Silicon Nitride Market Impacted by COVID-19, Market to Remain Dormant in Near Term, Projects FMI 2022 – 2028

Silicon Nitride (Si3N4), a non-oxide advanced ceramic material characterized primarily by hardness, toughness, high strength, excellent thermal and chemical stability. Silicon nitride possess high temperature strength and excellent thermal shock resistance which makes it ideal for use in gas turbines and automotive engines. Silicon Nitride is mainly used for glow plugs, turbocharger rotors and hot plugs in diesel engines. Silicon nitride also possesses outstanding wear resistance and good electric conductivity.

Increasing environmental concerns and emission regulations for light duty as well as heavy duty vehicles will assist the demand for turbochargers and in turn will push the demand for silicon nitride for the production of turbocharger rotors.

Global Silicon Nitride Market: Dynamics

Sintered silicon nitride is the most suitable material for manufacturing of turbocharger rotor owing to its good mechanical strength at high temperature and light weight. Manufacturers are substituting metal rotor by sintered silicon nitride, resulting in 50% reduction of inertia moment and also improvement of engine response. Thus, consumption of silicon nitride is anticipated to grow at significant pace over the near future. Further, increasing demand for engine downsizing for the optimum vehicle performance is assisting the sales of the turbochargers and in turn driving the growth of global silicon nitride market.

Availability of alternative ceramic materials such as alumina, steatite, zirconia, silicon carbide, etc. is found to be one of the key factor restraining the growth of silicon nitride market over the forecast years. Silicon nitride is difficult to produce as a bulk material as it cannot be heated over high temperature owing to its association to silicon and nitrogen.

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Key manufacturers involved in the production of silicon nitride are found to be involved in the long term distribution agreement for the product with end-users across the globe For instance, in the recent past Amedica Corporation has announced the partnership with Shandong Weigao Orthopaedic Device Company Limited (medical device company based in China). Thus, found to be one of the key trends identified in the global silicon nitride market.

Global Silicon Nitride Market: Market Participants

Some of the key players involved in the global Silicon Nitride market include KYOCERA Corproation, CeramTec, UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Dynamic-Ceramic Limited, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD., Amedica Corporation, CoorsTek Inc., Vesta Ceramics, Denka Company Limited, Panadyne, Reade International Corp., Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Ind. & Tra. Co., Ltd., and others.

The global silicon nitride market is expected to be one of the most consolidated in nature, owing to the presence of small number of players in the manufacturing of silicon nitride.

The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the silicon nitride market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated silicon nitride market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The research report provides analysis and information according to silicon nitride market segments such as geographies, application, and industry.

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various factors on silicon nitride market segments and geographies. 

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Global Silicon Nitride Market: Segmentation 

The global Silicon Nitride market can be segmented on the basis of type, grade, application and end-use industry

Based on the type, the global silicon nitride market can be segmented into

  • Reaction-Bonded Silicon Nitride
  • Sintered Reaction-Bonded Silicon Nitride
  • Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride
  • Pressureless Sintered Silicon Nitride

Based on the grade, the global silicon nitride market can be segmented into

  • Standard Grade
  • High Purity Grade

Based on the application, the global silicon nitride market can be segmented into

  • Reciprocating Engine Components
  • Bearings
  • Metal working tools
  • Electronic Circuit Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices

Based on the end-use industry, the global silicon nitride market can be segmented into

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Medical and Healthcare

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Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current, and projected silicon nitride market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on silicon nitride  market performance
  • Must-have information for silicon nitride market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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