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Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Superhard Materials Market

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World Superhard Materials Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Superhard Materials in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond, and CBN/PCBN. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 143 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Abrasive Technology Ltd., Ceradyne Inc., ESK, COI Ceramics Inc., Dennis Tool & Supply Co., Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH, Diamond Boart, Electro Abrasives Corp., Element Six, H.C. Starck Inc., Kennametal Inc., Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., MorganTechnicalCeramics, Mudanjiang Jingangzhuan Boron Carbide, Novatek Inc., Precorp Inc., Sandvik Tooling, Diamond Innovations, Inc., Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp., Norton, Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp., US Synthetic Corp., Warren/Amplex Superabrasives, and ZYP Coatings Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


SUPERHARD MATERIALS MCP-2657 
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 
Cemented Carbides I-3 
Tool Steels I-4 
Ceramics I-4 
Diamonds I-4 
CBN/PCBN I-5 

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Overview II-1 
Introduction II-1 
Super Alloys II-1 
Superhard Tools II-1 
Superhard Materials -Room for Further Technological Innovations II-2 

2. Trends & Issues II-3 
Low Wage Countries Gear up with Higher Growth II-3 
New Tools to Decrease Production Time by Virtue of Superhard 
Materials II-3 
CBN Demand Surging through Technological and Application 
Advances II-3 
Diamond- Still the Most Preferred One for Harsh Conditions II-4 
North America- Unchallenged Leader in Ceramic and Diamond Sector II-4 
Powdered Materials - Issue of Concern for Health and 
Environment Authorities II-5 

3. Market Analysis II-6 
Current & Future Analysis II-6 

4. Product Overview II-7 
Hardness - The Core Concept II-7 
Superhard Materials: An Introduction II-7 
Product Segments II-7 
I. Cemented Carbides II-7 
Physical Properties II-7 
Production Process II-7 
Applications II-8 
Quality of a Cemented Carbide Tool II-8 
Types of Carbide Cutting Tools II-8 
Carbide Cutting Tools II-8 
Coated Carbides II-8 
CVD Vs. PVD II-8 
Advantages II-9 
Manufacturing Capacity II-9 
Cemented Tungsten Carbide II-9 
Categories of Tungsten Carbide II-9 
Category 1 II-9 
Category 2 II-10 
Category 3 II-10 
Binder Systems II-10 
Carbides: Driving the Tungsten Market II-10 
II. Tool Steels II-10 
Introduction II-10 
Types of Tool Steels II-10 
High-Speed Tool Steels II-10 
Hot-Work Tool Steels II-11 
Cold-Work Tool Steels II-11 
Shock-Resistant Tool Steels II-11 
Mold Steels II-11 
Special-Purpose Tool Steels II-11 
Water-Hardening Tool Steels II-11 
Tailored for Application II-11 
Welding of Tool Steels II-11 
III. Ceramics II-12 
Introduction II-12 
Characteristics of Ceramics II-12 
Categories of Ceramics II-12 
Traditional Ceramics II-13 
Advanced Ceramics II-13 
Design of Advanced Ceramics II-13 
Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics II-13 
Types of Advanced Ceramics II-14 
Structural Ceramics II-14 
Ceramic Coatings II-14 
Monolithic Ceramics II-15 
Engineered Ceramic Composite Materials II-15 
Refractories II-15 
Ceramic Matrix Composites II-15 
Typical applications of CMCs II-16 
Ceramic Fibers and Coatings II-16 
Key Developments in Advanced Ceramics II-17 
Near Net Shape Technique Reducing Manufacturing Costs II-17 
Trends and Issues II-17 
Rising Demand for Ceramic Armor Fueling Structural 
Ceramics Sales II-17 
Advanced Ceramics to Prove Advantageous in Aluminum 
Production II-17 
Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics in Chemical 
Processing Reactors II-18 
Silicon-Nitride Ceramic Ball Bearings Outlast 
Conventional Steel Bearings II-18 
IV. Diamonds II-18 
Diamond: The Hardest Natural Material II-18 
Properties of Diamond II-18 
Price Vs. Quality II-19 
Production of Diamonds in the World II-19 
Table 1: Major Producers in the Global Diamond Market 
(2004): Annual Production in US$ Billion for Select 
Region/Country - Botswana, Russia, Canada, South Africa, 
Namibia, and Australia (includes corresponding 
graph/chart) II-19 

Table 2: Major Producers in the Global Diamond Market 
(2002 - 2005): Annual Production in Million Carats for 
Select Region/Country - Botswana, Russia, Canada, South 
Africa, and Australia (includes corresponding graph/chart) II-20 

Table 3: Global Diamond Market (2006): Annual Production 
in Million Carats by Largest Mine, Location, and Owning 
Company (includes corresponding graph/chart) II-20 
Applications II-21 
Industrial Diamonds II-21 
Diamond: Product Segments II-21 
Natural Diamond II-21 
Properties of Natural Diamond: II-21 
Categorization of Natural Diamonds II-21 
Natural Diamond Categories II-22 
Natural Industrial Diamonds II-22 
A Historic Review II-23 
Synthetic Industrial Diamonds II-23 
Process of Manufacture II-23 
Major Product Categories II-24 
Product Description: Synthetic Industrial Diamonds II-24 
End-Use Applications II-24 
Synthetic Industrial Diamonds: End Use Applications (By 
Category) II-25 
Synthetic Industrial Diamonds Production II-25 
Table 4: World Synthetic Diamond Market (2005): Percentage 
Share of Leading Producers of Synthetic Industrial Diamond 
by Country- United States, Russia, South Africa, Ireland, 
Japan, Belarus, China, Sweden, Ukraine and France 
(includes corresponding graph/chart) II-25 
Natural Vs. Synthetic Diamonds: A Comparative Study II-25 
Diamond Thin Films II-26 
Properties of Diamond Thin Films II-26 
Process of Manufacture II-26 
Types of Diamond Thin Films II-26 
Major End-Use Applications II-26 
End-Use Applications II-27 
End Use of Industrial Diamonds Based on Grit Sizes II-27 
Diamond Supply Chain II-27 
Supply Limited to a Consortium of Market Primes II-27 
Rough Diamonds Expected to Lead the Market II-27 
Artificial Diamonds Steal the Show II-27 
V. Cubic Boron Nitride II-28 
Cubic Boron Nitride: Product Segments II-28 
Mono crystalline Cubic Boron Nitride II-28 
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) II-28 
Product Analysis: PCBN Products II-29 
Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) Thin Films II-29 
Manufacturing Procedures II-29 
Electron Beam Evaporation Technique (Through Hot Filament 
Usage) II-29 
Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MO-CVD) Technique II-29 
Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique II-29 
Microwave Plasma Assisted Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor 
Deposition (MP-MO-CVD) II-29 
Major End-Use Applications II-30 
Materials Recommended for Cutting with Cubic Boron Nitride 
(CBN) II-30 
Productivity Compresses Cost Issues II-30 
Maintenance is Low for PCBN Tools II-31 
CBN Plated Wheels II-31 
Swift Following II-31 
The Coolant Factor II-32 
CBN Wheel Vs Commodity Wheel II-32 
Plastic Wheels: CBN Feeling the Pinch II-32 
CBN Wheels Market II-33 

5. Recent Industry Activity II-34 
BRC Diamond Buys Diamond Core Resources II-34 
Morgan Crucible to Acquire Two Technical Ceramics Businesses II-34 
Vaaldiam Buys Major Stake in Great Western Diamonds Corp. II-34 
3M Snaps Up Diamond Productions II-34 
Ceradyne Acquires EaglePicher Boron II-34 
Edelstahl Witten-Krefeld Merges with Edelstahlwerke Sudwestfalen II-34 
Element Six completes its acquisition of Barat Carbide Group II-34 
Sandvik Tooling Acquires Diamond Innovations II-35 
Kennametal Acquires Purity Metal Holdings II-35 
Kennametal Acquires Federal Signal's Cutting Tool Business II-35 
Schmolz & Bickenbach Acquires Finkl & Sons II-35 
Voestalpine Acquires Bohler Uddeholm II-35 
Sumitomo Subsidiary Buys a Stake of 75% in Master Tool Corp II-35 
H.C. Starck Enters into Tantalum Purchasing Deal II-35 
Bayer Sells H.C. Starck II-36 
Hunan Nonferrous Metals to Transfer its Stake in Two Units II-36 
Hunan Nonferrous Metals to Sell its Stakes for 2.0 billion Yuan II-36 
Sandvik to Expand Indian Business II-36 
Kennametal Acquires Sintec II-36 
Element Six Acquires Majority Stake in Diamond Plant II-36 
3M Acquires General Industrial Diamond II-37 
Sandvik AB Discontinues Production Operations II-37 
Seco Tools Announces Closure of Carbide Manufacturing Unit in 
the US II-37 
Lianyungang Zhaoling Abrasives Commences Production Activities II-37 
Hitachi Metals Establishes Tool Steel Sales Subsidiary in China II-37 
Swiss Steel AG Acquires Edelstahl Witten- Krefeld GmbH II-38 
Kennametal Acquires Extrude Hone Corp II-38 
Grant Prideco Inc. Acquires Diamond Products International Inc . II-38 
Ceradyne, Inc. Acquires ESK II-38 
Grant Prideco Buys Diamond Manufacturing Business of Novatek 
International II-38 
Dover Corporation Acquires US Synthetic Corporation II-38 

6. Product Launches/Innovations II-39 
Lach Diamant Launches New Grinding Products II-39 
Sandvik Coromant Introduces the Coropak Range II-39 
Morgan Electro Ceramics Launches New Piezoelectric Components II-39 
Kyocera Develops CVD Coated Carbide Cutting Tools II-39 
Morgan Advanced Ceramics Launches Pyrolytic Boron Nitride II-39 
Emuge Expands Cutting Tools Product Line II-39 
Showa Denko K.K. Introduces Sintered Compacts of Cubic Boron 
Nitride II-40 
Kyocera Introduces New Micro-Grain CBN Cutting Tool Grades II-40 
Ringwood Diamond Material Technologies Develops DiaCom II-40 
Element Six Unveils New Line of Synthetic Diamond Nozzle II-40 
Element Six Augments New Grade of Pollycrystalline Cubic 
Boron Nitride II-41 
Kyocera Introduces CVD-Coated Cutting Tools II-41 
Element Six Augments Syndite PCD Cutting Tool Product Line II-41 
Kyocera Unveils Two KBN-Series Cutting Tools II-41 
Abrasive Technology Unveils New Diamond Tools II-41 
Kyocera Corporation Releases BB Chipbreaker II-41 
Kyocera Introduces New Cutting Tools with Enhanced Properties II-41 

7. Focus on Select Players II-42 
Abrasive Technology Ltd. (US) II-42 
Ceradyne Inc. (US) II-42 
ESK (US) II-42 
COI Ceramics Inc. (US) II-42 
Dennis Tool & Supply Co. (US) II-43 
Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany) II-43 
Diamond Boart (An Electrolux Unit) (Sweden) II-43 
Electro Abrasives Corp. (US) II-44 
Element Six (UK) II-44 
H.C. Starck Inc. (US) II-44 
Kennametal Inc. (US) II-45 
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (US) II-45 
MorganTechnicalCeramics (US) II-45 
Mudanjiang Jingangzhuan Boron Carbide (China) II-46 
Novatek Inc. (US) II-46 
Precorp Inc. (US) II-46 
Sandvik Tooling (Sweden) II-47 
Diamond Innovations, Inc. (US) II-47 
Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp. (US) II-47 
Norton (US) II-48 
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp. (Japan) II-48 
US Synthetic Corp. (US) II-48 
Warren/Amplex Superabrasives (US) II-48 
ZYP Coatings Inc. (US) II-49 

8. Global Market Perspective II-50 
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Superhard Materials by Geographic Region - North America, 
Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-50 

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Superhard Materials 
by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-51 

Table 7: World Historic Review for Superhard Materials by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-51 

Table 8: World 15-Year Perspective for Superhard Materials by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-52 

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Cemented Carbides by Geographic Region - North America, 
Europe and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with 
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 
2010 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-53 

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Cemented Carbides by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-53 

Table 11: World Historic Review for Cemented Carbides by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-54 

Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for Cemented Carbides by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-54 

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Tool Steels by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-55 

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Tool Steels by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-55 

Table 15: World Historic Review for Tool Steels by Geographic 
Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding 
graphs/chart) II-56 

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Tool Steels by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for 
North America, Europe and Rest of the World Markets for Years 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-56 

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Ceramics by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual 
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-57 

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Ceramics by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-57 

Table 19: World Historic Review for Ceramics by Geographic 
Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding 
graphs/chart) II-58 

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Ceramics by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North 
America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 
and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-58 

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Diamonds by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest 
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-59 

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Diamonds by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-59 

Table 23: World Historic Review for Diamonds by Geographic 
Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding 
graphs/chart) II-60 

Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Diamonds by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North 
America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 
2008 and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-60 

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
CBN/PCBN by Geographic Region - North America, Europe and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-61 

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for CBN/PCBN by 
Geographic Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) II-61 

Table 27: World Historic Review for CBN/PCBN by Geographic 
Region - North America, Europe and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding 
graphs/chart) II-62 

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for CBN/PCBN by Geographic 
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North 
America, Europe and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 
2008 and 2012 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) II-62 

III. MARKET 

1. North America III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Overview on Canadian Diamond Market III-1 
Northwest Territories: Primary Beneficiary of Canadian 
Diamonds III-1 
Import and Export Scenario III-2 
Silicon Carbide III-2 
Silicon Carbide (Sic) Cutting Tools become the Rage III-2 
Diamond III-2 
Natural Industrial Diamond Market III-2 
End-Users III-2 
Import-Export Scenario III-3 
Table 29: US Natural Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Imports of Natural Industrial Diamond Stones in Thousand 
Carats by Country - Botswana, Namibia, Russia, Ghana, 
India, Australia, Belgium, and Others (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-3 

Table 30: US Natural Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Imports of Natural Industrial Diamond Stones in US$ 
Thousand by Country - Botswana, Russia, Namibia, Ghana, 
Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, India, and Others 
(includes corresponding graph/chart) III-3 
Exports of Industrial Diamond III-4 
Natural Industrial Diamond III-4 
Table 31: US Natural Diamond Market (2004): Exports of 
Natural Industrial Diamond Stones in Thousand Carats by 
Country - Hong Kong, Belgium, and Canada (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-4 

Table 32: US Natural Diamond Market (2004): Exports of 
Natural Industrial Diamond Stones in US$ Thousand by 
Country - Hong Kong, Belgium, and Canada (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-4 

Table 33: US Natural Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Re-Exports of Natural Industrial Diamond Stones 
in Thousand Carats by Country -Belgium, Japan, Hong 
Kong, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Switzerland, United 
Kingdom, and Other (includes corresponding graph/chart) III-5 

Table 34: US Natural Diamond Market (2004): Annual 
Re-Exports of Natural Industrial Diamond Stones in US$ 
Thousand by Country -Belgium, Japan, United Kingdom, 
United Arab Emirates, Republic of Korea, Israel, Hong 
Kong, Canada, India, Germany, Taiwan, Switzerland, and 
Other (includes corresponding graph/chart) III-5 
Industrial Diamond Powder, Dust & Grit III-6 
Table 35: US Industrial Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Exports of Natural Industrial Diamond Powder, Dust 
& Grit in Thousand Carats by Country - Switzerland, 
Japan, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Mexico, United 
Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Spain, and Other (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-6 

Table 36: US Industrial Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Exports of Natural Industrial Diamond Powder, Dust 
& Grit in US$ Thousand by Country - Switzerland, Japan, 
Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Singapore, 
Malaysia, United Kingdom, and Other (includes 
corresponding graph/chart) III-6 
Synthetic Diamonds III-7 
Table 37: Industrial Diamond Market in United States 
(2001-2004): Production of Industrial Synthetic Diamond 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-7 

Table 38: US Industrial Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Exports of Synthetic Industrial Diamond Powder, 
Dust, and Grit in Thousand Carats by Country - Ireland, 
Japan, Republic of Korea, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, 
Brazil, Thailand, India, Singapore, United Kingdom, 
Taiwan, Germany, and Other (includes corresponding 
graph/chart) III-7 

Table 39: US Industrial Diamond Market (2004 & 2005): 
Annual Exports of Synthetic Industrial Diamond Powder, 
Dust, and Grit in US$ Thousand by Country - Ireland, 
Japan, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, 
Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, 
India, Germany, and Other (includes corresponding 
graph/chart) III-8 
Advanced Ceramic Coating Market in North America III-9 
Table 40: High Performance Ceramic Coating Market in 
North America (2004): Percentage Breakdown by Type - 
Thermal Spray, CVD, PVD and Other (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) III-9 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-9 
Product Launches III-12 
Select Players III-13 
Abrasive Technology Ltd. (US) III-13 
Ceradyne Inc. (US) III-13 
ESK (US) III-13 
COI Ceramics Inc. (US) III-13 
Dennis Tool & Supply Co. (US) III-14 
Diamond Innovations, Inc. (US) III-14 
Electro Abrasives Corp. (US) III-14 
H.C. Starck Inc. (US) III-14 
Kennametal Inc. (US) III-15 
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (US) III-15 
MorganTechnicalCeramics (US) III-15 
Novatek Inc. (US) III-16 
Precorp Inc. (US) III-16 
Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics Corp. (US) III-17 
Norton (US) III-17 
US Synthetic Corp. (US) III-17 
Warren/Amplex Superabrasives (US) III-17 
ZYP Coatings Inc. (US) III-18 
B.Market Analytics III-18 
Table 41: North American Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment- 
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and 
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales 
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-18 

Table 42: North American Long-term Projections for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment- Cemented Carbides, Tool 
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 
2011 through 2015 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-19 

Table 43: North American Historic Review for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool 
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 
1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-19 

Table 44: North American 15-Year Perspective for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value 
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, 
Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for years 1998, 2008 and 2012 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-20 

2. Europe III-21 
A.Market Analysis III-21 
Current & Future Analysis III-21 
Russia: Leading Producer of Diamonds III-21 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-21 
Product Launches III-22 
Select Players III-23 
Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH (Germany) III-23 
Diamond Boart (Electrolux) (Sweden) III-23 
Element Six (UK) III-24 
Sandvik Tooling (Sweden) III-24 
B.Market Analytics III-25 
Table 45: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Superhard Materials by Product Segment- Cemented 
Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in 
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) III-25 

Table 46: European Long-term Projections for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment- Cemented Carbides, Tool 
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) III-26 

Table 47: European Historic Review for Superhard Materials 
by Product Segment - Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, 
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 
1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-26 

Table 48: European 15-Year Perspective for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of 
Value Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, 
Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for years 1998, 2008 and 2012 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-27 

3. Rest of World III-28 
A.Market Analysis III-28 
A Brief Overview of Select Regions III-28 
Japan III-28 
Import and Export Scenario III-28 
Table 49: Japanese Market for Industrial Diamonds: Annual 
Imports and Exports in US$ Million for Years 2003 & 2004 III-28 
Rest of Asia-Pacific III-28 
Table 50: Diamond Market in Asia-Pacific (2004): Annual 
Production Figures in Million Carats for Select Country - 
Australia, China, Indonesia, and India III-29 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-29 
Product Launches III-30 
Select Players III-32 
Mudanjiang Jingangzhuan Boron Carbide (China) III-32 
Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp. (Japan) III-32 
B.Market Analytics III-33 
Table 51: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Superhard Materials by Product Segment- 
Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and 
CBN/PCBN Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in 
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) III-33 

Table 52: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment- Cemented Carbides, Tool 
Steels, Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets 
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ 
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (Includes 
corresponding graphs/chart) III-34 

Table 53: Rest of World Historic Review for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment-Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, 
Ceramics, Diamond and CBN/PCBN Markets Independently 
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 
1991 through 2000 (Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-34 

Table 54: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Superhard 
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value 
Sales for Cemented Carbides, Tool Steels, Ceramics, 
Diamond, and CBN/PCBN for years 1998, 2008 and 2012 
(Includes corresponding graphs/chart) III-35 

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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