Table of Contents
1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Technical Ceramics Compete Head on with Lightweight Metals and Polymers
1.5 Technical Ceramics Face Stiff Competition from Metals and Polymers
1.6 Ability to Cater to Multiple Industries is the Main Driver for Technology Adoption

2.0 Technology Overview
2.1 Functional Attributes Coupled with Manufacturing Demand Increases the Adoption Potential of Technical Ceramics
2.2 Oxide Ceramics and Non-Oxide Ceramics are Most Widely Used
2.3 Silicate Ceramics Finds Adoption Potential due to its Dielectric Properties
2.4 USPTO Leads in Patent Filings for Silicate Ceramics
2.5 Adoption of Non-Oxide Technical Ceramics Focused in the Energy and Aerospace Sectors
2.6 Patenting Trends for Non-Oxide based Technical Ceramics are Driven by Increasing Adoption in the Energy Sector
2.7 Oxide-based Technical Ceramics is Characterized With a High Elastic Modulus
2.8 China Dominates the IP Filings Related to Oxide-based Technical Ceramics
2.9 Piezo-based Technical Ceramics can be Adopted Easily for Complex Geometries
2.10 Piezo-Based Ceramics Find Major Adoption as Actuators in Electronics Applications
2.11 Nanoceramic Coatings have the Highest Adoption Potential in the Aerospace Sector
2.12 Manufacturing Technique of Technical Ceramics is Dependent on the Scale of Production
2.13 Injection Molding is one the Most Adopted Manufacturing Techniques
2.14 Technical Ceramics Caters to a Myriad of Industries
2.15 Automotive and Industrial are Considered as Key Application Sectors
2.16 Metals and Mining Industry Focuses on Pulsation Equipment and Extrusion Components with Technical Ceramics
2.17 Piezoceramics Dominate the Electro-ceramic Materials Segment
2.18 Healthcare Industry Demands Bio-active Ceramics with Better Durability and Lifespan
2.19 Defense and Mobility Industry Seek Technical Ceramics for Lightweighting and Wide Temperature Bandwidth
2.20 Energy and Environment Focuses on the Ionic Conductivity Characteristic of Technical Ceramics
2.21 Ceramics in the Automotive Industry Find Significant Adoption in Refinish Coatings
2.22 Industrial and Textiles are Other Key Applications Areas

3.0 Competitive Assessment
3.1 Industry Participants Focus on Delivering Technical Ceramic Components of Complex Geometric Shapes
3.2 Innovators Focus on Developing New Materials with Multifunctional Properties
3.3 Research Organizations Focus on Modifying Existing Materials to Provide New Attributes
3.4 Patent Filings Related to Technical Ceramics Predominantly Focuses on Electronics Applications
3.5 National Natural Science Foundation of China Leads in Funding Research Projects on Technical Ceramics

4.0 Companies to Watch
4.1 Morgan Advanced Materials, UK
4.2 CeramTec GmbH, Germany
4.3 CoorsTek, Inc., US
4.4 Kyocera, Japan
4.5 Rauschert Steinbach GmbH, Germany

5.0 Future Prospects
5.1 Prioritization of Applications
5.2 Criteria Definitions
5.3 Priority Values of Level 0
5.4 Priority Values of Level 1
5.5 Priority Values of Alternatives
5.6 Energy, Electronics and Mining are the Key Applications for Technical Ceramics Globally

6.0 Growth Opportunities
6.1 Growth Opportunities: Technical Ceramics
6.2 Growth Opportunities: The Four Major Prospects
6.3 Strategic Imperatives: Critical Success Factors

7.0 Appendix
7.1 AHP Level 0 and Level 1 and Alternatives Priority Values

8.0 Key Contacts
8.1 Select List of Industry Contacts
8.1 Select List of Industry Contacts (continued)
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