry

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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 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 29 companies including many key and niche players such as Ceradyne Inc., ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG, Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Electro Abrasives Corporation, H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co. KG, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide Co. Ltd., Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corporation, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Showa Denko KK, Sumitomo Electric Hard Metal Corp., and Washington Mills Electro Minerals Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

BORON NITRIDE AND BORON CARBIDE MCP-2024

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Boron Nitride 3

Boron Carbide 3

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 4

Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Market: A Review 4

Current & Future Analysis 4

By Region 4

By Product Segment 4

Trends in a Capsule 5

CBN and Other Materials on an Uptrend 5

Growing End-Use Demand Drives Market 5

Table 1: Comparative Analysis of Filler Properties (BN,

Al2O3, AlN, Fused SiO2) 6

CBN Abrasive-A Perfect Choice for Grinding Wheels 6

CBN and Diamond Replace Aluminum Oxide Tools 6

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) 7

Boron Nitride Nanotubes vs. Carbon Nanotubes 7

Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Replacing Quartz Crystal 7

Newer Applications of BN Coatings 8

Comparative Analysis of Types of BN Coatings Based on

Various Parameters 8

A Synoptic Review of Application of Boron Nitride Coatings

in Various Industries 8

(h) BN Powder Widely Applied as an Additive 8

Global Boron Reserves 9

Table 3: World Boron Market (2009): Reserves in Thousand

Metric Tons for Turkey, US, Russia, China, Peru, Argentina,

and Iran (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

End-Use Scenario in the Past 10

Table 4: World Boron Nitride Market (2005): Percentage Share

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) 10

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11

Boron 11

Overview 11

Boron Nitride 11

Product Description 11

Features 12

Production Process 12

End Use Applications 13

Cubic Boron Nitride 14

Product Description 14

Properties 14

Applications 14

Investment Costs 16

Alternatives and Combinations 16

The 'Plasticky' Generation 16

Product Segments 16

Table 5: Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron

Nitride (CBN) 17

Hexagonal Boron Nitride 17

Table 6: Comparative Analysis of Ceramics used in

Electronics based on Various Parameters 18

Hot-Pressed Boron Nitride 18

Features 18

Applications 18

Wurtzite Boron Nitride 19

Pyrolytic Boron Nitride 19

Comparative Analysis of Hexagonal BN and Cubic BN 19

Boron Carbide 20

Product Description 20

Properties 20

Production Process 21

Features 21

Applications 21

Table 7: Service Life of Nozzles Made using Different

Materials (In hours) 22

Ceramics 22

Other Applications 22

Boron Based Materials 23

Features of Boron Based Ceramics 23

Process of Borodizing 23

Pricing and Production 23

4. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS 24

New Process Improves Relative Density & Ballistic Performance

of Boron Carbide Armor 24

CBN Films for Advanced Machining 24

Mass Selected Ion Beam Deposition 24

New Technique Increases Yield of Nanotubes 25

BN Films Over Carbon Fibers 25

Spherical Boron Nitride - Better Composite Materials 25

New Boron Nitride Processing Technique 26

BN Nanotubes Strengthen Coatings 26

New Process Optimizes CBN Film Synthesis 26

New Compound to Replace CBN 26

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 28

Aremcolox Products Unveils Aremcolox™ 502-1600-94 Boron

Nitride Ceramic 28

Industrial Supply Launches Boron Carbide Sandblasting Nozzles 28

Shin-Etsu Chemical Launches New Range of Products 28

Momentive Performance Materials to Introduce New Personal Care

Products 29

Duralor Rolls Out TuffTek® 29

Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation to Launch CBN Grade "

BN7500" 29

Momentive Performance Materials Unveils Velvesil FX Gel 30

GE Advanced Materials Introduces Unique Boron Nitride (BN)

Spray Coating 30

SDK Develops largest sintered compacts of CBN 30

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 31

Kennametal Sintec Keramik and Morgan Technical Ceramics Ink

Distribution Agreement 31

Duralor to Establish R&D and Manufacturing Facility 31

Saint-Gobain Ceramics Announces NSF Certification for IDEALUBE® 31

Talon Composites Ships MMC to British Nuclear Fuels 31

Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corporation Sets Up New Sales

Company in Mexico 32

First Nano Supplies ET3000-BN Chemical Vapor Deposition System

to Brookhaven National Laboratory 32

7. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 33

Ceradyne Acquires EaglePicher Boron 33

Sumitomo Acquires Major Stake in Master Tool 33

Apollo Management Buys Out GE Advanced Materials 33

Ceradyne Partners with Alcan 33

Lianyungang Zhaoling Abrasives Establishes New Plant in China 33

Ceramic Protection Corp. Bags Contract from US Armor Integrator 34

GE Advanced Materials Receives NSF certification for Boron

Nitride Powders 34

Denki Kagaku Expands Boron Nitride Capacity 34

8. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 35

Ceradyne, Inc. (US) 35

ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) 35

Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan) 35

Electro Abrasives Corporation (US) 36

H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co., KG (Germany) 36

Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. (US) 36

Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide Co., Ltd (China) 37

Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp (US) 37

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd (Japan) 37

Showa Denko KK (Japan) 38

Sumitomo Electric Hard Metal Corp. (Japan) 38

Washington Mills Electro Minerals Company (US) 39

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 40

Table 8: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 40

Table 9: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 41

Table 10: World 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 42

Table 11: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 43

Table 12: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 44

Table 13: World 11-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 45

Table 14: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 46

Table 15: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 47

Table 16: World 11-Year Perspective for Boron Carbide by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 48

10. THE UNITED STATES 49

A. Market Analysis 49

Current and Future Analysis 49

End-Use Scenario 49

Table 17: US Market for Boron Compounds (2009): 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) 49

B. Market Analytics 50

Table 18: 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 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Table 19: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 20: US 11-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

2005, 2010 & 2015 51

11. JAPAN 52

Market Analysis 52

Table 21: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 22: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 23: Japanese 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 53

12. EUROPE 54

Market Analysis 54

Table 24: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 25: 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 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 26: European 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015 55

13. REST OF WORLD 56

Market Analysis 56

Table 27: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide - by Product

Segment for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric

Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 56

Table 28: 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 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 29: Rest of World 11-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 2005,2010 & 2015 57

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 29 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 32)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 14

Japan 7

Europe 6

Germany 3

The United Kingdom 1

Rest of Europe 2

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 5

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