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High Growth Forecasted for the World Boron Nitride & Boron Carbide Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Boron Nitride and Boron Carbide in Metric Tons. The specific product segments analyzed are Boron Nitride, and Boron Carbide. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 29 companies including many key and niche players worldwide 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 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Boron Nitride I-3 
Boron Carbide I-3 


II-A. MARKET ANALYSES, ESTIMATES & PROJECTIONS 

1. Market Trends II-1 
Consumption to Witness Consistent Growth II-1 
CBN and Other Materials on an Uptrend II-1 
Growing End-Use Demand Drives Market II-2 
Table 1: Comparative Analysis of Filler Properties (BN, 
Al2O3, AlN, Fused SiO2) II-2 
CBN Abrasive-A Perfect Choice for Grinding Wheels II-2 
CBN and Diamond Replace Aluminium Oxide Tools II-3 
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) II-3 
Boron Nitride Nanotubes vs. Carbon Nanotubes II-3 
Pyrolytic Boron Nitride Replacing Quartz Crystal II-3 
Newer Applications of BN Coatings II-4 
Comparative Analysis of Types of BN Coatings Based on Various 
Parameters II-4 
A Synoptic Review of Application of Boron Nitride Coatings in 
Various Industries II-4 
(h) BN Powder Widely Applied as an Additive II-5 

2. Product Overview II-6 
Boron II-6 
Overview II-6 
Table 3: US Market for Boron (2005): Percentage Share of 
Boron Consumption by End Use Segment - Glass and Ceramics, 
Soaps and Detergents, Fire Retardants Agriculture and Others 
(In terms of Volume) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 
Boron Nitride II-6 
Product Description II-6 
Features II-7 
Production Process II-7 
End Use Applications II-8 
Table 4: World Boron Nitride Market (2005): Percentage Share 
of Boron Nitride Powder Consumption by Application Area - 
TiB2/BN Composites, Paints/ Coatings/Lubricating Agents, 
Break rings, Refractory Applications, HIPed shapes, Cubic 
Boron Nitride and Electronic Applications (In terms of 
Volume) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 
Cubic Boron Nitride II-9 
Product Description II-9 
Properties II-10 
Applications II-10 
Investment Costs II-11 
Alternatives and Combinations II-11 
The 'Plasticky' Generation II-11 
Product Segments II-12 
Table 5: Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron 
Nitride (CBN) II-12 
Hexagonal Boron Nitride II-13 
Table 6: Comparative Analysis of Ceramics used in 
Electronics based on Various Parameters II-13 
Hot-Pressed Boron Nitride II-13 
Features II-13 
Applications II-14 
Wurtzite Boron Nitride II-14 
Pyrolytic Boron Nitride II-14 
Comparative Analysis of Hexagonal BN and Cubic BN II-15 
Boron Carbide II-15 
Product Description II-15 
Properties II-15 
Production Process II-16 
Features II-16 
Applications II-16 
Table 7: Service Life of Nozzles Made using Different 
Materials (In hours) II-17 
Ceramics II-17 
Other Applications II-17 
Boron Based Materials II-18 
Features of Boron Based Ceramics II-18 
Process of Borodizing II-18 
Pricing and Production II-18 

3. Recent Industry Activity II-19 
Ceradyne Acquires EaglePicher Boron II-19 
Sumitomo Acquires Major Stake in Master Tool II-19 
Apollo Management Buys Out GE Advanced Materials II-19 
Ceradyne, Inc. Partners with Alcan Inc. II-19 
Lianyungang Zhaoling Abrasives Establishes New Plant in China II-19 
GE Advanced Materials Introduces Unique Boron Nitride (BN) 
Spray Coating II-20 
SDK Develops largest sintered compacts of CBN II-20 
Ceramic Protection Corp. Bags Contract from US Armor Integrator II-20 
GE Advanced Materials Receives NSF certification for Boron 
Nitride Powders II-20 
Denki Kagaku Expands Boron Nitride Capacity II-20 
Ceradyne Completes Acquisition of ESK Ceramics II-20 
Talon Inks a Deal with BNFL II-21 
GE Advanced Materials - Quartz Ohio Facility Receives Quality 
Certification II-21 

4. Technology Developments II-22 
New Process Improves Relative Density & Ballistic Performance 
of Boron Carbide Armor II-22 
CBN Films for Advanced Machining II-22 
Mass Selected Ion Beam Deposition II-22 
New Technique Increases Yield of Nanotubes II-23 
BN Films Over Carbon Fibers II-23 
Spherical Boron Nitride - Better Composite Materials II-23 
New Boron Nitride Processing Technique II-23 
BN Nanotubes Strengthen Coatings II-24 
New Process Optimizes CBN Film Synthesis II-24 
New Compound to Replace CBN II-24 

5. Focus on Select Companies II-25 
Ceradyne Inc (US) II-25 
ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-25 
Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan) II-25 
Electro Abrasives Corporation (US) II-26 
H.C. Starck Gmbh & Co KG (Germany) II-26 
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (US) II-26 
Mudanjiang Jingangzuan Boron Carbide Co., Ltd (China) II-26 
Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp (US) II-27 
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd (Japan) II-27 
Showa Denko KK (Japan) II-28 
Sumitomo Electric Hard Metal Corp. (Japan) II-28 
Washington Mills Electro Minerals Company (US) II-28 

6. Global Market Perspective II-29 
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 
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29 

Table 9: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29 

Table 10: World 10-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 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-30 

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 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31 

Table 12: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31 

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Boron Nitride by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32 

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 2000 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33 

Table 15: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33 

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Boron Carbide by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 
2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34 


II-B. FOCUS ON SELECT REGIONS WORLDWIDE 

1. The United States II-35 
Market Analysis II-35 
Table 17: 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 2000 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 

Table 18: US Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 

Table 19: US 10-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 
2003, 2008 & 2012 II-36 

2. Japan II-37 
Market Analysis II-37 
Table 20: 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 
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37 

Table 21: Japanese Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38 

Table 22: Japanese 10-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 2003, 2008 & 2012 II-38 

3. Europe II-39 
Market Analysis II-39 
Table 23: 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 
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39 

Table 24: European Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40 

Table 25: European 10-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 2003, 2008 & 2012 II-40 

4. Rest of World II-41 
Market Analysis II-41 
Table 26: 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 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-41 

Table 27: Rest of World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 

Table 28: Rest of World 10-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 2003,2008 & 2012 II-42 


III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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