Reportlinker Adds Global Metal Matrix Composites Industry

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Metal Matrix Composites Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Metal Matrix Composites in US$ Million and Thousands of Pounds (lbs) by the following Product Segments: Aluminum Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix Composites, Refractory Metal Matrix Composites, and Other Metal Matrix Composites. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, 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 80 companies including many key and niche players such as 3A Composites, 3M Company, ADMA Products, Inc., Aerospace Metal Composites Limited, Alcoa Inc., Alloytic Co. Ltd., Ametek Specialty Metal Products, Brush Engineered Materials Inc., Ceradyne, Inc., CPS Technologies Corporation, Ceramic Protection Corporation, Composite Technology Corporation, DWA Aluminum Composites, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Electrovac AG, FMW Composite Systems, Inc., Foster-Miller, Inc., Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Metal Matrix Cast Composites LLC, MI-Tech Metals Inc, Momentive Performance Materials Inc., N.V. Bekaert S.A., PLANSEE Thermal Management Solutions, Thresher Industries, Inc., and Thermal Transfer Composites LLC. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Metal Matrix Composites 3

Aluminum Matrix Composites 4

Nickel Matrix Composites 4

Refractory Metal Matrix Composites 4

Other Metal Matrix Composites 4

Titanium Matrix Composites 4

Copper Matrix Composites 5

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 6

The Industry 6

Impact of Recession on MMC Markets 6

Future MMC Market Directions 7

MMC - A Current and Future Analysis 8

Regional Perspective 8

Segmental Perspective 8

MMC Market by End-Use Industry 8

The Industrial MMC Market 8

MMC History 9

A Cost Sensitive Industry 9

MMC Issues & Solutions 9

Solutions Related to AMCs 10

High Costs - Biggest Hurdle to MMC Growth 10

The Players - Historic Review 11

Table 1: Global Metal Matrix Composites Market (2006) -

Percentage Market Share of Leading Producers for Alcan

Composites, GE Advanced Ceramics, Plansee Group, Sumitomo,

Lanxide, 3M, Electrovac, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 12

Composite 12

Applications 12

Applications in Railways 12

Matrix 12

Reinforcement 13

Types of Reinforcements 13

Continuous Reinforcement 13

Discontinuous Reinforcement 13

Metal Matrix Composite 13

MMC Classification 14

Continuous MMCs 14

Multifilament MMCs 15

Monofilaments 15

Discontinuous MMCs 15

Particulate MMCs 15

Short Fiber MMCs 16

Whiskers 16

Cermets 16

Metallic Foams 16

Layered MMCs 17

Hybrid Metal Composites 17

Intermetallic Matrix Composites 17

Methods for MMC Fabrication 17

Solid State Method 18

Powder Metallurgy 18

Liquid State Method 18

Physical Vapor Deposition 18

Aluminum Matrix Composites (AMCs) 18

Definition 18

Types of AMCs 19

Continuous Fibre-Reinforced AMCs (CFAMCs) 19

Particle Reinforced AMCs (PAMCs) 19

Whisker- or Short Fibre-Reinforced AMCs 19

Mono Filament Reinforced AMCs 19

AMC Fabrication Methods 20

Solid State Processing 21

Powder Metallurgy 21

Diffusion Bonding 21

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) 21

Liquid State Processing 21

Stir Casting (Vortex Technique) 21

Infiltration Process 22

Spray Deposition/Direct Processing 22

Reactive Processing (In-situ Processing) 22

AMC Applications 22

Applications in the Aerospace Sector 23

Nickel Matrix Composites 23

Refractory Metal Matrix Composites 23

Titanium Matrix Composites 23

TMC Applications 24

Copper Matrix Composites 24

Application Industries of MMCs 24

Aerospace 24

Pre-requisites in the Aerospace Industry 24

Automobile 24

Electronic Packaging 25

Power Transmission 25

Buildings 25

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 27

Materials Engineers at Rice University Develop New Composite

Materials 27

Touchstone Introduces MetPreg® 27

Thresher Industries to Develop Low-Carbon Renewable Heat Sinks

for LED Lighting Market 27

M Cubed Launches Advanced Stiff and Light Metal Matrix Composite 27

Sifco Develops New Process to Brush Plate Cobalt Metal Matrix

Composite 28

CPS Technologies Releases AlSiC Metal Matrix Pin Fin Coolers 28

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A

PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 29

CPS Launches TO-250 Product Suite 29

CPS Develops AlSiC Hermetic Packaging Solutions 29

CPS Unveils AlSiC for Automation of Robotic Arms 29

IKONICS Introduces Metal Matrix Composite 29

Alcoa Develops Aluminum Composite Panel 30

Polymer Nanoparticle for Metal Composite Developed in USA 30

Aluminum Composite Material Manufactured by Japanese Individual 30

Inventors from the US Develop Metal-Carbon Composite Powders 30

Mesoporous Crystalline Alumina Composition Developed by

Michigan Individuals 30

Polymer-Metal Composition Developed 30

Hybrid Composite-Metal Seat Assembly Developed in the US 31

Adal Group Develops New Metal Matrix Composite 31

CPS Releases MMC for Heat Dissipating Uses 31

CPS Releases AlSiC for High LEDs 32

Vykor Offers Composite Materials Solutions 32

Resin-Metal Composite Developed 32

Spain Research Team Develops Metal Matrix Composites 32

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 33

Thresher Industries Inks Marketing Partnership Deal with AFT 33

Edelstahl Witten-Krefeld Merges Operations with Edelstahlwerke

Sudwestfalen 33

Thresher Acquires Talon Composites 33

Thresher Establishes Manufacturing Facility in South Korea 33

CTC Inks Agreement with Far East Composite Technology Company 33

GKN and FMW Bag TMMC Contract from Boeing 34

MMCC Wins Product Development Contract from Army Research

Laboratory 34

Apollo Acquires GE Advanced Materials 34

IKONICS and Roland Sign Distribution Agreement 34

Ceradyne and Alcan Enter into Joint Production and Supply

Agreement 35

CPS Sub-Contracts With 3M in Army Contract 35

Rogers Corp Partners with Thermal Transfer Composites 35

Durabuild Expands Aluminum Composite Unit's Capacity 36

Hampson Industries Takes Over Coast Composites 36

EDO Corp Adds Fiber Innovations 36

LDI Composites Acquires Kadant's Business 36

Owens Corning Expands With Asahi Glass' Acquisition in Asia-

Pacific 36

FMW Bags US Navy Contract 36

TAI Completes Composite Manufacturing Contract 37

Talon and BNFL Extend Alliance 37

MMCC and California University Join Forces for Aluminum

Magnesium Matrix Composite 37

Talon Collaborates with J. E. Access 37

Solidica Joins Hands with the US Army 38

Cymat Obtains Patent for MMC Process in the US 38

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 39

3A Composites (Switzerland) 39

3M Company (USA) 39

ADMA Products, Inc. (USA) 39

Aerospace Metal Composites Limited (UK) 40

Alcoa Inc (USA) 40

Alloytic Co. Ltd. (Korea) 41

Ametek Specialty Metal Products (USA) 41

Brush Engineered Materials Inc (USA) 41

Ceradyne, Inc (USA) 42

CPS Technologies Corporation (USA) 42

Composite Technology Corporation (USA) 42

DWA Aluminum Composites (USA) 43

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany) 43

Electrovac AG (Austria) 44

FMW Composite Systems, Inc. (USA) 44

Foster-Miller, Inc. (USA) 44

Hitachi Metals, Ltd (Japan) 45

Metal Matrix Cast Composites LLC (USA) 45

MI-Tech Metals Inc (USA) 45

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (USA) 46

N.V. Bekaert S.A. (Belgium) 46

PLANSEE Thermal Management Solutions (USA) 46

Thresher Industries, Inc. (USA) 47

Thermal Transfer Composites LLC (USA) 47

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 48

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by Geographic Region - USA,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 48

Table 3: World Historic Review for Metal Matrix Composites by

Geographic Region - USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including

Japan), and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 49

Table 4: World 11-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix Composites

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for USA, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Including Japan), and Rest of

World Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 50

Product Segment Analytics 51

Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by Product Segment - Aluminum

Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix Composites, Refractory Metal

Matrix Composites, and Other Metal Matrix Composites

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 6: World Historic Review for Metal Matrix Composites by

Product Segment - Aluminum Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix

Composites, Refractory Metal Matrix Composites, and Other

Metal Matrix Composites Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 7: World 11-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix Composites

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Aluminum Matrix Composites, Nickel Matrix Composites,

Refractory Metal Matrix Composites, and Other Metal Matrix

Composites for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 53

Analytics by End-Use Industry 54

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites by End-Use Industry - Ground

Transportation, Electronics/ Thermal Management, Aerospace,

Industrial and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in '000 lbs for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 9: World Historic Review for Metal Matrix Composites by

End-Use Industry - Ground Transportation, Electronics/Thermal

Management, Aerospace, Industrial and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 lbs for Years

2001 Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 10: World 11-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix

Composites by End-Use Industry - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Ground Transportation, Electronics/ Thermal

Management, Aerospace, Industrial and Other Markets for 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Industrial Metal Matrix Composites Market 57

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Industrial Metal Matrix Composites by Application -

Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in '000 lbs

for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 57

Table 12: World Historic Review for Industrial Metal Matrix

Composites by Application - Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in '000 lbs for Years 2001 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 13: World 11-Year Perspective for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Industrial Metal Matrix Composites by Application -

Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power Transmission, and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 60

Table 15: World Historic Review for Industrial Metal Matrix

Composites by Application - Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 Through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 16: World 11-Year Perspective for Industrial Metal

Matrix Composites by Application - Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Thermal Processing, Nuclear, Power

Transmission, and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

9. THE UNITED STATES 63

A.Market Analysis 63

Outlook 63

Market Overview 63

B.Market Analytics 64

Table 17: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Metal Matrix Composites Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 18: US Historic Review for Metal Matrix Composites

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2001 Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

10. EUROPE 65

A.Market Analysis 65

Outlook 65

Composite Industry in the UK 65

B.Market Analytics 66

Table 19: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Metal Matrix Composites by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 66

Table 20: European Historic Review for Metal Matrix

Composites by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK &

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 21: European 11-Year Perspective for Metal Matrix

Composites by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK & Rest of Europe

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 68

11. ASIA-PACIFIC 69

A.Market Analysis 69

Outlook 69

India - Composites in Indian Railways 69

B.Market Analytics 69

Table 22: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Metal Matrix Composites Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 23: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Metal Matrix

Composites Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million

for Years 2001 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 70

12. REST OF WORLD 71

Market Analysis 71

Table 24: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Metal Matrix Composites Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 25: Rest of World Historic Review for Metal Matrix

Composites Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million

for Years 2001 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 71

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 80 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 81)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 54

Canada 6

Japan 4

Europe 15

Germany 1

The United Kingdom 7

Rest of Europe 7

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2

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