The Global Ceramic Coatings Thermal Spray Market will grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the period 2014-2019
Alumina, chromia, titania, and zirconia are the main materials used in ceramic coatings thermal spray technology. The technology can be applied using various processes, including flame spray, spray fusing, wire arc, plasma spray, and HVOF. The technology finds extensive usage in various industrial and commercial segments, including the Aerospace and Automotive, Construction, Corrosion Protection, Electronics, and Oil and Gas segments.
The increased demand for the ceramic coatings thermal spray in ESC manufacturing, owing to its ability to efficiently counter the complex geometric shapes of the work-pieces, is the major trend being witnessed in the market.
According to the report, the growing demand for titania, in the form of titanium dioxide, is one of the major drivers of the market. It is increasingly being used for coating applications in various industrial segments because of its superior thermal transfer capability and excellent insulating properties.
Further, the report states that the increased use of liquid coatings technology as a replacement for ceramic coatings thermal spray technology is one of the major challenges faced by the vendors in the market. The popularity of liquid coatings technology is rapidly increasing because of its superior efficiency and better deposition angles.