The alumina ceramic market in North America was valued at US$ 1265.0 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,601.6 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2020 to 2027. The growing demand for alumina ceramics in the automotive and medical industries is escalating the Alumina Ceramics market. Alumina Ceramics has high electrical insulation, acid and alkali corrosion resistance, and abrasion resistance. These advanced ceramics are used in a range of fields, including automotive and electronic equipment components. The products based on alumina ceramics, such as ceramic bearings, mechanical seals, valves, and sensors, are used in the automotive sector. Further, alumina ceramics are much more cost-effective and durable than plastics and have found widespread use in the automotive industry, as the advanced manufacturing technologies for the car components need high-quality materials at an affordable cost.
Based on application, the alumina ceramics market is categorized into electronics and semiconductors, energy and power, military and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and others. In 2019, the electronics and semiconductors segment was dominating the North America Alumina Ceramic Market. Alumina ceramic is one of the most widely used advanced ceramic materials and is also an excellent electrical insulator. Alumina ceramic provides a blend of mechanical and electrical characteristics, due to which it can be used for a wide range of applications. Aluminum ceramics are used for interconnectors, resistors, and capacitors in the electronics industry. It is an inexpensive and robust substrate material for hybrid integrated circuits, surface mounting devices, and sensors.
Further, it can also be used for semiconductor applications, including PVD, CVD, and CMP oxide etching, ion implants, and photolithography, to name a few. Furthermore, black alumina ceramic substrates are primarily utilized in semiconductor integrated circuits and electronic products. This is majorly due to the high photosensitivity of the majority of electronic goods. Packaging materials need to have strong light-shield properties to ensure the visibility of the digital display. The use of ceramics decreases the effective weight of assembled electronics, fueling ceramics in the electrical and electronics industries. These factors are responsible for propelling the demand for the alumina ceramic market in the electronics and semiconductor industry.
However, COVID-19 has affected economies and industries in various countries due to travel bans, lockdowns, and business shutdowns. In North America, the US has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases than Mexico and Canada. This is expected to impact the chemical and materials industry in the region. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the supply chain is expected to negatively impact the North America Alumina Ceramics Market.
The overall North America Alumina Ceramics market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the North America Alumina Ceramics market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the North America Alumina Ceramics market. Key players operating in the North America Alumina Ceramics market include Ceramtec; Ferrotec Holdings Corporation; Kyocera Corporation; LSP Industrial Ceramics, Inc; Morgan Advanced Materials ; Saint Gobain S.A.; and Sentro Tech.