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U.S. CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED CERAMICS AND NANOSCALE CERAMIC POWDERS TO PASS 2 BILLION POUNDS, $5.

4 BILLION IN 2016 Wellesley, Mass. In a recent release, ADVANCED CERAMICS AND NANOCERAMIC POWDERS (NAN015F) from BCC Research (www.bccresearch.com), U.S. consumption of advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders is estimated at 1.5 billion pounds, with a market value of nearly $3.4 billion in 2011. Those amounts are projected to reach nearly 2 billion pounds and $5.4 billion in 2016, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9%. U.S. consumption of advanced ceramics is expected to be 1.5 billion pounds, with a value of $2.8 billion in 2011, and in 2016 those numbers are projected to reach 2 billion pounds and $4.1 billion, yielding CAGRs of 8.3%. As for nanoceramic powders, their values should surpass $600 million in 2011 and reach nearly $1.3 billion in 2016, a CAGR of 16.4% over the next five years. Advanced ceramics are one of the most important types of advanced materials, an enabling technology critical to a wide range of applications, including structural, electronic, chemical processing, environmental, and thermal spray coatings. Advanced ceramic powders include oxides, carbides, nitrides, and borides. One of the most recent developments in advanced ceramic powders is nanosized ceramic powders, a new and exciting type of material. Nanoceramic powders constitute an important segment of the nanostructured materials market, and are used in an array of applications, including microelectronics, optical, chemical, environmental, and magnetic recording. This report is directed to the various types of companies that are interested in the developments of this field. These include companies involved in the development, manufacturing, and supplying of advanced materials; manufacturers and suppliers of advanced ceramic raw materials and powders; manufacturers of integrated circuits, piezoelectric elements, capacitors, ferrite magnets and magnetic cores, and superconductor wires; chemical companies; and venture capital companies.

SUMMARY FIGURE U.S. CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED AND NANOSIZED CERAMIC POWDERS, 2010-2016 (% OF TOTAL VALUE CONSUMED)

Source: BCC Research Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders (NAN015F) Data and analysis extracted from this press release must be accompanied by a statement identifying BCC Research LLC, 49 Walnut Park, Building 2, Wellesley, MA 02481, Telephone: 866-285-7215; Email: editor@bccresearch.com as the source and publisher, along with report number, which can be found in the first paragraph of this release.