The ceramic matrix composites market is projected to reach USD 7.51 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 9.65%, from 2016 to 2026. The demand for light weight and high-performance ceramic matrix composites in automotive and aerospace & defense applications is propelled by regulatory norms emphasizing on the use of light weight and fuel efficient materials
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Browse 84 market data tables and 44 figures spread through 140 pages and in-depth TOC on “Ceramic Matrix Composites Market by Matrix Type (Oxide/Oxide, SiC/SiC, Carbon/Carbon), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy & Power, Electrical & Electronics), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026”
Carbon/Carbon ceramic matrix composites comprise a major share in the ceramic matrix composites market in terms of value and volume
Carbon/Carbon (C/C) ceramic matrix composites have the largest market share and are projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the global ceramic matrix composites market. There is a high demand for C/C ceramic matrix composites for wide body commercial aircraft.
C/C ceramic matrix composites are considered as material of choice for braking systems in aerospace and automotive industry, due to their low weight, high friction and temperature resisting properties.
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In the automotive applications, it is majorly used in the brake systems of luxury and sports cars. In addition to this, the mass production of ceramic matrix composites using carbon fibers leads to lower prices of carbon/carbon ceramic matrix composites, which makes it a popular commercial choice over other matrix composites.
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Ceramic matrix composites are extensively used in the aerospace & defense application
Owing to their high strength and light weight, a majority of the ceramic matrix composites are used to make exterior aerospace & defense components such as exhaust nozzle, nose cap and engines. Therefore, major companies operating in ceramic matrix composites are expanding their production facilities to meet increasing demand for ceramic matrix composites from aircraft manufacturers.
North America accounts for a major market share of the ceramic matrix composites market
North America accounted for the largest market share in ceramic matrix composites, globally, in 2015. The growth of the ceramic matrix composites market in this region is driven mainly by growing the aerospace & defense industry on account of low interest rates, presence of established ceramic matrix composites players, and stringent environmental regulations emphasizing on the use of lightweight and fuel-efficient materials.
Major industry leaders in ceramic matrix composites have announced significant investments for construction of new manufacturing facilities to develop next generation gas turbine engines to meet demand for greater fuel efficiency in aviation propulsion. For example, General Electric Company has orders for more than 6,000 new LEAP gas turbine engine units which are made from ceramic matrix composites.
Rolls Royce and Boeing/ATK-COIC are also anticipating similar investments in the U.S. to produce ceramic matrix composites’ components for gas turbine engines.
These investments in the U.S. are expected to further boost the ceramic matrix composites market in North America.
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Some of the key global players in the ceramic matrix composites market are General Electric Company (U.S.), Rolls-Royce Plc. (U.S.), SGL Group (Germany), COI Ceramics (U.S.), United Technologies (U.S.), CeramTec (Germany), Lancer Systems(U.S.), CoorsTek (U.S.), Applied Thin Films (U.S.), Ultramet (U.S.) and others.
These players have adopted various organic and inorganic developmental strategies during the past five years.
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