Transparent Ceramics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Structure (Crystalline and Non-crystalline), Material (Sapphire, Yttrium Aluminum Garnet, Aluminum Oxynitride, Yttria-stabilized Zirconia, Spinel, and Other Materials), Application (Aerospace and Defense, Mechanical and Chemical, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Energy, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Transparent Ceramics Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >11 %
Transparent Ceramics Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The market for transparent ceramics is expected to expand at a CAGR of more than 11% during the forecast period. Increasing demand in the aerospace and defense sector is one of the major factors driving the market studied.

  • The high cost of transparent ceramics is likely to hinder the growth of the market.
  • Increasing demand in the medical sector is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries, such as China and India.

Scope of the Report

The transparent ceramics market report includes:

Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG)
Aluminum Oxynitride
Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)
Other Materials
Aerospace and Defense
Mechanical and Chemical
Consumer Goods
Other Applications
South Korea
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Aerospace and Defense Sector

  • Currently, transparent ceramics are largely used in the aerospace, military vehicles, and defense sector.
  • Properties, such as high-strength, stiffness, resistance to chemical and heat, etc., make these ceramics ideal for application in the defense and security sector.
  • Transparent ceramics are lighter than most metals and stable at temperatures substantially above high-grade technical plastics. As a result of these and other properties, structural ceramic applications include thermal protection systems in rocket exhaust cones, insulating tiles for the space shuttle, missile nose cones, and engine components.
  • Sapphire is the most commonly used ceramic material in the aerospace sector, including the advanced optical domes, transparent armor, and conformal optical windows, owing to its properties, such as abrasion resistance, high operating temperature, and high strength.
  • Increasing demand and production of new aircraft in the sector is likely to drive the growth of the market.
  • The defense and security industry are growing, owing to the need for security across the world.
  • Moreover, countries such as the United States, China, Russia, and India have increased their defense spending, which may accelerate the consumption of transparent ceramics over the forecast period.
Transparent Ceramics Market Key Trends

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • In terms of defense spending, the Asia-Pacific region consists of four of the top 10 countries. The spending has been increasing in recent years, owing to the rise in terrorism and an urge to dominate the region.
  • In terms of defense spending, China falls behind the United States. Rising security threats are expected to increase the national spending on defense, which may, in turn, directly affect the market, positively, during the forecast period.
  • Additionally, the Indian government announced an increase of over INR 3 lakh crore, for the fiscal year 2019-2020, in its interim budget. Additionally, with an aim to boost India's defense production, the country has planned to manufacture 200 helicopters with Russian collaboration, for the intensification and diversification of their strategic ties.
  • Therefore, with the increasing demand and government initiative in various sectors in the region, the demand for transparent ceramics will surge during the forecast period.
Transparent Ceramics Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The transparent ceramics market is fragmented. Some of the key players operating in the market studied include CeramTec, Koninklijke Philips NV, CoorsTek KK, and General Electric, Saint-Gobain Group, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Accelerating Usage in Optics and Optoelectronics

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand in the Aerospace and Defense Sector

      3. 4.1.3 Advanced Ceramics Increasingly Replacing Plastics and Metals

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Structure

      1. 5.1.1 Crystalline

      2. 5.1.2 Non-crystalline

    2. 5.2 Material

      1. 5.2.1 Sapphire

      2. 5.2.2 Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG)

      3. 5.2.3 Aluminum Oxynitride

      4. 5.2.4 Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ)

      5. 5.2.5 Spinel

      6. 5.2.6 Other Materials

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Aerospace and Defense

      2. 5.3.2 Mechanical and Chemical

      3. 5.3.3 Healthcare

      4. 5.3.4 Consumer Goods

      5. 5.3.5 Energy

      6. 5.3.6 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia & New Zealand

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 AGC Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 CeramTec GmbH

      3. 6.4.3 CeraNova

      4. 6.4.4 Cilas

      5. 6.4.5 Coorstek KK

      6. 6.4.6 General Electric

      7. 6.4.7 Deisenroth Engineering GmbH

      8. 6.4.8 II-VI Optical Systems

      9. 6.4.9 Konoshima Chemicals Co. Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Koninklijke Philips N.V.

      11. 6.4.11

      12. 6.4.12 Saint-Gobain Group

      13. 6.4.13 SCHOTT AG

      14. 6.4.14 Surmet Corporation

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Demand in the Medical Sector

    2. 7.2 Increasing Usage in Housing Applications

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Transparent Ceramics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Transparent Ceramics Market is growing at a CAGR of >11% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

CeramTec, Koninklijke Philips NV, CoorsTek KK, General Electric, Saint-Gobain Group are the major companies operating in Transparent Ceramics Market.

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