Global silicon nitride market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period. Silicon nitride is an inorganic, non-metallic compound of silicon and nitrogen. It is used as a ceramic material. It offers excellent resistance against abrasion, corrosion, and most chemicals. Hardness, toughness, high strength, high temperature strength and excellent shock resistance are some other important characteristics possessed by silicon nitride. Silicon nitride is mainly used for glow plugs, turbocharger rotors and hot plugs in diesel engines. It also has outstanding wear resistance and good electric conductivity.

Silicon nitride is the most suitable material for manufacturing of turbocharger rotors. This can be accredited to its light weight and mechanical strength at high temperatures. Substituting metal rotors with silicon nitride reduces inertia movement and improves engine response, thereby fueling the growth of silicon nitride market during the forecast period. Further, rising demand for engine downsizing for the optimum vehicle performance is assisting the sales of the turbochargers, which in turn, is driving the growth of global silicon nitride market.

The global silicon nitride market is segmented based on type, grade, product type, end use, region and company. Based on type, the market can be segmented into Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN), Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride (HPSN), Sintered Silicon Nitride (SSN), and Others. The Sintered Silicon Nitride (SSN) dominates the market owing to its high-temperature strength, superior thermal shock resistance, creep resistance, good fracture toughness, oxidation resistance, and excellent wear resistance. These properties of SSN have increased its demand in a wide range of applications such as, pre-combustion chambers, turbochargers, rocker arm pads in spark ignition engines, and components in exhaust gas control valves. Based on end use, the market can be categorized into Medical & Healthcare, Photovoltaic, Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics and Others. The medical & healthcare sector is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period attributable to the use of silicon nitride for manufacturing surgical screws, plates, and bearings for use in applications such as prosthetic hips, knee joints, and dental implants. The wear resistance properties of silicon nitride make it suitable for use as bearings for hip and knee replacements. Additionally, it is biocompatible, bioactive, bacterial resistant, and shows excellent bone affinity.

Regionally, the silicon nitride market is gaining traction and expanding to various regions including Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, Asia-Pacific region dominates the overall silicon nitride market. Asia-Pacific is followed by Europe, North America, South America and Middle East & Africa.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of global silicon nitride market.
  • To classify and forecast global silicon nitride market based on type, grade, product type, end use, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global silicon nitride market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global silicon nitride market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for global silicon nitride market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in global silicon nitride market.


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Some of the leading players in global silicon nitride market are UBE Industries, Ltd., Denka Company Ltd., AlzChem Group AG,  H.C. Starck GmbH, Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Advanced Materials Co. Ltd, 3M Company, CeramTec GmbH, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, Morgan Advanced Ceramics Plc., Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. and others.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global silicon nitride market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Silicon nitride manufacturers and suppliers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to silicon nitride

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global silicon nitride market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Type:
    • Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN)
    • Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride (HPSN)
    • Sintered Silicon Nitride (SSN)
    • Others
  • Market, By Grade:

o   Standard Grade

o   High Purity Grade

  • Market, By Product Type:

o   Cutting Tools

o   Bearings

o   Engine Components

o   Turbochargers

o   Others

  • Market, By End Use:

o   Medical & Healthcare

o   Photovoltaic

o   Automotive

o   Aerospace

o   Electronics

o   Others

  • Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India 
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Colombia
      • Argentina

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global silicon nitride market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value & Volume

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Type (Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN); Hot Pressed Silicon Nitride (HPSN); Sintered Silicon Nitride (SSN); Others)

5.2.2.     By Grade (Standard Grade; High Purity Grade)

5.2.3.     By Product Type (Cutting Tools; Bearings; Engine Components; Turbochargers: Others)

5.2.4.     By End-Use (Medical & Healthcare; Photovoltaic; Automotive; Aerospace; Electronics; Others)

5.2.5.     By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Index

6.    North America Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value & Volume

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Type

6.2.2.     By Grade

6.2.3.     By End-Use

6.2.4.     By Country (United States; Canada; Mexico and Rest of North America)

6.3.  North America: Country Analysis

6.3.1.     United States Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

6.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.1.2.1.             By Type

6.3.1.2.2.             By Grade

6.3.1.2.3.             By End-Use

6.3.2.     Canada Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

6.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.2.2.1.             By Type

6.3.2.2.2.             By Grade

6.3.2.2.3.             By End-Use

6.3.3.     Mexico Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

6.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.3.2.1.             By Type

6.3.3.2.2.             By Grade

6.3.3.2.3.             By End-Use

7.    Europe Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value & Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Type

7.2.2.     By Grade

7.2.3.     By End-Use

7.2.4.     By Country (France; Germany; UK; Italy; Spain and Rest of Europe)

7.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     France Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Type

7.3.1.2.2.             By Grade

7.3.1.2.3.             By End-Use

7.3.2.     Germany Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Type

7.3.2.2.2.             By Grade

7.3.2.2.3.             By End-Use

7.3.3.     United Kingdom Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Type

7.3.3.2.2.             By Grade

7.3.3.2.3.             By End-Use

7.3.4.     Italy Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Type

7.3.4.2.2.             By Grade

7.3.4.2.3.             By End-Use

7.3.5.     Spain Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Type

7.3.5.2.2.             By Grade

7.3.5.2.3.             By End-Use

8.    Asia-Pacific Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value & Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Type

8.2.2.     By Grade

8.2.3.     By End-Use

8.2.4.     By Country (China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; and Rest of Asia Pacific)

8.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     China Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Type

8.3.1.2.2.             By Grade

8.3.1.2.3.             By End-Use

8.3.2.     India Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Type

8.3.2.2.2.             By Grade

8.3.2.2.3.             By End-Use

8.3.3.     Japan Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Type

8.3.3.2.2.             By Grade

8.3.3.2.3.             By End-Use

8.3.4.     South Korea Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Type

8.3.4.2.2.             By Grade

8.3.4.2.3.             By End-Use

8.3.5.     Australia Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Type

8.3.5.2.2.             By Grade

8.3.5.2.3.             By End-Use

9.    Middle East and Africa Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value & Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Type

9.2.2.     By Grade

9.2.3.     By End-Use

9.2.4.     By Country (UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

9.3.  MEA: Country Analysis

9.3.1.     South Africa Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Type

9.3.1.2.2.             By Grade

9.3.1.2.3.             By End-Use

9.3.2.     Saudi Arabia Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Type

9.3.2.2.2.             By Grade

9.3.2.2.3.             By End-Use

9.3.3.     UAE Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Type

9.3.3.2.2.             By Grade

9.3.3.2.3.             By End-Use

10.  South America Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Type

10.2.2.  By Grade

10.2.3.  By End-Use

10.2.4.  By Country (Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; and Rest of South America)

10.3.              South America: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  Brazil Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Type

10.3.1.2.2.           By Grade

10.3.1.2.3.           By End-Use

10.3.2.  Argentina Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Type

10.3.2.2.2.           By Grade

10.3.2.2.3.           By End-Use

10.3.3.  Colombia Silicon Nitride Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Type

10.3.3.2.2.           By Grade

10.3.3.2.3.           By End-Use

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.  Basic Details

13.2.2.  Financials (As reported)

13.2.3.  Supply Chain Analysis

13.2.4.  Key Market Focus and Geographical Presence

13.2.5.  Planned Investments

13.2.6.  Pricing of Target Products

13.2.7.  Market positioning

13.3.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

13.3.1.  UBE Industries, Ltd

13.3.2.  Denka Company Ltd.

13.3.3.  AlzChem Group AG

13.3.4.  H.C. Starck GmbH

13.3.5.  Yantai Tomley Hi-Tech Advanced Materials Co. Ltd

13.3.6.  3M Company

13.3.7.  CeramTec GmbH

13.3.8.  Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH

13.3.9.  Morgan Advanced Ceramics Plc.

13.3.10. Toshiba materials Co., Ltd.

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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