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Chemical and Materials Silicon Nitride Market

The market of silicon nitride is projected to grow at a CAGR 6.19% rate during the forecast period. Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is an inorganic, non-metallic compound of silicon and nitrogen. It is used as a ceramic material across various end-use industries such as solar photovoltaic, automotive, general industrial, aerospace, and medical among. It is preferred over other advanced ceramics as it possesses the properties of resistance against abrasion, corrosion, and other chemicals.


Silicon nitride has wide range of application in medical industry such as manufacturing of surgical screws, plates, and bearings for prosthetic hips, knee joints, and dental implants. Silicon nitride composites are also used in cervical spacers and spinal fusion devices. It is biocompatible, bioactive, bacterial resistant, and shows excellent bone affinity. The market for silicon nitride in the medical industry is in the nascent stage and is expected to grow at significantly faster rate in the coming years.


On the basis of type, Sintered silicon nitride (SSN) is projected to be at the leading position during the forecast period. SSN exhibits properties such as high-temperature strength, offers resistance to thermal shock, oxidation, creep resistance, good fracture toughness, and excellent wear resistance. Glow plugs components in diesel engines, pre-combustion chambers, turbochargers, rocker arm pads in spark ignition engines, etc. are some of the growing applications of SSN.


APAC is the largest market silicon nitride, and is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. China accounted for the largest market share in the region, followed by Japan, South Korea, and India in the year 2021. China is projected to be the fastest growing country, in terms of consumption, between 2021 and 2026. Automotive industry is the major end-use segment for silicon nitride. Growing innovation and the rising demand for improved products in the end-use industries are driving the use of silicon nitride in the region.


UBE (Japan), Denka (Japan), AlzChem (Germany), H.C. Starck (Germany), Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Advanced Materials Co. Ltd (China), and Vesta Si (Sweden). The leading players for the fabrication of silicon nitride are 3M (US), CeramTec (Germany), Kyocera Fine Ceramics (Japan), Morgan Advanced Ceramics (UK), Toshiba (Japan), Rogers Corporation (US), and CoorsTek (US) are the key players in the silicon nitride market.


Key Questions Addressed by the Report

  • What are the global demand trends for silicon nitride? Will the market witness an increase or decline in demand in the coming years?
  • What is the estimated demand for silicon nitride? Which type is used the most in end-use industries?
  • What were the revenue pockets for the silicon nitride market in 2017?
  • What are the upcoming technologies/product areas that will have a significant impact on the market in the future?
  • Who are the major silicon nitride manufacturers, globally?


  1. Introduction
  2. Market Definition
  3. Study Scope
  4. Study Period
  5. Market Stakeholders
  6. Research Methodology
  7. Secondary Research
  8. Primary Research
  9. Research Design
  10. Data Validation
  11. Limitations and Assumptions
  12. Market Dynamics
  13. Drivers
  14. Use of Silicon Nitride as an Alternative in the End-Use Industries
  15. Challenges
  16. Decline in Fossil Fuel-Based Vehicles
  17. Effect of Chinese Pv Market Impacting the Global Solar Photovoltaic Cell Manufacturing
  18. High Manufacturing Cost
  19. Opportunities
  20. Use of Silicon Nitride in the Medical Industry
  21. Adoption of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  22. Executive Summary
  23. Silicon Nitride Market, By Type
  24. Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN)
  25. Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride (HPSN)
  26. Sintered Silicon Nitride (SSN)
  27. Others
  28. Silicon Nitride Market, By End-Use Industry
  29. Automotive
  30. Photovoltaic
  31. General Industry
  32. Aerospace
  33. Medical
  34. Others
  35. Silicon Nitride Market, By Region
  36. North America
  37. US
  38. Canada
  39. Mexico
  40. APAC
  41. China
  42. Japan
  43. South Korea
  44. India
  45. Rest of APAC
  46. Europe
  47. Germany
  48. France
  49. UK
  50. Sweden
  51. Rest of Europe
  52. Rest of World
  53. Company Profiles
  54. Silicon Nitride Powder Manufacturers
  55. UBE
  56. Denka
  57. Alzchem
  58. C. Stark
  59. Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Advanced Materials
  60. Vesta Si
  61. Fabricators of Silicon Nitride
  62. 3M
  63. Ceramtec
  64. Kyocera Corporation
  65. Morgan Advanced Materials
  66. Toshiba
  67. Rogers Corporation
  68. Coorstek


*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis



  1. Conclusion and Recommendations
  2. Appendix
  3. About
  4. Related Reports
  5. Glossary



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