High-Performance Ceramic Coatings: Markets and Technologies

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LONDON, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This BCC Research study provides an in-depth analysis of the materials, applications, economics, current markets and trends, and players in ceramics coatings. Forecasts are provided for each major market segment through 2020.

Use this report to:

Learn about the current and potential applications for high-performance ceramic coatings Identify the users of ceramic coating services

Receive information about the current and future market projections for ceramic coatings in their major applications

Gain insight into profiles of current industry players, including suppliers of equipment, consumables, coating service providers and users


The north American market for high-performance ceramic coatings was $1.2 billion in 2014.

This market is expected to reach nearly $1.9 billion from $1.3 billion increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% for the period 2015-2020.

Thermal spray coatings will grow from $695.4 million in 2015 to $1.0 billion in 2020 increasing at a CAGR of 8.6% for the period 2015-2020.

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) as a segment will grow from $260.4 million in 2015 to $377.1 million in 2020 increasing at a CAGR of 7.7% for the period 2015-2020


This report is intended to:

Provide an industry overview of ceramic coatings delivered by thermal spray, physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and other techniques, including spraying/dipping, sol-gel, micro-oxidation, packed diffusion, ionic beam surface treatment and laser-assisted techniques.

Determine the current size and future growth of the North American markets for ceramic thermal spray, PVD, CVD and other coatings services.

Provide a technology overview, including material types, properties and applications for ceramic coatings.

Analyze domestic competition among companies within each of the ceramic coating service segments.

Profile all North American equipment manufacturers, service providers and suppliers of consumables of ceramic thermal spray, PVD, CVD and other coating techniques.

Identify the users of ceramic coating services.


Ceramic coatings constitute a large family of materials with quite diverse compositions and properties. They include compositions based on alumina, alumina-magnesia, chromia, hafnia, silica, silicon carbide, titania and zirconia. Ceramic coatings are generally applied to metal or metallic alloy components, as well as ceramic components.

High-performance ceramic coatings are a special class of ceramics because of their form and the preparation techniques required. However, their uses are diverse, and they exploit a wide range of unique and desirable properties of various bulk ceramics.

Ceramic coatings are generally used for wear- (or erosion-), corrosion- and high temperature-resistant applications. All ceramic coatings deliver some level of performance in each of the three major areas listed above.

The availability and commercialization of high-performance coatings have already changed the internal specification patterns of certain industries, such as cutting tool inserts. The useful life of coated inserts is many times longer than the life of uncoated inserts.

This, in turn, has reduced the cost of cutting tool inserts, while increasing productivity. Similarly, use of ceramic-coated components for aircraft turbine engines has resulted in construction of large aircraft. Currently, auto enthusiasts are coating certain components to improve auto engine performance. In addition, ceramic coatings have made it possible for certain large machine components to be repaired in situ

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